Wednesday, 28 December 2016
2016 End of Year Survey!!!
I can't believe it's the end of the year!!! I'm so excited for 2016 to be over and done with and for 2017 to be a lot better for a lot of people. I think we can all agree that 2016 will not be missed. Here's everything that happened this year! Also, there will be an influx of The Raven Cycle in this post. Sorry, not sorry.
Number of books you read: 85
Number of re-reads: 2
Genre you read the most from: Honestly, I think it was fantasy this year! (whaaattt???)
Best in Books
Best book you read in 2016: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Book you were excited about but was a let down: A Court of Mist and Fury by: Sarah J. Maas
Most surprising book you read: Cursed Child by: John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Best series you started in 2016? Best sequel? Best series ender?: Series: The Raven Cycle by: Maggie Stiefvater Sequel: A Torch Against the Night by: Sabaa Tahir Series Ender: The Raven King by: Maggie Stiefvater
Favourite new author you discovered: Sabaa Tahir!
Best book from a genre you don't typically read from: The Martian by: Andy Weir
Most action-packed book: An Ember in the Ashes by: Sabaa Tahir
Book you read in 2016 that you will most likely re-read: The Raven Cycle series
Favourite cover of a book you read: Everything, Everything by: Nicola Yoon.
Most memorable character: Adam Parrish
Most beautifully written book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Most thought-provoking book: A Monster Calls by: Patrick Ness
Book you can't believe you waited until 2015 to read: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Favourite passage from a book you read: “Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.” - A Monster Calls
Shortest and Longest book you read: Shortest: The Shawl by: Cynthia Ozick. (69 pages) Longest: Les Miserables by: Victor Hugo (1463 pages)
Book that shocked you the most: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by: Maggie Stiefvater
Favourite OTP: PYNCH from The Raven Cycle!
Favourite non-romantic relationship: Jack and his ma from: Room by: Emma Donhughe
Favourite book from an author you read previously: THE RAVEN CYCLE AGAIN I'M SORRY
Best book you read in 2015 based on a recommendation by someone else: A Monster Calls
Newest fictional crush: Richard Campbell Gansey the third
Best 2016 debut: Rebel of the Sands by: Alwyn Hamilton
Best Worldbuilding: Miss Peregrine's by: Ransom Riggs
Book that put a smile on your face: Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by: Becky Abertelli
Book that made you cry: A Monster Calls by: Patrick Ness
Hidden gem of the year: Tales of the Peculiar by: Ransom Riggs
Book that crushed your soul: Salt to the Sea by: Ruta Sepetys
Most unique book you read: The Knife of Never Letting Go by: Patrick Ness
Book that made you the most mad: We All Looked Up by: Tommy Wallach
New favourite blog you discovered in 2016: Denise @ The Bibliolater
Favourite review you wrote: A Court of Mist and Fury
Best discussion: I Almost Quit (But I Didn't!)
Best event you participated in: The Thanks U Give
Best Moment: When I received so much support on twitter after racist misogynists at school got me down.
Most Challenging Moment: When I almost quit in July.
Most Popular Post this Year: I Hate How English Classes Handle Required Reading
Post you wished got a little more love: What's the Problem with John Green Book's?
Best bookish discovery: Etsy!
Did you complete any challenges?: I completed my goodreads goal of reading 80 books!
Book you didn't get to in 2016 but will make first priority: Crooked Kingdom by: Leigh Bardugo
Book you are most anticipating in 2017: Carve the Mark by: Veronica Roth
2017 debut you're most anticipating: The Hate U Give by: Angie Thomas
Series ending/a sequel you're most looking forward to: Hopefully that Ronan-centred trilogy we're all hoping for??
One thing you hope to accomplish this year: Read 100 books!
That's it!! I want to wish, from the bottom of my heart a very happy new year to all of you amazing blog buddies. I hope 2017 is your best year yet and I can't wait to see what's in store. Here's to love, peace, and diversity in 2017.
Emily @ Paperback Princess