Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 End of Year Book Survey (Roof Beam Reader)

Hi, everyone! It's the last day of 2016, which has been quite an eventful year. Not the most brightest in terms of reading, for me personally, but I did manage to squeeze in some lovely books during my free time. 

For the last post of the year, I have decided to take up a 2016 reading survey. Since I really liked Adam @ Roof Beam Reader's questions the most, I thought I'd take his survey as well. All credit goes to Adam, I'm just giving my honest answers! So thank you, Adam! You know you rock. 

Number Of Books You Read: 60
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read Most: LGBT, Historical Fiction and Contemporary Fiction

Best Book You Read In 2016?
The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky by Manan Kapoor 
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Another Day by David Levithan
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? 
My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Best series you started? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
Surprisingly, I didn't start any series this year. I have realised that I prefer standalones. 
Favorite new author you discovered?
Adam Silvera 
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
The Karachi Deception by Shatrujeet Nath (Crime/ Thirller)
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera 
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?

Most memorable character of 2016?
Aristotle from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
When We Collided by Emery Lord
Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 
Madame de Sade by Yukio Mishima 
Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
"A day would come when the little boy with the biggest heart in the world might die of a broken one" -Howl by Kelley York 
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Shortest- Howl by Kelley York; Longest- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 
Book That Shocked You The Most
Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington
OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Aristole and Dante! 
Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Inayat and Aaqib from The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky by Manan Kapoor 
Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Spiked by Jennifer Lane 
Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
None, I don't really succomb to pressure (anymore). 
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
Kit from F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher 
Best 2016 debut you read?
The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky by Manan Kapoor 
Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
I barely touched fantasy books this year, so none. 
Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
Hidden Gem Of The Year?
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera 
Book That Crushed Your Soul?
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
Every Day by David Levithan
Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher 
New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
Books and Strips by my buddy Chitra 
Favorite review that you wrote in 2016? 
Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
This one! Not really a discussion post, but it was super fun to make. 
Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?
When we received a positive and overwhelming response for our 2016 Monthly Giveaway concept.
Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
This one! (Again!)
Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Hot Topic and Books-A-Million during my travel to the US 
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I had meant to read more than 60 books, so no. 
One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis 
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
Be more consistent with my reading schedule and focus more on books I bought rather than review books. 
A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Do let me know your favourite reads of 2016, so I'll add them to my TBR for the new year. 

Wish you all a very happy, safe, healthy, prosperous and of course, bookish New Year! May 2017 be filled with books, happiness and yummy desserts! 

As always, thank you for stopping by, and thank you for your support! 


  1. Hmm I think this survey was actually started by The Perpetual Page-Turner. But anyway, I STILL need to read Aristotle and Dante based on your recommendation! I know it will mean as much to me as it did to you :) Here's to great books in 2017!

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