5th Annual End of Year Book Survey


This end of the year survey is hosted by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner.

2014 Reading Stats:

Number Of Books You Read: 224

Number of Re-Reads: 27 if you include the 22 Manga’s

Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary


Best In Books:

Best Book You Read In 2014?
You’ll find out on the 31st of December 😉

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – sorry. I know so many people love it but I really didn’t. 😦

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?
The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade – I expected it to be okish but actually I enjoyed a lot.

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan and Say Her Name by James Dawson

Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
Best series: Night School Series by C J Daugherty
Best Sequel of 2014: Darkness Hidden by Zoë Marriott
Best Series Ender: Haven’t read any…

Favourite new author you discovered in 2014?
I can’t list just one!

Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I really started delving into horror this year. Was surprised to learn that I’m not the scaredy-cat I thought I was.

Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud

Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell and Dearest (Woodcutter Sisters #3) by Alethea Kontis

Favourite cover of a book you read in 2014?

Most memorable character of 2014?
Blue from The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby Series by Natasha Farrant.

Most beautifully written book read in 2014?
Bird by Crystal Chan

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?
This Book is Gay by James Dawson

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin

Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
“Don’t let ignorance win,” said Ms Stevenson. “Let love.”
From Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014?
Shortest- Ta Dah! by Anna Bogie & Rebecca Elliot (32 pages)
Longest- Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (599 pages)

Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Hazel and Daisy from Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong #1) by Robin Stevens

Favourite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Dearest (Woodcutter Sisters #3) by Alethea Kontis

Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
A Room Full of Chocolate by Jane Elson

Best 2014 debut you read?
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Darkness Hidden (The Name of the Blade #2) by Zoë Marriott

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Weirdos vs Bumskulls by Natasha Desborough

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell

Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Land by Alex Campbell

Book That Crushed Your Soul?
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell

Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, had to read it in stages. The book is amazing btw – read it.


Looking ahead

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
One book? I have a mountain of them…

unnamedBook You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?
Under My Skin by James Dawson

2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson, The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich & The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?
Frail Mortal Heart, the last in Zöe’s amazing trilogy.

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell – seriously it’s amazing.

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4 thoughts on “5th Annual End of Year Book Survey

  1. I love how much you loved Last Leaves Falling! In my survey, it won 7 awards 😉 Whoops. Sorry not sorry. One of the best books I’ve ever read and one I already push like crazy. I’m sure next year will only have me chatting about it even more.

  2. 224!!!!! O.O Wow. I’m impressed.

    Such a tease with the December 31st bit! Looking forward to seeing it.

    I really want to read SAY HER NAME! How’d you get a copy? I can’t find it anywhere in the US.

    What’s Zoe Marriott’s trilogy about? Looks interesting!

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