Wednesday, January 03, 2018

2017 End of Year Book Survey


Number Of Books You Read: 65
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Romance


1. Best Book You Read In 2017?
(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2017 release vs. backlist)
Impossible to choose just one! Here's my post on my favorites from 2017

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
 Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? 
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Scotty McCreery's autobiography Go Big or Go Home

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
 Any of Melissa Tagg's books!

 5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?
 Series started: Shadows Over England by Roseanna M. White and Summer Harbor by Denise Hunter
Sequel: Still Life by Dani Pettrey & Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer
Series Ender: All This Time by Melissa Tagg, His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman, and Never Forger by Jody Hedlund

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?
 Courtney Walsh and Pepper Basham

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Didn't really venture out of my comfort zone this year! 

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
 Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris

 9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Probably won't get around to rereading (once again) but if I did it would probably be One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw  

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?

11. Most memorable character of 2017?
 Conner Young from Susan May Warren's Montana Fire series

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?
True to You by Becky Wade 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?
 His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? 
Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter and Montana Fire Series by Susan May Warren

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?
Her heart was, very simply, set on him. Perhaps both in spite of and because of his shortcomings.
True to You by Becky Wade

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?
 Longest: Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig 473 pages
Shortest: Moonlight Over Manhattan 71 pages

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Ian Shaw and Sierra Rose from Montana Rescue Series by Susan May Warren

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
 The whole Walker family from Melissa Tagg's Walker Family series

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
 I'll Be There by Susan May Warren
Plus a bunch of others but this one made me so happy with the way it brought characters together so I had to mention it!

21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan (But I didn't enjoy it and stopped midway through)

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?
 Peter Holstein from A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

23. Best 2017 debut you read?
One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw 

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
 Maple Valley from Melissa Tagg's Walker Family Series

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?
His Steadfast Love by Julie Lessman 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
 I think my soul stayed intact this year!

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?
Then Came You by Becky Wade

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
A Langhorne Romance by Deborah Raney (I'd say annoyed more than mad though)


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?
Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh and The Everstone Chronicles by Dawn Crandall

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?
Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018?
Series Ending: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey and Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig
Sequel: A Song Unheard by Becky Wade

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018?
Do more non-review posts!

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):
Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren (But you have to read the series in order)


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