Monday, December 26, 2011

End of 2011 Book Survey

I am so excited about this week, I love end of year survey's, favourite lists, etc.  This one is being hosted fom Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner.

1. Best Book You Read In 2011?

 Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James, absolutely adored it.  Great steamy mysterious book. 

2. Most Disappointing Book/Book You Wish You Loved More Than You Did?

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins.  Verse Novels are my simple pleasure, I expected it to be edgy but it chick lit, I actually DNF.

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2011?

The Secret Garden, so not me but it was magical.  A wonderful classic I look forward to sharing with my daughter.

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2011?  

I am not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells. Loved it, read the other 2 books in the Trilogy, highly recommend.

5. Best series you discovered in 2011?

I have 2 - I am not a Serial Killer and Fifty Shades of Grey, both are trilogy's.

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2011?

Harry Dolan, Greg Iles, Melissa Foster (Links go to author interviews)

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

YA is not my cup of tea but I loved Dirty Little Secrets by C J Omololu

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?

A stand alone would be Night Road by Kristin Hannah.  Also my favourite ARC.

9. Book you most anticipated in 2011?

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova, I loved Still Alice and couldn't wait to read this one.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2011?

11. Most memorable character in 2011?

John from I am not a serial killer.  I admitted to loving a serial killer earlier in the year, lol

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2011?

The Secret Garden


13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2011? 

My Stroke of Insight (Journey of a Brain Scientist)  This helped me deal with my brothers massive stroke.  He is still in the hospital but he can talk now, Dialysis for the rest of his life and still doesn't have movement in his left leg and arm.

14. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2011 to finally read?

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2011?

I usually choose a quote to share during reviews.

16. Book That You Read In 2011 That Would Be Most Likely To Reread In 2012? 

I don't reread, but I will read The Secret Garden with my daughter when she is old enough.

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! 

We Need to Talk about Kevin


If you did this survey please share link.


  1. I love reading the end-of-year list! I will do mine later as I'm trying to finish one more book, and who knows it may be a winner... Happy Holidays! :)

  2. Grat end of year list Marce! You do make me want to read I Am Not a Serial Killer.
    Happy Holidays :)

  3. I remember doing this end of the year survey last year. I will have to go do some thinking and post mine in a day or two.

    I am not a rereader of books either. I have to many waiting to be read that I haven't read yet.

  4. An English class at school reads And ThenThere Were None, but I haven't read it yet. I already have it on my list, though. I haven't posted my answers yet, but I plan to do this later this week.

  5. This is a fun meme! I really want to read We Need to Talk about Kevin before the movie comes out.

  6. Christa - I can't wait for your list

    Naida - You must give it a try, I'll look out next year

    Gigi - Exactly, I don't get rereading with so many on the Wishlist and TBR list

    Annette - I look forward to your list. I can see And Then..... being a good discussion book for any age

    Kathy - I think you will really enjoy it, especially all the outrageous words used

  7. I finally got mine thought out and posted. It is always fun to look back over the year.

  8. Happy Holidays, Marce. Great list which I'm struggling to complete too - so hard to choose!

  9. Hi Marce, just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year!

  10. I can't wait to read Secret Garden in the new year!

  11. The Secret Garden is such a great book! I usually read it every spring though this year I didn't. I hope 2012 is an amazing year for you!

  12. I remember reading The Secret Garden, but it was such a long time ago! I need to refresh my memory. Also, I'm a huge Agatha Christie fan and totally loved And Then There Were None. Glad you featured it!

  13. I love all these lists too!! I really need to read We Need to Talk About Kevin..

  14. I keep hearing about We Need to Talk about Kevin but I have no idea what it's about! The only one of these books that I've read is And Then There Were None. Didn't get to it until this year either!

  15. Looks like you had a great year of reading! i am going to have to check out your favorite read for sure.

  16. I did not join the survey but I like the post!

  17. Oh yes ... We Need To Talk About Kevin has a doozy of a moment that you want to discuss!!! I'm so curious about the movie version!

  18. I'm so glad you like And Then There Were None. My favorite Agatha Christie, which is hard for me to say since I love so many of hers.

    I want to read The Secret Garden. I actually own it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

    I will have to check out that Serial Killer series, it sounds intense in a good way.

  19. I'm super excited to read The Secret Garden in 2012. I'm glad it was surprising in a good way for you :)

  20. Agatha Christie! I can't believe I actually didn't read any of her books in 2011. I'm going to have to remedy that this year.

  21. Ooh, I'll do this too!
    I haven't yet finished We need to talk about Kevin, but I really need to do so asap. My girlfriend has said that there was some twist or something she really wants to talk to me about. :D


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