2016 End of Year Book Survey

 I have a review coming for you guys on Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin. However, I saw the opportunity to recap my 2016 in reading and thought it would be a great way to get thinking about what I’m going to be reading for 2017.
Alas, the 2016 End of Year Book survey.

I found on the post on The Book Keeper Secrets where Claire filled hers out. Thanks Claire! 2016readingstats

# Books Read:

72

# Books Reread:

Only two. A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury.

Most Read Genre:

Easily fantasy.

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  1. Best book you read in 2016:

    This is a tie among A Court of Mist and Fury, Crooked Kingdom and And I Darken

  2. Book you were excited about and thought you were going to love more but didn’t?

    The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. I wasn’t very happy with this book which was such a let down because I love The VA series as well as the Bloodlines series.

  3. Most surprising book you read?

    I’ve raved about this book all year, but A Study in Charlotte is for sure my most surprising read this year. I thought I would hate it and was very, very pleased with it.

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

    Mistborn. I have pushed so many people to read this book that Brandon Sanderson should cut me in on his profits at this point.

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

    Best series I started has to go to Something Strange and Deadly. Sequel is easily Crooked Kingdom. And series ending goes to The Raven Cycle.

  6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

    Susan Dennard. How crazy is it that it wasn’t until Truthwitch that I knew she existed?

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

    To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han because, well, duh.

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

    Uhhhh. Of course I’m giving this to A Court of Mist and Fury. I’m so predictable.

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

    I can see myself rereading The Wrath and The Dawn soon.

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

    Definitely Heartless by Marissa Meyer. That book is beautiful.

  11. Most memorable character of 2016?

    Aelin Galathynius.

  12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

    Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi is easily the most beautifully written. Her writing is just so poetic.

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

    Vicious by V.E. Schwab made me question what morality really is and how easily it can blur the lines between right and wrong.

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

    Holes by Luis Sachar. Everyone read this when they were like 11. I’ve now read it like 7 times in the last two months.

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

    “Sometimes the loveliest places harbor the worst monsters.” – A Madness So Discreet.

    This book had so many great quotes and this one is easily my favorite.

  16. Shortest and longest book you read in 2016?

    Shortest: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn.

    Longest: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

  17. Book that shocked you the most?The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon shocked me because the ending was phenomenal and I was amazed by it.
  18. OTP of the year?Feyre and Rhysand, obvi.

(I messed up the numbers. Sorry guys!)

  1. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year?

    Safi and Isuelte from Truthwitch. I love girl love.

  2. Favorite book you read in 2016 from an author you’ve read previously?

    Winter by Marissa Meyer.

  3. Best book you read in 2016 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else?

    Jenn will gloat for the rest of my life but, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

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

    Marco from The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia.

  5. Best 2016 debut you read?

    I didn’t really read any debut novels this year so I suppose the closest option is Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands.

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

    A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. She just puts you in the world that you’re reading.

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

    My Lady Jane was a fun read. It was so much less stressful than I feared it would truly be.

  8. Book that made you cry in 2016?

    The Sun is Also a Star really got me.

  9. Hidden gem of the year?

    I feel like Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood don’t get enough love so I’m going to say those.

  10. Book that crushed your soul?

    ACOMAF. Jesus, Eden.

  11. Most unique book you read in 2016?

    The Graces by Laure Eve was definitely different from a lot of the books that debuted in 2016.

  12. Book that made you the most mad?

    Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas really got my blood boiling.

2016blogging

  1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

    Oh my goodness, so many! We’ve met so many people this year, but the blogger we’ve interacted with most is Brittany from Behind the Pages.

  2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

    This honor goes to my review for The Lovely Reckless.

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

    Personally, and based on how many people liked it, my post on dystopian’s being a subgenre. If you didn’t see it before you can check it out here.

  4. Best event that you participated in?

    Hands down YALLfest was the best experience I’ve ever had doing something within the bookish community.

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

    Meeting V.E. Schwab and talking tattoos and my love for her books at an event at YALLfest.

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

    Finding a balance between spending time with the people I love, going to work and reading and thinking books enough to provide posts for those of you that read them (which btw, I love that this is an actual challenge in my life because if it weren’t that would mean the blog didn’t exist and I love this blog to death).

  7. Most popular post this year on your blog?

    Haha, this one goes to Caitlynn’s Truly Madly Guilty review. We continue to joke about how this post is always showing back up even months after being published.

  8. Post you wished got a little more love?

    I think my SS&D post could have gotten more views. I know it’s not the most popular book of Dennard’s work, but it’s still notable.

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

    Book boxes. I absolutely love LitJoy Crate! just started doing book boxes and I’m a little obsessed.

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

    Yes! I actually surpassed my book goal which was 60.

2016lookingahead

  1. One book you didn’t get to in 2016 but will be your #1 priority in 2017?

    The Star Touched Queen. I just decided like two days ago that it would be my first read of 2017.

  2. Book you are most anticipating for 2017 (non-debut)?

    Currently, Windwitch which comes out January 10!

  3. 2017 debut you are most anticipating?

    Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones.

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

    A Court of Wings and Ruin by Maas.

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

    Oh goodness. Maybe just do better with keeping up with my TBR?

  6. A 2017 release you’ve already read and recommend to everyone?

    I really need to catch up on my ARCs.

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