Sunday, January 4, 2015

2014 END OF YEAR BOOK SURVEY

2014 End Of Year Book Survey
Hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner.


~2014 READING STATS~

1. Number of Books You've Read
157

2. Number of Re-Reads
Three -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling; Strawberries for Dessert by Marie Sexton; Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding by Marie Sexton

3. Genre You Read The Most From
Historical Romance

~BEST IN BOOKS~
1. Best Book You Read in 2014 (divided by genre)
Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) Attachments Chained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire, #2)
Historical Romance: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Contemporary Romance: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Paranormal Romance: Chained By Night by Larissa Ione

Written in Red (The Others, #1) Evernight (Darkest London, #5) Fever Pitch (Love Lessons, #2)
Urban Fantasy: Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Steampunk: Evernight by Kristen Callihan
Male/Male Romance: Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan

The Hook Up (Game On, #1) Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2) The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
New Adult Romance: The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan
Young Adult: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
Middle Grade: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

2. Book You Were Excited About and Thought You Were Going To Love, But Didn't
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton -- Hated the heroine.
Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase -- Liked the characters, but found the plot boring.
Ball & Chain by Abigail Roux -- Melodramatic side plot and less Ty & Zane than I wanted.

3. Most Surprising Book You Read in 2014
Isn't She Lovely (Redemption, #0.5)
Isn't She Lovely by Lauren Layne -- The NA romance that turned me into a fan.

4. Book You "Pushed" People to Read (And They Did) in 2014
The Ivy Years series by Sarina Bowen

5. Best Series You Started in 2014; Best Sequel in 2014; Best Series Ender of 2014
Best New Series: Castles Ever After series by Tessa Dare
Best Sequel: Cress by Marissa Meyer; Chained By Night by Larissa Ione
Best Series Ender: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

6. Favorite New Author Discovered in 2014
Robin LaFevers -- His Fair Assassin trilogy
Sarina Bowen -- The Ivy Years series

7. Best Book From a Genre You Don't Typically Read/Was Out of Your Comfort Zone
The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan -- New adult romance

8. Most Action-Packed, Thrilling, Unputdownable Book of the Year
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1)
Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews -- Non-stop action from beginning to end.

9. Book Read in 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year
The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

10. Favorite Cover of a Book You Read in 2014
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Cress by Marissa Meyer

11. Most Memorable Character(s) of 2014
Hero: Roarke -- Innocent in Death by JD Robb; Drew Baylor -- The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan
Heroine: Nevada Baylor -- Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Side Character: Myne -- Chained By Night by Larissa Ione
Villain: Queen Levana -- Cress by Marissa Meyer; The killer -- Innocent in Death by JD Robb (not named to avoid spoilers)

12. Most Beautifully Written Book Read in 2014
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

13. Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book of 2014
Innocent in Death (In Death, #24)
Innocent In Death by JD Robb

14. Book You Can't Believe You Waited Until 2014 To Read
My Dearest Enemy
My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway -- It is considered a classic in the world of historical romance and I finally understand why!

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From a Book Read in 2014
Serious/Thought-Provoking: "Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves." --Cress by Marissa Meyer

Funny: "I can handle it. But it stinks, if you ask me, really stinks, that you get to go out somewhere drinking beer while I'm stuck at Baby Central. Just because you have a penis."
"We'll think fondly of you over beer, me and my penis."

She ate a little more, then smiled slowly. "You've still got to be in the birthing room when she pushes it out."

"Shut up, Eve."

"Your penis won't save you then, Pal." -- Born in Death by JD Robb


16. Shortest and Longest Book Read in 2014
Claiming the Duchess (Fitzhugh Trilogy, #0.5) Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
Claiming the Duchess by Sherry Thomas (24 pgs)
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (584 pgs)

17. Book That Shocked You the Most
Innocent in Death by JD Robb -- Reveal of the murderer

18. OTP (One True Pairing) of the Year
Eve/Roarke -- Innocent in Death by JD Robb
Bones/Cat -- Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship
Persis and Isla -- Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You've Read Previously
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

21. Best Book You Read in 2014 That You Read Based Solely on Another's Recommendation/Peer Pressure
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

22. Newest Fictional Crush From a Book Read in 2014
Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2)
Rafe Brandon -- Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

23. Best 2014 Debut You Read
I only read one debut this year and it wasn't good enough to merit mention on this list.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
Whisper of Sin (Psy-Changeling, #0.6) Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) Night Shift (Kate Daniels, #6.5; SPI Files, # 0.5; Psy-Changeling, #12.5)
Psy-Changeling series -- Whisper of Sin/Shield of Winter/Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh

Azagoth (1001 Dark Nights, #6; Lords of Deliverance, #5.5;  Demonica, #10.5) Revenant (Lords of Deliverance, #6; Demonica, #11)
Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series -- Azagoth/Revenant by Larissa Ione

25. Book That Put a Smile On Your Face/Was the Most Fun to Read
My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway

26. Book That Made You Cry in 2014
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

27. Hidden Gem of the Year
Summer Is for Lovers
Summer Is For Lovers by Jennifer McQuiston

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

29. Most Unique Book Read in 2014
How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon, #1)
How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (Doesn't Necessarily Mean You Didn't Like It)
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton

~YOUR BLOGGING/BOOKISH LIFE~
1. New Favorite Book Blog Discovered in 2014

2. Favorite Review You Wrote in 2014

3. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog 

7. Post You Wished Got More Love

8. Best Bookish Discovery

9. Reading Challenges/Blogging Goals Completed This Year
Goodreads Reading Challenge: 157 out of 150 books
Historical Romance Reading Challenge: 44 out of 20 books
Review Pile Reading Challenge: 51 out of 31 books
Immortal Reading Challenge: 20 out of 20 books
Audiobook Reading Challenge: 24 out of 20 books

~LOOKING AHEAD~
1. Book(s) You Didn't Get To In 2014, But Will Be a High Priority in 2015
Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (Non-Debut)
Rivals in the City (The Agency, #4)
Rivals in the City by Y.S. Lee

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

4. Series Ending/Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
Series Ender: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
Sequel: The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish/Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life in 2015
Get my Netgalley percentage to 60%

6. 2015 Release You've Already Read and Recommend to Everyone
I haven't read any yet because I am waiting until a little closer to release date.

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