This great end of the year survey is hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. I’ve skipped a few of the questions.
Number Of Books You Read: 75
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: Mystery
1. Best Book You Read In 2016? A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? Arsène Lupin, The Gentleman Burglar by Maurice Leblanc, translated by Nicolae Sfetcu (surprised by how bad the translation was)
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? None, really. I’m not a very good pusher.
5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016? Started- The Checquy Files by Daniel O’Malley, Best Sequel- A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny, Best Series Ender – The Master by Claire North
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016? Claire North
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song by Sara Bareilles
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? None – I don’t reread books often
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016? The Serpent by Claire North
11. Most memorable character of 2016? Turyin Mulaghesh of City of Blades
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016? The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016? The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North (Thought-provoking. I didn’t read anything life-changing this year.)
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016? I don’t keep quotes, even though I mean to. It’s hard, too, because so many that I read are audiobooks.
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016? Shortest – The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore; Longest – The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
17. Book That Shocked You The Most?
18. OTP of the year? (OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year? Lavender and Woods from Karen Charlton’s Detective Lavender Series
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously? A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure? The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
23. Best 2016 debut you read? Arena by Holly Jennings
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? “A” Is for Asshat by Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016? Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley (I haven’t finished it yet, but it had me teary-eyed yesterday.)
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? Arcadia by Iain Pears
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? None – I avoid books like that.
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016? The Witch Who Came in from the Cold: Season One (It’s the first serial I’ve read.)
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? Through a Glass, Darkly by Donna Leon (I hate the way it just ended.)
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017? Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)? Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan
3. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017? City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett
4. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017? Read some of the classics.
Is there any book you think should go on my must-read list for next year?