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8th Annual End of the Year Book Survey

Posted 29 December, 2017 by Lianne in Meme / 2 Comments


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Jamie @ Perpetual Page-Turner‘s End of the Year Book Survey is back this year and whilst this year didn’t feel like as big a reading year as previous years, nonetheless I read some great books. It’s always fun to recap at the end of the year 🙂 To those interested, here’s my previous years’ entries.

And without further ado:


2017 Reading Stats


Number Of Books You Read:
According to my personal record that I’ve been keeping track of, I’ve read 133 books last year

Number of Re-Reads:
According to said list, 16 books

Genre You Read The Most From:
According to Goodreads, the genre I read the most from this year was poetry. Not surprised; I did indeed read a lot of poetry 😛



Best In Books


01. Best Book You Read In 2017? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2017 release vs. backlist)
I’m too lazy to list everything out so I’m just going to refer to my TTT list from last week


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7th Annual End of the Year Book Survey

Posted 9 January, 2017 by Lianne in Meme / 6 Comments


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How is it that it’s 2017 already? As you may have figured, I was not able to post my responses to Jamie @ Perpetual Page-Turner‘s End of the Year Book Survey last month as I was busy migrating this blog to a new server, but on the plus side it did give me a bit more time to think about the books I read over the course of 2016…ish… 🙂

To those interested, here’s my previous years’ entries. And without further ado:


2016 Reading Stats


Number Of Books You Read:
According to my personal record that I’ve been keeping track of, I’ve read 213 books last year

Number of Re-Reads:
According to said list, 20 books (down from last year; funny, it felt like I re-read more, but I guess not)

Genre You Read The Most From:
According to Goodreads fantasy takes the top spot again fro me this year, followed by historical fiction


Best In Books


01. Best Book You Read In 2016? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2015 release vs. backlist)
I’m too lazy this year to break it down by genre, so off the top of my head:

  • Andre Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs (review)
  • Alexander Lernet-Holenia’s Mona Lisa (review)
  • Maria Rainer Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs (review)
  • Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway (review)
  • Mhairi MacFarlane’s You Had Me at Hello (review)
  • Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey (review)
  • Alice Hoffman’s Faithful (review)



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6th Annual End of the Year Book Survey

Posted 18 December, 2015 by Lianne in Meme / 28 Comments


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How is it that we’ve come to the end of 2015 already? Crazy how time flies…Well, it’s December now, which means Jamie @ Perpetual Page-Turner is hosting her End of the Year Book Survey! 🙂 This is my favourite end-of-year survey (see my previous years’ entries) as it’s a great way to reflect and recap a year in one’s reading 😀

Please note: I’m still reading through to the end of the year, so while all the sections will be answered, I may go back and revise a few answers right through to the 31st 😉 Not to mention I hope I added all of the links correctly; there was a lot of code involved in this post xD

Last update: 31 December 2015

2015 Reading Stats


Number Of Books You Read:
According to the personal list I’ve been keeping, I’ve read 302 books this year

Number of Re-Reads:
According to my personal list, 35 books (pretty good compared to last year! A bit more than double the number)

Genre You Read The Most From:
According to Goodreads (as of 17 December 2015):

Which is interesting compared to last year:

Best In Books


01. Best Book You Read In 2015? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2015 release vs. backlist)
As always, it is so difficult to list just one book, lol–

Fantasy: Deborah Harkness’ The Book of Life (review), Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return (review)
Science Fiction: Rachel Bach’s Paradox books (see author tag)
Historical Fiction: Daphne Kalotay’s Russian Winter (review), Jess Walters’ Beautiful Ruins (review), Susanna Kearsley’s books (see author tag)
Classics: L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz (review)
Play: William Shakespeare’s Richard III (review), Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II (review)
Contemporary/Literary: Darragh McKeon’s All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (review), Julie Schumacher’s Dear Committee Members (review), Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (review), Jane Gardam’s Old Filth (review to be posted in March 2016)
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: Max Wirestone’s The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss (review), Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham’s Mr. Kiss and Tell (review)
Translated: Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels (review), Viola di Grado’s Hollow Heart (review)
Light/fun: Lindsey Kelk’s Always the Bridesmaid (review)
Romance: all the books by Julia Quinn 😛 (see author tag), Sarah MacLean’s Love by Numbers series (review to be posted in February 2016), Vivienne Lorret’s The Rakes of Fallow Hall series (review to be posted in February 2016)
Young Adult: Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately the Milk (to be posted in March 2016)
Short Story Collection: Alice Munro’s Runaway (review), Anthony Marra’s The Tsar of Love and Techno (review), Robert Shearman’s They Do The Same Things Differently There (review)
Non-fiction: Soren Kierkegaard’s The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion (review), Philip Slayton’s Mayors Gone Bad (review)

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5th Annual End of the Year Book Survey

Posted 15 December, 2014 by Lianne in Meme / 30 Comments


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It’s December and at the end of 2014, which means Jamie @ Perpetual Page-Turner is hosting her End of the Year Book Survey! 🙂 It has to be my favourite end-of-year survey as it’s a great way to reflect and recap a year in one’s reading (and there was a lot of reading done this year) 😀

I’m still reading through to the end of the year, so while most sections will be answered, I may go back and revise a few answers right through to the 31st 😉

2014 Reading Stats


Number Of Books You Read:
According to the list I’ve been keeping, 257 (as of 28 December 2014)

Number of Re-Reads:
19

Genre You Read The Most From:
According to GoodReads, historical fiction

Best In Books


01. Best Book You Read In 2014? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2014 release vs. backlist)
So hard to answer this question–even to break it down! xP But try I must:

Fantasy: Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni (review), J.R.R. Tolkien’s Tales from the Perilous Realm (review)
Science Fiction: Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice (review), Rachel Bach’s Fortune’s Pawn (review)
Historical Fiction: Robin Oliveira’s I Always Loved You (review), Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites (review), Olga Grushin’s The Dream Life of Sukhanov (review), C.S. Richardson’s The Emperor of Paris (review)
Classics: Graham Greene’s Monsignor Quixote (review), W. Somerset Maugham’s The Painted Veil (review)
Contemporary: Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You (review), Lucy Clarke’s A Single Breath (review), Rainbow Rowell’s Landline (review), Stuart Rojstaczer’s The Mathematician’s Shiva (review), Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life ogf A.J. Fikry (review)
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: Daniel Silva’s The English Girl
Foreign/World: Ivan Goncharov’s Oblomov (review), Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream (review)
Light/fun: Isabelle Lafleche’s J’Adore New York (review)
Young Adult: Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Marina (review), Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay (review)
Short Story Collection: Alice Munro’s Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (review)
Non-fiction: Uli Hesse’s Tor! The Story of German Football (review), Miranda Hart’s Is It Just Me? (review)

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4th Annual End of the Year Book Survey

Posted 27 December, 2013 by Lianne in Meme / 5 Comments


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Jamie @ Perpetual Page-Turner is hosting her End of the Year Book Survey again this year! 🙂 It’s a fantastic way to reflect and recap a year in awesome reading 😀 By the way, I do apologise in advance for some of the answers in this survey, I realise some of them might be repetitive but it goes to show how much I enjoyed those titles 😉

Best In Books 2013

1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)
Because there’s no such thing as choosing one favourite book (no, seriously, I think it was a fairly good year in books) 😉 I had to narrow this down because it was a lot longer than this in an earlier draft…thank goodness for this Tuesday’s TTT!

  • Fantasy: Patricia A. McKillip’s Winter Rose (review), Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane (review), Marina and Sergey Dyachenko’s The Scar (review)
  • Science Fiction: John Scalzi’s Redshirts (review), Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Quantum Thief (reveiw)
  • Historical Fiction: Edward Rutherfurd’s Paris (review), Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies (review)
  • Classics: Christopher Morley’s The Haunted Bookshop, Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo (review)
  • Contemporary: Jennifer Close’s The Smart One (review), Nina Schulyer’s The Translator (review)
  • Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: Daniel Silva’s The Fallen Angel, P.D. Viner’s The Last Winter of Dani Lancing (review)
  • Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Deborah Harkness’ Shadow of Night (review)
  • Foreign/World: Luigi Pirandello’s The Late Mattia Pascal (review)
  • Light/fun: Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments (review), Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project (review)
  • Young Adult: Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (review), Dianna Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle (review)
  • Non-fiction: John Thavis’ The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church (review)

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