Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2017 Book Survey

Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner hosts this fun end of year reading survey every year. It's a fun way to look back on the past years reading and blogging highs and lows. I had more lows this year. This is the first year since my kids were babies I've read this few new-to-me books. 

New-to-Me Books Read: 105

Genre Read Most From: Contemporary Romance (Was NOT expecting that.)

MG Realistic: Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
MG Speculative: Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood

YA Realistic: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
YA Speculative: Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

Contemporary Romance: A Crown of Bitter Orange by Laura Florand
Historical Romance: Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne

Book I Thought I Would Love More: Hunted by Meagan Spooner (It's a Beauty and the Beast retelling and I was so disappointed.)

Most Surprising: Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh (I don't typically enjoy ghost or creepy stories so I was surprised by how into this I was.)

Book I Pushed Most Successfully: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

Best Sequel I Read: Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

Best Series Ender I Read: Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare

Best New Author Discovery: This one is HARD, but I'm going with Angie Thomas.

Most Unputdownable: Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

Book I'm Most Likely to Reread in 2018: A Crown of Bitter Orange by Laura Florand

Favorite Cover of a Book I Read:

Most Memorable Character:  Starr Carter from The Hate U Give

Most Beautifully Written: An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder (Every year she releases a book she gets this title from me.)

Most Thought Provoking: Also goes to An Uninterrupted View of the Sky (So much of the history in this book I had NO KNOWLEDGE of.)

Longest Book: The Shadow Cypher by Laura Ruby

Shortest Book: A Midnight Feast by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner

Book That Shocked Me Most: Thick as Thieves  by Megan Whalen Turner (Maybe I should say it hurt me most in a way wasn't expecting.)

OTP of the Year: Fransisco and Soledad from An Uninterrupted View of the Sky

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship: Kamet and Costis from Thick as Thieves

Best Book Read Solely on Recommendation From Someone: Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry

Fictional Crush of 2017: Tristan Rosier from A Crown of Bitter Orange (I was honestly not expecting to love him as much as I did.)

Best 2017 Debut: The Hate U Give

Best World Building: Thick as Thieves

Most Fun to Read: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Book That Made Me Cry: The Hate U Give

Hidden Gem of the Year: An Uninterrupted View of the Sky

Most Unique Book: Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Favorite Review I Wrote: The Hate U Give 

Favorite Non-Review Post: Antagonism to Love Romances 

Best Event: Megan Whalen Turner talk/signing in Columbus, OH

Most Challenging Aspect of Reading/Blogging Life: Finding the will to keep going when everything seems terrible.

Most Popular Post (page views): American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Most Popular Post (comments): TTT: Most Unique Books I've Read

Book I Didn't Get to in 2017 That Will Be First Priority in 2018: There were a bunch of books that came out right when we were moving settling in that were high priority I didn't get to, but on the top of that list is That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

Most Anticipated 2018 Release: 

Most Anticipated 2018 Debut: 

Most Anticipated Series Ender/Sequel: The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall


Lisa Roberts said...

This is such a great list. I keep going back to it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The Hate U Give is such a good book! I'm glad it made such an impact on you too. :-)

Brandy said...

No. Thank you!

Susan said...

I haven't read any of these, but I've heard good things about a lot of the titles you mentioned. More for the TBR list! Woo hoo!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

The Hate U Give is such an amazing book. Truly deserves all the recognition it has been getting. I haven't read any books in The Queen's Thief series but I'll have to check them out!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

The Hate U Give was absolutely fantastic. Happy New Year!