2014 End of Year Book Survey


Yearly End of the Year survey hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner.


Number Of Books You Read: 69 (DNF 4)
Number of Re-Reads: 1


1. Best Book You Read In 2014?
I couldn’t decide so I’ll say these two: Shadows And Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick and The Gathering Storm by Brandon Sanderson (Robert Jordan)

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Hmm… I’ll say A Triple Knot by Emma Campion.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?
In a good way: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. It’s YA book with vampires and I was surprised how much I liked it.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?
I don’t think I “pushed” anything…

5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?
Series: I didn’t really started any series this year so I’ll say The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I think    that’s the only one I started.

Sequel: India Black and the Widow of Windsor by Carol K. Carr

Ender: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?
Elizabeth Fremantle

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I don’t read much historical mysteries so I’ll go with The Winter Siege by D.W. Bradbridge

8. Most unputdownable book of the year?
This was really hard but I’ll say Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle.

9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I re-read (too) rarely so probably nothing.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014? sonata
This was quite boring year cover wise but I liked the cover of Sonata Arctica by Marko J. Ollila.

11. Most memorable character of 2014?
Either Jorg Ancrath from The Broken Empire series by Mark Lawrence or Brunin FitzWarin from Shadows And Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick. For very different reasons though…

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?
hmm… I have to think about this…

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?
Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David Kirby

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I’ve meant to read it for years and finally did it.

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?
Many but can’t remember any right know.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
Not counting short stories etc.
Shortest: Richard the Lionheart by Tracy Kauffman (124 pages)
Longest: The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson (784 pages)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Gah I don’t know… Let’s go with character death in A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
don’t really know what that means…

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
oh dear, I’ll say Allie and Jackal from Blood of Eden

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Shadows And Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure
I guess Everneath by Brodi Ashton. Lot of people were raving about it when it came out but didn’t work for me.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?
Brunin FitzWarin from Shadows And Strongholds

23. Best 2014 debut you read?
I don’t think I read any debuts this year.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
I don’t know… The Gathering Storm?

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Sonata Arctica by Marko J. Ollila

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?
Anne Frank Remembered: The Story Of The Woman Who Helped To Hide The Frank Family by Miep Gies

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
The Sekhmet Bed by Lavender Ironside

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  • Reply
    January 3, 2015 at 00:27

    Only 4 DNFS? ;) I had a LOT

    • Reply
      January 3, 2015 at 22:05

      I was surprised how few it was. I thought I had lot more DNF, it sure felt like more ;D

  • Reply
    Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader
    January 3, 2015 at 02:39

    You read some good books this year. I’ve not read Shadows and Strongholds, but hope to in 2015. I’m also hoping to get to Sisters of Treason.

    Happy New Year!

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