2017 End of Year Book Survey

January 12, 2018 Bonnie End of Year Survey 4 Comments

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Total Number Of Books You Read: 135
Pages Read: 42,930
Minutes Listened To: 511 hours, 24 minutes
Number of Audiobooks: 49
Number of Re-Reads
: 10
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy. Urban Fantasy came in second.

1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

Book Review – One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews

One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews

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

Book Review – A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

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

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How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper

I loved This is Where I Leave You and thought it may have been a fluke, but I loved this one too.

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

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This one was especially fantastic on audio.

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

Short & Sweet – The Book of Mirrors, The Atomic Weight of Love, Rosemary & RueEarly Review – White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona AndrewsOminous October – The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

Best New Series: Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1) by Seanan McGuire
Best Sequel: White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews
Best Series Ender: The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Ruth Reichl. I read and loved Tender at the Bone and can’t wait to read more of hers.

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

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(Poetry) Late Wife by Claudia Emerson

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

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Isolation by Bex-chan

Never have I read a 1,000+ page book faster.

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

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Harry Potter 4 Eva.

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

Rapid Fire Reviews – Lightwood, The Weight of This World, Wildfire, The Rules of Magic

Lightwood by Steph Post

11. Most memorable character of 2017?

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Misery by Stephen King

For not the best of reasons.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

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

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Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be: Lessons on Change, Loss, and Spiritual Transformation by Lama Surya Das

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

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Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl

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

Book Review – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

ittle Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way.”

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Oddly enough, my shortest and longest were both Stephen King books.

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Guns by Stephen King (25 pages/49 minutes)
It by Stephen King (1,169 pages/44 hours and 57 minutes)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

18. OTP OF THE YEAR

Hidden Legacy Series: Nevada Baylor + Connor “Mad” Rogan

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

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The Weight of This World by David Joy

Thad Broom and Aiden McCall

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

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I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman by Nora Ephron

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

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

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

Short & Sweet – The Book of Mirrors, The Atomic Weight of Love, Rosemary & Rue

Tybalt from Rosemary and Rue.

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

Book Tour Review – The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy

The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy

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

Rapid Fire Reviews – Artemis, Ink and Bone, Into the Drowning Deep, The Hazel Wood

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

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

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Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu

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

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The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Rapid Fire Reviews – Lightwood, The Weight of This World, Wildfire, The Rules of Magic

The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic #2) by Alice Hoffman

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

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Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

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

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Origins (Alphas 0.5) by Ilona Andrews

This one made me mad because I love Ilona but hated this. lol

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

I wasn’t super social online this year so I’m really not sure I discovered anyone new. lol

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

These were crazy ass books but the reviews came out pretty damn funny.

Short & Sweet – Beyond Shame, Beyond Control, Beyond Denial

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

The End of Your Life Book Club

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

I actually attended a few bookish events this year and they were all fantastic: in April there was an Ellen Hopkins book signing and Independent Bookstore Day and in September I went on a Lit Crawl.

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

I went through some major life changes this year and it got me in a rut of epic proportions. I didn’t read a book for months. So, life, in general, was definitely the most challenging thing.

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

Overcoming that epic rut and finding enjoyment in reading again was definitely a great moment.

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

White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I’m always pleased when anyone reads or comments. Any love is better than no love at all. 🙂

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

I discovered bookish podcasts, but more specifically: Potterotica. This shit is so funny guys. SO FUNNY.

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

I wanted to work on getting better at DNF-ing because honestly, why continue to suffer through mediocrity? I had 17 DNFs in 2016 and 33 this year. I also continued to keep up with my book spreadsheet where I keep track of all the details of the books I read (or the ones I DNF).

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

Well, at this point I’ve already read 9 books this year but the one book that is a top priority would be…

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Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

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

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Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

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The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues by Nova Jacobs

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

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Only Human (Themis Files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel

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

I’d really like to implement a new theme this year.

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

Only 2018 release I read in 2017:

Rapid Fire Reviews – Artemis, Ink and Bone, Into the Drowning Deep, The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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