January 3, 2018

The 8th annual End of Year Book Survey!


Hosted by Jaime @perpetualpageturner
I know I'm late but I only saw this yesterday (Jan 2, 2018), and I wanted to do it because it's interesting.

2017 Reading Stats

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Number Of Books You Read: 53
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From. Fantasy

Best In Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2017? Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Feversong by Karen Marie Moning. I live 4 the next book, but I didn't love it as much as I expected to.
3. Most surprising (in a right way or wrong way) book you read?
A Court of Mist and Fury. It was awful! As you can see by my review, it fell short of what I expected from Feyre and Sarah J. Maas. To hear her complain about her life in this book was so disappointing. I was bored with it and so over her ordeal at the end of book one. A Wonder Woman she was not.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? I don't know about pushing the book on people, but Heartless was my first book I read in 2017 that I wanted others to learn as well.
5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017? I started Queen of the Tearling. I was of the impression Feversong was the last book ending the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning, but I saw there will be another book released in 2018. High Voltage book #10. So. Oops.   
6. Favorite new author, you discovered in 2017? Erika Johansen, Leigh Bardugo
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? Philippa Gregory- Alice Hartley's Happiness. I don't usually read historical fiction and contemporary fiction.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifice #2 Lord of Shadows!
9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? Feversong by Karen Marie Moning.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017? A Court of Thorns and Roses
11. The most memorable character of 2017? Feyre
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017? A Court of Thorns and Roses
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017? Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3)by Robin LaFevers with Annith as the strong female character and Balthazaar as Death.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? Four by Veronica Roth!
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?
“I love you more eternal than pi.”
― Karen Marie Moning, Feversong
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?
The shortest book with 29 pages was Assassin Study by Maria V. Snyder
The most extended book with 701 pages was Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
The Chosen by J.R. Ward. When I think about the band of bastards Xcor and the oldest brother in the Black Dagger brotherhood Thor as brothers my jaw drops and my head reels with joy.
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Emma and Julian OR Xcor and Layla from The Chosen. OR Jericho Barrons and MacKayla Lane from Feversong.
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year.  Uh, that would be Ryodan and Dani O'Malley because she is Robin to his Batman.
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. I read My Lady Jane and her Unearthly series
21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure: The Afterlife of Holly Chase was a book in my TBTBSanta's book list.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017? Abyssian “Sian” Infernas from Wicked Abyss. The King of Hell OR Axe from Blood Vow by J.R.Ward.
23. Best 2017 debut you read? Unfortunately, I didn't read one.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? This one is hard because I liked so many. The Queen of the Tearling was good.
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most Fun To Read? Blood Vow. If you have read any of The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward you'd understand how hilarious some of the characters can be.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017? I don't remember crying, but I do
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? None
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? None
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017? Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? A court of Mist and Fury made me furious

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favourite book blog you discovered in 2017? That Artsy Reader Girl :)
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017? A Court of Thorns and Roses 
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog? My Ipsy Glam bag for December 2017
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)? Wicked for Hire book blitz
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?  I liked my review of 100 
6. The most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year? Blogging as an affiliate marketer and finding my next good read and reviewing it on the blog.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)? I reached 500 posts this year on Jackiesforgetmenots.me. There was a spike in my stats on October 26, 2017, with 455 illustrations on that blog. I have no idea why.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? My Halloween Advent Calendar from Notoriously Morbid posts. All of them ;(
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, bookstores, etc.)? I was more into makeup this year than books.
10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? Yes, I think so. My goal was to read 50 books, and I completed that, as well as finished a few book series. His Fair Assassin, Queen of the Tearling and Four a Divergent Collection.

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018? The Titan series by Jennifer Armentrout The Return#1
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)? The Dark Artifices book #3 Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? Does the Cruel Prince by Holly Black count as a debut? Even though I've read her Coldest Girl in Coldtown?
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018? One series Ending I am anticipating is Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands, #3) by Alwyn Hamilton

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018? Get out more and exercise while listening to audiobooks on my running phones

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable): N/ A. Have not read a new 2018 new release yet, but The Cruel Prince (The Folk of Air #1) by Holly Black has released already.

That's all Folks!

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