Thursday, 29 December 2016

2016 In Review

This is a 2016 in Review post that has been created by the wonderful Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner. Without further ado, here is my 2016 in books:
Number Of Books You Read: 85
Number of Re-Reads: 9
Genre You Read The Most From: YA Fantasy

Best in Books



1. Best Book You Read In 2016? Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! (In a good way)

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

5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016? Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? You by Caroline Kepnes

9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Bloomsbury Childrens 2014 edition)

11. Most memorable character of 2016? Joe Goldberg in You by Caroline Kepnes

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016? The Vegetarian by Han Kang

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016? Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016? “There should be no room in your life for regret. If in the moment of doing, you felt clarity, you felt certainty, then why feel regret later?” Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
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17. Book That Shocked You The Most: Another Day in the Death of America - Gary Younge

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!): JYLAN 4 EVA (Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year:Nina and Inej in the Six of Crows Duology

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure: This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab prompted heavily by Anna

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016? Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury

23. Best 2016 debut you read? The Love That Split the World - Emily Henry

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? The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016? Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? The Pocket Wife - Susan Crawford

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? Crooked Kingdom - Leigh Bardugo

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016? Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (it made me very mad, and I didn’t like it)

Your Blogging/Bookish Life


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016? Anna @ A Literary Potion - such a lovely friend and a fantastic presence in the book blogging community!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016? You by Caroline Kepnes, which I recently upped to 5/5 stars

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

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)? Does seeing The Cursed Child count??
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016? Starting!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year? Blogging: being consistent in posting, reading: being critical of faves

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)? Joining Bookstagram: 10 lessons in 10 days

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? My discussion on an author’s motivations, sparked by my recent reading of Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? The Book Depository! Pray for my wallet.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? I managed to complete my Goodreads challenge this year! I originally set myself the goal of 50 books but passed that in the summer, so I upped it to 80 and surpassed my goal in December!

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017? The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)? A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? Caraval by Stephanie Garber

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017? Illuminae Files #3 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017? I would love to be able to post reviews on my blog more regularly, and I’m thinking at the moment that a good goal would be at least 2 per month.

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This was such a fun post to do! What sticks out in terms of your bookish 2016? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy reading!
Zoe