End of Year Book Survey 2016

First of all, an apology. I haven't posted anywhere near as often as I'd have liked to this year, and I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read as much either! At least my New Year's resolutions are easily decided this time. Anyway, as the New Year rolls around it's time to look back on my year of reading, and although my stats aren't as high as I'd like them to be, I have read some great books!

Hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner

2016 Reading Stats
Number of books you read: 32
Number of re-reads: 0
Genre you read the most from: Historical Fiction
Shortest Book: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith (215 pages)
Longest Book: Florence Grace by Tracy Rees (544 pages)

Best in Books
Best Book You Read In 2016?
Florence Grace by Tracy Rees. I just adored it. You can find my review here

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
I was hugely exited about Kate Williams' novels about the de Witt family during the First World War, but the first two books of the trilogy took some getting through. I'll still read the third though!


Best series you started in 2016?

Easy. Outlander! I'm around halfway through it now and totally get what all the fuss is about!


Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?

Kate Riordan. Both The Girl in the Photograph and The Shadow Hour are gripping!


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

Maestra by LS Hilton. Weirdly compelling - and be warned it is explicit! 


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

The Girl on the Train. I read it pretty much in one sitting! Worth the hype!


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

I don't generally re-read so probably none of them!

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. I was obsessed with the TV series and the companion novel is gorgeous!

Most memorable character of 2016?

Florence 'Florrie' Grace. I just loved her.

Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

If I Forget You by T.C Greene. It's practically poetic.


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

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. It's inspirational.

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

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. I've been brought up on the TV adaptations but have never read one of her novels until now - and I loved it!

Book That Shocked You The Most
We Were Liars by E Lockhart. This one floored me!

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Queen Victoria and Lord Melbourne. As much as I ship them I know it isn't to be.


Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Florence Grace. I loved Tracy Rees' debut novel Amy Snow, and I adored this one even more!

Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
Murder at The Brighwell. My mum adored it and pestered me about it until I read it. I bought her the sequel for her birthday!

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

Best 2016 debut you read?
Pengelly's Daughter by Nicola Pryce. If you're missing Poldark I would heartily recommend it!

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Rebel Warrior and King's Knight by Regan Walker bring Medieval Britain gloriously alive.

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Love From Paris by Alexandra Potter. Cheesy Chick-Lit at it's finest!

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
We Were Liars. It's rare for me to cry at books and this one killed me.

Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Florence Grace. More people need to read this so I can fangirl with them about it!

Book That Crushed Your Soul?

We Were Liars. Enough said.

Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
We Were Liars. The plot, the writing style, it's everything.

Book That Made You The Most Mad?

The Girl With a Clock for a Heart. Because that ending was not an ending. Gah.
So there you have it, my year in books! Here's to another great year of reading!



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