End of Year Book Survey 2014

by Diana Sousa

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I found this fun survey by Perpetual Page-Turner that I thought would be interesting to do! Feel free to do it too and link it to me, or comment with your own favourite books!

2014 Reading Stats

Number of books you’ve read: 40

Genre you read the most from: Science Fiction (category would be YA)

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch

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

Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo

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

Allegiant, by Veronica Roth (in a disappointing way)

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

The Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennan

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

– The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer

– Shadowplay, by Laura Lam

– Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6, by evil heart breaker Zack Whedon

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Marissa Meyer

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

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

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

The Diviners, by Libba Bray

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

I don’t usually reread, I have a very good memory and would rather read new things. But perhaps Serenity: Leaves on the Wind.

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

    

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Amy Dunne from Gone Girl

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

Pantomime, by Laura Lam

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

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

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

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan

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

“She got on with her education. In her opinion, school kept trying to interfere with it.”
– Soul Music, by Terry Pratchett

“In new situations, all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you. (And the ones you can’t Google.)”
– Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?

– The Diviners, by Libba Bray – 583 pages

– Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett – 283 pages

– The Fisherman’s Net, by Laura Lam – 20 pages (short story)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (even though I guessed the plot twist!)

18. OTP of the year

(Can I say Zoe and Wash even though one of them is… you know… dead?)

– Micah and Drystan (Micah Grey series)

– Thorne and Cress (The Lunar Chronicles)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

– Rocket Raccoon and Groot (comics)

– Thorne and Iko (The Lunar Chronicles)

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

Soul Music, by Terry Pratchett

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

I don’t usually read anything based solely on peer pressure or recommendations. At least I didn’t this year.

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

Huh… no one.

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

I haven’t read any 2014 debut, I know, shame on me! I’ve bought a few, but haven’t gotten to them yet.

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

New York City in the 20s in The Diviners by Libba Bray.

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

Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young

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

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

…Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. Are you noticing a certain theme by now?

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Rocket Raccoon #5 (90% of the dialogue is “I am Groot”)

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

Allegiant, by Veronica Roth (ugh ugh ugh)

Looking Ahead

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

– Jackaby, by William Ritter

– The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss

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

Winter, by Marissa Meyer

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

None of the Above, by I. W. Gregorio

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

The Shadow Cabinet, by Maureen Johnson

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

Read a lot more books than I did this year.

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone.

None, unfortunately!

(Actually… there is one, but I can’t tell you about it! Secrets secrets!)