31 December 2014

2nd Annual End of Year Book Survey - 2014 Edition!

Number Of Books You Read: 107 (technically 108, since I read The Bell Jar twice)
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: Probably contemporary

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)

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The one that disappointed me the most is probably Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy. I preordered it, waited and waited for it to arrive and started reading it the minute I received it and I did  not like the book.. I was seriously devestated.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 
Probably Waiting on the Sidelines (Waiting on the Sidelines #1) by Ginger Scott, it is a coming-of-age love story and I had a hard time getting into it but I ended up absolutely loving it.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
Wonder by R.J. Palacio.. I even got my friends to buy the book

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
The best series I started AND finished in 2014 is either Pivot Point by Kasie West or Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The best sequel and series ender is probably also books in those series..

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?
I discovered a bunch of new authors in 2014, these are the ones I read multiple books from:
Beth Revis and Kasie West

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson since it is my very first high fantasy book/series and The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never #1) by J.A. Redmerski since it was my very first new adult book

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Probably Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington or Tear You Apart by Sarah Crossan - absolutely loved those books and I could not put them down. 

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Landline by Rainbow Rowell during wintertime or maybe Wonder when I'm in the mood for it

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?
I've chosen 2...

11. Most memorable character of 2014?
Hmm Auggie from Wonder, Vin from The Final Empire and Madison Nichols from Accidentally Married

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

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

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 
I have to pick Across the Universe by Beth Revis since it's the only book I loved, which I didn't discover or had on my TBR before 2014

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
 “Neal didn't take Georgie's breath away. Maybe the opposite. But that was okay--that was really good, actually, to be near someone who filled your lungs with air.” 
-Landline by Rainbow Rowell

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
Peter Panda Melts Down - 40 pages and The Final Empire with 647 pages

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
Deception Point by Dan Brown or Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Madison and Jared from Accidentally Married

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Georgie and Seth from Landline

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
The Bell Jar, I think. I had to read it for a paper and my teacher was the first one who raved about it.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Ethan from Between the Lives

23. Best 2014 debut you read?
Feather Bound by Sarah Raughly

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
The Across the Universe series by Beth Revis

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

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
Rain (Rain #1) by Christie Cote

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Red at Night by Katie McGarry

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Wonder... I was mad at the other kids but I absolutely love the book

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?
Daring Damsels, which is Ebony's blog - a great friend of mine.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?   
Probably Wonder 

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

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I was supposed to go to a major book event here in Denmark but I was sick so I couldn't go. I haven't really participated in anything else but read-a-thons this year and I failed miserably at most of them.. 

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?  
Well, I got one saying that I was missed and my posts was missed and they were looking forward to when I came back - that made my day!

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

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?   
I have been MIA for a while, but one of my most recent posts that I wish had got a little more love is my shameful book confessions - it was quite fun to do. 

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? 
There's Libib, which is an app that allows you to categorize your entire library. I don't think I've discovered that much really.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Check out my reflecting on 2014 post

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
This is a really tough one since I don't really have any... But maybe Shattered by Tery Teri so I can finish the Slated trilogy, start A Game of Thrones or maybe continue the Mistborn series

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?   
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven or Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?    
Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas - her first actual book, I believe

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?
   This is a tough one since I don't really read series.. But maybe Golden Sun, the sequel to Red Rising which I have yet to read.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?
Just continue blogging, I guess, I've had a hard time finding the time for it these last months. 

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Tear You Apart by Sarah Crossan

Have you filled out the end of the year survey or are you planning to?

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