Book Survey 2017

Books I Read in 2017:
Can be found here.

Under 250 pages : 1
Between 400-449 pages: 0
Between 450-499 pages: 1
Over 500 pages: 0
Over 1000 pages: 0
Audiobooks: 0
Re-reads: 0
DNFs (did not finish): 0
Five Star Rating: 0
One/Two Stars Rating: 2
Authors met in 2017: 0
Book events attended in 2017: 0
Books read in one day: 4
Books that made you cry: none
Book reviews posted this year: 3
Most books read by one author this year: 1

Longest & shortest…
By page number: Break Into Travel Writing (240 pages), The Breakdown 328)
By title: Pierre Hermé Macarons: The Ultimate Recipes from the Master Pâtissier, The Breakdown
From buying to reading: To Capture What We Cannot Keep (5 months), Emma In the Night (a few days)

Read of 2017: To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Series you picked up & series you quit: no series this year
Book Post of 2017:
Review of 2017:

Best & worst… + Favorites
Average rating on Goodreads: 3 stars
Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise: To Capture What We Cannot Keep and Emma In the Night
Most lenient & harshest ratings: The Descendents and Break Into Travel Writing
Best Book You Read In 2017? The Descendents
Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: The Descendents
Forced yourself to finish: To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Best series you started in 2017? I didn't start a series.
Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read? Emma In the Night
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? Emma In the Night
Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read? Emma In the Night, if I re-read any of them. (I won't.)
Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously: none, they were all new authors.
Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation: Break Into Travel Writing
Best 2017 debut you read? Emma In the Night
Hidden Gem Of The Year? The Descendents
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017? Pierre Hermé Macarons: The Ultimate Recipes from the Master Pâtissier
Most beautifully written book read in 2017?
Pierre Hermé Macarons: The Ultimate Recipes from the Master Pâtissier has the prettiest pictures of any books I read. None of the authors were incredibly prosaic.

Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): The Descendents
Book that took you the longest to read: To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Book that you personally connected with the most: The Descendents
Book that made you love the villain: none
Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: MANY
Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: Emma In the Night
Book you read on your birthday: Emma In the Night
Book you read that is red: Pierre Hermé Macarons: The Ultimate Recipes from the Master Pâtissier is the closest
Starts with X, Y, or Z: none
Book you hugged when you finished it: none
Book you wanted to throw across a room (not necessarily because it was bad): To Capture What We Cannot Keep (the characters were irritating)
Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: nothing? Skip meals, yes. Crave meals? no.
Furthest out of your comfort zone: Personal recollections of Vincent van Gogh
Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year): none. I was good and read a variety of different books/authors throughout the year.
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? The Descendents
Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book of 2017? none
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2017? Emma In the Night
Book That Shocked You The Most: Emma In the Night?
The most memorable character of 2017? Emma and her sister from Emma In the Night. If I said why, I'd give away the story.
Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year: Scottie and her dad in The Descendents
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017? none. There were a lot of female leads in my books this year.
Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? Nothing was particularly vivid or helped with wordbuilding.
Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? The Descendents
Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry? none
Book That Crushed Your Soul? none?
Most Unique Book You Read In 2017? Personal recollections of Vincent van Gogh
Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? The Breakdown. The main character was just … argh.

Books & Blogging
Post with the most views (posted in 2017): IWSG #4. It was the end of April A-Z and I was talking about bizzare research I've done for my writing. 1283 views!
Post you wish you could re-write: More than you know. For every one post I thought I did well this year, there were at least a dozen (or more!) that I posted even feeling they weren't quite up to standard for me.
Favorite review that you wrote in 2017? This isn't my favorite, so it might defeat the purpose of the question, but it was the hardest review I wrote in 2017, comparing Montréal travel guides. How do you even do that? Well, I attempted it. Hopefully someone will find my post useful.
Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog? This was my favorite.

Best book-related event that you participated in? We actually didn't go to any this year. We were busy being more politically involved. Maybe next year?
Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017? Completing The Descendants after several months of not being able to finish a book. Of course, then I promptly quit reading … again.
As for blogging? Completing April A-Z is always a relief. And this year August Break was pretty stressful too. I just struggled immensely with challenges this year!
Most Popular Posts This Year On Your Blog? (Or the ones that had the most views.)
1. Matt Redman Glory Song Album Giveaway (unsurprising -1218 views)
2. IWSG #4 (May edition) (1284)
3. August Break – I Believe (You Have to Be Really Drunk For This) (turtles racing in Key West. 😂 -1023 views)
4. Québec City: What To Do (1065 views)
5. What You Need to Know About Rail Canada (1053)
Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? All of my blog readers gave me lots of love this year, and I am so thankful for that! I've been really quiet as the year has come to an end, so, if anything, I wish I had given all of my readers just a little bit more love this year! Thank you all for all of the comments and understanding! 💕
Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? The Strand in NYC. That bookstore is huge and so much fun to explore if you are in NYC!
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? Nope, unfortunately not. :(

The Upcoming Year
One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018? Gone Girl
Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)? not sure
2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? None. I have no idea!
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018? none. I don't follow series'.
One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018? I really fell off the wagon both in blogging and reading this year. I'd like to find a way to fit both into my schedule again.
A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:


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