If there’s one thing I’m a fan of, it’s bookish surveys, so when Andi of Andi’s ABCs and Brittany of The Book Addict’s Guide announced their 2014 Statistics Survey, I knew I had to participate. The world can never have enough bookish surveys and I’m here to ensure that you all get your fill of all things books!
So take a few minutes, won’t you, to check out my year in reading for 2014! Maybe you’ll learn something new or discover a new book you’ve not read yet!!
Number of books under 250 pages (not including novellas): Only one – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – 181 pages
Number of books read between 400-449 pages: 25 – highlights include the Fire and Thorns series, I’ll Meet You There, the first two books Throne of Glass series, Ruin and Rising, Something Real and Princess of Thorns.
Number of books read between 450-499 pages: Four – highlights include Winterspell and Exquisite Captive.
Number of books read over 500 pages: Four – highlights include Heir of Fire and Grave Mercy.
Number of books read over 1000 pages: None, I don’t think my attention span could last that long. Although, I have grand plans of reading all of the books in the Outlander series this year!
Number of novellas read: 12 – highlights include The Assassin’s Blade, Just One Night, Summerfall and Homecoming.
Number of books that made you cry: Off the top of my head I don’t think I could give a specific number but books that I DEFINITELY remember crying during are; The Start of Me and You, I’ll Meet You There, Heir of Fire, If I Stay, Where She Went and Lady Theif.
Number of books from a female/male/multiple POV: No clue…lol! Didn’t keep track of this stat so I can’t say for certain.
Number of DNFs (did not finish): Less than five, but their probably should have been a few more if I’m being honest!
Number of five-star reads: About 50! I’ve read a lot of great books this year but am thinking that maybe I need to be a little less generous with my star ratings. I mean, that is a LOT of five-star reads.
Number of one/two star reads: Four
Number of authors met in 2014: Nine – Sarah J. Maas, A.C. Gaughen, Alex Bracken, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Kendall Kulper, Cara Bertrand, Annie Cardi, Claire Legrand and Leigh Bardugo…and each and every one of them were so gracious and kind! PS – I totally played it cool and wasn’t awkward at all!
Number of book events attended in 2014: Three – the Sarah J. Maas and A.C. Gaughen signing, the Leigh Bardugo signing and the Boston Teen Author Fest!
Number of books you read in one day: I read two books in one day during Dewey’s Read-a-Thon!
Number of audiobooks: None – I tried a couple but they just don’t seem to be my thing.
Number of 2015 books you have on pre-order: Ten…for now! Lion Heart, The Heir, All Played Out, Red Queen, I’ll Meet You There, The Fill-In Boyfriend, The Start of Me and You, Fairest, I Was Here and A Court of Thorns and Roses.
Number of re-reads: Four – Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight.
Book with the highest rating on Goodreads: Heir of Fire – 4.61 rating
Book with the lowest rating on Goodreads: Virgin – 3.36 rating
Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): The Edge of You…and I was decidedly MEH on it.
Book that took you the longest to read: Maze Runner – for some reason that one took me almost three weeks. It was my first read of 2014 and I guess I just hadn’t found my reading mojo yet.
Book that you personally connected with the most: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. The characters in this book are so far removed from my reality but I connected with this story on such a deep level, I was totally moved.
Book that made you love the villain: The Grisha Trilogy…The Darkling is soooo very evil!
Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: What the Lady Wants…just not connecting with it.
Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas…and it was AMAZING!
Book you read on your birthday: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Book with a character who shares your name: I can’t think of any!
Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): As I mentioned earlier, I was a little kind with my five-star ratings at the start of the year and if I was looking at some of them with a more critical eye I’d definitely rate some three or four stars.
Book you read in 2014 but already want to re-read: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios! I decided to make it my first read of 2015.
Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: I try to be pretty good about returning books in a reasonable time frame, but earlier this year I hijacked Gail’s copy of Mortal Heart for like two months. Sorry Gail!
Book by a foreign author/originally published in another country: None that I can think of.
Book you which you could go back and read for the first time again: SO many! The most recent that comes to mind though is A Court of Thorns and Roses, such an amazing book!
Most books read by one author this year: First place goes to Cora Carmack with six books read, and second place to Sarah J. Maas for five books!
Happiest & saddest: Happiest – Just One Night gave me so many warm fuzzies! / Saddest – I cried my eyes out reading If I Stay.
Longest & shortest: Longest – Heir of Fire / Shortest – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Best & worst: Best – I’ve read so many amazing books that were published in 2014 and I shared my top ten with you here, but if I had to choose one from that list I would have to say Heir of Fire! But I can’t go without mentioning how much I adored I’ll Meet You There and A Court of Thorns and Roses which are 2015 releases. I would say those three books are the best books I read this year! The book I enjoyed the least is The Vault of Dreamers.
First & last reads of 2014: First – Maze Runner / Last – This Shattered World
First & last books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): The Book of Broken Hearts and Cress
The most disappointing & the biggest pleasant surprise: The most disappointing would have to be The Vault of Dreamers, I was super pumped for this book, but I was so annoyed with the main character that I ended up not enjoying it at all. My biggest pleasant surprise was The Book of Broken Hearts, I didn’t know much about this book when I picked it up and was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed it and how moving it was.
Bandwagon/fandom you joined & one you abandoned: I joined so many fandoms in 2014! Sarah J. Maas, A.C. Gaughen, Leigh Bardugo, Rainbow Rowell…seriously, I could go on and on.
Most lenient & harshest ratings: I was pretty generous with my five-star ratings which is something I’ve committed to working on in 2015. I just love books SO much!
Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: The most hyped book I read is a tie between Heir of Fire and Isla and the Happily Ever After. Furthest under the radar is Princess of Thorns.
Book you read that is red: Ruin and Rising
Book you read that starts with M: Mortal Heart
Book you read that you may have hugged when you finished it: Ruin and Rising. No seriously, I hugged the book when I was done.
Book you read that you may have wanted to throw across a room: The Vault of Dreamers – this book frustrated me to no end.
Book that has the letters Q, X, or Z in the title: Queen of Someday
Book that suffered some damage this year: I let my 13-year-old nephew borrow my Grisha Trilogy books and he proceeded to dog ear the pages which completely horrified me! I can’t be mad though, he loved the series and is now the proud owner of the set I used to own!
Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: Reading Anna and the French Kiss had me desperate to go back to Paris for a Croque Madame with frites and a crepe and nutella for dessert!
Yes, I took a photo of my food in Paris! I got a lot of side-eyes from the locals!
First book you read in 2015: Currently re-reading I’ll Meet You There because it’s an amazing book and I wanted to start the year off on a high note!
Number of books read that end with a 6 in the page count: 14
Number of posts in 2014: 139
Number of reviews posted this year: 33 reviews – see them here!
First post of 2014: Not only my first post of 2014, but my first post ever!
First review of 2014: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord – read it here
Last post of 2014: 5th Annual End of Year Book Survey – 2014 Edition
Last review of 2014: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – read it here
Least coherent review: I have no idea! You tell me!
Review with the most views: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard – read it here
Post with the most comments: Fangirl Giveaway – read it here
Post you wish you could re-write: I don’t want to say…cause I don’t want you to go look at it. LOL! I liked the content, it’s just the format/design that I look back at and cringe!
Most popular post this year: My Best of 2014 Book Giveaway post received the most views – read it here
Thanks so much for reading you guys! I had an epic year of reading in 2014 and I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for me! Have a great weekend everyone!