2017 Reading Survery


Wow, another year has come and gone oh so quickly. I feel like just yesterday it was January and I was filled with such hope for the new year. Now it's time to do it all over again so let's look back at how my reading was for 2017. Really just March through December because I didn't finish any books in the first two months of the year, such a shame. As always a thank you to Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner for putting this together.

Number Of Books You Read: 54
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary probably. Maybe Poetry.


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)

I think my best book was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I bought it because of the televsision show and not wanting to wait to see how it all ends. This book really surprised me and I absolutely loved it.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Releasing the Days by Stephen Meadows. This was my first finished book of the year in March and I bought it for like $2 at the University of Arizona during the Tucson Festival of Books. I had recently discovered poetry and I was so stoked on this, but I ended up not really liking it at all. I think I gave it 2 stars which is pretty rare for me.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? 
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. That book fucked me up. I could not put it down! It's such a strange story, but damn you just know that someone out there in the world decided it's the perfect plan. WOW.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I pushed a few people to read The First to Know by Abigail Johnson this year. I have such love for that book. I've been wanting to do a DNA test for so long and this makes me nervous. Lol.

5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?
I was looking back at my books for this year and I actually didn't really start any series. Unless you count the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel collection by R.H. Sin because I read all 3 of those books this year. Best sequel is A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas. It isn't my favorite in the series, but I swear this year was the year of standalones. Best series ender for me is The Goal by Elle Kennedy although I don't know if it is the end? I think she's making new characters if she continues since all of these couples graduated. Either way, I love her Off-Campus series with all of my heart.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?
R.H. Sin. His books have been there for me since I had my heart completely shattered by a man I planned on marrying. I buried myself in his words and they made me feel better. I will be forever grateful.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
This year I went out of my comfort zone and read The Martian by Andy Weir. It took me a long time, I technically started it in 2016 but what matters is when I finished it. I loved this book. Most of the science stuff went over my head, but he has this way of making you feel like you know everything being talked about. Andy Weir is also a master at making this rough and potentially deadly situation make you laugh constantly. He is such a joker. It's the best. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
I don't want to say The Couple Next Door again. So I'm going to go with Little Monsters by Kara Thomas. I couldn't put it down and I did not see that ending coming. I cannot wait for her next book!

9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I think I would re-read a few of these. But since I have to pick one I'm going with These Things I've Done by Rebecca Phillips. I finished it in just one sitting. I had to know all of the details and the flashback chapters kept me going.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?
You Don't Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow. It just looks so serene. If Arizona had fields, you would probably find me in one.

11. Most memorable character of 2017?
Alex Craft from The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. I'm not going to say anything more.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?
Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell really got me.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?
Bang by Barry Lyga. Enough said.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read?
The Way I Used to be by Amber Smith. I waited because I had to have the paperback. I strongly prefer them, but at the same time I'm almost mad at myself for waiting. This book has a home deep inside my heart.

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?
The poem Her Guard by R.H. Sin. I believe it's from Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel vol III.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

According to my Goodreads Year in Books my shortest book is The Nearsighted Giraffe by A.H. Benjamin with 24 pages. I read it before I bought it for my nieces. My longest book without a doubt was A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas with 705 pages.

17. Book That Shocked You The Most? (Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
The most shocking book was The Couple Next Door by SHari Lapena. However, my most shocking character death comes from The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. I'm still hurt.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR? (you will go down with this ship!) (OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Dean and Allie from The Score by Elle Kennedy. Also Sabrina and Tucker from The Goal by Elle Kennedy. And of course Rhysand and Feyre from A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
I can't remember if this relationship turns romantic at the end. It might. But the relationship in This Is Not the End by Chandler Baker. If it does turn romantic after all then I choose the relationship between Hermione and her best friend in Exit, Persued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously?
This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes. She never ceases to amaze me.

21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
None. This year I only read what I wanted to. I guess you could say Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher because EVERYONE was talking about the show as well as rehashing the book.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?
Tucker from The Goal by Elle Kennedy. HOT DAMN.

23. Best 2017 debut you read?
I loved all of the debuts that I read this year! I cannot pick just one. But if I had to pick one that I haven't mentioned anywhere on this list yet, it would be The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A Nelson. I'm a sucker for a boarding school book.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas is tied with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. This book was so much fun for me because it felt like Scream and I love that movie!

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?
Several of them if I'm being honest. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling made me cry a lot though.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
I Am More Than A Daydream by Jennae Cecelia. I got this book because I saw the e-book was free and I went for it. I loved it just like I've loved most of the poetry I've read this year.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas although it didn't last.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?
I honestly don't know.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed. Those blog posts pissed me off and I know they were meant to.


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?
Laura Noakes and I happened to discover her on December 31st because of her Debut Author Bash post.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?
I don't have a favorite and I didn't write as many as I should have. Bang by Barry Lyga is my most important review because it is my most important read.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
The Star Wars Book Tag was one of my favorites. It was so much fun for me to fill out. I need to do more tags.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
The Tucson Festival of Books as always. I can't wait for it to come around again in 2 1/2 months.

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

Being able to help Abigail Johnson with The First to Know and receiving the email saying that my name would be in the acknowledgments. That was a huge thing on my bucket list that a wonderful person helped me cross off.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My most popular post is from the This is How it Happened blog tour.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
23 Bookish Facts About Me which I posted on my 23rd birthday this year.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I went to Changing Hands bookstore for the first time and I absolutely adore it.

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
My reading goal was to read 36 books this year and I was lucky enough to surpass that by reading 54 books.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. I need to finish this series. I'm so behind.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas. The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith.

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
There are so many so I'll just name the one in my possession which is The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018?
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi although I'll be waiting for the paperback so my set matches.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018?
I hope to learn how to better balance my job and my reading/blogging life.

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):
I have started Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu and am enjoying it so far. I'm also hlafway through Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson and quite liking it. Unfortunately I have yet to finish a 2018 release.

And that's a wrap on my 2017 reading year! Happy New Year everyone! May 2018 bring you joy and books. Happy Reading!
Xoxo,
Gabriella

Comments

  1. I love this tag so much!! Great responses! :-D

    Oh my gosh, I cannot wait for The Hazel Wood either! I've seen a few bloggers with ARCs and they are STUNNING!

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    1. I can attest to just how stunning they are. They have that silky smooth feeling to them. It's one of my favorite book textures. Thank you for stopping by!

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