Sorry but I can’t remember who it is that does this survey, but I seen it on several blogs. Should have wrote it down! Anyway I have never tried this so thought I would and boy did it make my brain hurt trying to think…lol.

8th Annual End Of Year Survey โ€“ 2017 edition!!

Number Of Books You Read: 195 (five from completing my goodreads goal.)
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: Mystery/Crime

1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

I am going to put two books here because they stand out to me the most and I will give the reason why.

I am not a huge fantasy adventure person, but I really liked the sound of this one and I read it at the beginning of the year when I was having trouble finding something to read. I must have needed a genre change because I really enjoyed this one and it brought me out of a funk. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love me a good cozy and I am a bit of a grinch at times, but this Christmas cozy to me was just so full of Christmas charm that I couldn’t help enjoying it and feeling a bit of Christmas spirit. It also makes you really hungry and just want to drink all sorts of cocoa!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Update: I am adding a 2018 books I just read since I read it in 2017 I figure it should count and I really liked it.

This was a really good historical mystery and I loved the characters Kat and Daniel. You can tell this author writes historical romances as it shines through but also has a great mystery. I will be keeping an eye out for the second one!

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didnโ€™t?
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  • The Last of August – I enjoyed the first one but this one had to much teenage whininess or something I just didn’t enjoy it at all and almost DNFed it. At the same time I am still kind of curious about the conclusion and might get the third one.
  • The Sixth Victim – I love historical mysteries and this was was a Jack the Ripper type but it was boring, almost DNFed it a couple times too. ๐Ÿ™
  • River of Teeth – I think this is a case of I thought it was going to be a horror about hungry hippos, not a weird western where they use hippos to get around on instead of horses. It was a let down.

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

Not my normal genre so I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed it.

ย 4. Book You โ€œPushedโ€ The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Hmm, well I try not to be to pushy about books I read but I am sure I might have raved about how much I like a certain British Crime dram series a time or two. ๐Ÿ™‚ Below is the first in the series.

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

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  • DI Nikki Galena – I started this series in January and I have listened to four this year and still have two more on my TBL pile. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Veronica Speedwell – I loved the first one and the second one was just as good, can’t wait to read the next one!
  • The Graveyard Queen – I loved this series and was so sad to see it end but I really did enjoy the ending.

ย 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

I have a few: Joy Ellis, Erika Lewis, J.C. Eaton and I am sure there are a lot more. ๐Ÿ™‚

7.ย Best book from a genre you donโ€™t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Tired of seeing this one yet. ๐Ÿ™‚ Since I don’t normally read YA adventure fantasy types.

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

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

Probably nothing because I just don’t really do much re-reading. There are to many first time reads to get too!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?
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11. Most memorable character of 2017?

DI Nikki Galena (Crime on the Fens), Evil Peter Pan and Jamie (Lost Boys), Daniel (Death Below Stairs)

ย 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

I don’t read flowery books as I read mostly mysteries so don’t think I have an answer for this one.

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

Again, I read mostly mysteries and they were for the most part pretty good but not really thought-provoking or life changing. ๐Ÿ™‚

ย 14. Book you canโ€™t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read?ย 

That would be finishing book four and five of the Percy Jackson series. They were great so why did I wait so long!!

ย 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?

Maybe I should keep track of this sort of thing but I don’t so I don’t have anything for this. ๐Ÿ™

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?
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ย 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

I just didn’t see that ending coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I didn’t read a lot of romances this year so I don’t really have an OTP in the sense that they are romantically paired, but I do like the partnership of Veronica and Stoker (Veronica Speedwell mysteries) and there are hints (and hopes) that they might get together eventually. ๐Ÿ™‚ They do solve crimes well together!

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Wrexford and Sloane, though I kinda hope they might get to the romantic phase as the series progresses. ๐Ÿ™‚

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author Youโ€™ve Read Previously

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

Karen from Well Read Pirate Queen said this one was really really good and funny and I liked the sound of it so I got it and it was so much fun!!!

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

Stoker from the Veronica Speedwell series and Daniel from Death Below Stairs (swoon) ๐Ÿ™‚

23. Best 2017 debut you read?


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



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

Oh goodness that is like most of my cozies I read this year…lol.

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Okay, I will stop…lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I try to stay away from books that make me cry and I have racked my brain and can’t think of one. I am sure there might have been one that made me nearly cry I just can’t think of it. Most my books were mysteries and I don’t cry at mysteries…lol.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

No soul crushed here at least not this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesnโ€™t necessarily mean you didnโ€™t like it)?

This one made me mad because I felt duped as I thought it was going to be a mystery and it was a historical romance. Nothing wrong with that but when I expect a certain genre because it says she is going to help solve a murder, well it makes me a bit mad.


Book Blogging


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

So I believe I found Emma from One Reader’s Thought at the beginning of the year. She loves crime novels so I am always adding to my TBR when I check out her reviews. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

I am going to pick my double review of Death in Advertising and 30 Second Death. I liked the first one so much I jumped right into the second one and just reviewed them both at the same time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I would say my review of Goodbye Christopher Robin as I didn’t really have a lot of discussion/non-review things on the blog. I need to fix that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I help host this challenge but it’s a lot of fun and it happens twice a year and about the best event I know. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Getting to read and review some great books. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Going into a reading slump those are just awful and I started the year out with one but read a book that was out of my genre it got me going. I learned to quit reading a book that’s dragging me down because I don’t want to get in those slumps.

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

It seems the memes I do have the most comments like Week in Review and Friday Memes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cat Got Your Cash review got 15 comments so that seems to be the largest review.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Any of my reviews as I work hard on them. ๐Ÿ™‚

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

I found this one while I was looking for 2018 releases and it’s pretty cool. It’s called Reading Books Like A Boss.

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

Oh yes, I finished my Audiobook Challenge, Cloak and Dagger Challenge, New Releases Challenge and Cruisin the Cozies.

Looking Ahead for 2018


1. One Book You Didnโ€™t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?

OMG There are a lot of them, so let me think.

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

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

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

There is a trilogy ending but can’t say I am anticipating it but I will finish it and it’s the Charlotte Holmes series. A Case for Jamie comes out sometime this year.

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

I want to add more discussion post or non-bookish post.

6. A 2018 Release Youโ€™ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

I really liked it!!!!

Wow, that is a might large survey but it was kind of fun and makes me realize how much I don’t remember about what I read throughout the year. ๐Ÿ™‚


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