Friday, December 18, 2015

2015 End of Year Book Survey

2015 Book Stats:

Number Of Books You Read: 91...and still going!
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult



1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Young Adult (published in 2015): P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
New Adult (published in 2015): The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Adult (published in 2015): The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Young Adult (published 2014 or later): Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Adult (published in 2014 or later) The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Rook by Sharon Cameron and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - both unfortunately disappointed me. 

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

Cinder by Marissa Meyer - I thought the synopsis sounded kind of cheesy. I was definitely wrong...such a fantastic book!

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? 

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer are two series that I am so glad I started in 2015. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas is the best sequel that I read this year. I am hoping to finish both series in 2016.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
I loved Emma Mills' First & Then as well as Catherine Doyle's Vendetta. I have my eye on both authors in 2016.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I don't normally read a lot of middle grade fiction, but I'm so glad I read Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland....such a cute book and a perfect beach read for tweens.

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I don't typically re-read novels. If I am going to it is usually only the classics.


10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Lara Jean from P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015? 
Here are my top three:
"Knowing what happens is different from knowing how it happens.  And the getting there is the best part." - The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
"There's a Korean word my grandma taught me. It's called jung.  It's the connection between two people that can't be severed, even when love turns to hate.  You still have those old feelings for them; you can't ever completely shake them loose of you; you will always have tenderness in your heart for them." - P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
"No. I can survive well enough on my own - if given the proper reading material."- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - 562 pages

Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca -  256 pages


17. Book That Shocked You The Most:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

18. OTP OF THE YEAR:

I'm currently reading Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon - so I am going to go with Jamie and Claire as my favorite couple.


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year 

Paige and her family in The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Lara Jean and her sisters in P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

The Start of Me and You by Emery LordP.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer - all of my blogger friends LOVE this book, so I am glad I finally got around to reading it!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Chaol Westfall from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

First & Then by Emma Mills
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Vendetta by Catherine Doyle

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer - such a cool sci-fi setting!


25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan had me laughing more than any other book in 2015.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - cue all the tears!

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Vendetta by Catherine Doyle 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham or Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

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

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines - I felt like it was really sexist and the comments about how a girl looks instead of what a girls says/does, really annoyed me.

Well, that's the first part of my End of the Year Book Survey...there's more to come in a few days!  Let me know what you think! This survey is hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner

14 comments:

  1. I should totally do this survey! I always mean to do it - and then I always forget. Based on your answers I really need to read The Nightingale!

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    1. You should definitely do the survey, Leanna! The Nightingale is definitely one of my favorite books of the year. I hope you can read it. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I loved The Nightingale and Cinder so I'm happy to see them featured so prominently on your list! I enjoyed reading your responses to the questionnaire. I'm going to try to read Throne of Glass next year. Sounds like a fantastic series!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! I think you would really enjoy Throne of Glass series...you should check it out! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I'm happy to see Throne of glass on your list there :D Have fun finishing that series and Lunar Chronicles. The sequels are really good too. Hello Chaol <3 You have a good taste in boys, haha.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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    1. I am so glad to hear it, Mel. I am definitely looking forward to reading both series. Haha. Love the character of Chaol! :) Thanks for visiting!

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    1. It's one of my favorites for sure--so much fun! I hope you can check it out soon, Gaby. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. I hadn't heard of the Nightingale until last week from a booktuber and now I'm really curious to read it since I've seen it again on your blog! I'll definitely have to check it out! Good luck with reading in the next year. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Definitely a powerful book! I hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for visiting, Krystianna.

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  6. Love LJ and her sisters!! I really want to read First & Then. Great year in books!

    My 2015 Survey!

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    1. Me too, Eva! I hope you get to read First & Then soon...such a great debut. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. I read Cinder by Marissa Meyer this year as well and it was amazing. The Nightingale actually sounds like a really good book as I've heard a lot of great things about it and I think I may pick it up soon. I love your blog as well! :)

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  8. I'm so excited for The Start of Me and You! I got a copy as a gift in a blog swap and my swapping partner was so awesome and got it personalized for me! :D Emery Lord is a new-to-me author and I'm really looking forward to diving into her books! Happy reading and happy new year! :D

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