Wednesday, 6 January 2016

2015 End of Year Book Survey

2015 end of year survey
(Logo & title images from the original post, made by Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner)
This was inspired by @Confessions of a Book Addict and @A Frolic through Fiction. Go check out their blogs if you have not already.

This is going to be a long pose, so bring a snack with you or

a nice cup of tea. Now, let's get on with this survey....

reading stats
Number of books you read: Around 40
Number of Rereads: 5
Genre you read the most from: Young Adult Fantasy
Best in books

Best book you read in 2015?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard or The Falconer by Elizabeth May or The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson or The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Book you were excited about and thought you were going

to love more but you didn't.
This would be Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood. I definitely thought I’d give it five stars and I ended up only giving it three and a half but I may read the sequel.

Most surprising (in a good or bad way) book that you

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I dreaded having to read this (my mom wanted me to) and I enjoyed it more than I thought that I would. I didn’t love it but it was a pretty good read and I saw some of the movies as well.

Book you “pushed” most people to read (and they did)?

Cinder, the first book in The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.

Best series you started in 2015? Best sequel of 2015? Best

series ender of 2015?
Best series I started: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Best sequel: The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason
Best Series Ender:  Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen

Favourite new author you discovered in 2015?

Victoria Aveyard and Elizabeth May.

Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of

your comfort zone?

               Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke


Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. This was the best book and I don’t know how I managed to put it down when the teachers told me to.

Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-

Read Next Year?
The Young Elites by Marie Lu because this book was amazing!

Favourite cover of a book you read in 2015?

There’s a lot but I’ll narrow it down. It would have to be The Falconer by Elizabeth May or In the Time of Dragon Moon by Janet Lee Carey. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard would come in close though.

Most memorable character of 2015?

Either Aileana Kameron from The Falconer or Essie and Dane from Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis.

Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

Well I adored Melanie Dickerson’s writing style in The Fairiest Beauty.

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

That’s a good question. Probably Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling because I was re-reading this book and it was just as amazing the second time.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Yes I know what you are all thinking but I did try for two years and I could never manage to get through it without hurtling it across the room until this year. And that movie broke my heart.

15. Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In

I actually have no idea. I’m going to have to go with a quote from Red Queen or Mockingjay.
“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.”
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
“That what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that. So after, when he whispers, “You love me. Real or not real?” I tell him, “Real.”
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins [Can I just say that that quote can literally bring me to tears all by itself]

Shortest & Longest book you read in 2015?

Shortest: The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
Longest: The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Book that shocked you the most?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. That betray though.

OTP of the year (you will go down with this ship!)

Okay. I have two.
#1 Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games Trilogy
#2 Kai and Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles

Favourite non-romantic relationship of the year?

Puck and Meghan Chase from The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.  They’re best friends and I like their relationship just the way it is.

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

Read Previously?
The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I read her Legend Trilogy last year.

Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based 

SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer


The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Okay I have tons. I’m just going to list a few. [And basically I’m picking many of the ‘bad boys’]
Kiaran from The Falconer.
Kaden from The Kiss of Deception
Dane from Stitching Snow
Prince Kai from Cinder
Okay don’t shoot me but I do love Maven from Red Queen.

Best 2015 debut you read?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

The sci-fi world of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN 

To Read?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins [I think I died while reading Mockingjay.]

Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis. I have an obsession with this book.

Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I was in shock for a couple hours...days

Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson

Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily 

mean you didn’t like it)?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
blogging life

New favourite book blog you discovered in 2015?


Favourite review that you wrote in 2015?

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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

Probably my Tis the Season book tag as I finally did a book tag and am proud of doing it.

Best event that you participated in (author signings, 

festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?  

I don’t think I took part in any events...

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

Starting my own blog.

Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life

this year?

Trying to find time to read and write.

Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by 

comments or views)?  

I’m not sure exactly.

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

All of my reviews.

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

I discovered Thrift Books that is an online website and has a lot of books for pretty cheap.

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you

had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

My Goodreads goal though I set it really low because I set it in July or something.
looking ahead

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your 

Number 1 Priority in 2016?

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and Rook by Sharon Cameron

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

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

A Study in Charlotte by Brittney Cavallaro


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

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
The third Young Elites book by Marie Lu
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your 

Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

I’d love to get to 100 Followers and possibly 2,000 Views!

A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To 


I haven’t read any 2016 releases yet.

Thanks so much for sticking with me till the end of this post.  Please stay tuned for some more annual posts and some book reviews coming up real soon. Bye! Love you all!

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