End of Year Book Survey

Annual End Of Year Survey – 2015 edition!


Every year Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner creates an end of year reading survey. It’s a fun way of looking back and reflecting on the books I’ve read during the year.

Note: The survey is for books you read throughout the year, no matter when they were published, and is not limited to just books that came out in 2014!!



Number Of Books You Read: 140
Number of Re-Reads: 5
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Romance



1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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

Conversion by Katherine Howe

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

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

The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy

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

Best series – Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Best sequel – The Mistake (Off Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Elle Kennedy

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

The Passage by Justin Cronin

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

Reboot by Amy Tintera

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

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

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


11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Lynn from Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

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

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

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

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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

“Books are more than doctors, of course. Some novels are loving, lifelong companions;some give you a clip around the ear; others are friends who wrap you in warm towels when you’ve got those autumn blues. And some…well, some are pink candy floss that tingles in your brain for three seconds and leaves a blissful voice. Like a short, torrid love affair.”
― Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Shortest: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Longest: Consequences: Opal & Origin (Lux #3-4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this yeaer that was the shortest and longest.

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

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

John Logan and Grace Ivers (The Mistake by Elle Kennedy)

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

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

John Logan and Garrett Graham (Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy)

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

Sleep with the Lights On by Maggie Shayne

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

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (recommended by Tanya from Girl Plus Books)

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

Garrett Graham

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor (this book made me ugly cry)

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Soundless by Richelle Mead

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

Conversion by Katherine Howe



1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

Blog – Girl Plus Books

Book Tuber – Books & Tea & All Things Me

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?


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

They were lost but it was my book and reading life chats.

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


5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

Tucson Festival of Books

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

Lost my all my blog content about 2 months ago, it was about two years worth of blogging. I almost quit at that point.

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

Any of the What Are You Reading Wednesday posts.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love

Honestly, any of the book reviews.

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


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

I did not make my Goodreads goal 😦 That’s two years in a row I didn’t make it. I did conquer my COYER challenges though!



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

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Black Hearts by Nicole Castroma

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

FireTouched by Patricia Briggs

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

Conquer my Goodreads reading challenge and finally go to BEA.

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

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury



2 thoughts on “Annual End Of Year Survey – 2015 edition!”

  1. Great post, Andie! I just love all of the end-of-year surveys! I have so much fun reading everyone’s answers. 🙂 I was so happy seeing Obsidian appearing on your list and then I saw that I was the one who recommended it! Too funny… I love that. 🙂 Kennedy’s The Deal never happened for me in 2015 but will definitely be happening soon! Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is another I want to read soon. I’m so impressed you read 140 books this year!! I ended up at 75 (10 short of my GoodReads goal). I had no idea you lost so much of your blog – how awful! 😦 And thanks so much for choosing my blog as the favorite you discovered this year! That makes me feel great – thanks, Andie.

    Here’s an end-of-year survey I did: http://goo.gl/NDhzqF
    And here’s my Top 10 of 2015: http://goo.gl/lMgT8f


    1. Thanks Tanya 🙂

      I hope you get a chance to read The Deal soon. The third book in the series comes out on 01/11 so I’m impatiently waiting for it. I might go back and read the first two books over again before I read the new one.

      Happy New Year!


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