Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 End of Year book Survey

2014 End Of Year Book Survey
I guess its that time of year. The time to reflect on my 2014 reading. This was my first year blogging, and what an experience it has been so far! It's opened up a whole new part of reading! So thanks to the Perpetual Page Turners 2014 End of Year Book Survey for helping me (and a bunch of other readers) out in this reflection!

reading-stats-2014
Book Rating Stats
5 Stars - 60
4 Stars - 26
3 Stars - 7

Did not finishes - At least 3, I didn't really keep track though.

Pages - 25,079

Number of Rereads?
???. This was my first year blogging, so I got just a little caught up in all of the review books.

Genre you read the most from?
That would definitely be a toss up between Christian fiction and YA.

best-YA-books-2014
Honestly, I started doing this one, but it was just to hard and I was just like no way. I loved so many books this year. One of the reasons for that is that I am extremely picky about the books I read, so I normally don't read a book unless I think I'm going to like it (at least 3 stars), and I'm also a mood reader.

There were at least 8 extremely exceptional books that I read this year!

So, I guess I fail at this survey. I feel so accomplished (not). I'll try again on the next parts though!

book-blogging
1. New Favorite book blog you discovered?
I've discovered so many wonderful blogs this year and two of them are Books For Christian Girls and The Book Belles

2. Favorite review you wrote in 2014?
This was my first year blogging, and I had so much fun writing many of the reviews I wrote this year! Some are more polished, some have gifs, some are longer, some are shorter, some 5 stars, some 3 stars. I tried to do them justice, but couldn't. Here are two of my favorites! (I chose from the reviews from the last half of the year because I felt like they were written after I got a better hang of things).
YA
Star of Deliverance by Mandy Madson Voisin
Historical Christian Fiction
The Bound Heart by Dawn Crandall

3. Best discussion/nonreview post you had on your blog?
Best Christmas Post - Wonderland Weekend: Believe
Best bookish post - Wonderland Weekend: Books Take Us To Another World
I also loved all of the interviews and guest posts that were on Wonderous Reviews this year - those authors are all so amazing!

4. Best event that you participated in?
World wide - Armchair BEA got a lot of views and comments. It was also so much fun!
I also really enjoyed all of the blog tours I got to be a part of!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?
I loved the moments of interaction with authors and readers. Whether it was interviewing an author or seeing a comment on my blog, it made my day brighter!

7. Most popular post this year on your blog (comments or views)?
Views

8. Post you wish got a little more love?
Wonderland Weekend Posts

9. Best bookish discovery?
Cedar Fort and blog tours


10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I met and exceeded my goal of reading at least 100 books this year! The other challenges I participated in, I didn't do so great on:( This was my first year blogging and I got caught up in all of the review books. Hopefully I'll do better next year!

looking-ahead-books-2015
1. One book you didn't get to in 2014 but will be your #1 priority in 2015?
Finishing the Anomaly trilogy by Krista McGee

2. Book you are most anticipating in 2015 (non-debut)?
The Shifters Heart by Desiree Williams
Season of Fire by Lisa T. Bergren
Ally Carter's new series

3. 2015 Debut you are most anticipating?
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

4. Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2015?
Winter by Marissa Meyer


5. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2015?
Have a better balance between TBR pile books and review books.
More discussion posts and interviews

You're turn now!

What about you? Are you good at picking favorites or do you have as much trouble as I do?