Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 End of Year Book Survey

hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner

I saw this on The Perpetual Page Turner blog and thought it looked like so much more fun than a boring Top Ten list. I loved reading everyone else's answers too - if you want to read more blogger posts like this, be sure to head over to The Perpetual Page Turner for a linky list of lots of participating blogs!

Best In Books 2012

1. Best Book You Read In 2012? (You can break it down by genre if you want)
YA/Dystopian: Divergent by Veronica Roth
YA/Paranormal: Onyx by Jennifer L.Armentrout
Romance: If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones
New Adult: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (probably my favorite overall)

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens, Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012?
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?
Divergent, If I Were You, and Every Day by David Levithan

5. Best series you discovered in 2012? 
Divergent or the Inside Out Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?

So many! Jennifer L. Armentrout, Bella Andre, Lisa Renee Jones 

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?

9. Book You Read In 2012 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year:
Beautiful Disaster

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?
Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen and all the covers to the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

11. Most memorable character in 2012? 
Daemon from Obsidian/Lux series and Travis from Beautiful Disaster

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2012?
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund 

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2012? 

Every Day by David Levithan
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2012 to finally read? 
I think everything I read was fairly recent! 

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2012? 
“To douchebags!" he said, gesturing to Brad. "And to girls that break your heart," he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. "And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.”                                          -                                                    - Travis in Beautiful Disaster 
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2012? 

Shortest: Free Four (does that count as a book?) by Veronica Roth (13 pages)
Longest: Divergent by Veronica Roth (487 pages) 
17. 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!

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2012 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
Katy and Daemon from Obsidian and Abby and Travis from Beautiful Disaster

19. Favorite Book You Read in 2012 From An Author You Read Previously
At Last by Jill Shalvis

20. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:

Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

Looking Ahead…

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2012 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2013?
Oh, there are too many! The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and  Reached by Ally Condie probably top the list. 
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire and books 2&3 of the Inside out Series

3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2013?
Just continue to read, perhaps branching out of my comfort zone, and to have fun with it all! 

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