My 2015 End of Year Book Survey





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I know this is a little bit late, but I hope you enjoy my 2015 End of Year Book Survey! This is my 2nd time taking part, and I love it. It is created by Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner and it is great.

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Number of books I read: 120
Number of re-reads: 13
Genre I read the most from: Contemporary most likely

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1. Best Book I Read In 2015? 
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2. Book I Was Excited About & Thought I Was Going To Love More But Didn't? Love Hurts edited by Malorie Blackman

3. Most Surprising (in a good way or bad way) book I read in 2015? 
The Look by Sophia Bennett

4. Book I "Pushed" The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2015? 
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

5. Best series I started in 2015? Best sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015? 
- Started: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
-Sequel: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
-Ended: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

6. Favourite new author I discovered in 2015?
Jenny Han

7. Best book from a genre I don't typically read/was out of my comfort zone?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Mystery

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

9. Book I Read In 2015 That I Am Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Saga vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

10. Favourite cover of a book I read in 2015?
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Ove from A Man Called Ove

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - this helped me to realise that I live in such a small bubble where I worry about my own things, sometimes without realising that other people have it worse.

14. Book I can't believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

15. Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book I Read In 2015?
"Real life was something happening in her peripheral vision." - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

16. Shortest & Longest Book I Read In 2015?
-Shortest: Lights Out by Holly Black (39 pages)
-Longest: His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman (1,016 pages)

17. Book That Shocked Me The Most?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (I will go down with this ship!)
Blue & Gansey - The Raven Cycle

19. Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?
Ove and Nasanin - A Man Called Ove

20. Favourite Book I Read In 2015 From An Author I've Read Previously?
Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

21. Best Book I Read In 2015 That I Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure?
Watchmen by Alan Moore

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Harry from The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

23. Best 2015 debut I read?
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting I Read This Year?
Lorali by Laura Dockrill

25. Book That Put A Smile On My Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

26. Book That Made Me Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
All of the Above by James Dawson

28. Book That Crushed Your Self?
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

29. Most Unique Book I Read In 2015?
Every Day by David Levithan

30. Book That Made Me The Most Mad (doesn't necessarily mean you didn't like it)?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - both of the main characters made me so mad.
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1. New favourite book blog I discovered in 2015?
Book Blog Bird always has great reviews and I enjoy reading her Waiting on Wednesday every week!

2. Favourite review that I wrote in 2015?
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (review)

3. Best discussion/non-review post I had on my blog?
The Powerless Blog tour: here

4. Best event that I participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Taking part in the Stacking The Shelves meme, as it helped me to become more organised.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
Winning a competition on twitter and receiving Another Day by David Levithan.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Having to balance my blog and my school work was difficult at times this year, and sadly it's only going to get worse.

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

8. Post I Wished Got A Little More Love?
My series review for the If I Stay duology (review)

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
bookbridgr has really helped me obtain more books I can review.

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I set myself the challenge of reading 100 books this year on goodreads, and I didn't expect to complete it but I did!
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1. One Book I Didn't Get To In 2015 But Will Be My Number 1 Priority in 2016?
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

2. Book I Am Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

3. 2016 Debut I Am Most Anticipating?
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

4. Series Ending/A Sequel I Am Most Anticipating in 2016?
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

5. One Thing I Hope To Accomplish Or Do In My Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
Be more active in the blogging community.

6. A 2016 Release I've Already Read & Recommend To Everyone?
None yet, because I haven't been that organised.

I really hope you've enjoyed reading this, and that you've had a great 2015!

Izzy

Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention - I've gone all blushy! And thanks for the signpost to Bookbridgr - I'd never heard of it, but I've just signed up.

    Have a great 2016!

    Claire @ Book Blog Bird

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