1. How many books did you read? Did you meet your goal?
I shocked myself. According to Goodreads I read 171 but I think it might be 174 or a little bit higher because I kind of stopped keeping track. I set the goal at 100 books so I met it.
2. Most read genre?
I'm thinking YA books.
3. Most read author?
Sara Shepard because I finally finished the Pretty Little Liars series and started reading The Lying Games series.
4. Longest and shortest books you read.
Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind and Jump To The Left by Libba Bray
5. Favourite book published in 2015?
This is a hard one but I guess I'll go with Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
6. Favourite book not published this year?
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
7. A book that lived up to the hype.
The Lunar Chronicles
8. A book that did NOT live up to the hype.
The Fault In Our Stars and basically any of his books. Read two and tried to read another two before deciding the only reason I was trying them was because they are all stand alones. He's just not for me.
9. Favourite character.
Cinder and Iko from the Lunar Chronicles
10. Least favourite character.
I can't really think of any characters I couldn't stand but if I just have to choose a least favorite randomly I'd go with Clay and Jean Claude from the Otherworld series and the Anita Blake series. I just don't get the appeal of those two.
11. A book with a shocking plot twist.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: So did not see that coming.
12. Favourite adaptation.
Don't really watch many movies. Veronica Mars was great and I'm enjoying the books based on the TV show that was tragically killed much too soon.
13. What book made you cry the most?
Petty Little Lives by Alice Reeds
14. What book made you laugh the most?
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
15. A new favourite author you discovered this year.
Do I have to just pick one? I've accumulated more than one favorite this year. Libba Bray, Rainbow Rowell, Marissa Meyer, Sarah J Maas
16. Guilty pleasure read of the year.
I fess up to what I read and watch so I'm not sure if I actually have any guilty reads but I do love those Fear Street books by R.L. Stine. They are like crack. They are ridiculous and so entertaining.
17. Favourite book you re-read this year.
I didn't do much rereading this year. I had tried to finish the Sword Of Truth series but got caught up on Chainfire which I'm thinking about starting over instead of going back to the beginning. The same thing happened with Naked Empire. I guess Cara and Verna could qualify as people that annoy me since they act like Richard's an idiot. I think I got the names right. I'm sleep deprived and my brain isn't fully functioning right now since I'm still adjusting to new medication.
18. Were you happy with your reading year? What will you do different in 2016?
I think I did pretty good this year. I dipped into genres that I haven't gone into much before. I even read some non fiction. I do plan on finally reading a Brandon Sanderson book and hopefully finish the Sword Of Truth series before tackling the Wheel Of Time series. I will read what I'm liking and put a book down when I'm not enjoying it. I'm not going to force myself to read what I don't want to read. There are so many books out there for all of us to enjoy. We don't all have to enjoy the same books so read what you like and don't read what you don't like since there are others who will enjoy those books.
Until next time read on my friends read on.