End of the Year Bookish Survey! || 2016

I want to say that year went by so fast … and it kind of did! But at the same time, I feel like it really dragged. Looking back on the books I read in 2016, I can’t remember actually reading some of them because it feels like it was so long ago. I remember physically reading them, and I remember the plot and such (well, some of it, in some cases), but seeing them on the list is making me feel like I’ve lost a lot of time. I guess.

Does that make sense? Maybe not. Point is, I can’t tell if the year went fast or slow, but it’s gone now anyway.

Time to reflect on everything! Credit for this awesome survey goes to Jamie @Perpetual Page-Turner!


Number Of Books You Read: 120
Number of Re-Reads: Not actually sure about this one.
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy


1. Best Book You Read in 2016

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

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

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

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

Jackaby by William Ritter

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

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

The Raven Cycle as my whole answer.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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

I didn’t really read anything out of my comfort zone.

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

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

Tie between The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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

“We have to be back in three hours,” Ronan said. “I just fed Chainsaw but she’ll need it again.”

“This,” Gansey replied, “is precisely why I didn’t want to have a baby with you.”

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

The Girl in the Highest Tower by Gennifer Albin @ 17 pages and Winter by Marissa Meyer @ 832 pages.

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz. I wasn’t expecting it to make me as attached to the story I was given as it did. 

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

The whole Raven Cycle group together as one mass ship. 

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Gansey x Everyone ever.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure

Jackaby by William Ritter

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?

Tarver Merendsen from These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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

The Grisha Trilogy World by Leigh Bardugo

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

Jackaby by William Ritter

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

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

(Re) Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

Cait @PaperFury

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

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

Not really applicable, as my blog doesn’t really host discussion posts.

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

The readathons. All of them. 

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?

Going self-hosted, I guess. It was nice to take that step.

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

Keeping active. I think I managed, but at times it was hard to do.

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

I can’t really check because mid-way through the year I went self-hosted and lost most of the data I had, but from October on, my most popular post was my Ruin & Rising review.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

None in particular, honestly.

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

Bookstagram, maybe?

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

My Goodreads reading challenge! That’s about it.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

Think I can say The Winds of Winter and get away with it?

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

Knock out at least 30 books on my TBR shelf.

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

That was way longer than I thought it would be, but it was fun! BRING ON 2017!

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