We all love surveys and Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner has come up with the 5th Annual End of Year Book Survey. I’ve already posted my top books of 2014 but how about everything else? Characters, series, quotes, ships, blogging life and what’s ahead, check out the end of year book survey for all of these and more.
2014 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read: 129
Number of Re-Reads: 1 (Angelfall)
Genre I Read the Most From: YA Contemporary
Best in Books
Best Book I Read This Year:
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Talon by Julie Kagawa – I was expecting more cool dragon mythology, but instead got a cliche paranormal romance.
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?
Four (A Divergent Collection) by Veronica Roth – I’ve answered this question before but I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did, especially after the series ending.
Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – Sooo glad many people picked it up afterwards! It’s SO FANTASTIC.
Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
Best series – Throne of Glass series! I can’t believe I held off so long, but I read all of the series to date this year.
Best Sequel – Cress by Marissa Meyer. One of the best books I read this year, I loved the introduction of Cress and her relationship with Captain Thorne.
Best Series Ender – Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. A beautiful ending for a beloved, long running vampire couple series.
Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?
Krista & Becca Ritchie with their amazing, deeply constructed NA romances!
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Not quite out of the comfort zone but Addicted To You by Krista & Becca Ritchie.
Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I don’t really re-read books, so I probably won’t read any again next year.
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?
Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor – How could you not love this cover?
Most memorable character of 2014?
Jubilee Chase of This Shattered World – I LOVE HER.
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I was afraid to be disappointed after all the raves in the blogosphere, but luckily I had nothing to worry about.
Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
“I love you…I have for years. And he hurt you and made me watch because he’s known how I felt, too. But if I asked you to pick, you’d choose Arobynn, and I. Can’t. Take. It.” – Sam to Celaena. It’s SO ROMANTIC.
Book That Shocked You the Most?
Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais – did not expect that creepy sociopath manipulation.
Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Rowan and Celaena had a really lovely, supportive friendship but we’ll have to see in the following year what happens 😉
Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – She’s a winner that one, and probably the only author who has me staying up late at night because I just can’t put her books down. (Most attempts to read during bedtime send me snoozing within minutes).
Best 2014 debut you read?
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, because her writing is lush and beautiful.
Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins, southern blonde belle with kickass paranormal powers, hell YEAH!
Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
Bird by Crystal Chan tore my heart out and stomped on it.
Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Panic by Lauren Oliver – LET’S THROW AWAY THAT PRECIOUS LIFE FOR MONEY
New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?
Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas – I was so excited when it enabled others to start reading it.
Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?
When I got to meet/spend time with some fantastic authors and bloggers at the Love YA Festival including Laini Taylor and Amie Kaufman! <3
Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog
Happy Indulgence Turns 2 – my blogging anniversary post 🙂
Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
I’m honestly grateful that there are people out there that read what I write, so I don’t mind.
Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Edelweiss – although it could also be the worst discovery for the TBR bwahaha XD.
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals?
I finished the monthly challenges to date in the Aussie YA Bloggers & Readers group – thanks for the amazing year of challenges Nara!
One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – I need to catch up on this series, especially after meeting the amazing author herself this year!
Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?
Winter by Marissa Meyer – I can’t wait to see everything come to an epic showdown and I hope my favourite Kai & Cinder ship sails <3
2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?
Again, Winter by Marissa Meyer!
One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?
Clear the review pile!
What are your answers for the above?