2016 End of Year Survey

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Thanks for making this survey Jamie 🙂

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Number Of Books You Read: 76 (not including re-reads)
Number of Re-Reads: 8
Genre You Read The Most From: It’s a tie between Fantasy and Contemporary

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1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
Hard to narrow this down, because I read a lot of amazing books… but I’d have to say, A Court of Mist and Fury (Sarah J. Maas).

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
“The Sun is Also a Star” by: Nicola Yoon. It was just way too… pretentious and insta-love. I couldn’t stand it :/
Close second would have to be… “Rebel of the Sands” by: Alywn Hamilton. I’m still in love with the cover (the original one, not the redesigned)… but I just didn’t connect to the lead character.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
“Empire of Storms” by: Sarah J. Maas. The twists she throws at you, AHH.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
“A Court of Mist and Fury” by: Sarah J. Maas.

 5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
-The Boleyn King trilogy (Laura Andersen)
-A Court of Mist and Fury (Sarah J. Maas)
-The Winner’s Kiss (Marie Rutkoski)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?
Sally Thorne and Laura Andersen.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
“Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between” by: Lauren Graham. I don’t normally read celebrity memoirs (or really memoirs, in general), but I really enjoyed this!

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
“Empire of Storms” by: Sarah J. Maas.

 9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
“A Court of Misty and Fury” by: Sarah J. Maas.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
There’s SO many!! I narrowed it down to my top 7 lol.

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11. Most memorable character of 2016?
Rhysand (ACOMAF)!

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
It’s a tie between “Winter” by: Marissa Meyer and “A Court of Mist and Fury” by: Sarah J. Maas.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
I don’t know if there was really one… but maybe, “The Start of Me and You” by: Emery Lord.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?
“Daughter of the Forest” by: Juliet Marillier!

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
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16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Shortest: “The Crown and the Arrow” by: Renee Ahdieh, at 9 pages
Longest: “Winter” by: Marissa Meyer, at 833 pages

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most?
It’s a tie between “A Court of Mist and Fury” and “Empire of Storms”. Sarah J. Maas is a master of foreshadowing.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)?
How am I supposed to choose?! Feyre/Rhysand, Mor/Azriel, Nesta/Cassian, Elain/Lucien, Cress/Thorne, Winter/Jacin, Scarlet/Wolf, Sally/Becks, Kestrel/Arin, Emmy/Oliver, Lucy/Josh, Catherine/Jest, Minuette/Dominic, and Paige/Max. I’m sure there’s a few I’m missing though.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?
The Inner Circle in ACOMAF and the whole clan in the Lunar Chronicles.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously?
A Court of Mist and Fury!

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
“The Hating Game” by: Sally Thorne!!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
There’s way too many LOL… but I guess Becks from Adorkable.

23. Best 2016 debut you read?
“Adorkable” by: Cookie O’Gorman!

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
“A Court of Mist and Fury” by: Sarah J. Maas.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
“Talking as Fast as I Can” by: Lauren Graham!

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
“Empire of Storms” by: Sarah J. Maas.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
“Adorkable” by: Cookie O’Gorman.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Empire of Storms, A Court of Mist and Fury, and Heartless.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
“The Star-Touched Queen” by: Roshani Chokshi.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
“Empire of Storms” by: Sarah J. Maas. Loved the book, but sdkfjakfj.

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
There isn’t really one that is like OMG I MUST READ!!!!!, but maybe “Scrappy Little Nobody” by: Anna Kendrick.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
“A Court of Wings and Ruin” and the last ToG series book.

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
“When Dimple Met Rishi” by: Sandhya Menon and “The Color Project” by: Sierra Abrams!

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
Last ToG series book!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
Read AT LEAST 52 books!

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
I haven’t read any 2017 releases!

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5 thoughts on “2016 End of Year Survey

  1. Hello! I keep hearing good things about A Court of etc. etc. by Sarah J. Maas. I was a bit “meh” on some aspects of Throne of Glass, although I do have the sequel and plan to start it, so I’m reluctant to pick up a new one by her but…Maybe I’ll try it!

    • Hi! A Court of Thorns and Roses can be slow to start, but the sequel to it is SO worth it!
      Have you read “The Assassin’s Blade”? It’s the book of novellas that takes place a couple years before Throne of Glass (focusing on Celaena and how she got to where she is in ToG). I always recommend reading that before ToG! Also, SJM’s writing always gets better as it goes (really, anybody’s does)!

      • I’m sure it does! I’ll return to the series eventually, I’m sure. I don’t *mind* slow starts either, per se. I’m curious now. Everyone recommends it so highly…

  2. It was a tie between fantasy and contemporary for me this year too 🙂 I still need to finish Laura Andersen’s new series, and the Winner’s series! Def on my list this year. And Winter and ACOMAF were both so great! Glad you had a good reading year 🙂

    • I think those two genres are what I lean towards to for the most part. And yes you do need to finish both of those series!! So good 🙂 I’m going to try to finish the Maid Of Honor series (Jennifer McGowan) this year!
      Glad you had a good reading year too 🙂

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