January 6, 2018 • Cee • Lists

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.

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2017 READING STATS

Number Of Books You Read104
Number of Re-Reads: IDK
Genre You Read The Most FromContemporary

(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 IN BOOKS

BEST BOOKS I READ IN 2017

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)

A Darker Shade of Magic

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

Redlands

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

The Refrigerator Monologues

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

The Refrigerator Monologues

MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING/LIFE-CHANGING BOOK

Moxie

Fight back against the patriarchy!

BOOK YOU CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WAITED UNTIL 2017 TO READ

The Umbrella Academy The Vision

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

N/A

BOOK THAT SHOCKED YOU THE MOST

The Refrigerator Monologues

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

Runaways

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

Geekerella by Ashley Poston, Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis

BOOKS THAT PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE/WAS THE MOST FUN TO READ

Sourdough

BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR NEARLY CRY

The Refrigerator Monologues

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

The Refrigerator Monologues

YOUR BLOGGING/BOOKISH LIFE 

FAVORITE REVIEWS I WROTE IN 2017

Jane, Unlimited

The First Rule of Punk

Meddling Kids

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Redlands #1

BEST DISCUSSION/NON-REVIEW POSTS I HAD ON MY BLOG

My Favorite Superheroines

Books I’ve Read that Made ??????

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

Every posts.

DID I COMPLETE ANY READING CHALLENGES OR GOALS I SET FOR MYSELF AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR?

I definitely completed my Goodreads goal. 

LOOKING AHEAD

BOOKS I DIDN’T GET TO IN 2016 BUT WILL BE MY #1 PRIORITY IN 2017

The Glass Town Game

(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)

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee

Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand

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. 

Did you see any books in my survey that is on yours too? 

 

2 Responses to “End of the Year Book Survey | 2017 Edition”

  1. Marie says:

    It looks like you had a great reading year. Here are my answers. Marie @ Pages to Explore

  2. 100+ books!! That’s amazing!! I’m totally jealous because I am lucky if I read 50-60 books per year– I guess I’m a slow reader compared to a lot of you guys!! Also, Meddling Kids is totally high on my list, so I’m glad you liked it :)


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