5th Annual End of Year Book Survey

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I have seen this Survey on several blogs and now I want to do it as well. I am a little bit too late with all the New Year Posts and Last Year’s Review posts, but this one sounds fun and will sum up my reading year 2014 perfectly I guess.

Here is the link for the Survey: Perpetualpageturner

Unfortunately, I couldn’t finish my Goodreads Challenge to read 50 books, although I was only 100 pages away from accomplishing the goal :/ Sounds bitter, but I am sure that I will be able to finish 50 books this year :)

reading-stats-2014

Number Of Books You Read: 49
Number of Re-Reads: 2 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Genre You Read The Most From: Puuuhhh, I think I have read a lot of contemporary and Young Adult/Fantasy

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1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

This really is hard to decide, but I think it was 1984 by George Orwell. Here is my review.

 

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

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). Here is my review.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. I always thought that I wouldn’t like that book, but I read that and fell in love with the whole world, characters and story *o* Here is the review.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

I don’t usually push people into reading any books.

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

I am quite happy to have started Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Review is yet to come. Fire with Fire Jenny Han and Vivian Siobhan was the best Sequel I have read. Here is the review. I haven’t ended a series :/

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Puuuhhh, that’s quite hard! Probably Kai Meyer.

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

Short Stories probably. I have somehow read a lot of Short Stories last year, but the best was “Zehn” by Franka Potente.

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

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I read this quite fast and didn’t want to put it down.

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Probably the Burn for Burn series by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, because it was easy to read, and because I want to read the last part of the series. Here is the review

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?

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The German Cover of The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Tyrion Lannister!!!

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro :'( So sad! Here is my review

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?

Definitely 1984 by George Orwell.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 

Many! Game of Thrones probably on number 1, followed by Percy Jackson.

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

‘So magic is real’, I said. ‘Which makes you a … what?’

‘A wizard.’

‘Like Harry Potter?’

Nightingale sighed. ‘No,’ he said, ‘not like Harry Potter.’

‘In what way?’

‘I’m not a fictional character,’ said Nightingale.

This passage is from “Rivers of London” by Ben Aaronovitch :D I know, it is more of a passage than a quote, but I guess that counts ;)

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

The longest was A Game of Thrones (807 pages) and the Shortest was A Masque of Mr Punch by Robertson Davies. It was a short Drama I had to read for uni.

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Probably the end of The Iron Trial, but the end of Game of Thrones also let my mout wide open :’D

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

Kathy and Tommy from Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Their story was so sad, and they have to be together forever and more <3

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Tamara and Callum Hunt from The Iron Trial I guess. They reminded me a little bit of Hermione and Harry.

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

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami <3 Here is the Review.

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

A Game of Thrones definitely. Simply everyone told me to read it.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

Jace Wayland from City of Bones + City of Ashes is a hottie I have to admit ;D But I don’t want to leave out John Snow either <3 I can’t decide, I want them both ;D

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

With debut you mean published in 2014? Well, then it is The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.

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

Definitely Game of Thrones.

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

Without hesitation: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief :D

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?

A lot somehow. I cried in Burn for Burn, Fire with Fire, Hunting and Gathering and Never Let me Go :'(

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. Here is the Review.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Never Let me Go. So baaaad!

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr Punch. This is a Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean.

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

The Fault in our Stars by John Green, because I expected so much of that book, but was disappointed in the end. Here is my review.

 

 

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I even have it on my shelf.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?

Probably all the sequels I will be reading, especially Game of Thrones and Percy Jackson.

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Probably the new series by Cassandra Clare.

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

Like mentioned before, I have to end a lot of series, especially series that are already finished.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

Well, complete all the series :D

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

I haven’t read any new releases of 2015 :/

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