I absolutely adore these things and I almost forgot about doing one this year. For this survey, I was inspired by The Perpetual Page Turner’s awesome year end survey – but, of course, I’ve tweaked it more than a bit to make it fit me a little better. (Fair warning, I’ve been falling behind so wonderfully with my posting that this is scheduled to go live long before the end of the month and things could change before then.) (But I also haven’t been reading a lot this month and don’t really see that changing before the new year so… It might not change all that much.)

The Stats

Number of Books Read: 106
Total Pages Read: 30,473
Number of Re-Reads: 2 (lol and I always say I’ll reread more next year)(I probably won’t)
Number of DNF’s: 22
Average Rating: 3.93 (ish I didn’t get my last 5 * on there)
Shortest Book: The 13th Hex by Jordan L. Hawk – 53 (that I actually finished)
Longest Book: Champion of the Scarlet Wolf vol. 2 by Ginn Hale – 568
Average Book Length: 269

Book by-the Numbers

Number of Fantasy Books Read: 23
Number of Sci-Fi Books Read: 15
Number of Historical Books Read (incl. AU): 32
Number of Contemporary Books Read: 14
Number of Romance Books Read: 10
Number of Comics & Manga Read: 10

Best in Books

Favorite Fantasy of 2017: An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows
Favorite Sci-Fi of 2017: Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan
Favorite Historical of 2017: Rebels Rising by Shanna Swendson
Favorite Contemporary of 2017: Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman
Favorite Romance of 2017: Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian
Favorite Comic/Manga of 2017: The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars vol 1

Beginnings & Ends

Favorite Series Starter: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines
Favorite Mid-Series Book: Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling
Favorite Series Finale: The Harbors of the Sun by Martha Wells & Laisrathera by M.C.A. Hogarth

Assorted Favorites

Favorite Debut of 2017: Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
Favorite New-To-Me Author: Ginn Hale & M.C.A. Hogarth
Best ‘Surprise’ Book: Starflight by Melissa Landers
Favorite Overlooked Book: The Stone Prince by Fiona Patton
Favorite Friendship: Ella & Alice from the Serenity House series by A.W. Exley (lol, I’ve been reading so many shippy books that I was almost worried all my friendships had become couples)

Book I Shove at Everyone: Ella, the Slayer by A.W. Exley
Book that I Should Have Read Sooner: I don’t really think there was one. I mean, there were some books (Hollow World, An Accident of Stars) that I loved enough that I wish I had read them sooner, but I also think that if I had read either of them three years ago (lol, one wasn’t even published three years ago) I wouldn’t have liked it as much as I did now. And that’s kind of been a theme for the year. I think a lot of the books I’ve read have been an example of the right book at the right time because I can look at some of the books I loved this year and easily say that the me of five years ago wouldn’t have liked it.

Looking Ahead

Book/Series I didn’t read this year that I will next year: Jig the Goblin series by Jim C. Hines
Non-debut book I’m most anticipating: Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan
Debut book I’m most anticipating: *shifty eyes* Uhm… about that… Yeah, I can’t find one.
Series finale I’m most anticipating: I don’t think I have any… Eh, We’ll go with the hope that The Legend of Korra, Turf Wars ends next year, yeah?

I hope everyone had a great 2017! One more post of 2017!

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2 thoughts on “2017 Year End Book Survey

  1. Congrats on reading so much!! Also, 3.93-ish is REALLY GOOD, wow. I only got 3.8 in there, which is better than I usually do, but my goal is to have reach 4 one of these days. I’m glad you mentioned Knit One, Girl Two between the bests, because I’ve been meaning to read that one for a while. Also, I really wanted to get to Starflight for a while now, so, again, I’m glad to see it mentioned here. I’m planning on doing the 24in48 readathon this January, and I think that’d be good for it, as I heard it’s fast and fun. Great list/post! 🙂 Hope you’ll find tons of awesome books in 2018!

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

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    1. Thanks, Vera! I know. Honestly, I was totally shocked that I managed to get so close to a four star average. And if I hadn’t been so stubborn finishing a few lackluster books, I might have made it. Because the ONLY reason that I managed to get it that high was because I’ve finally learnt how to DNF a book if I’m not liking it at all. Totally recommend Knit One, Girl Two because it’s SUCH a cute, fun read. (And it should work wonderfully for that readathon.) Starflight was a totally unexpected favorite for me. (But I cannot recommend strongly enough that if you read that book and like it, ignore the sequel. It follows a different couple and is dreadful.) Hope you read lots of great books in 2018. (And maybe get that elusive 4 average!)

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