End of Year Reading Survey (2017)

Every year I like to look back on my favorite books and reflect on what books were my favorites and what I learned from them.  This year I came across this fun survey put out by the Perpetual Page Turner.  The link will let you do your own survey or even take a peek at the surveys of other bloggers. 

Number Of Books You Read:  At least 140
Number of Re-Reads: 2 ( I usually only reread nonfiction books.  This year, my re reads were Fresh Out of Amazing by Stacey Thacker and Graceful by Emily Freeman.)
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy or Chick lit


1. Best Book  You Read In 2017?

The Listening Life by Adam S. McHugh.  

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?  

A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction book 1) by Jen Turano. This book and series had such fun characters with great banter.  It was a perfect non serious read for stressful long days.

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

 Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn.  Both my husband and I talked a lot about this with others but not sure if anyone else read it.

 5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?

Best Series: The Blades of Actar series by Tricia Mingerlink.  
Best Sequel: The Divide (the Alliance) by Jolina Petersheim
Best Series Ender: The Terran Summit (An Intergalaxia Novel #3) by Anna Zogg 

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Jen Turano or Tricia Mingerlink

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

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

 Deny (The Blades of Acktar book 2) by Tricia Mingerlink 

 9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

 The Listening Life by Adam S. McHugh. 

10. Most memorable character of 2017?

Camdyn from the Camdyn books by Christina Coryell  

 11. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

 Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser 

12. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?

 The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel

 13. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? 

 The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson ?

 14. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017? 

“You don’t need Jesus and anything else, not even coffee… Jesus is truly all I need.” Stacey Thacker (Is Jesus Worth It?)

15.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Shortest: One of those novellas everyone seems to be doing that you need to read in order to understand the actual series.

Longest: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson or 

 16. Book That Shocked You The Most

King’s Blood (The Kinsman Chronicles Book #2)  by Jill Williamson  (the ending)

17. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

 Leith, the third blade and Shadrach Alistair, son of a lord in The Blades of Acktar Series by Tricia Mingerink

18. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

 Lost and Found by Ginny L. Yttrup

19. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

 The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible by Scot McKnight recommended on Emily Freeman’s blog.  It was one of the best reads of the year.

20. Best 2017 debut you read?

 The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim 

21. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

22. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

 Never Unfriend by Lisa Jo Baker.  I love how she talked about friendship.  I wish I would have had this book in my twenties.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?

 Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

2. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018?

Be more consistent blogging once a week.

Hope you enjoyed this.  Soon I hope to do a similar post where I list my top ten non-fiction reads plus a few novels that stood out.
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