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2016 End of Year Book Survey (+ Giveaway!)

2016 End of Year Book Survey:

(hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Pageturner)

Number of books I read: 232.

Number of re-reads: 29.

Genre I read the most from: Contemporary adult.

Best Book I read in 2016?  See my lists HERE (YA) and HERE (Adult) and HERE (Debuts)
tl; dr:  Dear Fang, With Love The Raven King Every Exquisite Thing The Underground Railroad

Book you were excited and thought you were gonna love more but didn’t?
Eligible :(  I love CS and Jane Austen but this was not a good fit

Most surprising (in a good or bad way) book you read in 2016?
Undecided and The Hating Game - I was leery to read both and they ended up to be some of my favorites of the year!

Book you pushed people to read?
Undecided and Every Exquisite Thing

Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
Best series I started this year: IQ ; The Hatching

Best Sequel of 2016: I finally read (and loved) Dream School, the sequel to Girl

Best series enders of 2016: The Raven King !!!!!!!!!!!

Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?
So many!  See all my favorite debuts HERE and also Lauren Layne, Megan Abbott and Laura Griffin (finally!)

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

Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Action packed: In the Barren Ground

Thrilling: Into the Darkest Corner

Unputdownable: I Almost Forgot About You 
The Underground Railroad

Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Every Exquisite Thing ; The Hating Game

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
Dancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright

Most memorable character of 2016?
Georgia Young from I Almost Forgot About You ; Mrs. Brown from My Mrs. Brown ; Cora from 
The Underground Railroad

Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
Dear Fang, With Love ; The Raven King ; Every Exquisite Thing
; Gold Fame Citrus ; Salt to the Sea The Underground Railroad

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
Every Exquisite Thing ; Gold Fame Citrus ; The Underground Railroad

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?
Kitchens of the Great Midwest ; everything Lauren Layne !!

Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
From Gold Fame Citrus:
"Hoosiers aren't quitters. California people are quitters. No offense. It's just you've got restlessness in your blood."
"I don't," she said, but he went on. 
"Your people came here looking for something better. Gold, fame, citrus. Mirage. They were feckless, yeah? Schemers. That's why no one wants them now. Mojavs.
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Shortest: White Hot Christmas by Lauren Layne

Longest: The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson

Book That Shocked You The Most?
Dear Fang, With Love ; All the Missing Girls

OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Adam/ Ronan ; Blue/Gansey

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year:
Georgia and Wanda from I Almost Forgot About You ; Tess, Ellie and Joline from Fill the Sky

Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously:
The Raven King ; Marked in Flesh

Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Undecided (thanks Nick!); all things Lauren Layne (thanks Nick and Nereyda!); Into the Darkest Corner (thanks Rachel!)

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
Reed from The Boy is Back!

Best 2016 debut you read?
So many! But probably The Hating Game and Dancing with the Tiger

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Gold Fame Citrus ; Salt to the Sea ; Fill the Sky

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Undecided ; The Boy is Back ; I Almost Forgot About You ; The Singles Game ; In Real Life

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
I've never cried while reading a book 

Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Every Exquisite Thing ; Dear Fang, With Love ; Dancing with the Tiger

Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Dear Fang, With Love ; Every Exquisite Thing ; The Underground Railroad

Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
Gold Fame Citrus ; Jane Steele ; All the Missing Girls

Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Eligible (see above!) ; Save Me, Kurt Cobain

New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
Every Exquisite Thing

Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
This is my first year of really doing discussion posts and I loved it! My favorite was either Should There Be Arcs? or Are Certain Authors Sacrosanct?

Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I developed a lot of features on my blog this year, including So You Want to Go and I love this Trope Sub-Genre Setting and I'm really happy about this!

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?
More commenting and receiving comments, DISCUSSIONS!, new features above!

Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
It's My Birthday Giveaway
Are Certain Authors Sacrosanct?

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
If I Could Make My Favorite Bloggers Read Books, Part 1

Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I increased my audiobooks a ton this year! I'm listening to them in my car and on the treadmill

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I set my GR goal super low (120) and doubled it. YIKES! I also did well with Shannon's and Nicole's Discussion challenge

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
The Serpent King ; A Promise of Fire

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)? Etched in Bone ; Blade Bound ; The Perfect Stranger ; Words in Deep Blue ; Boy

2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Piper Perish
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
Blade Bound  and Etched in Bone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
Keep up with discussion posts

A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Happy New Year!!!!!!
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  1. Great reading year!! I wish I didn't cry so easily at books. I made a collage for that question lol. I want to get to The Serpent King this year too.

  2. 232 books... you are such a rock star! I swear, I don't know how you manage it doing what you do (if I remember correctly you are an attorney?). I kept meaning to read Undecided last year and never got to it. This year, for sure. I so agree on Lauren Layne! I want to gobble up everything she has written now. You never cry reading books? Oh my goodness, I am at the total opposite end of that spectrum. LOL

    1. Oh, and my favorite book(s) of 2016: Some Kind of Perfect by Krista and Becca Ritchie, A Court of Mist and Fury by SJM, and Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

  3. I've loved reading these the past week, so much fun to see what books made everyone's lists.

  4. Omg you read so many books! I love the cover for Dancing with the Tiger as well. It's so vivid and pretty!

  5. 232 books. I am not worthy! Here's to another great year of reading!

  6. oh I love this end of year survey you have here!!! and it looks like you had a great year of reading!! I reach 237!! I have heard the Underground Railroad is just fantastic.

  7. This was a great Year End Survey. I still need to start the Anne Bishop Series. Glad to Know that you loved every exquisite thing as well. I have had dancing with tigers for a while, but haven't read it, did you enjoy it? Tori @ In Tori Lex

  8. You Reread so many books this year! I think I only reread one total.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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