2 January 2016

2015 End of Year Book Survey

created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner

Number Of  Books You Read: 130
Number of Re-Reads: 16
Genre You Read The Most From: Ooh, probably either YA Contemporary or New Adult

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli!

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West. That was a major let down for me. 

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand. I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to read it or not, but Cynthia Hand did such an amazing job with the subject and it actually helped me a lot.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Again, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I LOOOOOVED that book so much and EVERYONE should read it.

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?

Best Series Started: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Best Sequel: All Played Out by Cora Carmack
Best Series Ender: Winter by Marissa Meyer

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Nicole Williams. I got completely hooked on her books this year and I totally fell in love with her Lost & Found series.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I don't actually think I read anything out of my comfort zone this year.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Hands down, Winter by Marissa Meyer.

 9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I want to re-read them all!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

Ignite by Sara B. Larson. The cover is beautiful!

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Simon and Blue! (Simon vs...)

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? 

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas! It was amazing!

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

“Je t'aime. Aujourd'hui. Ce soir. Demain. Pour toujours. Si je vivais mille ans, je t'appartiendrais pour tous. Si je vivais mille vies, je te ferais mienne dans chacune d'elles.

I love you. Today. Tonight. Tomorrow. Forever. If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If I were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” 
- The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Shortest Book: Just One Night by Gayle Forman - 40 pages
Longest: Winter by Marissa Meyer - 823 pages

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. I didn't not see that ending coming!

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Well, my biggest OTP was DESTROYED this year, so I'll have to go with Cress and Thorne.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

The Song sisters (To All the Boys by Jenny Han)

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Built by Jay Crownover! Sayer and Zeb's story was amazing.

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven. Brittany recommended this one to me and then she sent me a copy, so I had to read it and I ended up loving it!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Zeb! (Built by Jay Crownover)

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli!

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

All That Glitters by Holly Smale. Harriet is just so damn funny.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Lost & Found series by Nicole Williams. I binged this in like 2 days and then had the crushing wait for book 5. 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Queen of Shadows. It crushed my soul, ripped out my hearts and jumped up and down on it. Totally destroyed me.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

The Wanderers by Kate Ormand. A very strange and unique story idea that I loved.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?   
Well, I haven't really been on my blog that much this year so I don't think I came across any new bloggers.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?   
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I loved writing this review because everyone needs to read this book!

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?   
I don't think I had any non-review posts.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?   
I met Victoria Aveyard this year! And also Morgan Matson, Jenny Han and Jennifer E. Smith. I did prefer the smaller signing with Matson, Han and Smith. It was a lot more intimate and gave you the chance to get to know them better. Morgan Matson was my favourite though. She's so funny.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015? 
Meeting some amazing authors! (see above)

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year? 
Trying to balance reading/blogging with a full time job. I'm hoping to get back in to the swing of things at the beginning of next year. 

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?   
My most view post was my review for 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?   

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? 
I discovered Magicbookmarks etsy page this year. They have adorable bookmarks and I sent Brittany a few for Christmas. They had Katy and Daemon!!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
The only reading goal/challenge I managed to complete was my goodreads one. I failed at everything else.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?   
Ooh, there are a few, but I think Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner will be a very high priority!
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?   
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas! I NEEEEEEEEED THIS BOOK!

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?    
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?   
Most anticipated sequel: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard!
Most anticipated series ending: Let the Wind Rise by Shannon Messenger (I'VE BEEN WAITING TOO LONG FOR THIS) or The Crown by Kiera Cass

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?   
I'm hoping to be able to keep up with blogging this year since I completely neglected it towards the end of last year.

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
I've already read Built by Jay Crownover and it made it onto my favourites of 2015! It was so damn amazing. If you love New Adult, YOU HAVE TO READ IT!


  1. Kudos to you for doing the survey! Simon Vs is such an amazing book and definitely one of my fave debuts for sure!!

    1. I've done it every year and I figured it'd be a good way to kick off the year and kick off my blogging return too :)
      It was just so adorable!

  2. Everyone has been raving about Simon Vs the Homosapiens Agenda this year and I still havem't read it!!! It's a shame you didn't like The Fill in Boyfriend, I recently just got it and I'm super excited to read it but I'll see how it goes. QUEEN OF SHADOWS ANNOYED ME SO MUCH TOO ALL THE WRONG SHIPS AHHHH.

    1. IT'S SO GOOOOOOOD! I was actually so surprised by how much I loved it! The fill-in boyfriend just made me so sad :( I love Kasie West, but it just completely missed the mark for me. QUEEN OF SHADOWS DESTROYED EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(

  3. Simon! Simons everywhere!
    I think we could go on for days about how QoS destroyed our lives.... Fire breathing bitch....
    I cannot wait to meet Zeb! Just two more days. Just two more days.
    I need to read Their Fractured Light this month too. I wanted to read it as soon as it came out but December sucked for reading. So busy.
    Katy, Daemon and Percy are so cute. I am getting Jamie for sure! I just need to stop myself from buying all the others....
    I'm really hoping Nicole Williams will give us more in the Lost & Found series. Like c'mon just do it!

    1. Simoooooon! Simon's ruled this year. HAHAHA. We could.. and we already have! I'm slightly apprehensive about Their Fractured Light since I remember nothing from book #2.
      She has to!

  4. I need to check out Simon. I see it everywhere. I loved Red Queen and Winter too. I definitely need to re-read Red Queen :) I think I know your destroyed OTP.. *cries*

    1. Simon was amazing! You definitely need to check it out! Red Queen was just so amazing! I can't wait to re-read it.

      *sobs over OTP* It actually ruined EVERYTHING.

  5. Oooh I'm definitely going to check out that etsy store! Great find!! Also can't wait for Built, glad you liked it!

    My 2015 Survey!

    1. I just randomly stumbled across it and now I want ALL the bookmarks! Built it so amazing! I can't wait for you to read it :D