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6th Annual End of Year Book Survey – 2017 Edition!


Number Of Books You Read: 62
Number of Re-Reads:1
Number of Reviews Posted: 46
Number of ARCs Read: 19
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult


~Best in Books~


1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

Dystopian: The Lunar Chronicles Series (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter) by Marissa Meyer

Paranormal: Book 1 & 2 in the V Games Trilogy by Caroline Peckham

Contemporary: Without Merit // It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Fantasy: Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson // The Vanishing Spark of Dusk by Sara Baysinger

New Adult: The Marked Men Series by Jay Crownover

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

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2017? 

Slave, Warrior, Queen by Morgan Rice

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2017?

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover, It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

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

The Lunar Chronicles Series (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter) by Marissa Meyer

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Marissa Meyer, Caroline Peckham, Jay Crownover, Yumoyori Wilson, Jannat Bhat

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

Tie between The Dorothy Must Die series and V Games, and Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson

 8. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Honestly, I would re-read any of the 59 books I read this year again, next year!

9. Favorite cover(s) of a book you read in 2017?

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Tie between covers…

10. Most memorable character of 2017?

Makoto in Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson

 11. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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

Looking for Alaska by John Green

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

“Imagine all the people you meet in your life. There are so many. They come in like waves, trickling in and out with the tide. Some waves are much bigger and make more of an impact than others. Sometimes the waves bring with them things from deep in the bottom of the sea and they leave those things tossed onto the shore. Imprints against the grains of sand that prove the waves had once been there, long after the tide recedes. That was what Atlas was telling me when he said “I love you.” He was letting me know that I was the biggest wave he’d ever come across. And I brought so much with me that my impressions would always be there, even when the tide rolled out.”  – It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

“Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.” –Confess by Colleen Hoover

“It annoys me when people try to convince other people that their anger or stress isn’t warranted if someone else in the world is worse off than them. It’s bullshit. Your emotions and reactions are valid, Merit. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. You’re the only one who feels them.” – Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.” – Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

“I looked up and caught Adam staring at me. Again. He seemed quite focused on keeping track of me all day. I had a feeling he wanted to make sure I didn’t get into trouble again, but maybe it was more than that. Our eyes locked for an instant, and I felt certain he’d been thinking about the kiss, too. It made one thought enter my head and simply refuse to leave. If kissing him was so spectacular, what would sleeping with him be like?” – Delayed Departure by Abigail Drake

15.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Longest: Winter by Marissa Meyer (827 pages)

Shortest: The Queen’s Army by Marissa Meyer (23 pages)

 16. Book That Shocked You The Most

Remembrance by Heather Hildenbrand and Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson

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

Makoto and all 5 of her Knights! (Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson ) // Kalen + Lark (The Vanishing Spark of Dusk by Sara Baysinger)

18. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Rhett and Clementine before they started dating // Kalen + Lark from The Vanishing Spark of Dusk by Sara Baysinger

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

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, Without Merit by Colleen Hoover, Confess by Colleen Hoover

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

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, was pretty good, also, they only book that I read that was recommended to me

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

Daniel, Ryder, Marcus, Elias from Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson // Kalen from The Vanishing Spark of Dusk by Sara Baysinger

22. Best 2014 debut you read?

V Games by Caroline Peckham

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

The Lunar Chronicles for sure! Marissa Meyer is soo amazing

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

Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson

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

Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris ColferLooking for Alaska by John Green

26. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker

27. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson // The Vanishing Spark of Dusk by Sara Baysinger

28. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

V Games by Caroline Peckham ,Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson and The Vanishing Spark of Dusk by Sara Baysinger

29. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

If I Stay by Gayle Forman


~Blogging/Bookish Life~

1. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017? 

Hmm, would probably be both books in the V Games Trilogy

Book 1~ V Games by Caroline Peckham

Book 2 ~ V Games: Fresh from the Grave by Caroline Peckham

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

I’ve been a part of soo many fun Blog Tours this year, I really couldn’t just pick one!

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

Reaching my 6 year blogging anniversary.

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

Just Friends (Just Friends #1) by Billy Taylor

5. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth

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

Yes! My yearly reading Challenge, of which is reading 50 books, and I read 59 books! Also, another goal was to review most of the books I read this year, which I reviewed 46!


 ~Looking Ahead~


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?

Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen

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

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi & Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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

The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark #2) by Veronica Roth

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

Be more active on my Instagram! I started posting more these last few month but I’m trying/planning on posting everyday! You should Follow my instagram ~ to see what I post!

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Tell me if you loved any of the books I loved this year! Give me a recommendation for something I NEED to get to! Link up!!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly event on my blog; So Many Books So Little Time. This is where book bloggers and readers gather to talk about what books they’ve read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way to organise/plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading. Usually Posted on Monday’s.

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Hello, bookish lovelies! 📚 Good Morning & How was your weekend?!

Sooo today, I was thinking that I should post one of these! I know, I know I haven’t posted one of these in forever! Lately I’ve been really disorganized or rather, I’ve been feeling disorganized, with my blog, and TBR list. And in the past I found that this was a good way to keep track of everything, as well as kind of decide what books I should read next (I have so many books, on my shelf that I have not read & I keep buying more, soo it’s really hard to pick sometimes 🙊).

So, yeah, I might start making this a weekly thing, or bi-weekly, I’m not too sure yet. Most likely bi-weekly because I’m a slowww reader xD, okay, maybe not that slow? It takes me about 4 days (about 1.5 – 2hrs each day) to read one book, sometimes longer, especially if it’s a good book and I don’t want it to end. Mhmm, do you think that’s slow? 🤔 Haha.

In this post, I’m just going to share the books I’ve read in the past few months; I mean if I share everything I’ve read this year, this post will be wayyy too long (2017 Reads)! As well as some of the books I’m thinking of reading next! And maybe y’all can help me pick! 😍💕

Also, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Anyways, on to the book part of this post! 🤩😍📚

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~Read/Reviewed Recently~

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I haven’t had time to review all of them yet, but I plan to! I’ve been reviewing all/most of the books I’ve read this year, since it’s in my years’ challenge! Soooo expect more reviews! 🙊💕

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~To Read Read~

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~Currently Reading~

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    • V Games by Caroline Peckham | ARC | Goodreads
    • Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter | Goodreads
    • The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelley Barnhill | Goodread

I got an ARC for V Games about 2 weeks ago, and I don’t know why it took me so long to read it! Today is the release day! Although, I’m only 96% finished it and I’ve already reviewed it because I wanted/needed to post before the release day.

I got The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelley Barnhill a couple of days ago. It’s not the type of book I would usually pick, but the cover and the green colour in the cover is soo pretty, I had to buy it. Lol. Yeah I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover… but I know we’re all guilty of it!🙊

✨What book(s) have you bought purely because of the cover? ✨

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Happy Monday & Happy Reading!

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{Review} Confess by Colleen Hoover


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Confess by Colleen Hoover

Paperback, 306 pages

Published March 10th 2015 by Atria Books

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

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~Description~

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

~Review~

I don’t even know where to start. Confess is definitely one of favorite Colleen Hoover books since I’ve started reading her work. This one is right up there with her Slammed series,  Hopeless series and It Ends With Us. Everything about Confess was so intense. I was pulled in from start to finish. The characters and plot were well-constructed, and the writing, as always, was dead-on.

Auburn Reed has had an average life and you can definitely say things haven’t went according to plan. Auburn is a very resilient character and she isn’t going down without a fight. Auburn is desperate for a second job when stopping in front of a studio covered in anonymous people’s confession she never thought things would turn out the way they do. She gets offered a job by Owen Gentry, an artist looking for an assistant for his showBoth Auburn and Owen are perfectly written characters. Always revealing the perfect amount of themselves at the perfect time, always giving banter at the right moments, and always pulling out all the romantic stops at the right time.

Owen like most artist is eccentric and all over the place, but when he sees Auburn his life comes into focus. This isn’t a case of insta-love, it more about things lining up. He can see the life he wants to have, the life he deserves to have. However, he is also keeping a secret and it could destroy any chances he could ever have with Auburn.

At the beginning you read that all the confessions shared in the story are real anonymous confessions shared by readers. So while I read this story my heart broke for these anonymous people who shared a piece of themselves. Anonymous or not it is such a brave act to give a piece of yourself away, but more importantly to admit your feelings.

I read this book as slowly as I could to prolong the experience. The story was completely unpredictable. Most books give you a vague idea of the direction they’re heading in but not Confess. I read each page with no idea what would happen next and I honestly loved that about it. I have such complete trust in Colleen Hoover’s writing that I never once doubted that she would take the story exactly wherever it needed to go. So I just sat back and enjoyed the ride!

I cannot recommend this book enough. It has so much heart and soul, and the story is beautifully delivered. I highly recommend it!

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Colleen Hoover~Author Bio~

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retread, This Girl, Hopeless, Loosing Hope, Fining Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice-for Confess in 2015 and It Ends With Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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Happy Reading!

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Teaser Tuesday (#36)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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Confess by Colleen Hoover
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#1:

“And I like it. I like it when he stares at me, because it’s been a long time since I’ve felt beautiful in someone else’s eyes. And right now, he’s watching me so closely and with such a satisfied, heated look in his eyes, I would be fine if we spent the rest of the night just doing this and not speaking at all.”

#2:

“I think love is a hard word to define,” I say to her. “You can love a lot of things about a person but still not love the whole person.”

#3:

“Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”

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