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Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 End of Year Book Survey @brokeandbookish

This meme is hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner.


Number Of Books You Read: 97

Number of Re-Reads: 1

Genre You Read The Most From: Paranormal, followed by Mysteries

1. Best Book You Read In 2017?


Oh, that is so tough to narrow down! Best overall I think is this one:

by Laura Esquivel

Best mystery:

by Ruth Ware

Best horror:

by Stephen King
(The Shining, Book #1)

Best dystopia:

by Amy Engel
(The Book of Ivy, Book #1)

Best autobiography/memoir:

Best urban fantasy:

by Jeaniene Frost
(Night Huntress, Book #1)

Best romance:

by Amanda Bouchet
(Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)


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


by Paula Hawkins

I was so stoked to read this one because of how much I enjoyed The Girl on the Train, but it didn't live up to my expectations.

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


by Laura Esquivel

With the strong element of romance, I didn't think this book was for me so I put off reading it for years. It was so beautifully written, and I just loved it! It was better than I expected.


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


by Catherine Ryan Howard

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


Best series I started in 2017:

by Amanda Bouchet
(Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)


by Jeaniene Frost
(Night Huntress, Book #1)


Best Sequels of 2017:

by Jeaniene Frost
(Night Huntress, Book #2)


Best Series Ender of 2017:

by Amy Engel
(The Book of Ivy, Book #2)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?


I read 68 new-to-me authors in 2017. Check out my recent Top Ten Tuesday post, where I narrowed it down: Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2017.

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



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


by Ruth Ware


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


by R. William Bennett

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


by Debbie Macomber

It's so wintery and festive!

11. Most memorable character of 2017?


by R. William Bennett

Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge!

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?


by Laura Esquivel

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


by Wm. Paul Young

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



by Laura Esquivel

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



by Debbie Macomber

"To his creditCain had resisted as best he couldbut it was as if she were the sunspreading her glow and warmth over himWithout him ever meaning for it to happenhe found himself caught up in the centrifugal force that was JuliaHe'd been swept up by the happiness he felt when he was with her, the feeling of belonging, which was something he hadn't felt in a good long while. It was like an elixir he was fast coming to crave." 



by Alice Cooper

With his recovery, Alice questioned whether he could continue the Alice Cooper façade as an entertainer with his new-found Christianity. Here is his exchange with a pastor:

“I’m a Christian now,” I told him, “and I can’t really be Alice anymore.”

“Vince,” he said. (It’s funny. He calls me Vince and Alice.) “Do you believe that God makes mistakes?”

I answered honestly. “I think God is incapable of making mistakes.”

“Then look where he’s put you – right in the Philistines’ camp. He’s given you all this knowledge. What speaks louder? You preaching the word? Or is it your lifestyle that communicates with people? You’re in the world of rock ‘n’ roll, booze, and sex. Yet you’re the guy who never cheats on his wife, who doesn’t go to strip bars with the boys, and doesn’t get high. Your band sees you reading the Bible at night on the bus. What speaks louder than that? I don’t see any reason why you should quit being Alice Cooper.”

I was surprised. It was definitely not the answer I expected.



16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

 
by Stephen King
[1,116 pages]

by Jason F. Wright
[20 pages]

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

by Ruth Ware

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



by Amanda Bouchet
(Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #1)

19. Hidden Gem Of The Year?




by Amy Engel
(The Book of Ivy, Book #1)

I think this duology is highly underrated!


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



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


I am a reading challenge junkie! I entered 106 reading challenges: 66 completed and 40 failed. For more details, you can check out my 2017 Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post.

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


There are too many to name! However, I really want to get caught up on Anne Bishop's The Others series:

by Anne Bishop
(The Others, Book #2)

by Anne Bishop
(The Others, Book #3)

by Anne Bishop
(The Others, Book #4)

by Anne Bishop
(The Others, Book #5)


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


by Patricia Briggs
(Alpha & Omega, Book #5)

Oh, I love this series! Can't wait for this one.


3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?


by A.J. Finn

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

by Ezekiel Boone
(The Hatching, Book #3)

I really enjoyed the first two books in the series and can't wait to see how it all ends!


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


2017 was a good reading/blogging year for me. I was consistent with my posts, and I exceeded my reading goal which was to read more than I did in 2016. My 2018 reading goal will be to read more than I did in 2017, so I hope to break 100 this year!

6 comments:

  1. I love The Shining! I live near the haunted hotel that inspired that story, so someday I’m going to spend the night in it. IT was the longest book I read last year, too. Good luck with getting to 100 books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. That is so cool, AJ! I'd love to see the hotel.

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  2. I love this survey so much!! You have some amazing picks on your list! Into the Water by Paula Hawkins is one that I have yet to pick up. I'm so nervous that it will be a total miss for me... Wonderful post!

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    1. Thanks, Erica! Maybe Into the Water will work better for you than it did for me!

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  3. I've gotta read In a Dark, Dark Wood soon!

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