The original @ The Perpetual PageTurner. The list could change before the end of the year if I read something that should be on here in the next few weeks. The stats part will change since I’m not going to stop reading. After filling this out, I realized how many books I chose that were actually released in 2014, not just that I read in 2014. It’s been a great year for books.
2014 Reading Stats:
Number of books you’ve read:Right now I’m at 185 but still counting
Number of Re-reads: 16
Genre you’ve read the most: Contemporary with 62
Best In Books:
Best Book you’ve read in 2014:
I fell in love with this book right from the start. It’s my go-to recommendation.
Book you were the most excited about and thought you were going to love more but didn’t:
I wanted to love this one so much, I kept hearing amazing things, but the narration style just didn’t suck me in.
Most surprising(in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014:
This book was so much more intense than I expected, in all the good ways.
Book you “pushed” the most people to read(and they did) in 2014:
Still recommending it to everyone.
Best series you started in 2014? Best sequel? Best series ender of 2014:
I loved this world and the characters.
Sydney, Adrian, Eddie, Jill, so much fun.
I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know who would live, how it would end.
Favorite new author discovered in 2014:
This one was hard but I went with Shannon Lee Alexander. I loved the way she wove math into the plot without making it feel forced in, the characters she created, the humor she interjected.
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/out of your comfort zone:
I usually don’t read a whole lot of horror so this was a little out there for me. The sequel has been bought so it was a successful venturing outside of the comfort zone.
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year:
There was always something going on, every single page.
Best book you read in 2014 that are are most likely going to re-read in 2015:
Curious about this one yet?
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014:
It’s even prettier in person.
Most memorable character of 2014:
Sam’s a girl enrolled at a previously all male military academy and she just might be tougher than all of them.
Most beautifully written book read in 2014:
Something Real stole my heart first but the writing in this one is so beautiful and just flows.
Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2014:
This one really made me think about a lot about the different versions of yourself you show different groups.
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to read:
I loved it and the sequel but it was out almost a full year before I even bought it.
Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2014:
“What if she was supposed to be a painter, but no one ever gave her a brush?”
Shortest and longest book read in 2014:
Book that shocked you the most:
I was prepared for feels but there was so many twists that made the feels cut even deeper.
OTP of the year(I will go down with this ship):
Isla and Josh. And not just because Isla got her name from Prince Edward Island. Hello birthplace.
Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year:
Amber and Devon. Just a great friendship.
Favorite book you read in 2014 from an author you’ve previously read:
Bloodlines series. The whole thing. So good.
Best book you read in 2014 based solely on a recommendation from somebody else:
Put off reading it but finally caved to the peer pressure. And loved it. That usually doesn’t happen for me.
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014:
Raif. Mmmmm Raif.
Best 2014 debut you read:
My go-to choice. Still awesome.
Best world-building/most vivid setting you read this year:
The eight different kingdoms, how they were set up, the city names, everything was amazing.
Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read:
This really was so much fun to read. Perfect way to sum it up.
Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2014:
Again, choose one?
I confess. I bawled.
Hidden gem of the year:
There was so much character growth and a unique plot. I loved it.
Book that crushed you soul:
Recovery is a painful, difficult road and this book shows every inch of that.
Book that made you the most mad(doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it:
The main character, her friends, and their theories really annoyed me.
One book you didn’t get to in 2014 but will make it your number 1 priority in 2015:
I’m pretty sure I won’t be getting to this one in the few weeks left of the year but definitely plan to in January or February.
Book you are most anticipating for 2015(non-debut):
I just….need it. NOW!
2015 debut you are most anticipating:
Again, need it. NOW!
Series ending/sequel you are most anticipating in 2015:
I’m not ready to say goodbye to these characters.
One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2015:
Get some debate posts going on certain subjects.
A 2015 release you’ve already read and recommend to everyone:
Definitely put it on par with Me Since You, which I loved.