2016 Book Survey

I filled this out last year thanks to Jamie and now I’m joining in again!  I think this year I need to keep better notes so it’s easier to fill out.

Here goes!

Number Of Books You Read: 53
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From:  Contemporary Fiction

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

So hard, but I’m going to say The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. I love her books, but this one just fell kind of flat for me.

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

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect with this book and it did end up surprising me in a sort of eery and creepy way.

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

Hmm… I can’t think of just one book I really “pushed” on anyone this year… maybe The Name of the Wind?

 5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

Best Series – Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

Best Sequel – Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Best Series Ender – Winter by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

  1. E. Schwab (Shades of Magic)

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

I didn’t really go outside my comfort zone this year. Something to remedy in 2017!

 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?

With so many books to read I don’t know that I’ll re-read any that I read this year, to be honest.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

Saga – Volume 1

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

I spent a lot of time with Clare and Jamie Fraser this year, so I’m going to say that they tie. Ha!

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

I cannot choose… Diana Gabaldon is so good with words.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero I think I actually need to re-read this and remind myself again.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 

All of the Outlander books!!!

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?

How can you pick just one???

“Imagine what our world would be like if everyone loved themselves so much that they weren’t threatened by other people’s opinions or skin colors or sexual preferences or talents or education or possessions or lack of possessions or religious beliefs or customs or their general tendency to just be whoever the hell they are.”
― Jen SinceroYou Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (Shortest)

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (Longest)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

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

I’m struggling to answer this one… I can’t think of one that really left me with this feeling, though. Bad, Blogger!

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

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

I’m so bad at these… I have no idea.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Ian and Rollo from the Outlander series.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously.

Can I just say anything in the Outlander series because those are my favorite reads this year. I promise 2017 won’t be all things Outlander. 😉

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  Everyone kept talking about it and I doubted it, but ended up reading the whole series.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?

Malachi from the Irin Chronicles.

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

Oh wow… I apparently only read four books from 2016 in 2016 and only one was a debut. Ha!  I’m going with The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.

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

Okay, I won’t go with my obvious choice here and will branch out. The Throne of Glass series is really well described, but I’m actually also going to go with The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.  She paints a very vivid picture with her words.

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

Even when they aren’t the best, I’ve been reading the Shopaholic books since the beginning and even when it’s over the top ridiculous, I always smile, so… Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

I feel like anything good I read isn’t a hidden gem.  I could tell you the potential pieces of poo to avoid, however. 😉

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

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

The Goldfinch brought out a lot of emotion and at times anger, as well as sadness and frustration. I won’t lie, it was a tad depressing.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

There’s actually a large stack of these that I will attempt to get through, but I should warn you now… 2017 is the year of all things Tolkien.  I’m re-reading The Hobbit and LOTR, but also going to be reading other Tolkien books as well and getting ready for Tol-Con 2017 in November!!

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

Definitely Throne of Glass Book 6 by Sarah J. Maas.

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I’m actually looking forward to Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo.

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

The last Throne of Glass book!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

I want to be better about reviewing books and keeping track of them.  There are a few books where I can’t remember anything about them and yet I know I read them.  Books and related geekdom are going to be a huge part of my 2017, though, so we’ll see what happens!