2015 End of the Year Survey

Hey, bookworms!

It’s the end of the year, so it’s time for an 2015 year end themed post!

Every year, Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner hosts a survey for readers to complete about their reading activities for the year. I’ve seen this one a few blogs the past few days and thought this was an excellent format for an end of year post. Here we go!

Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 53
Number of Re-Reads: 15! (7 of these are from my Harry Potter re-read!)
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult

 Best In Books

  1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – hands down, without a doubt, my favorite read of the year.
  2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
    Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas – I was sooo excited for this one coming off of Crown of Midnight but was very disappointed.
  3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I did not think I would be down for a cyborg retelling of Cinderella, but I’m glad I picked this one up.
  4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – I told everyone and their mothers to read this book and about half of them listened to me!
  5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
    Series started: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I haven’t given up on this series yet. It’s still the most influential series of my reading year.
    Sequel: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – I really enjoyed the first book, but I loved this one even more.
    Series ender: N/A (unless you count my re-reads of Harry Potter and His Dark Materials, but I’m not)
  6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
    Ernest Cline – I also enjoyed Armada quite a bit and I enjoy his writing style.
  7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
    Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – I usually do not read YA Contemporary, but I received an ARC of this novel. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
  8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
    The Martian by Andy Weir – I read for hours on end.
  9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Here it is again…but YES. Mom and I have already talked about re-reading it soon!
  10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
    Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – This cover is just plain gorgeous and the ARC paperback I have has a lovely texture as well.
  11. Most memorable character of 2015?
    Amy Dunne from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I felt so many emotions towards her and I’d never before reacted to a fictional character in such a way.
  12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – Even though I wasn’t pleased with this book, I thought it had beautiful writing.
  13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – It’s pretty obvious why this one is thought-provoking.
  14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Why, oh why did I wait so long to start The Lunar Chronicles?
  15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
    I don’t have an answer for this question. :/
  16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
    Shortest: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (54 pages)
    Longest: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (870 pages)
  17. Book That Shocked You The Most
    Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – It was one surprising turn after another.
  18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
    I don’t really “ship” characters, but my favorite romantic relationship I’ve read this year would be Celaena/Chaol.
  19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
    I would have to say the relationships between the gamers (gunters) in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
  20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King – I am a huge Stephen King fan.
  21. Best Book You Read In 2015That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Mom read this book awhile ago and told me to read it, but I didn’t until I started watching BookTube videos.
  22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
    Chaol Westfall – No shame.
  23. Best 2015 debut you read?
    Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
    Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I loved the idea and the building of Ravka. I’m really excited to finish the trilogy and read Six of Crows.
  25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
    The Martian by Andy Weir – I was seriously grinning the entire time.
  26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
    Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern – I didn’t cry, but I was surprised at my emotional reaction.
  27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
    From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion – A YA contemporary, romance, sci-fi…not what I usually read, but I enjoyed it and haven’t heard much about it from others.
  28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
    I actually didn’t read anything that crushed me or induced a major book hangover this year….well, at least not that is memorable.
  29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – As told by the cassette tapes of a person who has committed suicide.
  30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Oh Amy, I wanted to throw the book out the window because of you.


Your Blogging/Bookish Life

  1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
    I don’t have one. Since I’ve only begun in June, I think all the blogs I follow are new favorites!
  2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
    You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
  3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
    The Reading Habits Book Tag
  4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
    I really need to attend a book convention/festival.
  5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
    Starting the blog!
  6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
    Keeping active on the blog while in a reading slump.
  7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
    My book review for Placid Girl by Brenna Erlich received the most views.
  8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
    I can’t pick one…I’ll go with my reviews in general.
  9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
    BookTube and book blogging
  10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
    I set a goal for 50 books via the Goodreads challenge. I read 53 books this year!

Looking Ahead

  1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
    A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin – I said about 6 months ago that I wanted to read this book by the end of the year, but didn’t make it.
  2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
    End of Watch by Stephen King – This is the third book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy (started by Mr. Mercedes).
  3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
    This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  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?
    Follow through with any reading challenges and set for myself.
  6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
    I haven’t read anything that hasn’t been released yet.

See you soon and happy reading!




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5 thoughts on “2015 End of the Year Survey

  1. Ooh I read Ready Player One for the first time this year. It took me forever to read but looking back on it now, I really want to read it again! And I’m assuming we both got the Miss Peregrine’s reccomendaiton from Jesse on Booktube? Haha 😛


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