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5th Annual End of Year Book Survey 2014!!!

This is our first year with our blog, so this is the first time we have ever done this survey. The Perpetual Page-Turner hosts this reading survey, and it sounded like so much fun we decided we must take part!

2014 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read:

Angelina: 64

Brianna: 45

Total: 105

Number Of Re-Reads:

0

Genre You Read The Most From:

Young Adult/Fantasy

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

Angelina: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Brianna: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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

Angelina: The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Brianna: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

3. Most Surprising (Good or Bad) Book You Read In 2014?

Angelina: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Brianna: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Review to come!)

4. Book You Pushed People To Read (And They Did)?

Well we don’t know many people who read, so we are just going to say the book we wanted people to read!

Angelina: The Rule of Thoughts (Mortality Doctrine #2) by James Dashner

Brianna: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

5. Best Series Started in 2014? Best Sequel? Best Ending Book?

Angelina: Frozen (Taken #2) by Erin Bowman 500X better than the first book, my mind was blow after EVERY PAGE!!!!

Brianna: Fair Coin (Coin #1) by E. C. Myers

6. Favorite New Author Discovered in 2014?

Angelina: Marie Lu (Young Elites)

Brianna: Mary Weber (Storm Siren)

7. Best Book From A Genre We Don’t Typically Read?

Angelina: The Martian by Andy Weir (Review To Come)

Brianna: In the Land of Gold by Angela Christina Archer

8. Most Action Packed/Thriller/Unputdownable Book Of The Year?

Angelina: Either Panic by Lauren Oliver, The Rule of Thoughts (Mortality Doctrine #2) by James Dashner, or The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Brianna: Quantum Coin (Coin #2) by E. C. Myers

9. Books Read In 2014 The You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Well, I don’t really Re-Read books but if I HAD to pick it be…

Angelina: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart or The Rule of Thoughts (Mortality Doctrine #2) by James Dashner

Brianna: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

10. Favorite Cover of A Book Read In 2014?

Angelina:

rule of thoughts (I totally forgot about this book! The cover is A-mazing!)

Brianna:

one

11. Mose Memorable Character of 2014?

Angelina: Adelina from The Young Elites

Brianna: Mara from The Messenger

12. Most Beautifully Written Book Read  In 2014?

Angelina: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (it takes the cake, if you know what I mean!)

Brianna: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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

Angelina: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (I rarely cry when I read books…)

Brianna: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann

14. Book You Can’t Believe You Waited Until 2014 To Read?

Angelina: Of Triton by Anna Banks (Syrena Legacy #2) Most ones I read came out in 2014 XD

Brianna: Paper Towns by John Green

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book Read in 2014?

Angelina:

“Photographs tell a story,” Alison mutters. “But people forget to read between the lines.”  -Splintered A.G. Howard

Brianna: 

“That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.” -Paper Towns, John Green

16. Shortest/Longest Book Read In 2014?

Angelina: Longest, Bound To You by Christopher Pike (512 pages)

Brianna: Shortest, Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann (114 pages)

17. Book That Shocked You the Most?

Angelina: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Brianna: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Review to come soon!)

18. OTP Of The Year (One True Pairing)

Angelina: Adelina and Enzo from The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Brianna: Hazel and Gus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I can not love those characters enough! So adorable!

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?

Angelina: Gansey, Blue, Adam, Ronan and Noah from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Brianna: Quentin, Radar and Ben from Paper Towns, they made me laugh so many times, great characters!

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously?

Angelina: The Rule of Thoughts (Mortality Doctrine #2) by James Dashner

Brianna: Paper Towns by John Green

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 Based Solely On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/ Peer Pressure?

Angelina: Panic by Lauren Oliver

Brianna: Paper Towns by John Green, my friend sent me the book 🙂 and I was NOT disappointed!

22. Newest Fictional Crush From A Book You Read in 2014?

Angelina: Enzo from The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Brianna: Gus/Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

23. Best 2014 Debut You Read?

Angelina: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Brianna: Storm Siren by Mary Weber

24. Best World building/Most Vivid Setting You’ve Read This Year?

Angelina: Splintered (Splintered #1) by A. G. Howard

Brianna: The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

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

Angelina: The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni

Brianna: Paper Towns by John Green

26. Book That Made You Cry/ Almost Made You Cry?

Angelina: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Brianna: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Angelina: Promise Bound (Lies Beneath #3) by Anne Greenwood Brown

Brianna: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Angelina: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Brianna: Looking for Alaska by John Green

29. Most Unique Book You Read in 2014?

Angelina: Splintered (Splintered #1) by A. G. Howard

Brianna: The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

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

Angelina: The Body in the Woods by April Henry

Brianna: Fair Coin (Coin #1) by E. C. Myers


Your Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New Favorite Blog You Discovered?

hyperaboutbooks

fairenreads

I found a lot of good ones this year, so here are just two :)!

2. Favorite Review You Wrote?

The Retribution of Mara Dyer Review, I love all the pictures haha.

3. Best Discussion Non-Review Post on Your Blog?

I really LOVE doing the Monthly Book Excitement Posts. It’s both a good way to find some new books and to remember them for later :)! So if I had to chose my favorite non-review post, it would be those.

4. Best Event That You Participated in?

We got to meet James Dasher, author of The Maze Runner and Mortality Doctrine to name a few of his books. He is such a friendly author, we really enjoyed hearing what he had to say.

5. Best Moments of Booking/Blogging Life in 2014?

When we reached 100 followers, seriously we didn’t think we would ever make it that far. Now we have 239 and counting, this is very exciting so thank you to all of our wonderful followers!

6. Most Popular Post on Your Blog?

The Maze Runner Quote Time Friday. We have no idea why, but this post gets over 1 view a day even though its a few days old… so far it was 186 views!

7. Post You Wished Gotten More Love?

We don’t really have one 🙂 but we LOVE it when people comment, we love hearing what you have to say! So for this question, we wished we had even more comments.

8. Best Bookish Discovery?

Netgalley! I had no idea what an Arc was up until a few months ago!!!!

9. Did You Complete Any Reading Goals that You Set At The Beginning Of The Year?

Not really, we never really thought of setting goals other than reading goals to finish a certain number of books. In that case, Brianna wanted to read 100 but only got to 45.

WOW! That was a lot of questions!!! It has been a great year, and thank you to all of out followers! We enjoy reading your comments and writing reviews for you to enjoy 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of your 2014, and an even better 2015!

Do you have any responses to these? What was the best book or moment of 2014 for you?

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