2014 End of Year Book Survey

2014 End of year book survey

The End of Year Book Survey is an annual survey (5th annual this year) written and hosted by Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner.  Click here for more information about the End of Year Book Survey.

I participated in this survey last year, so here are last years answers (Note that the questions vary somewhat from year to year).

Without further ado here is the 2014 End of Year Book Survey!

2014 reading stats

Number Of Books Read: I read 96 books total in 2014.  No where near my goal of 120, but I am happy with where I stand.  The stakes will be higher next year though.

Number of Re-Reads: I re-read 4 books in 2014: The 5th WaveThe Mysterious Benedict SocietyShiver, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Genre I Read the Most From: Overall: YA  Genre Breakdown: Contemporary

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Best Book I Read in 2014:

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson


Book I was Excited About & Thought That I Would Love But Didn’t: 

Panic by Lauren Oliver


Most Surprising (Good or bad):

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

in the shadows of blackbirds

Most Book I “Pushed” On People to Read in 2014

Cinder by Marissa Meyer


Best Series I Started in 2014: 

A tie between The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Best Sequel of 2014: 

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

where she went

Best Series Ender of 2014:

The One by Kiera Cass *Even though everyone was under the impression that this series was a trilogy and that The One was going to be the series’ close, it turns out that its not, and that there are two+ more books coming out…? But I’m still using it here because it was the only series ender that I read! 😀


Favorite New Author Discovered in 2014: 

Laini Taylor

daughter of smoke and bone

Best Book From a Genre I don’t Usually Read From:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

the night circus

Most Action-packed/Thrilling/Unputdownable Book of the Year:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

shadow and bone

Book I Read in 2014 That I’m Most Likely to Re-Read in 2015:

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

shatter me

Favorite Cover of Book Read in 2014:

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

perfect ruin

Most Memorable Character of 2014:

Tied Between:

Celaena Sardothien and Frank Porter

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Most Beautifully Written Book I Read in 2014:

The Strange Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

ava lavender

Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Chaning Book of 2014:

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak


Book I Can’t Believe I Waited Until 2014 to Finally Read:

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

shatter me

Favorite Passage/Quote From a Book Read in 2014:

“I was still a little amazed that this was happening. That this, the thing that had seemed so impossible, so terrifying, so utterly beyond me, was happening. I was having fun. And that I was the one who made it happen. “I did it,” I said out loud, sendind my voice up to the stars above me, not really caring if the others heard me.”-Morgan Matson Since You’ve Been Gone

Shortest Book of 2014:

Lord of the Flies by William Golding


Longest Book of 2014:

Gone by Michael Grant


Book That Shocked Me the Most:

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

we were liars

OTP Of the Year:

Dramione.  Always Dramione

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship of the Year:

Cinder and Captain Thorne


Favorite Book I Read in 2014 From an Author I’ve Read Previously:

Eye of Minds by James Dashner


Favorite Book I Read in 2014 Based Solely on a Recommendation From Somebody Else:

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith


Newest Fictional Crush from a Book Read in 2014:

Frank Porter.  FRANK PORTER


Best 2014 Debut I Read:

Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington


Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting I Read This Year:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

the night circus

Book That Put a Smile on My Face/Was the Most Fun to Read:

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

anna and the french kiss

Book that Made My Cry in 2014:

If You Could Be Mineby Sara Farizan

if you could be mine

Hidden Gem of the Year:

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

dear killer

Book that Crushed my Soul:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe

Most Unique Book I Read in 2014:

Everyday by David Levithan


Book that Made Me the Most Mad (Positive or Negative)

The Twinmaker By Sean Williams



Favorite New Blog I Discovered in 2014:

Words Like Silver

Favorite Review I Wrote in 2014:

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Best Discussion/Non Review I Posted:

Book Hype, Blurbs, and Skewed Reading

Best Event I Participated In:


Best Moment of Bookish/Blogging Life in 2014:

Tie between getting my first ARC request, when Laini Taylor recognized my blog, when Danielle Paige followed me on Twitter, and when I became friends with Marissa Meyer at her release party for Cress.

Most Popular Post This Year On the Blog:

Waiting On Wednesday: Blue Lily, Lilly Blue

Post I Wished Got a Little More Love:

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Best Bookish Discovery:

Well, I think Tumblr should be considered a bookish discovery, even though its not really.

Did I Complete Any Reading Challenges/Goals:

Well, the only one I set was the Goodreads challenge and I didn’t finish that…

looking ahead

One Book I Didn’t Get to In 2014 But Will Be My Number 1 Priority in 2015:

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey


Book I am Most Anticipating in 2015 (Non-Debut):



2015 Debut I’m Most Anticipating:

Damage Done by Amanda Pantich


Series Ending/Sequel I am Most Anticipating In 2015: 

Winter by Marissa Meyer (It doesn’t even have a cover yet)!

One Thing I HOpe to Accomplish/Do in My Blogging and Reading Life in 2015:

Request ARCs, connect with bloggers and authors, create.

A 2015 Release I’ve Already Read and Recommend to Everyone:

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle  (It may not be the best but everyone should read it)

And that’s it!  That’s the 2014 end of year book survey.  I hope that you all enjoyed reading my answers!  Happy New Year, and I hope that you have a wonderfully whimsical 2015.


About Mary

eighteen year old reader, blogger, writer, future professor. history enthusiast, stationary aficionado, lover of the outdoors | Middlebury '22.5

4 comments on “2014 End of Year Book Survey

  1. Ugh I love the Mysterious Benedict Society so much it isn’t even funny even though I’m in high school lol. You need to read the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus/start the Magnus Chase series this year!!! PLEASE!!!

    • I know, the fact that I haven’t read Percy Jackson makes me anxious. I’ve heard of Mangus Chase but am not at all familiar with it; I’ll check it out! 😀 Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Ooh so many great books on here! I definitely approve of book pushing Cinder (and that whole series)! And yes, The Night Circus has beautiful world building. I read it years ago but when I think back to it there are still certain details that jump out for me – such as the clock! And Laini Taylor writes beautifully, doesn’t she? How awesome that she recognized your blog!

    Looks like you had an awesome 2014! Here’s hoping 2015 is even better :)

    • The clock in the Night Circus is such an amazing detail, and I’m so glad that Morgenstern took the time to really give it a story!

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