30 December 2015

2015 End of Year Book Survey

The End of Year Book Survey was created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner and I thought it would be a great way to recap my first year of blogging.


2015 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 58
Number of Re-Reads: 5
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult, followed by Fantasy

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
It's hard to narrow down to just one book, so my favourites are...

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

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

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Pass. I have no idea.

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
The Stars Never Rise (The Stars Never Rise, #1)The Elite (The Selection, #2)Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Leah ScheierAlice ClaytonVeronica RothKatie Hamstead

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

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Divergent (Divergent, #1)

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

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

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
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Probably Tris (Divergent)

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

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

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

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
"It breaks my heart the way young girls pick themselves over, never thinking they're good enough. You make sure you always remember, you're exactly the way you're supposed to be. Exactly. And anyone who says otherwise, well, poppycock." - Caroline's grandmother, Wallbanger (Cocktail #1), Alice Clayton

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
All Is Bright by Sarah Pekkanen

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Deceptive CadenceDiverging Cadence

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
The Book Thief

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
I read a lot of new authors this year so I think I'll just have to go with...

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

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

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

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

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

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

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

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

Book Blogging 


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
As this is my first year, are so many... here's a few...

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
Well... this is a difficult one... and I really can't answer it. 

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
I haven't done any discussion posts this year, but I have a few prepared for next year.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
COYER! I read so much and had a great time

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
Meeting people who actually read (my family don't read)

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

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

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
I'm fairly happy with the love I got... it is only my first year and I really did not expect to have so many views.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Again, as it's my first year, probably Netgalley (weirdly enough, due to requesting, it's probably the worst too)

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Nope, I had set myself a goal of 75, but I only made 58.

Looking Ahead


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

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

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

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

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016
Two things: 
Read more
Try my hand at discussion posts

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

4 comments:

  1. Ooh '89 Walls has been on my kindle for a bit but I haven't got to it yet! And I haven't even heard of Your Voice Is All I Hear! Great year in books!

    My 2015 Survey!

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    1. You really should read '89 Walls! It is such a great book and I learnt a ton of American History too! Your Voice Is All I Hear is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.

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  2. I loved reading your survey because I haven't heard of most of the books, so you've given me some new titles to check out! I think my favourite question in each survey that I've read so far this year is the "best book of 2015" because each person's is so different, and I've already added some awesome new books to my teetering TBR pile -- tee hee! Here's to another great year of reading and blogging =)

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    1. I'm glad I've given you some new titles. Good luck with you TBR haha! I know mine is increasing quite a bit with these surveys. So many great books being recommended!

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