End of Year Book Survey 2017

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Happy New Years Eve! I seriously cannot believe that 2017 is hours away from ending. But, I am super excited for 2018 to start and for a new reading year to begin. In honor of the year ending, I thought I would do a little recap of my reading and blogging year. I found the “End of Year Book Survey” on Fangirl Fury‘s blog  and knew it was the perfect way to showcase my year! It was originally created by The Perpetual Page-Turner, who has been doing these for 8 years now! That’s insane. Anyways, let’s get started.

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Number of books you read: 65
Number of re-reads: 10
Genre you read the most from: Paranormal/Fantasy

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Best book you read in 2017: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. Definitely wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did!
Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did): Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Best series you started in 2017: The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
Best Sequel of 2017: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Best Series ender of 2017:
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Favorite new author you discovered in 2017: Sabaa Tahir
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? Adult Contemporaries – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Book you read in 2017 that you are most likely to re-read next year: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017: We Own The Sky by Sara Crawford
Most memorable character of 2017: Julian Blackthorn and Emma Carstairs
Most beautifully written book read in 2017: Room by Emma Donoghue
Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017: “To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.” Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.” – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Shortest book you read in 2017: Hym and Hur by Phillip Frey
Longest book you read in 2017: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Book that shocked you the most: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
OTP of the year: Rhys and Feyre from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas
Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year: Cassian, Rhys and Azriel from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas
Favorite book you read in 2017 from an author you’ve read previously: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Best book you read in 2017 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017: Julian Blackthorn from The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
Best 2017 debut you read: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Best world-building/most vivid setting you read this year: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2017: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Hidden gem of the year: If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Book that crushed your soul: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Most unique book you read in 2017: Room by Emma Donoghue
Book that made you the most mad: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

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New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017: Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Favorite review that you wrote in 2017: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog: Haha, the post is literally titled “Jennifer L. Armentrout is releasing a new Lux book?!?” You can tell how much I love her books.
Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.): Well, since we don’t have any author events where I live, I’m going to have to go with the Top 5 Wednesday meme!
Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017: Hitting 100 followers, my 2 year blog anniversary and hitting 5,000 views
Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year: Definitely balancing out reading and blogging with school and my social life.
Most popular post this year on your blog: Jennifer L. Armentrout is releasing a new Lux book?!?
Post you wished got a little more love: Review: If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.): Definitely Book Depository. I still have yet to buy anything off there, but I definitely will in the future!
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year: Yes! I originally set my Goodreads goal to 40 books, but was able to read 64.

LOOKING AHEAD

One book you didn’t get to in 2017 but will be your #1 priority in 2018: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Book you are most anticipating for 2018 (non-debut): Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
2018 debut you are most anticipating: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Series ending/sequel you are most anticipating in 2018: Throne of Glass #7 by Sarah J. Maas and Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
Something you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2018: Maintain a good reading/blogging to school and social life ratio.

Whew! Almost a thousand words later and I am finally finished with this post! It was so much fun answering all of these questions, and a perfect way to wind down the 2017 blogging year! If you shared any answers with me, definitely share your thoughts in the comments. Also be sure to like and follow this blog to stay up to date with all of my future posts!

Happy Reading,
Alaina

 

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4 thoughts on “End of Year Book Survey 2017

  1. IAMAGEEKINGGINGER! says:

    This is such a good idea to wrap up the year. I can’t wait for Obsidio either. Why did it have to be pushed back. I’ve still not read anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout but I might give her ago now seeing how you’ve been raving about her. Good luck for you 2018 reading goals, I hope they go as well as this year!

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    • Alaina @ An Infinite Book World says:

      This post definitely took A LONG time to write up, but I think it was the best way to recap my year. I am soooo exvited for Obsidio and cannot wait until it releases in March. It’s going to be epic! As for Jennifer L. Armentrout books, they are amazing! Whether you enjoy paranormal, contemporary or NA books, she writes something for everyone.

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