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2017 End of Year Book Survey!

Best books of 2017

Its time for the annual end of year book survey hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. Each year Jamie posts this survey to look back at the books you’ve read in 2017 and provides a link up so everyone can share. Stop by and check out the other surveys… and link your own… here. This is my second year participating in the survey…

Note: The survey is for books you read throughout the year, no matter when they were published, and is not limited to just books that came out in 2017!!

 

Number Of Books You Read:  127 (as of 12/10; I hope to read at least 5 more before the end of the year)
Number of Re-Reads: 6
Genre You Read The Most From: Romance

 

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1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

Such a tough one to answer…

Adult Fiction: Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagan Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
YA/MG Fiction: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)
Memoir: 10% Happier by Dan Harris 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

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

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Bone Gap
The Promise Kitchen by Peggy Lampman The Promise Kitchen

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ready Player One

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

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ready Player One
10% Happier by Dan Harris 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

 5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series by Chris Grabenstein Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)
Forged in Smoke by Trish McCallen (I can’t wait for Forged in Ember!) Forged in Smoke (Red-Hot SEALs, #3)
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Elle Casey

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

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ready Player One

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

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

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

10% Happier by Dan Harris 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

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

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2)

11. Most memorable character of 2017?

Rider, The Problem With Forever by Jennifer Armentrout The Problem with Forever

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air

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

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air

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

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)

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

“I want to know if I changed her. I want to know if that day changed her, if only for a day.” from Every Day by David Levithan Every Day (Every Day, #1)

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Shortest: The Field Guide {Spiderwick Chronicles} by Holly Black (112 pgs) The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)
Longest: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (736 pgs) Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie Holmberg Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

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

Trip and Kelsey, Secretly Hers by Jamie Beck Secretly Hers (Sterling Canyon, #2)
Mallory and Rider, The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout The Problem with Forever
Parzival and Art3mis, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ready Player One

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Zane, Cosky & Rawls, Red-Hot Seals series by Trish McCallan Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1)  Forged In Ash (Red-Hot SEALs, #2)   Forged in Smoke (Red-Hot SEALs, #3)

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

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2)

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

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

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

Wade Watts, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ready Player One

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

I can’t think of one

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

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Ready Player One

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

Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey Wrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys, #1)

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

When Breath Become Air by Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout The Problem with Forever

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie Holmberg Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

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

Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker Claiming Grace (Ace Security #1)

book-blogging

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

Perspective of a Writer

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

Review: The Sweetest Kiss

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

On Blogging With Anxiety {How it Works for Me}

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

Blog Ahead

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

Reaching the milestone of over 100 followers on Bloglovin’

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

Finding the time to read! I got through a lot of audio books this year, but physical and digital books didn’t happen so much as I was in the car commuting when I wasn’t working.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

On Why I Don’t Comment {Very Often}

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Really? All of them…

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

The Book Outlet... so dangerous!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I joined a million challenges ( or twenty-something) and completed 6 of them…

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

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Holding Up the Universe

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

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts Shelter in Place

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews (aka Cait from Paperfury!) A Thousand Perfect Notes

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

Obsidio by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

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

Read 150 books… highest I’ve gotten so far is 133.

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

None… I’m so behind on ARCs!

 

4 thoughts on “2017 End of Year Book Survey!”

  1. Rare that I see other fans of Grabenstein. I’ve read most of what he’s written, except some of the things with Patterson. Love Lemoncello! If you haven’t tried it, The Island of Dr Libris is really cute too, not as good as Lemoncello but good.

    RPO is in my wheelhouse of books but I love that, have re-read it a few times since I first read it when it was released.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Karsyn @ KaKiJoKoJa ~ 2017 End of Year Survery

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