Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 End of Year Book Survey

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It’s that time of year again!

So hard to believe that 2014 is coming to a close. It feels as if we just did our 2013 end of year book survey!  The End of Year Book Survey was created by Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner & we are thrilled to be joining in for our second year! So join us as we take a look back at our reading list for 2014. . .

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Number Of Books I Read:

Seventy-three

Number Of ReReads:

 Three

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen [Goodreads]
Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross [Goodreads]
A Veil of Glass and Rain by Petra F. Bagnardi [Goodreads]

Genre I Read The Most From:

Contemporary

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1. Best Book I Read In 2014:

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
[Goodreads]

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

 The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry [Goodreads]

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

In a good way…We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [Goodreads]

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

 Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross [Goodreads]

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

Series starter: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cumming [Goodreads]
Best sequel: Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Madow [Goodreads]
Series ender: The One by Kiera Cass [Goodreads]

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Sarah Alderson

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

Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks [Goodreads]

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

Out Of Control by Sarah Alderson [Goodreads]

9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

 Just One Year by Gayle Forman [Goodreads]

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

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord [Goodreads]

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Matt Finch (Open Road Summer)

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

 I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson [Goodreads]

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

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson [Goodreads]

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

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver [Goodreads]

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

“…You are the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing I think about at night. You are the face in all of my dreams and the smile I see when I close my eyes. Your voice when you sing in the shower late at night, when you think you’re alone, is like music to my ears…”
This is Falling by Ginger Scott [Goodreads]

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?


Shortest: Return to You by Julie Cross 61pgs [Goodreads]
Longest: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige 464pgs [Goodreads]


17. Book That Shocked You The Most?

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [Goodreads]

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)?
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)


Reagan & Matt
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord [Goodreads]


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?

Reagan & Lilah
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord [Goodreads]


20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously?

Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross [Goodreads]

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

 We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [Goodreads]

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

 Matt Finch (Open Road Summer by Emery Lord) [Goodreads]

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

 Open Road Summer by Emery Lord [Goodreads]

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

 The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cumming [Goodreads]

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

 Third Degree by Julie Cross [Goodreads]

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?

Me Since You by Laura Wiess [Goodreads]

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Sound by Sarah Alderson [Goodreads]

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes [Goodreads]

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

 Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel [Goodreads]

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

I honestly cannot think of one.

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?

It’s a recent blog discovery thanks to my participating in the TBTBSanta, but Heather over at Bookables runs one of my new favorite blogs. It’s just darling!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?

I’d have to say my review of Open Road Summer.

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

I love our FaceTime Friday post discussing the TFIOS movie!

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

BEA most definitely! 

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

Meeting Sarah Dessen! This was one of my goals this year & it actually happened….THREE TIMES! 🙂

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

My post about the #BooksForACause auction was the most popular.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

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

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
At the beginning of 2014, I said I wanted to attend BEA and YALLFEST. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend both!

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare.

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

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

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

Diamonds are Forever by Michelle Madow

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

I hope to be able to complete my reading challenge & to attend a book event for an author I’ve never met.

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone?

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord.


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