Yearly Overview 2015: The Year of Meh and CBF

CBF
Number Of Books You Read: 10
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult

01. Best Book You Read In 2015?
nerdy shy and socially inappropriate
Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life by Cynthia Kim

02. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Divergent
Divergent by Veronica Roth

03. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Anna Dressed In Blood
Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake (good way)

04. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
The Painted Man
The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett, despite the fact that I haven’t yet read it myself

05. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Wolf StrapSilver Kiss
Wolf Strap and Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark

06. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
V.E. Schwab

07. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
You're Never Weird On The Internet (Almost)
You’re Never Weird On The Internet by Felicia Day, I don’t usually do memoirs

08. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
sweet ruin
Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole

09. A Book That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Good Omens
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
The Night Circus
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, although I haven’t finished reading it

11. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
nerdy shy and socially inappropriate
Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life by Cynthia Kim

12. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
Outlander
Cross-Stitch (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon, my sister’s been pestering me to read this for ages but I’m really struggling with it

13. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
“If someone’s takeaway from this story is “Felicia Day said don’t study!,” I’ll punch you in the face. But I AM saying don’t chase perfection for perfection’s sake, or for anyone else’s sake at all. If you strive for something, make sure it’s for the right reasons. And if you fail, that will be a better lesson for you than any success you’ll ever have. Because you learn a lot from screwing up. Being perfect . . . not so much.”

14.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Sweet Ruin (432 pages) and Wolf Strap (38 pages)

15. Book That Shocked You The Most
sweet ruin
Sweet Ruin by Kresely Cole (big plot twist involved and it was good to get some answers about Thaddeus and his sister)

16. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
None really, unfortunately 2015 was the year of meh for me

17. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Hiro and Tadashi
Hiro and Tadashi from Big Hero 6, okay I need to read more than ten books a year, this has become apparent to me, however it still counts 🙂

Book Blogging
01. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
Paper Fury, The Galaxial Word, WTF Bad Romance Covers

02. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
Probably Wolf Strap and Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark

03. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
Probably my NaNoWriMo posts

04. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
When Michael Connolly came to The Wheeler Center in Melbourne a few years ago

05. Best moments of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
Getting to good discussions with Cait from Paper Fury about books and writing

06. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
The TBR pile keeps growing but my motivation keeps shrinking, I’m hoping to get myself out of a reading slump soon

07. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My NaNoWriMo Posts

08. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Probably Thoughts, Words and Actions, I put a lot of effort into that post

09. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Probably WTF Bad Romance Covers, that site is hilarious

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I completed my Goodreads challenge of 10 books but I wanted to get more reading done

Looking Ahead
01. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
American Gods
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

02. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
The Wrath and The Dawn
The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

03. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
The Rose and The Dagger
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

04. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
White Cat
Red Glove
White Cat and Red Glove by Holly Black, I’ve been meaning to read these books for ages

05. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
Review more books this year and finish two of my NaNoWriMo projects (written, edited and ready for publishing)

06. A 2015 Release You’ll Recommend To Everyone:
The Game of Love and Death
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Survey made available from: The Perpetual Page Turner (thank you :D)

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