I always enjoy completing the annual end of year book survey hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner. It’s a good chance to reflect on the books I’ve read throughout the year and see which books other bloggers are raving about. This year is the 6th edition.
If you’d like to take part, visit the sign up post to add your link.
Keep reading to see my response to the survey.
2015 Reading Stats
Number Of Books You Read: 9
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: YA dystopian
Best in Books
1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. A truly breathtaking conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and everything I hoped it would be.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
10. Favourite cover of a book you read in 2015?
I love the colour of the sky!
11. Most memorable character of 2015?
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
The Good Birth Companion. It made me think completely differently about the psychology and physiology of labour and made me feel much more relaxed and confident in the run up to my delivery date.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
15. Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
I narrowed it down to three favourite quotes:
“I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”
From The Body Electric:
“The sea is a dangerous place because it makes you believe in forever.”
“Happiness wasn’t a mystical place to be reached or won–some bright terrain beyond the boundary of misery, a paradise waiting for them to find it–but something to carry doggedly with you through everything, as humble and ordinary as your gear and supplies.”
Vanishing Girls. My jaw dropped at the conclusion and I had to go back and re-read it straight away to make sense of it all.
18. OTP (One True Pairing) OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Karou and Akiva from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.
19. Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
20. Favourite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
23. Best 2015 debut you read?
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Actually, I’d say that this year none of the books I read were really ‘fun’. They were all enjoyable reads, but mostly on pretty heavy and dramatic topics instead of anything light hearted.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Your Blogging/Bookish Life
This is so hard as there are so many fantastic blogs I started following last year. Some of my favourites are:
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
There are so many debuts I’m looking forward to, but the one I’m most desperate to read is The Reader by Traci Chee. It’s set in a world where books are banned and sounds right up my street.
Although it was released a while ago, I’m looking forward to reading Sever by Lauren DeStefano this year. I’m interested to see how this series ends.
I’m not setting myself too many goals this year as obviously my priority will be looking after my new baby. But I hope to write more discussion posts rather than memes, complete more book reviews and comment on more book blogs.
What were your favourite and least favourite reads of 2015? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Feel free to link to your own survey response in the comments.