End of the Year Survey 2016

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hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner

I am so glad that 2016 is almost over! What a crazy year it has been and I am ready for all the wonderful things 2017 will hold.  I always look forward to Jamie’s annual end of the year survey! I think this would be the third time I’ve filled this out. Crazy!

Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 81 (Currently Read 2 books we’ll see if this changes)
Number of Re-Reads: 7
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

Best In Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

Best Historical Fiction: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Best Fantasy: Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Best Contemporary: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Best Middle Grade: Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

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

Heartless by Marissa Meyer & Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton & Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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

I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill &  more than I thought I would granted the ending fell flat.

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

Nothing

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

Best Series I Started: tied between An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir & Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers & And I Darken by Kiersten White

Best Sequel: Windwitch by Susan Dennard & Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Best Series Ender: Winter by Marissa Meyer & Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

TOO MANY!!!!!!  Roshani Chokshi, Brittany Cavallaro, Emery Lord, Morgan Matson, Kasie West, Jodi Meadows…etc.

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

I wouldn’t say it was the best book, but I read Captive Prince which is adult romance.

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

Windwitch by Susan Dennard (sorry, not sorry for repetition)

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

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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

And I Darken by Kiersten White and Caraval by Stephanie Garber

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Monty from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi & Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

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

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

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

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest: Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall
Longest: Winter by Marissa Meyer

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

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

AEDUAN & ISEULT  (Windwitch) and MONTY & PERCY (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Blitzen & Hearthstone from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
Ada & Corrine from Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

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

Out Run the Moon & The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee (HA I bet you thought I’d say Windwitch or Gentleman’s Guide)

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

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Kelly @YaFantasyFan)
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (Nor @ReadWriteLove28)

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

James from The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Max from The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

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

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi & Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson and P.S I Still Like You by Kasie West

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

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy

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

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows & The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

I need to be better about writing reviews… but Windwitch by Susan Dennard

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

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

Hmmm…. surprising friends at BookitCon 2016!!

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

Meeting Rick Riordan in person and getting my books personalized and a photo!!!

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

Managing the blog on my own and constantly bugging Kelly and Lauren to spare 10 minutes for things for the blog.  Also hitting a 2 and half month reading slump in October/November was the worst.

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

Our guest post from Karen Bao, author of Dove Arising and Dove Exiled

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Any of our Musings of Eternal Dreamers posts. I try to do the best I can by tweeting about them.

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

An Unlikely Story, the book store owned by Jeff Kinney in Plainville, MA! I was lucky to visit twice this year!

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

YEEEESS!!! I finally completed a Goodreads book challenge

Looking Ahead

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

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo  *hides in corner*

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

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi, Upside of the Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones, It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura, Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

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

Now I Rise by Kiersten White, The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro, Obsidian and Stars by Julie Eshbaugh

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

Review more books

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

Well if you haven’t been paying attention to my Best of Books lists then you must’ve missed me shouting from the rooftops about

THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber
WINDWITCH by Susan Dennard

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