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End of Year Book Survey

I found this Book Survey on ThriceReads blog, so you should definitely check out their answers when you get a chance! I figured instead of a December Wrap Up like normal, I would do this to wrap up December, and 2017 (two birds, one stone type of thing).

If you decide to do this as well, let me know so that I can read your answers!

Reading Stats

# Books Read:

55

# Books Reread:

I think I only reread 1 book and that was for Banned Books Week.

Most Read Genre:

YA Fantasy

Best In Books

Best book you read in 2017:

I only gave five 5-star ratings this year:

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

Hmm….this one is a bit of a toughie, but I’ll have to go with:

nameless

It had great potential, but I think it fell flat in a lot of areas.

Most surprising book you read?

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32419641-bellamy-and-the-brute

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

I don’t think I “pushed” a lot of people to read any books. I’ve suggested authors, but if they read them or not I don’t know. My most “pushed” author was Leigh Bardugo.

Best series, sequel, and series ender of 2017?

Best series: Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

Best sequel/ Best series ender: I actually didn’t read any in these categories….but I do have a bunch on my TBR pile so this year I will definitely get to them!

Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Stephanie Garber

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

Definitely, Love Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. I typically only stick to YA Fantasy, but sometimes it’s nice to branch out.

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

Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff hands down.

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

Probably Truthwitch so that I can read Windwitch before Bloodwitch comes out (which I just found out isn’t until 2019!!!)

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?

letterstothelost
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30038855-letters-to-the-lost

 

Most memorable character of 2017?

Hm…I will have to go with Kady from Illuminae. I loved how she became an expert secret hacker in order to try to save her family and friends from whatever was going on that no one will tell them about!

Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

thelanguageofthorns
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34076952-the-language-of-thorns

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

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51738.Just_Listen

I wouldn’t say that it was life changing, but definitely thought provoking. You just never know what is going on with someone from the outside!

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

Eon
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2986865-eon?ac=1&from_search=true

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

“Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.”

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Shortest and longest book you read in 2017?

Shortest: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (it was a baby S book)

Longest: The Grimms Chronicles by Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine (I don’t know if I should really count this one as my longest read, since it was a collection of short stories.

Book that shocked you the most?

Probably Caraval, mainly because I didn’t see the ending happening the way that it did!

OTP of the year?

Bellamy and Tate from Bellamy and the Brute by Alicia Michaels

Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year?

Alice and Seth from The Grimm Chronicles by Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine

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

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

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

Emergence by S.G.D Singh

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?

Caius from The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Best 2017 debut you read?

Caraval

Best worldbuilding/most vivid setting you read this year?

Illuminae 

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

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

Book that made you cry in 2017?

Letters to the Lost

Hidden gem of the year?

Bellamy and the Brute

Book that crushed your soul?

Hmm…I don’t think I read any books in 2017 that crushed my soul…I’ll have to do better in 2018!

Most unique book you read in 2017?

Illuminae

Book that made you the most mad?

The Lady of Sherwood by Molly Bilinski.  I thought I was getting a Robin Hood retelling, but I just got disappointment. It was not my cup of tea.

2017 Blogging

New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

Definitely, Thrice Read (their link is above!). They find the best book tags and surveys, and I always end up doing them!

Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

Hmm…I don’t think I have a favorite review…but if I had to pick one I will go with the one I wrote for Talking as Fast as I Can. It was just so far out of my typical genre that I normally stick with.

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

I will have to go with the February unboxing of Uppercase.

Best event that you participated in?

I unfortunately did not attend any events in 2017. Hopefully, I’ll be able to attend Teen Texas Book Festival in October!

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?

Reaching over 100 followers!

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

Definitely finding the energy to read and blog. Pregnancy just sucked all of my energy away and it never came back until after baby S was born.

Most popular post this year on your blog?

My P.S. I Like You book review

Post you wished got a little more love?

The Forgetting book review, maybe?

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

Society6. I know, I know I am so far behind on the times!

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

No, I felt like the whole year was a reading slump for me =(. My goal was 100 in January, and that quickly went down to 75, and I finished the year with 55. =/

2018 Looking Ahead

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

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

2018 debut you are most anticipating?

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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?

Definitely to hit my Goodreads challenge this year without having to adjust it!

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

I haven’t read any ARCs yet.

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I am currently working on my master's degree in Environmental Science. I am an avid reader as well as a movie enthusiast! I currently live at the bottom of Texas with my husband and three dogs.

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