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2016 Book Stats Survey

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Thank you to Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner for hosting this fun end-of-year survey!


2016 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read: 54
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From:
Over half was some form of sci-fi/fantasy, but the real surprise was the HUGE jump in romance. Apparently, my reading habits go wacko during law school semesters.



1. Best Book You Read In 2016


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


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


5. Best series you started in 2016


6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016

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

And pretty much all my Ilona Andrews reads.


9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year
Pretty much all my Ilona Andrews reads.


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


11. Most memorable character of 2016?
Kate Daniels, probably because I read 5 books in her series this year.


12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
I can't really think of one...fail.


13. Most Thought-Provoking Book of 2016
I know some were meant to be thought-provoking, but nothing really grabbed me. :(


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

Probably the 5 Kate Daniels books I read. Once I got them, I powered through in a hurry. :) 


15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016
All memory cells have been requisitioned for law school, are currently wiped clean and are awaiting next semester. ;)


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016


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


18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Simon and Meg don't have a typical relationship, but there's potential there for...something.


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
In the meantime, Simon and Meg have this really interesting, quirky, amusing friendship. :)


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

I loved Marked in Flesh and the 5 Kate Daniels books, but I've mentioned them a lot already, so here's another sequel I really liked.


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

Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings recommended this a while back, and I'm glad I finally got to read it. It's a fun middle grade with adorable illustrations and a great adventure story about stories and writing.


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


23. Best 2016 debut you read

Turns out I hardly read any debuts this year, but this was fun.


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

A bunch of series continuations have the advantage of world building over several installments, so I picked a new series that had to start from scratch in my mind.


25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face

It was cute and silly and made me smile. Like a Hallmark movie. :)


26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016
I don't remember any.


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year
There were a lot of ebook freebies I was surprised to somewhat enjoy, but no one stands out.


28. Book That Crushed Your Soul
Nope.


29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?


30. Book That Made You The Most Mad

I went in expecting a fiery, independent protagonist and got a broken, abused girl who literally did nothing. She was the ultimate damsel in distress, and I couldn't understand why the love interest liked her, much less did anything else for her.


In addition, here are a few stats charts I made on my 2016 reading for fun:

On the bright side, I read more than I thought I would. On the dark side, a lot of it wasn't great. :P Oh well. We'll get 'em next year!

Almost everything I read was published in the last 5-6 years. There are a few old backlist books I still need to get to, but there are a ton of recent books I want to read next year, too.



I was surprised by how many indies I read this year. Granted, most of them were free ebooks (and a lot of them were 1 or 2 stars), but there were a few pretty good ones.

Like I said: a lot of free indie ebooks. Some good, some bad, some I'll buy the sequels. :)



I love me my print books, but I developed a habit of reading ebooks on my computer. They were handy and easy to access when I needed a study break.

I'm not really surprised. I think a lot of it is the genres I read. I think there happen to be a lot more women writing YA, romance and urban fantasy?

I remember someone saying back in the day that boys and girls read Harry Potter, but fewer boys would have tried it if the protagonist was a girl and/or the author was readily identifiable as a girl. Again, I think the results here have a lot to do with the majority of protagonists in YA, romance and urban fantasy being women, but it's interesting to see.



What were the best/worst books you read this year? Did anything surprise you?

That's it for 2016! I'll see you all in the new year!

2 comments :

  1. Great stats, congrats! And I love this survey, it's such a good idea :)
    I need to read these books, lol. They look awesome :) Glad you enjoyed so many!
    Happy New Year and may it be a great one!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Jamie definitely created a fun survey (though I had to skip the last two sections because my life is all over the place with school ^^). Happy reading in the new year!

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