Here is my answers for the end of the year survey created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner. This was a lot of fun to make, I love little surveys like this that help you track all of your reading progress for the year! All credit goes to Jamie for the survey questions and also the graphics that she made.
Number Of Books You Read: 247
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: YA Contemporary
1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Best book not released in 2015: Jellicoe Road
Best contemporary 2015 book: Everything, Everything
Best fantasy: A Court of Thorn and Roses
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
I actually can’t think of any right now!
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
The Star Thief because I’ve never read any New Adult Fantasy books before this one.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Though it’s just the first book in the series, I have to go with Red Queen.
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
The one I mentioned earlier, The Star Thief and A Court of Thorn and Roses as well.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
First & Then by Emma Mills, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, & The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
Made You Up
11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Maddy from Everything, Everything.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
I’ll Meet You There.
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
Finding Audrey put a lot of things into perspective for me.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
There’s a ton of books that belong here. My Life Next Door, Jellicoe Road, Something Real, Meant to Be, What Happens Next, Whatever Life Throws at You, The Chapel Wars, The Sea of Tranquility, Divergent, Fangirl, Anna and the French Kiss, Sloppy Firsts aka the first book in the Jessica Darling series, Flat-Out Love, and the Wait for You series.
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
“To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.” — Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.” — Divergent by Veronica Roth.
“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” — The One by Kiera Cass.
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” — Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
“The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.” — The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.
“You don’t share me. You own me.” — Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
“What do you want from me?” he asks.
What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.” — Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.
Now from a book or two actually released this year:
“Spoiler alert: love is worth everything. Everything.” — Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
“I think what I’ve realized is, life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn’t matter if you slip down. As long as you’re kind of heading more or less upwards. That’s all you can hope for. More or less upwards.” — Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella.
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Shortest: The Agony of Alice
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Again with Illuminae but I can’t help it, it’s just so good!
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Olly and Maddy from Everything, Everything
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Audrey from Finding Audrey’s family (minus her crazy mother) and The Garretts from My Life Next Door and The Boy Most Likely To
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Saint Anything by my main girl Sarah Dessen!
21. Best Book You Read In 2015That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
I’ll Meet You There
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
Ezra from First & Then.
23. Best 2015 debut you read?
First & Then or Everything, Everything.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
A Court of Thorn & Roses.
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Surprisingly, Finding Audrey, even though it was about a serious topic. Plus The Boy Most Likely To.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
I don’t often get emotional over books but DEFINITELY Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers. It crushed my soul as well.
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
And yet again, I gotta go with Truest or Everything, Everything.
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines. It was just so freaking sexist and I absolutely couldn’t deal with how every single male character treated every female except for the perfect virginal heroine. It was obnoxious and made me ridiculously angry.
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
Well, I just started blogging this year so pretty much every blog is new to me so here are just a few of my personal favorites:
Love at First Page
The Perpetual Page-Turner (obviously) 😀
Alexa Loves Books
The Hardcover Lover
Stuck in Books
Sorry if I left you off!
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
Probably Me and Earl and the Dying Girl because I got to ramble about how much I love the book.
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
I got to interview Jenn Bennett which I was really excited about. I also interviewed Jackie Lea Sommers and was beyond excited to fangirl with her over some of our favorite books and book boyfriends.
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I’ve loved participating in The Broke and the Bookish’s weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday.
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
Just getting to participate in fun blog tours and interview cool authors.
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Posting reviews for every book that I read, I still have the bad habit of not even tracking the books that I read on Goodreads because I went so long without using it regularly.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Probably a Top Ten Tuesday post and also a blog tour that I participated in.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
I’m not sure, I guess any of my reviews!
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
So I’d never heard of Book Outlet until this year. Well, actually a couple of days ago to be exact. I have no clue how I’ve gone so long without it!
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yes, I went over and beyond my Goodreads goal.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
All The Bright Places.
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Firsts or The Love That Split The World.
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
The Selection Series and also the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses.
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
Be more on top of posting in general, possibly scheduling more posts in advance! I’m really bad at doing that for some reason.
6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
I really liked Love & Gelato.