Yaaaay for some blog statistics and some fun bookish things. Thank you to Brittany and Andi for hosting this end-of-the-year survey! I’m super excited to get started! Here‘s the original post if you want to get involved, too!
Number of Books Read…
- Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 28
- Between 400-449 pages: 15
- Between 450-499 pages: 4
- Over 500 pages: 7
- Over 1,000 page: 0
The majority of my books seem to be in the 300-page range, which isn’t a category!
- Audiobooks: 1 1/2
- Re-reads: 7
- Did-Not-Finish: 4
Number of Books Rated…
- Five Stars: 24
- One/Two Stars: 15
Number of Authors Met: 4
- Sarah J. Maas
- Sarah Dessen
- Lauren Oliver
- Chris Crowe (Kind of cheating because he was my professor but it counts because he writes YA lit)
- Book Events Attended: 4
- Books You Read in One Day: 17
- Books That Made You Cry: 1
- 2016 Books You Have on Pre-Order: 2
Book You Read…
- Farthest Away From Home (Vacation Reads): The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
- That Took You the Longest To Read: Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel (13 days)
- That You Personally Connected With the Most: Persuasion by Jane Austen
- That Made You Love the Villain: NONE
- You Said You’d Come Back to But Still Haven’t Picked Up Again: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- You Read Waaaay Before Its Publication Date: In Real Life by Jessica Love (3 months early)
- You Read On Your Birthday: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
- With a Character Who Shares Your Name: Carlisa? Psh, yeah right.
- You Weren’t Entirely Truthful About when Rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab – Thinking back, I think the hype affected my rating
- You Read in 2015 but Already Want to Re-read: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard and The Wrath and the Dawn by Reneé Ahdieh
- You Borrowed from a Friend a Long Time Ago and Still Have: Erm, NONE. I don’t do that. I know how precious books are so I always return them promptly.
- You Wish You Could Go Back and Read for the First Time Again: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
- Most books read by one author this year: Tie between Sarah J. Maas with 5 books and Marissa Meyer with 5 books (counting re-reads with Meyer)
Happiest & saddest…
- Happiest: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
- Saddest: My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt
Longest & shortest…
- By page number:
- Longest: Winter by Marissa Meyer (824 pages)
- Shortest: Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson (35 pages)
- By title:
- Longest: The Female American; Or, the Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (had to read for class)
- Shortest: Counting re-reads, Cress by Marissa Meyer…Not counting re-reads, it’d be Winter by Marissa Meyer or Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
- From buying to reading:
- I was actually pretty good this year about reading the ones I bought pretty soon after I bought them.
Best & worst…
- Average rating on Goodreads:
- Best: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 4.65
- Worst: Sisters/Hermanas by Gary Paulsen 3.37
- This is kind of funny, because I gave QOS 3 stars and I gave Sisters 5 *Eep*
- Series enders:
- Best: Winter by Marissa Meyer (PERFECT ENDING)
- Worst: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
- This wasn’t a bad ending at all, just a little anticlimactic.
First & last…
- Reads of 2015:
- First: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
- Last: The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
- Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right):
- First: Heidi by Johanna Spyri
- Last: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
- Disclaimer: This doesn’t count all my books back in my apartment at school.
- Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise…
- Disappointing: Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares by Suzanne Young and Tom DeLonge
- Pleasant Surprise: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
- Fandom you joined & one you abandoned:
- Joined: Throne of Glass fandom!
- Abandoned: Not really any? There are some that I read the first book and I don’t think I’ll be joining in on the fandom for the rest of the series…like An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir… But none that I’m “abandoning”
- Series you picked up & series you quit:
- Most lenient & harshest ratings:
- Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read:
- Most hyped: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
- Furthest Under the Radar: Sisters/Hermanas by Gary Paulsen
- Book you read that is red: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
- Starts with X, Y, or Z: NONE Ahhhh!
- Book you hugged when you finished it: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – SO CUTE.
- Book you wanted to throw across a room: Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel
- Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: Pizza and french fries during Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
- Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: The Wrath and the Dawn by Reneé Ahdieh
- Furthest out of your comfort zone: Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
- Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself): Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- Forced yourself to finish: A Thief in the House of Memory by Tim-Wynne Jones
- Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year):
- Post of 2015: Top Ten Favorite Heroines – First non-review post…February 24, 2015
- Review of 2015: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd…January 19, 2015
- Number of posts in 2015: 163
- Number of reviews posted this year: 59
- Least coherent review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – Mostly because I wrote this with a broken heart and a crushed spirit (because of the happenings in the book)
- Post with the most views (posted in 2015): Choose #LoveInspirationBeauty Over #Porn – It was also probably the post I was most passionate about, so I’m glad it got the most views.
- Post you wish you could re-write: Top Ten Favorite Heroines – This was my first TTT post and the first time I made my blog exclusively for books. I just wish I would have expanded my picks a little because now I realize they were pretty cliché.
Sooooo that was my year, book-wise! I’m thinking of doing another, less statistical end-of-the-year survey, so you might see that in a couple of days! Let me know how your bookish year went in the comments!