Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2012 End of Year Book Survey

1.) Best book you read in 2012?
The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult- Six months later and I'm STILL thinking about it!

2.) Book you were excited about and thought you were going to love more but didn't?
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater- I liked but I was anticipating really falling in love with it and I just couldn't get into it.

3.) Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012?
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfruend- This book took me by total surprise by how excellent the story was and how much I ended up loving it!

4.) Book you recommended to people most in 2012?
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson- I recommend this book to everyone! Beautiful writing and fantastic story!

5.) Best series you discovered in 2012?
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead- I was really slow getting to it but I'm so, so, so glad I finally did.

6.) Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?
Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss), Jodi Picoult, Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cover series)

7.) Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Colins- I never read anything in the dystopian genre before I read this series and then I took off to many, many, more.

8.) Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?

9.) Book you read in 2012 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson-Yes, I loved it that much!

10.) Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?

11.) Most memorable character in 2012?
Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy and Jude Ryder from Crash by Nicole Williams

12.) Most beautifully written book in 2012?
Sorry, but again I'm going with Tiger Lily!

13.) Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2012?
The Hunger Games! It really pushed me into a whole new genre and a whole world of more books to read! 

14.) Book you can't believe you waited until 2012 to finally read?
The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead! I waited way too long to pick up this fantasticness.

15.) Favorite Passage/Quote from a book you read in 2012?
I knew I'd miss you. But the surprising thing is, you never leave me. I never forget a thing. Every kind of love, it seems, is the only one. It doesn't happen twice. And I never expected that you could have a broken heart and love with it too, so much that it doesn't seem broken at all. I know young people look at me and think my youth seems so far away, but it's all around me, and you're all around me. Tiger Lily, do you think magic exists if it can be explained? I can explain why I loved you, I can explain the theory of evolution that tells me why mermaids live in Neverland and nowhere else. But it still feels magic.- Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
16.) Shortest and Longest book you read in 2012?
Shortest- Love Story by Erich Segal
Longest- The Thorn Birds by

Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!
The ending of Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver! Complete WTF moment!

18.) Favorite relationship from a book you read in 2012?
Lucy and Jude from Crash by Nicole Williams

19.) Favorite book you read in 2012 from an author you read previously?
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

20.) Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else?
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers


  1. "The ending of Pandemonium". AGREED. That will be all!

  2. ha ha. I can't tell... did you like Tiger Lily? :)

    I thought the book was pretty well done as well, but unfortunately I just wasn't feeling it as much as the others. I think by the middle and toward the end I was the most into it, and whoa that passage you chose is right on and so truthful it hurts.

    Hope you have a great rest of the year!

  3. The Pact sounds like it would be haunting. Maybe because my own daughter is 17. Sounds like you had a terrific year of reading :)


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