Friday, August 29, 2014

Mid-Year Book Freakout

This survey was created by Ely and Chami at A Book So Fathomless

Because I thought this would be fun, I decided to do it. And also, it'll help me kind of see where I'm at in my reading so far this year.

1)Best book you've read so far in 2014
Gah, that's a hard one. I've read so many good books this year! But I'm going to go with Jackaby by William Ritter.

2)Best sequel you've read so far in 2014
Much easier to answer: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo.

3)New release you haven't read yet, but want to
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige.

4)Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

5)Biggest disappointment
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares. I went into this book expecting it to be good, and loved the first 100 pages. But quite literally by page 101, it went seriously downhill.

6)Biggest surprise
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. This got so many bad reviews that my expectations were seriously low. Imagine my surprise when I discovered what a terrific book it is!

7)Favorite new author (debut or new to you)
William Ritter, author of Jackaby. Keep up the good work!

8)Newest fictional crush
Tomas from The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. Once I read Book #3, I realized just how much I loved Tomas.

Newest favorite character
Nikolai from The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. He's awesome!

10)Book that made you cry
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. Too many feels!

11)Book that made you happy
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

12)Favorite book to film adaption you saw this year
I'm cheating and going to say The Maze Runner. It hasn't been released yet, but I know that it'll be my favorite of the year.

13)Favorite review you've written this year
Jackaby again.

14)Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

15)What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Umm, lots. Too many to list, actually. I'm doing well on my 2014 Series Challenge, but I still have a lot to finish.

For the fun of it, I'm actually going to challenge some fellow bloggers to do this survey. I challenge:

- Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


  1. Looks like you've had a pretty good reading year so far!

    I'm behind schedule (again), and frantically trying to catch up on everything life, books and blogging; so we'll see about surveys once I'm on top of things. (Or maybe tweet one question of the survey per day?)

    1. I have had a pretty good reading year so far, surprisingly, I guess it's making up for the bad reads of last year. ;)

      Tweeting one question per day sounds like it'd be fun! :)

  2. This looks fun! I was actually just thinking of doing something like this. Like "Book Award" or something. I'll just add this to my summer wrap up post :)

    1. I just noticed how many times JACKABY was the answer to these questions. . . . . .

    2. Yeah, I know it will be on mine too haha :P

  3. YAY! So happy to hear that The Queen of Tearling didn't disappoint, the boyfriend bought it for me but then all the negative reviews put me off. You've convinced me to give it another try! I still need to start the Grisha trilogy, something I plan to do soon as I have bought the first two. Just waiting for the third to be out in paperback to match.

    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :) It definitely has flaws, but I think a lot of them will be fixed in later installments. THE GRISHA TRILOGY is amazing! The second book is a little frustrating because the romance gets more attention that I generally like in a book. But the third book totally makes up for it.


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