#2017 End of Year Survey

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Hey, Bookworms!

Let’s welcome to the new year with a look back on how 2017 went in regards to reading. Hope you enjoy my bookish escapades, have a great year!

You can find the original post here at Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner’s blog if you want to inquire or do it yourself. So without further ado, here are my book stats for 2017:

2017 Reading Stats

Number of Books You Read: 

155 books + 49,620 pages

Number of Re-Reads:


Genre You Read the Most From:

Fantasy / Sci-Fi

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Best Book You Read In 2017?

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was the best book I read in 2017. It is such an important book for everyone to read and I’m so happy it’s been doing so well since it debuted back in February!

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

The Empress

When I heard there was going to be a sequel to The Diabolic I was so excited. Sadly what I got was a big bag of disappointment. Definitely didn’t meet my expectations and could have been so much better!

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

And I Darken

This was just plain bad. I went in thinking I was going to love it. I mean come on, a historical YA retelling of Vlad the Impaler but as a female? And what I got was 500 pages of pure boredom.

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

We Are the Ants

Not too shocking considering how much I love Shaun David Hutchinson’s books! All queer, all AMAZING. So what are you waiting for? GO READ IT.

Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?

  1. Best female anti-hero I read this year. Seriously. She gave me chills.
  2. It’s Harry Potter… k bye.
  3. Late to the game with this one, but it was well worth the wait!


Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Traci Chee is the lovely author of The Reader. Her writing is beautiful, her world building is stellar and her characters give me life!

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

What To Say Next

I read maybe 15 contemporaries last year of almost 160 books… so it’s safe to say it’s not a genre I read often. But saying that, this one hit it out of the park. A sweet little story where it’s okay to be a little different!

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


I love this series so much. I just want to live in this world forever and ever!

Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?



Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?

The Last Namsara

Look at this beauty right here. The colors, the sparkles, the dagger! Heart eyes for days.

Most memorable character of 2017?

Empress Xifeng 100000000%

She is the ruthless character I was talking about up above. Though this is not the real Xifeng from the book, it just serves as what I envision Xifeng to look like!

Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

They Both Die at the End

The writing of this book was raw, real, and true to the setting and characters that inhabit New York. Because of this, it was very beautifully written. Like I cried real tears… I DON’T CRY OK. I DON’T.

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?

The Hate U Give

If this book isn’t everyone’s answer to this question, then they either haven’t read it, or they are blind. There is nothing more important than the message from this book this year. Seriously.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? 

HP and the Order of the Phoenix

Yeah I know. Crucify me now. Get it over with. I still haven’t finished reading the Harry Potter series. BUT I’m doing it slowly and surely!

Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?

At the Edge of the Universe

“It’s impossible to let go of the people we love. Pieces of them remain embedded inside of us like shrapnel. Every breath causes those fragments to burrow through our muscles, nearer to our hearts. And we think the pain will kill us, but it won’t. Eventually, scar tissue forms around those twisted splinters like cocoons. They remain part of us, but slowly hurt less.”

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

From 98 pages to 870.

Book That Shocked You The Most

He Will Be My Ruin

Sexy thrillers FTW!

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

Fight me on this. But I’m totally on board with Xifeng and the Emperor. Forget the little farm boy… muahahaha

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Yes this relationship had a slight crack into the romance side… but ultimately it was much more about the friendship!

Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

At the Edge of the Universe

I will read anything this guy writes. He literally vibes off my soul and get’s me through his writing!

Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:


I seen that Maria from Big City Bookworm read this one and it sparked my interst so I picked it up for myself! And if you read above, you will know how much I loved it!

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?

My precious little Arcus baby. I just want to put him in my pocket and protect him forever!

Best 2017 debut you read?

Perfect Ten

This one made my heart skip a beat several times while reading it!

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

The Last Namsara

This book is just beautifully written. You will literally be transported there and experience the story first hand!

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

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

This one was so amusing, I couldn’t not put it down for this one. Yes I know… I made a double negative. Fight me.

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?

They Both Die at the End

First book ever to make me shed a tear… sadly there were many tears. Many many tears.

Hidden Gem Of The Year?


This book literally flew under the radar. No scratch that. It flew so low the radar couldn’t even pick it up. But seriosuly it was such a good read!

Book That Crushed Your Soul?


This one will crush, stomp, rip, tear, and shred your heart and feels to pieces.

Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

The Art of Starving

It’s not everyday you get a YA book where the main character who is male has an eating disorder. It was a nice change.

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

A Stranger in the House


Well that’s pretty much a recap of my reading year in 2017! I hope you guys enjoyed looking into my book life and I hope you all had just as an enjoyable year as I did!

Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig