End of Year Book Survey 2015

by Diana Sousa

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Another year, another survey! You can read the original at Perpetual Page Turner.

2015 Reading Stats

Number of books you’ve read: 52

Genre you read the most from: Fantasy

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

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

Clementine, Cherie Priest

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2015?

Saga #1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (in a good way)

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2015?

Same as above.

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

– The Code Name Verity series, by Elizabeth Wein

– Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoirs by Lady Trent), by Marie Brennan

– I’m *assuming* Winter, by Marissa Meyer

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Elizabeth Wein

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

The Art of Asking: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help, by Amanda Palmer

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

This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

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

I don’t really reread books (there are so many others to read!)

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

  

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

The narrator of Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

(I want to keep choosing Elizabeth Wein’s books for everything)

Fairest, by Marissa Meyer

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

The Last Leaves Falling, by Sarah Benwell

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

Code Name Ver

Vicious, by V. E. Schwab

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

“The Fraud Police are the imaginary, terrifying force of ‘real’ grown-ups who you believe – at some subconscious level – are going to come knocking on your door in the middle of the night, saying:
We’ve been watching you, and we have evidence that you have NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE DOING. You stand accused of the crime of completely winging it, you are guilty of making sh*t up as you go along, you do not actually deserve your job, we are taking everything away and we are TELLING EVERYBODY.”
― Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking

“He wanted to care, he wanted to care so badly, but there was this gap between what he felt and what he wanted to feel, a space where something important had been carved out.”
― Victoria Schwab, Vicious

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

(not counting with single issues comic books)

– Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy, by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen, Maarta Laiho (128 pages)

– Winter, by Marissa Meyer (824 pages)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

This Is Where it Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp (I was expecting stuff, but uggghh)

18. OTP of the year

Thorne and Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) [And the same as last year!]

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

The friendship in Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

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

Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett

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

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

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

None.

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

The Last Leaves Falling, by Sarah Benwell

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

A Thousand Pieces of You, by Claudia Gray

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

(I just noticed I don’t really read fun books. It’s only drama, and feels, and terrible things)

Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett

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

This usually doesn’t happen to me, but since this year it actually did some times, I’ll have to mention all those books.

– Code Name Verity, by Elizaebth Wein

– This is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

– The Last Leaves Falling, by Sarah Benwell

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Far From You, by Tess Sharpe

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Same as question 26.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

(will you really make me say Code Name Verity)

The Martin, by Andy Weir (for the humor)

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

So I won’t repeat the answers to 26 again…

The Saga series, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (UGH)

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

Lair of Dreams, by Libba Bray

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

A Gathering of Shadows, by V. W. Schwab

On The Edge of Gone, by Corinne Duyvis

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Beyond the Red, by Ava Jae

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

In The Labyrinth of Drakes (Memoirs by Lady Trent), by Marie Brennan

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading Life In 2016?

Read more comic books, and more diverse books.

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone.

This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp, because I want you all to suffer like I did!