Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Alice's 2015 End of Year Survey

Jamie from Perpetual Page Turner hosts this wonderful end of year survey every year, and I am very happy to participate this year! :-)
Note: The survey is for books you read throughout the year, no matter when they were published, and is not limited to just books that came out in 2014!


Number Of Books You Read: 21
Number of Re-Reads: 1
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy


1. Best Book You Read In 2015? 

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?

Best series: Abandon by Meg Cabot (not counting book series that started in 2015)
Best sequel: Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
Best series ender: Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Renee Ahdieh (debut), Colleen Houck (non-debut)

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan - probably the only mystery/contemporary I read this year..

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Kaz Brekker - Six of Crows

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

I don't know, haha.... I really really loved The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh though (obviously, it showed up at least 5 times on this survey)

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? 

Abandon by Meg Cabot

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

“Love is a force unto itself, sayyidi. For love, people consider the unthinkable...and often achieve the impossible. I would not sneer at its power.”  ― Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Shortest: Soundless by Richelle Mead (272 pages)
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (492 pages)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Robin Hood & Scarlet - Scarlet/Lady Thief/Lion Heart

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

The Dregs (Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias, Jesper, Wynn) - Six of Crows

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Abandon by Meg Cabot

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

I was going to say Khalid from The Wrath and the Dawn but I don't know if that's wise so I'll go with Kaz from Six of Crows

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

 The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Reawakened by Colleen Houck

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

Reawakened by Colleen Houck

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

ahhh I don't know

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Soundless by Richelle Mead

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (in a good way!)

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

Not a blog but a booktube... Sasha from abookutopia

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Book Expo America!!!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

Experiencing BEA for the first time ever

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Trying to actively blog while at college

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

"Best Book Boyfriends of 2015" - because that was so fun to write

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Well, I didn't start being active on goodreads until this year..

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Originally my goodreads challenge was set to 25 but somewhere along the way I changed it to 20 (sort of cheating I guess?) and met that goal.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

Read more of other genres

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder (okay...I'm still reading it right now but this series is a must)



  1. I still need to read both Six of Crows and The Wrath and the Dawn! I've heard amazing things and your post just confirms it! Great year in books!!

    My 2015 Survey!

    1. Yeees! These two were my top 2 favorites this year!