Thursday, 1 January 2015

2014 End of Year Book Survey

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2014 Reading Stats

Number of Books You Read: 121
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: fantasy (probably)

Best in Books


1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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

Waiting for Doggo by Mark B. Mills

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

Solitaire by Alice Oseman (good way)

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

Glaze by Kim Curran

5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

Started: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan + Fiona Staples
Sequel: Vivian Versus America by Katie Coyle
Ender: Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

E. Lockhart

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

Saga (graphic novels)

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

I don't re-read often and definitely not that soon. I guess the only possibility would be Saga.

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

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor, cover illustration by Joey Hifi.

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Ben Fletcher (Boys Don't Knit)

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?

The Man Who Couldn't Stop by David Adam - not that it changed my life personally but it dispelled a lot of myths about OCD. Better understanding can only be a good thing.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

Melody was different, different was weird, weird was bad. It was simple. Maybe they didn’t actively participate in the undoing of Melody Blair, but it was their silence, their willingness to look away, that lent Mackenzie her power.

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness (592 pages)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Vivian and Harp in Vivian Versus America

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

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

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

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

Do dragons count?

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

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

Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock

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

Boys Don't Knit by T.S. Easton

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

I am a regular book-crier but top contenders include We Were Liars, The Shock of the Fall and Falling Into Place.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Stray by Monica Hesse

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad?

The Rain by Virginia Bergin

Looking Ahead


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

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

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

The Hidden Rune of Iron by Suzanne McLeod

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

No idea, I've not been paying close enough attention to new books yet.

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

The finale of the Night School series.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

I'd like a bit more variety on the blog, as in post types rather than genre, that I already do. Not sure how I'll go about it though!

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

You might have noticed I've not included all the questions, check out Jamie's original post for the full set if you want to join in.

2 comments:

  1. I loved your answer to #22. It made me smile. :)

    I think the only book on your list that I've read is Book of Life by Deborah Harkness. I read the entire series this year.

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  2. Oooh, I like this survey. I may very well copy this one and post it on my own blog. Station Eleven made my top *mumble* list for 2014, too.

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