Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 End of The Year Book Survey!

Jamie over at one of my favorite blogs, The Perpetual Page Turner, has put together a survey to reflect on all the books that made you laugh, cry, and love to the point of forcing making everyone you know read it. Now, I WILL cheat. I've read SO MANY good books this year! (Note: re-reads are excluded because if I didn't love them to death why would I re-read them?) Without further ado, here we go!

1. Best book you read in 2012?
Paranormal/ supernaturalish: The Diviners by Libba Bray, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, Iron King by Julie Kagawa, City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Romance: Every Day by David Levithan, The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (These aren't only a romance books, but this category seemed so empty! Also these two books have two of my all time favorite couples!)
Contemporary: The Fault in Our Stars by John  Green, The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Dystopian: Fever by Lauren DeStefano, Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Retelling/ mythology: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter, The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Fantasy: Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Middle grade: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, The Heist Society by Ally Carter
Historical Fiction: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (which is also supernatural, but that one is so full!)

2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn't?
Evermore by Alyson Noel and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick: Both weren't bad books at all, but I just didn't enjoy them nearly as much as I thought I would.

3. Most surprising ( in a good way!) book of 2012?
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: If it's one thing I know is that this author will always have something new and unique to look forward to. This book is anything but ordinary.

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: No surprise there. This book is just so brilliant that I think the WHOLE world would be a better place if everyone read it.

5. Best series you discovered in 2012?
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins and Divergent by Veronica Roth (Veronica Roth? I need the new one ASAP!)

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?
John Green and Libba Bray

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: I'm not much for the lovey-dovey variety of books (I let Katie handle those) but this one was just so darn cute!

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

9. Books you read in 2012 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
The Fault in Our Stars (I've already read it twice this year), Paper Towns by John Green (I have a feeling that I will be re-reading John Green books for the rest of my life!), The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?
Unspoken by Sara Rees Brennan, Every Day by David Levithan, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

   The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1) Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)Every DayMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)

11. Most memorable character in 2012?
Augustus Waters ( he may not be the most realistic, but he's won my heart!)

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2012?
Every Day by David Levithan and The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2012?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

14. Book you can't believe you waited to read in 2012?
Divergent by Veronica Roth

15. Favorite passage/post from a book you read in 2012?
Too many!

16. Shortest and longest book you read in 2012?
Golden by Cameron Dokey at 179 pages (I didn't really enjoy this one too much)
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (re-read) at 870 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!
Again, too many!

18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2012 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
Augustus and Hazel! ( For the record Ron and Hermione are my favorite!)

19. Favorite book you read in 2012 from an author you read previously
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare: Her books are consistently brilliant and they give you ALL THE FEELS. ( Ladies and gentlemen who have read this, I think you know.)

20. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab! (Thank you Katie!) It's haunting, beautiful, and I loved indulging myself in Lexi's world!

Have yourself a happy New Year!
- Palak

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