Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End of Year Book Survey 2014!

Hi, guys! So we stumbled upon the Annual End of Year Book Survey hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner over on Novel Heartbeat, and we thought it would be super cool to take the survey and have it up as our last post of 2014. We really hope you like what follows. Let's get started. 

Annual End of Year Book Survey 2014 hosted by Jamie @  The Perpetual Page-Turner

*Please note that all images with heading are taken from Jamie's blog. We do not own any right to them. The credit goes where it's due. Thank you. 

Number Of Books You Read:

Janhvi: 163

Sarika: Seventy five (75)

Number of Re-Reads: 

Janhvi: I don't keep a track of my re-reads but I re-read Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series SEVERAL times. 

Sarika: Two (2)- Neige by Maxence Fermine and Papa doit manger by Marie NDiaye
P.S: Surprisingly, I read both books twice in this year itself. 

Genre You Read The Most From: 

Janhvi: Contemporary Romance.

Sarika: French Literature and LGBT 

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

Janhvi: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Sarika: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan 

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

Janhvi: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Sarika: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 

Janhvi: Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Sarika: Je m'en vais by Jean Echenoz (bad way) 

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

Janhvi: Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti

Sarika: None! I don't "push" people to read. 

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

Janhvi: Series- Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh
Sequel- Take Me On by Katie McGarry
Series Ender- Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Sarika: Series- Happenstance by Jamie McGuire 
Sequel- Mu Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin
Series Ender- Until the End by Abbi Glines

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Janhvi: Kresley Cole


7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Janhvi: Love Kills by Ismita Tandon

Sarika: Orientalism by Edward Said (Non-Fiction)

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Janhvi: Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

Sarika: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan 

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Janhvi: Easy. All the Nalini Singh books.

Sarika: The Stranger (L'Etranger) by Albert Camus

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?



11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Janhvi: Ashwini from Archangel's Shadows by Nalini Singh

Sarika: Monsieur Linh from La petite fille de Monsieur Linh by Philippe Claudel

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

Janhvi: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Sarika: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?

Janhvi: Will Grayson Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green

Sarika: The Stranger (L'Etranger) by Albert Camus

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 

Janhvi: Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Sarika: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

Janhvi: I would say the whole of Just One Day by Gayle Forman. But some of my favorite quotes are-
“What is the real question is not whether to be, but how to be?” 

“We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.” 

“Stains are even worse when you're the only one who can see them.” 

Sarika: “I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”  ( The Stranger (L'Etranger) by Albert Camus) 

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Janhvi: Shortest- Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis (64 pages)
Longest- Take Me on by Katie McGarry (544 pages)

Sarika: Shortest- Magic Man by Lori L. Clark (less than 20 pages)
Longest- Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry (544 pages) 

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Janhvi: Kiss The Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Sarika: Les Bonnes by Jean Genet

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

Janhvi: Okay I have two and I just cannot pick between them-
Ash and Janvier from Archangel's Shadows by Nalini Singh
Rose and Connor from Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Sarika: Blythe and Krit from Bad for You (Sea Breeze #7) by Abbi Glines 

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Janhvi: Juliette and Kenji from Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Sarika: Hannah and Clay from Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher 

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Janhvi: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Sarika: Finally, Forever (First Comes Love #3) by Katie Kacvinsky

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Janhvi: Willing Captive by Belle Aurora

Sarika: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (recommended by my girls over at Ja čitam, a ti?

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

Janhvi: Connor from Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Sarika: Cole St. Clar from Sinner (The wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

Janhvi: Soldier and Spice by Aditi Mathur Kumar

Sarika: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira 

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

Janhvi: Angelfall by Susan Ee

Sarika: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth 

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

Janhvi: Trouble Has a New Name by Adite Banerjie

Sarika: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?

Janhvi: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Sarika: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Janhvi: Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn

Sarika: Cobalt Blue by Sachin Kundalkar

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Janhvi: More Than Forever by Jay McLean

Sarika: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Janhvi: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Sarika: Neige by Maxence Fermine

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

Janhvi: The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter

Sarika: Caligula by Albert Camus 

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

   Janhvi: Eileen at BookCatPin

Sarika: Little Pieces of Imagination (run by Mrs. Connor Cobalt aka Siiri)

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?    

Sarika: Suicide Watch by Kelley York

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.)?  

 Janhvi: Pune International Literary Fest, 2014

Sarika: Pune International Literary Fest, 2014

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?   

Janhvi: Every time an author we know of by name contacts us, its pretty awesome. 

Sarika: When I purchased these beauties- 

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?   

Janhvi: I have no clue.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?  

Janhvi: All the reviews!

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? 

Janhvi: I didn't discover any new sites but I still LOVE Goodreads.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?   

Janhvi: I surpassed my Goodreads reading challenge of 150 books and I did a Don't Let it End Challenge hosted by Fikshun.

Sarika: Yes and no. I didn't do bad, but I'm not super proud either, so let's just leave it at that. 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?  

Janhvi: On Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Sarika: Paper Towns by John Green
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?  

 Janhvi: Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Sarika: Never, Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher 

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?  

Sarika: Hmmm. I can't think of any right now, but I'm open to recommendations. I'll just go with the flow. 

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015? 

  Janhvi: Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti

 Sarika: Beautilful Redemption by Jamie McGuire

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015? 

 Janhvi: Read loads of books and be an comment actively on blogs.

Sarika: Read more and blog harder! 

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

Janhvi: Haven't read anything yet. 

Sarika: Nope, I haven't read any. 

I hope you guys liked this post just as much as we liked putting it up for you. A huge thank you to Jamie for creating this great survey. We wish all our readers a very Happy New Year. We hope that 2015 is filled with lots of books and love for each and every one of you. 

Much love, 


  1. So I was just scrolling along reading your answers and then I saw my name!! Ahh thank you so much~ I'm SO honoured to be named :D

    Mortal Heart is definitely one of my favourite reads this year and I need to look into David Levithan books! Happy New Year to you both~!!

  2. Completely agree about Just One Day. It was so beautifully written and such an amazing read! I can't wait for Gayle Forman's new book "I Was Here" to release!!

    I had the same answer for fave non-romantic couple. Juliette and Kenji were just so cute together and I loved their friendship and how they were always there for one another.

    Happy New Year and 2015 reading :D

  3. Great list. I agree with a lot of these. Have a great year in reading.

  4. I definitely need to read some David Leviathan! Great year in books for both of you!!

    My survey HERE!

  5. Such a yoy post. I think you both don't have any life. U just read whole day. Nearly 250 books between the two of you. That's just wow

  6. Happy Near Year Janhvi & Sarika!

  7. Happy New Year!! Just wanted to let you know that I am hosting the LGBT Challenge again this year, in case you are interested :)

    And wow, sounds like you both had a pretty great reading year.
    Suicide Watch <333
    Angelfall <3

    Cayce (new address)

  8. Love these surveys and it's a great way of seeing your reading summation of the year! Mortal Heart and Two Boys Kissing are both very high on my tbr so I guess I'm in good standing to get to read some fantastic reads for this year!

  9. That's a badass post...i wonder how much months it would take to read all those books! Thanks for the recommendations!!! You two rock!!


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