Jenn’s 2016 End of Year Book Survey

Yep that’s right you get a double dose of me today! Lucky you! Eden did her 2016 End of Year Book Survey yesterday. (You can check it out here) However, I was jealous and wanting to be able to complete the survey too. So, bear with me as I give you the rundown of my year in reading.

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

# Books Read:

84 (I only need 1 more to beat last year!)

# Books Reread:

I only reread 2 books this year. I would love to go back and reread some more sometime soon.

Most Read Genre:

Probably fantasy. However, I go into to some pretty big contemporary marathons.


  1. Best book you read in 2016:

    For sure this would be a tie between Crooked Kingdom and Blood for Blood. If you haven’t read them yet then stop reading this and run to pick them up.

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

    One that really sticks out to me is Soundless. I loved the concept. I just didn’t enjoy the book as much as I thought I would.

  3. Most surprising book you read?

    A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. I totally underestimated this book. This is another book you should be running out to get right now.

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

     I am a pretty big book pusher. However, I typically get lucky and Eden does all of the hard work for me by forcing people to read my favorite books. (Good looking out girl!) The answer to this would probably have to be The Raven Boys.

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

    Best series I started this year? The Six of Crows duology. Best sequel? For sure that is going to Blood for Blood. Best series ender? Morning Star.

  6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

    Ohhhh tough one! I would probably have to choose Nicola Yoon. I’m really glad I got to read her books this year.

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

    I don’t really have any books that fell out of my comfort zone this year. However, I did listen to more audiobooks after I listened to Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres. (I did a review on it here.)

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

    I stayed up all night to finish Gemina so it has to be that right? It was just so good!

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

    Where should my list begin? I read so many amazing books this year that I would love to reread. I’d probably start with Six of Crows.

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

    Uhh, have you seen the cover to The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee? Because it it gorgeous. If you know me you know I can’t get enough black and gold.

  11. Most memorable character of 2016?

    Kaz Brekker.

  12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

    When We Collided by Emery Lord was breathtaking. It had a profound effect on all of us. (We did a discussion on it here.)

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

    This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab really forced me to evaluate the tragedies that occur on a daily basis across the world. It really made me think of what the causes and possible solutions to the current state of our underfunded mental health industry.

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

    The Silence of the Lambs by  Thomas Harris. I’ve seen the movie tons of time. I can quote the movie. Yet, I waited until this year to read this book? That makes no sense at all.

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

    “Fine,” he said with a weary shrug. “Make me your villain.” – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

  16. Shortest and longest book you read in 2016?

    Shortest: The Epic of Gilgameshby Anonymous

    Longest: Winter by Marissa Meyer

  17. Book that shocked you the most?
    My Lady Jane was a book I hadn’t given much thought to. When I read it I quickly changed my mind. I found it to be very entertaining and cute.
  18. OTP of the year?
    Jest and Cath.
  19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year?
    Ronan and Blue from The Raven’s Cycle that snark is perfect.
  20. Favorite book you read in 2016 from an author you’ve read previously?I loved Riders by Veronica Rossi
  21. Best book you read in 2016 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else?

    Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. Eden and Caitlynn hounded me telling me how much I would love this book. It took me forever to really invest in reading it. And…I loved it.

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

    Adrian Ivashkov from Bloodlines

  2. Best 2016 debut you read?

    The Thousandthe Floor by Katharine McGee. Go get it! (I told you guys I’m a book pusher.)

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

    The Grisha world is so thought out and so well executed by Leigh Bardugo it had to be my choice here.

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

    The Problem with Forever by Jennifer l. Armentrout

  5. Book that made you cry in 2016?

    Blood for Blood.

  6. Hidden gem of the year?

    Riders  by Veronica Rossi. Seriously, it is amazing. Go check it out. (You can check out my review here)

  7. Book that crushed your soul?

    I will never recover from the emotional rollercoaster that was Morning Star

  8. Most unique book you read in 2016?

    The Girls by Emma Cline was different from anything I’d ever read before and I loved it. (Check out my review here)

  9. Book that made you the most mad?

    Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (Just go here to see why)


  1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

    This year has been amazing. We have met so many fellow bloggers and book lovers. One person who has been awesome even before the WordPress started was Ali @ Bandarblog. She is great and I love reading her posts.

  2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

    This would probably go to my Walled City review here.

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

    I really loved my Hamilton book tag. I created it myself and had a lot of fun with it. Check it out here.

  4. Best event that you participated in?

    YALLFest. Duh. We got to meet tons of other bloggers and authors. I discovered all kinds of new books and it was just amazing.

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

    There was just so many this year. One huge moment for me was when we officially became it made us official and really got this ball rolling. It was a huge milestone.

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

    Time management. That was the most difficult part of this year. Ensuring that I’m doing well at my day job while still being committed and giving 1000% to the blog while still reading was tough. But, it’s so worth it. Incredibly worth it.

  7. Most popular post this year on your blog?

    This would probably be my “Fake Readers” post or my Bookish Road Trip post talking about Parnassus Books

  8. Post you wished got a little more love?

    I wish my post about The Walled City by Ryan Graudin got a bit more love. It is a hidden gem of a book and I loved it.

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

    Bookish accessories and gifts. This year I’ve discovered some incredible shops like HerBookishThings andLiber deStella.

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

    Yes! I beat my goal of 75 so far and I’m still going!


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

    And I Darken by Kiersten White. Why haven’t I read it yet? I don’t know either.

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

    ACOWAR. acoWAR!

  3. 2017 debut you are most anticipating?

    Gilded Cade by Vic James

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

    Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. I. CAN’T. WAIT.

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

    I’m hoping to make more book blogging friends and continue to try to read as much as I possibly can.

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

    I’m actually going to be posting an ARC review for Everything You Want Me to Be  byMindy Mejia which I really enjoyed. Keep an eye out for it.

Have you done this survey yet? If not I tag you! Make sure to let me know when you complete it so I can check out your answers!


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