30 December, 2016

End of the Year Book Survey: 2016 Edition

The End of the Year book survey was created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner & I found it through Melissa @ Live, Love, Read!

So! I'm really excited to see how I answer these questions! I'll try my best to answer everything as well as vary my answers, but knowing me, I'll probably pick whatever is the easiest, haha.

Number Of Books You Read:
100, excluding the SAGA volumes. 
125 including the SAGA volumes.
Number of Re-Reads: 
Genre You Read The Most From: 
Fantasy (to no one's real surprise)

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (Well. I'm hoping they did.)
5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
Series starter: Red Winter by Annette Marie
 Sequel: The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
 Series ender: The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkosi
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?
Alison Goodman
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
All in Pieces by Suzanne Young (Contemporary)
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
11. Most memorable character of 2016?
Tess Kendrick from The Long Game. I am in love.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
"You're better than waffles, Matthias Helvar." 
"Let's not say things we don't mean, my love."  
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Shortest: Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David 
Longest:  Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
 Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman (This confused the hell outta me.)
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
I can't pick one so:
  • Lady Helen & Lord Carlston
  • Jin & Amani
  • Emi & Shiro
  • Nina & Matthias
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
August Flynn & Kate Harker
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
Shiro from Red Winter
23. Best 2016 debut you read?
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, and Cynthia Hand
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
All in Pieces by Suzanne Young
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
Not sure, actually! 
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
Ummm. I don't think I really have a favourite? 
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
I have yet to do anything outside a review, but maybe in the future! Far, far in the future...
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Victoria Schwab's This Savage Song book tour and #BBTC chats with Brittany's Book Rambles!
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?
I started a blog!
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Reading & reviewing on time.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
I think one review or the Beat the Backlist challenge my friend Austine is holding.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Haha, all of them? I'm not too sure!
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I discovered the Strand bookstore & Books of Wonder!
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I did!

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
Series Enders:
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
Read more! Post more reviews! Maybe some other fun stuff, I don't know.
6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone
I'm thinking Caraval!

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