December 31, 2014

2014 Best in Books Survey

1. Best Book You Read in 2014: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, but honestly I read sooo may great books this year!!!
    2. Biggest Disappointment Book: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

    3. Most Surprising Book (in a good way): We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

    4. Book Read in 2014 That You Recommended Most in 2014: The Book Thief, We Were Liars and Attachments
      5.  Best Series You Discovered in 2014: What I call The Late-to-the-Party Dystopian Trio: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and Legend by Marie Lu

      6.  Favorite New Author You Discovered in 2014: Tahereh Mafi, Rainbow Rowell

      7. Best Book Outside Your Comfort Zone: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

      8. Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book Read in 2014: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver and The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

      9. Book Read in 2014 That You're Most Likely to Re-Read in 2015: Faking It by Elisa Lorello, I think this will be my annual tradition.

      10. Favorite Cover of a Book Read in 2014: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

      11. Most Memorable Character in 2014:Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

      12. Most Beautifully Written Book of 2014: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

      13. Book That Had the Greatest Impact on You in 2014: The Help, The Book Thief, Night and Twelve Years a Slave

      14. Book You Can't Believe You Waited Until 2014 to Read: SO MANY! The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Night by Elie Wiesel, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, Legend by Marie Lu, Delirium by Lauren Oliver,

      15. Favorite Passage/Quote from a Book Read in 2014:

      You think it's so easy to change yourself. You think it's so easy, but it's not. True, things don't stay the same forever: couches are replaced, boys leave you, you discover a song, your body becomes forever scarred. And with each of these moments you change and change again, your true self spinning, shifting positions- but always at last it returns to you, like a dancer on the floor. Because throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable. And isn't that- just you- enough? 
      from This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales  

      16. Shortest and Longest Book Read in 2014:
      • Shortest: Just One Night by Gayle Forman (40 pages)
      • Longest: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (552 pages)
      17.  Book That Had A Scene That Had You Reeling and Dying to Talk to Somebody About It: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, Chapter Sixty-Two. HOLY SHIT. Sexiest scene in any book ever.

      18. Favorite Relationship from a Book You Read in 2014:
      • Romantic: Juliette and Warner - Shatter Me series
      • Friendship:Juliette and Kenji - Shatter Me series
      • Familial: the sisters in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
      19.  Favorite Book Read in 2014 From An Author You've Previously Read: She Has Your Eyes by Elisa Lorello

      20. Best Book Read in 2014 Based Solely on Another Person's Recommendation: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

      21. Genre You Read the Most in 2014:Dystopian/Paranormal YA (23 books!)

      22. Newest Fictional Crush From a Book Read in 2014:Warner of Shatter Me

      23. Best 2014 Debut You Read: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

      24. Most Vivid World in a Book Read in 2014: The world in Lauren Oliver's Delirium

      25. Book That Was Most Fun to Read: The One by Kiera Cass and Cress by Marissa Meyer

      26. Book That Made You Cry in 2014: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Nightby Elie Wiesel

      27. Book You Read in 2014 That You Think Was Overlooked: She Has Your Eyes by Elisa Lorello

      28. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog: Review for Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi (random!)

      29. Did You Complete Any Reading Challenges or Goals You Set This Year? Initially my goal was to read 75 books (which I did!) but then I increased it to 100 and I failed on that miserably! I also failed the TBR Pile Challenge but I learned that I am an emotional reader and that TBR pile will suffer for it! I was one book away from getting a blackout on my Book Bingo!


      1. One Book You Didn't Get To in 2014 But Will Be Your #1 Priority in 2015: Atlantia by Ally Condie

      2. Book You Are Most Anticipating for 2015: Winter by Marissa Meyer and The Winner's Thief by Marie Rutkoski

      3. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2015: The Lunar Chronicles!!

      4. One Thing You Hope to Accomplish or Do in You Reading/Blogging 2015: Put more of my energy into it and make more friends through my blog! It's been a busy and challenging 2014 but I need to focus my energy and priorities in 2015!



      1. Looks like we share the same fictional crush, Warner is an amazing character to say the least! Warner and Kenjii are two of the best characters i read about in 2014 for sure.

      2. I loved reading your survey answers!


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