2014 Statistics Survey

Posted January 5, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 5 Comments

I have so much fun filling out the End-of-the-Year Book Survey every year, and I pretty much love surveys in general. So when I saw on Brittany’s blog that The Book Addict’s Guide and Andi’s ABCs had decided to put together a statistic survey, I knew I had to fill it out!

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Number Of:

  1. Number of books under 250 pages (not including novellas): 11
  2. Number of books read between 400-449 pages: 17
  3. Number of books read between 450-499 pages: 5
  4. Number of books read over 500 pages: 6
  5. Number of books read over 1000 pages: 0
  6. Number of novellas read: 1
  7. Number of books that made you cry: 1
  8. Number of books from a female POV: 72
  9. Number of books from a male POV: 22
  10. Number of alternating or multiple POVs: 18
  11. Number of DNFs (did not finish): 24
  12. Number of five star reads: 25
  13. Number of one/two star reads: 19(only two 1-star reads, though.)
  14. Number of authors met in 2014:  0
  15. Number of book events attended in 2014: 0(sad!)
  16. Number of books you read in one day: 23
  17. Number of audiobooks: 2(The Diviners and White Cat)
  18. Number of 2015 books you have on pre-order: None yet, but I plan on pre-ordering 5 with gift cards when I get back from the land of slow internet
  19. Number of re-reads: 3

By the Books

  1. Book with the highest rating on Goodreads: Heir of Fire(with a whooping 4.61 average rating!)
  2. Book with the lowest rating on Goodreads:Uses for Boys(3.17 average)
  3. Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): Didn’t really go on vacation or travel much, but I read the majority of Free to Fall in a courthouse.
  4. Book that took you the longest to read: My Last Kiss, because I only read it at the gym
  5. Book that you personally connected with the most: I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  6. Book that made you love the villain: Siege and Storm
  7. Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  8. Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Comes out April 2015, I read in. . . September.
  9. Book you read on your birthday: I did not read a book on my birthday because I moved apartments on my birthday!(Fun, right?)
  10. Book with a character who shares your name: I’m not sure that exists.
  11. Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): We Were Liars. I think I originally gave it 4 stars with the hype. I ended up lowering my rating to 3 stars.
  12. Book you read in 2014 but already want to re-read: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  13. Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: None!
  14. Book by a foreign author/originally published in another country: Just I Am the Messenger, I think, with an Australian author.
  15. Book you which you could go back and read for the first time again: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  16. Most books read by one author this year: Maggie Stiefvater(4)

This & That

  1. Happiest & saddest: happiest–Open Road Summer, saddest–Tell the Wolves I’m Home
  2. Longest & shortest: longest–Monsters of Men(603 pages), shortest–We Have Always Lived in the Castle(146 pages)
  3. Best & worst: Best–I’ll Give You the Sun, worst–The Half Life of Molly Pierce
  4. First & last reads of 2014: first–Tell the Wolves I’m Home  last–The Revenge Playbook
  5. First & last books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): first–Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, last–The House of Mirth
  6. The most disappointing & the biggest pleasant surprise: most disappointing–Code Name Verity, pleasant surprise–Winger
  7. Bandwagon/fandom you joined & one you abandoned: Hmm I really can’t think of any!
  8. Most lenient & harshest ratings: Can’t think of any where I felt lenient, but I think I was a bit harsh on my rating for Siege & Storm because I got SO annoyed
  9. Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: hyped--I’ll Give You the Sun(for good reason!), under-the-radar–The Art of Wishing

Grab Bag:

  1. Book you read that is red: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
  2. Book you read that starts with M: Monsters of Men
  3. Book you read that you may have hugged when you finished it: On the Fence
  4. Book you read that you may have wanted to throw across a room: Siege and Storm
  5. Book that has the letters Q, X, or Z in the title (bonus for one of the words in the title beginning with those!): Beauty Queens
  6. Book that suffered some damage this year (food? water? ripped pages/cover? Ouch!): Good Omens, sadly. My copy got a little bent in my suitcase.
  7. Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda made me want Oreos
  8. First book you read in 2015: re-read Good Omens
  9. Number of books read that end with a 6 in the page count: 23

Blogging Life:

  1. Number of posts in 2014: 288
  2. Number of reviews posted this year: 102
  3. First post of 2014:2014 Reading Challenges
  4. First review of 2014: Ready Player One
  5. Last post of 2014: December 2014 wrap-up
  6. Last review of 2014: The Wizard’s Promise by Cassandra Rose Clark
  7. Least coherent review: Hmm. Maybe Afterworlds? It’s difficult to talk about since Afterworlds is both the name of the book and the book written within the book.
  8. Review with the most views (regardless of post date): The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen
  9. Post with the most comments: BookTube, Blogging, & Thoughts
  10. Post you wish you could re-write: Hmm. Maybe my post on BookTube & blogging? I was trying to sort out a lot of thoughts, but I don’t know how well I actually conveyed them.
  11. Most popular post this year (that was posted in 2014): My post on what to do with books you don’t want anymore

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5 responses to “2014 Statistics Survey

  1. Thanks so much for doing the survey!!!
    YES, Isn’t it crazy how Heir of Fire is rated so high!? Or I guess not because it is that amazing 🙂
    Yayyy Open Road Summer. Just gives me the happy feels 😀

    • Stormy

      Someone told me there’s a minor character(actually, I’m not even sure if she’s minor–just mentioned) in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and that made me squeal. It’s not really my kind of book, but I almost want to read it just for that.

      I’ve also lost count of the number of times I’ve said my name and people have told me that they have horses named Stormy(that’s what I get for living in Texas, I suppose).

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