Welcome to 2016! Brittany and Andi came up with this fun statistics survey last year, and it’s so much fun! I love surveys that make me reflect on the past year, so here we go!
• Under 250 pages: 12
• Between 251-399 pages: 18
• Between 400-449 pages: 2
• Between 450-499 pages: 2
• Over 500 pages: 0
• Over 1000 pages: 0
• Audiobooks: 0
• Re-reads: 0
• DNFs (did not finish): 7
• Five Stars: 9
• Four Stars: 8
• Three Stars: 4
• Two Stars: 5
• One Star: 8
Number of authors met in 2015: 4 (Lindsey Leavitt, Robison Wells, Courtney Alameda, and Valynne Maetani.)
Number of book events attended in 2015: 1
Number of books you read in one day: 1 (The Devil You Know by Trish Doller)
Number of books that made you cry: 0
Number of 2016 books you have on pre-order: 3 (Truthwitch, A Court of Mist and Fury, and Stars Above.)
By the Books
Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): Shadowlands by Kate Brian, Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins, Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout, Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare, and The Trouble With Destiny by Lauren Morrill were all read while I was either road-tripping across the country or on a cruise ship.
Book that took you the longest to read: I Married the Duke by Katharine Ashe took me 39 days to finish. I really didn’t like it. Haha. I should have quit!
Book that you personally connected with the most: I didn’t really read any books that I connected with on a deep level. I had some things in common with various characters, but I did not make a memorable connection with any of the books I read.
Book that made you love the villain: I felt a lot of empathy and sadness for Levana from Fairest by Marissa Meyer, but I still don’t love her!
Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Landry Park by Bethany Hagen.
Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sara J. Mass. I read it in March and it came out in May.
Book you read on your birthday: I Married the Duke by Katharine Ashe, sadly.
Book with a character who shares your name: My name is rare. I’ve only read one book with a Jana in it, and it was not this year (Black City by Elizabeth Richards. This Jana was crucified. Ick.)
Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings?): I’ve been really honest this year. No fluff here!
Rated even though you didn’t finish?: Nope.
Book you read in 2015 but already want to re-read: Operation White Christmas by Nicki Edwards.
Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: Nope.
Book you which you could go back and read for the first time again: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
Most books read by one author this year: I read 2 books by Katharine Ashe, which is sad because I didn’t like either one.
This and That
Happiest & saddest: Operation White Christmas by Nicki Edwards / The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Longest & shortest…
•By page number: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud (488 pages) / The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross (83 pages)
•By title: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente / Rebound by Noelle August
• From buying to reading: Shadowlands by Kate Brian / The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Best & worst…
• Average rating on Goodreads: 3.1 stars
• Books you read/your rating: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas got 5 stars, and The Sculptor by Scott McCloud got 1 star.
• Series enders: The only series-ender I read was Of Neptune by Anna Banks, and I really really hated it.
First & last…
• Reads of 2015: The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall / Winter by Marissa Meyer
• Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell and Egypt: The Treasures of the Great Pharaoh.
Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise: Shadowlands by Kate Brian and The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.
Fandom you joined & one you abandoned: Veronica Mars! And I didn’t abandon any. lol
Series you picked up & series you quit: I picked up the Secrets of Itlantis series by Kate Avery Ellison and I quit The Prince Catchers series by Katharine Ashe (I also picked this series up this year as well).
Most lenient & harshest ratings: Really, I’m just truthful. Perhaps Of Neptune by Anna Banks was the harshest rating. I’m never really lenient. lol.
Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison.
Book you read that is red: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Starts with X, Y, or Z: Nope!
Book you hugged when you finished it: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Book you wanted to throw across a room: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: I don’t remember craving anything as a result of a book I was reading.
Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison
Furthest out of your comfort zone: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself): The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
Forced yourself to finish: I Married the Duke by Katharine Ashe
Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year): Nope.
• Post of 2015: End of Year Book Survey
• Review of 2015: The Kiss Before Christmas by Sophie Pembroke
Number of posts in 2015: 152
Number of reviews posted this year: 31
Least coherent review: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Post with the most views (posted in 2015): 2016 Debut Author Challenge Sign-Ups
Post you wish you could re-write: I’m happy with them all!