End of 2017 Book Survey

It has become an annual tradition to do the end of 2017 book survey created by The Perpetual Page Turner so obviously as 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for another year of the book survey.



Number Of Books You Read: 58
Number of Re-Reads: 4 I think ( The Infernal Devices trilogy and Fangirl obviously)
Genre You Read The Most From: YA Romance/Contemporary


1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

Lord of Shadows

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

Songs About A Girl by Chris Russell – I didn’t think that I would like it to be honest but it’s amazing.

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

I haven’t actually pushed many books on people this year but I did get my friends to read When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.

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

Started: Songs About A Girl by Chris Russell

Sequel: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Series Ender: The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

So many but the top was probably Sandhya Menon.

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

I didn’t really leave my comfort zone this year (It was a terrible reading year) unless you count reading Karan Johar’s autobiography as I don’t usually read biographies.

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

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare/ The Loneliest Girl In the Universe by Lauren James

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

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?


11. Most memorable character of 2017?

Starr Carter from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

There wasn’t a book that really stuck out as being beautifully written…

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

A Change Is Gonna Come

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

Simon Vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Shortest: Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

Longest: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Dimple and Rishi

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

The relationship between the Blackthorn siblings in Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare.

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

Lord of Shadows…

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

Songs About A Girl

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?

Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

When Dimple Met Rishi

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

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

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

Most of the YA romance novels I read this year tbh…

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

Lord of Shadows

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Saints and Misfits by SK Ali

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Lord of Shadows

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

A Change Is Gonna Come


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

I’ve been terrible at discovering blogs this year….

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

It’s hard to remember any reviews that I wrote besides my Lord of Shadows review and the review of Indigo Donut that I wrote for Books Made Better (I probably didn’t even write any others tbh)

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

It’s not even on my blog but I loved the Beginner’s Guide to Bollywood that I wrote for Books Made Better

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Definitely hosting The Scarecrow Queen event in Birmingham

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?

Same answer as above!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Actually finding the motivation to blog and read… Didn’t really succeed

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

My top post has been the same consistently for years which is: Top Ten Books For People Who Like YA Romance which I wrote at least  2 years ago.

8.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I did meet my Goodreads goal so I guess that’s an achievement.


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

SO MANY BOOKS. I’ve been terrible this year with reading new releases.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

My So Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018?

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

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

Actually read and blog..

So that’s my 2017 End of Year Survey. It’s been a terrible year for me in terms of reading and blogging but I’m hoping I can get back on track next year. I need to find more motivation to actually do what I love doing the most. Let’s hope that 2018 works better.

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