River’s 2014 End of Year Book Survey

2014-end-of-year-book-survey-1024x984Well well well. Look who just finished their 2014 goodreads challenge of 150 books. (Look who also has to do laundry and figured this would be a good way to kill time during the spin cycle). Yes, I did it. A week ago I didn’t think I was going to make it. But I DID IT I DID IT! And I figured that now would be as good a time as any to fill this out! So let’s get crackin!

2014 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read:

Number of Re-Reads:

Genre You Read The Most From:
Young Adult

Best In Book

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?
Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?
Afterworlds (baaaaaad way)

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
The Raven Boys etc.

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
After the End/ A Handful of Dust / The Retribution of Mara Dyer

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?
Katrina Leno 

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

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

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Blue Lily, Lily Blue

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?

11. Most memorable character of 2014?
Can I choose Gansey again?

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?
Althea & Oliver 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?
All the Bright Places

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
The Beginning of Everything

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
*loosely ininterpreted quote

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?
Longest: Afterworlds 640 pages
Shortest;  Annie & Fia 34 pages 

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Afterworlds (at how AWFUL it was!)

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

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Noah and EVERYONE in The Raven Boys 

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Blue Lily, Lily Blue 

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Gone Girl

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Sorry, nobody beat Gansey. 

23. Best 2014 debut you read?
The Half-Life of Molly Pierce 

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

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

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
Rain Reign 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Althea & Oliver

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
All The Bright Places 

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?
Rain Reign

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

Blogging/ Bookish life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?
My Blue Lily, Lily Blue Review. Hahaha. 

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Rainbow Rowell at Harvard Bookstore omfg she was AH-MAY-ZINGGGGGG!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?
Getting responses from publishers when making my first physical ARC requests :3

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
No clue, too lazy to check. Sure it was a book event one.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
All of them?

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
My employee discount? Does that count? Hahaha. Um, winning $80 from my work to basically buy books from my work? No srsly though, not really a ‘discovery’ but just being able to access books and events now that I’m back in the USA has been fucking AMAZING.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
YES! I finished my goodreads goal and kept up with my ARC schedule.

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
Dreams of Gods & Monsters

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
My Heart and Other Blackholes

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?
Blog and review more in general

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
All the Bright Places

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