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Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 Annual End of the Year Book Survey...

From Becs & Andye!

This is the first year that Reading Teen has participated in the end of year survey (Thanks for the kick in the butt, Becca! Becca: You're welcome! :D), and it's been a lot of fun (Becca: and also, HARD. Did she mention this survey is HARD?!) to fill out and reminisce! We'd love to hear what your favorites of the year were! Hope you find something here that resonates with you!

Thanks Jamie (Perpetual Page Turner) for coming up with this amazing idea!

Number Of Books You Read:

B: 84

A: Um...I don't keep track *hangs head*

Number of Re-Reads:

B: 5 (Throne of Glass, The Assassin's Blade, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and The Winner's Curse)

A: 17 (I am constantly rereading the Harry Potter series. Also The Seven Realms series, The Winner's Curse & Crime, Princess of Thorns, The Burning Sky series) - all audiobooks

Genre You Read The Most From:

B: Fantasy & Contemporary

A: Fantasy. Always.  

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

B: I'm a cheater!
  • Fantasy: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Contemporary: Hello? by Liza Wiemer, Underwater by Marisa Reichardt
  • Paranormal: Shutter by Courtney Alameda
  • Sci-Fi: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Historical: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

A: Me too!!
  • Fantasy: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo & The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
  • Contemporary: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Sci-Fi: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Historical: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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

B: The Heir by Keira Cass

A: The Impostor Queen (2016 Release)

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

B: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

A: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (so good!)

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

B: Hello? by Liza Wiemer

A: Six of Crows for sure. I was kind of obnoxious. (Becca: you really did. haha)

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

Best Series I Started:

B: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas or Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

A: Six of Crows

Best Sequel:

B: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

A: The Winner's Crime

Best Series Ender:

B: Winter by Marissa Meyer

A: The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

B: Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath & The Dawn)

A: Same!

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

B: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (New Adult-- which I NEVER read, or never read and like)

A: The Wrath and the Dawn (I normally hate retellings and have basically sworn them off, but gave this a chance and loved it.)

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

B: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

A: Illuminae or The Immortal Heights

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


A: The Winner's Crime (I feel like I'm repeating myself...)

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

B: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

A: Ten Thousand Skies Above You

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

A: Lysandra from Queen of Shadows

B: AIDAN from Illuminae

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

B: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A: The Winner's Crime (I want to quote everything Marie writes!)

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

B: Violent Ends by Shaun Hutchison (and LOTS of other fantastic authors!)

A:  Persuasion by Martina Boone

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

B: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson & Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

A: Vampire Academy (Becca: OMG for real?) (Andye: I KNOW, I KNOW!)

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

B: "I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world." -A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A: "Kestrel"

“An emotion clamped down on her heart. It squeezed her into a terrible silence. But he said nothing after that, only her name, as if her name were not a name but a question. Or perhaps that it wasn’t how he had said it, and she was wrong, and she’d heard a question simply because the sound of him speaking her name made her wish that she were his answer.”
― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Crime

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?


B: Never Never by Colleen Hoover (159 pages)

A: Everything, Everything (haha, funny) (Becca: that's hilarious!)


B: Winter by Marissa Meyer (824 pages)

A: Heir of Fire probably

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

B: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

A: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

B: Bellamy & Clarke from The 100
Tamlin & Feyre from ACOTAR
Cress & Captain Thorne from Winter
Safi & Merik from Truthwitch
Inej & Kaz from Six of Crows*


A: Arin & Kestrel
Inej & Kaz
Mathias & Nina

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

B: Lysandra & Aelin from Queen of Shadows
Safi & Iseult from Truthwitch
Samantha & Annamae from Under a Painted Sky


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

B: Dumplin by Julie Murphy (I did NOT like Side Effects May Vary, but LOVED this one!)

A: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (Loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth too)

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

B: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (Thanks Andye!)

A: Emmy & Oliver (Thanks Hannah!)

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

B: Nick from The Royal We

A: Emerson from HELLO? by Liza Wiemer

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

B: The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Gray, Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

A: HELLO? by Liza Wiemer and The Girl at Midnight

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

B: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

A: Persuasion by Martina Boone, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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

B: Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

A: Emmy & Oliver

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

B: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

A: Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima (does this count since it comes out in 2016?) WHY, CINDA, WHY???

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

B: The Third Twin by CJ Omololu

A: The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

B: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

A: Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima (This was literally the first time I just couldn't even function after reading a certain THING)

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

B: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Hello? by Liza Wiemer

A: Same. Also The Girl From Everywhere if it counts (2016). (Totally counts!)

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

B: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (because my poor Chaol), and The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel (because Ivy is an idiot)

A: Flamecaster again.

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

B: I totally agree with Andye! Paper Fury ROCKS!!!

A: Paper Fury (I think I found it this year)

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

B: Truthwitch

A: Illuminae

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

B: Never Ever EVER Say This To A Reader...

A: On the Sad Lack of Finale Kissing #wewantmorekissing

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

B: BEA!!! My very first BEA! And also NTTBF!!


5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015

B: MEETING ANDYE IRL! (aren't we cute?!)

A: Meeting my Becca IRL!! (I said it first!) (Becca: I could've been mean and deleted this! :P MUTINY FROM THE INSIDE! MWAHAHA. But I'm nice so.)

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

B: Finding time to read has been hard for me this year too, but I think my reading slump has hurt me the most. *cries*

A: Finding time to read :(

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

B: I have no idea. Haha.

A: Not including giveaways, or the discussion post mentioned, it would be my "review" of Illuminae.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

B: I've Got 99 Problems, and Finding a Book That Hooks Me Is My Biggest One...

A: I Don't Need No Resolutions (Which is very fitting since we're about to begin a new year!)

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

B: BOOK OUTLET! Gosh, that store is my weakness!

A: McKays Used Books

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

B: Haha, well this is embarrassing. I set my goal for 150. Then, just lowered it to 100 the other day. I'm not even going to make that! Whoops. I usually read over 125. I hardcore failed at reading goals this year. Haha.

A: I have no goals. Haha. 

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

B: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

A: Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

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

B: A Court of Mists and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A: Crooked Kingdoms (Six of Crows 2)

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

B: Revenge of the Wild by Michelle Modesto

A: I would say THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE but I already read it and it was awesome! Ivory & Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

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

B: THE WINNER'S KISSSSSSSSS YAAAAAAAS (Especially since they are keeping the original cover! HOLLA! Thanks Macmillan!)


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

B: More reading, More Painting, More Posts...aka MORE EVERYTHING

A: More reading FO SHO

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


A: The Girl From Everywhere. SO GOOD! (Becca: All this talk about The Girl From Everywhere makes me want to pick it up IMMEDIATELY!) (Andye: DO IT, DO IT, DO IIIIIIIT!)

HAPPY 2016, YA'LL!

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