End of Year Survey!

This has been the craziest year of my entire life. From graduation to starting a new semester at the University of Florida, I have been busier than a buzzing bee.  I know I have been really MIA both on the blog and on twitter, but I had to focus on this first semester and learn to adapt to college living. I've gotta tell ya, it was really rough, but luckily I had amazing support from my family and friends and I was able to earn myself 4 A's and 1 B+ (so close fam ... so close). I am incredibly proud of how hard I worked and cannot wait for next semester to come, but as of right now, all I want to do is catch up on all the reading I missed!! I have read a total of ONE book while I was in school. That is ridiculously low. Next year I really hope to keep up with the blog and school work - I need to work on balancing some me-time with my education. Thank you guys for being so supportive and patient with me, I hope I can bring Little Lillie Reads back to life in 2017. Now without further ado, here is the 2016 End of Year Survey, created by the one and only Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner!

Number of Books You've Read: a sad sad amount (all because of college) - 40 books
Number of Re-Reads: 2!
Genre You Read the Most Books From: Fantasy

Best Book You Read in 2016: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going to Love More But Didn't: The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

Most Surprising Book You Read (in a good way): Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Book You "Pushed" The Most People to Read: The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry

Best Series You Started in 2016: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro and Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Best Sequel of 2016: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Favorite New Author You Discovered in 2016: Emily Henry

Best Book From a Genre You Typically Don't Read: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Most Action Packed Book of the Year: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Book You Are Most Likely to Re-Read in 2017: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Favorite Cover of a Book You Read in 2016: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Most Memorable Character of 2016: Kaz Brekker from Crooked Kingdom, Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury, and the Gangsey from The Raven King.

Book You Can't Believe You Waited Until 2016 to Read: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Longest Book: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Shortest Book: Saga by Brian K. Vaughn

Book That Shocked You The Most: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

OTP of the Year: Blackstairs from Lady Midnight and Pynch/Bluesey from The Raven King

Fave Platonic Relationship: Blue/Ronan from The Raven King

Best Book You Read Based Solely on Recommendation: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (thank you Alex !!!!!)

Newest Fictional Crush:  Noah from Pushing the Limits and Julian Blackthorn from Lady Midnight

Best 2016 Debut You Read: The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry

Best Worldbuilding: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Book That Put a Smile on Your Face: ok, basically all of them, but these two were super cute - Dreamology by Lucy Keating and The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Book That Made You Cry: not gonna lie, I cry over everything, but especially over Crooked Kingdom and The Raven King

Hidden Gem of the Year: Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

Book That Crushed Your Soul: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Most Unique Book You Read: A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

One Book You Didn't Get to in 2016, But Will be Your #1 Priority in 2017: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Book You Are Most Anticipating in 2017 (non-debut): A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas and A Million Junes by Emily Henry

2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Series Ender/Sequel You Are Most Anticipating: Illuminae #3 and Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

One Thing You Hope to Accomplish in Your Reading/Blogging Life in 2017: I hope I learn how to balance college with reading and blogging. This first semester was very difficult for me, because I had no clue how to manage my time. Next semester, I know how to use my time for studying, reading, and extra-curriculars. Little Lillie Reads will come back to life in 2017 and 110% better than before.