Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 End of Year Survey

Thanks to Jamie The Perpetual Page Turner for the survey

Number Of Books You Read: 80
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: non-fiction

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
I have to do a Top Three:
1. Hereafter by Jessica Bucher     
2. Where The Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
3. The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn

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

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
( I was recently invited to a screening of the movie but ended up on the waitlist.)

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

And I Darken by Kiersten White

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

I never tell people about books but I think I did even less this year.

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

Series: And I Darken by Kiersten White (I think it's the only series I stared.)
Sequel: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (which is more of a last year book since I finished it like Jan. 2, but still worth the mention.)
Series Ender: Vicious by Sara Shepard

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Chandler Baker

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

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

Queen by Aimee Carter

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

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
It took me a while to see it.

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Marley from The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
Bringing back my top two:
1. Hereafter by Jessica Bucher     
2. Where The Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

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

Where The Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

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

Ransom My Heart by Meg Cabot

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

“The story of America is one that is still being written. Many of the ideological battles we like to think we've tucked neatly into a folder called "the past" -issues of race, class, gender, sexual identity, civil rights, justice, and just what makes us "American" -are very much alive today. For what we do not study and reflect upon, we are in danger of dismissing or forgetting. What we forget, we are often doomed to repeat. Our ghost, it seems, are always with us, whispering that attention must be paid.”
― Libba Bray, from the author's note of Lair of Dreams

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest: The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale by Phillip Van Doren Stern

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Porter and Marley from The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year:

Lada and her brother Radu from And I Darken by Kiersten White

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

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?

Much like in real life I have not let myself fallen for anyone; but if I had to:
Reed Steward from The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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

Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot

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

Hereafter by Jessica Bucher

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Hereafter by Jessica Bucher

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Hereafter by Jessica Bucher

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

Hereafter by Jessica Bucher
(So thankful for copy+paste right now.) There's a reason it's my #1 for the year.

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

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee  Williams

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

for Where The Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

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

Me And Country Music (and to some Extent Brad Paisley)

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

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

Had my fifth blogoversary; and also promised to try and stick around for the 7th!

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

Trying to switch things up a bit but also liking the way it is.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

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

Read 80 books beating my goal of 50.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

Too many, I keep looking over at my bookshelf wanting to make a stack.

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

Dear Life by Meghan Quinn
Even though just thinking about it breaks me a bit.

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker
Now I Rise by Kiersten White

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

Stick with it, I'm not ready to let go yet.

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

Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia

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