2014 End of Year Survey

Posted December 18, 2014 by Bee in Other / 12 Comments

This survey was made by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner! (Graphics also comes from her post.

2014 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 180 so far! Still counting though. My goal was 160.
Number of Re-Reads: I think around 15? That includes HP, which I re-read every year at least once.
Genre You Read The Most From: I think contemporary.

Best in Books

1. Best book you read in 2014?
Really? Already a question like this? One of the best is Cress by Marissa Meyer. My top 14 will be up tomorrow!

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
I’ll take the most recent one: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Just didn’t like it and ended up not finishing it. Not for me!

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. The writing style is very much like a classic fairy tail and it was pretty surprising how much I ended up loving it!

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
Oh gosh on the top of my head? Any book by Kelly Oram. And one of my friends, Liza from Reading With ABC, ended loving her books too!

5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
Series I started: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch or Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Best Sequel: Cress by Marissa Meyer
Best Series Ender: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?
Kelly Oram I think. Probably a bunch of others too.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, which is Sci-Fi and I’m not that big of a Sci-Fi fan, but I loooooved it!

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
First one that comes to mind is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Probably Cress when the release of Winter comes closer. (Marissa Meyer)

1791047110. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?
Vicious by V.E. Schwab

11. Most memorable character of 2014?
Yukiko (and Buruu) from The Lotus War Trilogy!

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?
I’m going to go with Ferals by Jacob Grey. Very dark and gritty and comic-like atmosphere and I loved it!

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?
Both books of Heather Demetrios! Something Real and I’ll Meet You There.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
I think this one from Cress by Marissa Meyer. If I remember correctly it was Captain Thorne who said this:

“Hey, I’m not judging. I’m familiar with IT-relations. Just wait until you meet our spaceship. She’s a riot.”

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
Longest: Dreams of Gods & Monsters by laini Taylor
Shortest: The Little Android by Marissa Meyer

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Every book in The Lotus War Trilogy…

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Cress x Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Yukiko and Buruu from The Lotus War trilogy!

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Cress by Marissa Meyer

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

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Colton from Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby

23. Best 2014 debut you read?
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Ferals by Jacob GreyVery spooky and dark and gritty and comic book-like, I loved it!

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
V is for Villain by Peter Moore – Superheroes!!! This book was sooooo much fun! 😀

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
The most recent one would be Things We Know By Heart by Jessy Kirby

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva – so sweet and adorable!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – like all of her books tend to do.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?
Monstrous by MarcyKate Connelly

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

Your Blogging/Bookish life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?
I can’t choose favorites! That’s impossible. Okay… Lost in Literature, Reading With ABC and The Daily Prophecy then. There.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?
I honestly don’t know.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
I don’t know… Is it based on what I think is the best or the one with the most comments? XD I’ll take my first What Tomorrow Brings post, which featured Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Armchair BEA was a lot of fun! I also loved LGBT month and Sci-Fi Month.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?
Whenever an author tweets me that he/she likes my review of his/her book!

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
I don’t know, I don’t check those kind of things. 😛

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
All of them? xD No, haha. I don’t know.

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
My Kobo Glo, which I got for my birthday this year. It’s awesome!

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yes, I completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge for this year. My goal was 160 and I read 180 so far! 😀

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
How about the rest of my TBR shelf? First one I think of: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?
Winter by Marissa Meyer!!

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?
The Heir by Kiera Cass

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?
Go to BEA15 with my best friend Stephanie!

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!

That’s it! I love doing these things. Have you filled out this survey yet? Are you planning to?
Bee

Bee

Bee (born as Bieke) is 26 years old and from Belgium. (No she won't send waffles.) She's a major book nerd (or just nerd in general really) and she's very proud of that. She blogs over at Quite The Novel Idea. Oh, and she also writes books as Nelly B. Jones. Or tries to anyway.

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12 responses to “2014 End of Year Survey

  1. I haven’t reread HP in quite a few years. I need to do that again this summer. Red Queen was amazing! I can’t stop gushing about it. I can’t wait to get a copy for my classroom library. I can’t wait to read Jessi Kirby’s new book. It’s going to be a great summer of reading this year.
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  2. It’s so fun reading the answers to this survey, I’m discovering so many great books this way. Congrats on reading 180 books, that is a really impressive accomplishment! I NEED to get to Cress, I read Cinder and Scarlet back to back but then just didn’t get to it. I don’t know why. I got all three as a gift for Christmas though so a reread of the first two is in order and then I can finally read Cress. I’ve been seeing a lot of mixed reviews for A Thousand Pieces of You, which makes me nervous to start that one. I got Snow Like Ashes for Christmas and I can’t wait to read it!!! Ready Player One is one I am desperate to read as well, I recommended it to a work friend because I’d heard incredible things and it sounded like something he’d love and he said it was the best book he ever read. I’d love to go to BEA, but I’m in the UK so a trip to NY would be crazy expensive. Great answers! I’m so happy I took part because it made me find your blog and it is AWESOME! I’m definitely going to be following you from now on 🙂 I recently did my own survey, which can be found here if you want to check it out.
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  3. Cress was great! Scarlet is still my favorite installment in the series (so far), but Cress is such an adorable character 😀 Red Queen is such a promising start for a new series. I already want the sequel. Thanks for naming me as one of your favorite new discoveries <3 180 books, you are a reading machine, great job!
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  4. I usually do this survey, but I over signed for holiday features, so I won’t do it this year 🙁

    180 books! That’s more than double of what I managed this year (pathetic, I know!) Indeed I loved Cinder & Ella, everyone should read it! I obviously need to read the Lotus trilogy, huh? Aha, thanks for the the mention!
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  5. Best in Books
    1. Cress was glorious and adorable. <3 Can't wait for your top 14 list!
    5. Snow Like Ashes was amazing! (Still Team Mather!)
    10. I think this cover's really intriguing. I still have to read this!
    18. Cress & Thorne. <3
    22. I just ADORED Colton! He was so sweet and caring.
    26. Totally cried reading this one as well.
    28. I'm not a CoHo fan. So far, I've only read Maybe Someday and didn't like it. 🙁

    Looking Ahead
    1. HA! I agree. All of the books on my TBR. xD But anyway, I enjoyed Princess of Thorns and hopefully you will too!
    2. YAY WINTER!
    5. BEA is my life's goal. Why does the US have to be so far away?
    6. Other people also answered Red Queen, but I wasn't a fan, sadly. ;(

    Awesome picks, Bee! <3
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