2017 Books Statistics Survey

2017stats

Hello everyone! Let’s see how my 2017 went in terms of reading!
In 2014 Brittany from The Book Addict’s Guide and Andi from Andi’s ABC came up with their first annual Statistics Survey, inspired by Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner. They brought it back once again in 2017 and I’m ready to do it now!

I’ve done this once already in 2016 and if you’re interested you can check the post here.

numberof

  • Number of books read…
    • Under 250 pages: 13
    • Between 400-449 pages: 2
    • Between 450-499 pages: 2
    • Over 500 pages: 8
    • Over 1000 pages: 2
  • Number of…
    • Audiobooks: 2
    • Re-reads: 8
    • DNFs (did not finish): 0
  • Number of books rated…
    • Five Stars: 8
    • One/Two Stars: 6 two stars, 4 one star
  • Number of authors met in 2017: 0
  • Number of book events attended in 2017: 0
  • Number of books you read in one day: 3 during Dewey’s 24h Read-a-thon
  • Number of books that made you cry: I remember 2-3 books being particularly emotional, but I don’t remember if they actually made me cry.
  • Number of 2018 books you have on pre-order: 0 (I don’t usually preorder)

bythebooks

  • Book read furthest away from home: The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events #5) by Lemony Snicket, in London.
  • Book that took you the longest to read: The Vampire Diaries (10 in 1) by L.J. Smith
  • Book that you personally connected with the most: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • Book that made you love the villain: Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
  • Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: The Complete Stories and Poems by E. A. Poe; I don’t remember if I started it this year or last year, but I have big problems with short stories; I don’t want to DNF it but I don’t feel like reading it at the moment either… Maybe I’ll keep it for next Halloween.
  • Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: No one
  • Book you read on your birthday: I didn’t read anything on my birthday because I was in London. I went to King’s Cross tough!
  • Book with a character who shares your name: I don’t remember anyone having my name, but Mélisande in Phèdre’s Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey may be close enough.
  • Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): Maybe Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead. There were better books in the series, but as it was the last book and as I binge-read (and loved) the whole series in a few days, I was really involved emotionally.
  • Book you read in 2017 but already want to re-read: I’d love to re-read Wonder by R. J. Palacio in the future, but not next year.
  • Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: No one.
  • Book you wish you could go back and read for the first time again: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
  • Most books read by one author this year: L. J. Smith with ten books.

thisthat

  • Happiest & saddest: Pollyanna by E. H. Porter // Too many sad books this year honestly.
  • Longest & shortest…
    • By page number: The Vampire Diaries (10 in 1) by L. J. Smith at 1464 pages (It by Stephen King at 1116 pages for a single book) // The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Flechais at 80 pages
    • By title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton // It by Stephen King
    • From buying to reading: Gente in Aspromonte by Corrado Alvaro (bought before 2014) // Wonder by R. J. Palacio (I finished it in a few days)
  • Best & worst…
    • Average rating on Goodreads: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling (4.45 avg rating) // Nightfall, Part II (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #1) by L.J. Smith (2.73 avg rating)
    • Books you read/your rating: Excluding Harry Potter because it was a re-read, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami // Shadowland (The Immortal #3) by Alyson Noel
    • Series enders: Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead // Midnight, Part II by L. J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries: The Return #3)
  • First & last…
    • Reads of 2017: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry // Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
    • Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): //
  • Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise: The Vampire Diaries series by L. J. Smith was quite good at beginning and awful at the end. // Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey, I didn’t have big expectations but it was great! One of my favorite books ever.
  • Fandom you joined & one you abandoned: I don’t follow bookish fandoms lol
  • Series you picked up & series you quit: (I have several answers for this, but I’m going to pick only one) the Shatter Me series by Tahere Mafi // The Immortal series by Alyson Noel
  • Most lenient & harshest ratings: I’m usually pretty lenient with my ratings but this year I was strangely strict. The harshest one was Shadowland, with only one star.
  • Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: Harry Potter is always the most hyped. Fire by C.A. Harland (The Ninth Circle #1) is definitely the furthest under the radar.

grabbag

  • Book you read that is red: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
  • Starts with X, Y, or Z: No one.
  • Book you hugged when you finished it: Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey; Wonder by R.J. Palacio; Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan.
  • Book you wanted to throw across a room: The Vampire Diaries (10 in 1) but I could have killed someone if I did so.
  • Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone always makes me hungry with all the descriptions of food inside it.
  • Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.
  • Furthest out of your comfort zone: Gente in Aspromonte by Corrado Alvaro
  • Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself): Phèdre’s Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey, in a sense.
  • Forced yourself to finish: Gente in Aspromonte by Corrado Alvaro
  • Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year): The Vampire Diaries (10 in 1) by L. J. Smith; Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

blogginglife

  • First…
  • Last…
    • Post of 2017: This one I think
    • Review of 2017: same as the first
  • Number of posts in 2017: five, counting this one.
  • Number of reviews posted this year: one.
  • Least coherent review: //
  • Post with the most views (posted in 2017): 2017 reading challenges
  • Post you wish you could re-write: Posted this year? No one.
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