2014 End of the Year Book Survey

December 22, 2014 Year in Review 2

2014-end-of-year-book-survey-1024x984The End of the Year Book Survey is hosted by Jamie and The Perpetual Page Turner. You can read more about the End of the Year Book Survey over at Jamie’s blog, but basically you just answer a bunch of questions about the books you read this year!

2014 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read:148 and counting
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary, of course!

 

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

One in a Million Since You've Been Gone Indigo Spell Winner's Crime

Contemporary Adult: One in a Million by Jill Shalvis

Contemporary Young Adult: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Paranormal Young Adult: Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Fantasy/Sci-Fi young Adult: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

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

Wild Cards/Better Than Perfect by Simone Elkeles – Football & Romance should equal a winning combination for me, but this one didn’t work.

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

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. I am not a big fantasy person so I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

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

I’m not too big of a book pusher, but I have definitely talked up the Vampire Academy & Bloodlines series!

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

Best Series – Lux series. This one blew me away as well, and I don’t even like aliens.

Best Sequel – The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Best Series Ender – Split Second by Kasie West

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Jennifer L Armentrout by a long shot!

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

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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

Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout

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

Magnolia by Kristi Cook

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

Winner's Curse

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Sydney Sage, Bloodlines series.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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

American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I picked this for book club and it was a great discussion. Really made me think about a lot of things.

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

Vampire Academy/Bloodlines series

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

“Real friends are the ones you can count on no matter what.
The ones who go into the forest to find you and bring you home.
And real friends never have to tell you that they’re your friends.”

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Longest – American Gods by Neil Gaiman – 652 pages

Shortest – Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis – 62 pages (totally not 62 pages as at least 20 of these were the excerpts and stuff at the end)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

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

Sydney and Adrian. No question.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Since You've Been Gone

Emily and Sloane from Since Youv’e Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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

It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

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

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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

Damien from the Lux Series

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan

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

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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

All of the Molly Harper books I read, which were many.

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

To All the Boys

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Program by Suzanne Young

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Too tough to answer.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Karma by Donna Augustine

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

The Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout. There were various points in this series that made me rage. People died and that’s just not cool yo!

My Bookish/Blogging Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

Writing My Own Fairy Tale

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014? 

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

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

Why I Returned to the Library

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

Hands down BEA was the best (and biggest) event of the year. But I had tons of other favorites as well. I went to a signing in DC for Jessica Spotswood that was tons of fun and a signing or two in NC as well.

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

My book clubs Christmas Party. My book club is awesome and we had such a great time (as always)!

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

Views: The Program by Suzanne Young

Comments: Spring TBR – AKA “Kiss of Death” List

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

All of them!

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

Book Outlet. So many cheap books!

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

The only reading goal or challenge I set for this year was the Goodreads challenge, which I finished and passed by 8 books and counting.

Looking Ahead

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

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

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

Ruby Circle

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Last Years Mistake by Gina Ciocca

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

Still the One by Jill Shalvis

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

Blog more! I did not have a good blogging year and that is on me for being a slacker.

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

None yet. I’ve only read one and it wasn’t one that I would scream out recommendations for!


Participating in this survey is one of my favorite things! If you participated please let me know so I can check out your answers!

Kimberly

2 Responses to “2014 End of the Year Book Survey”

  1. Fari @My Little Corner of Books

    Almost 150 books total! Congrats! I’m still on the 130th books. XD

    Winner’s Crime!! I haven’t even read Winner’s Curse yet cuz I DON’T WANT TO FACE THE “WAIT OF DOOM!” …it’s a scary wait. *sigh*

    Every one LOVES JLA and her books and I’m all the way in the corner like, Meh….

    Hope you have a great blogging year next year! :)
    Great Post!
    ~Fari @ My Little Corner For Books
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