Wednesday, December 30, 2015

End of Year Book Survey

The End of Year Book Survey is hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner!

Number Of Books You Read: 139 (Will hopefully be 140 though)
Number of Re-Reads: A crap ton
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy/Paranormal
1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (you'll be seeing this one a lot more)

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

Jillian Cade: (Fake) Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein

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

Rook by Sharon Cameron

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

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

5a. Best series you started in 2015?

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

5b. Best Sequel of 2015?

I'm gonna do this as second book, cause otherwise this'll be a million books long. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios, and The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski!

5c. Best Series Ender of 2015?

This is a tie between Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins and Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Mindy McGinnis

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (I've already reread it multiple times)

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

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Aelin Ashryvver Galathynius (or however you spell it) from Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

Believearexic by J. J. Johnson

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

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

"Let's go rattle the stars" ~ Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Longest: Trylle: The Complete Trilogy (3 in 1) by Amanda Hocking

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Willful Machine by Tim Floreen

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

Anna and Kai from Sweet Reckoning, Aelin and Rowan from Queen of Shadows, Kestrel and Arin from The Winner's Crime

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Iseult and Safi from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

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

Merik from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
23. Best 2015 debut you read?

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes, Lock and Mori by Hearther W. Petty, and None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

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?

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

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

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

All That Burns by Ryan Graudin and Believearexic by J. J. Johnson

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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

Jillian Cade: (Fake) Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein (That's not how feelings work people!!!!)

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

 A Reader of Fictions (no idea if I actually discovered her this year, but her blog is awesome!)

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Probably the Mystery Twitter Theater I did with Paula Stokes!

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

I went to both UtopYA Con and GeekyCon this year. I loved both experiences SO much! At UtopYA, you could be walking the hallways and run into an author. GeekyCon was filled with nerds, and it was epic! I also went to YALLFest, which was super awesome!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

Getting a Press Pass for YALLFest!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

I had a major book slump basically the whole year. There were books that I wanted to read but never did simply because I was feeling meh.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

By comments, Monarch Madness Blog Hop and Snowed In? So Read giveaway (I'll be doing it again in January!) Snowed In? was also my most popular post by page views.

My most popular review by page views was Alienated by Melissa Landers.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Really any of my reviews.

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

I don't remember if I started using it this year or last year, but Libib!

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Not particularly

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige, A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter, Gabriel by Nikki Kelly

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo and A Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

Series End: The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkosi, The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, and The Crown by Kiera Cass

Sequel: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass #5 by Sarah J. Maas, The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

Post more darn reviews. I say this every single year.

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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