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2016: A Year in Review

This is definitely a bit late…but I still wanted to see the answers for myself, and thought some of you might still be interested now that most people’s “Best of 2016” lists have died down. Thank you to Jamie from Perpetual Page Turner (my favorite blogger – seriously, go follow her!) for creating this survey!



Number Of Books You Read: 36
Number of Re-Reads: 1
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary YA (no surprise there!)



1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

I have to go with The Hating Game by Sally Thorne! I’ve been raving about this book for months and it’s still my go-to recommendation. I loved everything about it and just picked up a hard copy to re-read!


2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

The Cursed Child. I think this is a super common opinion. I was obviously SO excited to have another canon HP story, but this just didn’t live up to my hopes.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

I would have to say My Lady Jane! I read it mostly because of the hype and I do love history, but I never expected to love it the way I did. It was so funny and unique and well-written that I totally fell in love!

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Again…The Hating Game! I bought copies for several people as Christmas gifts.

 5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

I’m horrible at finishing series. I usually love the first book and then never read the sequel(s) so I’ve started to just not even bother starting the series in the first place. The only series I ready was the Tiny Pretty Things/Shiny Broken Pieces duology, which I actually flew through.

I’m obsessed with ballet and loved the inside look at life in the American Ballet Theater conservatory (called something else, but that’s what it is) mixed with high drama and backstabby girls.

  6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

I’m going to go with Ashley Herring Blake. I loved her 2016 debut, Suffer Love, and really appreciated that she was a new voice in YA with something very refreshing to offer. I’m looking forward to her next novels!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I was super hesitant to read Simon Vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda but decided to listen to the audiobook after hearing about it for months. It seemed pretty universally loved but didn’t seem like my usual cup of tea. Glad I tried it out!

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I HAD to know who she was going to choose!

 9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Most likely The Hating Game. I’m already planning to re-read it once I get caught up on my current TBR stack!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

I’m obsessed with the cover of The Smell of Other People’s Houses. It’s the most gorgeous cover I’ve maybe ever seen. I also really liked the cover of My Lady Jane.

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Harper from Up to this Pointe. She was me and I was her.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

Hmm. Not sure.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid! Her books always make me think about life and this one was no exception.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 

I think everything I read was a new release, so this doesn’t really apply.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?

“I had predicated my life on the idea that I wanted to see everywhere extraordinary, but I’d come to realize that extraordinary is everywhere.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest:The Proposal novella by Meg Cabot – 149 pages

Longest: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: 519 pages

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most


Maybe The Stranger Game? I totally didn’t see the twist coming!

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)


LUCY AND JOSH. End of story.

(From The Hating Game)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Andi & all her friends in The Unexpected Everything.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

It has to be Maybe in Another Life. I’ve read all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books and I literally cannot recommend them enough!

21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

The Hating Game! I read this one on Ginger‘s rec on Twitter! I never would have heard of it otherwise.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?


23. Best 2016 debut you read?

Suffer Love.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

My Lady Jane!

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Hating Game! Duh!

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

TBH, none.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

I think The Hating Game is super underrated and not that many people have read or reviewed it sooo THE HATING GAME, y’all! It’s a must read!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

I actually read pretty happy books this year.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

The Smell of Other People’s Houses. I loved the way each person’s story interconnected by the end, and the setting was so interesting and cool to read about.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

When We Collided? The characters really frustrated me at times but I still liked it a lot.



1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

Girls in the Moon is next on my list!

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

Either the new Jessi Kirby, Sarah Dessen, or Jenny Han. I can’t pick.

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi.

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

Forever and Always, Lara Jean! The only series I’ve actually kept up with in recent years.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

I hope to post at least once a week on my blog…it’s something that I enjoy doing but that easily falls to the wayside for me. I am trying to make it

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

When Dimple Met Rishi! It’s a super cute rom-com and is diverse too! I loved every minute of it.

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