2014 Statistics Survey

Posted December 30, 2014 / Features, Personal / Information / Etc. / 5 Comments

statistics survey

Two of my very favorite bloggers (seriously, I mean it) Brittany and Andi put together this fun survey about statistics! I never thought “fun” and “statistics” would make it into the same sentence, but they definitely pulled it off. I’m not sure how accurate this will be, because I used my review list in Excel for some of these and my Goodreads lists for others. I didn’t review everything I read this year, so some numbers could be off. As always, book title links will take you to my review if I wrote one and the Goodreads page if I didn’t. Without further ado, here are my responses to this one!


  1. Number of books under 250 pages (not including novellas): 10
  2. Number of books read between 400-449 pages: 7
  3. Number of books read between 450-499 pages: 5
  4. Number of books read over 500 pages: 1
  5. Number of books read over 1000 pages: 0
  6. Number of novellas read: 3
  7. Number of books that made you cry: 9
  8. Number of books from a female POV: 80
  9. Number of books from a male POV: 12
  10. Number of alternating or multiple POVs: 15
  11. Number of DNFs (did not finish): 1
  12. Number of five star reads: 10
  13. Number of one/two star reads: 2
  14. Number of authors met in 2014: 0
  15. Number of book events attended in 2014: 0
  16. Number of books you read in one day: 2
  17. Number of audiobooks: 16
  18. Number of 2015 books you have on pre-order: 5
  19. Number of re-reads: 4

By the Books

  1. Book with the highest rating on Goodreads: Aspen by Rebekah Crane (4.33)
  2. Book with the lowest rating on Goodreads: Posh by Lucy Jackson (2.86)
  3. Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): Boomerang by Noelle August and Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas were both read in Kennebunk, Maine
  4. Book that took you the longest to read: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini but only because I had to pause it to read other books for different ARC tours!
  5. Book that you personally connected with the most: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins because Anna is someone I related to so much.
  6. Book that made you love the villain: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo because The Darkling was too sexy for his own good. And for my heart. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
  7. Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper because it’s actually the one and only book I put down this year. I essentially DNFed it just because I don’t think I’ll bother.
  8. Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Geir (ARC tours, man! This one comes out in April)
  9. Book you read on your birthday: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, technically – not sure if I actually did any reading that day.
  10. Book with a character who shares your name: None I think! If anything, Laurel is the closest (Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira)
  11. Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas because looking back, I didn’t believe the character transformation as much as everyone else did, and I think my rating was a little too high because of the hype/everyone else’s rating.
  12. Book you read in 2014 but already want to re-read: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (primarily because I bought the pretty hardcover after I read it for the first time as an e-book)
  13. Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
  14. Book by a foreign author/originally published in another country: One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington, which is called Between the Lives in Australia.
  15. Book you wish you could go back and read for the first time again: Shadowlands trilogy by Kate Brian because I loved this series and reading it again would definitely diminish some of the shock value/thriller-ness of it.
  16. Most books read by one author this year: Sara Shepard (4 books – she’s tied with a couple more authors but some of those were rereads OR included short stories in a compilation)

This and That

  1. Happiest & saddest: Boomerang by Noelle August for happiest because I think it made me laugh/smile the most; The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton for saddest because it was depressing as all hell and made me want to DNF on multiple occasions.
  2. Longest & shortest: (Embarrassingly enough) Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James was my longest with 579 pages (and definitely one of the worst); Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermenn was the shortest with 128 pages.
  3. Best & worst: AHHH. Best would have to be Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins; despite the not-lowest rating; September Girls by Bennett Madison has to be the worst.
  4. First & last reads of 2014: UGH Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James was the first; Pivot Point by Kasie West is the last.
  5. First & last books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is at the top; The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer is at the bottom.
  6. The most disappointing & the biggest pleasant surprise: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart was the most disappointing because I loved the cover and lack of information about the premise, but really despised that book in the end; Aspen by Rebekah Crane was a lovely surprise because it ended up being one of my favorites of the year despite being a random ARC I requested and got approved for (I wasn’t expecting it to be so amazing).
  7. Bandwagon/fandom you joined & one you abandoned: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins again for one I joined (can’t say enough great things about that series!); Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James was promptly abandoned after a few feminism courses and realizing how GOD AWFUL they were after the first book (which was definitely also awful, in hindsight).
  8. Most lenient & harshest ratings: Any Pretty Little Liars book by Sara Shepard gets lenient ratings because I don’t even care how long and similar the books got, I ate them up like nobody’s business; The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton got a harsh rating because I was SO bored to tears, but really the writing was flowery and nice.
  9. Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley was REALLY hyped up and didn’t meet my expectations at all; Class of ’98 by A.L. Player is definitely under the radar – I don’t think almost anyone has heard of it. It randomly was recommended to me on Amazon and I loved it.

Grab Bag

  1. Book you read that is red: We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
  2. Book you read that starts with M: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  3. Book you read that you may have hugged when you finished it: Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
  4. Book you read that you may have wanted to throw across a room: September Girls by Bennett Madison
  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!): Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  6. Book that suffered some damage this year (food? water? ripped pages/cover? Ouch!): Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne (left out in the rain by the mail delivery person. Sadface. A little water-damage that broke part of the spine)
  7. Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: COOKIES thanks to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  8. First book you will read in 2015: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols because I’m on the tour for it and need to get going on it before 1/11!
  9. Number of books read that end with a 6 in the page count: 20 (I may have lost count and messed that number out, but oh well)

Blogging Life

  1. Number of posts in 2014: 266
  2. Number of reviews posted this year: 79
  3. First post of 2014: Top 10 Summer Reads
  4. First review of 2014: We Were Liars
  5. Last post of 2014: Bookmark Lit Bulletin (link will go live 12/31)
  6. Last review of 2014: Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover
  7. Least coherent review: The Death Cure 
  8. Review with the most views (regardless of post date): Vicious (30)
  9. Post with the most comments: Getting to Know You Blog Hop/Giveaway (37)
  10. Post you wish you could re-write: Honestly any post I made during my first month. Cringing at my early graphics.
  11. Most popular post this year (that was posted in 2014): Getting to Know You Blog Hop/Giveaway (105)

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