Countdown Survey: Year Two

Posted December 31, 2015 by Erica || 16 Comments


Countdown Survey (2)
It’s the second year for the Countdown Survey and Christy and I are so excited! We loved doing this last year and wanted to continue on with the tradition. This one will have slightly different questions from last year and that will occur year to year to change a few things up.

The Countdown Survey was inspired by all the surveys and tags out there, such as The End of The Year survey by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner, and The Seven Deadly Sins Tag by BookiskMalayza just to name a few.

Like before, we are going to have a link up at the bottom of this post so be sure to share your link so that we can check out your answers!  You’re welcome to grab our graphic and use it in your post.   The only thing that we ask is that you link back to Novel Ink if you decide to participate 🙂

Ok, here’s how it works:

We are going to countdown from 10 – 1 with topics listed for each number. Whatever the number is, that’s how many things you have to list for that topic. Example: 10 – Books on your wishlist, so I would name ten books that’s on my wishlist…see?? SIMPLE

Feel free to do your own post and link up below!

10- 2016 Books You’re Excited About


ForbiddenWish_BOM.indd passenger the girl who fell never never 3 yellow brick war

dreamology PNOK Final Cover 101515.indd in real life firsts love & gelato


the crown kiera cass even if the sky falls infini krista and becca ritchie the year we fell apart when we collided

the great hunt wendy higgins the love that split the world the siren kiera cass truthwitch susan dennard He Will Be My Ruin

9- Favorite Covers of 2015


everything everything Illuminae the wrath and the dawn confess

made you up my heart and other black holes reawakened winter a thousand nights


everything everything the heirten thousand skies winter

the sin eater's daughtercrimson boundmechanica six of crows thegirlatmidnight
8- Books That Surprised You (Either in a good or bad way)


These were one’s that exceeded all my expectations…the first three are due to them being a genre I just started reading this year. We Were Liars had mixed reviews and I absolutely loved it!

illuminae throne of glass the young elites we were liars

These guys let me down and I was so upset by that. I was expecting so much out of them!

this raging light Cam Girl never always sometimes i was here


The Good (The ones I didn’t expect to love as much as I did)

modern monsters kelley york before you the deal

The Bad (The ones I expected to fall in love with but were either DNFs: Never Always Sometimes, Crimson Bound & A Wicked Thing, or MEH: Because You’ll Never Meet Me & Hardwired)

a wicked thing because you'll never meet me leah thomas crimson bound hardwired by trisha leaver lindsay currie never always sometimes

7- Books You Didn’t Get To in 2015


simon vs confess the wrath and the dawn

an ember in the ashes my heart and other black holes pretending to be erica ACOTAR



blood and salt - Copy daughters unto devils - Copy dumplin - Copy

everything everything - Copy menagerie rachel vincent - Copy queen of shadows sarah j maas - Copy six of crows
6- Books That Gave You All the Feels/Made You Cry


uglylove all the bright places illuminae

we were liars the last time we say goodbye everything everything


allthebrightplaces nowhere but here the last time we say goodbye

uglylove this is where it ends before you
5- Golden Finds (Unpopular Books You Loved)


until you're mine the revenge playbook the ridealong blood ink and fire my best everything


modern monsters kelley yorkbefore you TheDevilYouKnowbyTrishDollercold burn of magic jennifer estepthe secrets we keep trisha leaver

4- Books You Wish Were Movies/TV Shows


illuminae He Will Be My Ruin everything everything all the bright places


splintered the heir the revolution of ivy amy engelilluminae
3 – Series You Started


throne of glass the young elites illuminae


splinteredthe dealilluminae

2 – Books Everyone Loved But You Didn’t


the accident season Cam Girl


the start of me and you emery lord the fill in boyfriend

1 – Best Book of 2015






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16 responses to “Countdown Survey: Year Two

  1. I am VERY impressed that you A) Not only came to a conclusion on the best book of 2015, but B) Agree on it! You guys are my heroes 😀 I also loved The Secrets We Keep, and I wished I could have included it in my year end stuff, because more people should read it! But I read it in like, September of 2014 so I would be wayyy off 😉 And I agree with you about SO many of these- especially all the great spots for Illuminae! I also love that two of the books you did not like ended up in my “Unpopular” list hhah- at least I was right about them being unpopular! This is so fun, thanks so much for putting this together- creating collages is my favorite!

  2. You’ve got to read Simon & My Heart, Erica and Six of Crows & Everything, Everything, Christy. Those are some of the best books of 2015 for me! 🙂
    I love the Unpopular Books category because I hadn’t heard of most of those books, but now I have some books to add to my TBR.
    Great post, ladies!

  3. Never Never Pt 3 and He Will Be My Ruin are two that I’m definitely excited about in 2016. That Crimson Bound cover is so swoony – but I hear mixed things about the series. I *have* to read The Deal soon. I feel like everyone has read it and loved it. Yes, yes, yes on Ugly Love. That totally would have made my list had I read it this year instead of last year. Oh, my poor heart. Thanks SO much for doing this, ladies! I had a blast coming up with my book choices for each category. Here’s to great books in 2016! 🙂

  4. I have Illuminae on my shelf but I’m afraid to read it!! I’m worried the format isn’t for me, I tried another book with a similar format and hated it! But you both loved it along with everyone else so maybe I should just do it!! Loved all of your answers ladies 🙂

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