Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Bookish Recap Tag

Hi People!

Faith at Stories by Firefly tagged me for this fun-looking (but also very hard-looking) BOOK tag!!!
I love books.
A lot.
Just ask those who know me well.  So, I am obviously thrilled to be doing this tag.
My brother says that I should be asking important questions like "How many goats did you see this year?" and "How many Royals games did you see?"
Well, I'll keep this to books, thanks, bro. XD

-Include the above button in your post
-Answer the 11 questions
-Use as many book covers as you like. (The correct answer to this question would be ALOT. B-))
-Tag 5-10 people and notify them that they have been tagged. 

 How many books did you read in 2016? (Exact if you know, or approximate if not.) 
Um, I have no idea.  Maybe 70 or 80?  I didn't read as much as I normally do.

Did you set a reading challenge for yourself and, if so, did you meet it?  
No, I didn't, so it all depends on how you look at it as to whether or not I met it or not. ;)

What was your most read genre this year? Least read? 
Most read: Historical Fiction.  Least read?  Um, probably biographies. *Can't remember if I even read any biographies this year*

What's five of your favorite books from 2016? 
This… this is impossible.  But I'll do my best to pick only five.

-Defy by Tricia Mingerink

-Heartbreak Trail by Susan K. Marlow

-The Last Ride by Susan K. Marlow

-Kingdom's Dawn by Chuck Black

-Beyond the Horizon by Jesseca Wheaton

These are all books well worth reading if you haven't before. :D

What's five of your least favorite books from 2016? 
Um… my mind is seriously going blank right now.  But, I read several books by Gary Paulsen this year, and I didn't like his style as much as I remembered.  So, I guess I'll say that. ;P

// What new favorite author did you discover? (Not necessarily that the author is 'new', but that they became new to you this year.) 
Tricia Mingerink.  I saw Defy's blog tour, and I thought the book looked really good.  So I got them for Christmas.  I read all three of The Blades of Acktar within 4 days.

What's five of your favorite book covers from the year? 

This book hasn't actually been published yet (end of this month!!), but I'll add it anyway ;)

How many books did you purchase for yourself in 2016? (Exact if you know, approximate if not.) 
For myself?  6.  Heartbreak Trail and The Last Ride by Susan K. Marlow, Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan, What Child is This by Caroline B. Cooney, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, and Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera and Bill Cleaver.
All but the two by Susan Marlow I got at the used book store.

What's the longest book you read in 2016? 
Defy by Tricia Mingerink. It's 385 pages long.

// What's the shortest book you read in 2016? 
The Mystery on the Train (not published) by Lydia Dyslin.  19 pages.

// What's your reading goal for 2017? 
At least 100 books.  If possible. ;)

And now
I Tag:

So, people, I hope you enjoyed looking at all these amazing covers as much as I did, and maybe you found some books you'd like to try. :)
Have y'all read any of these?


  1. Pretty covers!!! :D Susan Marlow, Jesseca Wheaton, and Tricia Mingerink....my, you have good taste. XD Thanks for doing the tag, girl!! :D

  2. I enjoyed reading your answers, Kaitlyn! :)
    I've also read The Blades of Acktar series, "Beyond the Horizon", and the Circle C books. I'm so excited for "Courageous Love"! :D

  3. Ooh! Beyond the Horizon! That was so good. And Isle of the Blue Dolphins! *bounces*

    1. Yep, Jesseca Wheaton is definitely one of my favorite authors. ;)

      And… *whispers* I have read Island of the Blue Dolphins yet. A friend recommended it, and so I'm glad to have a second opinion. ;)

    2. I read it years ago and I remember really enjoying it. *nods* Scott O'Dell's a good author.

  4. I enjoyed reading your answers, Kaitlyn, and thanks for tagging me!! I meant to respond sooner, but I haven't had time to write a post for the tag yet. Hopefully within the next few days! ;)

  5. Thanks so much for the tag! It looks like a blast! Hopefully I can get to it soon. ^_^

    1. It is a blast. Although some of those questions are extremely hard to answer. ;)

      And I saw your post. I'm impressed that you got to it so fast! ;)

  6. It was fun to read this! Aren't the Blades of Acktar the best? Love that series! Thanks for tagging me!

  7. COURAGEOUS LOVE!!! *queue flailing and screaming* I'm SOOOO excited to read it! And the cover is gorgeous! :D
    Ahhh, The Blades of Acktar. Sooo good. :D
    Haha, there I am! I have such a long book don't I? ;)
    Thanks for the tag! I'll try to get around to doing it soon!

    ~Lydia~ <3


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