Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wrapping up 2015 and Peeking into 2016

The 6th annual End of Year Book Survey created by The Perpetual Page-Tuner!

Number Of Books You Read:136
Number of Re-Reads: 5
Genre You Read The Most From: Paranormal Romance

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Dragon Marked Jaymin Eve

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Bone Crossed Patricia Briggs

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

Magic Bites wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Hopefully Dragon Marked Jaymin Eve

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
Dragon Marked Jaymin Eve
Fall With Me Jennifer L Armentrout
Unspoken CC Hunter

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
It is a tie- Ilona Andrews or Jaymin Eve

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Stop At Nothing Kate SeRine
The Fill-In Boyfriend

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Stop At Nothing  Kate SeRine

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
The Return JLA (chances are high if Stuck In Books does a read-a-thon)

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

It is a tie- Cold Burn of Magic and Dark Heart of Magic

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Braxton from Dragon Marked. Seriously, my new book boyfriend discovered him in June and no one has come close to him since.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

Blackmailed Boyfriend- yeah not my normal reading genre but I did adore this story

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
The Body Institute

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
The Stars Never Rise Rachel Vincent

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

"I am the neediest needy guy out there right now."

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Shortest 28 pages Curran, Vol I by Gordon Andrews

Longest 721 pages The Timber Wolves Trilogy by Tammy Blackwell

17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Dragon Mystic- Jaymin Eve (that ending was just oh so good and yet so painful for the readers.)

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Jessa and Braxton

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Abby and Lucy from the A Walker Saga series
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Cold Burn of Magic

Spellbinder (novella- Miranda's story)

21. Best Book You Read In 2015That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

When a Scot Ties the Knot

Slave to Sensation

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
Braxton from Dragon Marked

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

The Witch Hunter

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Katie Daniels Series

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Blackmail Boyfriend ( love the cupcake references)

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

Scorched JLA

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Dragon Marked ( I know it made this list a lot but dang y’all it is that good.)

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

 Forever With You- this one crushed my soul and then brought it back to life again.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Never Never

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Of Flame and Promise- I loved this book like puffy heart loved it but man did I get mad at Taran a few times.

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
I didn’t, I know I need to get out more in the virtual world.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

Of Flame and Promise- yeah the book comes out next month but I got an e-ARC and wowziers.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Loved the JLA read-a-thons that Jess and Val do on Stuck in Books

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
My comment counts are on a rise which makes me happy.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
When real life intervenes- having to work no reading, sick kids no reading, family visiting no reading. No reading means no blogging.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
My Saturday Book Trailer post, comments would be endearing.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Linky- it allows blogs who otherwise would have never hooked up to hook up.

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I completed my Goodreads reading challenge- it was 100 books, I am over that for the year.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

The Rose Society

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

Lady Midnight

The Glittering Court
Midnight Hour

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Assassin’s Heart

Thief of Lies


4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

Black Blaze of Magic
Dragon Mated

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
Have a stronger presence in the social media aspect of blogging.

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Of Flame and Promise- holy heck y’all have got to read this one!

There you have it- The Reading Cave's Year End Review.  How was your reading year?


  1. I should do this post. I suck at these things. Jess usually gets me to do it. BTW, the readathon has been scheduled. You'll hear more soon.

  2. I definitely need to start the Kate Daniels series! I've heard such good things and have the first few books. Great year in books!

    My 2015 Survey!

  3. You have listed some amazing books. Many of them I have yet to read. Hopefully 2016 will be a year where my TBR pile might actually shrink. Wishful thinking, I know.