At the end of the year, the End of the Year Book Survey (by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner) is posted, and it’s usually a sign to reflect back on the books I have read. Do I remember what I’ve read? Not at all. Did I even read a lot? We shall see.
Number Of Books You Read: 104
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 2017|
- COMIC: The Vision Vol. 1-2
- GENERAL LITERATURE: Sourdough + The Refrigerator Monologues
- MIDDLE GRADE: The First Rule of Punk
- YOUNG ADULT: Geekerella + Moxie
Be on the look out for an in-depth post about the best books I read in 2017.
|BOOKS I WAS EXCITED ABOUT & THOUGHT I WAS GONNA LOVE MORE BUT DIDN’T|
If We Were Villains. (I really enjoyed it. I love the aspect of characters, who are theater kids, performing aka pretending. However, I didn’t love it as much I thought I would’ve. Maybe because it feels a bit intelligent for me?)
|MOST SURPRISING (IN A GOOD WAY) BOOK I READ|
Jane, Unlimited. This YA book is really eccentric. I hadn’t expected how the stories played out, and I’m still confused as to how it played out or worked, but hey, I really enjoyed it.
|BOOK I “PUSHED” THE MOST PEOPLE TO READ (AND THEY DID)|
It’s not a book I read this year, but I “pushed” A Darker Shade of Magic to customers at my bookstore.
|BEST SERIES I STARTED|
It’s dark, it’s about witches, it’s amazing.
|FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR I DISCOVERED|
Edgar Cantero (Meddling Kids)
I was absolutely blown away by Meddling Kids that I had to buy his debut book, The Supernatural Enhancements.
|BEST BOOK FROM GENRE YOU DON’T TYPICALLY READ|
Scary books are not my forte, but I couldn’t stay away because Scooby Doo homage!
|BOOKS I READ IN 2017 THAT I WILL PROBABLY RE-READ NEXT YEAR|
I can’t stop thinking about this book. All these angry women, yes.
|FAVORITE COVERS OF A BOOK I READ|
|MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTER OF 2017|
All the ladies in The Refrigerator Monologues + the sourdough starter in Sourdough
|MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BOOK READ|
|MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING/LIFE-CHANGING BOOK|
Fight back against the patriarchy!
|BOOK YOU CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WAITED UNTIL 2017 TO READ|
I’ve heard many people rave about these two comic series, but I never read them until 2017, and oh wow, I totally understand why people were blown away by these comics.
|FAVORITE PASSAGE/QUOTES FROM A BOOK YOU READ|
|BOOK THAT SHOCKED YOU THE MOST|
It was really angry, and I loved it so much.
|OTPS OF THE YEAR (I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP!)|
Star-Lord + No Shirt (Star-Lord: Grounded)
|FAVORITE NON-ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP OF THE YEAR|
Kate Bishop & America Chavez (Hawkeye: Kate Bishop & America)
Mina & Lynet (Girls Made of Snow and Glass)
|FAVORITE BOOK YOU READ IN 2017 FROM AN AUTHOR YOU’VE READ PREVIOUSLY|
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
I LOVE HIS WORK.
|BEST BOOK YOU READ THAT YOU READ BASED SOLEY ON A REC FROM SOMEBODY ELSE|
One of my comic valkyries raved about this series a lot, and it is just as amazing as she says it is.
|NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH FROM A BOOK YOU READ|
Nico Minoru from Runaways (2017)
|BEST 2017 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|
|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|
|BOOK THAT MADE ME THE MOST MAD|
|FAVORITE REVIEWS I WROTE IN 2017|
|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.
- I got to see The xx, BASTILLE, and Welcome to Night Vale in person!!!! YAS!
- All the comic events I went to: Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka, Babs Tarr and Brenden Fletcher, Gabby Rivera, Irene Koh, Sana Takeda, and Marjorie Liu
|BEST MOMENT OF BOOKISH/BLOGGING LIFE IN 2017|
- I MET ROBIN SLOAN (AND I ALMOST CRIED)
- Getting advanced copies from comic publishers
|MOST CHALLENGING THING ABOUT BLOGGING OR MY READING LIFE|
The constant slumps. I have been busy and uninspired to create posts.
|MOST POSTS YOU WISHED GOT A LITTLE MORE LOVE
|DID I COMPLETE ANY READING CHALLENGES OR GOALS I SET FOR MYSELF AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR?|
I definitely completed my Goodreads goal.
|BOOKS I DIDN’T GET TO IN 2016 BUT WILL BE MY #1 PRIORITY IN 2017|
(I’m embarrassed I still haven’t gotten around to reading this even though I love Catherynne M. Valente.)
|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 the previous two years, start reading the unread books on my bookshelves.