I decided to actually BLOG and figured this survey by The Perpetual Page-Turner was a good start!
Number of Books You Read:
Number of Re-Reads:
Genre You Read the Most From:
Fantasy. Mostly in graphic novel form.
Best Book You Read in 2014:
Best YA: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Best Fantasy: Pantomime by Laura Lam
Best Science-Fiction: The Martian by Andy Weir
Best Graphic Novel: Anything Saga.
Best Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Best Book in a Series: Frost Burned and Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
Best Audiobook: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (or The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon)
Best Essay Collection: What Makes This Book so Great by Jo Walton
Barrayer by Lois McMaster Bujold
Shadowplay by Laura Lam
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack
Book You Were Excited About and Thought You Were Going to Love More But Didn't:
House of Mystery by Matthew Sturges ~ I still plan to read on in this series, but I was looking for something different with it...
Most Surprising Book You Read in 2014:
The Woodcutter by Kate Danely ~ Never heard of it before, but Heather read and loved it. How had we missed her! Why isn't she more famous??
Book You "Pushed" the Most People to Read in 2014:
I think this is always Fables.
Best Series You Started in 2014:
hm... Probably Pantomime and Shadowplay by Laura Lam
Best Sequel of 2014:
Saga or the latest two books in the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
Best Series Ender of 2014:
Never finished a series. 2015 it will probably be Fables. *cries*
Favourite New Author You Discovered in 2014:
Let's see... Laura Lam was really good. Kate Danely was awesome. Andy Weir. This was also my first time reading Katherine Addison, Gabrielle Zevin, and Jennifer McMahon.
Best Book From a Genre You Don't Typically Read/Was Out of Your Comfort Zone:
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Most Action-Packed/Thrilling/Unputdownable Book of the Year?:
Pantomime by Laura Lam or The Martian by Andy Weir
Book You Read in 2014 That You Are Mostly Likely to Re-Read Next Year?
I don't reread a lot, but there are few books I got on audio to reread (The Martian by Andy Weir for example). Otherwise, it will be comics likely.
Favourite Cover of a Book You Read in 2014?
Well, comic books always have nice covers... Otherwise, Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi.
Most Memorable Character of 2014?
There are a few, but I am going to go with A.J. Fikry.
Most Beautifully Written Book in 2014?
I have no idea... I don't pay attention to that, really.
Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book of 2014?
What Makes This Book so Great by Jo Walton. Maybe not for the reasons you would typically put for this question...
Book You Can't Believe You Waited UNTIL 2014 to Read?
Saints and Boxers by Gene Luen Yang.
Favourite Passage/Quote From a Book You Read in 2014?
Normally I wouldn't answer this, but the beginning of The Martian was awesome!
Shortest and Longest Book You Read in 2014?
I don't keep track.
Book That Shocked You the Most?
OTP of the Year?
Not something I really comment on.
Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship of the Year?
Not sure on this one either.
Favourite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You've Read Previously?
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Best Book You Read in 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY on a Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure?
There were a few, but let's go with The Woodcutter or Pantomime.
Newest Fictional Crush from a Book You Read in 2014?
Also not something I talk about.
Best 2014 Debut You Read?
The Queen of the Tearling
Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
The Martian or Random Acts of Senseless Violence.
Book That Put a Smile on Your Face/Was the Most Fun to Read?
Anne of Green Gables.
Book That Made You Cry or Nearly Cry in 2014?
There probably were some... I find when Matthew dies in Anne of Green Gables sad, for example, but nothing really jumps to mind.
Hidden Gem of the Year?
Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Maybe Stolen Songbird?
Most Unique Book You Read in 2014?
Random Acts of Senseless Violence
Book That Made you the Most Mad?
The Book of Unknown Americans. I just finished this recently, so not sure if I have fully thought about it yet, but I did really like it! It just was so close to possible it was upsetting.