This post will be, just as what the title says, an end of the year survey that is created by Jamie over in http://www.perpetualpageturner.com. If you see this, thank you for creating a brilliant survey!
The link to the survery will be here: http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2015/12/6th-annual-end-of-year-survey-2015-edition.html
Moving on to the survey,
Number Of Books You Read: 28 though there were some that i read but don’t remember so not counting those! (I know it’s really low but i underwent a bad reading slump this year which i only made up for during the holidays)
Number of Re-Reads: I don’t do re-reads oops.
Genre You Read The Most From: YA fantasy or Contemporary, either one of these two really.
1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Hands down, Harry potter.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Ready player one by ernest cline.
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
A song of ice and fire series by George R.R. Martin. It was very thick and i didn’t expect to actually like it much or even finish it, but i did. I got through the first book and i’m halfway through the second book which i hope to finish by next year so i can just finish the whole series overall.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I didn’t really push much books to my friends and i never bug them whether they’ve read it either but i think one of the books that i recommended a lot this year was the books from The Raven Cycle.
5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Harry potter, harry potter, Harry potter.
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Ransom riggs, definitely.
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Slasher girls and monster boys i guess because i don’t usually read collection of stories type of books and this was my first and most of it was pretty good.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Harry potter. But if you want a book that got released this year, then Library of Souls by Ransom riggs.
9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Again, I don’t like to reread books but if i had to pick, i think i’d like to reread harry potter again. But this time, only until prisoner of azkaban. I can’t bear to re-read order of the phoenix. A book that has been on my mind to re-read though is either one of the infernal devices or mortal instruments series.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
Blue lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.
11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Sirius Padfoot Snuffles Black.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
A monster calls by Patrick Ness.
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
I’m going to prevent myself from answering Harry potter for this one so i’ll go with Paper towns by John Green. It wasn’t life-changing or anything dramatic like that but it did make me reflect for quite some time after reading it.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
I have so much, how do you expect me to choose just one?
There was this particular scene in Blue, lily, Blue where adam’s like, “I don’t want to talk.” and ronan just replied with “the fuck would i talk about?” and i don’t know but that just made me laugh so hard and is one of my favorite parts of the book that my mind drifts to whenever i think of it.
Another one would be by sirius in PoA when remus comes bursting in and confronts him and he’s like “Well, you’d know all about the madness within, wouldn’t you, Remus?” and i just squealed so hard at that because that was the moment i decided to ship wolfstar.
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Harry potter and the order of the phoenix for the longest book seeing as it has 870 pages and A monster calls for having just 215 pages.
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
We were liars by E. Lockhart.
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
WOLFSTAR WOLFSTAR WOLFSTAR WOLFSTAR.
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Arya and Jon?
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
I’ll go with a stand alone instead of a sequel by the same author so, Paper towns by John green.
21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
We were liars by E. Lockhart.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
Sirius Black, Ronan lynch, Noah Cyzerny, Newt, Minho…
23. Best 2015 debut you read?
I don’t think i’ve actually read a 2015 debut this year because of the aforementioned reading slump i was in.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Again, i’m gonna prevent myself from saying harry potter, and go with Miss peregrine’s.
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
A monster calls by patrick ness.
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
I don’t really know what to put for this so i’ll just have to skip it.
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Harry potter and the Order of the phoenix, i really can’t put anything else here.
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
Raven boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Harry potter and the order of the phoenix. I just. I can’t put any other book in these type of categories.
(as you can see, i will be skipping one category here as i just started recently so i can’t fill up any of it)
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe.
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
Raven king of the Raven Cycle series.
3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp.
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
Again, the raven king.
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
Post more frequently in this blog and read more books and catch up with the times, you know?
I may have missed out some questions or a category but it’s only because i found myself not being able to answer any of it so i hope this would suffice as my first survey. I hope that by the time this time next year comes around, i’ll be able to fill out everything with ease and have more books in mind.
That’s all for now, byeeee!
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