2016 End of the Year Book Survey


hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner

2016 was a bit of a brutal year for a lot of us so here’s to hoping 2017 is kinder.

Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 340
Number of Re-Reads: 7 (HARRY POTTER!)
Genre You Read The Most From: Tie between dystopian/fantasy/contemp

Best In Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

Best Historical Fiction: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Best Fantasy: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Best Contemporary: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Best Middle Grade: ?

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

Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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

Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

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

Nearly everything that I enjoyed. 😀

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

Best Series I Started: Mara Dyer series, The Naturals series

Best Sequel: Like A River Glorious by Rae Carson and Gemina by Kristoff/Kaufman

Best Series Ender: Winter by Marissa Meyer, Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

SO MANY! Rae Carson, Liz Czukas, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Colleen Hoover, Libby Bray, Maggie S, Katie McGarry, and many more!

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

A tie between the two books : Between Shades of Gray and Girl in the Blue Coat. I normally stay away from historical fiction but these books were amazing.

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

Tie (again) between Scythe and The Naturals series

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

I rarely reread stories that aren’t Harry Potter

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

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (!!)

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Oz and Emily from the Thunder Road series

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

Caraval by Stephanie Garber, A List of Cages, Goodbye Days, and Sad Perfect

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

Tie between A List of Cages and Sad Perfect

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

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

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

“Hate ricochets, but so does kindness” – A List of Cages

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest: various graphic novels
Longest: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (or if you could my reread of HP: Order of the Phoenix)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Ready Player One

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

Oz and Emily!! After that is Razor and Brianna 🙂

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Safiya and Iseult from Truthwitch

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

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

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

The Impossible Knife of Memory

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

Oz from the Thunder Road series

23. Best 2016 debut you read?


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

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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

Beauty Queens by Libby Bray and BoSpontaneous by Aaron Starmer

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

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot
A List of Cages by Robin Roe

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Bound by Blood and Sand

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

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

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

That’s tough… I am partial to almost all of the review I wrote… but Caraval is dear to me.

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

I started a weekend discussion post called Books Left Unread. It spotlights books that I bought meaning to read but just haven’t yet.

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

All of the book festivals!! NTTBF & TBC!

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

All of the book signings! Especially when Stephanie Perkins remembered me. SQUEEE!

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

Trying to review books I think people would like to know more about, whether that is current or published a year + ago.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

My discussion posts of Books Left Unread.

9. Best bookish discovery (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?

I set my Goodreads goal for something realistic but didn’t realize audiobooks would change the reading game for me.

Looking Ahead

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

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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

The new graphic novel by Marissa Meyer

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

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

Now I Rise by Kiersten White and many others I cannot think of off the top of my head

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

Review  and review more books

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

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner; Caraval by Stephanie Garber; A List of Cages by Robin Roe; Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot; Windwitch by Susan Dennard; One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus; Long Way Home by Katie McGarry





2 thoughts on “2016 End of the Year Book Survey

  1. I really, really, really want to read Caraval this year. It sounds like it’s going to be so good. Looks like you had a great 2016 and have a wonderful 2017 ahead of you! Good luck with your goals!


  2. I loved the Mara Dyer series, I was disappointed by the ending though, I expected a lot more from it. Safiya and Iseult had such a beautiful friendship. I’ve been wanting to read Caraval for a while now, I need to read it this year.
    – Yasmin


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