End of 2014 Book Survey

This was originally seen on Perpetual Page Turner’s blog, so check out her response, too! I thought this was a fun and cool concept to just reflect back on the year of reading, so here are the questions:

2014 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 30

Number of Re-Reads: 1

Genre You Read The Most From: YA (Young Adult)

Best In Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?
(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

Heir of Fire” by Sarah J Maas

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

Allegiant” by Veronica Roth. It’s not even the ending, it was the whole thing that threw me off. See my review for more.

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

Stardust” by Neil Gaiman (in a good way).

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

Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell.

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

a.) Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas; b.) “Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J Maas; and c.) didn’t read a series ender in 2014 that I thought was “the best.”

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Not really new, I don’t think, but Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

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

This Star Won’t Go Out” by Esther Earl.

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

The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.

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

Any of the Throne of Glass books by Sarah J Maas.

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

“Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J Maas.

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Celaena Sardothian from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas (wow I feel repetitive).

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

“Stardust” by Neil Gaiman.

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

“This Star Won’t Go Out” by Esther Earl. It just shows how fragile life can be.

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

Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen.
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

See my list of quotes on GoodReads and find the first TFIOS quote about love.
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?

Shortest: “The Ice Dragon” by George RR Martin // Longest: “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J Maas
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

“Allegiant” by Veronica Roth.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Celeana and Chaol foreverrrrrrr (maybe). But yes.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Harry, Ron, and Hermione from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling.

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

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling (my first read through of this book, but since I’ve read the first two… it counts).

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

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. At least five people peer pressured me into reading it.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

Rowan from “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J Maas.

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han.

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

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas.

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

Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell.

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

“This Star Won’t Go Out” by Esther Earl.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

These Broken Stars” by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

“Allegiant” by Veronica Roth. Seriously.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

“Stardust” by Neil Gaiman OR “Exquisite Captive” by Heather Demetrios.

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

“Allegiant” by Veronica Roth.

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?

Perpetual Page Turner (linked at beginning of post)

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?

This one! I went more in depth than before and really pinpointed some things about the novel that didn’t sit quite right, but I still gave a positive review.

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

Does this mean likes/comments wise? If so, my resolutions post got seven likes, so yay!

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

NaNoWriMo! xD

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

When I realized how much I love blogging about the books I read, and just the fact that I rekindled my love for reading, too!

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

The Fault in Our Stars Book & Movie Review

7. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

December Wrap-Up & Book Haul

8. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Booktube! (Book related community on YouTube)

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

GoodRead’s challenge of 20 books read in 2014.

Looking Ahead

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

So many… As it stands, “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer is kind of up there.

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

The fourth book in the Throne of Glass series (shocker).

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard.

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

“Winter” by Marissa Meyer. (I haven’t even started this series and I’m already anticipating it!)

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

Reach a bigger community of people to chat with about books (don’t be shy on those comments, peeps!).

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

N/A

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4 thoughts on “End of 2014 Book Survey

  1. I wasn’t as disappointed with Allegiant just upset she killed my favorite character (Uriah) D:
    Gosh I have to get reading the next books to Throne of Glass, everyone’s talking about the next books!!! These are all great books! Happy reading 🙂

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