C’s 2017 End of Year Book Survey

I’m so excited for this year to end so that I could do this again and compare it to last year’s end of the year book survey (be sure to check out my 2016 survey post here)!

Also, don’t forget to check out Eden & Jenn’s end of year book surveys, these were so much fun to do and so great to look back on.

Reading Stats

# Books Read:

58

# Books Reread:

5

Most Read Genre:

It really is mixed well this year, but I would say a majority of my books are YA fantasy.

Best In Books

Best book you read in 2017:

I read so many great books this year, but I think I’m going with Warcross by Marie Lu. That book is everything that I wanted and I can’t wait for the next book.

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

The Mayqueen Murders I thought the book would be much better based on it’s cover… #spoileralert it wasn’t.

Most surprising book you read?

Hands down My Sister Rosa. That book was so bizarre in all the right ways and I definitely didn’t get anything close to what I expected with it.

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

Probably Six of Crows. I was able to push that on to a lot of different people this year.

Best series, sequel, and series ender of 2017?

Best series: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Best sequel: Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Best series ender: Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Angie Thomas 100%. She is such a funny person in real life and her book has done so many great things so far!

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

I didn’t venture too far out of my comfort zone this year, but I would probably say The Martian by Andy Weir.

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

Warcross… seriously guys, I loved this book.

Book you read in 2017 that you are most likely to re-read next year?

Probably Caraval by Stephanie Garber, I can’t wait for the next book to come out and I think I’ll do a reread before it does.

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

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Most memorable character of 2017?

I really have to go with Alex from The Female of the Species on this one, she was a bad ass chick.

Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. She has such a beautiful writing style and I can’t get over how much I fell in love with it while reading this book.

Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017?

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. If you haven’t read it yet, now is the time.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read?

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.

Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017?

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” ― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

Shortest and longest book you read in 2016?

Shortest: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Longest: A Court of Wings and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Book that shocked you the most?

My Sister Rosa.

OTP of the year?

Fallon and Ben from November 9.

Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year?

Citra and Rowan from Scythe.

Favorite book you read in 2017 from an author you’ve read previously?

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis.

Best book you read in 2017 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else?

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin.

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?

Luka from Blood for Blood.

Best 2017 debut you read?

Strange the Dreamer or A Flame in the Mist.

Best worldbuilding/most vivid setting you read this year?

Warcross. 

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

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han.

Book that made you cry in 2017?

Ugh, The Hate U Give.

Hidden gem of the year?

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The real MVP of the year.

Book that crushed your soul?

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Most unique book you read in 2017?

I’m sorry that this is my answer for everything, but Strange the Dreamer is the most unique YA book that I’ve read so far!

Book that made you the most mad?

American Girls by Alison Umminger.

2017 Blogging

New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

I love Casey over at adoptabookaus and her bookstagram is to die for also!

Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

Probably my review for The Martian.

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

I seriously love the Fairy Loot unboxing that I am able to do for you guys, I hope you enjoy them just as much as I do.

Best event that you participated in?

YALLFest was the bomb.

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?

Probably seeing Becky Albertalli and Angie Thomas together at YALLFest during a panel.

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

Definitely balance. It’s hard to get into a book when you have the need to review it in the back of your mind. I have to balance books that I review better this year.

Most popular post this year on your blog?

For 2017, our most popular post was my Ultimate Book Tag post.

Post you wished got a little more love?

Definitely all of our Saturday discussion posts, we love doing them but Saturdays just aren’t great posting days.

Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc)?

Hmm, there wasn’t much that I wasn’t already aware of before this year. I think I’m enjoying Goodreads more since I’ve started playing around with it more and of course new book bloggers that we are discovering this year.

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

No, I’m very sad about it but I went through a reading slump for a couple/few months after starting my new job this year.

2018 Looking Ahead

One book you didn’t get to in 2017 but will be your #1 priority in 2018?

The Book Thief. I have to suck up my fear for the size and read this book that everyone loves!

Book you are most anticipating for 2018 (non-debut)?

Iron Gold 100%.

2018 debut you are most anticipating?

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, the cover is beautiful and I’ve heard great things about this book.

Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2018?

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman.

One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2018?

Better balance, I definitely want to hit my Goodreads reading challenge next year.

A 2018 release you’ve already read and recommend to everyone?

I haven’t read any ARCs. 😦

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