Statistics Survey 2015

Posted January 1, 2016 by Zeee in Reading Stats4 Comments

Statistics Survey 2015

hosted by Brittany @ The Book Addicts Guide & Andi @ Andi’s ABCs

Number of (1)

  • Number of books read…  
    • Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 11
    • Between 400-449 pages: 18
    • Between 450-499 pages: 6
    • Over 500 pages: 3
    • Over 1000 pages:  none, thank God!  I think those tomes are more daunting to me and I don’t think I have the guts to pick it up!
  • Number of…
    • Audiobooks: 60
    • Re-reads: 11
    • DNFs (did not finish): 13 (41 on hold) I know I’m really so bad at picking a book back up when I’ve abandoned them.
  • Number of books rated…
    • Five Stars: 20
    • One/Two Stars: 18
  • Number of authors met in 2015:  4!  Tessa Dare, Eva Leigh, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Tess Eva Jay Amie

  • Number of book events attended in 2015: None.  I’m really sad about this one, but I am planning to attend the Romantic Times Convention in Las Vegas this year!  Not the full convention, though!
  • Number of books you read in one day: 3 at the most.  This was when I was on a roll and read The first 2 books of the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost.  I read: Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave and Twice Tempted (The Night Prince series) all by Jeaniene Frost.
  • Number of books that made you cry:  I can’t remember!  But you should note that I tear up at possibly everything!
  • Number of 2016 books you have on pre-order: for now, just one.  I am not a fan of pre-ordering this early.

By the books

  • Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?):  I travel a lot because of work, so I have read quite a few books away from home.  The couple ones I can remember reading is Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis All the Ways to Ruin a Rogie by Sophie Jordan
  • Book that took you the longest to read:  I think that would have to be This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.  This is surprising because I LOVE the Starbound series, but it really took me a while to get into this book.  This was also the weakest one IMO.
  • Book that you personally connected with the most:  I can’t think of anything right now.  You know, the books that I read this year didn’t connect with me on a deeper level.
  • Book that made you love the villain:  I would have to say Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.  I’m not going to go out on a limb and say that I really felt for her.  Especially when I read Fairest, Levana’s story.  Want to see a list of my favorite baddies in 2015?
  • Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: I’ve been meaning to pick up The Young Elites by Marie Lu, but it has still been on my on-hold list for a while.   I’m planning to read The Young Elites this year.  Has anybody read it yet?  Is it really good?
  • Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date:  I receive quite a few ARCs, but I’d like to say that the book I’ve read waaaay before it’s pub date is Tempted by Jess Michaels.
  • Book you read on your birthday:  Remember that I read 3 books in 1 day?  Yes, those were the books, and THAT was how I spent my birthday (insert THE NIGHT HUNTRESS NOVELS by Jeaniene Frost)
  • Book with a character who shares your name:  Ohmygosh this question!  Since my name is a little bit unusual, I hardly see it as a character in a book, much less a main character.  But, the bookish gods were very nice to me this year because they brought me ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.  The main MALE character’s name is Ezra (without an H in the end because my name = EZRAH and I don’t care that it’s not spelled the same)
  • Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?):  I rate my DNFs as 1 star, does that count?  If not, then I don’t think so.
  • Book you read in 2015 but already want to re-read:   I can’t possibly pick 1 so I am going for 2! Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff and Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: Oh, no, no, no, no!  I do not borrow things without returning – most especially books.  But I have a few books that haven’t been returned yet.. gggrrrrr AAAAAND it would be hard to get that beck because I’m in another country.
  • Book you which you could go back and read for the first time again: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Most books read by one author this year: 14 and that would be Jeaniene Frost!

This & that

  • Happiest & saddest: Saddest: Winter by Marissa Meyer because the series ended already.  I just felt so attached to the characters that I can’t bear to say good-bye to them!  Happiest: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost because I just discovered an awesome OTP!  Plus a kick-ass female and vampires that don’t sparkle.
  • Longest & shortest…
  • Best & worst…
    • Average rating on Goodreads: 3.5
    • Books you read/your rating: BEST: Illuminae WORST: Fire by Kristin Cashore
    • Series enders: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost, The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd, After the End by Amy Plum, Reboot by Amy Tintera, Desire Me by Tiffany Clare, Legend by Marie Lu, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, The Notorious Flynns by Jess Michaels, Uninvited Series by Sophie Jordan, Shatter Me by Tahera Mafi
  • First & last…
  • Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise: The most disappointing book I read was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  I mean, I really thought it was amazing after all the 5 star reviews I read.  The pleasant surprise would be Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.  This book just BLEW me away!
  • Fandom you joined & one you abandoned:  Joining The Lunar Chronicles fandom #JointheResistance, Abandoning: So far, none.
  • Series you picked up & series you quit: Picked up The Night Huntress novels and I was blown away.  Quit: Graceling world series because Fire was so disappointing and I did not get it!
  • Most lenient & harshest ratings: I actually can’t remember the most lenient. But my harshest would be The Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell.
  • Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: Most Hyped: The Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson

Grab Bag

  • Book you read that is red: I think the only fully red book I read (pun intended) was Fire by Kristin Cashore.  It ended as a DNF though.
  • Starts with X, Y, or Z: None
  • Book you hugged when you finished it: Winter by Marissa Meyer.  Read it in Audio and Hardbound.
  • Book you wanted to throw across a room:  The Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell
  • Food you craved while/after reading a certain book:  Sour Apple Petites.  I don’t know what they taste like but they soudn delish! nd the book was Winter.
  • Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Furthest out of your comfort zone: Paranormal romance.  I hardly read it but when I read The Night Huntress, The Night Prince, and The Night Huntress World by Jeaniene Frost, I was hooked!
  • Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself): No one has ever recommended a book for me to read! So sad about this!
  • Forced yourself to finish: Ravishing the Heiress by Sherry Thomas
  • Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year): The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.

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4 responses to “Statistics Survey 2015

  1. I hugged my new copies of Cinder and Scarlet that my husband bought me for Christmas. I only had Cinder in electronic form and I borrowed Scarlet from the library. Now I have them all including Fairest.