At the end of the year, the End of the Year Book Survey (by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner) pops up onto my feed, and it always gets me giddy to do it.
There’s gonna be some repeats because most of the books I read weren’t as memorable as I like them to be.
Number Of Books You Read: 100
Number of Re-Reads: IDK
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary
(Not completely accurate since I forgot to count a lot of books I’ve reread nor did I count all the individual comic issues I’ve read.)
|BEST BOOKS I READ IN 2016|
|BOOKS I WAS EXCITED ABOUT & THOUGHT I WAS GONNA LOVE MORE BUT DIDN’T|
|MOST SURPRISING (IN A GOOD WAY) BOOK I READ|
|BOOK I “PUSHED” THE MOST PEOPLE TO READ (AND THEY DID)|
|BEST SERIES I STARTED|
The hype for Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye is completely accurate. I loved this series. Seeing what Clint Barton does on his off days is fabulous to read.
|FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR I DISCOVERED|
Kelly Barnhill (The Girl Who Drank the Moon)
|MOST ACTION-PACKED/THRILLING/UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK|
I wanted Jane to kill kill killllllll.
|BOOKS I READ IN 2016 THAT I WILL PROBABLY RE-READ NEXT YEAR|
ALL THE COMICS I READ THIS YEAR, SO: The Wicked + The Divine, Paper Girls, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye
|FAVORITE COVERS OF A BOOK I READ|
|MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTER OF 2016|
|MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BOOK READ|
|MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING/LIFE-CHANGING BOOK|
The Wicked + The Divine always leave me thinking and contemplating. The 1831 issue is no different. It made me think a lot about romanticism and which poets/writers are what gods, Mary Shelley, storytelling, monsters, and so on.
|BOOK YOU CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WAITED UNTIL 2016 TO READ|
|FAVORITE PASSAGE/QUOTES FROM A BOOK YOU READ|
EVERYTHING FROM THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN. EVERY WORD IS MAGICAL.
|BOOK THAT SHOCKED YOU THE MOST|
Wink Poppy Midnight had be completely like ???? My jaw fell open as I read this because the things that happened in this weird book, oh god. I still don’t know how to feel about it, ha.
|OTPS OF THE YEAR (I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP!)|
I actually didn’t have one this year.
|FAVORITE NON-ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP OF THE YEAR|
Clint Barton & Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)
Maya & Kamala (The Star-Touched Queen)
|FAVORITE BOOK YOU READ IN 2016 FROM AN AUTHOR YOU’VE READ PREVIOUSLY|
|BEST BOOK YOU READ THAT YOU READ BASED SOLEY ON A REC FROM SOMEBODY ELSE|
On the recommendation of Crini, I decided to give Sleeping Giants a try, and oh boy, crazy things go on in that book.
|NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH FROM A BOOK YOU READ|
Unfortunately nobody this year. :(
|BEST 2016 DEBUTS YOU READ|
|BOOKS THAT PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE/WAS THE MOST FUN TO READ|
|BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR NEARLY CRY|
“You get a girl who experiences sadness (that’s depicted so perfectly!) and tries to express it through her writing; a magical forest kingdom called Everwood; friendships that make you trust and do things you never thought you’d do; a fantasy life that speaks so much about Finley’s fears; pirates and family secrets, and so much more! It’s a book I wished I had when I was younger.” It’s so frickin’ beautiful.
|BOOK THAT CRUSHED YOUR SOUL|
Every single issue of The Wicked + The Divine I read.
This comic series always tears my soul apart.
|HIDDEN GEM OF THE YEAR|
Clever retelling of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales!
|MOST UNIQUE BOOK YOU READ|
Wink Poppy Midnight left me with a lot of conflicting feelings. Did I like it? Did I hate it? Who knows! That’s what made it unique.
|BOOK THAT MADE ME THE MOST MAD|
Awful, awful book.
|FAVORITE REVIEWS I WROTE IN 2016|
|BEST DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS I HAD ON MY BLOG|
|BEST EVENTS I PARTICIPATED IN|
Oh god, I don’t know if I can remember it all.
- All the comic events I went to: Free Comic Book Day (met Kate Leth!), Marjorie Liu + Sana Takeda, Greg Rucka + Liam Sharp + Nicola Scott, Kevin Wada!
- Wizard World Comic Con (meeting Sebastian Stan!!!!!!!!!!) (this is totally not bookish, but whatever.)
|BEST MOMENT OF BOOKISH/BLOGGING LIFE IN 2016|
- Got to host Love-A-Thon with the lovely Alexa, Hazel, and Mel <3
- Met the amazing Victoria Schwab!
- Met so many fabulous comic writers + artists: Kate Leth, Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda, Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Nicola Scott, Box Brown, Kevin Wada
|MOST CHALLENGING THING ABOUT BLOGGING OR MY READING LIFE|
Like last year, being inspired to come up with creative new posts. Also, being in a constant slump for the past four months.
|MOST POSTS YOU WISHED GOT A LITTLE MORE LOVE
All my comic posts!
|DID I COMPLETE ANY READING CHALLENGES OR GOALS I SET FOR MYSELF AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR?|
Uhhhh, I’m not entirely sure? I know just the Goodreads reading challenge. The others I set? Get back to me. :P
|BOOKS I DIDN’T GET TO IN 2016 BUT WILL BE MY #1 PRIORITY IN 2017|
|BOOK I AM MOST ANTICIPATING FOR 2017 (NON-DEBUT)|
|2017 DEBUT I AM MOST ANTICIPATING|
I actually have not been keeping track. :P
|ONE THING I HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH IN MY READING/BLOGGING LIFE IN 2017|
Like last year, start reading the unread books on my bookshelves. (There’s sooooo many! Oh god!)