2015 End of Year Survey

 

The End of Year Survey was originally created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. I saw a lot of other blogs participating and I thought it would be fun to take a look at my reading habits from the last year.

2015 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 52
Number of Re-Reads: 3
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

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Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2015? Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Someone in one of my classes recommended it and it was great!) Continue reading

Top 10 Anticipated Releases of 2016

Top 10 of 2015

 

Merry Christmas!

Today is the last day of Top 10 and we are talking about our most anticipated reads of 2016 (I actually put my top 12 because I had a difficult time narrowing it down). Thanks again to Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Two Chicks on Books for hosting! This week has been a lot of fun and I’m glad I was able to participate.

Don’t forget to stop by the other participating blogs to see what other awesome books they’re looking forward to next year! Continue reading

Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2015

Top 10 of 2015

 

Day 4 is the one you’ve been waiting for: Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2015. Check out Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, Two Chicks on Books, and all of the other participating blogs to find more book boyfriends to add to your list!

Who needs a real boyfriend when there are all of these heart-stopping hunky book boyfriends?

1. Rowan from Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
*Hunky Fae warrior

2. Kaidan Rowe from Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins
*Sexy drummer and son of the Duke of Lust Continue reading

Top 10 Best Book Couples of 2015

Top 10 of 2015

 

Day 3 of the Top 10 of 2015 brings us to the best couples of the year. Make sure you check out the list of other blogs on the host sites Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Two Chicks on Books. There were several topics to choose from today, so make sure you hop around.

So many great ships this year! Strong friendships, caring companions, and steamy love interests always catch my attention.

1. Aelin/Rowan from Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas Continue reading

Top 10 Best Book Covers of 2015

Top 10 of 2015

 

Welcome to Day 2 of the Top 10 of 2015! Make sure you check out the hosts Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Two Chicks on Books. Their blogs will have the links to all of the other participants as well.

  1. Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

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You will start to notice a pattern of my love for Mary E. Pearson’s books

    2. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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This cover is so beautiful and I love that you can see Shazi peeking through the holes. The cover for the sequel is just as gorgeous.

 3. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

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How can you not love this cover? The sequel also has a very vibrant cover that really jumps out at you.

   4. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Confession: I haven’t read this book yet. I know, I know, I’ll get right on it. I do own it though, so I had to include it. It is such an interesting cover because the dust jacket covers up parts of the words and I thought I read somewhere that there were actually clues on the cover. I like that it makes it more interactive and adds to the story.

   5. Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

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The creepiness of this cover really won me over. I’m not really into horror, but this one reeled me in.

   6. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

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I can’t exactly explain what drew me to this cover. The lettering is nice and the tiny pop of color from the butterfly just brings it all together.

   7. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Minimalist perfection

   8. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

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My favorite color is purple, so this really stuck out to me. I love the pop of color mixed with the night sky.

   9. Lock & Mori by Heather Petty

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I really liked this cover because I felt that it did a great job of conveying the story. They chose excellent models and it has an air of mystery.

   10. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

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This is one of my favorite Celaena covers. The blue and purple really pop and she looks like a total badass.

I know there were a lot of other amazing covers for this year, but these were the best from my own collection (An Ember in the Ashes, Six of Crows and Ten Thousand Skies Above You definitely would be on here if I owned them). I am looking forward to seeing the covers that everyone else chose!