The 2016 End of Year Book survey is a year end survey created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner. This is the survey’s 7th year! If you would like to complete this survey, you can find the original survey post and link up here.
And now we begin my 2016 End of Year Book Survery!
Number Of Books You Read: 320
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Romance
1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
I chose The Hard Count by Ginger Scott because I felt like it was so well written and applicable to today’s youth. It encompassed so many important things. Amazing book.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Don’t get me wring, I really enjoyed A Gift of Time by Beth Flynn. It answered all of my questions and resolved so many things from Nine Minutes and Out of Time, but it was kind of a weird read. The first half of the book reminded me of Out of Time, while the second half reminded me of Nine Minutes. It was hard to switch between the two tones. Still loved it, though.
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
I was expecting to fall in love with Taking Chances by Molly McAdams. It had such great reviews and made Huffington Post’s top ugly cry list, but I hated every moment of it.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Surprise, surprise. It’s not very hard to get the ladies to read a book with a cover like this! Thank goodness the writing is amazing!
5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
Best series I started:
Addicted / Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Best Sequel of 2016:
Us (Him, #2) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Best Series Ender of 2016:
The Goal (Off-Campus, #4) by Elle Kennedy
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?
This could honestly be a really long list, so I’m going to pick the first author to pop into my head: Max Monroe. The entire Billionaire Bad Boys series was hilarious and super sexy. Loved it!
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I’m not much of a fantasy fan, but I love Amy Harmon’s writing and she did not disappoint with The Bird and the Sword.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Too Late by Colleen Hoover was like crack. I anxiously waited for each addition to this story on Wattpad.
9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I hate to admit it, but I don’t re-read many books. If I had to choose one to re-read from this year, it might be Banking the Billionaire because it was so dang funny!
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
11. Most memorable character of 2016?
I am picking two most memorable characters, one I hated and one I adored. I hated Miranda from So Much More by Kim Holden. She is memorable for being a complete jerk. I adored Frank Sanger from This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills because Frank Sanger is for everyone — me especially.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
Like I said above, this book was amazingly written and so important.
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
Tarryn Fisher knows how to make you think like no other. Marrow is probably one of the most thought provoking books I’ve read this year.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
“You have to be willing to be happy. Despite the mess of your life—just accept what’s happened, throw away your ideals, and create a new map of happiness to follow.”
-Tarryn Fisher, Marrow
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Shortest: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages)
Longest: Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie (664 pages)
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
A Gift of Time by Beth Flynn
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Jamie & Wes
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Sloane & Frank Sanger
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Steadfast (True North, #2) by Sarina Bowen
21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
I found My Perfect Mistake on Cristina from My Tiny Obsession‘s blog. Loved it!
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
23. Best 2016 debut you read?
The Way I Used To Be felt like it was written by a seasoned writer and it was a touching story.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Amy Harmon created a beautiful set.
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
If you want to laugh and smile a bunch, then read Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
When it Rains by Lisa De Jong was a sob fest. So good, but so sad!
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
I can’t even begin to explain it. I felt so many emotions I didn’t want to feel.
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
Lily is an a dachshund. The octopus is, well, an octopus. Add in Lily’s owner Ted and this story is delightfully unique.
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
It’s hard to keep straight what blogs I discovered when, but one that pops to mind is Rant and Rave About Books.
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher. It was before I switched by self-hosting.
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
I don’t think I had a discussion post this year. Shame on me!
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I went to two this year. First, I went to Emerald City Author Event. Second, I went to An Evening with Anna Kendrick.
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?
It would have to be the Emerald City Author Event. I got to meet so many amazing authors, including Claire Contreras, Tarryn Fisher, E.L. James, Jay Crownover, Emma Chase, and so many more!
Oh, and also updating to the beautiful new header Aentee @ Read at Midnight created for me!
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
The past couple of weeks. My blog has been acting up. 🙁
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
This surprised me. It was my review of The Goal by Elle Kennedy.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Hey, I’d take more love for any of them!
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Hmm…I probably discovered it last year, but I think The Bookworm Box deserves all of the publicity it can get for donating so much to charity.
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yep. I completed my Goodreads challenge. 🙂
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
I adore Kasie West’s books and I’m so disappointed in myself for not having read P.S. I Like You yet!
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
To me, collaboration doesn’t getting any better than Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy. I cannot wait for Good Boy and their new WAGS series!
3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Wait for Me just popped up on my radar recently, but I’m so excited to read this debut!
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
I cannot wait to read Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers, #2)!
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
Meet more amazing bloggers! Maybe some who are into NA/Adult contemporaries.
6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
I love Kelly Siskind’s Over the Top series and I would definitely recommend Hooked on Trouble. BUT read the first two books in the series first!
And that’s my 2016 End of Year Book Survey. I hope you enjoyed reading it!