#NYW15 Day 2: End of Year Book Survey

Friday, 2 January 2015

2014 End Of Year Book Survey
This is the third year of doing Jamie's survey, and I love doing it every year. I'm sure you've all seen 

reading-stats-2014




Number Of Books You Read: 85
Number of Re-Reads: 3
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary YA, and Magical Realism

 best-YA-books-2014








1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

Cruel Beauty by Rosamond Hodge
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Honourable Mentions: Great by Sara Benincasa, The Pushing the Limits Series by Katie McGarry, This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales, & Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd


2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. It was hyped up for me so much, and I was just really let down!

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

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson! So creepy, and quirky, and amazing!

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

Probably Servants of the Storm (2 actually read it), Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (2 read it), and This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

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

Best series started was either The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings, or Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. Best series that ended was Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi and Sister's Fate by Jessica Spotswood. Best sequel? Hollow City by Ransom Riggs or The Unbound by Victoria Schwab!

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Katie McGarry and Victoria Schwab!

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

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson! It's a bit horror-esque, and I never read that!!

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

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch was super fast paced! I also found Ignite Me unputdownable, and The Murder Complex was super thrilling!

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

The Archived! I want to reread it this year! I miss the world of Wesley and Mac. #InGuylinerWeTrust

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

It's a tie between We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, and Cruel Beauty by Rosamond Hodge!


 


11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Wesley from The Archived. It's embarrassing how much I think about him. And Warner from the Shatter Me series. *sigh* swoooooon.

Also, I think a lot about Juliet from Her Dark Curiosity.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

It's a tie between We Were Liars by E Lockhart, and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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

The Pushing the Limits Series! I loved them so much, but I HAD to wait until they were all out :)

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

“We rise again in the grass. In the flowers. In songs.”  All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

The shortest book, discounting enovellas and plays I read, was probably Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill. The longest, discounting school books, was Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The way the characters lives intertwined left me in awe.


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

Warner and Juliette, Cate and Finn, Ari and Dante, Noah and Echo, just to name a few


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Kenji and Juliette from the Shatter Me Series. The fact that they are best friends is amazing and I just love it so much.

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

I'm ignoring sequels for this one, because you can read that answer above. I'm going with Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry! Thanks Sara :)

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Micah from The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes!

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch!

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

Again, has to be Snow Like Ashes!

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

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes!


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

Oh god, where to start... Ignite Me had me in tears because ending :( I cried during Sister's Fate by Jessica Spotswood, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, The Unbound by Victoria Schwab, Aristotle and Dante, & All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr...

just to name a few.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson, and Great by Sara Benincasa

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

All the Light we Cannot See, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Unvierse

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld. The characters enraged me, and I really didn't like it.





1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?

The YA Booklover Blog, Pop! Goes the Reader, and Just Another Story :)
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?

I loved my reviews for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, and Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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

I loved my Book and Tea pairing I did!! :D

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

Frenzy Presents! I loved finally getting to meet some bloggers and the Frenzy ladies!

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

When I hit 10,000 page views on my blog

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

My review for the Art of Lainey

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

My book and tea pairings, and my reviews :P

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

There is an amazing book store in Halifax near my school, which I'll be posting pictures of when I go back!

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


I completed my Goodreads Challenge (I read 85 of the 75 I challenged myself to read), the 50 Book Pledge, and I read more classics and adult novels!








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

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins, Cress by Marissa Meyer, and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

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

Robyn Schneider's new book, Extraordinary Means, and Hilary T. Smith's new book, A Sense of the Infinite, and A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Too many! The Bone Gap & The Red Queen to name a few

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

A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

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

Blog more!


Thanks for reading guys! See you tomorrow!

Happy New Year!

- Indigo
@indigowayworth

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