|Survey hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner|
Number of books you read: 134 books.
Number of re-reads: 9 re-reads.
Genre you most read from: Probably fantasy, with contemporary as a close second.
1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Contemporary: The Start of Me and You, by Emery Lord
Sci-fi: Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Mythology based: Cruel Beauty, by Rosamund Hodge
Retelling: The Wrath and the Dawn, Renee Ahdieh
Fantasy: The Impostor Queen, by Sarah Fine
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
In a good way Vengeance Road, by Erin Bowman, I was never really a fan of westerns movies or had read any before so I was surprised when this book hocked me up right from the first chapter. On a bad way there were a few two and one stars that I didn't expected, like The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Well, I don't really know the answer to this one, The Girl at the Midnight was my most viewed review this year so probably this one.
5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Best series you started in 2015: taking the ones I already talked about on my best books of 2015, I will have to go with the Seven Realms series, by Cinda Williams Chima
Best Sequel of 2015: The Vanishing Throne, by Elizabeth May
Best Series Ender of 2015: Winter, by Marissa Meyer
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
This one is hard, there was so much new authors I discovered this year (as always) but on the note of not mentioning authors/books I already mentioned before I'll go with Becky Albertalli
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
This isn't technically a book, but I'll go with Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, because I only started to read graphic novels this year.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Through the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi, I remember that when I finished this one I felt like it had read more like a novella than a book because it had passed so fast.
9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Any book from series that are going to have books published on 2016 really.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
I'll kind of cheat on this one and go with the unpublished cover of Da Vinci's Tiger, by L.M. Elliott, I really, really don't understand publishing things sometimes.
11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Ruby Oliver from the Ruby Oliver series, by E. Lockhart.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
Making Pretty, by Corey Ann Haydu, this one isn't written on a lyrical beautiful kind of way but I found myself coming back to its words even after I had finished it.
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
The Art of Being Normal, by Lisa Williamson
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
The final books on The Mediator series, by Meg Cabot, I started reading this series when I was like 12 and never got around to finishing it until this year.
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
I don't really save quotes, but this one stayed with me and I know it to my heart: "Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn't be this big awkward thing whether you're straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I'm just saying".
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Shortest: The Holders, by Julianna Scott
Longest: Winter, by Marissa Meyer
17. Book That Shocked You The Most (Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
Illuminae hands down, it had more than one twist that left me like "WHAT WHAT WHAT EVEN WTH WHAT IS HAPPENNING" actual this was me the entire time while reading it, so yeah.
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!) (OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
This isn't fair, this is even harder than choosing my favorites books, I have to many ships oh god. Okay, so I'm gonna go with Mia and Michael, from the Princess Diaries series because of all the happy things that happened to them on Royal Wedding.
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
This is extremely hard too, I really, really, really love the friendship between Roar and Aria, always good to see two straight people of opposite sex being friends and that's it.
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
The Fill-In Boyfriend, by Kassie West, she knows show to write contemporaries perfectly for me.
21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure
I ended up reading The Scorpion Rules, by Erin Bow because of one very positive review from a trusted GR friend, from peer pressure I read Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
LOL, okay, if you're gonna go with the newest it will have to be Elli from The Impostor Queen, by Sarah Fine.
23. Best 2015 debut you read?
I'm cheating on this one, my best 2015 debuts are on my faves already so I'm going with a 2014 debut that I read on 2015 which was 17 First Kisses, by Rachael Allen.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
A tie between the Grisha trilogy, by Leigh Bardugo and Dark Caravan Cycle, by Heather Demetrius, both worlds were so unique and fantastical.
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Love and Other Foreign Words, by Erin McCahan was full of awkward social moments that gave me good laughs.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
Oh, I'm a crier so there is plenty to chose for this one, I cry at nearly every book like seriously but probably the one that I cried during the longest time while reading it was Not Otherwise Specified, by Hannah Moskowitz.
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
I think that The Lies About Truth, by Courtney C. Stevens didn't get as much atention as it should when it was released.
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Tell the Wind and Fire, by Sarah Rees Brennan, so I totally could have used this one on the book that made you cry category because oh my god, this book made me ugly sob like so much BUT I think that it was more fitting on this question because it also crushed my soul too, pretty hard.
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
The Heartstrikers series, by Rachel Aaron, I definitely had never read anything similar to these books before, it's urban fantasy but it takes magic and dragons on a totally new and unique way.
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
The Art of Being Normal, by Lisa Williamson, there were quite a lot of familiar drama and bullying that made me a rage beast while reading it.
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile and The Daily Prophecy.
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
Probably the one about Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli.
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
My discussion on the World Suicide Prevention Day.
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I didn't really took part on anything this year.
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
Idk, probably when I stopped feeling bad about not blogging constantly and accepted that this is my way of doing things.
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Keeping a balance between my studies and my hobbies.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My review of The Girl at Midnight, by Melissa Grey.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Again my discussion on the World Suicide Prevention Day.
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Idk, probably starting using twitter.
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yes and no, I completed my GR challenge of reading 130 books and my Flights of Fantasy challenge to read 30 fantasy novels (I ended up reading 44), but I didn't complete my re-read challenge of re-reading 12 books (ended up with only 9).
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman, I have this books for ages and a few months ago I finally got its sequel, now I'm planning on this being my first read of 2016.
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
All of the sequels of my series, but especially The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater (I mean, this one is a given already).
3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
There is quite a few fantasy debuts that are on my TBR list already, one of my most anticipated is probably The Girl from Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig.
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater.
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
Just keep blogging fun and as a hobby, I always love to write down a review and put my feelings out there so I hope to keep with this.
6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
The Impostor Queen, by Sarah Fine, seriously SO GOOD, you want to read it.