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">3>
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 :)
Witch and Wizard trilogy(well, the second and third book anyway; I read the first last year)
Citizen of the Galaxy
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.
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 :)