An annual book survey hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner
I just discovered this book survey a few days ago and I had to take a part!
WARNING: This one is a pretty long post.
2015 Reading Stats
Number of books you read: 86
Number of re-reads: 11 (how surprising)
Genre you read the most from: YA Dystopian
Best In Books
1. Best book you read in 2015?
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu. It’s just… AAAAH! (review)
2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t?
The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine #1) by James Dashner. The blurb sounded promising but it turned out kind of disappointing. (review)
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
The Door to Time (Ulysses Moore #1) by Pierdomenico Baccalario. It’s surprisingly good.
4. Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did)?
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu. My cousins asked me what I was reading and I told them to read it too. They actually did and asked me to give them the sequel as a birthday present. (review)
5. Best series you started in 2015? Best sequel of 2015? Best series ender of 2015?
Best series: Starbound.
Best sequel: I’d like to say… Prodigy (Legend #2). (review)
Best series ender: Champion (Legend #3).
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Sarah J. Maas, the Queen.
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Chill Factor by Sandra Brown. This was my first attempt to read a mystery-romance-suspense kind of book and it was not disappointing, I liked it.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu. Another one from the Legend series. We were camping when I started reading this book. I stayed up late until 3 to finish it causing me waking up late the next day, my friends ended up leaving me and went rafting while I stayed in the camp alone. (review)
9. Book you read in 2015 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
Geek Girl (Geek Girl #1) by Holly Smale. I signed up for this reading challenge where I need to read a book with nerdy main character. I think this is a good choice of re-read.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Duh. (review)
11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Eleanor and Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. (review)
13. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2015?
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins. Everyone agrees.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
I don’t think I read any 2015 release. Or maybe I missed out?
15. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2015?
from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
16. Shortest & longest book you read in 2015?
Shortest book: The Voice of the Lagoon (The Cult of Tintin #1) by Harry Edwood (22 pages).
Longest book: Chill Factor by Sandra Brown (560 pages).
17. Book that shocked you the most?
Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu. I LITERALLY JUMPED AROUND THE ROOM AFTER READING THE LAST PAGE.
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
June and Day from Legend series by Marie Lu. (!)
19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year?
Day and Tess from Legend series by Marie Lu.
20. Favorite book you read in 2015 from an author you’ve read previously?
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. No regrets. (review)
21. Best book you read in 2015 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure?
Cookie by Jacqueline Wilson. My sister pushed me.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
Day from Legend series by Marie Lu.
23. Best 2015 debut you read?
I don’t really pay attention on debuts…
24. Best world-building/most vivid setting you read this year?
Legend series by Marie Lu. (How many times have I mentioned this series?)
25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read?
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I love this one so much.
26. Book that made you cry/nearly cry in 2015?
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I cried.
27. Hidden gem of the year?
Invisible City (The Joshua Files #1) by M. G. Harris. This was an unexpectedly good read but I still can’t find the sequel anywhere in my local book stores.
28. Book that crushed your soul?
Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu. Repeat 1000 times.
29. Most unique book you read in 2015?
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Lots of love.
30. Book that made you the most mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi. Because Warner.
Your Blogging/Bookish Life
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
The Daily Prophecy. Book blog goal, okay.
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, maybe.
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had in your blog?
Obviously, my June Recap post.
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I went to Indonesia Readers Festival and brought so many books home. You can see the details here.
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
When I started to make a book blog in May and got many good feedbacks. Thank you guys!
6. Most challenging thing about your blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Trying to stop buying new books because my bookshelf is full now. (It’s mostly unsuccessful.)
7. Post you wished got a little more love?
My first ever post, a review of Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.
8. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I went to Singapore a few months ago and visited National Library of Singapore. It’s heaven. Probably my favorite public library so far.
9. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I completed my Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge of 75 books by reading 86. Find the details here.
1. One book you didn’t get to in 2015 but will be your #1 priority in 2016?
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas and The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.
2. Book you are most anticipating for 2016 (non-debut)?
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare.
3. 2016 debut you are most anticipating?
Like I said before I don’t pay attention on debuts, but I’ve seen some buzz about The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig.
4. Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2016?
The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh.
5. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2016?
To complete my Goodreads 2016 reading Challenge of 50 books and the Bibliophilia 2016 Reading Challenge of 25 books.
6. A 2016 release you’ve already read and recommend to everyone?
I haven’t read any since I don’t like to ask for ARCs and such. But I think Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken looks good.
Typing this took forever! Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Share your thoughts below! I hope 2016 will be great. Happy New Year, guys 🙂