6 December 2012

2012 End of Year Book Survey

This survey was created by Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner, and this is my first year taking part in this survey, and I'm so excited to do it!

1. Best Book You Read In 2012? (You can break it down by genre if you want)
There were a lot of books I really enjoyed this year so I’m going to give a list of the top 5:
1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
2. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
5. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
I was really excited to read The Initiation by L J Smith – which is the first book in The Secret Circle series – but I really didn’t enjoy it. I thought I would love it because I loved the TV show, but the book was so different and I didn’t like any of the characters in the book.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012? 
I’d say Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I liked the movie, didn’t think it was amazing, but it was enjoyable. So I thought the book might be a let down, but the book was fantastic and SO much better than the movie!
(I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Sea of Monsters)
 4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?
I recommended Clockwork Angel the most this year, because most of my friends had only read The Mortal Instruments series and I was like “Come on guys! The Infernal Devices is freakin’ awesome! Get it read!”
(Even though I only read both of them this year)

 5. Best series you discovered in 2012?
The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

 6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?
Cassandra Clare, Julie Kagawa, Rick Riordan and Scott Westerfeld.

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
I never really read any books that were out of my comfort zone this year.

 8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

 9. Book You Read In 2012 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year:
Starcrossed & Dreamless by Josephine Angelini, because the third book – Goddess – is out next year and I don’t really remember everything that happened in these books.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?
I absolutely love this cover! It was actually one of the reasons I bought this book (that and the amazing synopsis on the inside flap)

11. Most memorable character in 2012? 
William Herondale from The Infernal Devices springs to the front of my mind.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2012?
I’m not too sure about this one.

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2012? 
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2012 to finally read
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2012? 
I loved this quote from Sisters Red:
“I am confident, I am capable, and I will not wait to be rescued by a woodsman or a hunter.” 
It shows how much of a badass Rosie March is and how strong she is.

 16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2012? 
Shortest – The Magicians Nephew (106 pages)
Longest – Beautiful Creatures (563 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!

18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2012 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
Clary and Jace were my favourite couple. They were so cute!
But I also loved Will and Tessa (even though they weren't technically a couple, but they should have been!)

19. Favorite Book You Read in 2012 From An Author You Read Previously
I read Abandon and Underworld by Meg Cabot this year and I haven’t read a Meg Cabot book in 2-3 years and I fell in love with her writing again.

20. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
I picked up City of Bones this year because my friend kept telling me to read it and I’m so happy that I did.


  1. I still have yet to read City of Bones but it I am determined to read it this year!

    The Percy Jackson series is great and it gets better with each book, so keep on chugging.

    I'm glad you finally got around to reading Uglies, such a good series.

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    1. It's amazing! You should definitely pick it up sometime this year! I loved the whole Percy Jackson series. I'll be reading the rest of the series sometime this year :)
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