Friday, December 5, 2014

2014 end of the year book survey

I didn't really start blogging until May, so doing an end of the year survey seems silly to me because all my readers probably already know my answers. But alas, I saw Jamie's 2014 end of the year book survey on her blog The Perpetual Page-Turner and I figured why not? I love surveys. Back in the olden days of MySpace I did tons and tons of surveys. I don't know why I love them so much, but this one looks like fun!

2014 Reading Stats:

Number Of Books You Read: 59 (almost 60!)

Number of Re-Reads: 7

Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy/ YA

Best in Books

Best book you read in 2014: Oh man, that's really hard. I'm going to cheat and just say Neal Shusterman's Unwind Dystology.

Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn't: Ugh, Dark Eden by Chris Beckett. Don't waste your time. 

Most surprising (in a good or bad way) book you read in 2014: Panic By Lauren Oliver

Book you "pushed" the most people to read (and they did) in 2014: Probably Panic again, mostly because no one seems to get around to reading the books I suggest.

Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel? Best Series Ender:The 5th Wave By Rick Yancey, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, Dreams of Gods & Monsters By Laini Taylor

Favorite new author you discovered in 2014: Stephanie Perkins

Best book from a genre you don't typically read/ out of your comfort zone: Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Book you read in 2014 that you are most likley to reread next year: Lola and the Boy Next Door By Stephanie Perkins

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014: Inkheart By Cornelia Funke

Most memorable characters of 2014: Deryn Sharp (Leviathan), Arya Stark (ASOIAF), Karou (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), Sadie Carter (Kane Chronicles)

Most beautifully written book read in 2014: Oh wow, I have to say The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender By Leslye Walton

Most-thought provoking/ life-changing book of 2014: Before I fall By Lauren Oliver
Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read: Ender's Game By Orson Scott Card

Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2014: Nope, nope, don't have an answer for this one. I write in my books, and I underline every passage that I really like, so I can't pinpoint one exactly that sticks out from all the other beautiful passages I have read.

Shortest/longest book you read in 2014: The Merlin Prophecy By Meg Cabot(Graphic Novel), A Dance with Dragons By George R.R. Martin

Book that shocked you the most: Um...Unwind? That book is effed up!

OTP of the year: Hmm...Percy and Annabeth.

Favorite non-romantic relationship: Harry Potter and Hermione Granger

Favorite book you read in 2014 from an author you've read previously:The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot

Best book you read in 2014 that you read based solely on a recommendation from someone else: Unwind

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014: Jon Snow (ASOIAF)

Best 2014 debut you read: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender By Leslye Walton

Best world-building/most vivid setting you read this year: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy By Laini Taylor or City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. 

Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read: Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2014: Blood Red Road By Moira Young...tears of joy when it was finally over.

Hidden gem of the year: Songs of Willow Frost By Jamie Ford

Book that crushed your soul: Allegiant, why? Did you just rip-off Gattaca? 

Most unique book you read in 2014: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Book that made you the most mad: The One by Kiera Cass

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014: The Broke And The Bookish

Favorite review that you wrote in 2014: I don't really know, probably the 5th Wave

Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog: Star Wars or Star Trek

Best event that you participated in: SCI-FI NOVEMBER!!!

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014: When Epic Reads picked up my dumb, dumb blog post about how much I like their book nerds problems video campaign. 

Most popular post this year on your blog: See above

Post you wished got a little more love: Any of my posts from my Tired of Dystopia Series

Best bookish discovery: Doylestown Bookshop. It's rare I buy from any other bookstore. I love shopping local!

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year: Not yet! My goal is to read 60 books, so I'm almost there!

Looking Ahead

One book you didn't get to in 2014 but will be your number 1 priority in 2015: Dune By Frank Herbert

Book you are most anticipating for 2015 (non-debut): Royal Wedding By Meg Cabot

2015 debut you are most anticipating: I don't think I really have one, I'm really bad at keeping up with new releases. 

Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2015: Um...Royal Wedding again.

One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2015: Network with more bloggers!

A 2015 release you've already read and recommend to everyone: Haven't read any yet.