So my fellow bookworms it is time to say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012! Happy New Year!
What better way to spend New Year’s Day then to reflect on what we read last year, now I’m never very sure how best to sum up a whole year’s reading material, but last year I gave this meme a go and it seemed to work great. So the meme returns this year too. I apologise that some of the questions I have answered with more than one choice…it was just SO hard to choose just one in some cases!
Best Book of 2011: The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins and Emotional Geology – Linda Gillard
Worst Book of 2011: Native American Myth & Legend – Mike Dixon-Kennedy [Part-Read]
Most Disappointing Book of 2011: The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower – Stephen King
Most Surprising (In A Good Way!) Book of 2011: Mr Monster – Dan Wells
Most Recommended-to-Others Book of 2011: Emotional Geology – Linda Gillard
Best Series You Discovered in 2011: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.
Favourite New Authors Discovered in 2011: Dan Wells, Rick Riordan, Linda Gillard, and Suzanne Collins.
Most Hilarious Read of 2011: Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book of 2011: The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Most Anticipated Book of 2011: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest – Stieg Larsson
Favourite Cover of a Book You Read in 2011: Persuasion – Jane Austen
Most Memorable Character in 2011: Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series but with strong competition from Katniss Everdeen from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy.
Most Beautifully Written Book of 2011: Emotional Geology – Linda Gillard
Book That Had the Greatest Impact on You in 2011: The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Book You Can’t Believe You Waited Until 2011 to Read: Persuasion – Jane Austen and The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
For a comparison why not check out my 2010 Reflection as well. Now for a few more interesting stats:
Books Read: 45 (down 3 from last year)
Books Reviewed: 38
Books Re-Read: 3
Multiple Reads of an Author: Rick Riordan (5), J K Rowling (3), A M Harte (2), Allan Richard Shickman (2), Dan Wells (2)
Ambitions for 2011: My ambition for this year was to read more non-fiction and poetry which I succeeded in, but only in small amount so for next year I would like to continue to grow this.
Overall I feel 2011 has been a wonderful reading year for me. I have read slightly less than last year but my reading has been far more diverse; thanks to my own personal goals of reading more poetry and non-fiction but also due to the two reading challenges I took part in. What about all of you?