The End of 2015 Survey

Thursday, December 31, 2015

I can't believe it is almost 2016.  2015 has flown by and so much stuff has happened, good and bad.  I share some of the awesome with you in this survey created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner.

Best Book You Read In 2015?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

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

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow --- it was supposed to be amazing! It was surprisingly amazingly terrible.

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

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman --- I got so many friends to read this. I just couldn’t stop talking about how good this book is! If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely pick it up!

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

Best Series: Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond
Best Sequel: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Best Series Ender: Storm by Amanda Sun

Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

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

The Martian by Andy Weir

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

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

Most memorable character of 2015?

Willowdean from Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy – the sass is real with this one

Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

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

Soundless by Richelle Mead --- There is just something about a village of people who lost their hearing and the one protagonist who regains it back that had me thinking about all sorts of what-ifs.

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

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Book That Shocked You The Most

Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles --- I was not prepared for all those deaths. They drop like flies.

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

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Kaitlyn and Nadia from The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich --- best friendship: I am on this ship til the end. (the best ships are friendships!)

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

Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh

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

Just One Day by Gayle Forman 

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Amon from Reawakened by Colleen Houck 

Best 2015 debut you read?

Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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

Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins --- I wasn’t expecting the end.  I just went through a whirlwind and then the end tipped me over the edge.

Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

Book That Crushed Your Soul?

After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Robert DeFranco --- so much high hopes that the book chomped and crushed not only my soul but everything- it was terrible.

Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Book That Made You The Most Mad?

Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout --- This book features the most unlikable protagonist I have ever read. You can tell by my Goodreads status updates (and this is only half of the updates):

New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?


Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout --- I really disliked this book so much but wanted to explain my side thoroughly. I’ve never been more passionate about a review—so invested.  The book and my discussion on it hit really close to home.

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


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

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

I graduated college and since freshman year my blog hasn’t been really popular and during the summer, when I started posting more frequently, I found you guys are still there, waiting for me.  It means a lot to me; thanks for waiting. 

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

College really killed my posting spree.  For four years, this blog has been an on and off again kind of thing because college took up all my time.  This May, I graduated and landed an internship and was introduced the land of unemployment.  It isn’t great but I’m blogging more.  The most challenging thing about that is trying to change my routine from almost never posting to posting regularly again.  It takes me way back; the last time I was posting daily was in high school.  

Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog?


Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?


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

Did you know you could by bookish merchandise on the Internet?  Who knew?  After managing a bookish Instagram for my internship this summer, I discovered bookish merchandise sold at stores like Etsy, Society6, and RedBubble. These are so cool; I want to own it all.

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

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

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor --- I vowed that I was going to read it in October, the perfect time to read it. And I didn’t get to it.  After putting it off for the rest of the year, it will definitely be devoured in 2016, preferably in October. 

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

Heir in the Sky by Amanda Sun

2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Into the Dim by Janet Taylor

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

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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

Let’s beat 2015’s reading challenge of 50 books!

A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright --- Despite the story being too short, it was still a cute debut that would tickle any reader’s toes.  The Heir and the Spare is a fast read, a bit predictable but a whole lot of fun.

Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

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  1. Wonderful survey! I still need to finish the Paper Gods and Storm is on the top of my TBR. And I love the Jenny Han covers, I seriously need to get on to reading those books!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. So glad you enjoyed Red Queen! I haven't read it, but I'm going to read it before Glass Sword is released. The Heir and the Spare sounds really adorable, I was pretty upset when my earc request was denied xD Anyway, hope you have a great year in 2016!