I know it’s now officially 2018, but I wanted to participate in this year’s (2017) End of Year Survey created by The Perpetual Page-Turner.
Number Of Books You Read: 105
Number of Re-Reads: 1
Genre You Read The Most From: Romance
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)
A Court of Wings and Ruin by S.J. Maas
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott. I thought I was going to love this one but I ended up hating it.
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Hunted by Megan Spooner. I liked this one way more than I expected.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I pushed Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy series, and of course, anything written by Sarah J. Maas.
5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?
Started: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Sequel: Tied by Carian Cole
Ender: A Court of Wings and Ruin by SJM
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?
Laura Thalassa and Amanda Bouchet
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Devils Within by S.F. Henson. Although this book is YA, which I read all the time, it wasn’t the kind of YA I typically read.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
I binged the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews
9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I don’t typically re-read, but if I do, it’ll probably be SJM’s ACOTAR series.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff. It’s badass and aligns completely with this story.
11. Most memorable character of 2017?
Cat Fisa from the Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet. She’s a badass heroine that can tell when people are lying.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?
A Court of Wings and Ruin or Tower of Dawn by SJM
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?
I want to say Hunted by Megan Spooner or the Fallen World Trilogy series by Laura Thalassa
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read?
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?
From A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas:
“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.”
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?
Shortest: What About Her by Emma Tharp
Longest: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Serenity and The King from the Fallen Trilogy by Laura Thalassa, Cat and Griffin from the Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet, and of course, Rhys and Feyre from ACOWAR by SJM
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
I have no idea on this one.
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen
21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
The Fallen World trilogy by Laura Thalassa was a recommendation and I am SO thankful!
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?
Griffin from the Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet
23. Best 2017 debut you read?
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Twist by Kylie Scott
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Tied by Carian Cole
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?
Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas because she left us with the “Fireheart” chapter that made me want the final book NOW!
New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?
I’ve followed a lot of new people but I enjoy posts from A Novel Glimpse and Twin Bookmarks because we have the same taste in books and they recommend some great books I’ve never heard of before.
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?
Probably Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff because I was so on fire when I wrote my review or the few times I used gifs writing Mini-Reviews, which I think I’ll try to do more of in the future.
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
I would say my monthly recap posts because I have fun putting them together and sharing a bit of what I’m doing outside of my reading life.
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I went to see Sarah J. Maas at the Tower of Dawn release and UtopiaCon was awesome this year. Also, S.F. Henson, who wrote Devils Within, lives in my area and visited my book club!
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?
The best moments for me is when I can convince someone to read something they love or when I find a new book/author based on another blogger’s recommendation.
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
I’m an aspiring author so I’ve been trying to juggle reading, blogging and writing. This makes it hard to focus sometimes, and inevitably, something falls off my radar for a period of time.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My most viewed was surprisingly my review for The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer and That Time I Met Sarah J. Maas.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Probably any time I write a discussion post.
9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I love receiving my Uppercase Box, which is a YA monthly book subscription, each month. I also buy a book quite often from my daily Bookbub email newsletter much to my wallet’s dismay.
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I met my goal of 100 books for the Goodreads Challenge. I want to join other challenges but I don’t have time to be that organized.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?
I’ve resisted reading the last book in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series and Chloe Neil’s Chicagoland Vampire series because I don’t want to let go of those characters yet.
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018?
Blood Fury by J.R. Ward and Rage by Cora Carmack
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018?
See my upcoming post on Bookish Resolutions.