It’s the last day of the year! A.K.A. the perfect time to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished this year as we make resolutions for the new year. I posted my ten New Year’s resolutions yesterday, so today I’m sharing this fun survey from Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner about the books I read this year. Feel free to fill out your own survey, and share it with me so I can see it too! Also, make sure to post it here so you can be entered into a book giveaway!
2014 End of the Year Book Survey
Number Of Books You Read
82! I challenged myself to read 45, so I’m pretty impressed with myself :) (granted, I was unemployed for a few months so I had tons of extra reading time).
Number of Re-Reads
Genre You Read The Most From
Young Adult but I also read quite a few Classics (not surprising for me).
Best Book You Read In 2014?
I’ve read so many amazing books this year! If I had to pick THE BEST, I’d say North and South BUT Attachments is a very, very close second.
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I read this right after reading Attachments and I just did not connect with the story or the characters very much at all.
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I heard raving reviews about this book, and then we read it in book club and none of us liked it. Creative idea and intriguing writing style, but the characters were just not for me.
Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
Probably Jane Eyre or a Jane Austen novel (I’m always raving about them).
Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
I finally read The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series this year and I loved the 5th, more adult book, Sisterhood Everlasting.
Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?
I discovered SO MANY! If I had to pick one, I’d probably say Rainbow Rowell.
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Before I Go To Sleep. That book creeped me out, but it was a really intriguing novel–I couldn’t put it down.
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Again, Before I Go To Sleep.
Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Probably Attachments or Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill.
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. I can’t obsess enough over this cover.
Most memorable character of 2014?
Either Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey (because I am her), or Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird (because I want to be a parent like him)
Most beautifully written book read in 2014?
The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin was definitely beautifully written.
Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
The last half-chapter of North and South *swoon*
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
Longest: Allegiant by Veronica Roth; Shortest: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Book That Shocked You The Most
Paper Towns by John Green, and NOT because it was suspenseful. I was shocked by how unimpressed I was after reading my first John Green novel. I felt like the Walt Whitman metaphor was shoved so far down my throat that it left a bad taste in my mouth after I finished the book.
OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Lena and Kostos from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. I was SO anxious about the whole “will-they-won’t-they” end up together thoughts that were constantly rushing through my head. I love Lena and Kostos.
Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
The mother-daughter and sister-sister relationships in Little Women. My heart swelled with happiness while reading that book :)
Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Kostos from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares.
Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
By FAR, Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. She makes you feel like you are literally walking around London.
Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson and If I Stay by Gayle Forman made me cry sad tears; North and South made me cry happy tears.
Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Falling For Her Fiancé by Cindi Madsen. That book had me laughing and smiling way more than I was expecting.
Book That Crushed Your Soul?
If I Stay, of course. So many tears.
Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?
I love Lisa & Becca’s posts at Lost in Literature
Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?
Much Ado About Nothing because of the movie gifs :)
Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
I love writing a Top Ten Tuesday post each week because it gives plenty of opportunities to chat and compare lists with fellow bloggers!
Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?
Getting to connect with fellow bloggers through Twitter, comments, and YALL Fest :)
Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Top Ten Tuesday: Literary Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I finished the Back to the Classics Challenge and I nearly doubled my Goodreads challenge, but I didn’t read 3 or more Shakespeare plays like I had wanted to for the Shakespeare Reading Challenge (I only read 2).
New Year’s Reading
One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?
My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins (I got it for Christmas and it is our current book club book!
Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015?
The Trouble With Destiny by Lauren Morrill
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?
Read half of the unread books on my shelf! I’m dying to put a huge dent in my TBR list!
Whew! That was a long one! If you read any of the books from my list, what were your thoughts? And what were your most memorable reads from 2014?? Tell me in the comments or fill out your own survey! Remember to share it on the main post to be entered into a book giveaway!