Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 End of the Year Book Survey

This wonderful end of the year survey is hosted by Perpetual Page Turner

Number Of Books You Read: 41
Number of Re-Reads: 0

Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult

1. Best Book You Read In 2017? 

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (This book was life altering.)

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

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (I hated the ableism and plot twist ending.)

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  
Habibi by Craig Thompson because it had so much disturbing content (rape, gratuitous nudity, violence, farting, misogyny)

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

The Martian by Andy Weir (and by "people" I mean my 16 year old son who read a  book not assigned at school for the first time ever). I also kept pushing my 13 year old daughter to read Harry Potter but that was not a success.

5. Best series you started in 2017? 

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

Best Sequel of 2017? 

The Burning World by Isaac Marion

Best Series Ender of 2017?

Origin by Dan Brown (not sure if  it's ender, just the last book in the series so far)

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Fredrik Backman

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

Blankets by Craig Thompson (After being traumatized by Habibi I was scared but Blankets was pretty good. Still had gratuitous nudity though. Why?)

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

 The Circle by Dave Eggers

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

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 

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

11. Most memorable character of 2017?

 Hannah Baker from Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

 The Sum is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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

 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (I literally called it life changing earlier! I swear I had not read this question!)

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

 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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

from The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

16. Shortest Book You Read 

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Habibi by Craig Thompson

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Habibi by Craig Thompson 

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Mitsuha and Taki in your name, by Makuto Shinkai

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Ove and Parvaneh in A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King

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

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

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

Dylan, the merman from Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

I don't think I read any debut authors in 2017. My bad!

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

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed

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

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (It had me ugly crying.)

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King

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

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (I was mad at her mother.)

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?
Feed Your Fiction Addiction

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

I tried something new in 2017 and didn't post my book reviews on my blog. Yeah, I was a book blogger that didn't review books. I'll be posting reviews  in 2018.

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

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

It was in 2016 but nothing will ever top the Pokemon Indigo League Reading Challenge

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

This was not my year...

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

My 4 year old was so needy and clingy and demanding this year. 

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?

9. Best bookish discover (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?

Nope but mostly because I also decided not to do the different yearly reading challenges. I didn't review, didn't do reading's no wonder 2017 wasn't my year for blogging.

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

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (I checked it out of the library over and over but only got halfway through.)

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

The Last Jedi by Jason Fry

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Don't know....

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

The Last Jedi by Jason Fry

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

Read and review 100 books

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

I'm not that special. I don't get advanced copies.


  1. I felt the SAME WAY about EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING. The ending totally ruined the book for me. And, oh my goodness, you don't know how many times I've tried to take my 13yo into reading HP. He's just not having it. Maybe if the books weren't so chunky he would give it a try. So aggravating!

  2. What a great way to look at the year past and the year ahead!