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…
Number of Books You Read: 60
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read Most From: Classics (which is not a genre but still)
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:
- Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
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?
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?
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?
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?
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read?
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
18. OTP OF THE YEAR
19. Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
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:
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?
23. Best 2017 debut you read?
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?
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
The Light Between Oceans
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
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?
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.)?
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.
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.