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message 1: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Hello, everyone! I thought I'd go ahead and post a bookish survey to do as we wrap up 2017! (I pulled lots of these questions from High Shelf Esteem (http://highshelfesteem.com/2017/12/21..., which is not a CF website, just a disclaimer and giving credit where it's due).

Feel free to answer what questions you want and skip any you don't want to answer. :)

1. Number of books you read

2. Number of re-reads

3. Genre you read from the most

4. Best book you read in 2017

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read

8. Book you recommended most to others

9. Best series you starting in 2017

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)

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

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017

15. Most memorable character of 2017

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple)

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year

23. Best 2017 debut that you read

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year

25. Book that was the most fun to read

26. Book that made you cry

27. Hidden gem of the year


message 2: by Maria Clara (new)

Maria Clara (mclara) 1. As of today, I've read 98. But I might finish two more until the end of the year.

2. Re-reads:
The Illusionist's Apprentice
Keep Holding OnLike Never BeforeThe Reluctant DuchessBespoke: a Tiny Christmas TaleThe Story PeopleDear Mr. Knightley

3. Historical fiction.

4. How do you answer this?!! haha
I'll go with Many Sparrows

5. It's an engaging story and I do recommend (I actually gave it four stars) but the romance was a miss for me:
Rescue Me

6. I found out about this author days before this book was released so I quickly bought the first in the series as well as pre-ordered the second haha
All of You

7. Surprising in a good way. I did not expect how deep the author dealt with the faith aspect of the story.
The House on Foster Hill


8. Any book by Melissa Tagg.

9. No doubt here.
A Name Unknown

10. Favorite new to me author:
Lady Jayne Disappears

11. Submerged

12. A Matter of Trust

13. All this Time

14. Just because I don't want to say Many Sparrows again, I'll go with Katherine Reay's. I adore all her covers!!
The Austen Escape

15. Georgina Hawthorne - because we weren't supposed to like her during the previous books and I thought it would take me some time to warm up to her in her own book. Surprisingly, it didn't. Her book might actually be my favorite in the series.
An Elegant Façade

16. The Lady and the Lionheart

17. Catching the Wind

18. Counted With the Stars

19. “You know what the positive thing about fear is?” “There’s a positive thing?” “It means you recognize the risk in front of you and there’s a piece of you—however large or small—that wants to take it. "
All this Time


message 3: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia_r) | 64 comments 1. Number of books you read
130

3. Genre you read from the most
Historical

4. Best book you read in 2017
I'll copy Mary because it was soo good! ;) Many Sparrows

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving
Fear Has a Name

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read
The Illusionist's Apprentice Amazing!!

8. Book you recommended most to others
I'll Watch the Moon This is a new all-time favorite!

9. Best series you starting in 2017
A Name Unknown I need the next one!!

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017
Lori Benton

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)
Journey Back to Christmas

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year
Fear Has a Name

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day
The Lady and the Lionheart

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017
Red Boots

15. Most memorable character of 2017
Wren in The Illusionist's Apprentice

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017
Of course-Rilla of Ingleside

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017
Many Sparrows or A Memory Between Us

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read
The Thorn

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017
Basically any quoatable quote from Rilla of Ingleside

25. Book that was the most fun to read
Saving Sailor: A Quirky Girl, A Faithful Dog, and One Unforgettable Summer or Sketchy Behavior

26. Book that made you cry
Stars in the Grass

27. Hidden gem of the year
The Widow of Larkspur Inn

What a fun year it has been!!


message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (lizr8900) | 198 comments 1. I read 80 books this year!
2. 9 were rereads this year. The entire Harry Potter series, Jurassic Park and Cascade
3. Historical Fiction wins again with 45 books
4. The Redeeming
5. An Uncommon Courtship I've loved all the previous books in this series but I still haven't managed to force myself to finished this one. I'm heavily considering just skipping it to get to Griffith's story.
6. Distorted
7. Once Upon a Prince Generally I'm a historical girl and contemporary isn't on my radar but I really enjoyed this one and it had me branching out into more contemporary reads that I've loved.
8. Submerged I'm still kicking myself for waiting so long to start this amazing series!
9. Definitely Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage series though Tamara Leigh's Age of Faith series is a VERY close second.
10. Dani Pettrey and Tamara Leigh are tied for this one. They both write such amazing stories.
11. Legal drama is a genre I've never explored before but I really enjoyed Deadly Proof
12. The Final Empire A new to me fantasy author that I really enjoyed
13. Any of the Harry Potter series. They're just great stories!
14. Within the Veil
15. Definitely Alan Grant from Jurassic Park. though I grew up watching the Jurassic Park movies on a pretty regular basis so he's sort of ingrained in me.
16. Within the Veil The use of color and sound in this story made for a beautiful experience
18. Submerged
20. Shortest Sword of the Matchmaker Longest It
21. Charlie Lionheart and Ella Beckley in The Lady and the Lionheart
22. Tox Russell and Chiji in Conspiracy of Silence
23. Deadly Proof
24. A Game of Thrones
25. The Final Empire
26. This Quiet Sky
27. The Sonnets of the Spice Isle series by Lynnette Bonner


message 5: by Beth (last edited Dec 31, 2017 12:20PM) (new)

Beth  (canadianbeth) | 101 comments 1. I read 114 books this year and am in chapter 3 of 115, which may or may not be finished by tonight.

2. Except for the Bible, I do not generally re-read books. Too many out there still to be read once.

3. Love Inspired Suspense

4. Inside the Inferno

5. Y is for Yesterday

6. Before We Were Yours. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate A fictional story based on true events. I would not say I "loved" it, but was definitely not on my radar and I did enjoy it.

10. Susan May Warren

11. Inside the Inferno

12. Inside the Inferno

18. Team Hope series by Susan May Warren

20. Down and Dead in Even (shortest) Y is for Yesterday (longest)

23. Inside the Inferno

26. I did not actually cry but it did make me sad for all the people in the city. I have a friend there who had to evacuate. Inside the Inferno. Inside the Inferno A Firefighter's Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray by Damian Asher

Beth - ;)
in Calgary


message 6: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (last edited Dec 31, 2017 04:39PM) (new)

Staci | 1616 comments Mod
I adore this thread!

1. Number of books you read - 149

2. Number of re-reads - 0 (I'm not a re-reader)

3. Genre you read from the most - Pretty even blend of historical and contemporary

4. Best book you read in 2017

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving

A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison Still Life (Chesapeake Valor, #2) by Dani Pettrey This Side of Murder (Verity Kent, #1) by Anna Lee Huber

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving

Long Way Gone by Charles Martin A Haven on Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection Hope Reaches Across the Centuries Through One Single Bottle, Inspiring Five Romances by Joanne Bischof Thanks Beth! The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix Leaving Oxford (Southern Hearts #1) by Janet W. Ferguson The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read

This Side of Murder (Verity Kent, #1) by Anna Lee Huber

8. Book you recommended most to others

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green If I Live (If I Run #3) by Terri Blackstock If I Run (If I Run, #1) by Terri Blackstock Close to You by Kara Isaac

9. Best series you starting in 2017

Jody Hedlund's Orphan Train Series
With You Always (Orphan Train, #1) by Jody Hedlund

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017

Susan Mae Warren, Janet Ferguson & Joanna Davidson Politano

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)

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

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017

Long Way Gone by Charles Martin The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

15. Most memorable character of 2017

Treha from Looking Into You Looking Into You by Chris Fabry

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017

Perennials by Julie Cantrell Wherever the River Runs How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel by Kelly Minter

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read

My Hope Is Found (The Cadence of Grace, #3) by Joanne Bischof

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017

122 pages Bespoke a Tiny Christmas Tale (Espoir Archives #1) by Amanda Dykes

480 pages The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple)

Paige & Josh Then There Was You by Kara Isaac

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year

Bess & Colonel Sahib in the Bess Crawford Series

23. Best 2017 debut that you read

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

25. Book that was the most fun to read

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

26. Book that made you cry

27. Hidden gem of the year

An Elegant Façade (Hawthorne House, #2) by Kristi Ann Hunter A Haven on Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell


message 7: by Caroline (new)

Caroline | 371 comments 1. Number of books you read
145

2. Number of re-reads
1

3. Genre you read from the most
Historical Fiction

4. Best book you read in 2017
Best of 2017 releases - Life After by Katie Ganshert Many Sparrows by Lori Benton True to You (Bradford Sisters Romance, #1) by Becky Wade The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving
An Uncommon Courtship (Hawthorne House, #3) by Kristi Ann Hunter

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving
Into the Free (Into the Free #1) by Julie Cantrell

8. Book you recommended most to others
Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

9. Best series you starting in 2017
Bradford Sisters Romance - Becky Wade

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017
Jocelyn Green, Tessa Afshar, Julie Cantrell, Kristy Cambron

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast (Steampunk Proper Romance #1) by Nancy Campbell Allen - Steampunk genre

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day
True to You (Bradford Sisters Romance, #1) by Becky Wade

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017
The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof

15. Most memorable character of 2017
Meg Wyatt in To Die For A Novel of Anne Boleyn (Ladies in Waiting, #1) by Sandra Byrd , Elianna in Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017
Into the Free (Into the Free #1) by Julie Cantrell

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017
Life After by Katie Ganshert A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017
Shortest - Heir to Edenbrooke (Edenbrooke, #0.5) by Julianne Donaldson Longest - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (GM)

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple)
Elise and Thornton in With You Always (Orphan Train, #1) by Jody Hedlund

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year
Jack and all the kids in When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley

23. Best 2017 debut that you read
The only one I read - The Elusive Miss Ellison (Regency Brides A Legacy of Grace, #1) by Carolyn Miller

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year
The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

25. Book that was the most fun to read
Harvest of Rubies (Harvest of Rubies, #1) by Tessa Afshar A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin The Rise of Miss Notley (Tanglewood #2) by Rachael Anderson


message 8: by Bonny (new)

Bonny (bonnybonnybeth) | 400 comments 1. Number of books you read
187 books

2. Number of re-reads
20

3. Genre you read from the most
Historical Fiction

4. Best book you read in 2017
First time reads: The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner & Witness by Karen Hesse
Re-Reads: Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley & Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving
The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White - loved the first two in the series, but this one fell flat.
New Jersey's Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings - too many mistakes!
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire - thought it would be a fun retelling of the Nutcracker, but instead it was a terrible inappropriate book with very little about the Nutcracker.

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner - just randomly picked it up at the library and LOVED it.

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale by Donna Jo Napoli - I expected it to be a fairy tale, not a harsh reality historical story of violence.

8. Book you recommended most to others
South After Gettysburg: Letters of Cornelia Hancock from the Army of the Potomac, 1863-1865 - a great first-person non-fiction perspective of a young female nurse during the Civil War, who happens to be from my home county!
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley - the absolute best telling of Beauty and the Beast!

9. Best series you starting in 2017
I mostly finished series in 2017 rather than starting any series. The best series I finished in 2017 was Out of Egypt by Connilyn Cossette. I also loved the Treasures of the Heart series by Catherine Palmer, the Fountain Creek series by Tamera Alexander, the Crossroads of Grace series by Allison Pittman, and of course the classic Anne of Green Gables.

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017
Jocelyn Green (author of The Mark of the King)
Bethany Turner (author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck)

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)
Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent by Beth Moore - I don't usually read Bible Study books and am so glad I did because this was great!!

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year
The Treasure of Zanzibar: Treasures of the Heart #2 by Catherine Palmer and the rest of this series

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day
Besides the 20 books that were already re-reads (and thus likely to re-read many times in the future), the first-time reads that I'm likely to re-read are Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange and The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017
Rapunzel by Barbara Rogasky Morning Sky (Freedom's Path #2) by Judith McCoy Miller

15. Most memorable character of 2017
Aunt Batty in Hidden Places

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017
Witness by Karen Hesse
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017
Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent by Beth Moore
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read
South After Gettysburg: Letters of Cornelia Hancock from the Army of the Potomac, 1863-1865

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017
??

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017
Longest - Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton-Porter (602)
Shortest - Elephants of the Tsunami (24)

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple)
Morrow Little & Red Shirt in Courting Morrow Little

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year
The Stanton Family in Laddie: A True Blue Story

23. Best 2017 debut that you read
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year
Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

25. Book that was the most fun to read
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon

26. Book that made you cry
Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen

27. Hidden gem of the year
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith - old fashioned tale of hilarity and adventure


message 9: by Beth, Head Librarian (last edited Jan 01, 2018 08:13AM) (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
1. Number of books you read
I read 148 books (this includes children's books and audios)

2. Number of re-reads
I re-read 11 books.

3. Genre you read from the most
Historical fiction

4. Best book you read in 2017
Many Sparrows by Lori Benton by Lori Benton

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving
The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving
The Confessions of X by Suzanne M. Wolfe A Twist of Faith (Mitchell's Crossroads #1) by Pepper D. Basham

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read
Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman

8. Book you recommended most to others
Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3) by Connilyn Cossette Many Sparrows by Lori Benton Life After by Katie Ganshert

9. Best series you started in 2017
Lady Darby series by Anna Lee Huber and The Bradford Sisters by Becky Wade

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017
Heidi Chiavaroli
Suzanne M. Wolfe
Joanna Davidson Politano
Ann Voskamp

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)
Guilt by Association (A Murder in the Mountains, #3) by Heather Day Gilbert The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
(mystery/suspense genre)

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year
The Divide (The Alliance #2) by Jolina Petersheim

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day
A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017
The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof

15. Most memorable character of 2017
A Song of Home A Novel of the Swing Era (Pearl Spence #3) by Susie Finkbeiner - Pearl Spence for sure!

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017
Several! For many different reasons, so I can't pick :)

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017
One Thousand Gifts A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read
The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof The Confessions of X by Suzanne M. Wolfe The Sea Keeper's Daughters (Carolina #3) by Lisa Wingate

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017
Ooo, too many of these as well! I'll have to look a few up to share...

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017
I'm pretty sure the longest would have been my Educational Psychology book! It was almost 700 pages.

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple)
Paige and Josh from Then There Was You by Kara Isaac
Kiera and Sebastian from The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1) by Anna Lee Huber
Tempe and Sion from A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year
Pearl & Ray from A Song of Home A Novel of the Swing Era (Pearl Spence #3) by Susie Finkbeiner

23. Best 2017 debut that you read
Freedom's Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli by Heidi Chiavaroli
Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano by Joanna Davidson Politano

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year
Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3) by Connilyn Cossette

25. Book that was the most fun to read
Then There Was You by Kara Isaac

26. Book that made you cry
The Broken Way A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp

27. Hidden gem of the year
Loving Luther by Allison Pittman
I was looking forward to this one, but I ended up loving it way more than I thought I would :)


message 10: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia_r) | 64 comments Wow, so many of us loved Many Sparrows!! It is a gem indeed :)


message 11: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (new)

Staci | 1616 comments Mod
Olivia wrote: "Wow, so many of us loved Many Sparrows!! It is a gem indeed :)"

Agree! Lori Benton write beautifully.


message 12: by Angie H (new)

Angie H | 40 comments 1. Number of books you read
48 books

2. Number of re-reads
1 re-read

3. Genre you read from the most
Non-fiction (this still shocks me)

4. Best book you read in 2017
Becoming Momstrong How to Fight with All That's in You for Your Family and Your Faith by Heidi St. John
Close to You by Kara Isaac
5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (secular) it ended up being a 1 star for me =(

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving
Close to You by Kara Isaac

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay An Elegant Façade (Hawthorne House, #2) by Kristi Ann Hunter

8. Book you recommended most to others
Close to You by Kara Isaac Becoming Momstrong How to Fight with All That's in You for Your Family and Your Faith by Heidi St. John

9. Best series you starting in 2017
A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House, #1) by Kristi Ann Hunter
Born of Persuasion (Price of Privilege, #1) by Jessica Dotta

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017
Kara Isaac Kristi Ann Hunter

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year
Stranded (Alaskan Courage, #3) by Dani Pettrey If I Run (If I Run, #1) by Terri Blackstock

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day
Close to You by Kara Isaac
True to You (Bradford Sisters Romance, #1) by Becky Wade

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017
Born of Persuasion (Price of Privilege, #1) by Jessica Dotta

15. Most memorable character of 2017
Nora- True to You (Bradford Sisters Romance, #1) by Becky Wade
Allie Close to You by Kara Isaac
Sarah- The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis In the Middle of the Mess Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life by Sheila Walsh

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017
118 pgs One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg
464 The Returning (Seer, #3) by Rachelle Dekker

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple)
Allie and Jackson Close to You by Kara Isaac

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year

23. Best 2017 debut that you read
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year
A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House, #1) by Kristi Ann Hunter

25. Book that was the most fun to read
Close to You by Kara Isaac

26. Book that made you cry

27. Hidden gem of the year
Born of Persuasion (Price of Privilege, #1) by Jessica Dotta Close to You by Kara Isaac


message 13: by Joy (new)

Joy (audioaddict1234) | 104 comments 1. Number of books you read -116

2. Number of re-reads - 3

3. Genre you read from the most - if Christian fiction is itself a genre, albeit a mix of mystery, romance, historical fiction, etc., I read that the most

4. Best book you read in 2017 - The Hate U Give, not CF and deals with difficult themes but a very timely book and enlarged my perspective

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving
Sweet Tea and Southern Grace

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving
The Hate U Give

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read
America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America Really opened my eyes and even has me praying differently

8. Book you recommended most to others
Tie between 6 & 7 above

9. Best series you starting in 2017
Tough one. I really enjoyed a couple Terri Bockstock series. I might read more in her If I Run and/or Restoration series.

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017
Colleen Coble and Kimberla Lawson Roby

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone) pass

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

Probably one of the Terri Blackstock books . Maybe the Moonlighting series.

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day

See #7

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017
To Be Where You Are (Mitford Years #14) by Jan Karon

15. Most memorable character of 2017
Katherine Johnson in Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (yes a real person)

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017

Pass

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017

#7

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017

Pass

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017

Longest = Reamde by Neal Stephenson, a techno thriller I don’t recommend unless you are into that sort of thing.

Shortest = The Christmas Journey by Donna VanLiere

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple)

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year

Family relationships (parents/kids/siblings) in The Hate U Give

23. Best 2017 debut that you read

The Hate U Give

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year

25. Book that was the most fun to read

The Autobiography of Santa Claus (The Christmas Chronicles #1) by Jeff Guinn

26. Book that made you cry

27. Hidden gem of the year


message 14: by Shash (last edited Jan 01, 2018 08:40PM) (new)

Shash | 268 comments 1. Number of books you read - 210

2. Number of re-reads - 7
Friends and Foes (The Jonquil Brothers, #1) by Sarah M. Eden Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander An Unlikely Match by Sarah M. Eden The Christmas Bargain, (Hardman Holidays, #1) by Shanna Hatfield
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling - I'm reading these to my daughter. It's so fun!!

3. Genre you read from the most - It's pretty even between historical and contemporary romance.

4. Best book you read in 2017
A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer Bobbins and Boots (Baker City Brides #4) by Shanna Hatfield Romancing Daphne (The Lancaster Family #3) by Sarah M. Eden Love in the Rockies (McKinnie Mail Order Brides, #2) by Ciara Knight

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving
Sixty Acres and a Bride (Ladies of Caldwell County, #1) by Regina Jennings Meant to be Mine (Porter Family, #2) by Becky Wade

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving
Gladly Beyond (Brothers Maledetti Book 1) by Nichole Van Solstice by Jane Redd Madison's Gift (Regency Romance Suspense, Book 1) (The Gifted Series) by Marie Higgins

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read
The Killing Curse by H.B. Moore Song Breaker by Annette Lyon

9. Best series you starting in 2017 -
Arrangements by Rebecca Connolly
McKinnie Mail Order Brides by Ciara Knight

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017 -
Rebecca Connolly, Ciara Knight, Karen Tuft

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast (Steampunk Proper Romance #1) by Nancy Campbell Allen - First steampunk novel I've ever read, and I loved it!

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year
The Killing Curse by H.B. Moore Abounding Might (The Extraordinaries #3) by Melissa McShane A Promise for Tomorrow (Hearthfire Scottish Historical, #2) by Michele Paige Holmes

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day
Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch Crumpets and Cowpies (Baker City Brides #1) by Shanna Hatfield Falling for a Duke (Timeless Regency Collection) by Rebecca Connolly The Earl's Betrothal by Karen Tuft

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017
Wondering Sight (The Extraordinaries, #2) by Melissa McShane Gladly Beyond (Brothers Maledetti Book 1) by Nichole Van Condemn Me Not Accused of Witchcraft by Heather B. Moore Rose (Beach Brides #9) by Shanna Hatfield The Heart Only Grows (Timeless Romance Single Book 5) by Michele Paige Holmes Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017
Condemn Me Not Accused of Witchcraft by Heather B. Moore Love Remains (Longing for Home #3) by Sarah M. Eden

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read
A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer Crumpets and Cowpies (Baker City Brides #1) by Shanna Hatfield

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017
An Unexpected Date (Treasured Dreams, #1) by Susan Hatler - 13 pages
Lady Fallows' Secrets by Suzanne G. Rogers - 459 pages

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year
Yesterday's Promise (Hearthfire Scottish Historical, #1) by Michele Paige Holmes Pretender to the Crown (The Saga of Willow North #1) by Melissa McShane

25. Book that was the most fun to read
An Arrangement of Sorts (Arrangements, #1) by Rebecca Connolly License to Date (Better Date than Never, #6) by Susan Hatler Rose (Beach Brides #9) by Shanna Hatfield Blown Into Romance (Welcome to Romance Book 4) by Shanna Hatfield Pass Interference (Fair Catch Series, Book Four) by Christine Kersey

26. Book that made you cry
Condemn Me Not Accused of Witchcraft by Heather B. Moore The Killing Curse by H.B. Moore


message 15: by Cheryl (last edited Jan 01, 2018 11:31PM) (new)

Cheryl Olson (girlsmama) | 694 comments 1. Number of books you read-111

2. Number of re-reads--6- mostly children's books but also counted the Bible :)

3. Genre you read from the most-contemporary fiction

4. Best book you read in 2017-oh so hard, but I'm going with The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving-hmm don't really have an answer for this one

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving- with out a doubt Wonder by R.J. Palacio - hadn't even heard of it until I read it for book club at my church- I loved it- everyone should read this book!

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read- The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale - there was some stuff in this book that was tough for me to get past content wise, but the realness of this book was really amazing- I'm conflicted to this day. I need to read some more by this author though for sure.

8. Book you recommended most to others-oh gosh 3 way tie- Jesus Always Embracing Joy in His Presence by Sarah Young Wonder by R.J. Palacio Hope Rising by Kim Meeder

9. Best series you starting in 2017 Probably Tosca Lee's series- Descendents of the house of Bathory- I love her writing she is so unique with her ideas and breathtaking with her research.

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017- oh crud I can't say just one- Joanne Bischof, Jocelyn Green,Pepper D. Basham and Sara Ella

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)-Probably- Hope Rising by Kim Meeder - I'm not a good non-fiction reader and I have no background with horses but I challenge anyone to read this book and not be moved- so good!

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year- If I Run (If I Run, #1) by Terri Blackstock - really liked this one- Still Life (Chesapeake Valor, #2) by Dani Pettrey as well

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day- Study Bible NIV by Anonymous

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017- True to You (Bradford Sisters Romance, #1) by Becky Wade - just love that blue dress :)

15. Most memorable character of 2017- hands down Charlie Lionheart

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017- A Lady in Disguise (Daughters of Hampshire, #3) by Sandra Byrd - always love Sandra's writing, and The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green - so well done!

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017- Ephesians (Bible #49), ESV by Anonymous - ch. 6- armor of God is life changing .

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read- maybe A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion, #1) by Tamera Alexander by Tamera Alexander.

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017-
“MR. BROWNE'S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT:

WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING
RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017
Shortest- Jacob's Gift by Max Lucado
Longest book- Right Where We Belong by Deborah Raney

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple)-Charlie and Ella- The Lady and the Lionheart

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year-Augie and Summer- Wonder

23. Best 2017 debut that you read- Unblemished (Unblemished #1) by Sara Ella ( it was actually published in 2016 but I read it in 2017.)

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year The Rent Collector by Camron Wright - the dumps in Cambodia

25. Book that was the most fun to read- A Twist of Faith (Mitchell's Crossroads #1) by Pepper D. Basham

26. Book that made you cry Hope Rising by Kim Meeder

27. Hidden gem of the year - The Alliance (The Alliance #1) by Jolina Petersheim - Jolina Petersheim is a gem and her creativity is amazing- I found this book to be so fascinating. She is definitely an author to watch and when she wins that Christy I will be cheering!

This was so fun Beth- thanks for posting these- its great to look over our year of reading!


message 16: by Anne (new)

Anne | 28 comments 1. Number of books you read: 31

2. Number of re-reads: Zero

3. Genre you read from the most: Historical fiction/romance and classics

4. Best book you read in 2017: So hard!! I think it's a tie between Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer and An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde.

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving: The Ride of Her Life (Lake Manawa Summers, #3) by Lorna Seilstad

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving: So Wild the Heart by Geoffrey Trease

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read: I didn't finish it yet, but definitely Dracula by Bram Stoker so far.

8. Book you recommended most to others: The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories by L.M. Montgomery

9. Best series you starting in 2017: Song of Acadia by Jeanette Oke

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017: Lori Benton and Oscar Wilde

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone): Fences (The Century Cycle #6) by August Wilson

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year: The Yielding (Age of Faith, #2) by Tamara Leigh

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day: Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott (current read)

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017: A Love So True (Teaville Moral Society #2) by Melissa Jagears

15. Most memorable character of 2017: The Wulfrith family from Tamara Leigh's Age of Faith series.

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017: The Little Clay Cart by SHUDRAKA

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017: The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia, #1) by Janette Oke

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read: Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017: Oooh I have so many! I'll go with "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." from An Ideal Husband

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017: Shortest book was Atsumori by Zeami and the longest one was Burning Sky by Lori Benton .

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple): Phoebe & Sylvester from Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle by Georgette Heyer

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year: The March sisters in Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott .

23. Best 2017 debut that you read: I don't think I read any debuts in 2017.

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year: The Vexing (Age Of Faith #6) by Tamara Leigh

25. Book that was the most fun to read: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su

26. Book that made you cry: The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia, #1) by Janette Oke

27. Hidden gem of the year: The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia, #1) by Janette Oke


message 17: by Rebecca (pagescollective) (last edited Jan 06, 2018 06:40PM) (new)

Rebecca (pagescollective) I might answer these a few at a time ;)

1. Number of books you read

72 books

2. Number of re-reads

14 rereads

3. Genre you read from the most

Fantasy (my favorite genre) with 31 books

4. Best book you read in 2017

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1) by Rae Carson Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1) by Rhoda Belleza (both GM)

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik (good way!) The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness (bad way :( )
(both GM)

8. Book you recommended most to others

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik The Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga, #1) by Patrick W. Carr Bloodline (Star Wars) by Claudia Gray

9. Best series you starting in 2017

Outcast (Star Wars Fate of the Jedi, #1) by Aaron Allston Fate of the Jedi The Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga, #1) by Patrick W. Carr Darkwater Saga His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik Temeraire Series

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017

Leigh Bardugo (GM) and Patrick W. Carr

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone)

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline (GM) A Time to Rise (Out of Time, #3) by Nadine Brandes

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

Omen (Star Wars Fate of the Jedi, #2) by Christie Golden Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day

The Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga, #1) by Patrick W. Carr (rereading before the final book comes out this year!)
Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien (because Tolkien is the best)
And I'm sure to reread the Star Wars books eventually :)


14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir (GM)
Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight, #1) by Bryan Davis

15. Most memorable character of 2017

Tahiri Veila from Fate of the Jedi series

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017

Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes, #1) by Shannon Dittemore reread because it is fabulous

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1) by Leigh Bardugo gorgeous writing!

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017

The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis C. S. Lewis is the best and his non-fiction books are inspiring


message 18: by Emily (new)

Emily (sweetmrsemi) | 6 comments 1. Number of books you read: 120

2. Number of re-reads: 13

3. Genre you read from the most: Children's/Middle Grade (44)--I could say Inspirational, but it's a mix of subgenres that I prefer to keep separate.

4. Best book you read in 2017: I can't choose!

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving: No Way Up by Mary Connealy

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read: The Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

8. Book you recommended most to others: The entire Elite Guardians series by Lynette Eason

9. Best series you starting in 2017: The Elite Guardians series (new), and re-reading Anne of GG.

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017: Becky Wade

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year: Wonder

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day: A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017: A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden

15. Most memorable character of 2017: Ivan, from The One and Only Ivan--I still nearly cry when I think about him.

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017: because of mr. terupt by Rob Buyea

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017: because of mr. terupt by Rob Buyea

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read: The One and Only Ivan

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017: "She looked like a head-on collision between a fashion plate and a nightmare." Anne of Avonlea

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017: Train to Somewhere (shortest), and My Lady Jane (longest)

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple): Yup, still Anne and Gilbert! (Ok, ok, new one: Grace & Amos from Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer)

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year: Auggie and Jack from Wonder

23. Best 2017 debut that you read: Reading People by Anne Bogel

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year: The Gollywhopper Games

25. Book that was the most fun to read: The Gollywhopper Games

26. Book that made you cry: SO MANY THIS YEAR. Especially the middle grade books. The One and Only Ivan, because of mr. terupt, being the biggest.

27. Hidden gem of the year: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


message 19: by AlegnaB † (last edited Jan 08, 2018 10:06AM) (new)

AlegnaB † (alegnab) | 958 comments 1. Books read: 244
2. Re-reads: at least 2
3. Most-read genre: probably Christian historical fiction
4. Best book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, my favorite book and a reread; best new-to-me book is hard to choose
5. Excited about but didn't end up loving: An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter
6. Wasn't on radar but loved: Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide -- picked it up when I saw it at the library
7. Most surprising in a bad way: Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson -- This was such a disappointment. I enjoyed the 13 other books I had previously read by DH (well, one was only okay since I didn't like the main female character), and I was really looking forward to this, but it was very boring. I then learned from reading reviews that DH changed her writing style at that book, so that was an even greater disappointment, as it means that I probably won't like her books published after that either.
8. Most recommend: The Flames of Rome by Paul L. Maier for the historical info
9. Best series started: Karen Kingsbury's Redemption
10. Favorite new-to-you author: Sarah E. Ladd
11. Best from a genre you don't typically read: ? I read from so many genres, and I didn't see a book that I liked a lot from an unusual genre.
12. Most unputdownable book: Forever by Karen Kingsbury since I loved this series and this was the last book. I read it in a day.
13. most likely to re-read: Pride and Prejudice
14. Favorite cover: The Spice Bride (The Emberton Brothers #1) by Karen Aminadra
15. Most memorable character: Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
17. Most thought-provoking: Fool's Gold?: Discerning Truth in an Age of Error by John F. MacArthur Jr.
18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read: Redemption by Karen Kingsbury
20. Shortest and longest: Hannah's Christmas Hope by H.M. Bailey with 32pp; The Twelfth Imam Joel C. Rosenberg with 501pp
21. Favorite couple: Dayne & Katy from K. Kingsbury's Firstborn series
22. Favorite non-romantic relationship: Sisters Elizabeth and Jane of Pride and Prejudice
25. Book that was the most fun to read -- For the Record by Regina Jennings?
27. Hidden gem of the year: If you mean from the challenge, I didn't participate so I don't have a book for this. If you just mean a book that's been on the shelf for a while and was finally read, it was The Flames of Rome by Paul L. Maier. Probably not a lot of people know about it and read it anymore since it's so old.


message 20: by Sam (last edited Jan 09, 2018 07:47AM) (new)

Sam B | 93 comments 1. Number of books you read: 38

2. Number of re-reads: 3

3. Genre you read from the most: Historical Fiction

4. Best book you read in 2017: Convicted A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship by Jameel Zookie McGee

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving: Because of You by T.K. Chapin

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving: Daring to Hope Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful by Katie Davis Majors

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read: A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

8. Book you recommended most to others: Risen The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture by Angela Elwell Hunt

9. Best series you starting in 2017: The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017: Brandy Vallance

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone): 150 Fascinating Facts About Canadian Women by Margie Wolfe

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year: Convicted A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship by Jameel Zookie McGee

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day: Risen The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture by Angela Elwell Hunt

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017: Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3) by Connilyn Cossette

15. Most memorable character of 2017: Amber Hold the Light by April McGowan

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017: Within the Veil by Brandy Vallance

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017: Kisses from Katie A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read: Bound to the Warrior by Barbara Phinney Protected by the Warrior by Barbara Phinney Sheltered by the Warrior by Barbara Phinney

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017: Daring to Hope Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful by Katie Davis Majors
"Why had I believed my whole life that ease and success, gifts and miracles, smiling faces and my plans fulfilled meant the Lord's blessing or favor? The blessings also abound in the darkest night and the deepest valley, if we have the eyes to see them."

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017: A Forever Home (Second Chances, #1) by Kaleigh Mills vs La Communauté de l'Anneau (Le Seigneur des Anneaux, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple): Tapat and Andronicus Beloved Protector by Darlene Mindrup

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year: Frodo and Samwise from La Communauté de l'Anneau (Le Seigneur des Anneaux, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

23. Best 2017 debut that you read: Hold the Light by April McGowan

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year: Middle Earth

25. Book that was the most fun to read: The Husband Maker (The Husband Maker, #1) by Karey White The Match Maker (The Husband Maker, #2) by Karey White The Wife Maker (The Husband Maker, #3) by Karey White

26. Book that made you cry: A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

27. Hidden gem of the year: Convicted A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship by Jameel Zookie McGee


message 21: by Melody (last edited Jan 10, 2018 06:15AM) (new)

Melody | 12 comments How fun! We should do this every year.

1. Number of books you read : 24

2. Number of re-reads : 0

3. Genre you read from the most : Amish Fiction

4. Best book you read in 2017 : Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

5. Book you were excited about but didn't end up loving : The Gift of the Inn by Golden Keyes Parsons

6. Book that wasn't even on your radar, but you ended up loving : Flowers in the Snow (The Edenville Series, #1) by Danielle Stewart

7. Most surprising (in a good or bad way) that you read : Yesterday's Tomorrow by Catherine West

8. Book you recommended most to others : The Alliance (The Alliance #1) by Jolina Petersheim

9. Best series you starting in 2017 : A Gift of Grace by Amy Clipston

10. Favorite new-to-you author you discovered in 2017 : Katie Ganshert

11. Best book from a genre you don't typically read (out of your comfort zone) : The Alliance (The Alliance #1) by Jolina Petersheim

12. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year : The Alliance (The Alliance #1) by Jolina Petersheim

13. Book you read that you're most likely to re-read one day : The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

14. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017 : The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

15. Most memorable character of 2017 : Ruth Jefferson Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

16. Most beautifully written book read in 2017 : A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

17. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2017 : The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

18. Book you can't believe you waited until 2017 to finally read : The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

19. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2017 : Life After by Katie Ganshert

“I guess that's what life is, though, isn't it? A whole bunch of little moments that don't seem significant or life-altering at the time, but when you look back . . .' She shook her head. 'I don't know. They become the most profoundly beautiful things.”

20. Shortest and longest books you read in 2017 : Ces enfants trop chambardés dans le coeur T.02 Et maintenant, on fait quoi? by Mariette Gervais vs An Amish Christmas December in Lancaster County by Beth Wiseman

21. "One true pairing" of the year (aka, favorite couple) : Leora and Moses The Alliance (The Alliance #1) by Jolina Petersheim

22. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year : Ruth and Kennedy Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

23. Best debut that you read : Yesterday's Tomorrow by Catherine West

24. Best world-building/best setting of the year : The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

25. Book that was the most fun to read : The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

26. Book that made you cry : The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

27. Hidden gem of the year : Life After by Katie Ganshert


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