End of 2015 Survey

Hi everyone!

I’m doing Jamie’s End of The Year Survey again because it looks like fun and I like reflecting on my past book feelings, so here we go!

 

2015 Reading Stats

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FORTY. Let’s just ignore the fact that my goal was 100, okay? 😉

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Zero! I meant to do re-reads but…that didn’t happen for reasons, such as, ARCs.

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Contemporary! A surprise to no one.

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Just one? How about five!?

Because You'll Never Meet Me All The Bright Places I'll Meet You There More Happy Than Not The Night We Said Yes

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City Love

Let future historians wonder how I reacted when you broke my heart. *breaks out of Hamilton trance*

So, it takes place in New York City, involves the summer before college starts and revolves around three new housemates. It had all the basics for my falling in love and lacked all the execution. 😦 I’ve officially DNF’ed this one, if it didn’t get read in the last six months, it’s just not getting read.

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Emmy and Oliver The Night We Said Yes 

I was surprised by how much I loved both of these books. 

I’d heard good things about E&O and I had it for review for a while, but it took me a long time to read. I was surprised at how good it really was. Clearly I shouldn’t doubt people. 😉

Because You'll Never Meet Me

And I was surprised by the genres this book falls into, I wasn’t expecting it, but I should’ve.

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I’m not really a book pusher, but I guess I’d say Because You’ll Never Meet Me, I don’t know if anyone actually read it based on me, but I’ve pushed it for sure.

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Cinder

The best series I started was Cinder, I didn’t read any sequels or series enders.

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Courtney S Stevens!

I read Faking Normal a couple months ago and I really enjoyed it! I’ll be reading her future releases for sure.

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And another repeat answer with Cinder. I don’t generally delve into fantasy, but given the moon aspect and the fairytale retelling, it’s no surprise I liked this.

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The Walled City

I loved this book, in-between making Disney references on Goodreads while reading and telling my mom “OH MY GOSH, THIS BOOK.” I could not put it down. I thought it was very action packed and thrilling for sure.

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I really don’t know. I don’t want to re-read any books as soon as next year. Not new releases anyway. It’d feel too soon. I would probably read Cinder out of any of them though if I binge read the series.

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So we’re doing this. . .

I’m just going to direct you to this post I did where I showed off a lot of my favorite covers of the year.

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I’m going to go with Cinder again because she’s like part cyborg, so you know, that’s pretty memorable.

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And I’m going to go with The Walled City for this one as well. There’s a lot of flowery language in the novel and I really liked it. I liked the descriptions of China and everything.

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What We Saw

This isn’t a surprise to me given that it’s based on actual events which makes it way more terrifying really. It made me think a lot and I thought it portrayed everything really well.

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It’s Cinder again! I’ve had this book for over a year and I finally read it in either September or October. . . It’s funny, because I remember seeing this book when it first came out (Yes, I’m ‘that’ person) and I was like “Oh, that book looks cool” and forgot about it until years later when I joined the book blogosphere. Of course the book blew up since then.

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What kind of question is that? No, really, what kind of question is that? I could make an entire blog post on this question. Don’t tempt me, I will, I’ll settle on this one though. For now. Just kidding, you’re getting at least three.

The more you start to love someone, the more you ache when they’re gone, and maybe it’s that middle ground that hurts the most, when you can see them and still not feel like you’re near enough.

-Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benaway

How could someone hurt you so bad but you still wanted to hold him and tell him it was going to be okay?

-I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

I don’t think we should ever try to meet again, there’s such freedom in that. Instead, let our words continue to meet.

-Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

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Shortest-Sounds Like Me My Life So Far In Song Longest-How To Win At High School

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Gena/Finn

I did not see that coming…

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Sky and Josh from. . .

I'll Meet You There
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Ollie and Moritz from Because You’ll Never Meet Me.

Emmy, Caroline and Drew from Emmy & Oliver.

Sky, Chris, and Dylan from I’ll Meet You There.

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The DUFF

It also helps that I think this is the only book I read by an author who I read previously. 🙂

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Faking Normal

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Josh from I’ll Meet You There

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Ooh, just one? Um…More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera.

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I’ll go with Cinder, it helps that this is the only book with any real world building I read. 🙂

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Fun. Fun. Fun…

Um, psh, I don’t know. Oh! Gena/Finn It was fun while it lasted….

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Clearly this one:

All The Bright Places

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Remember (Eileen Cook)

I really liked Remember by Eileen Cook and I haven’t seen it talked about much at all.

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More Happy Than Not

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Because You’ll Never Meet Me


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What We Saw

Ugh, that book was so, irritating, characters were so annoying and awful.

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I don’t know if I really have a new favorite book blog I discovered. That sounds bad, I did meet new people though! Or at least talk to them more. 🙂 Kind of.

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This goes to…

Because You’ll Never Meet Me

and

Romancing The Dark In The City of Light

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I really liked my feedreader discussion I had about organizing my BlogLovin’ account. It was inspired by another post during Bloggiesta earlier last year.

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Bout of Books and Armchair BEA!

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Bookish: Getting on the blogger’s list for St. Martin’s

Blogging: Interviewing Corey Ann Haydu, Leah Thomas and Kate Scelsa. ❤

Twitter: Co-hosting a twitter chat with Holly and Faye. ❤

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Going by views,  not counting reviews:

Top Ten Underrated Fairytales in The Fairytale Genre with 479 views.

This is still so unexpected. It’s weird.

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 I gave this post an attention seeking title for a reason, haha. I mean, come on, who reads in strip club? Who reads in a strip club? NO ONE. Except me. More views, more views.

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Red Bubble and Society 6 have really fun book related stuff! I still haven’t purchased anything from either, but they have several things I like. 🙂

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Not one of them! I completely failed this year. I blame it on committing to too many challenges and going through unforeseen reading slumps. 😦

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 I don’t like making false promises, however, a book that I didn’t read in ’15 but really, really want to read next year is Not After Everything.

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PS_I_Like_You When_We_Collided In Real Life Run_Kody_Keplinger

These were the first four that popped into my head.<3 ❤ ❤

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How about I list five again!?
Bookishly Ever After Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here The First Time She Drowned Save Me Kurt Cobain Unscripted Joss Byrd

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Um, I think the Throne of Glass series is ending? Maybe? Either that or The Raven Cycle, I guess. Once again, not a series reader. 🙂

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It would be nice to read at least 50 books this year.

 

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5 responses to “End of 2015 Survey

  • readwritelove28

    Amber…I haven’t read any of the 5 books you picked as your favorite *hides.* Don’t be mad!! Hahaha I can tell that you really liked Cinder 😉 Eeep really? I didn’t like The DUFF when i re-read it. WOOT WOOT I remember your Twitter chat! It was so fun!!! YESSSS SUPER EXCITED FOR SCARLETT EPSTEIN HATES IT HERE AND UNSCRIPTED JOSS BYRD!

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  • Valerie

    HAHAHA I’m glad that Because You’ll Never Meet Me is just ALL OVER your post! Maybe I should read it then? Hm I’ll let you know.

    Also happy to see a lot of Emmy & Oliver. That was one of my favorites of the year!

    YOUR TWITTER CHAT WITH HOLLY AND FAYE WAS AWESOME. It was super successful as well! So I’m glad! Maybe you should host it again next year?

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  • Tanya Atkinson (@BookwormTanya)

    It does my heart good to see I’ll Meet You There getting so much love here. It was one of my favorites of the year and made such a huge impact on me. I still haven’t written my review because I don’t know how I will do it justice.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  • Keionda Hearts Books

    I was really thinking about doing this post, but LAZY, so I enjoyed reading yours. There were some other bloggers that were doing it. (You guys have so much more patience than me!) Teehee I loved all of your designs and I hope I can join a Twitter chat one day! That would be epical! ❤

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  • Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

    Wonderful post, congrats on getting through it. I feel these surveys can take us so long to finish each year, we kinda all deserve a medal for managing to get through it! I have read and really enjoyed all your top reads, except More Happy Than Not – I still need to get my hands on that one. The Walled City is one I really want to read but still haven’t managed to get too. I am so excited to read PS I Like You and When We Collided, those are two I am very excited for.

    Great answers. I hope you have a wonderful 2016 and happy reading! 🙂 Here’s my survey if you want to check out my answers.

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