2017 End of Year Book Survey

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This is my first year taking part in the Annual End of Year Survey hosted by Jamie over at  Perpetual Page Turner.

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Number Of Books You Read: I don’t actually have a reliable way of counting the number of books that I’ve read, however, I would estimate that the figure would be around 70.
Number of Re-Reads: I’m not someone who commonly rereads books so the answer would have to be 0.
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult.

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1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

Probably Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella; it was a funny, sad and very memorable book.

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

Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer was a bit of a disappointment.

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

Animal Farm by George Orwell. I had to read this one for English at school but ended up really enjoying it.

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

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. I actually read this book at the end of last year but have convinced many people to read it this year. Success!

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

The place for the best series ender of 2017 is undoubtedly (in my mind) reserved for Geek Girl; Forever Geek, by Holly Smale. It was the perfect end to the 6 book series.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Krystal Sutherland with A Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares.

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

I am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai. This isn’t too out of my comfort zone however I don’t read autobiographies all that frequently.

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

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was a thrilling (and haunting) read.

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

I’m not a big rereader, however I would mind reading Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian again.

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

I loved the cover of Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom because it had braille on the cover (inspired by the fact that the story is about a girl who is blind).

11. Most memorable character of 2017?

Anyone who has read Fans of the Impossible Life (by Kate Scelsa) will agree that Sebby is unforgettable.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa is written really well (it’s told by 3 characters & 3 P.O.V (1st, 2nd & 3rd person)).

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

More Than This by Patrick Ness was a book that really made me think.

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

I can’t believe I didn’t read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak earlier considering how good (I now know) it is.

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

I loved the Prologue to Fans of the Impossible Life, especially the part that says, “You can come back. Even after you hurt each other too deeply to comprehend. Even after the impossible become just that. Too far out of reach to even dream.”

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Shortest: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe (Lauren James)- 290 pages

Longest: Geek Girl; Forever Geek (Holly Smale)- 400 pages

How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this year that was the shortest and longest.

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

The Loneliest Girl In the Universe by Lauren James had a great plot twist that I was not expecting.

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Harriet and Nick from the Geek Girl Series by Holly Smale are amazing together! 😍

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Sophie & Agatha from The School for Good and Evil Series by Soman Chainani.

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

Perfect by Cecelia Ahern. I read Cecelia Ahern’s other YA novel (Flawed) either at the start of 2017 or the end of 2016 (I can’t remember!)

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

I picked up Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson because a few of my friends recommended it to me and ended up really liking it.

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

I developed a fictional crush on Levi from Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. 😍😍😍

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng.

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

I loved how Martin described France in Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl.

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

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson was light, fun & summery.

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

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’m practically tearing up just thinking about it :(.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

I think Boone Shepard by Gabriel Bergmoser deserves more attention.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Not as we Know it by Tom Avery. The relationship between the two brothers was beautiful… and soul crushing.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

And Then You’re Dead: A Scientific Exploration of the World’s most Interesting Ways to Die (by Cody Cassidy & Paul Doherty) was a really unique (and interesting) book.

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

A Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland. I got mad at this book for so many different reasons. I still really liked it though (it even made it to my list of favourite books of 2017). Logic.

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

My review of Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson.

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

Either my list of October & November Reads (I love the format of it) or my interview with Fizzy from ‘Quirky Girl Studio’ (I would love to continue to interview fellow bloggers).

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

I didn’t participate in much. Probably just WWW Wednesday (hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words) as it allowed me to summarise my recent reads.

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

Nothing too eventful happened. Probably reaching 50 posts on A Happy Little Bookworm.

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

I stopped blogging for almost the entirety of last year. Getting back into it again was a bit of a challenge.

7. Most Popular Post in 2017 On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

My TTT of the best books of 2017 got the most view last year.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

My review of See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng.

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

Libby, an app that allows you to borrow ebooks & audiobooks from your local library.

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

I didn’t set myself any goals last year (terrible, I know) so I guess I didn’t complete any either. 😦

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

I’m desperate to read One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

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

In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira.

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Where I Live by Brenda Rufener.

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

I’m not actually dedicated to any specific series at the moment (since Ruby Redfort & Geek Girl finished 😭) , neither am I aware of any  good series endings or sequels coming out in 2018. Maybe 2018 is the year to start & finish a whole series? Anyone have any good suggestions?

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

In terms of my reading life, I would really like to accomplish my goal of reading 80 books. As for my blogging goals, I hope to blog 3 times a week, to read & review more new releases (& upcoming releases) and to get 50 followers by 2019.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading through my 2017 book survey. I certainly enjoyed writing it & hope to complete it in years to come. What did you read in 2017? Leave any comments down below 😊 📚.

 

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