Tuesday, December 30, 2014

End Of The Year Book Survey!

To quote the creator  of this Survey...
"My silly little survey I created for myself to highlight what I read in 2010 suddenly grew when a bunch of others jumped in and has turned into such a fun end of year event that I have LOVED hosting and has made my TBR list grow crazily! Seriously, 369 people linked up last year and I know even more participated on their blogs and on Youtube!! So without further ado: the 5th annual End of Year Book Survey!
I know the year isn’t over yet but, as I said in year’s past, this is the time I start reflecting on what I’ve read and start looking ahead because I NEVER get much reading done during December with the holidays and what not!I’ll be filling mine out within the next day or so but I’ll be revising if I happen to read something absolutely earth shattering that would need to be on here!
So feel to fill this out whenever you feel like it…whether that’s today or in January   — I know everybody will want to reflect at different points! Feel free to link up and share your End of Year Book Survey and visit others on the list!

Note: The survey is for books you read throughout the year, no matter when they were published, and is not limited to just books that came out in 2014!!"

The creator of this survey is Perpetual Page Turner

Number Of Books You Read: (As of this moment) 97
Number of Re-Reads: 0 I didn't re-read anything this year (so far anyways)
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)
Fantasy: Throne Of Glass, Crown Of Midnight, Heir Of Fire  by Sarah J Maas

Contemporary: I Am The Messenger  by Markus Zusak  

Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic: The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra  Bracken  

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

    Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.. it just wasn't as fantastic as every body seems to think it is.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 

Definitely Kissed by Kimberly Loth! I was sent a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, and truth be told, her book was one of my first R2R books. It was phenomenal and it left me wanting more.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

      Probably The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken  

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

Best Series started in 2014 would have to be.. Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas. Best Sequel would have to be Never Fade by Alexandra  Bracken. Best series ender would have to be Up From The Grave by Jeaniene  Frost.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

               Probably April Genevieve  Tucholke  

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

            I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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

                       Heir Of Fire by Sarah J Maas

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

                     Insurgent by Veronica  Roth

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Tough one.. I mean there's Tris Prior, Ruby Daly, and Celeana Sardothien   (I choose them all, can't decide)

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

            The Darkest Minds by Alexandra  Bracken  

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?

       The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson  

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 

                 Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

"They  weren't afraid of the ones who died, they were afraid of us, the ones who lived...." The Darkest Minds by Alexandra  Bracken  

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?

Shortest: Blackbird by Anna Carey

Longest: Heir Of Fire by Sarah J Maas

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Liam & Ruby from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Rowan & Celeana from the Throne Of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Twice Tempted from the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

                   Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

                             Chaol  Westfall   <3

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

                       Perfected by Kate Jarvik  Birch

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

                  Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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

I don't think I read any books that were particularly funny.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas, In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken, & Allegiant by Veronica Roth

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

                          Kissed by Kimberly Loth

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

                         Allegiant by Veronica  Roth  

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

                      Alienated by Melissa  Landers  

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

                 Heir Of Fire by Sarah J Maas

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

 Mundial Moms, Dark Faerie Tales, Whimsical Reader, there's more but can't name them off the top of my head.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014? 

 The review I wrote for I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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

 My top 10 Tuesday posts

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

 Blog tours

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?

 When I discovered Bookoutlet.Com  and  their ridiculously low prices

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

 My Top 10 Tuesday posts usually rack in a lot of comments

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

                                         My review posts

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

Refer to question 5

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

I set my goal on the Goodreads challenge to 80 and I surpassed that goal!

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?

 The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

Write more reviews on this blog

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

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