Dec 31, 2016

2016 End of Year Book Survey

This survey was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner!

2016 Reading Stats

Number of Books Read: 112
Number of Re-Reads: None, I don't have time for re-reads these days!
Genre You Read the Most From: Paranormal/Fantasy YA (kind of a mix between the two subgenres)

Best in Books

1. Best book you read in 2016: 

Cutting myself off at these three! A series finale, a standalone, and a debut!

2. Book you were excited about and thought you were going to love more but didn't?

I had really enjoyed this series but for some reason I was incredibly disappointed by this finale. In fact, it really made me look at the entire series differently. I think I even donated the books because I was just so upset by its grand finale. :(

3. Most surprising book you read?

This finale really took me by surprise, but in some ways I felt like I should've seen the ending coming! Through it all, I was emotional, but it was definitely the right move for the story!

4. Book you "pushed" people the most to read (and they did)?

I likely gushed over my love for this series when we finally got book 4 in the series!! I was sooo incredibly happy and my reviews are always just saying how awesome the series is! 

5. Best series you started in 2016? Best sequel of 2016? Best series ender of 2016?

Best series starter I think might have been Nighstruck! It was so creepy. So weird! Perfectly ME! And the ending was a legit rip your heart out cliffhanger!!

Best sequel was technically book 5 of the series and that was Crystal Storm! It. Was. INCREDIBLE! All the Falling Kingdoms books have been freaknig amazing and this one was no different. BUT BEWARE!! It has THE WORST CLIFFHANGER EVER!!! If you thought Frozen Tides had a jawdropping one, well this one will make you scream bloody murder!!! *Just a friendly warning! ;)

Best series ender...there were quite a few that I read this year, some to series that had left me hanging in the balance and for whatever reason I found myself choosing The Winner's Kiss! I binge read this series this year and positively loved it! And I loved binge reading it! No cliffhangers to drive me insane! YAY!

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Debut author Alwyn Hamilton!

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

Might be cheating a little with this one as it's a 2017 book I read this year. It's not that I don't read thrillers, as I do occasionally. But I guess the subject matter in this one was a little intense for me. I still really enjoyed it. It was intense, but it was still really, really good!!

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

A total tossup between these four from my stilted memory! LOL! Though, again, I caution against reading Crystal Storm this early! The cliffhanger will DESTROY YOU!!! BEWARE!! ;)

9. Book that you read in 2016 that you are most likely to re-read next year?

Again, I don't really have time for re-reads. :(

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

Can't ever just pick one when it comes to covers! I'm lucky I could force myself into 4 instead of 5! Naturally have to choose Crystal Storm since Magnus is on the cover! *SWOONS*

11. Most memorable cover of 2016?

Did I mention MAGNUS is on the cover??? ;D

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

13. Most thought-provoking/life changing book of 2016?

Again with the 2017 title read in 2016. I chose this again because it was very much thought-provoking.

14. Book you can't believe you waited until 2016 to read?

But at the same time, I do realize why I waited until 2016 to read it! Now I am suffering for it by reading the next book in 2016 too!

15. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2016?

"Destiny wasn't exciting or romantic or epic. It was annoying." Danielle Paige; Stealing Snow

16. Shortest and longest book read in 2016?

Shortest: 43 kindle pages
Longest: 679 pages

17. Book that shocked you the most?

Aka the book that's going to fit a LOT of questions in this survey!

18. OTP of the year?

Magnus and Cleo of course! ;)

19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year?

Another 2017 book read in 2016 and of course the answer is Ari and Janco!!

20. Favorite book you read in 2016 from an author you've read previously?

Because I was SOO happy to see Kresley picking up this series again!!!

21. Best book you read in 2016 based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure?

And all three were successes!

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

Another 2017 book read in 2016, and his name is Arcus!!

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

24. Best worldbuilding/most vivid setting you read this year?

There were many, but I had to go with Unhooked because NEVERLAND!!

25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read?

The first three simply because THEY EXIST!! 
And Dawn Study because of Janco!

26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry?

Think Crooked Kingdom brought on the ugly tears!!

27. Hidden gem of the year?

One of my favorite series finally got its ending!!!

28. Book that crushed your soul?

Whispers *soul crushing*

29. Most unique book you read in 2016?

Yes, I was late to the game, but still, I ADORED Illuminae! It was the first time I've read a book that was soley told through all the different media formats. Sometimes those excerpts came up in other books, but never used as THE storytelling method!

30. Book that made you the most mad (doesn't mean you didn't like it)?

Lol. More like mad at myself for reading it THIS year!

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

I guess my Crystal Storm review! It was very emotional for me! LOL! And I did my best to warn others and tried to save them their sanity by not reading it just yet!

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

These are what I need to try to do more of this coming year. I've definitely been slacking in this area for awhile now. I guess my favorite ones to write are my Random Thursday ones because I like sharing the random factoids from the books I have with you guys!!

4. Best event you participated in?

BEA! I finally attended my first ever BEA since it FINALLY moved back to Chicago! It was chaotic, but fun! Mostly I enjoyed getting to meet some of my blogger friends in real life!

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

Definitely having these two books in my life!! And learning that Gena Showalter will FINALLY WRITE THE FINALE TO THE INTERTWINED SERIES!!! :D

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

Having a job where I actually have to do a little more work in the day! LOL! Worse yet, realizing that I really need a new job where I can earn more and have more social interactions with people. My office now is pretty empty.

7. Most popular post this year on your blog?

Ugh...struggling to figure this out right now on my dashboard with the stats. It's looking like the most popular posts are the weekly memes where we do the traveling between blogs to see other's teasers/top ten picks and WoW's!

8. Post you wish got a little more love?

Not sure really. I'm always happy to see any amount of comments on my reviews and posts!

9. Best bookish discovery?

That would be Novelly Yours Candles for Bookworms! I bought two so far and really enjoyed them!! Can't wait until Brittany is able to open up shop again, though am still feeling/praying for her and her husband!

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

Yes, I did! I completed my Goodreads goal, my TBR Challenge goal, and my Series Ender Challenge goal!!

Looking Ahead

1. One book you didn't get to in 2016 but will be your number 1 priority in 2017?

*bows head in shame*

2. Book you are most anticipating for in 2017 (non debut)?

A new thriller from Jennifer L. Armentrout!! Yes please!!

3. 2017 debut you are most anticipating?

Valentine by Jodi McAlister, though so far it looks like the book is only available in the UK, so to the Book Depository I will go!

4. Series ending/sequel you are most anticipating in 2017?

Hmm...I have a couple duologies ending that I really can't wait to start! Lol! I told myself I would wait to read them as a whole, so I am excited that I will finally be able to read them soon!

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

As I might have already said, I hope to write more non-review posts. More randomness I guess! LOL! Never really have any planned discussion posts going on.

6. A 2017 release you've read and recommend to everyone!

I'm going with this one because it's a first in series one! The others were more apart of a series I've been invested in already! Frostblood by Elly Blake was outstanding and I cannot wait to read more by this author!! My review will be coming up on the blog shortly!