2015 Statistics Survey

Statistics Survey 2015

This super fun survey was created by Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide) and Andi (Andi ABCs). I really love doing this year end surveys because it’s so great to see what my reading year was like.

Number of

  • Number of books read…
    • Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 6 (they were all children’s chapter books except for Fairest by Marissa Meyer)
    • Between 400-449 pages: 5
    • Between 450-499 pages: 2
    • Over 500 pages: 4
    • Over 1000 pages: 0
  • Number of…
    • Audiobooks: 54
    • Re-reads: 14
    • DNFs (did not finish): 1 – Awake by Natasha Preston
  • Number of books rated…
    • Five Stars: 15! Like I said, an excellent reading year.stand-off andrew smith
    • One/Two Stars: Six 2-Stars
  • Number of authors met in 2015: Not really sure. I met quite a few at BEA.
  • Number of book events attended in 2015: Only 1, but it was a big one. I went to BEA
  • Number of books you read in one day: 1. I’m a slow reader.
  • Number of books that made you cry: 2. Not bawling, but both Stand-Off and Never Seduce a Scot made me a bit teary-eyed.
  • Number of 2016 books you have on pre-order: 0, I don’t pre-order much.

By the books

  • Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): Holding Strong by Lori Foster (I think I read this while I was in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I live in Syracuse, NY)
  • Book that took you the longest to read: Winter by Marissa Meyer. I got hit with a major case of Reader Anxiety. I love the book, but it stressed me out so much (because I care about the romancing mister bridgerton julia quinncharacters so much) that I actually would go weeks without reading anything.
  • Book that you personally connected with the most: Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. My life is nothing left Penelope’s however Penelope as a person is so easy to relate to. I think that’s mainly why this book is so popular.
  • Book that made you love the villain: I’ve got nothing for this! I haven’t read many books this year that actually have actual villians.
  • Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: Winter. I’m stuck at 67%. But I am absolutely finishing this. It’s amazing. I just have Reader Anxiety.
  • Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: Lady Bridget’s Diary by Maya Rodale. I read this in December, and the release date isn’t until the end of February.
  • Book you read on your birthday: I didn’t finish a book on exactly my birthday (June 11), but I’m guessing I was probably reading Joyride by Anna Banks then. Although there is a chance I wasn’t reading anything at that time. June is such a busy time for me at work.
  • Book with a character who shares your name: Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley. I ACTUALLY read a book withe the heroine sharing my name (Quinn). It was awesome. And she loved reading, too!
  • Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): I always try to be really truthful in my reviews. However with What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long, I went the extra mile to point out the good things, even though I was very frustrated with this one.
  • Book you read in 2015 but already want to re-read: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks. I finished this book on September 15, and then basically read it again. I loved this book, and will be re-reading MANY times.
  • Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: None. I usually just borrow books from the library.
  • Book you wish you could go back and read for the first time again: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks. This book was just So. Damn. Good.
  • Most books read by one author this year: If we’re counting re-reads and novellas, it’s Lori Foster (11 books). If we take out re-reads and novellas, it’s Jill Shalvis (8)

This and That

  • Happiest & saddest: What Happens in London by Julia Quinn is such a cheerful book. Stand-Off by Andrew Smith was probably the saddest, although it isn’t heartwrenching.
  • Longest & shortest…
    • By page number: Longest: Ransom by Julie Garwood. Shortest: “Some Like It Hot” by Lori Foster. It’s a  novella at 50 pages.as you wish princess bride
    • By title: Shortest: Hero by Samantha Young (ugh, I did not like this one!). Longest: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes.
    • From buying to reading: This is so hard! Longest: Probably Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I’ve had this book for years and years. Shortest: My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis. I bought the audio on audible and started listening to it right away.
  • Best & worst…
    • Average rating on Goodreads: Best: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan – 4.54 stars. I gave it 4 stars. Worst: Awake by Natasha Preston – 3.11 Stars. I DNFed this one.
    • Books you read/your rating: Best: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks (5 stars). This book is just sooo perfect for me. Worst: Where the Road Takes Me by Jay MacLean (2 stars). I really didn’t care for this one. Hero by Samantha Young (2 stars).
    • Series enders: Ha! This requires me to have actually finished at least 2 series!
  • First & last…
    • Reads of 2015: First: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas (I mean, it’s Veronica Mars!) Last: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton (pretty mediocre, in my opinion).
    • Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): First: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. Last: A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink. I haven’t read either of these. I should really donate them because I don’t think I’ll ever read them, now.wildwood dancing juliet marillier
  • Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise: Most DisappointingWildwood Dancing by Juliet Marlier. I thought I would adore this book, but not even close. Please Surprise: The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward. While I wasn’t expecting to dislike this, I loved this so very much! It’s one of my favorites for the year.
  • Fandom you joined & one you abandoned: I don’t think I’ve joined or abondoned any fandoms this year.
  • Series you picked up & series you quit: Truthfully besides romance series (which really aren’t the same thing because they are companion novels and not real series) I haven’t read many series.
  • Most lenient & harshest ratings: Most Lenient: Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines. Harshest: I’m not sure with this one, actually.
  • Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: Hyped: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riodan. Under the Radar: The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward

Grab bag

  • Book you read that is red: What Happens in London by Julia Quinn. I actually hate the colorwhat happens in london julia quinn red (except for lipstick!).
  • Starts with X, Y, or Z: Nada
  • Book you hugged when you finished it: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
  • Book you wanted to throw across a room: Probably The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas. The “hero” really annoyed me so much in this book.
  • Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: I love food, but I can’t think of anything I craved because of the book I was reading this year.
  • Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks.
  • Furthest out of your comfort zone: I stuck pretty close to my comfort zone in 2015.
  • Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself): I Want You to Want Me by Erika Kelly. I never would have given this book a second look, but Renee had such good things about it, I gave it a try. And it was amazing! Also, The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward. And A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev.
  • Forced yourself to finish: The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas. This book was just NOT for me.
  • Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year): Bella Andre’s Sullivan series. I have read quite a few, but in December I read 5 in a row! I never do that! I only have on left in the series. Luckily she’s still writing this series so there will be more.

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8 Responses to “2015 Statistics Survey”

  1. Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    54 audiobooks? WOW! That is so awesome! I really love listening to them, but for some reason I don’t put them on while I’m hanging around the house. I mainly listen at the gym and long car rides. I need to remedy this. Sigh. I’ve already added some more HR books to my list after this post. Quinn, you are my go to HR girl! I love it! I read the 1st Bridgerton book last week and I am HOOKED. And heeeeeeey! You live in Syracuse?! That’s awesome! That’s where I hail from! 🙂

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Great stats! You’re responsible for tons of books on my TBR – especially in the romance department. I’m right with you on reader anxiety. It took me a year to read the final Lucky Harbor trilogy because I just didn’t want it to end! Hope 2016 is fantastic!

  3. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    This is a great survey and a cool way to wrap up the year. And thank you for the term “Reader Anxiety”. I’ve had this more than a few times, and never known what to call it! I’m also glad you had so many 5-star reads this year. I don’t know if it was the books, or if I’ve gotten tougher in my ratings, but I only had a few. (One of them was Winter, by the way!)

  4. Samantha

    This survey is a lot of fun. Looks like you had a fairly good reading year. I love seeing how many re-reads you did. 15 is really impressive. I struggled to do one. I always feel guilty doing a re-read when I have so many books I haven’t read yet just sitting on my shelf.

  5. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that had Danielle as a main character. >.< Hopefully one day haha. But Best Worst Mistake was my favorite of that series!
    Glad it was such an excellent reading year for you, and I love your enthusiasm for all things Penelope. 😀

  6. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    I love surveys too! I think it is awesome that you found a book where a character shares your name. Did I ever tell you that one of my cat’s is named Quinn? Her brother is Harley and they are named after the Joker’s girlfriend from Batman, but it was a fun coincidence. Even though we are a week into 2016, I may still give this a try. Some of those questions are really different.

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