The End of Year Book Survey was created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner and it's a fantastic way to recap your reading and blogging over the year.
2016 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read: 87
Number of Re-Reads: 10
Genre You Read The Most From: Well according to my stats on Goodreads, it was Young Adult followed closely by Romance.
Best in Books
1. Best Book You Read in 2016?
It's so hard to narrow it down, but I'm going to go with
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1), Jeff Lindsay / Paper Butterflies, Lisa Heathfield / Frostblood (Frostblood #1), Elly Blake
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
I DNF'ed this one about halfway through. It just wasn't what I was expecting
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
After seeing a lot of negative reviews, I was dreading this one, but I actually quite enjoyed it.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I don't really know. I don't tend to actively push books at people.
5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
I started a lot of series this year, but didn't actually get around to many sequels or series enders so this is tricky.
6. Favourite new author you discovered in 2016?
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
(...can you tell I really loved Frostblood?)
11. Most memorable character of 2016?
Probably Emma, her story just made such an impact
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
Just because it's so damn Christmassy
13. Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book of 2016?
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?
There were what felt like hundreds, but I'll go for...
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
"Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No One controls your destiny" - Wicked, Gregory Maguire
"Life is a crap carnival with shit prizes" - Mr Mercedes, Stephen King
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
23. Best 2016 debut you read?
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Your Blogging/Bookish Life
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
I'm really not sure... I'm not a fan of my own writing
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
Well, the one with the most views was The Problem With My Local Library
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Top Ten Tuesday - such a great way to get recommendations
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?
Reaching my first blogoversary (I didn't expect to last so long) and meeting so many great people
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Keeping going (especially during the summer months when things were going on)
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
By views it is my Sunday Post post which included my Blogoversary giveaway
By comments, it is the recent Top Ten Tuesday post - New To Me Authors
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Well my review with the least views is my one of Buster so a few more views would have been nice cause it's a good book
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Probably Litsy, you can find me @myexpandingbookshelf
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yes! I completely smashed my Goodreads goal this year! I had a target of 65 books and I read 87! I also did fairly well on various other challenges I set myself this year.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
I'm rubbish at keeping up at debuts so I have no idea!
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
Properly design my blog and learn a bit of coding along the way - it's just not as pretty as I want my blog to be
6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone: