I’ve been trying to think of a way to “Wrap Up” my year in reading when I stumbled across this survey created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner. It was the perfect way to give a rundown of what I read this year! Make sure to head over to Jamie’s post where you can actually link up your own answers to the survey.
Covers = Goodreads
Fun drinking game for your New Years celebration: 1) Take a shot every time I mention The Raven Cycle 2) Try not to pass out and die!!!!!!
Number Of Books You Read: 127 which sounds a lot more impressive than it really is the majority of those were short stories, novellas and graphic novels. In regards to actual novels it was probably around 50 which I’m still really proud of because this is my first year reading after like 3 years of not reading anything except comics so.
Number of Re-Reads: 1 – I read Gemina and then listened to the audiobook.
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy which is surprising because normally it’s horror/thriller.
Best Book You Read In 2016?
I went into this way more in my Fave and Not So Fave Reads of the Year post so here’s a quick run down:
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Like above I won’t go into this too much because I already mentioned them in my previous post!
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
The Yellow Wallpaper and The Book Thief are from two genres that intimidate me so much: classics and historical. However, I loved both of them so so much. I was also expecting Night Film to be your typical mystery/thriller book but it was so so so much more. I read another book by the same author of Living Dead Girl and it was pretty terrible so I wasn’t expecting much, but this turned out to be one of the most brutally honest and hard hitting reads ever.
Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I know Casey @ Adoptabook Aus read Illuminae because of me 😀 If anyone else did please let me know!!!
I also hope I got people into reading comics and graphic novels!!
Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
Best series I started
Best series ender
Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?
- Yaa Gyasi
- Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
- V.E. Schwab
- Maggie Stiefvater
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
Most memorable character of 2016?
Blue and her Raven Boys ♥ and my Six of Crows children ♥
Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?
Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
Literally everything from The Raven Cycle.
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers by Alyssa Wong (16 Pages)
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (672 Pages)
Book That Shocked You The Most
THERE WERE SO MANY PLOT TWISTS IN THIS BOOK I COULDN’T DEAL WITH BYE
OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
I don’t really do OTPs anymore??? but I guess Ronan and Adam ♥♥
Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
I’m repeating so many answers in this, but I don’t care. Again, it’d be Blue and her Raven Boys and the Six of Crows kids.
Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure
AND IT WAS 100% WORTH IT
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
Ok. So I’m like 10 years older than most of the characters I read about. So this is kind of a cheat answer but maybe not because I did read the FBAWTFT script this year, BUT
LOOK AT THIS ANGEL!!!! We’re gonna get married and raise a herd of Mooncalves together.
Best 2016 debut you read?
I’m never gonna shut up about this book until every person in the entire universe has read it.
Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
“Nearly cry” lmao
Honestly every book I read makes me cry, but these were some stand outs.
Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Book That Crushed Your Soul?
See the books that made me cry.
Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
This book made me mad because it deals with sexual assault and was extremely realistic and I just kept thinking about what people have to go through and how victims are blamed/shamed whilst the attacker can just get away with it.
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
Adoptabookaus • Betwixt These Pages • BexnBookx • Black Cat Kai • The Bookkeeper’s Secrets • Bookshelves & Biros • Bookshelves & Paperbacks • Chapter Adventures • Chic Nerd Reads • chocolatenwaffles • Drizzle & Hurricane Books • Fabled Haven • Freadom Library • Following Muses • Genie Reads • Happy Comes First • Happy Indulgence • Hey Ashers • Hollieblog • Inked in Pages • Inky Spells • Inisde My Minds • Kirsty’s Book Reviews • Kourtni Reads • Lair of Books • Magiverse • Mortal Reader • Mud & Stars • Rant & Rave About Books • Read Diverse Books • Read Think Ponder • Reading Every Night • The Sassy Book Geek • The SFF Bookshelf • She Latitude • Sparkling Letters • Teacher of YA • Upside-Down Books • Word Wonders • Words & Other Beasts • Written Word Worlds
A Clockwork Reader • abookutopia • Aprilius Maximus • BooksandLala • booksandpieces • ChapterStackss • faeriedrugs • gracewithabookinherface • Heather Forever Books • ItsJaneLindsey • Jean Bookishthoughts • jesssethereader • Katytastic • Lauren and the Books • Michael BookLion • mynameismarines • perpetualpages • PeruseProject • Piera Forde • PixieTonic • ProblemsofaBookNerd • ReadLikeWildfire • Riley Marie • Sarah Sunbeemz • sarawithoutanH • SavidgeReads • squibblesreads • The Boy Who Cried Books • thebookvagrant • Thoughts on Tomes • Tilly And Her Books
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
- I’m Ruined Forever // Review: Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff [Spoiler Free]
- SIGH // Review: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
- She Was A Story, Not An Epilogue // Review: Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
- A Guide to Marvel Comics / So You Want to Start Reading Comics and Graphic Novels
- Let’s Talk: Blogging Burn Out
- Let’s Talk: Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone
- Hamilton Appreciation Post
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I didn’t physically go to any events (yay for living in the middle of nowhere!), but I hosted a Halloween Readathon which was really cool. I also participated in a bunch of fun readathons.
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?
Does starting blogging counting? Otherwise, I guess receiving my first physical ARC from a publisher was really cool.
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Just trying to get a schedule and manage my time. My anxiety definitely interfered a lot too.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
- Newbie 2 Newbie Blogging Tips
- Reading Outside Your Comfort Zone
- Diversity is Not A Bad Word: Diverse BookTuber and Book Recs
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
None really? I’m pretty content with all the views my posts got. It’s not something I really think about it.
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
So, I pretty much failed every challenge I took part in except my Goodreads goal, which I surpassed so 🎉🎉
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
and THE FINAL BOOK IN THE ILLUMINAE FILES SERIES 😭😭
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
- Finish all the series I’ve started
- Review the books I read
- Read more diverse books
- Purchase a domain / self hosting
6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Definitely recommend both of these! Caraval is such an amazing fantasty and A Quiet Kind of Thunder has such a great representation of anxiety and has a deaf side character who has an important role.