2015 End of the Year Book Survey

December 9, 2015 Year in Review 2

2015-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!

2015 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 120 and counting
Number of Re-Reads: 3
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary, of course!

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

The Martian Jesse's Girl Still the One Ruby Circle

Contemporary Adult: The Martian by Andy Weir

Contemporary Young Adult: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Contemporary Romance: Still the One by Jill Shalvis

Fantasy/Sci-Fi young Adult: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

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

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I have enjoyed both The Naturals series and The Fixer but this one was just a miss for me.

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

The Martian by Andy Weir. I’m not a huge fan of Science Fiction or Space but this one blew me away.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2015?

The Martian by Andy Weir.

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

Best Series – Neon Dreams series by Caisey Quinn

Best Sequel – All Played Out by Cora Carmack

Best Series Ender – The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to round up the Vampire Academy world.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

It’s a toss up between Casiey Quinn and Lauren Layne.

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

The Martian by Andy Weir

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

The Girl on the Train

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

Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout

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

Kiss of Deception

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Mark Watney, The Martian

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

Missing Dixie by Caisey Quinn

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

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. So much to think about, and an excellent book club book.

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

Honestly, I have nothing for this this year. :(

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

“First we only want to be seen, but once we’re seen, that’s not enough anymore. After that, we want to be remembered.”

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

“Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.”

The Martian by Andy Weir

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?

Longest – Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows – 784 pages

Shortest – Xingu by Edith Wharton

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

This Shattered World

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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

Sydney and Adrian. No question. (This is totally a repeat from 2014, but still, YES!)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Kaye, Tia and Harper from The Superlatives series by Jennifer Echols

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

It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis

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

White Hot Kiss

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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

Mateo from All Played Out by Cora Carmack

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

Not sure if I read one?

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

The Martian by Andy Weir

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

Yes, Please by Amy Pohler

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

Missing Dixie

Missing Dixie by Caisey Quinn

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Chasing Impossible by Katie McGarry

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Missing Dixie by Caisey Quinn,

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Asher

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

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

My Bookish/Blogging Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

Read. Read. Read.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014? 

Zodiac by Romina Russel – Joint review with Andrea from The Overstuffed Bookcase.

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

The Reading Slump of All Reading Slumps

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

I went to an New Adult Authors event up in Baltimore and had a great time!

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)?

Top Ten Tuesday * Book Problems

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?

I set out to complete 3, but only completed one, The Alphabet Soup Challenge, which I’ve tried every year for many years (well before blogging!).

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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

PS I Like You

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

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

Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins

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

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

6. A 2016 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 “2015 End of the Year Book Survey”

  1. Jenny

    I need to do this survey soon. It’s always fun looking back at the year and all the books you read. Even with your horrible slump you managed a ton of books. I’m barely going to manage 50.

  2. fakesteph

    I always love your end of year surveys! I just picked up a Kasie West book that I’m going to read after Christmas, I think. :D