Sunday, December 27, 2015

End of the Year Bookish Survey

Iʻm linking up with Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner for her end of the year bookish survey!

Number of Books You Read: 74
Number of Re-Reads: 10
Genre You Read the Most From: Either Contemporary or Fantasy YA
1. Best Book You Read? Iʻm gonna have to go with The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson.
2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didnʻt? The Girl  on the Train by Paula Hawkins
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
4. Book you "pushed" the most people to read (and they did)? No one ever reads the books that I recommend, haha, but Iʻve been suggesting The Bassoon King to just about everyone.
5. Best series you started in 2015? Best sequel of 2015? Best series ender of 2015? Best series started is a tie between Red Queen and Illuminae. Best sequel is Invaded. Best series ender...WINTER, definitely.
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015? Definitely Victoria Aveyard.
7. Best book from a genre you donʻt typically read/was out of your comfort zone? I donʻt think I really went out of my comfort zone this year...whoops! Iʻll definitely have to change that next year.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? Definitely Illuminae!
9. Book you read in 2015 that you are most likely  to re-read next  year? Illuminae...again...haha...but thatʻs because the second book is coming out next year so yeah.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015? that book is on the list quite a bit. But itʻs freaking gorgeous!
11. Most memorable character of 2015? Lane from Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015? 99 Days by Katie Cotugno
13. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2015? On the Jellicoe Road by Melina was one of those books that left me completely speechless at the end.
14. Book you canʻt believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Seriously, itʻs been on my TBR for forever!
15. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2015? "Happiness is not something ʻjust around the cornerʻ or ʻover the hillʻ or that can be enjoyed as soon as you have a certain level of material comfort. Itʻs a moment-to-moment choice. Joy and contentment come from daily, hourly, minutely, secondly decisions to be grateful for what you have." -- Rainn Wilson in ʻThe Bassoon Kingʻ That book is way quotable.
16. Shortest & Longest book you read in 2015? Shortest book was Listverse.comʻs Astounding Bathroom Reader (88 pages) and the longest was Winter by Marissa Meyer (824 pages)
17. Book the shocked you the most. Hmm...Illuminae and Jellicoe Road are probably tied.
18. OTP of the year? Simon and Blue from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year? Scarlet and Winter in Winter by Marissa Meyer!
20. Favorite book you read in 2015 from an author you read previously? Definitely Winter.
21. Best book you read in 2015 that you read based solely on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure? Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I hadnʻt been planning on reading it at all but it got such great reviews from my favorite book  bloggers and youtubers...I had to read it.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015? Prince Maven from Red Queen. I KNOW OKAY. I KNOW.
23. Best 2015 debut you read? Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
24. Best world building/most vivid setting you read this year? I think  itʻs a tie between Red Queen (because Victoria Aveyard definitely thought hard about the world she made) and Illuminae.
25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most  FUN to read? The Royal We by Heather Cocks
26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2015? The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
27. Hidden gem of the year? 99 Days by Katie Cotugno
28. Book that crushed your soul? Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
29. Most unique book you read in 2015? Illuminae, definitely, mostly because of the design.
30. Book that made you the most mad (doesnʻt necessarily mean you didnʻt like it)? November 9 by Colleen Hoover. I mean...I definitely loved the book, but it was so frustrating at times!

Iʻm gonna skip this part just because I didnʻt book blog much this year. 
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
7. Most popular post this year on your blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
8. Post you wished got a little more love?
9. Best bookish discover (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?

1. One book you didnʻt get to in 2015 but will be your Number 1 priority in 2016? Vanished by E.e. Cooper...seriously, Iʻve tried to read it like 5 times this year but nothing.
2. Book you are most anticipating for 2016 (non-debut)? Starflight by Melissa Landers
3. 2016 debut you are most anticipating? The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
4. Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2016? Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard && the second book in the Illuminae trilogy of course.
5. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2016? Iʻm currently deciding on  few reading challenges that Iʻd like to do in 2016 as far as reading. And for blogging...well, Iʻd actually like to get the book part of this blog up & running--including book reviews.
6. A 2016 release youʻve already read & recommend to everyone?


  1. I'm glad to see that you used Illuminae more than once too! I recently read it (just finished it last night at 12:30 am to be precise) so it ended up being my answer to so many questions, haha.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian