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2016 Reading Survey

2016 Reading Survey

Hi All!
This year I have decided to participate in Jamie’s End of Year Survey! You can find a blank copy here.

2016 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 75 (But may end up being 76, 77 or 78 depending how the rest of this week goes!)
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: MG

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
I can’t choose just one so I’m going to share my top three!

am-i-normal-yet this-savage-songthe-breakdown

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
When We Collided by Emery Lord

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

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

– 5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
Series Started: Robyn Silver and The Midnight Chimes by Paula Harrison
Sequel: Far From True by Linwood Barclay
Series Ender: Voices in Stone by Emily Diamond

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?
Louise Gornall

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

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
Defender of the Realm by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler

11. Most memorable character of 2016?
Samantha McAllister in Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

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

“Me and my problems, they only existed because I wasn’t strong enough. Because I was weak and couldn’t pull myself together like everyone else did.” – Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Shortest: The boy at the bakery by Katey Lovell
Longest: Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Billie and Adam in The Puppet Master by Abbie Osborne

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Frances and Aled in Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
AJ from Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

23. Best 2016 debut you read?
Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
Dear Charlie by N. D. Gomes

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
What I Couldn’t Tell You by Faye Bird

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
The Whispers of Wildwerwood Hall by Karen McCombie

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
When We Collided by Emery Lord

Book Blogging

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
Linda’s Book Bag

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
Music to my Ears

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

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?
Meeting up with Chelle, Jess and Ray almost once every month <3

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Keeping on top of everything and keeping motivated!

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Haven’t Finished

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
How I Write.

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?
Yeap, I challenged myself to read 75 books and I did!

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
How Hard Can Love Be by Holly Bourne

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
All About Mia by Lisa Williamson

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
Become more organised with my reading and blogging!

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

You can view all the books I read this year by clicking here.

What are your favourite books you read this year?


I'm just a twenty-something year old girl who has a passion for everything related to books, films and writing. I'm a part-time librarian, sharing my love of books and films with the world. I'm from the UK and love everything about the country. If you want to know more about me, feel free to follow me on twitter, add me on Facebook or e-mail me! :-)

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