This survey started over at Jamie’s blog Perpetual Page Turner and has a link up to lots more blogs that also participated in this end of year book survey. If you do it, make sure to link up:)
Usually on Thursday I do a Comparing Before and After but since it’s the end of the year, this seemed more appropriate:)
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary
1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman. This book was very insightful, touching, and eye-opening.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Hello, I Love You – Katie M Stout. It compared itself to Anna and the French Kiss but it didn’t give me anywhere near the same kind of feels.
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Shutter – Courtney Alameda. I can do horror but it’s rare that a horror book gives me such feels while stile being terrifying.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard. I can’t count the amount of times we’ve sold out of this book at the bookstore because we’re constantly recommending it.
5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Series started: Walk on Earth a Stranger – Rae Carson. It was slower paced but the pace fit the story and I was completely absorbed into the characters’ lives.
Sequel: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke – Anne Blankman. Technically this is also an ender since it was a duology.
Ender: Sweet Temptation – Wendy Higgins. Not sure if this counts but it is the last book, actually all three books just from the male POV and it was great.
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Erin Bowman. I own the whole Taken trilogy but I have yet to start them. I read Vengeance Road in a day and moved Taken up on my TBR list. It’s coming soon.
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Shutter – Courtney Aladema. Horror just doesn’t seem to be my go-to.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Ice Like Fire – Sara Raasch. I used to have fingernails.
9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman. This is a book I’ll probably re-read once a year, even if it’s just to read certain parts.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
Ten Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray. So pretty!
11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Sam McAllister from Every Last Word – Tamara Ireland Stone
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
Every Last Word – Tamara Ireland Stone. It had a very poetic style.
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman but there were so many.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
The Bitter Kingdom – Rae Carson. I loved the first two and kept putting off the last one in fear. There was no reason.
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
“Sometimes we get it wrong the first time. But you only have to get it right once.” from The Start of Me and You – Emery Lord
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Shortest: Thomas’ First Memory of the Flare – James Dashner. 4 pages.
Longest: Angel Fire – LA Weatherly. 636 pages
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Ice Like Fire – Sara Raasch. My Heart!
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Paige and Max from The Start of Me and You – Emery Lord
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
All the friendships from Chasing Impossible – Katie McGarry. If I had to choose, Isaiah and Noah.
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
I’ll Meet You There – Heather Demetrios. This was so raw.
21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir. It wasn’t solely on recommendations but it was the only reason I read it this year instead of putting it off.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
Max from The Start of Me and You – Emery Lord. I need a Max in my life.
23. Best 2015 debut you read?
Under a Painted Sky – Stacey Lee. I couldn’t put it down.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Ten Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray. We got so much more about the Firebird and time travel, plus getting to see alternate timelines.
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
The Revenge Playbook – Rachael Allen. Four girls having a blast doing dares and pranks all in the name of revenge against the boys who hurt them. Couldn’t stop laughing.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
Ice Like Fire – Sara Raasch. Again, my heart!
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Not After Everything – Michelle Levy. Just so well done and from a male POV.
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Ice Like Fire – Sara Raasch. Anyone seeing a pattern. My poor heart and soul!
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli. I was not expecting it to be so light and fluffy and funny.
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Hello, I Love You – Katie M Stout. Let’s not talk about it.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
UnGodly – Kendare Blake. I need to know who will live!
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater. I need to know who will live!
3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Revenge and the Wild – Michelle Modesto. This one’s been on my radar forever it seems.
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
Frost Like Night – Sara Raasch. Please fix my broken heart and crushed soul.
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
Participate in more blog tours.
6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Front Lines – Michael Grant. Alternate history, female soldiers in the world war, badass women.