Monday, December 29, 2014

End of the Year Survey 2014

This is from Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner

I tried not use the same books over and over. But there were some hard questions that I ran out of time answering. 

reading-stats-2014

Number Of Books You Read: 361
Number of Re-Reads: 5 (library book clubs)
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary (YA and Adult)

 
best-YA-books-2014

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. MaasMortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

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

I wanted to love these as much as the buzz for them, but I just didn't...

The Winner's Curse by Marie RutkoskiCruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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

I talked a lot about this series during the summer with teens at the library 

The One by Kiera Cass


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

Start: 

Wildflower (Wildflower, #1)Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)Allies and Assassins

Sequel:

Maid of Deception (Maids of Honor, #2)Shattered (Scorched, #2)I Am the Mission (The Unknown Assassin, #2)

End:

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)The One (The Selection, #3)Killer Frost (Mythos Academy, #6)

  5. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Emery Lord:

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

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour


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

The Job by Janet EvanovichKiller Instinct by Jennifer Lynn BarnesNYPD Red by James Patterson

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

Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore


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

Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy


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

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


11.Shortest and Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Snow Dog, Sand Dog by Linda Joy SingletonCovert Affairs by Elizabeth Cage

Picture books are 32 pages and Covert Affairs was 679 pages

12. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Lily and Marijke from Just Like the Movies 

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

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge
Recommended by a girl in my Middle School Book Club

14. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Matt Finch


book-blogging


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014? 

How can I possibly answer that one???

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

I don't usually have discussion on the blog - but on social media, this one sparked some thoughts. 

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

Always BEA!
Love chatting with bookish friends new and old 

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

Meeting Debbie Macomber was great (I wish I had a better picture)
Meeting Kristan Higgins (again)
Meeting Janet Evanovich (Again)

In the Librarian World:
Co-Presenting on Infographics at the CT Librarian Conference 

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

By views: 1270
Best Books of 2014 so far (half-way through the year)

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

My celebration as 10 years as YA Librarian

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

Animoto for all sorts of videos


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

More on this coming soonish! 

looking-ahead-books-2015
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

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

I have SUCH a hard time choosing this one. So here's my list
But the top 2 would be:
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)Royal Wedding: Princess Diaries, Volume XI

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Love Fortunes and Other Disasters

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

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)

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

Post coming soonish, but I hope to be more involved in the Community 

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

Rivals in the City by Y.S. LeeI'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

What a bookish year!!!!!

3 comments:

F.T. Bradley said...

Man, you make me feel like I should read more! Which is a good thing :-)

I always love coming to your blog for book recommendations. I hope 2015 brings all good things!!

La Coccinelle said...

I didn't get to The Fault in Our Stars until this year, either.

You read 361 books?! I bow down to you. :)

Ronyell (a.k.a. Rabbitearsblog) said...

Awesome recommendations! I need to try these books out!