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!

Top Ten Tuesday – 9 Songs That I Wish Were Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish

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I’ve never done a Top Ten Tuesday post before, but if there’s one thing more I love as much as books (and tv), it’s music. So, here we go.

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  1. “Lost Without You” by: Hanson

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  2. “Manhattan from the Sky” by: Kate Voegele

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  3. “Nothin’ Like You” by: Dan + Shay

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  4. “Hundred Million Dollar Soul” by: Kate Voegele

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  5. “From The Ground Up” by: Dan + Shay

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  6. “Millionaires” by: The Script

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  7. “I Could Get Used To This” by: The Veronicas

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  8. “Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You'” by: The Script

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  9. “It’s Your Life” by: Francesca Battistelli

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Must Read in 2016 (casual book tag-style challenge)

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Here are the rules:

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I was pretty awful with reading in 2015. I had months where I would read nothing at all. I just couldn’t concentrate to read or I just didn’t care. So, here are the books that I MUST read in 2016, because I never got around to them in 2015 and I really wanted to.

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Honorable mention (because I’ve already read the series, but this one is so pretty, so I MUST read it):

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2014 End of Year Book Survey

Thanks to the lovely, Jamie @ Perpetual Page-Turner, for this end of year survey that you come up with for each year! I’m not a book blogger, so I won’t be doing the “Your blogging/bookish life” section. Here’s a link to a picture of the books that I’ve read in 2014: click me

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Number Of Books You Read: 62
Number of Re-Reads: 8
Genre You Read The Most From: YA Contemporary

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1. Best Book You Read In 2014?
Ahh, this is a toss up between these 3 books… “Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour” by: Morgan Matson, “Crown of Midnight” by: Sarah J. Maas, and “The Book Thief” by: Markus Zusak.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
“Split Second” by: Kasie West. I just wanted MORE.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?
“Crown of Midnight” by: Sarah J. Maas (in a good way).

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
“Divergent” by: Veronica Roth.

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
Best series I started: Throne of Glass
Best Sequel: “Asunder” by: Jodi Meadows (I really wanted to put CoM, but I don’t want EVERY answer to be that haha)
Series ender: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by: JK Rowling

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?
Sarah J. Maas!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
“Throne of Glass” AND “Crown of Midnight” by: Sarah J. Maas. I’m not usually a huge fan of Fantasy books, but this is SO good!!

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

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
“Since You’ve Been Gone” by: Morgan Matson!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?
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11. Most memorable character of 2014?
Ahh, that is so difficult! I’m going to pick three… Max Vandenburg, Celaena Sardothien, and Chaol Westfall.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?
“Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour” by: Morgan Matson.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?
“Me Since You” by: Laura Wiess and “Virgin” by: Radhika Sanghani.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
“Throne of Glass” by: Sarah J. Maas and “The Book Thief” by: Markus Zusak! Why didn’t any of my book friends insist that I read these sooner?!

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
I can’t pick just one, so there’s going to be a lot!

“I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.” — Markus Zusak (The Book Thief)

“Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us–to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.” — Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass)

“Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age. They take root in us as we grow, settling deep into our souls. The good words plant well. They flourish and find homes in our hearts. They build trunks around our spines, steadying us when we’re feeling most flimsy; planting our feet firmly when we’re feeling most unsure. But the bad words grow poorly. Our trunks infest and spoil until we are hollow and housing the interests of others and not our own. We are forced to eat the fruit those words have borne, held hostage by the branches growing arms around our necks, suffocating us to death, one word at a time.” — Tahereh Mafi (Ignite Me)

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?
Shortest: “The Gift of the Magi” by: O. Henry (12 pages)
Longest: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by: JK Rowling (759 pages)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
“Crown of Midnight” by: Sarah J. Maas! I did not see that plot twist coming haha.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Celaena and Chaol, hands down. I will go down with this ship, omg.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Celaena and Nehemia! I love their friendship!

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
“Since You’ve Been Gone” by: Morgan Matson! I will basically read anything by her. She’s one of my favorites.

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
“Throne of Glass” by: Sarah J. Maas! I wouldn’t have ever picked it up (because I’m not a huge Fantasy reader), if Jamie and a few other book bloggers didn’t rave on and on about it!!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
LOL where should I start?! There’s so many!!
Chaol Westfall (ToG), Justin Milano (Flat-Out Celeste), Eli (Me Since You), Henry Fitzroy (Brazen), Cricket Bell (Lola and the Boy Next Door), Etienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss), Day (Legend), Frank Porter (SYBG), Max Vandenburg (The Book Thief), Roger Sullivan (A&R’s Epic Detour), and Levi (Fangirl).

23. Best 2014 debut you read?
“Virgin” by: Radhika Sanghani.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
“Throne of Glass” and “Crown of Midnight” by: Sarah J. Maas!

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
“Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour” by: Morgan Matson.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
“The Book Thief” by: Markus Zusak, made me nearly cry.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
“Brazen” by: Katherine Longshore.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
“The Book Thief” by: Markus Zusak or “If I Stay” by: Gayle Forman.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?
“Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour” by: Morgan Matson! I loved the road trip feel to it, with all the receipts, pictures, and playlists.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
“Champion” by: Marie Lu. It didn’t end the way I wanted it to. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t like it… but I could’ve liked it more.

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
“My True Love Gave To Me” edited by: Stephanie Perkins! It’s going to be the first book I read in 2015.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?
“Royal Wedding (Princess Diaries #11)” by: Meg Cabot! I legit squealed when I found out she was putting out another book in the series!! Michael Moscovitz *heart eyes*

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
“5 to 1” by: Holly Bodger or “Becoming Darkness” by: Lindsay Brambles.

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?
“P.S. I Still Love You” by: Jenny Han.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?
I’m hoping to read 52 books (a book a week) in 2015. Along with trying to complete this book challenge.

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
I haven’t ready any 2015 releases :/