Tuesday, January 3, 2012

End of Year Book Survey

The End of Year Book Survey is hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner.

1. Best book you read in 2011?
~Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
~Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
~Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
~Legend by Marie Lu
~If I Stay & Where She Went by Gayle Forman
~Ashfall by Mike Mullin
~Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
~Divergent by Veronica Roth

2. Most disappointing book/Book you wish you loved more than you did?
~The Maze Runner - I had heard so many great things about this book that I just had to read it. Unfortunately, I did not care for it as much as I thought I would. I am still planning on reading the other 2 books in the series though.

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2011?
~Unearthly - I was very disappointed with the first angel book I read and was reluctant to read another. But, after reading so many raving reviews about this book, I could not resist. Needless to say Unearthly put the other book to shame.

4. Book you recommended most to people in 2011?
~Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
~Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
~Ashfall by Mike Mullin

5. Best series you discovered in 2011?
~The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
~Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
~Michael Bennett series by James Patterson (Step on a Crack, Run for Your Life, Worst Case, Tick Tock)
~The Lying Game series by Sara Shepard

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2011?
~Mike Mullin
~Veronica Roth
~Marie Lu
~Miranda Kenneally
~Gayle Forman
~Robison Wells

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
~Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?
~Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
~Enclave by Ann Aguirre
~Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
~Variant by Robison Wells

9. Book you most anticipated in 2011?
~Legend by Marie Lu
~Catching Jordan by Miranda Menneally

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2011?

11. Most memorable characters in 2011?
~Day & June from Legend
~Darla from Ashfall
~Tris from Divergent
~Varen from Nevermore

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2011?
~Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
~South of Broad by Pat Conroy

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2011?
~If I Stay by Gayle Forman
~Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

14. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2011 to read?
~Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
~The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
~The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

15. Favorite Quote/Passage from a book I read in 2011?
"If you weren't driving, I'd kiss you senseless," I tell him.
He swerves to the side of the road and stops the car abruptly. "Not driving anymore."
~Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

"Damn it," he exclaims, laughing. "Stop beating me up. Look, I'm gonna tell you something, because you're my best friend. Underneath that crazy knot you call hair, all us guys know you're really a girl, and we want you to be happy."
~Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

16. Book you read in 2011 that you would be most likely to reread in 2012?
~Jellicoe Road

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) Be careful of spoilers!
The endings of
~Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
~The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
~Delirium by Lauren Oliver
~Variant by Robison Wells

1 comment:

  1. Ah! I still need to read Jellicoe Road! Also, Tris from Divergent was a pretty unforgettable character. I had a crush on Four:)

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction