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2017 End of Year Book Survey

2017 End of Year Book Survey

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I am the biggest sucker for end of year countdowns. I love to see what other people loved over the past year and I love looking back over and sharing my favorites. So when I found this survey on The Perpetual Page Turner, I had to participate. Check out my list below, and then go back to the original page if you really want to fill your to be read list.

Note: The survey is for books read throughout the year, no matter when they were published.

Number Of Books You Read: 60
Number of Re-Reads: 0- thats not really a thing I do, but I might in the new year!
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Fiction


1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

Best 2017 Release- The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

Best Backlist- 11/22/63, Stephen King

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

Into The Water, Paula Hawkins

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

All Grown Up, Jami Attenberg (In a good way!)

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

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (Seriously, if you haven't read it yet you have to! I also just found out she's coming out with a new book in 2018!) 

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

Best Series I Started- The Fourth Monkey, J. D. Barker

Best Sequel- N/A

Best Series Ender- N/A

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

John Boyne! (Via The Hearts Invisible Furies)

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

Dreamland Burning, Jennifer Latham- YA Historical Fiction

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

The Wife Between Us, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (even though it doesn't come out until 2018!)

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

Probably none. I don't often re-read, but if I do I tend to read books that I first read a long time ago.

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

The Heart's Invisible Furies, John Boyne (Beautiful!)


11. Most memorable character of 2017?

Cyril Avery, who is not a real Avery. 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara

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

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

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

It, Stephen King

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

"Maybe, he thought, there aren’t any such things as good friends or bad friends—maybe there are just friends, people who stand by you when you’re hurt and who help you feel not so lonely. Maybe they’re always worth being scared for, and hoping for, and living for. Maybe worth dying for, too, if that’s what has to be. No good friends. No bad friends. Only people you want, need to be with; people who build their houses in your heart." - Stephen King, It

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Shortest- Gwendy's Button Box, 171 pages

Longest- It, Stephen King, 1,478 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Behind Her Eyes, Sarah Pinborough (Truly, a WTF ending)

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

George & Sadie, 11/22/63

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

The Losers Club, It , Stephen King

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

Turtles All The Way Down, John Green

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

Beartown- would have never picked it up if not for my internet friends! 

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

Benji, Beartown <3 

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

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

Bird Box, Josh Malerman

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

Young Jane Young, Gabrielle Zevin 

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

The Hearts Invisible Furies, Pet Semetary, A Little Life... the list goes on

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Secrets She Keeps, Michael Robotham. This was such a great thriller that I didn't hear much about! 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Definitely A Little Life, Hanya Yanigihara.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

Reading People, Anne Bogel. Part memoir, part non-fiction, part personality theory 

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

Since We Fell, Dennis Lehane I did not like this. The story meandered and felt like something that was written with the movie already in mind. 


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

Crime By The Book

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

Turtles All The Way Down

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

Stephen King Hodder paperbacks and where to find them

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

I don't think I've participated in anything like this yet, but I did get reposted twice by @BookoftheMonth

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

Getting to be involved in the book tour for Anne Bogel's first book, Reading People! 

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

Making the time to write!

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

By views- TBR & TBD September 2017

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Books to Cure Your S Town Hangover

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

My book podcasts- All The Books, What Should I Read Next, and Professional Book Nerds come to mind.

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

 I exceeded my Goodreads bookish goal of 58!


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

Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

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

Angie William's next book- On The Come Up

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

The Woman in the Window, A. J. Finn

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

Book 2 The Fourth Monkey series- The Fifth to Die, J. D. Barker 

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

Improve my posts' reach! 

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

The Wife Between Us, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen. It comes out in January and it's fantastic! 

If you end up doing this survey, let me know! I'd love to see your answers. Happy New Year!

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