Wednesday, 31 December 2014

End of Year Book Survey 2014

2014 End Of Year Book Survey

2014 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read: 72
Number of Re-Reads: I have no clue
 Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult – Fantasy

Best In Books
Best Book You Read In 2014?
Storm’s Siren by Mary Weber – This book had everything I liked; the plotline, characters and the writing style were awesome and the cliff-hanger ending has me super excited for the sequel!  
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – My friend raved about this book so maybe my expectations were too high but I and this book didn’t click.

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – I didn’t know what to expect from this book but it turned out to be really good 

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – When I read this book this year I loved it so much that I forced my friends and my sister to read it.
Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
Best First Book in Series – Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Best Sequel – Cress by Marissa Meyer
Best Series Ender – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – I didn’t read any series enders published in 2014  
Favourite new author you discovered in 2014?
Kendall Kulper
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
The Body Electric by Beth Revis
Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Favourite cover of a book you read in 2014?
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Most memorable character of 2014?
Alina  Chase from Soulprint by Megan Miranda  
Most beautifully written book read in 2014?
The Gift by Alison Croggon  
Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
 Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
Sister’s Red by Jackson Pearce  
 Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
“I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own." - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
 Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?
Shortest – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Longest – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

 Book That Shocked You The Most
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau  
Penryn and Raffe from World After by Susan Ee
 Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Cath and Reagan from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell  
 Favourite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
 Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure
Half Bad by Sally Green
 Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Simon from The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare
 Best 2014 debut you read?
The Rain by Virginia Bergin
 Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
 Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Lottie Biggs is (not) Mad by Hayley Long
 Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
 Hidden Gem Of The Year?
A Drowned Maiden’s Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz  
 Book That Crushed Your Soul?
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
 Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich 

New favourite book blog you discovered in 2014? 
 I haven’t really been following many book blogs this year so I can’t really say
Favourite review that you wrote in 2014?
The Body Electric by Beth Revis
 Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
My reveal it post
   Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting On Wednesday
Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?
Starting my blog
Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Views – WOW I had 76 views
Comments – TOT I had 17 comments
Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
My first review
Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
The Book Depository
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I completed my challenges on reading books from male authors and read books on my TBR pile that weren’t released in 2014 

Looking Ahead
One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers   

 Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
 Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?  
A Winner’s Crime  by Marie Rutkoski
One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?
To read more debut novels – I’ve read a mixture of both older and newer books this year but I’d like to try reading more debut novels and also read from a range of new authors
A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone

Soulprint by Megan Miranda 

1 comment:

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