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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Books of 2012

I've done this the last two years, so I'm going to continue it :) 

How many books read in 2011I only read about a hundred this year...again. (embarrassed) . 

How many fiction and non fiction?
Mostly fiction, though I did read some non fiction for school

Male/Female author ratio?
About the same. 

Favorite book of 2011?
     I didn't read anything super-de-duper amazing this year, but I still read quite a few amazing books this year. Here they are- :) (not in order) 

The Taking - I listened to this with my Dad on a trip to see his parents and I loved it!(he'd already read it). It was so creepy, and science fiction-y, and epic with great characters. I loved Molly :) :) 
The Crucible - One of the best plays I have ever read. The beautiful language sucked me in and part way through I already knew I wanted to portray Abigail Williams in a theatrical production sometime. 
Darth Plagueis - Such a good Star Wars novel! Definitely one of Luceno's best! I loved learning more about the Sith, Plagueis and Palpatine, and the Force. A wonderful read! 
Last of the Jedi books - I finished the series this year and I loved it- SO good and sad! Perfect ending! :D <3 span="span">
The Son of Neptune/The Mark of Athena - I really enjoyed the next two books in the Heroes of Olympus series(A whole lot more than the first one) and while it isn't as good as the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, it is definitely getting good. 
Rebel Angels/The Sweet Far  Thing - While I liked A Great and Terrible Beauty, I found these two novels to be even better. I loved the characterization of the main four girls and the boy characters(YAY for good characters who aren't stereotypes!!) 
The Sound and The Fury - Definitely one of the best of the classics I've read. William Faulkner is a very depthful author and writes characters very well. I'm very honored to have my writing compared to his. 
Leviathan/Behemoth/Goliath - An amazing trilogy!! :D I loved both the girl and boy character(very strong and well done; they felt like real people) as well as the plot. I definitely recommend them :) 
Bloody Jack 
Witch and Wizard trilogy(well, the second and third book anyway; I read the first last year) 
Citizen of the Galaxy
I, Robot 

Least favorite?
Maximum Ride: Nevermore was the worst- SO disappointing, definitely the worst ending to a series ever.  The Snowball Effect was pretty bad and boring- the characters were annoying and bland and most of the plot was just blah 

Enclave just didn't impress me- I also didn't like the fact that Deuce was sort of attracted to a r@pist.  Divergent was very disappointing, I was hoping for much better.
The Amber Spyglass  was also a let down- the first  two were so good! 

The Mark of Athena

Longest and shortest book titles? 
The Cold War: A History in Documents is the longest. Unwind is the shortest. 

Longest and shortest books?
Hmmm, the longest would probably be one of the Gemma Doyle books or Goliath. The shortest would be one of the books for school or The Modern Magi. 

How many books from the library?
Most were from the library 

Any translated books?
The Ramayana, Fruits Basket Manga, The Endless Steppe, and Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl 

Most read author of the year, and how many books by that author?
Jude Watson I suppose. 

Any re-reads?

Favorite character of the year?
Deryn Sharp, Prince Aleksandar of Hohenberg(Alek), Gemma Doyle, Kartik, Ferus Olin, Trever Flume,  Annabeth Chase, Percy Jackson, Jason Grace, Quentin Compson, Jacky Faber, Molly(The Taking), Abigail Williams, John Proctor, Palpatine, and Plagueis

Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading?
Scotland, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, the former Ottoman Empire, Japan, Russia, England, India, and other fantasy worlds. 

Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation?
The Leviathan trilogy and Unwind 

Which author was new to you in 2011 that you now want to read the entire works of?
Scott Westerfeld(I've already read his Uglies series and Leviathan trilogy), Libba Bray, William Faulkner, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur Miller

Which books are you annoyed you didn't read?
The rest of the Star Wars books I have not yet read, some of the classics, and other novels

Did you read any books you have always been meaning to read?
The Amber Spyglass, the rest of the Last of the Jedi books, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, The Son of Neptune, The Taking, Bloody Jack, and I, Robot

What books are you planning to read in 2012? 
A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Children of Hurin, the rest of the Star Wars books I need to read, and several science fiction/fantasy novels :) 


  1. Cool! A hundred isn't bad... really. None of my friends reached thirty. Seems like you have some interesting books :) I just finished all the star wars books in chrono order from start of prequel to Lando series :) Reading Percy Jackson now.

    1. Thanks :) I usually read more, but I've been busy. That's cool, we're in the same spot! :D Cool, I love Percy Jackson, I hope you enjoy it :)

  2. Oh my God... a hundred?? I could barely reach that! And my classmates already called me a bookworm (and one even called me a freak).
    I wish I could access interesting books more easily. There isn't much in the school library, and most of the books in stores are translated. Translated books around here are rarely good compared to the original ones.
    So, did you like Ramayana? 'Cause next year, I'm going to watch a play of it. ;)

    1. Thank you! :D(they shouldn't call you that :P, you're cool). I'm sorry you can't get books that easy- I hope you can find some good books to read.
      Yes, I liked it, it was an interesting story- I hope you like the play :)

    2. Yeah, that's the problem of being a non-popular kid. They see things in a different way. I simply ignore them and regard their remarks as 'tests', ;)
      I found LOTR in the international bookstore. I'll buy them, if my parents allow me.
      Ehe... it won't be 'next year' anymore, I think. By the end of January,
      BTW, have you read The Last Jedi's excerpt?

    3. Same here- I've never been popular either. And that is very true, they definitely do. Sounds like a good idea :).
      I hope you can get them- they're very good books :)
      Ah, okay :)
      Not yet, but I did see it on your blog :) (I commented on your Christmas post :) ) .