2011: End of Year Book Survey

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1. Best Book You Read In 2011? 
This is a tough one. I read many books that I loved.
My favorites, I think, would be
A Novel Bookstore, by Laurence Cossé
The Judges of the Secret Court, by David Stacton
Just My Type, by Simon Garfield
Willoughby's Return, by Jane Odiwe

2. Most Disappointing Book/Book You Wish You Loved More Than You Did?
Fezariu's Epiphany, by David Brown

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2011?
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy, by Karen Doornebos

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2011?
The Judges of the Secret Court, by David Stacton
Pemberley Ranch, by Jack Caldwell
Jane and the Damned, by Janet Mullany

5. Best series you discovered in 2011?
Stephen Lawhead's King Raven Trilogy

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2011? 
...well, new to me!
Janet Mullany
Laurence Cossé
Jane Odiwe

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
Second Reading, by Jonathan Yardley

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?
Tabloid City, by Pete Hamill

9. Book you most anticipated in 2011?
A Novel Bookstore, by Laurence Cossé

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

11. Most memorable character in 2011?
Rebecca Bloomwood (Confessions of a Shopaholic)

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2011?
Changó's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, by William Kennedy

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2011?
Tabloid City, by Pete Hamill

14. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2011 to finally read?
Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2011?

So Stanton, one of the new men, those selfless figures who want nothing for themselves but the prerogatives of their office, in which, soft shelled themselves and weak, they lurk like cuttlefish, ready to grasp anything that comes by to nourish their enormous self-importance.
The Judges of the Secret Court, by David Stacton
16. Book That You Read In 2011 That Would Be Most Likely To Reread In 2012?
Jane and the Damned, by Janet Mullany

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!
Jane and the Man of the Cloth, by Stephanie Barron. That's all I'm saying LOL


  1. Sounds like you had a great reading year.

    I'm glad you enjoyed A Novel Bookstore. I've had that one on my shelf for a while now, but it remains unread. I'll have to make an effort to correct that in 2012!

    All the best for 2012.


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