Wednesday, December 30, 2015

End of the Year Survey: 2015

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 Note: The survey is created by the fabulous Jamie @ http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/
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Number Of Books You Read: 377
Number of Re-Reads: probably around 14 (mainly Princess Diary books)
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary (both YA and adult)


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1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Check out my picture list here
 2Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
I don't like answering this question, so I'm just going to skip it. But usually I don't finish books I'm not enjoying....

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

I'll admit when I first heard of these as board books, I laughed. How could this be true? How would it work? Then I read them and Loved the idea. Now I want to buy them for all the babies...

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

I struggled with this one and then realized the answer was simple:

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?

Started:

Sequels:

Ended: 

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Here's my Top Ten List

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

A fantastic book - about cutting
Dark and serious - usually tones I avoid. 

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

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

I don't do a lot of re-reading, especially in the following year. But I do have some re-reads from the past planned. 

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

Perfect spot for reading (minus the molding crashing down)

Simple - yet powerful

Princesses always

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Willowdean for the win

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

What would you do if the world was ending?
Love this message!

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

Everything you do touches someone else

There's always hope -even in the darkness

Should be required reading for schools

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

I try to space them out -because soon there will be a time when I've read ALL her books and then I will have to wait for her new material.

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


source: Kristan Higgins' Facebook page

16.Shortest and Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Longest: Dance with Dragons coming in at 1,125
Shortest: Emma: A BabyLit® Emotions Primer coming in at 22 pages

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Michael and Mia forever!

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Sophie and her friends

Brie and Amy

Young and Yang

Lysandra  and Aelin 

Lara Jean and her sisters

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

Way too many to name :)

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?

Parker!

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

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?

Again, way to many to list. I mostly only read fun books!

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

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Also perfect for summer reading

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Why are people horrible to animals?
BRB - I have to go hug my puppy

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

I don't read too many nonfiction books - but these were really fun.

Shakespeare written with smart phones

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

Most of my blogging happens through twitter now...I often don't read blogs as a whole but more posts when I see them.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

No idea...

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

One of my favorite posts to write - because I would REALLY LOVE to teach a YA Lit course! 

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

BEA (always) and Author Moments  especially seeing Meg Cabot again and getting her book signed for a friend.

I'm REALLY sad not to be going again this year!

Personal: Attending RWA National Conference. I should have taken some more pictures!!!

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

Participating in the Percy Pack project

Connecting with fantastic authors
Connecting with bloggers (Especially Pocket Letters and Secret Santa)

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Since leaving the library, I'm no longer responsible for ordering books. Thus I've had to get them from other libraries - usually after a few weeks.

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

Viewed: 
These two were practically tied;
and
This link to a past post of Women's History Month books

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Not book related at all - but thoughts on Gilmore Girls and Heart of Dixie

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

Canva: I use it for some fun blog graphics

Since joining ETSY as a shop, I've noticed some other bookish sites out there.

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

Yes, I read more than a book a day. I know I signed up for others, but I forgot to track those...

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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)?
So many! Here's my TTT post broken down.

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Here's my TTT post - I don't know if I have one I'm dying to read more than the others

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

Anything from Sarah J Maas.

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

Share more personal posts and more librarian posts
Participate more in blogging social events!

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read and Recommend To Everyone:


2 comments:

Dahlia Adler said...

It gives me so much joy to see two of my critique partners - Marieke Nijkamp and Maggie Hall - on here, and also HELLO? which I bought in 2015 but haven't gotten to yet! Sounds like a great reading year!

Danielle Mitro said...

Wow, girl! You have read SO many books. That's amazing!
I was a huge fan of Parker in All I Want, too. I'm a huge Jill Shalvis fangirl. :) Your favorites list is great too - Emmy & Oliver was a favorite of mine, and I hope to read Saint Anything and The Start of Me and You in 2016.