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2017 End of Year Book Survey

2017 Book Survey

The End of Year Book Survey is created every year by the amazing Perpetual Page-Turner! I did this survey in 2015 and 2016 so I’m looking forward to the 2017 edition…

2017 reading stats

Number of Books You Read: 60
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read Most From: Classics (which is not a genre but still)

best in books

1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

I gave a few books a 5 star rating this year and I can’t choose between them. They are:

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

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman because I loved it so much more than I expected to

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

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu is the book I pushed the most but I’m not sure anyone read it.

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

Started: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Sequel: Persuader by Lee Child
End: N/A

6. Favourite new author you discovered in 2017?

I read Agatha Christie for the first time in 2017 and I’m so happy that I finally ‘discovered’ her writing.

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

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

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

The most action-packed book I read was Nomad by James Swallow.

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

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline because I want to review it but I can’t remember what happened at all. Also, American Gods by Neil Gaiman for the same reason.

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

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman had such a beautiful cover.

11. Most memorable character of 2017?

Zaphod Beeblebrox from Hitchhiker’s and its sequel. I can’t wait to read the other three books in the series.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

The Light BetweenOceans. 

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

The most thought provoking book I read was The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter because it made me think about what it means to be human.

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

Carrie by Stephen King. Why did I wait so long?

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

‘But to die as lovers may–to die together, so that they may live together…’ from Carmilla.

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Longest: The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs (32 pages)
Shortest: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (640 pages)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond. The plot was wild, in a good way, and it had some serious plot twists.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR

None

19. Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

The Soria cousins from All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater.

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

All the Crooked Saints.

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

Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh and I hated it

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

None

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

Resistance by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky.

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

The Long Earth

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

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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

The Light Between Oceans made me cry so much.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Light Between Oceans

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

The Lost City of Z by David Grann because it was this weird fictionalised history marketed as true history. Or maybe You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood.

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

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood made me angry at society. Well, I was already angry at society (and I have been for years) but this book just added to that anger.

book-blogging

1. New favourite book blog you discovered in 2017?

I can’t remember! I’ve followed so many new blogs this year.

2. Favourite review that you wrote in 2017?

We by Yevgeny Zamtatin because I had wanted to read the book for so long and I had so much to say about it.

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

One of my best non-review posts of the year was Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit.

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

I got back into Top Ten Tuesdays in December which was fun.

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

In October I hit 1,000 views for the first time in 2017. It had been a bad year until that point. I also hit 500 followers this year which was nice.

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

I hit a reading slump around May and it lasted for months. I was also feeling really down from May until September and that made blogging really difficult.

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

My most popular post, in terms of views, was The Classics Club – 50 Classic Books in 5 Years.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Any of my reviews. I put so much effort into planning and writing my reviews but they get hardly any views compared to Top Ten Tuesday posts and others like that. I’d especially like a little more love for The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.

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

None

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

I initially set a 100 book goal but I knew I was going to fail that so I revised it to 60 books.

looking-ahead-books-2015

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

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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

Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I can’t think of any.

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

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

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

My main aim for 2018 is to enjoy reading and enjoy blogging.

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone

I haven’t read any yet but I do have a few 2018 ARCs that I’m excited about reading.


Another year is over and so is another annual book survey. I’m looking forward to 2018.

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10 thoughts on “2017 End of Year Book Survey

  1. I too ‘discovered’ Agatha Christie when I read And There Were None- one of my favourite books now! I definitely will read more of her in 2018!

    I hope 2018 is full of excellent books for you! 🙂

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