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!)

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015? The Throne of Glass series. Heart of Betrayal (Mary E. Pearson is my hero). Winter.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015? Heather Demetrios (You need to read I’ll Meet You There)

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015? The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

11. Most memorable character of 2015? Philip Digby from Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015? The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015? I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015? “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015? Fairest by Marissa Meyer and Queen of Shadows  by Sarah J. Maas

17. Book That Shocked You The Most (Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)? Kiss of Deception had twist that I totally wasn’t expecting

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)? Aelin and Rowan

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year? Mori and Mycroft from Lock & Mori (They don’t have a ton of interaction, but I appreciate his compassion)

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously? Raging Star by Moira Young

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure? The Wicked + The Divine 

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015? Rhysand from  A Court of Thorns and Roses 

23. Best 2015 debut you read?  The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015? Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? I Heart Robot by Suzanne von Rooyen

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015? The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?  Save Me by Jenny Elliott

 

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Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

This was the first year I really started following book blogs and there are a lot of amazing ones out there, but The Book Addict’s Guide is one of my favorites because Brittany has a lot of cool features and I like her format for reviews. Hannah at The Irish Banana has also been an incredible resource since I am a beginner in the blogger universe.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015? Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog? The Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2015

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)? WYAKW Trivia hosted by Fiction Fare and Swoony Boys Podcast

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015? Starting my blog!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year? Trying to keep up with reading/reviews while doing grad school

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)? Top 10 Best Book Couples of 2015

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases of 2015

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? BookOutlet.com (I must have been hiding under a rock or something)

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? I completed my Goodreads goal for the year!

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Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016? Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)? The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016? The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016? Participate in a blog tour

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Thanks again to Jamie for creating this survey and make sure you visit her blog for the links to all of the other participants. Here is to another year of happy reading in 2016!

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