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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 End of Year Book Survey

2015 End of Year Book Survey:

(hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Pageturner)

Number of books I read: 211.

Number of re-reads: 24.

Genre I read the most from: Contemporary adult.




Best Book I read in 2015?  See my list HERE 
tl; dr:  The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Book you were excited and thought you were gonna love more but didn’t?
Again, I don't know if it's blogging and having access to so many books but I am  finding it harder and harder to find those stand-outs.  My biggest disappointment of 2015 was The Royal We -- I'm still sad/angry thinking about it!!  The Ruby Circle was also a terrible end to a great series


Most surprising (in a good or bad way) book you read in 2015?
The Others series by Anne Bishop -- I wasn't sure if I could get into a new urban fantasy series and I was blown away!  I can't wait for the next book!!


Book you pushed people to read?
The Deal, Steering the Stars


Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Best series I started this year: The Others series by Anne Bishop 


Best Sequel of 2015: How I Fly (How I Fall #2) by Anne Eliot


Best series enders of 2015: After Dark by M. Pierce


Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
So many!  Anne Bishop, Emily St. John Mandel, Elle Kennedy, David Joy, Kristen Callihan


Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Again, The Other series -- thanks Rachel!!!


Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Action packed: Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy


Thrilling: Swerve by Vicki Pettersson


Unputdownable: The Hook Up 
by Kristen Callihan 

Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
The Deal, The Truth According to Us


Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar 



Most memorable character of 2015?
Margo from Marrow ; Meg from The Others series


Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
The Truth According To Us, Station Eleven, Last Night in Montreal, Where All Light Tends to Go


Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
The Truth According To Us, Station Eleven, Last Night in Montreal, Where All Light Tends to Go, Marrow

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
Outlander, Station Eleven

Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
From Last Night in Montreal:
I wanted to be her north star. I wanted to be her map. I wanted to drink coffee with her in the cafes in the morning and do things, as you do, as she did, instead of just philosophizing about them and deconstructing their endless Russian-doll layers of meaning. I was alone before I met her. I wanted to disappear with her, and fold her into my life. I wanted to be her compass. I wanted to be her last speaker, her interpreter, her language. I wanted to be her translator, Zed, but none of the languages we knew were the same.
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Shortest: Saving Grace by Kristen Proby (ugh!)

Longest: Voyager (I gave up on the series after this one)


Book That Shocked You The Most?
Where All Light Tends to Go; Marrow


OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Meg/Simon from The Others series; Hannah/Garrett from The Deal


Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year:
Willa/Jottie from The Truth According to Us


Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously:
Marrow, The Paper Swan, Steering the Stars


Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
The Hook-Up (Thanks Nereyda and Megan!)


Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
Surprisingly, Trevor from The Guest Cottage


Best 2015 debut you read?
Where All Light Tends to Go

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
The Others series !!


Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
The Deal, The Hook-Up, Heart-Shaped Hack


Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
I've never cried while reading a book 


Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Steering the Stars and The Bright Effect by Erica Cope and Autumn Doughton; The Truth According to Us


Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Where All Light Tends to Go; Station Eleven

Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
The Library at Mount Char !! Honorable mention: Marrow; Station Eleven; First Impressions; The Rabbit-Back Literature Society


Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Jesse's Girl (such a disappointment in this otherwise outstanding series); The Royal We (ugh!!!!!); Nemesis





New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?




Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
The Truth According to Us


Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
I don't really do discussion posts on my blog Megan's DEAR NEW ADULT: AN ALMOST-BREAKUP LETTER was spot on!!!!!!!!! I also always love Nick & Nereyda's discussion posts!!


Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Not really an event but this tweet made my bookish year:




Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
I really posted more this year than in any other year and I tried to comment a lot when I could!


Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Beach Reads in August Giveaway Hop ; Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015


Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
My Rec' Me Something Good!

Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I did listen to a few audio books this year and I enjoyed it but I'm still kindle obsessed


Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I set my GR goal for 201 and I passed it again.  Going to go lower this year because I want to re-read a lot




One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
I'll Meet You There ; Six of Crows


Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
The Raven King.  Is it odd to say I am counting the days?  Also F*#K Love by Tarryn Fisher,  The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
and the next book in The Others Series 

2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
  
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
The Raven King !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
Review more! Maybe try a discussion post


A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
I haven't read any good ones yet (I've actually only read one) but I know 2016 is going to be a good year for books!!


Happy New Year!!!!!!

19 comments:

  1. Many of the books you've mentioned on this post are new to me, perhaps it is because I don't typically read from the contemporary genre? In any case, The Paper Swan sounds alluring; not to mention, the cover art too! Best of luck with your reading goals in 2016!

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  2. First, I am so excited you said I was your favorite new blog :) Totally made my day. Second, I just put a hold on The Truth According to Us at the library. So now I am excited for that. It is so funny because you don't cry while reading and I am almost always a damn sobbing mess during books. At least books that are meant to be sad. I'll Meet You There is on my list of need to get to in 2016 as well. Love this survey! So much fun!!

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    1. I hope you like it! I loved it so I know I may be over hyping it but it was good!!

      So happy I found your blog this year!!

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  3. Woah, you read so many books. I know a few people that are super excited about The Raven King!

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  4. Gahh I need to read The Others!! I am so impressed by your reading count. Wow. You are my hero! What a great year in books!

    -Lety @ Gone With The Words

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  5. I keep seeing Station Eleven pop up. I’m going to have to check it out.
    Also, The Raven King!!!!

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  6. I don't know a lot of these books, but congrats on reading so many books!

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  7. Sounds like a great reading year-- I need to check out the others series, I saw it quite a few times

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  8. Time out. You have NEVER cried while reading!?!? I think I cried while reading pure fluff before hahha. I KNOW I have cried reading acknowledgment pages ;) Also, 211 books is AMAZING. I am super impressed at that! The ponies from Maggie Stiefvater would have absolutely made my year too :D Hope you have a fabulous 2016- and that all the books you are most excited for are worthy!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  9. 211 books read in 2015 is amaaazing, congrats! And OMG YOU NEVER CRIED WHILE READING ANY BOOK LAST YEAR? That really needs fixing this year, doesn't it? Try Me Before You by Jojo Moyes :D I really need to pick up something by Maggie Stiefvater soon, I keep seeing her name EVERYWHERE. Hmm, well. Maybe this year :D

    WISH YOU A SMASHING 2016, EVA!

    Ruzaika @ The Regal Critiques

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  10. Wow! There are so many books you've read that I haven't even heard of. My TBR list is going to grow again! And if you liked The Others, you should check out Anne Bishop's other series, Black Jewels.

    Thank you for stopping by! Happy New Year!

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  11. Ooh... the cover for The Paper Swan is so pretty!

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  12. You had a great reading year! I'm glad to see all the love for Station Eleven as I am planning on reading that one soon! I'm also eager for The Raven King! I really love the characters in that series and I can't wait to see where they end up.
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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  13. I CANNOT wait for The Raven King either, Eva! I hope it blows me away. I listen to those books on audio because the narration is fantastic! I also want to read Six of Crows this year. I'm starting The Grisha series very soon. My husband and daughter LOVED it. I'm glad I don't have to wait for any books to be released since they're all out. Great year in books, Eva! And congrats on completing the Waves of Fiction reading challenge! :)

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    1. I should listen to them on audio -- it's hard for me to find the time for audio versus my kindle! I should read the Grisha series, too! I've heard it's amazing!!

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  14. The Raven King!!! I cannot wait. I am so nervous and will definitely be reading the last page first haha.
    I'm glad you enjoyed The Others series! I need Simon and Meg to kiss NOW.
    I'll Meet You There and Six of Crows are favorites of mine, so definitely get to those. :)

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  15. Oh my goodness! I cannot wait for the Raven King!!! I've been searching everywhere for an ARC :( I haven't heard about The Truth According to Us before, I guess I have to look that one up. Garrett from The Deal rocks!

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  16. The Ruby Circle was a disappointing ending? Uh oh. I still haven't gotten around to it and now I'm not sure if I want to. I've just finished the second book in the Off-Campus series and I'm really enjoying them :)

    I'm totally behind on The Raven Boys series. I read the first book back when it first came out, and then never got around to the rest of the series even though I own them all. I should probably make a point to do it this year. Outlander is amazing!! I need to read Six of Crows this year too.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my EOY Survey. I liked The Ruby Circle, but I can see where you're coming from. I haven't read a lot of the books that you mentioned! But I am dying for The Raven King too!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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