Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Annual End of Year Survey

The Annual Year End Survey is hosted by Jamie@ Perpetual Page Turner but I first saw it over at Chuckles Book Cave.  It looked fun so I thought I'd give it a try.

1. 2017 Reading Stats
Number of Books Read: 102
Number of Re-reads: None
Most Read Genre: Probably Mystery closely followed by Horror

2. Best in Books

Best Book Read in 2017 (this is hard because I had more than a few 5-paw reads)

Books You Were Excited About and Thought You'd Love But Didn't

Most Surprising Book You Read (in a good or bad way)
I thought I'd be upset with Mayte and believed she was out to exploit her relationship with Prince but I was wrong.  I was even thrilled when she had a conversation with me via twitter.

Book You Pushed the Most People to Read

Best Series You Started in 2017
I really love the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries

Best Sequel of 2017

Best Series Ender of 2017

Favorite New Author Discovered in 2017
No surprise here - Hunter Shea

 Best Book From a Genre You Don't Normally Read

Most Action-Packed/Hard to Put Down Book

Best Book You Read on 2017 That You Are Likely to Reread Next Year.

Favorite Cover of a Book You Read This Year
Gotta love my dogs!

Most Memorable Character of 2017
Atl and her dog Cualli

Most Beautifully Written Book of 2017

Most Thought-Provoking Book
I was soooooo wrong about poor Mayte and I had to take a good look at how flawed my favorite artist really was

Book You Can't Believe You Waited Until 2017 to Read

Favorite Quote or Passage
"I love's PEOPLE I can't stand!"  Charles Schultz

Shortest Book Read in 2017
Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread |Desire
(The title is longer than its 48 pages)

Longest Book Read in 2017
Little Heaven is 496 pages, but it seemed like 1000 when I was reading it

Book That Shocked You the Most
I still don't know how to explain this one

One True Pairing of the Year
Olivia and Gabriel

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship of the Year
Cara and her fairy godfather Vincent

Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From an Author Previously Read

Best Book Read in 2017 Based Solely on a Recommendation From Someone Else
There used to be a Booktuber named Lindsey Rey and she raved about these books so I had to pick one up.  I loved it!

New Fictional Crush from a Book Read in 2017

Best 2017 Debut Read

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting

Book That Put a Smile on Your Face

Book That Nearly Made You Cry

Hidden Gem of the Year

Book That Crushed Your Soul
Unless the dog dies, I'm good

Most Unique Book Read in 2017

Book That Made You the Most Mad
Leave the orcas alone!!!!!!

3.  Looking Ahead

One Book You Didn't Get to on 2017 But Will Be First Priority in 2018

Book You Are Most Anticipating for 2018 (non debut)

2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating

Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018

One Thing You Hope to Accomplish or Do in Your Reading/Blogging Life in 2018
I would like to continue to connect with my favorite bloggers and meet new ones.  I also wouldn't mind hitting 150 Bloglovin' followers

A 2018 You Already Read and Recommend to Everyone
My review isn't up yet but this is one I think lots of people will like


  1. Seeing Little Heaven just reminded me that I was considering doing an end of year list for most disappointing reads of 2017 - I wanted so badly to like that one! Good thing you had so many other great reads to feature though! Thanks for all the fun in 2017, here's an awesome 2018 :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. That's how I felt about it. Maybe once these end of year things are over, I can stop talking about how much I wanted to love it but how much I didn't. I think it's the most used book on my memes for 2017.

  2. This post is wonderful, I enjoyed reading your Annual Year End Survey. You have many books listed that I would like to read in the New Year, The Rules of Magic and The Most Beautiful are at the top of my list. Congrats on reading 102 books this year... way to go!

    1. Jovita, I definitely recommend both of them. They are both such beautiful books in their own way.

  3. It's a fun survey isn't it! Agree about Hunter Shea being a great find this year. I LOVE the cover of Blue's Prophecy and Smooshie is indeed adorable. I might need to read the Orcas book to get it out the way quickly this year by the sound of it! And I'm pone of the people who downloaded Certain Dark Things based on your review...but don't worry, if I don't like it I never blame the blog I saw it on! *grins*

    Have a happy and safe New Year and say hi to Mr Barb and give the boys a cuddle from Auntie Chuckles!

    1. I know you'd never blame me :) I know Daniela liked it though. I enjoyed doing this but toward the end, my brain was hurting from doing so much thinking.

  4. It looks like you had a good reading year. I love that book cover with the husky on it. So cute. Happy New Year!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. It was a fun read. I keep waiting for the second one.

  5. This is a fun survey. I haven't done it in a few years, and I totally forgot about it this year (Although I guess I can still do it!) Im sorry to say I've already read Beneath the Sugar Sky and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the other two books. My review is coming soon. Happy New Year!

    1. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. I'm hoping to love it because Sumi was one of my favorites.

  6. I love this tag so much! Great picks!! I love that you used the book covers as your response! :) Have a great 2018!!

  7. 102 books is awesome! And those bethany Blake cozies look so fun...

    Forbidden Brdes looks fun, and Afterlife with Archie! I feel like after watching Riverdale I may be ready for this series! Dark Jughead lol. Bummer that Fury of the ORcas was a disappointment.

    1. I checked it our from the library and I'm glad I did because I think it took me 30 minutes to read. It was fine but I expected more.

  8. Looks like you had another great year, Barb. 102 is great. I haven't read too many of the books that made you list this year. I do agree that Two Girls Down is a great 2018 book. Happy New Year!

    1. We usually read a lot of the same things so that's surprising. I though Two Girls Down was great too!

  9. Great reading year! I'm still disappointed that I didn't enjoy Little Heaven more. :/

  10. I'm hoping to read Certain Dark Things this year. You already put it on my list, but I feel like I didn't realize there was a dog in it. Little Heaven will make my list as the book I expected to love and didn't, too. Now I'm excited about the new Stephen King, too! I hadn't seen it yet. Here's to an amazing 2018!

    1. Yea, he doesn't have a HUGE role, but he is a sidekick/protector and he is AWESOME! Glad I could share the new Stephen King with you! It's usually me finding books on your blog!