Friday, January 1, 2016

The 2015 End of Year Book Survey: 2nd Edition

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Hey everyone! I'm participating in another book survey created by Perpetual Page Turner and I'll tell other fellow book bloggers how I've done during the year of 2015!

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Number Of Books You Read: 43
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

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1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

This is going to be a bit tricky since I've read a lot of great books this year, but I'll break it down into three categories:

Picture Book:  Hey Willy, See the Pyramids by Maira Kalman
Graphic Novel: Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Young Adult / Adult: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. I've heard so many good things about this book and even though I thought it was interesting, I didn't think it was as perfect as many people said it was.

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

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout really surprised me in a good way as I didn't expect to really enjoy that book or the characters.  But the book's plot and it's hero Daemon Black made me really fall in love with this book!

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

 I've pushed a lot of people to read "Rat Queens" by Kurtis J. Wiebe and most of the comic book fans had read this series and loved it!

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?

Best series I've started in 2015: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Best Sequel of 2015: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Best Series Ender of 2015: I haven't really read a book that concluded any series this year.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

 Sarah J. Maas has become one of my most favorite new authors this year!

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

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. Normally, I don't read a lot of fictional books that take place in a realistic and historical setting, but this book managed to make me take interest in historical fiction novels!

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

 I was really into "The Assassin's Blade" by Sarah J. Maas and that book was just full of adventure and action throughout the story!

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

 I'm probably going to re-read "The Assassin's Blade" by Sarah J. Maas since I'm planning on reading the next book "Throne of Glass" soon!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

 I loved the cover of "The Assassin's Blade" by Sarah J. Maas as it looked so creative and intense!

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

 Obviously, it was Daemon Black of "Obsidian" by Jennifer L. Armentrout as he was a truly hardcore bad boy hero who was so intriguing to read about!

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.  Every thing that Anne said in that book was so beautifully poetic and emotional that I found myself falling in love with the writing of this book!

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

 Again, "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery. That book made me really think about the importance of life and how you have to enjoy your life while you can.

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

 And once again, "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery.  That was a book that was often shown in middle school, but I didn't read this book until just recently!

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

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?


The longest book I've read this year was "Grave Mercy" by Robin LaFevers as it was over 500 pages and the shortest book I've read was The Hungry Giant of the Tundra by Teri Sloat which was 32 pages long.

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

"The Assassin's Blade" by Sarah J. Maas really shocked me around the middle and the end of the story as I didn't expect such plot twists to pop up in the story so soon!

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

Daemon and Katy from "Obsidian" by Jennifer L. Armentrout seem like the perfect couple to me (once they get over their initial hostility towards each other)!

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

 I just loved Anne and Diana's friendship with each other in "Anne of Green Gables" as it shows that they are willing to go through life with each other no matter what odds are against them!

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

 Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.  I've read "Cinder" previously and I've really enjoyed it and I finally got around to reading the sequel "Scarlet" and I loved it just as much as "Cinder!"

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

I've actually read "Rat Queens" by Kurtis J. Wiebe because many of my comic book friends were urging me to read this series and I wasn't disappointed!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

 Once again, I just fell in love with Daemon Black from "Obsidian" by Jennifer L. Armentrout as his bad boy persona was just too sexy for me!

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

 Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan was created in 2015 and I really enjoyed it!

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

 I found the world of "Saga" Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan to be so strange yet wonderful at the same time!

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

 I had a good time reading "Rat Queens" by Kurtis J. Wiebe as it was hilarious as much as it was adventurous!

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

 The last half of "Anne of Green Gables" nearly made me cry as the book suddenly became sad towards the end.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

 Shadow Game by Christine Feehan was another book that I really enjoyed this year and was quite surprised with how much I really liked this book!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

 The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas manage to crush my soul whenever the main heroine gets into trouble with many people or is forced to do things that she does not want to do.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

 "Rat Queens" by Kurtis J. Wiebe had a pretty unique premise and universe that I had never seen in any comic book since "Saga."

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

 There were some parts in "Scarlet" by Marissa Meyer that frustrated me a bit, especially whenever Scarlet doesn't listen to some of the characters in the book when they try to warn her about the mysterious situations going on in her town.

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

 My Soul Called Life. I have actually discovered this blog years ago, but I've been really enjoying this blog this year and I just had to mention this blog as my favorite for this year!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

 I really enjoyed writing the review for "Obsidian" by Jennifer L. Armentrout, especially since that was the highest rated review of 2015 on Goodreads!

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

 Whenever I did a "Feature and Follow Friday" post, they always seem to get a lot of other bloggers commenting on my posts and I really enjoy answering the questions that come from that meme!

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

 The best event I participated in was in the book blitz for Touched by a Phoenix by Sophia Byron since this was the first book blitz I had ever participated in.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

Probably completing one of my book challenges for the year since this is the first year I had ever completed a book challenge!

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

When I ended up getting a new job this year, I was struggling with trying to read up to 40 books this year since my job made it nearly impossible for me to have some reading time to myself.

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

 Whenever I did a "Feature and Follow Friday" post on this blog, they tend to get a lot of comments from other bloggers (as well as new followers)!

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

 I actually wished that my monthly wrap ups would get more love just so everyone would check out what I've been reading each month.

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

This site has been around for years, but I just recently got into Booktube (book blogs through YouTube) and I've been enjoying many of the book channels on YouTube.

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

Even though I didn't reach my goal of reading over 100 books this year, I did complete one challenge which was the "I Love Picture Books" challenge by reading over 20 books and I was quite happy about that!
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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

 The Martian by Andy Weir. I actually had to buy that book since it was difficult for me to read that book in 2015 and I hope that I get around to that book in 2016!

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

 Again, "The Martian" by Andy Weir since I've heard so many good things about that book and after reading the first couple of pages, I really want to finish reading that book!

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

The Eye of Midnight by Andrew Brumbach.  It seems like a fantastic fantasy series that I might enjoy a lot!

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

 Cress by Marissa Meyer. I really enjoyed reading "Scarlet" and I can't wait to see more from the Lunar Chronicles!

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

 I definitely want to read over 100 books this time around since I haven't been able to do so in the past few years.

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

 I actually haven't read any 2016 release yet, so I can't really recommend any books from 2016 to anyone.






 

4 comments:

  1. What's not to love about Daemon Black I love him. Great list. Saga is one I see loads of people loving. Am not a Huge graphic novel fan but I want to try more in 2016.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. So glad you enjoyed Scarlett! I haven't read Cinder yet, but I'm planning to. I think I've read Anne of the Green Gables when I was a child, and it's a great book indeed :D

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  3. I loooved Daemon and Katy! Their relationship is just so perfect. <33

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