Friday, January 2, 2015

End of the Year Book Survey

  End of the Year Book Survey

presented by The Perpetual Page-Turner


2014 Reading Stats

  • Number Of Books You Read: 192 
  • Number of Re-Reads: 4
  • Genre You Read The Most From: I'm not 100% sure, but I would guess YA Contemporary and YA Fantasy.


Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

I'm not even sure how to answer this.  I basically want to list like 10 books.  Oh look, how handy:  A Top Ten list of the best books I read in 2014!

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

Bellman & Black  Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1) 


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

Definitely in good ways:
Far from You Pointe

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

The Scorpio Races

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

Best Series I Started:
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)  The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

Best Sequel:
 Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

Best Series Ender:
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Jessi Kirby:
In Honor  Things We Know by Heart 

Liz Czukas:
Ask Again Later  Top Ten Clues You're Clueless

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

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

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

Illusions of Fate

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

Honestly, I won't reread anything unless I get it on audiobook.  And then I guess it would probably be Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas?  I don't know.

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

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

The Darkling:
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)


12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

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

Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2)


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

Graffiti Moon

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

“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Shortest at 164 pages:
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2

Longest at 562 pages:
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

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

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

Blue/Gansey, Ronan/Adam
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

The friendship between Blue, Gansey, Ronan, Adam and Noah:
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

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

Basically see above for any sequels: Heir of Fire, Blue Lily Lily Blue, The Winner's Crime, Cress

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

Graffiti Moon

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

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

Far from You  Pointe

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

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

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

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) On the Fence

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

Things We Know by Heart

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Not My Father's Son

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

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

Oh, I definitely did not like it:
Orange Is the New Black

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

One of my new favorite people: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014? 

Any of the joint reviews Julia and I did were a lot of fun.  We did 25 last year!  I mostly enjoyed them because I loved reading the same book at the same time and then talking about our feelings.  LOL

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

We're a very small blog, so we don't have a lot of discussions or anything.  But I really like doing the Top Ten Tuesdays and the Life of the Blogger memes.

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

Meeting Cary Elwes (aka Westley from The Princess Bride!)

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

1. Reading 25 books together with my co-blogger, Julia
2. Meeting and eating Dim Sum with Liz from So Long and Thanks for All the Fish in person in Seattle

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

Again, we're a very small blog, so I don't worry about page views.  The Top Ten Tuesdays are probably the most popular.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

All of them?

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

Hmm...I'm not too sure about this one?

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

I was pretty successful.  I didn't complete all of them, but I have a nice little recap here.

Looking Ahead

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

Clariel (Abhorsen, #4)

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

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) Six of Crows (The Dregs, #1)

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) An Ember in the Ashes

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

The Last Raven Cycle book by Maggie Stiefvater and Winter by Marissa Meyer!

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

Complete all my reading challenges!

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

Things We Know by Heart The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)


  1. Bellman & Black was a DNF for me. And I loved The Thirteenth Tale! Just...nothing happened. I read half of the book waiting, and...nothing. Great post. Great books. Good luck in 2015!

  2. 1. Oh Bellman & Black. How sad you made me!
    2. I was not expecting to love Ruin & Rising nearly as much as I did! You've really hit the mark with me on books I'll end up loving haha
    3. I LOVE that quote! This book definitely went to epic levels, and so much of it was badass quotes. Not that the entire series isn't great with the quotes
    4. You know, I don't know a single person who liked the book Orange is the New Black. Mostly I hear that Piper is kind of unbearable?
    5. Man, I didn't even think to include us meeting! I feel dumb now, I was just like bookish things? I did no such thing! ...and promptly deleted that question haha
    6. Clariellll read iiiiit. I'm not sure if you'll love it as much as the rest of the series, but it's still quite good. But most importantly: THERE'S GOING TO BE A NICK/LIRAEL BOOK!!



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