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2012 End of Year Book Survey

23 Dec
best books read in 2012
1. Best Book You Read In 2012? 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is definitely the best book I’ve read this year. But I don’t think I can stop there:

Dystopian: Legend by Marie Lu, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games Series by Susan Collins
Paranormal: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Contemporary: Looking for Alaska by John Green, Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Fantasy: Graceling by Kristin Cashore 

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

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

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

Speechless by Hannah Harrington. I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did!.

 4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?

The entire Curse Workers series, One Faithful Night, The Hunger Games series…

 5. Best series you discovered in 2012?

Probably Curse Workers by Holly Black,

 6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?

Holly Black, Marie Lu, John Green, and Laini Taylor

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

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because that book is amazing and I tend to stick to paranormal or dystopian or fantasy books.

 8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?

Black Heart by Holly Black and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I started Black Heart right after I finished Red Glove and finished it later that day. It was that good. The Raven Boys was also a book that I couldn’t put down.

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

Looking for Alaska by John Green, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?
Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)Everneath (Everneath, #1)

Tie between Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Sweet Evil by Wendi Higgins, Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

11. Most memorable character in 2012? 

Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2012?

Another tie between The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Easy bu Tammara Webber

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 UNTIL 2012 to finally read? 

Looking for Alaska by John Green, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and White Cat by Holly Black

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

Do I have to pick one?
“I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“It turned out that my curiosity did not outweigh my courage after all. Sometimes love means not being able to bear seeing the one you love the way they are, when they’re not what you hoped for.”
-Jodi Lynn Anderson, Tiger Lily

“The easiest lies to tell are the ones you want to be true.”
-Holly Black, White Cat

 16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2012? 

Longest: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (666 pages)
Shortest: Fences by August Wilson (128 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!

Well I remember that while I was reading Rapture by Lauren Kate I felt the need to rant about Daniel leaving Luce underwater and how she almost drowned while he was talking to their enemies and how he kept talking over her. It was so annoying. Then I also couldn’t stop talking about City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. But if I tell you what I couldn’t stop talking about then it will ruin it so I won’t.

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

Peter and Tiger Lily from Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

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

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

 
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