2015 Annual End Of The Year Survey

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This survey is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

2015 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read:
 80
Number of Re-Reads: I think it was 2 books. Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller & Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary. No surprise there, right?


Best In Books
1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
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Best Fantasy: A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Best LGBT book: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Best thriller: Damage Done

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
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 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
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 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
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 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?

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Series starter: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Series ender: Diamonds are Forever by Michelle Madow

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
This one is hard because I discovered so many new-to-me authors in 2015. I think I’m gonna go with Tamara Ireland Stone & Melina Marchetta.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
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 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
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10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
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11. Most memorable character of 2015?
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Audie’s voice was so unique and I loved it.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
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13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?af79a-lp

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
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 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
“Real love is support, even when you’re fighting. Real love is honesty even when the truth hurts like hell. Real love is being there through every miserable minute and every infinite moment. Real love is-it’s sitting in that cage together with a gun pointed at your head, knowing all you have to do to save your life is kill him, and instead you hold each other because living without him isn’t living at all.”

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
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Longest book: The Evolution of Mara Dyer (528 pages)
Shortest book: Gracefully Grayson (250 pages)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
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18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
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19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
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I couldn’t decide between these three. I loved all three of these books.

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
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Pretty much EVERYONE in the blogosphere has been begging me to read this book.

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

23. Best 2015 debut you read?
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All of them deserve this award because these three books I think are the cream of the crop.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
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25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
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26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
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27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
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28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
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This book destroyed all the feels in my body.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
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I read this one for a blog tour and found myself REALLY enjoying it, even more than I expected.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
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This book made me so mad, sad and everything in between. It was a heartbreakingly real book.


Your Blogging/Bookish Life
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
Oh gosh, there’s been way too many to name.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
Probably the review I wrote for My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
The one celebrating my second blogoversary

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I think I’m gonna go with Bloomsbury’s Spring Preview liveshow. It was so awesome to see upcoming releases and to get excited about them.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
Either moving my blog to WordPress on my own or when I agreed to be Bekka’s co-blogger. They BOTH stick out in my head.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Blogging wise, I made the switch to WordPress and then only a few months later I decided to join forces with Bekka and co-blog with her. I am still so proud of how well my solo blog has done and trying to decide if I want to keep this blog active or not has been a rough decision.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
I’m pretty sure it was this one: Do ARCs Symbolize Blogger Status?

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
My review of All the Rage by Courtney Summers.

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Society6 would be my pick. It’s not technically a bookish site, but it’s where I’ve bought a lot of things including 2 bookish coffee mugs that I absolutely LOVE.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I had to lower my Goodreads reading goal twice this year. It was the only reading goal I really had, but I had such a rough reading year. I did meet that goal though, so YAY me!


Looking Ahead
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
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2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
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3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
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 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
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5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
I want to read 150 books in 2016. That is over double what I read this year, but since this year was terrible, I’m aiming high and going to challenge myself.

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone?
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So let me know if you did this survey and if we share any of the same answers.

2014 Annual End Of The Year Survey

This end of the year survey is hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner. Go check out Jamie’s survey and link up your survey with hers.

So check out my responses to the survey questions and see if you agree or disagree with any of my answers.

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Number Of Books You Read:

127. Next year I need to hike up my Goodreads Challenge because I met my challenge back when it was still summer.

Number of Re-Reads:

I don’t think I had any re-reads this year.

Genre You Read The Most From:

 YA Contemporary

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1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

Oh crap-cakes, this is going to be hard. 
Contemporary

-The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
-Pointe by Brandy Colbert
-Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills
-Stronger Than You Know by Jolene Perry
-Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Fantasy

-The Young Elites by Marie Lu
-The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Dystopian

-Captive (Pawn #2) by Aimee Carter

Historical
-Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Paranormal
-(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
-Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

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

-The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
-Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 

-Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley. This book surprised me in a wonderful way.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

-Pointe by Brandy Colbert

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

-Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
-Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

-Anne Blankman

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

-Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

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

-The Young Elites by Marie Lu

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

-Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
-The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?

-The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

-The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

-Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Lynn Armentrout
-Captive (Pawn #2) by Aimee Carter

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

-Adelina from The Young Elites

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?
-Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?

-Little Peach by Peggy Kern

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 

 -Burn For Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

“Maybe there were a hundred different ways to fall in love.” The Kiss of Deception

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

  -Longest book: Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry (544 pages)
-Shortest book: Red At Night (e-novella) by Katie McGarry (84 pages)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

-The Jewel by Amy Ewing 

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

-Gretchen & Daniel from Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
-Paige & Max from The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

-Erin and her mom from Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

-The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
-Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Lynn Armentrout

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

-17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

-Raffe from The Kiss of Deception

-Max from The Start of Me and You

-Daniel from Prisoner of Night and Fog

-Bodie from Faking Normal

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

 -Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

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

 -The Young Elites by Marie Lu
-The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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

-Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?

-Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills
-The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

-Pointe by Brandy Colbert. So good and so under-appreciated.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

-Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills
-The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

-Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker
-Feral by Holly Schindler

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

-Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor. This book absolutely infuriated me.

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

-Too numerous to count. I found some great ones though.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014? 

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Lynn Armentrout.

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

The Healing Process– Where I talked about life after the ending of an engagement and how I was doing since finding out I was being cheated on.

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

-The virtual event that Bloomsbury held for their reviewers. It allowed us to see what books Bloomsbury had coming out in the Spring of 2015. It was such a fun event.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?

-Again, Bloomsbury’s getting a lot of love from me. My best moment would have to be when I started receiving the upcoming catalogs in my email. It may sound weird, but that was when I really started to feel significant.

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

2014 Debut Authors Bash– 101 views


8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

If We Were Having Coffee #1– This was cathartic for me and I was excited to do it. 

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

-Book Outlet. I’ve placed two orders with them and have gotten so many awesome books at majorly discounted prices.

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

 -Aside from the Goodreads Challenge that I blew out of the water, I really didn’t reach any of the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of the year.
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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?

 -The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?

-What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
-Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

This is going to be yet another difficult category
-Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard
-The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2) by Mary E. Pearson
-Diamonds Are Forever ( The Secret Diamond Sisters #3) by Michelle Madow

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

 -Go to YallWest in April since BEA is still a bit pricey for me.
6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

                                            -The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
                                -Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills

So, tell me some of your favorite books of 2014.