Wednesday, December 30, 2015

End of Year Book Survey 2015

Hosted by Perpetual Page Turner

Number Of Books You Read: 150
Number of Re-Reads: 2 - Clearly I wasn't into re-reading this year. 
Genre You Read The Most From: Paranormal which happens to be my favorite Genre

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)
This one is tough because I had so many books I loved. 

Sci fi - Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 
Dystopia - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 

Fantasy - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Paranormal - Fire in the Wood by Jennifer M. Eaton

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? 
I didn't have very many books I didn't enjoy this year. I guess I just did a lot of really good picking this round. 

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? 
Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews was so not what I expected when I started it. Super surprising but in a very good way. It was wow. The cover was what captured my attention.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I pushed Red Queen & A Court of Thorns and Roses the most. 

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Best series I started - The Collector by Victoria Scott - I have read the first I still need to finish it. 
Best Sequel - Lust by Alyssa Rose Ivy  - Impatiently waiting for the next one. 
Best series Enders - The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani - I was so sad to see it end but it did end well. 

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
My favorite new author of 2015 would be Talon by Julie Kagawa. I've got several of her books but never started one till Talon which I loved. 
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
 The best book out of my comfort zone would be....none. I was kind of boring this year not straying to far from my typical genre. I do plan to read a few next year. 

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
 The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly was action packed loaded with thrilling moments that kept me on the edge of my seat. It was an amazing book and I can totally see myself reading it again. 

 9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I typically tend to wait a few years before doing a re-read so I can't think at the moment of any that I plan to re-read next year. 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
Dream a little Dream by Kerstin Gier - A captivating story with a stunning cover. 

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
I would have to say Tate & Miles from Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. It doesn't help it's one of my favorites and I can't wait to see the movie next year. 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
 Confess by Colleen Hoover is one of the most beautifully written book I read in 2015. It is so well done in true Colleen Hoover fashion. 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
I typically stay in fiction and haven't read any non-fiction so I would have to choose The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon. It was one of those books I read in a day it captured my heart. Well written. 

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? 
 Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck - My first book by the author and I can't believe I waited so long. Plus side I don't have to wait for the next book in the series for a while. 

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
Hero by Samantha Young
“If that tired you out we need to get your stamina up. You should have been in the gym with me and Henry.”
I wrinkled my nose. “Um, no. The gym and I parted ways a long time ago. I’m in a relationship with Pilates and we’re very happy together.”
“Dancing,” Effie said, “now, that’s exercise and it’s fun. I’ve never seen the attraction in sitting in some smelly gym lifting weights.”
“Hear, hear,” I muttered.
“And then of course there’s sex. Lots and lots of sex.”
Caine’s fork clattered to his plate. He looked vaguely ill.
The snort I was trying to hold back bubbled up out of me and then Effie started cackling with laughter. It was infectious. I couldn’t stop my own from joining hers.
Caine looked from her to me, his lips pinched together. Finally he settled his irritation on me. “I will eat all of the lemon meringue pie,” he warned.

The thought cut off my laughter. “You can’t. Effie won’t let you.”

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Shortest - Heat Wave by  Rachel Real 
Longest - The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani 

How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this year that was the shortest and longest.

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
 Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews fit's this one to because while reading it I had a bunch of omg open mouth moments. 

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
 Daisy & Owen totally meant to be....they fit the OTP perfectly. 
Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?
 Whiteout by Nikki Jefford Aurora and Dante they may have been romantic but it's just friends now. 

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
I've read most of Alyssa Rose Ivy's books and Soar is the most recent which I enjoyed.  

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline was suggested and actually my book club read the book. We all loved it, with it's 80's pop culture it was very enjoyable.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
I don't have fictional crushes. I married my soulmate. 

23. Best 2015 debut you read?
I love debut novels and this years best one was Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I love it so much can't wait for the new one. 

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge I felt had some great world building. It was a interesting world that our characters lived in. 

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
 Nuts by Alice Clayton was a lot of fun. My husband kept asking me why I was giggling or blushing through most of the story. 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
 November 9 by Colleen Hoover but all her books make me cry. 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
 Ella, The Slayer by A.W. Exley - I've not seen a lot of hype but this one for being not well know was a unique spin on a classic. 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
 Dawn by Alyssa Rose Ivy because it's over. At least her characters always seem to come back. 

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
 Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama my first ever Manga and it rocked. 

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James this one still frustrates me even though it was February when I originally read it. However the movie wasn't bad. 

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
 All of them? Does that sound conceited? I'm my own worst critic so I'm over critical of my reviews to start I couldn't pic a favorite. 

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
 I've not done many if at all discussion posts successfully one of the many things I hope to change in the new year. 

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
 I haven't taken part of any events this year. Lots of tours and reviews but being shy keeps me from these. 

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Scoring a review copy of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Top Ten Tuesday posts got lots of attention as well as Feature and Follow Fridays. 

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Lot of my reviews because I worked really hard on them. 

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Instagram - I'm an addict and you know you want to follow me =D

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I completed several but not all. (here) I'm still in the process of updating I'm a slacker. 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
 Glass sword by Victoria Aveyard - It's sitting on the shelf just didn't make it to it yet. 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
 A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas - Really enjoyed the first one.  

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
 Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie - I like the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting. 

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
 I don't want to think of a series I love ending. However Mercy Thompson's new book Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs will be out in March just in time for my Birthday. 

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
 More discussion posts these are really hard for me. 

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
 None yet....but I have a huge stack I plan to read.  

It was honestly a great year looking forward to 2016

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