Saturday, January 28, 2017

2016 End of Year Book Survey {Jen}

2016 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 78
Number of Re-Reads: I think about 6 series worth
Genre You Read The Most From: YA, duh.

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

Since I think I mentioned this one the most, it should probably win.  The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.

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

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.

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


5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

Series Ender: The Raven King
Best Sequel of 2016: A Court of Mist & Fury
Best Series Started: Illuminae

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Jeff Zentner

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

All the Rage by Courtney Summers

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

A Court of Mist & Fury by SJM

 9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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

The Winner's Kiss

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Alex Craft from The Female of the Species.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

The Heart and Other Black Holes by

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 

The Darkest Minds by Alex Bracken


15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?

 It's a ridiculous one:

“To be honest, she may be kind of scared of the register. Or maybe she can’t add. She is a Christian. I don’t think they believe in math.”
― Andrea Portes, Anatomy of a Misfit

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest - Jonesy (comic book) - 32 pages
Longest - A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin - 1125 pages

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

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

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Feyre & Rhysand in A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas 

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

The ladies in Three Dark Crowns.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot.

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

The Year of Yes by Shondra Rhimes, and I'm so glad I read it!

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

My biggest fictional crush this year was more on the friendship in Truthwitch than the actual people. Serious friendship goals!

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis.  

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

I'm going to go with SJM, Empire of Storms. Sea Monsters and serious ass kicking!

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

This has to be a toss up between Giant Days and Lumberjanes. These two comics never disappoint.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

I think rereading the Harry Potter series was seriously the "hidden gem". It was so great getting to reread that childhood series.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?


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

The Passenger, by Alex Bracken and sadly I didn't love it.

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

I'm forever behind on blogs, unfortunately.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

I wrote a solo review on The Lunar Chronicles series.

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

I think we had a pretty great discussion about the results of the election that I'm pretty proud of.  Heather was the sole author of this post but it was great.

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

Hands down, Bookcon 2016! It was the best bookish experience of my life.

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

 Again, Bookcon 2016!

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

I think just figuring out a blogging schedule and setting aside enough personal time to get blogs prepped.


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

I think out Blogiversary post was the most popular!

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I think all bookish posts since that's the biggest reason we started this blog!

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

I think my biggest discovering was Bookcon in general and connecting with other bookish people.

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

I really struggled with Goodreads Challenge reading goal this year because sometimes it feels so daunting and like I have to succeed.  I decided to set a 25 book goal last year and I smashed that out of the park.

Looking Ahead 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

My Best Friend's Exorcism

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

Throne of Glass, book 6, by Sarah J. Maas.

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

The Book Jumper by .

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

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

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

Personally, I want to make individual book reviews and independent artist spotlights a regular thing in 2017.

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

Since I've only finished one book in 2017, I have zero 2017 release recommendations.

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