2012 End of Year Book Survey

The 3rd Annual End of the Year Book Survey is hosted by The Perpetual Page-Turner. This is a great way to highlight your favorite reads of the year.

1. Best Book You Read In 2012? (You can break it down by genre if you want)

YA — Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers & Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Adult – Timeless Desire by Gwyn Cready & Immortal Surrender by Claire Ashgrove

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling – I just couldn’t get into it at all.

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012?

A World Away by Nancy Grossman

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

5. Best series you discovered in 2012?

Amanda Hocking’s Watersong series

His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers

Curse of the Templars series by Claire Ashgrove

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?

Sarah J Maas, Andrew Fukuda, Marissa Meyer, & Jessica Therrien

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?

Metawars: Fight for the Future by Jeff Norton – It was more exciting than I could have ever imagined.

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?

The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers – The World building and characters are FANTASTIC!!

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

The entire Curse of the Templars series for sure. I can’t get enough of the Templar knights.

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

YA — Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers & The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

Adult – Out For Blood by Kristen Painter

11. Most memorable character in 2012? 

Anna from Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones12. Most beautifully written book read in 2012?

 The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers.

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

Belles & Winter White by Jen Calonita 

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2012 to finally read? 

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2012? 

It would have to be this memorable passage from The City of Dreaming Books…

There were adventure stories supplied with cloths for mopping your brow, thrillers containing pressed leaves of soothing valerian to be sniffed when the suspense became too great, and books with stout locks sealed by the Atlantean censorship authorities (‘Sale permitted, reading prohibited!’).

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2012? 

The Shortest would be Finding the Baby Jesus by Kimball Fisher

I didn’t really keep track but I think the longest would have to be Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

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!

The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice aka A.N. Roquelaure – had to give it a try after reading Fifty Shades of Grey…the M/M action was just WAY too much.

18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2012 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).

Farran de Clare & Noelle Keane in Immortal Surrender by Claire Ashgrove. 

19. Favorite Book You Read in 2012 From An Author You Read Previously

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

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

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

 Book Blogging/Reading Life in 2012

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2012? 

I’m a HUGE book blog addict and I have tons of favs so I can’t pick just one. There’s literally something on each one that grabs my attention.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2012? 

Adult—The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

YA—Lullaby by Amanda Hocking & Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

MG—The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer & Behind the Bookcase by Mark Steensland

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?

We haven’t really tried discussions on the blog that much. It is something to consider for 2013.

4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else’s blog?

Book Blogging at it's finest!

 Just about anything on Parajunkee’s View. The Book Blogging 101 posts are informative and her personality really shines in everything she posts. :)

5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

TLA in Houston. Marty & I met some amazing bloggers, authors, and many other bookish peeps.

6. Best moment of book blogging in 2012?

We held our very first event this year – Keepers of the Crypt. We’re looking forward to doing it again in 2013.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Michonne explains her zombie pets in The Walking Dead, plus cool EW covers

Hero by Mike Lupica

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Erotica: Is ‘Mommy Porn’ a BIG Deal? Join the Discussion

Is There A Place For SEX in YA? A Penny for Your Thoughts!

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Riffle via Facebook 

Check me out on Riffle here

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Sadly I opted out of challenges this year.

Looking Ahead…

 1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2012 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2013?

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

 3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2013?

More detailed reviews & GIVEAWAYS!!

 
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