December 30, 2016

2016 End of the Year Book Survey!

So I've been seeing this end of the year survey around this year and I just had to do it. I really wanted to do it last year, but I didn't have the time. The end of the year survey was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. 

Number of Books Read: 142
Number of Re-Reads: 1
Genre You Read the Most From: Young Adult & Mystery/Thriller 

1. Best book you read in 2016? 

Milk and Honey By: Rupi Kaur 

2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more, but didn't? 

Three Dark Crowns By: Kendare Blake. I really expected to love it, but I HATED it and had to DNF. 

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

The Library at Mount Char By: Scott Hawkins. I didn't expect this one to be so unique. 

4. Book you "pushed" the most people to read (and they did)?

I pushed Milk & Honey By: Rupi Kaur on a lot of people. Some people did end up reading it!

5. Best series you started in 2016? Best sequel of 2016? Best series ender of 2016?

The Raven Cycle. The Raven King. The Raven King. LOL! I am so glad I read this series by Maggie Stiefvater this year. 

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016? 

Maggie Stiefvater, Leigh Bardugo, Kim Savage, Louise Stone, and Dawn Kurtagich. Sorry, I couldn't pick just one!

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

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By: Mary Roach 

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

Never out of Sight By: Louise Stone 

9. Book you read in 2016 that you are most likely to re-read next year?

The Princess Saves Herself in This One By: Amanda Lovelace 

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

And I Darken By: Kiersten White and After the Woods By: Kim Savage. 

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Joe Goldberg from You By: Caroline Kepnes. 

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

The Star-Touched Queen By: Roshani Chokshi and The Wrath and the Dawn By: Renee Ahdieh.

13. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2016?

The Collected Poems By: Sylvia Plath 

14. Book you can't believe you waited until 2016 to finally read?

The Raven Boys By: Maggie Stiefvater 

15. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2016?

“We may not get to choose how we die, but we can chose how we live. The universe may forget us, but it doesn't matter. Because we are the ants, and we'll keep marching on.” 
― Shaun David HutchinsonWe Are the Ants

16. Shortest & longest book you read in 2016?

Shortest- The Crown & the Arrow By: Renee Ahdieh 

Longest- The Fireman By: Joe Hill

17. Book that shocked you the most?

The Butterfly Garden By: Dot Hutchison

18. OTP of the year? 

I don't want to give a spoiler, so I'll just say it's from The Raven Cycle. 

19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year? 

The friendship between Blue and all her raven boys in The Raven Cycle. 

20. Favorite book you read in 2016 from an author you read previously?

The Fireman By: Joe Hill 

21. Best book you read in 2016 based solely on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure?

We Are the Ants By: Shaun David Hutchinson and The Mara Dyer series By: Michelle Hodkin.

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

The Darkling! 

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

After the Woods, Stalking Jack the Ripper, and The Hatching. Yeah, I couldn't pick just one!! 

24. Best worldbuilding/most vivid setting you read this year?

The Graveyard Apartment is definitely the most atmospheric and vivid setting I've read this year!

25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read?

The Prophecy of Shadows By: Michelle Madow.

26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2016?

Me Before You By: JoJo Moyes. 

27. Hidden gem of the year?

The Many By: Nathan Field 

28. Book that crushed your soul?

It Ends With Us By: Colleen Hoover 

29. Most unique book you read in 2016?

The Library at Mount Char and it was the most unique BY FAR. 

30. Book that made you the most mad? 

Three Dark Crowns By: Kendare Blake. I'm still mad that it was so terrible. Also, Code Name Verity. I really hated that one too. 

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

I really love Greg's blog Book Haven. I'm pretty sure I found that one this year. 

2. Favorite review you wrote in 2016?

The Hatching Review  I'm not going to lie guys, I crack myself up with my hashtags on this one lol.

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

Birthday Post I'm not trying to be a narcissist here, but I love my 30th birthday post. I love it because as I woman I've never looked forward to aging and it's nice to remind myself why it's not so bad. There are many things to look forward to! 

4. Best event that you participated in? 

Um... wow... this is awkward. I'm more of a loner than someone who participates. I did do an Insane Genre Challenge, but I'm not sure if that counts as an event. 

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?

I passed 50,000 views on my blog! And I got approved for my first book I requested from a publisher. Oh, and on bookstagram I passed over 1K followers. :D 

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Finding time to blog. This summer was rough and I feel like I still haven't gotten back fully into the groove. 

7. Most popular post this year on your blog?

8. Post you wished got a little more love? 

9. Best bookish discovery?

The Litsy app! 

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

I completed the 36 genre Insane Genre Challenge and the goal I set on Goodreads. 

1. One book you didn't get to in 2016, but will be your number one priority in 2017?

Angelfall By: Susan Ee. To all the people that I promised I would get to this book by the end of 2016, I'm SO SORRY! I WILL READ IT IN 2017. ;) 

2. Non-debut book you are most anticipating for 2017?

Little Heaven By: Nick Cutter (which I'm reading now eeeee) and Beautiful Broken Girls By: Kim Savage (which I pre-ordered lol)

3. 2017 debut you are most anticipating?

Caraval By: Stephanie Garber 

4. Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2017?

Now I Rise By: Kiersten White

5. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2017?

I hope to read more books that I own and to get back into a good blogging groove. All without stressing too much! 

6. A 2017 release you've already read & recommend to everyone? 

The Sleepwalker By: Chris Bohjalian and Never Out of Sight By: Louise Stone. 

Okay guys, that's it for my 2016 End of the Year Survey! Sorry for all the books that are on here many times, but they were just so good. Do you agree with any of my answers? What's some of the best books you've read this year?

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