2016 End of Year Book Survey

Posted January 5, 2017 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Year End Survey / 49 Comments

I love this survey that Jamie of Perpetual Page Turner does!!

Number Of Books You Read: 132
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary

Number of books read…
Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 7
Between 400-449 pages: 5
Between 450-499 pages: 0
Over 500 pages: 6
Over 1000 pages: 0
Audiobooks: 20
Re-reads: 2
DNFs (did not finish): 10 (see them here)
Five Stars: 12
Two Stars: 1


1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

Published in 2016 ~ All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Published before 2016 ~ After I Do

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’tReplica & Truly Madly Guilty were two I was super excited about since I love both authors. Both f these fell flat for me.

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

Loved this but made me super uncomfortable.

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

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

Started: Off Campus// Sequel: Hidden Bodies// Ender: Winter

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016? Elle Kennedy

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

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

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

I don’t really reread but I would ove to do the audio of this.

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

11. Most memorable character of 2016? Wavy from All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016? All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

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

Between the World and Me & When Breath Becomes Air

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

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

My favorite quotes/passages came from After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Maybe it doesn’t matter if you need someone during the everyday moments of your life. Maybe what matters is that when you need someone, they are the one you need. Maybe needing someone isn’t about not being able to do it without them. Maybe needing someone is about it being easier if they are by your side.”

“Isn’t it nice … once you’ve outgrown the ideas of what life should be and you just enjoy what it is.”
“Just because you can live without someone doesn’t mean you want to.”
“I know it will be OK because everything is OK in the end. And if it’s not OK, it’s not the end.”

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

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

Josh and Lucy from The Hating Game

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year 

Grandmother Lovey and granddaughter Annabelle from Lies and Other Acts of Love

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

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

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
Clark from The Unexpected Everything

23. Best 2016 debut you read?

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

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

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

The Choices We Make // The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo // It Ends With Us // All the Bright Places // When Breath Becomes Air

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
It made me mad and I didn’t like it. I wanted to to love it but I hated everyone and thought it all went no where.

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
I cannot remember which ones I found this year compared to last but I know I definitely added some great ones!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
Book Covers I Love of Books I will Never Read

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Make Me Read It Readathon – I got 4 books I had been meaning to read forever and they were all 5 star reads!

5. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Bookish related: Book Covers I Love of Books I will Never Read
Nonbook related: My First Stitch Fix

6.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? Of course not! I am so bad at that but will try again next year 🙂

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
The Sun is Also a Star

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
The Hate U Give

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
Well I don’t read lots of series so I can’t think of any ones coming out. I do want to read Gemina soon though!

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

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Everything You Want Me To Be


Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


49 responses to “2016 End of Year Book Survey

  1. Six books over 500 pages… you read some chunky ones last year. 🙂 I just downloaded All the Ugly and Wonderful Things from the library. I think it’s going to be my next read after I finish From Sand and Ash. And I *still* haven’t read Undecided – despite much pushing from friends. Soon, though! I love seeing I’ll Meet You There on your list. It’s one of my all time favorites. The Deal was so much fun! I can’t wait to continue with that series.
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  2. I love reading these posts though I’m a little lazy to do one of my own.
    I’m especially loving all the The Hating Game love in your post. 🙂 I love that book and I’m so ready to re-read it. And Undecided! Nereyda has been re-reading that one and she’s making me want to pick it up again too. I really need the next book to be out already.
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  3. 132 books is awesome! You know Truly Madly Guilty is sort of fading in my mind as I go… I still love Big Little Lies and I think I gave Truly Madly a good review (have to go back and look) but Lies is still my benchmark for her. And All The Missing Girls looks great. I really like the covers of Tell Me three Things and Replica (that is a really nice looking book even though I have the e- version).

    Taylor Jenkins Reid has some awesome quotes, I thought so too when I read Maybe in Another Life. And Gemina… yeah, can’t wait!
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  4. I love this post, Grace! I love reading through everyone’s end of the year posts. I’m so glad that you loved The Deal and The Hating Game so much. It’s always fun to share your love of the same things with others.

    Good luck in the new year. I’m sure you’ll have a great 2017!!

  5. Okay, you convinced me that I needed to go check out All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, but … wait … is this book actually about an eight-year-old and an adult falling in love? Please tell me that’s not actually what it is. Like, the love part comes much later, right? Based on the fact that you put this in the shocking category, I’m afraid … but also everyone seems to have loved it, so I’m intrigued as well. I DID love Forbidden, which involves incest, so I guess I’m torn …
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  6. Woww 132 books sounds awesome, I think I read about the same 🙂 All The Ugly & Wonderful Things was one of my favorite books last year as well – thanks for sharing!

  7. WOW! It looks like you had a great year in reading! I’m really excited to read a lot of these books like The Hating Game, the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy, The Secret Ingredient of Wishes, and of course, It Ends With Us! SO many awesome looking titles here that I can’t wait to get my hands on. I hope you have yet another great year in reading for 2017!
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  8. Looks like a great reading year! I have most of these on my TBR especially The Hating Game, Lies and Other Acts of Love, and The Secret Ingredient of Wishes. Wow! Winter is over 800 pages? I knew it was long but didn’t realize it was that long. I’m looking forward to continuing the series. I’ve only read Cinder and Scarlet but really want to read more. Have a great reading year!
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  9. Looks like a great End of Year Wrap Up 🙂 Yay for all the Hating Game love <3 It was definitely one of my favorites of the year as well! And I REALLY should get to Illuminae soon. Taylor Jenkins Reid has been on my TBR for a while as well… Also, I hear you you about the fictional crush on Clark from The Unexpected Everything 🙂 Hope you'll have a great reading year!
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  10. Lola

    This is a fun post to read. I like seeing recap posts like this. I am planning to keep a spreadsheet this year for all the books I read, so I can do some sort of stat post at the end of the year. i did like the goodreads summary and seeing what my longest and shortest books were. I found so many good new to me authors last year that I would have trouble picking only one. And you seem to really love All The Ugly and Wonderful Things as I’ve seen that one a few times as answer. I hope 2017 will be a great reading year!
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  11. I started my 2017 with finishing All the Ugly and Wonderful Things and it was everything I heard it would be and more. I LOVE IT SO MUCH! This post actually has pushed me to start working on my recap of 2016! I’ve been putting off! I guess it’s time to get on it! Hope you have a wonderful 2017!
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  12. I’m so glad that you enjoyed Illuminae, and I hope you love Gemina too!! I still need to read The Hating Game but I think I’ll enjoy it. It seems like a book that would suit me well. 🙂

    I’m SO curious about The Hate U Give for 2017 releases. And OMG, you must read Harry Potter!!!

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