2017 End of Year Book Survey

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Graphics and questions are from Jamie at theperpetualpageturner

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Number Of Books You Read: 150
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

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  1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2017 release vs. backlist)

Strange The Dreamer

 

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

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

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

I think I was most surprised by The Handmaids Tale, I didn’t know too much about it and I wasn’t sure what direction it was going to go in.

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

I didn’t really push anyone to read anything. I did just bring a bag full of books to one of my friend’s houses I brought her The Wrath and the Dawn, Poison Study, Deathnote volume 1, The Princess Diarist, ACOTAR, Strange the Dreamer, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, and This Savage Song.

 

  1. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?

Best Starter: Strange the Dreamer
Best Sequel: Lord of Shadows
Best End: A Conjuring of Light

 

  1. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Maria V Snyder

 

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

The Handmaids Tale. This was a book that I don’t think I would have ever gotten to but I want to watch the show and I cant watch the show without reading the book first, but I finished the book back in August and I still haven’t watched the show yet…

 

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

Our Dark Duet, I read it in one sitting. I couldn’t get enough.

 

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

I’ll probably reread Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda again before I see Love, Simon. I also want to listen to the audiobook for The Hate U Give

 

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

I love the cover for Now I Rise

 

  1. The most memorable character of 2017?

Lazlo Strange from Strange the Dreamer

 

  1. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

Strange the Dreamer, I love Laini Taylors writing

 

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

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

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

Jane Eyre

 

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

“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.”
― Laini TaylorStrange the Dreamer

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Shortest: We Should All Be Feminists at 52 pages

Longest: A Court of Wings and Ruins at 705 pages

(How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this year that was the shortest and longest.)

 

  1. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

This one is a tie between Lord of Shadows and Strange the Dreamer. Both of those endings, I’ll still think about one of those endings and just feel like I’m going into shock.

 

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Idk, I guess I’ll go with Nesta and Cassian from ACOWAR

 

  1. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship of the Year

All the friendships from Queens of Geek.

 

  1. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From an Author You’ve Read Previously

….Strange the Dreamer…

 

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

I dont know.

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

? can’t think of anyone

  1. Best 2017 debut you read?

The Hate U Give

 

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

A Conjuring of Light, Red London just feels so real.

 

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

Queens of Geek put the biggest smile on my face while I was reading it.

 

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

…Books that made me cry? Okay *deep breath* Strange the Dreamer, ACOWAR, Our Dark Duet, Talking as Fast as I Can, History is All You Left Me, Long Way Down

 

  1. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Walk The Edge

 

  1. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Please see question 26

 

  1. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them the screenplay. I don’t typically read scripts so that was unique for me.

 

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

I remember just feeling really annoyed with the character from Lucky in Love.

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  1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

I wasn’t a big part of the book blog community for 2017. I went through a major depression episode and couldn’t put my heart into what I was doing.

 

  1. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

The Song of Achilles…it may or may not have been my only book review of 2017

 

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

Zilch

 

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

None

 

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

I got nothing

 

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

Slumps and depression

 

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

I don’t know

 

  1. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

No

 

  1. Best bookish discover (book related sites, bookstores, etc.)?

Book recaps have saved my life!

 

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

I completed my Goodreads goal

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

I didn’t get to Tower of Dawn or Renegades and I really wanted to

 

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

Muse of Nightmares

 

  1. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

One that most recently caught my eye was Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

 

  1. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018?

Obsidio

 

  1. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018?

I don’t know yet I just want to ease back into doing this.

 

  1. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

Cant apply to me yet

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My 2018 Book Goals

My goals this year are to read more classics, gothic literature, and frequently challenged books. I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked from these genres last year so I’m hoping to change that this year. As a plus, these are all on Rory Gilmore’s Reading list which I’m trying to casually make my way through, so yay on doubling up goals!

 

Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy

Jane Austen
Emma
Sense and Sensibility
Northanger Abbey

The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

Frankenstein
by Mary Shelly

1984
by George Orwell

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley


Catch 22
by Joseph Heller

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

On the Road
By Jack Kerouac

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

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Reading Lolita in Tehran
by Azar Nafisi


Did you set any bookish goals for 2018?

My disappointing reads of 2017

My Most Disappointing Reads of 2017

Or, all my 2 star reads for 2017. These are all books that I had been looking forward to but were a letdown for various reasons or they just didn’t deliver.

Also, I’m sorry if you loved any of these that I’m about to mention, I’m not trying to say that these are terrible books, they just didn’t do it for me.

The Hundredth Queen
Emily R King
my rating: 2 out 5 stars  

I was so bored reading this story. On a positive, I LOVED the sense of friendship and sisterhood that the main character felt. On the other hand, there was SO. MUCH. PATRIARCHY. *eye roll* there were so many points where all I could do was roll my eyes. It was also predictable and awkward at points.

A Thousand Nights
E.K. Johnston
my rating: DNF

I really struggled to try to read this, I think I read to page 110, so about a third of the way through and I just couldn’t get through any further. Nothing of interest was happening and I just found the story to be very dry.

That Summer
Sarah Dessen
my rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Pretty slow paced with a few spots where not much was going on.
The book had an overwhelming melancholy feel to it that anyone who’s had a difficult time accepting a divorce would be able to relate to.

Lucky in Love
Kasie West
my rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I think this could have been a lot better if it was longer, I wanted more friend interactions, more love interest interaction, less moping. If more little details had been stretched out and given more significance I would have liked it a lot more.

We Are Okay
Nina LaCour
my rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Not a lot happens, I gave it 2 stars because it was very beautifully written but there were a lot of unnecessary details that felt drawn out and boring.


What were you’re most disappointing reads of 2017?