Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 End of Year Book Survey


1. Best Book You Read In 2011?

Oh God. If the first question is this hard, I'm scared of doing the rest of this survey. I won't pick a book now, come back for when I do a blogpost about my top 10 favorites of the year!

2. Most Disappointing Book/Book You Wish You Loved More Than You Did?

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I had too many expectations and was prepared to read a really emotional book, which I didn't.

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2011?

Angel by L.A. Weatherly. I'm not the biggest fan of paranormal romances, it feels like I read the same story over and over again. But this book was simply amazing.

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2011?

Probably Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

5. Best series you discovered in 2011?

I don't even have to think twice. The Gone series by Michael Grant of course!

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2011?

I have known about John Green for a while, but didn't read any of his books before this year. And isn't he just one of the best authors ever? I can't believe I've been waiting this long to read his books!

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

I've never read manga before, but read Sailor Moon vol 1 this year and loved it!

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?

All the books in the Gone series! Seriously, they're the best.

9. Book you most anticipated in 2011?

Plague  okay, I'll shut up about the Gone series. Other than Plague, I think I was the most excited for Divergent and Wither.

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

Enclave looks GORGEOUS in real life. But on pictures on the Internet? Not so much .. But it's still one of the best cover I've ever seen.

11. Most memorable character in 2011?

Tiny from Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I love his personality!

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2011?
This is a hard one .. Probably the Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (review coming soon!)

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2011?

Between Shades of Gray, so sad and yet so beautiful.

14. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2011 to finally read?

All books by John Green and the Mortal Instruments.

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2011?

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” Looking for Alaska by John Green

16. Book That You Read In 2011 That Would Be Most Likely To Reread In 2012?

Oh god, now I'm going on and on about John Green. But probably Looking for Alaska or Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

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.)

Many, many scenes in the Gone series.

Blogging / Reading

1. Favorite review that you wrote in 2010? 

Maybe my review of Hunger by Michael Grant (there's the Gone series again) of my review of Anna and the French Kiss.

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

I went to two singings, one with Holly Black and one with two Swedish authors, Sarah Bergman Elfgren and Mats Strandberg. Both of them were AMAZING. it was really fun meeting some of your favorite authors. A virtual event I liked a lot was Armchair BEA.

2. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My Why I Read post has almost six time more views than my second most read post!

4. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

The same post as above, it has a ton of views, but where are the comments people? ;)

5. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

I can't live without Goodreads.

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

My goal was to read 70 books this year, and I'm going to make it! I only need to read one book to complete the challenge! Other challenges I participated in are the Debut Author Challenge (I only need to finish one more book to complete the challenge), the 20 11 challenge (which I haven't completed) and the Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge (which I completed).

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn't Get To In 2011 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2012?

There's a lot of them. I have many classics that I want to read (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre). Also the John Green books I haven't read.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2012?

The Fault in Our Start by John Green! Only a few days left :D

3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading In 2012?

I am going to try to read 100 books, read more classics and read books instead of buying/collecting them, haha. I have a problem with buying more books than I read ..


  1. SVAR: Jag har läst första boken av VA på svenska, blev hyfsat impad, men inte så, men det är min kompis som hoppar på mig med att jag läser House of Night och inte VA :P Så jag ska bara läsa igenom serien snabbt och se ifall jag blir beronde eller ej. :) Troligen kommer jag inte bli beroende för folk har redan gjort en sådan stor sak om dem böckerna.

  2. SVAR: Jag älskar också John Greens böcker, eller ja... jag har bara läst Looking for Alaska xD Men både An Abundance of Kathrines och Paper Towns står i hyllan och förhoppningsvis är de lika bra! :)

  3. Oh no! I loved Before I Fall. I guess I went into it with NO expectations, so I was very pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to read The Fault in Our Stars either! Happy new Year!