Number Of Books You Read: 415 books Number of Pages: 74,204 pages Genre You Read The Most From: Children's Picture Books
1. Best book you read in 2019?
Moby Dick. Moby Dick and I spent a wonderful month together last year, and I will never forget it.
2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t?
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
4. Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did)?
The Body by Bill Bryson
5. Best book in a series you read in 2019?
The Wicked King
6. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read and greatly enjoyed?
Moby Dick Classics Illustrated Comics
7. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys
18. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?
9. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?
The Night Circus
10. Most thought-provoking / life-changing book of 2019?
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel
11. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read? The Night Circus and The Goldfinch
12. Shortest & longest book you read in 2019?
Shortest book: Where Birdie Lives (14 pages)
Longest book: Don Quixote (1,076 pages)
13. Book that shocked you the most?
Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life
14. Favorite book you read in 2019 from an author you’ve read previously? The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
15. Best book you read in 2019 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure/bookstagram, etc.?
16. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most FUN to read?
The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
17. Book that made you cry in 2019?
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
18. Hidden gem of the year?
Poldark by Winston Graham
19. Most unique book you read in 2019?
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
1. Favorite post you wrote in 2019?
This year I became the host of Sunday Salon. I look forward to the weekend each week, seeing who stops by and links up and leaves a comment, and I love to visit all the blogs I can to see what others are up to. I know there are many other wonderful blogging link-ups out there, and I feel so happy when you choose to stop by and join in the conversation.
2.Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019?
3. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, etc.)?
No way to choose a favorite! I loved Paris in July, the Moby Dick Readalong, Inprint Margaret Root Brown Reading Series, My Own Books Reading Challenge, Dewey's 24-Hour Readathons, Women in Translation Month, Summer #bookaday Challenge, Texas Book Festival, Multicultural Children's Book Day, the Cybils Awards, Texas Library Association Conference, 24 in 48 Readathon, Thankfully Reading Weekend, and Nonfiction November.
1. One book you didn’t get to in 2019 but will be your number one priority in 2020?
War and Peace.
2. Book you are most anticipating for 2020 (non-debut)? Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever
3. 2020 debut you are most anticipating? I'm still waiting for The Queen of Nothing. Sigh.
5. What do you hope to accomplish in your reading/blogging life in 2020? Read and review everything I read in 2020. Read mood-boosting books. Read (eek) War and Peace over the course of a year. Invite more thoughtful readers/bloggers to join Sunday Salon.
Join this year’s hosts Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for our annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was (Estella’s Revenge is taking a hiatus for this year). We have a schedule of topics planned out, so feel free to join in anytime for some or all of the topics. There will also be a link-up on our blogs so that we can all stop by each other’s posts to leave comments, high fives, good vibes and well wishes.