Sunday, December 30, 2012

End of the Year Wrap Up 2012

As the end of the year draws near it's time to look back and reflect on all the books I've read this year!

In 2011 I read 60 books.
My goal this year was to read 80, let's see how I did.

Audio Books = 1

Adult Books = 1

Short Stories = 4

Picture Books = 7

Middle Grade = 17

Young Adult = 46

Although I didn't reach my goal =( I still read 16 more books than last year so that's an improvement!

Now it's time for the

1. Best Book You Read In 2012? (You can break it down by genre if you want)
Contemporary: Fracture by Megan Miranda and Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Dystopian: The Selection by Kiera Cass and Starters by Lissa Price
Suspense/Thriller: What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen and Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne
Mystery: Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday

Nonfiction: Great Day Everyday by Max Lucado
Picture Book: ish by Peter H. Reynolds
Middle Grade: May B by Caroline Starr Rose

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Fallen by Lauren Kate

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012? 
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill

5. Best series you discovered in 2012?
Unearthly Trilogy by Cynthia Hand
Fracture by Megan Miranda
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Starters by Lissa Price

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?

Lauren Morrill, Megan Miranda, Lissa Price

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

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?
Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne
What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
Survive by Alex Morel

 9. Book You Read In 2012 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year:
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

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

11. Most memorable character in 2012? 
Skeeter and Aibileen from The Help by Kathryn Stockett

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2012?
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Karma by Cathy Ostlere
The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2012? 
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2012? 
"I stand up. Stretch my arms out wide to the
empty horizon. Do not be afraid of limitless
possibilities. The desert is infinite to the eye
as love is to the heart."

- from Karma by Cathy Ostlere

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2012? 
Longest: Karma 528 pages
Shortest: ish 32 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!
HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand!!!

18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2012 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
Romantic Relationships: Hadley & Oliver from Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
                                           Julia & Jason from Meant To Be
Sibling Relationships: Callie & Tyler from Starters
                                      Sam & Riddle from I'll Be There               
Friendships: Clara & Angela from Unearthly
                       Nora & Vee from Silence

19. Favorite Book You Read in 2012 From An Author You Read Previously
Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder

20. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Looking Ahead…

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2012 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2013?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?
Unravel Me by Taherah Mafi

3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2013?
I just want to keep reading, blogging and enjoying it!


  1. OMG, I love you for reading two of the picture books I blogged about. And ish was your favorite hehehe :D
    You can talk to me about Hallowed any time! I doubt I'll be able to get the third book until much later which just makes me sad thinking about it. Have you listened to many audio books in the past? The Rise of Nine is going to be awesome! The character sounds like he's going to get into a lot of trouble. Love your quote. This is most likely my favorite one: “I look up after the last chord and smile. I tell Antony Barellan to shove it up his arse, and I see Dad clapping his hands off. I give him a little wave to show him that it's okay to be happy. I give him a little smile to show him what it looks like.” -A Little Wanting Song
    What's your goal for how many books you want to read next year?

  2. The Fault in our Stars was the book of 2012 I will not forget! Happy new year Amanda. :)


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