2015||| End-of-the-year book survey

January 01, 2016

It's the end of 2015 already (what?! How?!) I feel like I was watching the ball drop on TV just yesterday! I'm pretty sure the years keep speeding up (not sure how but....) Anyways, the reading survey that Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner created looked like fun so I couldn't resist trying to complete it! (P.s that gorgeous graphic is from Jamie's blog... actually all graphics are from her blog :)
(P.p.s My New-years bookish blogging resolutions should be up tomorrow :)

So without further ado let's get into it!

Number of books I read: 49 

Number of re-reads: I'm in the middle of a re-read of DOSAB but none this year besides that...

Genre I read the most from: W/out looking I ca safely say I read mostly fantasy this year.

Best book I read in 2015
  • I feel like I have to give this one to Don't Look Back by: Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Book I was excited about & thought I was going to love more but didn't:
  • Red Queen by: Victoria Aveyard

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book I read
  • Heir of Fire by: Sarah J Maas. I thought I was going to struggle with it's massive size but that didn't happen :)

Book I "pushed" the most people to read (and they did)
  • I pushed Vengeance Road on a lot of people (and some of my pushing payed off?)

Best series I started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?: 
  • I didn't start many series this year BUT I did think the Young Elites was super promising (also Marie Lu.)
  • Opposition by: Jennifer L Aremntrout was best sequel (that ending though...)
  • I'm gonna cheat and say Opposition again xD

Favorite New author you discovered in 2015
  • (This may also be cheating but) all the 2016 debut authors. All of them have been nothing but kind :)

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

  • Fall Out girl by: L. Duarte (which was contemporary and New Adult) definitely not something I would have reached for by myself.

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

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by: Sarah J Maas. This book was just soooooooo good.

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

  • If I'm being honest then probably ACOTAR :')

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?:

  • Everything, Everything by: Nicola Yoon (it's so pretty!)

Most memorable character of 2015?:

  • Feyre (because I'm a little a lot obsessed w/ ACOTAR)

Most beautifully written book read in 2015?:

  • I don't think it could have been any other book besides The Perks of being a wallflower by: Stephen Chbosky

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?:

  • Wonder by: R.J Palacio :')

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

  • Graceling by: Kiersten Cashore 

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

"'I Would die for you. But I won't live for you.'"
-(movie in) The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?:

  • Shortest: Rat Queens by: Kurtis J Wiebe
  • Longest: (I believe) Heir of Fire by: Sarah J Maas

Book that shocked you the most:

  • The Young Elites by: Marie Lu (hahahaha crying)

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

  • Kat and Daemon (from the Lux series; JLA) FOREVERRRRRR

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year:

  • The Lunar Chronicles gang :)

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

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by: Sarah J Maas

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

  • The Witch Hunter by: Virginia Boecker

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?:

  • Rhysand from ACOTAR by: Sarah J Maas (I can practically feel people judging me through the screen xD)

Best 2015 debut you read?:
  • Everything, Everything by: Nicola Yoon (I only read 2 debuts but E,E was still fantastic)

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?:

  • Heir of Fire by: Sarah J Maas (Sarah can do no wrong with her worlds)

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

  • I'd have to go with... Is everyone hanging out without me? (and other concerns) by: Mindy Kaling

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?:

  • Volition by: Lily Paradis *hyperventilates* 

Hidden Gem Of The Year?:

  • Downcast by: Cait Reynolds (I received this book for review on Netgalley and LOVED it. I rarely find Hades/Persephone stories that I enjoy but THIS BOOK...)

Book That Crushed Your Soul?:

  • The Book Thief by: Markus Zusak (the ending though :')

 Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?: 

  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by: 

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

  • The Heir by: Kiera Cass (I don't remember the last time a character has utterly and completely pissed me off, at least a character that's not the targeted antagonist, but Eadlyn was absolutely horrible.)

New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?:

  • TwirlingPages.com which is ran by the lovely Xan. Xan's blog is absolutely stunning and I think the amazingness of her posts is something that I can aspire to in 2016 and on =D

Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?:

  • My first review EVER which was for The Bane Chronicles by: Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan. It really shows my growth from when I first started blogging this year to now. You can view it here.

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

  • I really loved my Badlands book tag post! Halsey is da bomb dot com and it was so much fun creating a tag for the album :)

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

  • I got the chance to meet Rae Carson back in September! *squeals* (I also got the pleasure of seeing Susan Dennard for the second time at that signing as well) If you have any interest in reading further into my experience then you can click here! =D

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?:

  • When I found out I got into the Truthwitch street team :) Being in the Firewitch clan has been an experience I'm extremely thankful for. Sondra, Megan, Em, Aneli, and I have the best conversations and I can't believe it's almost release date (ahhhhh!)

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

  • Finding time to do both, I would say. This year I'll be, hopefully, posting more frequently as well as prioritizing reading more.

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

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?:

  • Any of my book reviews. Writing reviews can be a time-consuming process and when I only get 20 views on a review then it doesn't give me the best feeling. I would really like to get a discussion going on about the books featured on my blog (and beyond :)

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

  • Wild Rumpus book store in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It's one of my new favorite places (if only it was a few states closer xD) If you want to see my experience, as well as see some pictures of the store, then you can click here!

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

  • I haven't fully been a part of the community for a year so I set no goals at the beginning of 2015 (which makes it slightly harder to accomplish said goal xD)

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

  • Blackhearts by: Nicole Castroman (Since it's and ARC I'm definitely prioritizing it)

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

  • I can't choose between Lady Midnight, and Laini Taylor's book coming this fall...

2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?:

  • Nope. It's impossible to pick one. Here's a list of a few I'm anticipating... da list

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

  • A Court of Mist and Fury by: Sarah J Maas... I need this book yesterday *looks into distance*

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

  • I hope to do/accomplish a mammoth amount of things this year so I'm just making a post for this topic :)

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

  • I do recommend This is Where it Ends by: Marieke Nijkamp even though it wasn't my piece of cake (if that makes any since xD)

Finally done with the questions at last!
Could you relate to any of my survey answers?

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!

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