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End of Year Survey Part I

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel, hands down. 

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

I think it was The Breeders by Katie French. It promised so much but didn't deliver. 

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

I'm often surprised by books, but I think We Were Liars by E Lockhart just blew me away.

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

Station Eleven, definitely. 

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

The Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries were the best series I discovered, I read the first three and have pre-ordered the fourth. I don't think I read any series ender. 

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

So many! Too many to mention!

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

A couple of my book club books, like A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, weren't books I'd have picked up by myself. 

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

Station Eleven, I couldn't stop reading it. 

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

I rarely re-read and if I do it'd be in three years or so. 

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

I loved the cover of Music and Lies by Gill-Marie Stewart - it was the cover that attracted me when I saw it at YALC. 

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Simon in Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, bless him. 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

About A Girl by Sarah McCarry. 

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

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne I think

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

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie - I've never read anything by her before but I really liked it. 

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

I don't remember quotes generally. how rubbish.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

The longest was The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, the shortest was probably one of the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

We Were Liars or maybe the Raven Boys.

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

So many of the Raven Boys' ones! Ugh!

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Probably from the Raven Boys too. I must read The Dream Thieves this year!

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

Probably the new Elly Griffiths books, I love her writing. 

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

SO MANY! I am so open to recommendations!

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

I'm not overly one for fictional crushes, sorry! 

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

George by Alex Gino, fabulous

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

The Raven Boys. It's clear that Maggie has REALLY thought out her world

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

The Murder Most Unladylike ones were just so much fun. 

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

We Were Liars! The Paying Guests. This Song Is (Not) for You by Laura Newlin

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - everyone needs to read this. 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

So many of the above, but let's also say The Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray. It was lovely. 

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan - it is a collection of non-fiction and fiction, and the author is dead, so I think that counts. 

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

We Were Liars, for real! I wanted to throw my Kindle out of the window!

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