2016 End of the Year Book Survey

December 19, 2016 Year in Review 1

The End of the Year Book Survey is hosted by Jamie and The Perpetual Page Turner. You can read more about the End of the Year Book Survey over at Jamie’s blog, but basically you just answer a bunch of questions about the books you read this year!

2016 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 52
Number of Re-Reads: 1
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary, of course!

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

By Your Side by Kasie West

Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

The Last Star by Rick Yancey. I can’t even with this one.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2016?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Sci-Fi and Fantasy books are hit or miss for me and this one was a huge hit.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2016?

Honestly…. no books were pushed this year.

5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

Best Series – Heartbreaker Bay by Jill Shalvis

Best Sequel – Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper

Best Series Ender – Their Fractured Light by Aimee Kaufman and Megan Spooner

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Jus Accardo. Infinity was such a fun and interesting read. I can’t wait for the next one.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Interference by Kay Honeyman

9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

By Your Side by Kasie West

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

I honestly cannot think of one. Is that bad? I’m just drawing a blank right now.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

The Last Policeman by Ben H Winters

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?

Honestly, I have nothing for this this year. :(

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?

“People’s inability to face up to this thing is worse than the thing, it really is.”

The Last Policeman by Ben H Winters

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Longest – The Angel’s Share – 432 Pages

Shortest – Romancing the Ranger – 152 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

The Last Star by Rick Yancey – and NOT in a good way.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Kate and Hunter from Interference

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Elle, Pru and Willa from the Heartbreaker Bay Series

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

PS I Like You by Kasie West

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?

Finn from Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

Didn’t read one.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Infinity by Jus Accardo

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

No books. I had no feelings this year.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Game On by Michelle Smith

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

There was no soul crushing this year.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

Nil by Lynne Matson

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

The Last Star by Rick Yancey. I RAGED. I will probably continue to rage for some time.

My Bookish/Blogging Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

OMG I am was a terrible blogger this year, I’m not sure I discovered any.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

The Last Star by Rick Yancey

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

The End of the School Year is Here… and I’m a Crying Fool

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

My friend Kate works at the local bookstore and I went to an event she hosted. It was awesome.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?

My book clubs Christmas Party. My book club is awesome and we had such a great time (as always)!

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Top Ten Tuesday * 2017 Releases I’m Looking Forward To

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

All of them!

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

None this year. Man am I lame.

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Other than the Goodreads challenge I did no challenges this year. I’m going to try again in 2017.

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut).

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

I don’t know.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

Blog more! I did not have a good blogging year and that is on me for being a slacker.

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommended To Everyone:

By Your Side by Kasie West

Participating in this survey is one of my favorite things! If you participated please let me know so I can check out your answers!


One Response to “2016 End of the Year Book Survey”

  1. Kate @ Midnight Book Girl

    I know you’re reading year wasn’t as big as it has been in the past, but it’s still impressive! Plus, how did I not realize you read The Last Policeman?

    I laughed out loud when you wrote you had no feelings, and no soul crushing happened. :)

    Aww, that event made my favorite list too! Thanks for showing up, it meant so much to me.

    I am also excited for June and Kenneally’s books! 2017 will be a better book year for both of us- how could it not be with the amazing spreadsheet at our fingertips?