Monday, December 21, 2015

End of 2015 Book Survey!

Jamie @ the Perpetual Page Turner has posted her annual End of the Year Book Survey, and I have decided to participate again! This is my second year participating (read 2014's answer's here) and I loved looking back at my reading year to put this post together.

2015 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 63 so far
Number of Re-Reads:
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult

Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.0 

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Love this book!

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Ended up not even finishing this one

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

I was really surprised at how much I liked this one! 

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

I constantly recommended Cat Winters this year

 5. Best series you started in 2015? 

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Love Cat Winters

And Elizabeth Wein

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


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

Love the action in this series 
(and the girl power)

 9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Jude is one of the best characters I have read in a very long time.
You'll probably be sick of this cover by the end of this survey.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

Both are inspiring and call for action! 
Half the Sky calls you to help others.
Just One Day calls you to help yourself.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? 

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

(SELF PORTRAIT: Boy Remakes World Before World Remakes Boy)
I'll Give You the Sky by Jandy Neslon
And, all of the poetry written by Rose in Rose Under Fire- specifically "Love Song & Self Portrait"  

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

64 pages

516 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
I was very surprised by this book. I was surprised
with how much I needed to know what happened next
and by what happened next. 

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

Emma and Mr. Knightly <3

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

So much bromance in this series! 

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

I was definitely swooning over Mr. Knightly 

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

So cute and funny! 

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

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

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

A very honest look at mental illness with
beautiful writing

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Code Name Verity made me cry,
but Rose crushed my soul 

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

LOVE Sedgwick, he is a genius 

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

I was prepared for this to wrap up the story,
but all it was was a filler book to 
set up the story for another one or two books.
Not impressed, but the first two books 
were so good! 

 Blogging/Bookish Life

 1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

All of them! I love all of the blogs I follow!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

I love my Emma and The Ghosts of Heaven reviews, but mainly because I loved the books so much!

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

I posted a few discussion/thought posts this year ( I call them 1 A.M. posts as that is when I am likely to think of a topic for one and write it.) My favorites include one discussing The Power of a Name another asking if Book Boys are Dangerous and one where I talk a little about What Literature Means to Me

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

I didn't do too much in the way of events this year, as school was overwhelming, but I have some planned for next year already. I loved starting a few new series on my blog though! I started my Tale as Old as Time series where I showcase some beautiful old books I have picked up over the years and the Which Adaptation is Right for You? series where I compare adaptations of books. I've done Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre, and Pride and Prejudice, with plans for more next year!  

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

I would say the best moment for me this year was beginning to recognize my regular readers (and the fact that I have "regular readers"!!) I loved that this year I got comfortable with some bloggers and that I regularly comment on their blogs, and that people feel the same way about my blog!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Definitely keeping up with school, finding time to read, and blog. I had to take some breaks this year because school was taking over, but I was alright with that. I like blogging, but it's not my job, so it was nice to be able to put it on the back-burner without feeling any pressure when school got hectic. 

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

Most Popular: 2016 Debuts I'm Excited For
Most Popular Review: Emma by Jane Austen

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

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

Bookoutlet!! Best and worst books discovery of the year

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

This was a bad year for book challenges for me as school pretty much took over my life! But I did reach my Goodreads goal.  I didn't finish my list of rereads and classics for this year, but I don't feel too bad about it. 
Looking Ahead


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

Honestly, I think it might be the next illustrated Harry Potter! 

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

Read more of the books I already own! My TBR is out of control right now! 

Well, there is another year in the books. I hope you had as good of a reading year as I have had. Leave me the link to your end of the year survey so I can check it out! Happy Holidays! 


  1. I'll give you the sun was pretty good! What a cool survey. I may have to do it myself ;)

    1. I would love to read your answers!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Cool survey. I'm going to work on mine. You got me really interested in reading One.

    1. I can't wait to read your answers!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. My TBR is also out of control! I love these surveys. The only book on your list I've read is Emma! I'm glad you liked it! Best wishes for 2016! :)

    1. I'm hoping to make a dent in my TBR books that I already own next year.
      Thanks for stopping by Jillian!

  4. I'll Give You the Sun was my favorite book of 2014. You have many, many books on your list which I adore: The Raven Cycle it, can't wait for the finale; Code Name Verity...sure stays with you; Ghosts of Heaven is quite haunting.
    Here is my End of the Year Survey

    1. All of them are so good! I'm off to check out your survey now Anne!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I'll Give You the Sun was really a great book! i'm glad to see that you liked it. I have yet to check out anything else by Jandy Nelson yet but I've heard great things about The Sky Is Everywhere too.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. The Sky is Everywhere is beautiful too, I would love to reread both of her books next year, while I wait for her next release!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. YES re: The Raven Boys! LOVE! Can't wait for the Raven King -- so scared/excited! And Mr. Knightly is definitely swoony!! Great year in books!!

    My 2015 Survey!

    1. I'm excited and sad to finish the series too! Mr. Knightly is my favorite Austen love interest!
      Thanks for stopping by Eva!

  7. Totally agree about the world building in A Darker Shade of Magic, it was SO good. I have A Court of Thorns and Roses on by TBR so am looking forward to that one.
    I really fancy reading The Cure for Dreaming too, it looks like something I might enjoy.
    Happy reading for 2016 :)

    1. I LOVED A Cure for Dreaming, I highly recommend checking it out. ACOTAR was really entertaining and I love Maas' writing and characters. Hope you enjoy!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I love The Raven Boys/The Raven Cycle. One of my most favourite series and I can’t wait for The Raven King. Though I love Blue and her family, the bromance is definitely a highlight of the series.
    Just started reading Captain Marvel – Ms. Marvel is next!

    1. Yes! The bromance is out of this world in The Raven Boys. You'll love Ms. Marvel! I haven't read any Captain Marvel yet, but I would love to!
      Thanks for stopping by!