Wednesday, December 23, 2015

End of Year Book Survey 2015!

Every year Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner hosts the End of Year Survey! I love the survey she made, and look forward to filling it out every year! And here's the link to the post if you want to participate yourself!  :)

Number Of Books You Read: At the time of writing this post, 50 books, 85 Graphic Novels, and 85 Picture Books!
Number of Re-Reads: I would guess that two of the books, about half the GN's, and about a third of the Picture Books were rereads!
Genre You Read The Most From: I think that would be Contemporary, with Fantasy a near second to it!

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
There is no way I'm able to just list one book! I'm going to list my favorites by genre! :)

Best Middle Grade Historical: I Don't How the Story Ends by J.B. Cheaney,

Best Middle Grade Mystery: The Magician's Secret by Carolyn Keene,

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn't?
I'm having trouble thinking of an answer for this question...

3. Most Surprising (In A Good Way Or Bad Way) Book You Read?
I think that would be Rebel Mechanics! It  looked good, but I wasn't expecting how much I would love it! It surprised me how much I loved it! But you know, I think Finding Audrey, too. Because that was another book that I went into hoping  to like it, but having no idea how much I would love it! Both of these books surprised me in a good way! :)

4. Book You "Pushed" The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
 I recommended a lot of books (Basically all the books I listed as best of the year.) to people this year, but the one I think I actually got the most people to actually read? Probably Rebel Mechanics! :)
5. Best Series You Started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
 Best series I began? I began a few good series this year, but if I have to list just one book... Ah, this is hard! I have to list at least two: You're Invited (The RSVP books!) and Geek Girl! :)

Best sequel I read? Definitely Neverseen! It's always a lot of fun to read about Sophie and her friends! :)

Best series ender? I'm not 100% sure that this was the last book, but if it was, How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don't Have a Clue was wonderful! Very fun series of books! :)

6. Favorite New Author You Discovered in 2015?
 I don't think I'm able to just list one author, but I did a TTT listing ten of my favorite new-to-me authors in 2015! And if I had to list just one of them? Hmm... No! I'm not able to. All the authors on that list were just too fabulous to just list one of them! :)
7. Best Book From A Genre You Don't Typically Read/Was Out Of Your Comfort Zone?
 Rebel Mechanics! I don't read many books like that, but I'm glad I read that book! Wonderful! :)
8. Most Action-Packed/Thrilling/Unputdownable Book Of The Year?
 Neverseen! Every time I had to stop reading to do something else, I tried to get done as fast as possible to get back to that book! :)
9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
 Um, probably the two that made me laugh the most, which were Finding Audrey and Geek Girl! :)
10. Favorite Cover Of A Book You Read In 2015?
 Again, not able to just list one book! Here are my top three:

Geek Girl

Rebel Mechanics

How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don't Have a Clue

11. Most Memorable Character Of 2015?
I'm going to answer this question a little differently than normal. The most memorable group of characters in 2015 were, to me, everyone from Neverseen. Sophie, Keefe, Fitz, Biana, and Dex are very memorable! :)
12. Most Beautifully Written Book Read In 2015?
 I don't know what book to list!
13. Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book Of 2015?
 Again, I don't know what book to list!
14. Book You Can't Believe You Waited UNTIL 2015 To Read?
 A Posse of Princesses! That was a wonderful, fun, and entertaining book! :)
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From a Book You Read In 2015?
I'm very bad at writing down quotes I like, so I don't have an answer this year... Maybe that's something I should work at being better at next year.

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
 Longest: Neverseen, 688 pages
Shortest: Merida: Legend of the Emeralds, 96 pages
17. Book That Shocked You The Most?
 Without writing any spoilers about it, Neverseen had a lot of twists to it! :)
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (You Will Go Down With This Ship)?
 I won't name the guy, in case that would spoil some people, but Verity and the guy who I want her with from Rebel Mechanics! :)
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?
Audrey and her relationship with her family in Finding Audrey! And the friendship between the princesses in A Posse of Princesses was fun! :)
20. Favorite Book You Read In 2015 From An Author You've Read Previously?
 I'm not going to include any series books in this answer. But my favorite stand-alone book? A tie between The Fill-In Boyfriend and The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys! :)
21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure?
 Hmm, I don't know what to answer with.
22. Newest Fictional Crush From A Book You Read In 2015?
 The guy from Rebel Mechanics that I mentioned in a previous question! :)
23. Best 2015 Debut You Read?
 Breaking the Ice, Princess Juniper of the Hourglass, and Geek Girl were all amazing! :)
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
 Neverseen! But there are a lot of impressive worlds in a lot of books this year! :)
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
 Finding Audrey and Geek Girl both had me smiling and laughing throughout them! (To the point I think the people around me thought I was insane!)
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry In 2015?
 No spoilers, but there was a scene in Neverseen towards the end of the book that had me tearing up.
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
 In YA, I think Geek Girl and Rebel Mechanics didn't get enough attention. In Middle Grade, I Don't Know How The Story Ends and The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys.
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Don't know how to answer!
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
Probably A School for Unusual Girls! :)
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (Doesn't Necessarily Mean You Didn't Like It)?
I don't know if I got mad at a book...

1. New Favorite Book Blog You Discovered In 2015?
 This is going to sound sad, but I don't know if I discovered any new blogs this year... Need to try more next year! :)
2. Favorite Review That You Wrote In 2015?
 I don't know if I have a favorite this year, but I'm happy with all of them. :)
3. Best Discussion/Non-Review Post You Had On Your Blog?
Getting to interview three awesome authors, Lauren Magaziner, Jen Malone, and Gail Nall (And her giving away three books on my blog, which is the first giveaway on my blog ever.) was fun! And posting about the Nancy Drew games was fun! All of the posts I did about books releasing in 2016 (Here, Here, and Here) I enjoyed writing. I had a lot of fun writing the Do You Want To Read A Middle Grade Book? post! Putting together the post about what I wanted to read in 2015 was fun! Another post that was fun to put together was about a few Picture Books my Mom and I liked this year! Apparently there were a lot of posts I had fun putting together in 2015! :)

4. Best Event That You Participated In (Author Signings, Festivals, Virtual Events, Meme, Etc.)?
I had fun participating in multiple author Twitter chats in 2015! And Top Ten Tuesday is always fun! :)

5. Best Moment Of Bookish/Blogging Life In 2015?
 There were a lot of good moments this year! The fact of just reading amazing books! But a moment that stood out to me? Being told by an author that they had found out about a few new books they added to their TBR list from my blog! :)
6. Most Challenging Thing About Blogging Or Your Reading Life This Year?
Blogging life? I think keeping up with posts was hard sometimes this year. Just trying to put aside time to write them out was hard sometimes this year.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (Whether It Be By Comments Or Views)?
 By views? My Interview and Giveaway With Author Gail Nall post had the most views, but Books in 2016: YA post wasn't far behind!. :)
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
 I'm pretty happy with the amount of views and comments my posts got this year! :)
9. Best Bookish Discovery (Book Related Sites, Book Stores, Etc.)?
Hmm, I don't know.

10.  Did You Complete Any Reading Challenges Or Goals That You Had Set For Yourself At The Beginning Of This Year?
I had set goals of 12 books, 12 Graphic Novels, and 12 Picture Books, and I managed to reach those goals! :)

1. One Book You Didn't Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority In 2016?
 There are a few books from this year that I want to try and read in 2016! :)
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016?
 *laughs* There is no way I'm able to just list one book! I plan on doing another post about this, though. :)
3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
 Again, way too many to just list one book!
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating In 2016?
 There are a good amount I'm looking forward to, but of the ones that have titles? Fridays With the Wizards by Jessica Day George! Love those books! And! You're Invited Too by Jen Malone and Gail Nall! :)
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
 My reading? Just keep reading amazing books! And my blog? Just keep having fun with it! And try to interview more authors. :)
6. A 2016 Release You've Already Read & Recommend To Everyone?
I haven't read any 2016 releases yet. :)

That was fun! And thank you to Jamie for making this and letting everyone participate in it! :)


  1. Sounds like a fantastic reading year with fun filled books -here's hoping next year is just as good or even better!

  2. I'm glad to see Rebel Mechanics on your list a few times. I actually have a copy of it and have been contemplating giving it away but maybe I should give it a read now!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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