Perpetual Page Turner’s 2016 End of Year Book Survey

 

Every year Jamie the Perpetual Page Turner hosts an end of year survey and this year I’m taking part again!


 

Number Of Books You Read: 62
Number of Re-Reads: 11
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult


 

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

Best Book released in 2016: The Hypnotic City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles #2) by Andrea Berthot

Best Book I read in 2016 released before 2016: Abhorsen (Old Kingdom #3) by Garth Nix

Best re-read: Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Best debut: Draw between Ruined by Amy Tintera and Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard.

Best YA fantasy: Ruined by Amy Tintera

Best YA urban fantasy: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

Best YA contemporary: Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Best YA sci-fi: Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

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

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie.

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

A Dog’s Purpose by W Bruce Cameron.

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

The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot

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

Start: The Glittering Court (Glittering Court #1) by Richelle Mead

Sequel: Lirael (The Old Kingdom #2)by Garth Nix

Ender: Sinner (Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Andrea Berthot.

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

Dark Horses by Cecily von Ziegesar.

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

Night Study (Study #5) by Maria V Snyder.

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

Ruined by Amy Tintera – in preparation for the sequel.

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

The Hypnotic City by Andre Berthot

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Cat from A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

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

A Dog’s Purpose by W Bruce Cameron

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

Clariel by Garth Nix.

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

I didn’t take any notes this year, sorry.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest: Like a Fox by Celia Kyle at 40 pages.
Longest: The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy Box Set by CJ Archer at 640 pages.

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Frayed by Kara Terzis.

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

Yelena and Valek from Night Study by Maria V Snyder.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Merrit and Red the horse from Dark Horses by Cecily von Ziegesar.

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

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead.

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

When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah. I felt like every Aussie blogger was reading this for the blog tour and for some reason I didn’t want to be left out.

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

Griffin from A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. Big sexy dark-haired barbarian warlord. Say no more but get me a bucket of cold water!

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

(Question already answered in first section:) Best debut: Draw between Ruined by Amy Tintera and Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard.

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

The Aware by Glenda Larke.

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

Pass

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

A Dog’s Purpose by W Bruce Cameron

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh.

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

The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle.


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

Pass.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

Ruined by Amy Tintera has ruined me for other YA fantasy

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

Why Don’t Outsiders Trust ‘Received In Exchange For An Honest Review’?

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

Night Study blog tour.

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

Joining forces with Taneika from Flipping Through the Pages to form Young Adult At Heart.

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

Joining forces with Taneika from Flipping Through the Pages to form Young Adult At Heart.

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

Engagement was at the lowest it’s been on the blog in 2016, but there are two standout posts I want to share:

A Spoiler-Filled Review of Three Dark Crowns – over 250 views.

Top Ten Locations I’d Love To Visit If I Were A Doctor Who Companion – 15 comments.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

How Being Sorted into Hufflepuff Taught Me Something I Didn’t Know About Myself

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

http://www.openingthebook.com/whichbook/

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

Project Silver Brumby: No

Goodreads Reading Challenge: Yes.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

I read MOST of Goldenhand, but not ALL of it, because the review copy was just an excerpt. It’s my main priority to finish Goldenhand in 2017.

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

Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #2) by Amanda Bouchet.

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Frostblood by Elly Blake.

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

Avenged (Ruined, #2) by Amy Tintera

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

Stop requesting review books and pick books off my bookshelf instead.

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

I’m sorry, I’m not that organised.

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About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo specialises in reading and reviewing contemporary, paranormal, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She especially loves novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, healing, and assassins.

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