end of the year survey

End of the Year Survey – 2016

End of the Year Survey

This is a survey crated by Jamie @perpetualpageturner. If you want to know more about it just click the image above and it will lead you to the original post. All the graphics are done by Jamie as well, I take no credit for them.


This is the second year that I’m doing this survey. I just find them to be fantastic ways to wrap up a year and being able to look at it whenever I feel like it is amazing as well. If you want to check out my last years survey you can do that HERE.

This post is REALLY LATE as well…Ups! Sorry about that. I had some exams and I got sick as well. Now I have done with most of the exams and I’m beyond happy about that! And I’m feeling a lot better as well, so I could finally finish this post! Enough rambling, let’s get into the actual post.


End of the Year Survey

Number Of Books You Read: 72

Number of Re-Reads: 11

Wow, this year I had quiet a few rereads. I honestly didn’t think there were that many of them. To be fair 5 of them were Harry Potter books, so there’s that.

Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

And basically nobody is surprised about that. Fantasy is always going to be my most read genre, after all it is my favourite one as well.


Survey

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

The Star-Touched QueenPicking my favourite book of 2016 was…A LOT EASIER than I though it would be. Usually I can’t decide which book was my favourite and I always have at least 3 that I can’t decide between. Apparently I didn’t read that many books that I loved in 2016. (And I’m not counting rereads for this one.)

The books that I’m choosing is The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. This book was simply wonderful, I loved it. It was basically everything that I wanted it to be. I have also reread this book as well, in the same year that I read it for the first time – that NEVER happens to me. I guess it just shows how much I loved this book.

If you want to know more of my thoughts on it, you can read my full review HERE.


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


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

NimonaThe book that surprised me the most, in the BEST WAY possible, was Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. I had heard amazing things about this graphic novel before reading it, but I had no idea what it was about. I decided to go into it blind, without knowing anything. EVERYTHING about this story surprised me and I loved every moment of it.

Nothing was the way I expected it to be. I would really recommend going into this graphic novel blindly as well, it’s a lot more fun that way. (Or at least it was that way for me.)

(I have a review for this graphic novel, you can read it HERE.)


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?

These two books can literary fit as an answer to all three questions. Six of Crows is definitely the best series I started in 2016. Crooked Kingdom was definitely the best sequel and also the best series ender. This series is simply wonderful on all levels and I absolutely adored it. As I keep on mentioning over and over again. (One of them would have been my favourite book of the year, if this category didn’t exist, and I didn’t want to repeat myself too much.) This is definitely one of my all time favourite series!!


6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

I don’t actually have an answer for this one. Why? From each new author that I discovered this year (and loved their work) I have only read one book of theirs. And reading just one of their work, be it their debut or just a new to me book, is not enough to classify them as my “new favourite author”. So I’m basically not answering this question with anything concrete.


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

CinderI don’t tend to read a lot of science fiction, be it adult or young adult. I honestly have no idea why, I simply always gravitate towards fantasy instead. I seriously NEED to read more science fiction, as I do tend to enjoy the books that I end up reading.

I read Cinder by Marissa Meyer this year and found it amazing and very entertaining. I was very intrigued by the world created in this book and the characters were great as well (especially Cinder and Prince Kai). Plus it’s a fairy tale retelling and I do tend to enjoy those. I’m really looking forward to continuing this series in 2017. I can’t wait to find out where the story will go.

If you want to know more of my thoughts on this book you can check out my full review HERE.


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

Wolf by WolfWithout a doubt this has to be Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin.

This book was VERY fast paced and thrilling. I don’t remember the last time I read a book that was as hard to put down as this one. (Not counting the Six of Crows duology, otherwise I could count it for every question.) The only reason that it took me a few days to read this book is because I was buddy reading it with Ariana @TheQuirkyBookNerd. Otherwise I would have probably read it in one day. Or one sitting, if I had the time during the day. (Which I don’t remember if I had right now.)

Interested in more of my thoughts? But more coherent? The check out my full review of this book HERE!!


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


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


11. Most memorable character of 2016?

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12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

The Star-Touched Queen“I see only night and smoke, dreams and glass, embers and wings. And I would not have you any other way.”

“I wanted a love thick with time, as inscrutable as if a lathe had carved it from night and as familiar as the marrow in my bones. I wanted the impossible, which made it that much easier to push out of my mind.”

“No matter where we are, we’ll always share the same sky. We can always find each other in the same constellation.”

“Who wanted to be smiled at by the girl that trailed shadows like pets, conjured snakes and waited for Death, her bridegroom, to steal her from these walls?”


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


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


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

GrishaNo mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.”

“Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.”

“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.”

“I’m a business man,” he’d told her. “No more, no less.”
“You’re a thief, Kaz.”
“Isn’t that what I just said?”


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

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17. Book That Shocked You The Most?


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

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?

All of the relationships from the Six of Crows duology!!! (I don’t think this surprises anyone.) I love all the romantic and platonic relationships in this book series! I seriously couldn’t have chosen another one for these two questions.

Grisha


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

Both Victoria Schwab and Leigh Bardugo are my favourite authors (well some of them) and I’ll basically read anything that they write. So, of course, I had to choose them!!


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?

Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows. I just tend to love thieves, assassin’s and other morally grey characters – they are always my favourites. And I always want to read books about them! So, of course I had to chose Kaz!

Grisha


23. Best 2016 debut you read?

The Star-Touched Queen


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?

I decided to go with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, or more specifically the edition with illustrations by Jim Kay. This was one of the first books that I have read in 2016. All the illustrations were beautiful and I couldn’t stop smiling while I was reading it. And let’s be real, rereading Harry Potter is always fun! (Especially when you have such wonderful illustrations!)

Harry Potter


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

I haven’t actually read a book in 2016 that actually made me cry (in the sobbing kind of way). I did however tear up while reading a few books. I did reread the Harry Potter series and those books always tear me up at parts, I think most of all The Order of the Phoenix and The Deathly Hallows. And I teared up in Crooked Kingdom as well, if you have read it you know why!


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Iron Cast


28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?


29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?

I have to go with Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. This was a reread, but it is definitely the most unique book that I read in 2016. It’s a graphic novel of short stories – I have never seen any other graphic novel that is like that. Plus it’s very creepy and beautiful and I loved it! (Just thought I should mention that as well.)

Through the Woods


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

That has to be Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. I was really disappointed with this book, I was expecting to absolutely love it but that didn’t happen. I had heard amazing things about and especially about the friendship. And in the end it just wasn’t for me. I have written a little rant on goodreads after I finished the book, so if you want to know more of my thoughts you can check it out HERE!

Truthwitch


Survey

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

Oh my God. I honestly have NO IDEA!! I have no idea who I actually followed in 2016 and who earlier (or later). BUT know this, if I follow you yours is one of my favourite blogs! (I don’t even want to try and name all the amazing blogs I discovered, because I know that I’ll forget people and that causes me anxiety.)

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2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

I have two for this one actually. I just couldn’t choose which one I liked more. They are:

I think they were my favourite to write and I do love the way they turned out to be!


3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

I’m actually going with my favourite new non-bookish posts of 2016. Since I haven’t written any discussions, though I probably should do that in the future (but that’s a topic of it’s own). Moving on!

In 2016 I decided to start writing my anime wrap ups along my usual reading ones. They are not my most popular posts, which is understandable as not everyone enjoys or watches anime, BUT they are extremely fun for me to write and I love being able to look back on what I watched and what I thought of them. Plus sharing my love for anime is amazing as well! I have written 5 in total so far and I really look forward to writing more, as I watch more anime!


4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

None actually. I didn’t participate in any particular events. And the only two memes that I do on my blog are Top Ten Tuesday and Top Five Wednesday – not even every week at that, only when the topic interests me (which now that I look back isn’t that often either). So basically none?


5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?

I think reaching over 400 followers has been the most mind-blowing and amazing thing that happened. I NEVER expected that anyone would be interested in my blog when I started it. So that this many people follow me and read my ramblings is seriously insane!

And best bookish moments are always when I discover a new favourite and simply adore a book! There weren’t that many in 2016 in comparison to the year before, but I did read some wonderful books that made my year!


6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

I think it was actually finding time to read and motivating myself to blog, especially in the last few months of the year. I was really busy with university and studying – so finding time to read and blog wasn’t that easy. And when I actually did have time I was too tired and didn’t feel like either writing or reading.


7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog?

This was The Get To Know Me Tag. It was definitely one of my favourite tags that I did as well. I just loved writing more about me as a person instead of writing about books (for a change). Sooo if you haven’t checked it out and want to know more about me, do that!!


8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I don’t have one? I write because I love doing it, or because I want to record my thoughts on books that I read. I’m VERY happy with however much attention any of my posts gets. I don’t even check my statistics (aside for this post, as it requires it), so I don’t even know how good or bad my posts are doing on average. And I honestly don’t care about that. I blog because I love doing it and the stats don’t really matter to me! (Obviously since I don’t know any of them…)


9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

I don’t think I had any for this? I really can’t remember discovering anything new this year. I tend to stick to the book stores that I like (or bookdepository) and I don’t think I have found a new book related site in 2016. No answer from me again, how surprising.


10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I only did the goodreads reading challenge, as I do every year. I did manage to complete it and I’m BEYOND happy about that!! I honestly don’t feel as if I read over 70 books in 2016…it seems like I didn’t read that many, but oh well it seems that I did.

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Survey

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


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

I don’t actually have any. I have decided that I want to read the books that I already own. I have MANY that I seriously need to read, but I keep pushing them back. That’s why this year I’m not really looking for new releases (there are exceptions of course, but they are series), instead I want to read the ones I have been exited about for a long time.


3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Caraval


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

I’m currently reading A Darker Shade of Magic and I’m LOVING it so far! Sooo I’m exited about the third book, even if I haven’t finished the first one yet. A Crown of Wishes is my most anticipated book of this year! I seriously can’t wait to get my hands on that book. And I’m really interested in where the story will go in Traitor to the Throne.


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

I have actually three reading things that I would like to accomplish:

  • reducing my TBR as much as possible, I would like it to be under 10 books – we shall see if I’ll be able to do that, it’s at 44 at the moment,
  • continue the series that I have already started and finish or catch up to most of them (for some reason I have gotten bad at finishing series),
  • read the high fantasy books that I own (they are giant and I always put them of, even though I’m pretty sure I’ll love all of them).

Hopefully I’ll be able to accomplish all of them!


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

I haven’t read one yet. Soooo I can’t recommend any.

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This post is DONE! It has taken me a lot longer than I though it would and it’s really late as well. BUT at least I have finally finished it!

Do let me know if you have any thoughts on any of my answers (I would be more specific, but there are waaaaay to many questions to do that)!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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end of the year survey

End Of Year Survey – 2015

BlogThis is a survey crated by Jamie @perpetualpageturner. If you want to know more about it just click the image above and it will lead you to the original post. All these graphics are done by Jamie as well, I take no credit for them.


I just thought this would be an amazing way to wrap up my reading year 2015 and reflect upon all the books I read. Lets get started! 😀


Survey

Number Of Books You Read: 79

My goal was to read 70 books, so I am very pleased with how much I read this year.

Number of Re-Reads: 4

The first three Harry Potter books and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. 

Genre You Read The Most: Fantasy

This was no surprise at all. 😀


Survey

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Animal FarmThis is basically the most impossible question ever. So I’m cheating. I’m going with – “favourite book that made me think”.

As I have narrowed it with that, it was quiet to pick a book. The first one that came to mind is Animal Farm by George Orwell.

I have been thinking about it ever since I finished it a few months ago. I even discussed it in detail with three different people. This book had a giant impact on me and is definitely one of my all time favouirtes.


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


 

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

EragonThis definitely has to be Eragon by Christopher Paolini. This is a book that surprised me in the best way possible.

Why? I first watched the movie when it came out (in 2006 – I was 11) in the cinema and I hated it. It was my most hated movie ever. Then I found out it was a book series and I had no interest in picking it up, obviously as I didn’t like the story.

One day, years later, I was in the book store looking for books about dragons and saw this one. I was conflicted but still decided to pick it up. Why the hell not? I just wanted to see if I would like it. That was my best decision ever. I absolutely adored this book! It’s now one of my favourites. ❤


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

Patrick NessEver since I read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness I have been talking about it. I have recommended it to soooo many people and quiet a lot of them have ended up reading it.

This book is freaking beautiful. Both the story and the illustration. It also made me cry. And with that I mean it made me sob, quiet a lot.

Patrick Ness is an author that breaks my heart with every book that I read. And I absolutely love it, I love that pain.


5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?

I have obviously decided to go with best series that I started. 😀


6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Person

Going with Gail Carriger for this one. She just seems like an amazing person. And I want to read everything that she has ever written.


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

Daphnis and ChloeI don’t tend to read ancient classics very often. I do want to read many, but I never have the motivation to do so.

This year I read Daphnis and Chloe by Longus. I fell in love with this book. I loved the story and the characters. And I can see myself rereading this book in the future. It was simply beautiful.

I would highly recommend it, especially as it is a short one and the writing is quiet easy to follow.


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

I have to go with both Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and The Martian by Andy Weir for this one. I couldn’t put either one down and I read both of them in one day. They are perfect for this category.


9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

The Night CircusThis definitely has to be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I am going to read it in 2016, without a doubt.

I absolutely adore this book. The writing i beautiful, the atmosphere magical, the story and characters fantastic. ❤

I just know that I’m going to be rereading this book many many times in the future. And I can’t wait for Erin Morgenstern to write another book, I need it in my life!


10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?


 

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

SoullessAlexia Tarabotti from Soulless by Gail Carriger.

This is the manga for the Parasol Protectorate series. I haven’t read them but I really like the picture of Alexia on the cover. And as I’m talking about her I thought using this cover would be best.

I absolutely love her. She is one of my all time favourite female characters. And definitely my favourite character of 2015. I simply adore her.

(A close second is Mark Wattney from The Martian. Just thought I would mention him as well.)


12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?


 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?


 

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?

Percy JacksonI can’t believe that I waited until NOVEMBER of 2015 to finally read this book.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan came out in October of 2014. and I even pre-ordered it. (As I just had finished all the other books before it.) I was very exited to get my hands on it as well!

And then, for some unreal reason, I waited more than A YEAR to read this freaking book. I honestly have no idea why it took me so long to get around to reading it. But I’m glad that I finally did, it was really good and I had a lot of fun reading it.


15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

There are a ton of quotes and passages from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll that I love. As I love quirky dialog there are many passages in this book that could be considered my favourites. Also this book has many beautiful quotes. It is hard to choose a single one.


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

The Too-Clever FoxStephen KingThe shortest book I read is The Too-Clever Fox by Leigh Bardugo. This is a short story set in the Grisha universe and it’s 32 pages long.

The longest book that I read in 2015 is It by Stephen King, with 1138 pages. This one is seriously a beast of a book but it’s also freaking amazing.


17. Book That Shocked You The Most.

Agatha ChristieIt definitely has to be The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. This is the fourth novel in the Hercule Poirot series.

This is also my favourite Agatha Christie book that I have read so far. I managed to finish it in one sitting, which is something that doesn’t happen very often.

I can’t really go into any details as to why this book shocked me, because that would spoil a lot of things. I’m just going to say that this book was freaking amazing and I would highly recommend it.


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

I honestly have no idea. There are soo many that I like. I seriously can’t pick one. I just looked through the books I read and I just can’t decide.

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19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year.

Clockwork PrincessThe friendship of Jem Carstairs and Will Herondale. I just love the relationship these two have and I couldn’t have possibly have chosen any other relationship for this answer.

I picked the Clockwork Princess as it is the only book in The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare that I have read this year. (Yes, I did end up crying.)

I just adore this trilogy. Especially the characters and relationships in these books.


20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously.

The SilkwormThe Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (or J.K. Rowling) is a freaking fantastic book. I loved it even more than the first one, The Cuckoo’s Calling. These books just get better with each installment.

I have read books by J.K Rowling in years before (obviously). And I have seriously loved everything that I have read by her.

And this is no exception, obviously as I’m mentioning it in this category. And now I am rambling, so I shall stop that.


21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

All three of these books were recommended to me by my best friend. So of course I had to read them, especially as I love discussing books with her. I greatly enjoyed all three of them!


 

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

NikolaiIt definitely has to be Nikolai Lantsov from Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.

Choosing the second book, as he firstly appears in that book. If I’m being honest I would have to go with The Darkling, but I read the first book (and fell in love with him) in 2014. So he doesn’t really apply to this category.

Anyway, Nikolai is freaking amazing, I absolutely adore him! Leigh Bardugo creates great characters, as I seem to love her characters the most.


23. Best 2015 debut you read?

Ummmm… None really. I haven’t read any debuts of 2015. I am not good with keeping up with new releases. It’s always been like that.

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

I have to go with A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin for this one. He has created an amazing world that I can very easily imagine. I absolutely love reading about it as well. I can’t wait to start the next one in the series.

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

I did mention that I reread the first three Harry Potter books. These books always put me in an amazing mood and bring a smile onto my face. They are the most fun to read and I definitely have to go with them.


 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

Patrick NessA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I don’t remember the last time I cried as much as I did while reading this book. I have already mentioned that in this post somewhere.

Anyway, anyone who has read this book understands my pain and everyone who hasn’t should really read it and experience this amazing book.

I have also written a review for this book. If you are interested in that you can check it out here.


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Again, I have no freaking idea what to choose for this one. So I’m not choosing anything – great logic by me. But seriously I feel as if everyone has read or heard of every book that I read this year. Guess that’s that then.

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28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Gentlemen BastardsThere are some things that happen in The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch that crushed me.

I can’t go into any of the detail, as that would spoil a lot. And by a lot I mean the whole book, as the things that I’m talking about happen near the end.

All I can say (and repeat myself) is that it crushed me. I really need to pick up the next book in that series. I need to know what is going to happen next. Though who knows when I’ll get to it in realty. Hopefully soon.


29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Little KnifeThe Too-Clever FoxLittle Knife and The Too-Clever Fox are two short stories that were written by Leigh Bardugo. They are set in the Grisha universe and are written (and feel) like fairy tales.

I don’t usually read short stories, so they were quiet unique reads to me. I do hope that Leigh Bardugo writes more of them, as I personally find them very fascinating and beautiful.


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

Cruel BeautySigh. I honestly don’t want to write about this book. I really didn’t like it and felt very frustrated with it.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge made me sooo mad. I don’t want to even think about it and I don’t plan on reading anything else by her.

I really really wanted to like this book, but that sadly didn’t happen. If you want to know why, here is a review that I completely agree with. Read that if you are interested in the reason I disliked this book.


Survey

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

Wow. This is impossible to answer. I have found sooo many amazing blogs that I fell in love with. Everyone I follow is my favourite!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

Hmmm, I would have to say my review of The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

I haven’t done any discussion posts in 2015. That is definitely something I should do in the future. Now I just need to think of a topic to write about.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Well, I haven’t really participated in many of those. Basically I only did one read-a-thon and it was the summer BookTube-A-Thon. I had an amazing time though, and I’m really happy to have participated in that one.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

There are so many. The best moment is whenever I see a new comment, because I love interacting with all of you. Other than that it would have to be the moment I hit 100+ followers. It still feels unreal.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Posting regularly for blogging. Finishing long fantasy books for reading.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

It would have to be my 100+ Followers Thank You post. (Going by the comments here.) Everyone is very nice and congratulated me on hitting this mile stone.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I honestly have no idea.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Well, there is wordpress. Quiet the obvious one. As I discovered many book blogs and created one myself.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Well I set myself the GoodReads reading challenge, as I do every year. In 2015 I set myself the goal of reading 70 books and I completed it.


Survey

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

One? Here are four that I really need to get to. I did want to read all but sadly I didn’t have the time. Hopefully I’ll get around to them very soon.


 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

Here are four that i’m really exited about! Hopefully I’ll be getting them as soon as possible.


 

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Rebel of the SandsHere’s the summary from GoodReads:

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.


4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

None really. I do have two that I am exited to get, but I’m not caught up with these series. Meaning I’m not really dying to get them. Yet that is. When I catch up I’m going to eat my words. The two books that I mentioned are:


 

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

3890Well I am only doing the GoodReads reading challenge. This is something I set myself every year.

For 2016 I have set myself the challenge of reading 70 books. Hopefully I’ll be able to do it.


6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

The are none that I can recommend! As it’s only the 3rd of January (and I haven’t read any ARC’s) there are no new releases that I have read. So I can’t really recommend any.


Wow. This took me quiet a while to write! 😀

Thank you for reading. I hope you have a fantastic day!

-Anna♥