Sunday, 31 December 2017

2017 End of Year Survey


Hello guys. So, I did this last year and it was pretty enjoyable so I am doing it again this year. I did a lot of reading this year, so this should be interesting. These books can be released whenever aka. they don't have to be released in 2017. 

Let's jump into it. 

This was created by Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner I'll be linking up there as well. 

Number of Books You Read: 96
Number of Rereads: 0
Number of Pages: 34, 004
Genre You Read the Most From?: Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi




1. Best Book You Read in 2017

I did a whole post with my favorites of 2017 which you can find here.  This is always the hardest question, because I love so many. 


2. Book You Were Really Excited About and Thought You Would Love More But Didn't? 



Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin. 

I loved the premise and the diversity but the book itself was very underwhelming. It was written in poetry which turned out to be very confusing, and it was very very insta-lovey. I did not enjoy it.

3. Most Surprising [in a good way or bad way] book you read?



10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


4. Book You 'Pushed' The Most People to Read [and they did]?



Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Lockwood and Co by Jonathan Stroud

5. Best Series You Started in 2016? Best Sequel? Best Series Ender?




Series: Lockwood and Co. by Jonathan Stroud and Blood of Gods and Royals by Eleanor Herman and Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Sequel: A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Series Ender: The Crown by Kiera Cass

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Jonathan Stroud, Margaret Rogerson


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




A Monster Calls, The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Northanger Abbey

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




Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

 9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?



An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?


[I have a full list that you can find here]



11. Most memorable character/s of 2017?




Illuminae gang and Lockwood & Co. 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?




An Enchantment of Ravens by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?





A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness because it gave us a new view on death and how people cope with it. It was very emotional as well. 

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





Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin and The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?




"You are the monster I claim." from Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

AND

“Why do we desire, above all other things, that which has the greatest power to destroy us?” from An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson


16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?




Shortest: Ms. Marvel Volume 1 No Normal by G. Willow Wilson: 120

Longest: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman: 608

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most




The plot twists in these books were insane. 

Caraval by Stefanie Garber

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

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



Kady and from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Lockwood and Lucy from Lockwood and Co. series by Jonathan Stroud

The Goblin King and Liesl from Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year




I couldn't pick one because these were all equal on my favorites list. 

Kat and Alex from Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

George, Lockwood and Lucy from Lockwood and Co. series by Jonathan Stroud

Arianna and Florence from The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously




Warcross by Marie Lu 

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:




The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?


I'll be doing a full post so I'm not going to list them here. 

23. Best 2017 debut you read?





Caraval by Stephanie Garber

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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




An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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




Alex, Approximately is one of the most fun books that I read during 2017.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?





The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?




An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson was amazing and everyone should read it. 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?




A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness which made me sob. 

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?




Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff as it was written in all different formats.


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



A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness because it made me cry and I'm still mad about how it ended. 




1. New Favorite Book Blog You Discovered in 2017?

Life and Other Disasters. She loves books, tv and movies and I love her blog!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?



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.)?


Bookish Bingo was fun to participate in.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?


Being able to talk to other bloggers and readers and interact with them.

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


Balancing my school life with my blogging/reading life.

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


One of them was my Top 10 of 2017 posts. 

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?


All of my book reviews because they don't get the kind of page views and love that they deserve. They take a lot of time to write and put together.

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


Etsy because there are so many cute bookish related things there. I'm in love!

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


Yes, I did. The main one was my Goodreads Challenge. My goal was 70 books and I ended up reading 96 books.



1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?


Crooked Kingdom

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo


3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?


Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Everless by Sara Holland

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


War Storm by Victoria Aveyard 

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

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


Post more often. 

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

The Hazel Wood