2016 End of Year Book Survey!

The End of Year Book Survey was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner.

I'm a sucker for lists and best-of's and favorites. So why not spend this last day of the year with this end of the year book survey. Let's go!

Number Of Books You Read: 94
Number of Re-Reads: 12
Genre You Read The Most From: contemporary romance/new adult

1. Best Book You Read In 2016? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2016 release vs. backlist)

I just did a post with my Top 16 Favorites of 2016 but here's the cream of the crop.

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?  

Both of these were surprising in the best way possible.

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

 The answer is always the same... :)

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

Best series started: The Crown's Game
Best sequel: A Court of Mist and Fury
Best series ender: Some Kind of Perfect

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Renee Carlino and Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

I almost never pick up non-fiction/memoirs but this one from Jenny Lawson was insanely funny.

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 read it three times in 2016... and I'm certain there will be more re-reads in 2017. :)

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

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

I thought about Eden a long time after I finished her story.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

13. Most Thought-Provoking Book of 2016?

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

Yes, I was probably the very last person to discover the awesomeness that is Garrett Graham. :)

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

From one of my 2016 re-reads:

"You can't leave yet. I'm not finished falling in love with you."

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest: 6 pages
Longest: 664 pages

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!)

 Seriously? Like I could only choose one?!

Emily & Oz (Nowhere But Here)
Jamie & Wes (Him)
Cam and Avery (Trust In Me)
Rhys & Feyre (A Court of Mist and Fury)
Calla & Jax (Stay With Me)
Simon & Blue (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda)
All the Couples (Some Kind of Perfect)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

 Again, there's no picking just one...

The Connor & Lo Bromance (Fuel the Fire)
Morrigan/Amren/Cassian/Azriel (A Court of Mist and Fury) 
Blake/Wes and Blake/Jamie (Us)
Calla/Katie/Roxy (Stay With Me)

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

 This feels redundant since these are also listed in my favorites of the year but...

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

I'm looking at you, Brittany... :)

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


Boyce (Sweet)
Jase (Swear on This Life)
Atlas (It Ends With Us)
Rhys (A Court of Mist and Fury)
Garrett (The Deal)
Jax (Stay With Me)

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?

How much time do you have? I cry at half the books I read. LOL How about I just pick a couple?


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

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

I have several that fall into this category.

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

3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

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

Okay, now my brain is tired, it's after midnight (Happy New Year!) 
and I'm crawling to bed. Have you done the End of Year Survey? 
I'd love to see your answers!


  1. Yes for the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters series! I love these books and I'm hoping to finish them this year!

    1. So happy you are continuing with the series! I was so sad to see it end but there's a spin-off series starting sometime this year so there's more for me to look forward to. :)

  2. What A great survey! I read and LOVED Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino and Once True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid - both made my top 10 books for the year. So did It Ends With Us by CoHo. Happy New Year!! Lauren @ Obsessivebooknerd.com

    1. Happy New Year, Lauren! Swear on This Life and One True loves... so much love for those. Not only were they amazing books but they introduced me to new favorite authors. (And discovering a new favorite author is one of the best feelings ever. :)

  3. I never seen Some Kind of Perfect. I definitely want to check that out!

    1. Some Kind of Perfect was an amazing epilogue novel for the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. Loved it!

  4. You know I appreciate the "push" to read Addicted to You. ;) And Him! *swoon* I still haven't read The Deal but I *do* own it so 2017... There are a lot of books on your lists that I own but haven't gotten to yet. I want to read Making Faces and Archer's Voice this year as well. Plus, a lot of Katie McGarry. I didn't know the series was ending! I'm so behind!! :D

    1. It's ridiculous how long Making Faces and Archer's Voice have been sitting on my shelves. But this is the year! :)

  5. I think I have Killing Sirai and Addicted to You on my kindle. I'm going to have to read those soon! Great year in books, and that's so awesome that you were able to get so many rereads in! I don't think I've done a reread in years.

    1. I was shocked when I realized how many rereads I'd had because I am *not* a rereader. Ever. But 2016 sure changed that. I reread the first several books in the Addicted series and I reread the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series (on audio this time) so that made up the majority of the rereads.

  6. YES! I love everything about this! Jamie and Wes, Garrett (finally 🙌🙌🙌🙌) and you have to read Making Faces and Tatiana and Alexander this year 😍

    1. I swear, Kei, I feel like every book on my TBR for the year is going to rip my heart out and make me sob! LOL

  7. Peer pressure for the win! And I didn't do you wrong.
    Jax is life. God I love him. I would be extremely happy to find a real live Jax to fall in love with.
    We definitely share some favourites. I wonder which... Haha
    Simon is a book I can literally read over and over again and still feel sososo happy and complete upon finishing.

    1. If you find a real life Jax you let me know. I want to meet such gorgeous perfection.
      There's no getting tired of Simon. You know I don't reread (well, I didn't use to) and yet I read Simon 3X between Oct and Dec. Love him!

  8. Hey Tanya!! Great post, and even better reading year!! I'm so happy you got to discover the amazingness of The Deal, it's one of my all time favorite books and series lol. And OMG yes Archer's Voice!! You are going to LOOOVVEEE Archer!!

    1. OMG Brittni, I'm still wondering why someone didn't *force* me to read The Deal sooner! LOL Like, how had I lived without Garrett before that. :) Now I have to gobble up the rest of the series. And Archer's Voice... I've gotta get my heart ready for that one. I think it'll be on the February TBR. I can't wait!