3rd Annual End Of Year Book Survey – 2012!!

best books read in 2012My silly little survey I created for myself to highlight what I read in 2010 suddenly grew when a bunch of others jumped in and has turned into such a fun end of year event that I have LOVED hosting and has made my TBR list grow crazily! So without further ado: the 3rd annual End of Year Book Survey!

I know the year isn’t over yet but, as I said last year, this is the time I start reflecting on what I’ve read and start looking ahead because I NEVER get much reading done during December with the holidays and what not! I’ll be filling mine out within the next day or so but I’ll be revising if I happen to read something absolutely earth shattering that would need to be on here!

So feel to fill this out whenever you feel like it…whether that’s today or in January   — I know every body will want to reflect at different points! Feel free to link up with Mr. Linky and share your End of Year Books Survey and visit others on the list!

Note: The survey is for books you read and is not limited to just books that came out in 2012!!

NEW THIS YEAR: Anyone who links up by January 10th will be in the running to win a book of their choice that they saw on mine or somebody else’s list and want to read!!

Best In Books 2012

 

1. Best Book You Read In 2012? (You can break it down by genre if you want)

 I cheat at my own question every year. SUE ME.

One of my most favorite books, hands down, I read this year was Every Day by David Levithan (a 2012 release). I also want to say Just One Day by Gayle Forman, which comes out January 2013, and needs to be the first thing you read in the new year!! But since I can’t stop there:

Adult fiction: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio (2012 release)
Contemporary YA: Looking For Alaska by John Green, The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Dystopian YA: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund, Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Sci-fi/supernatural/paranormal-ish (big lumping together): The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna (a 2012 release), The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Fantasy: The Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate — I was REALLY excited about this one and I just apparently did not get it. I’d also say The Innocents — though I’m curious to see if book 2 can redeem it considering I saw something promising towards the end.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012? 

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn AndersonI just wasn’t expecting this book to be THIS good nor to make me cry. I just didn’t peg this book to give me an emotional response like it did. I also really was surprised by Bunheads by Sophie Flack — I was just curious by it but didn’t expect to really love it like I did.

 4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?

I think there was a lot of me recommending Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard, all things John Green, Every Day by David Levithan and the Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi. I read the first book in that series in the beginning of the year and read Through The Ever Night (comes out early 2013) and I just cannot stop recommending it to dystopian YA lovers!

 5. Best series you discovered in 2012?

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi — for sure — especially after reading book 2 — Through The Ever Night. I also FINALLY read Shatter Me (OMG!) and FINALLY FINALLY The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han which WRECKED me at the end — SUCH a good contemp series! LOVED!

 6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?

Sara Zarr (finally read my first book by her – Sweethearts), Robin Benway (Audrey, Wait! was SO SO good) and this was the year that I FINALLY read some of John Green’s non-collaborative works and OMG YOU KNOW HE IS MY FAVE!

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

I honestly don’t read a ton of fantasy so The Girl of Fire & Thorns by Rae Carson was such a win for me and SO out of my comfort zone but made me feel less nervous about reading fantasy so ANY fantasy recs you may have I would take!

 8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi — I read it ruthlessly until I finished at 4am. Also Legend by Marie Lu kept me turning the pages pretty quickly.

 9. Book You Read In 2012 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year:

Just One Day by Gayle Forman. No doubt. I passed my ARC along but I will be buying this when it comes out & re-reading the crap out of it.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?

I FINALLY read this book but I remember always being drawn to this cover and loving it. It’s so simple yet so communicative in light of the story. I know it might be a boring pick but, out of all the books I read the year, this has just always been a favorite. Really enjoyed this book too!

11. Most memorable character in 2012? 

A from David  Levithan’s Every Day. Easily. And for some reason I couldn’t shake Sam or Riddle from I’ll Be  There by Holly Sloan Goldberg or Eva from The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna. And can I’m going to just keep cheating and say Roar from Veronica Rossi’s Under The Never Sky series.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2012?

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson — I included a quote in the top quotes question of this survey. This book was just beautiful.

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2012? 

Just One Day by Gayle Forman — it really resonated in a deeply personal way. More than  I could ever explain in my review but there was just a lot of things in that book that were things I’ve been struggling with in my own life and, to be honest, this book helped me in some of my decisions and made me feel secure in others. I mean, it would have been an incredible book even if I hadn’t been having these same kind of thoughts and struggles but that just made it more impactful for me.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2012 to finally read? 

The Summer I Turned Pretty! My blogging besties have been pushing that one on me for FOREVER.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2012? 

Oh lord.

What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
Paper Towns by John Green

I used this one as part of one of our wedding centerpieces–

“When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.”
Paper Towns by John Green

AHHH AND THIS ONE from Just One  Day  (from the ARC)

And this:

“All her knowledge is gone now. Everything she ever learned, or heard, or saw. Her particular way of looking at Hamlet or daisies or thinking about love, all her private intricate thoughts, her inconsequential secret musings – they’re gone too. I heard this expression once: Each time someone dies, a library burns. I’m watching it burn right to the ground.”
Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

 16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2012? 

LongestNightshade by Andrea Cremer with 452 pages.  I was surprised because I really didn’t read any chunky books and honestly I thought  that The  Raven Boys was bigger for some reason.

ShortestBy The Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead by Julie  Ann Peters with 200 pages.  Wow! A lot of emotion in not too many pages.

 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!

The ending to Pandemonium in the Delirium series!!! I was like WHAT THE WHAT? Also, there was a certain kissing scene in Second Helpings that I was like OH MAMA I need to talk about. ALSO….Just One Day. The end. SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT BY THE END.

18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2012 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).

I loved the relationship between Allyson & Willem in Just One  Day — there’s just something about sparks with a complete stranger and the way they learned so much about each other in such an untypical way. I don’t way to say too much. I just loved it and got completely caught up in it. ALSO, Aria & Perry in Under The Never Sky but also in Through The Ever Night I really loved the friendship that really blossomed between Aria & Roar. Oh Roar.

19. Favorite Book You Read in 2012 From An Author You Read Previously

I feel like a broken record but  Just One Day by Gayle Forman. I was obsessed every other year with If I Stay & Where She Went and this one completely tops my lists this year.

20. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:

Either For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund (recommended to me by Anna) — I received this book for review but really wasn’t all that intrigued by it OR Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway (recommend to me by Carla) — it just never really got on my radar but Carla insisted!

 Book Blogging/Reading Life in 2012 (optional)

 

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2012? 

Sooo many amazing bloggers I’ve met this year! BUT hands down — Novel Sounds & Alexa Love Books. Not only are they great bloggers but they’ve become wonderful friends. ALSO Vegan YA Nerds & Hello Chelly! I haven’t gotten to know them as well as the other two ladies but these are two of my newest faves that I found this year.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2012? 

Either my review of Just One Day by Gayle Forman. (And it’s linked a million times above lol) or  Every Day by David Levithan (again, linked a zillion times above). I had  the  most fun fangirling with my review of Second Helpings by Megan Mccafferty or Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Also still love my review of The Sky Is Everywhere.

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?

I had A TON of really great discussions on the blog this year (which I need to add to my master list of discussions) but one that I remember  loving having was during my bookish rant! It was nice to have others share their experience!

4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else’s blog?

Oh lord. I need to start compiling a list of these to keep throughout the year. ALSO I wasn’t around as much because of the wedding planning so I really can’t think. BUT I’ll tell you my most favorite thing on someone else’s blog! My friend Jen over at Makeshift Bookmark started this series called book blogging woes and even though they are super funny and not serious — they are ALL things that we as bloggers can relate to in some way and be like HAHAHA I do that too!

5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

I have to say that the Simon & Schuster blogger preview cocktail party at BEA this year was so incredibly fun — a  mix of pimping up coming books, cocktails, hanging out with AMAZING authors, meeting other bloggers and stuffing our faces because the waiters kept bringing us hor dourves. Also the Breathless Reads tour stop and Dark Days tours in my area were awesome!

Anna  & I with Jenny Han!!

6. Best moment of book blogging in 2012?

Finally getting to meet  my blogging bff (Jen from Makeshift Bookmark) and then getting to spend the weekend with her, Anna and Tara in Chicago for RT Con. ALSO..meeting John Green!!! OH AND MEETING STEPHANIE PERKINS!!

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Oh lord. Well I had a Hunger Games post (a simple little list I had posted that I had originally made for a few friends who loved THG after I recommended it to them and they wanted more) and it went viral on Pinterest. Like broke my site and I was getting crazy insane traffic. Like 10,000 unique visitors a day for a month.  It’s  died down from that.

But in terms of actually popular amongst my readers (I’m excluding Top  Ten Tuesday’s though many of them got more comments & traffic than these)– WEIRDLY enough — the strangest posts I made were popular. My How Books are Making Me Fit & Productive post was popular and so was this SO RANDOM (like I posted it because I had nothing scheduled and just was kind of excited about it) post about How I combated car sickness. Totally a random post. I thought it would get a few “wooo hoo nice” or “I can’t read in the car either!”.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Hmm can I say all of them? Because who doesn’t want more love! But I would say maybe my Book Inspired Dates post? Or my a post in which (after I gave my list of 10 bookish confession) I gave my confessions as a blogger.  I don’t knowww. WHY DO I ASK SUCH HARD QUESTIONS? I might come back to this one!

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Audiobooks while working  out!!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I didn’t really have any goals because I knew I was going to be planning my wedding until August 17th (wooo so glad it’s over) but I’m just really proud of myself for reading as much as I did nonetheless and somehow still keeping the blog going (while sparse at times). I totally failed at reading the HP series..which was about the only goal I had. lol. I DID, however, complete my goal of moving to WP. It wasn’t pain free but it’s so worth it. And it wasn’t THAT bad…minus losing most of my RSS subscribers.

Looking Ahead…

 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2012 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2013?

Is it acceptable to have said Harry Potter like on every survey I’ve done?? lol. I need to. I just need to do this. MAKE ME, GUYS.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?

I gave a whole list of most anticipated reads for 2013.

3. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2013?

I just want to keep on keeping on and challenging myself with reading & blogging and keeping in check with my blogging manifesto & keep learning. I’m happy where I’m at and I love my readers and just have been beyond blessed by the openness and love I feel from this space between my reader and myself. I want to use this year to get back on a schedule that works for me since this year was more sporadic than I would have liked with wedding planning.  I’d also like to challenge myself to read genres I never read and ALSO get back to reading more adult fiction.

 

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Jamie is a 28 year old married lady who is in denial that she's actually that old. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating gelato, listening to music with oversized headphones and teaching her niece how to be as awesome as she is.

Comments

  1. Ooh yay! Surveys and books? I’m totally in!

  2. Awesome! I will probably include this survey in my end of the year/bloggeversary week round up and link up then! This is a great way to summarize my reading year! Thanks Jamie!

  3. What an awesome idea ~ I’m definitely gonna work on this.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Brandy

  4. Ooh, yay! So excited for this!

  5. WOW did that exhaust my brain. But filling out my own survey was fun! I enjoy waxing nostalgic about the year past, even when there’s still a whole month left!

  6. Oh my gosh, these questions were so hard this time around! But I did spend all day at work working on it, which was a nice distraction :) I can’t wait to see your answers!

  7. Yay! I’m definitely going to be participating in this soon, so hopefully I’ll get it up sometime! :) Also, STOP TALKING ABOUT JUST ONE DAY! WHY DON’T I HAVE THAT BOOK! I NEED TO READ IT! AAAHHH! (Kidding! Keep talking about it – I can’t WAIT to read it and I am SO SO SO SO SOOOOOO glad you enjoyed it! I am seriously SO excited for it! :D ) Awesome survey, Jamie! :)

  8. Holy cow! You’ve had quite a year on the literary end of things! And you’ve given me a few new books to read. I’m going to try to be as busy in 2013 as you were in 2012! I better get reading…

  9. This survey is awesome! I was already in a weird emotional state (I don’t even know why) and damn you I got all teary with that paragraph from Just One Day!!! I’m also so glad you referenced that bookish dates piece because I never saw it and it’s so cute.

    I kind of want to go make myself a blog IMMEDIATELY just so I can participate in this survey of awesomeness.

  10. This made me want to reread The Sky is Everywhere, sigh. Gorgeous writing indeed.

    Also, I haven’t read Every Day or Paper Towns!! GAH. I need to do that. I think I might add Paper Towns, at least, to my December reading goal list.

    I CAN’T WAIT FOR JUST ONE DAY!!

  11. Yay I’m definitely going to be filling this survery out soon! This is such a great idea and reflection on books from the past year. But I just wanted to say.. Thank you thank you thank you! For mentioning my blog :) I love your blog too and it’s been nice chatting with you on Twitter!

  12. I LOVED filling this out last year, and enjoyed it just as much this year! I can’t wait to start checking out everyone’s responses … and my TBR list will be expanding for sure!

  13. All of this Just One Day love has me so excited! I really enjoyed reading your lists and agreeing with lots!

    Also, please read Harry Potter! lol :)

  14. Don’t worry. I haven’t read HP either :-/

  15. omg Jamie all your Just One Day talk makes me want to read it even MORE. Seriously, that passage you took a picture of? SWOON! I don’t know how I will be able to resist putting it off when it comes out!! You are one of my favourite bloggers so it’s a huge honour to be included. I think all my ‘weird’ posts (e.g. matching books with ice cream) are the more popular ones too, which I’m surprised about! That’s CRAZY about the Pinterest thing. I’ve been saying I need to use that site more. Also, if you want more adult fiction recs, I really enjoyed Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell this year! I think you would really like Tell the Wolves I’m Home.

    Last but not least, WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE YOU READ HARRY POTTER? A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION? A RAIN DANCE?!

  16. Love this. When I get home later this afternoon I think I will write up my answers to this and link up. :) Thanks for creating such a great recap event.

  17. What an amazing reading year! You hit on some I my favorites- how sick was everyone around me of hearing me go on about Every Day?!- and there are so many things I’ve yet to get to as well. I’ll definitely be checking out Gayle Forman, and perhaps next year will be when I finally finally embark on John Green. And let me be one of many to encourage you to read HP. So worth it. I’m even considering doing a series re-read, followed up by all 8 movies. Still not sure when, but it’s in the works. So go for it!

  18. Totally going to participate in this, Jamie. I will wait until January to do mine just in case I read some favorites in December, but these are some fabulous questions and I cannot wait to participate. I was going to do something like this already, and then I found your survey and realized this would be so much easier!

    Great list!

  19. Great post! I did mine too! We have a lot of similarities (through the ever night!! ) and I’m totally looking forward to Just One Day… Now more than ever!

    Xo
    Jaime @ Fic Fare

  20. Great answers Jamie, sounds like you had a fantastic year in reading/blogging! :) And yay that you posted this survey up, I enjoyed filling it out in previous years (it’s such a great way to cap off a year in reading) and just posted mine up :)

  21. This is so cool Jamie!!! I just did my post and it was so cool to think about and reflect back on all the books I’ve read this year! You have been so kind to me with all your help and Twitter chats (especially Survivor, haha) I wait to continue to get to know you! I gave ya a shout-out too in my post…obvi :)

  22. <3<3 let's plan another blogger adventure soon , yes?!?!

  23. I love that you used The Sky is Everywhere. That book was all over my 2011 survey last year. I absolutely loved it. Crying and laughing at the same time. I even used the same quote you did. Nelson’s writing is so beautiful. I’m so happy you loved it!

  24. Gah! Awesome. I don’t think I can limit myself this much, but I love the survey.

    1. Ooh, I have Every Day, but haven’t read it yet. Looking for Alaska is actually my least favorite John Green book. O_O Also, I’m not a Girl of Fire and Thorns fan, but Crown of Embers I could not stop listening to at all. The audio was GREAT.

    2. Eve & Adam entertained me, but I went into it with very low expectations. For me, this would be For Darkness Shows the Stars, because it sounded PERFECT, but I didn’t have any feels. :(

    3. Both of these are on my “I wants it” list.

    5. Ahhh, I had the feeling that Through the Ever Sky would be even better. YES!

    6. Sara Zarr and Robin Benway are on my list of authors I am convinced I will love but have yet to read.

    7. GRACELING. Read it right now. I’m waiting. If you want fantasy reccs, I can help. It is my GENRE, yo.

    9. I’m most likely to reread Level 2, because I will need a refresher for Level 3!

    17. Just One Day’s ending. HOW CAN SHE MAKE ME WAIT A YEAR!!!! Don’t tell me it’s just one year. I CAN’T. (But I will)

  25. Just reading this has me freaking out about how I’m going to answer these questions. I think I’m going to go back and check out last years.

    What a wonderful year full of books and friendships this year. I’m so glad we’ve got to chat more, and I’m looking forward to more of it in 2013. xo

  26. Under the Never Sky and Shatter Me are two MORE series that I have been planning to read. Seeing your love for them is motivating! :-)

    I am currently reading Every Day. I am so glad you like it so much! I saw Levithan speak/read at Wordstock in Portland and I was hooked from the excerpt.

    Can you believe I’ve never read any Gayle Forman!? I’m a bad bookie, I know. :-) *Adding Gayle Forman to 2013 TBR*

    I also haven’t read HP and haven’t watched to movies so I don’t have any spoilers! I even grabbed the box set from a friend so I can read them all, quickly. *Adding Harry Potter to 2013 TBR*

    This was fun! Thanks for posting!

  27. Jamie – you are absolutely and unequivocally one of my favorite, favorite, favorite people in the book blogging community, mostly because you’re smart, you’re sweet and you’re just incredibly positive and real. One of my most treasured moments this year (and I’m sure this is going down in my survey) was getting to meet you and hang out at the National Book Festival. It was a blast!

    Anyway, from your answers, I have deduced that I must read (a) Under the Never Sky, (b) Just One Day and (c) Tiger Lily. Oh, and Every Day. I have Under the Never Sky and Every Day on my shelf, and I really think they’re calling out to me now…

    Also: HARRY POTTER MUST BE READ. That is all. I will remind you every single month if I’ve got to! It’s a great series, and there are tons of little details and character stories that add to the full Harry Potter experience.

    I hope we get to hang out again soon!

  28. SO MANY MEMORIES <3 <3 <3

  29. Girrrrrl, reading this only reaffirms that you are most definitely my book twin. So many of your answers, I was like HECK YEAH TO THAT. I just got Through the Ever Night in the mail today, so I’ll confirm that I felt the same way when I’m done reading it (soon). Estelle and I are doing ours on the 17th and 18th of this month. Cannot wait to write it all out and reflect on the year. It’s amazing a) how quickly time passes by and b) how much we do in a year that seems so unimportant at the time. Just remembering all the posts we’ve done kind of blows my mind and makes me really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.

    Love you. Love your blog. Yay for books! xoxo

  30. What a great survey! I am going to have to do the first part! Unfortunately I’ve only just discovered the world of blogging so I can’t do the second part, but I really enjoyed your answers! I have to give you props on getting so much done while planning a wedding… I had mine in June and I don’t think I could have written anything that required much thought (I’m surprised I got through any books at all this past year, but I think I just gave up sleep instead of reading).

  31. I really love this idea, it was a fun doing this survey.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  32. Thanks so much for linking me to this Jamie! Looking forward to filling it in and I loved your answers. I bought 20 boy summer for my sister for her birthday in a couple weeks!!

    Cait x

  33. I saw this survey on another blog and decided to take part! I loved putting together my answers.

  34. I also totally adored Shatter Me! I’m so excited to read Just One Day, I’ve heard so many great things about it! I love those quotes you picked from Paper Towns, I need more John Green in my life, definitely need to read that one!
    Thanks for this awesome survey Jamie!
    Happy Holidays!

  35. I absolutely love this survey. I did it last year also and have been looking forward to it all year. Thank you for hosting this! :D Love your blog!

  36. YES. LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT PANDEMONIUM ENDING. RIGHT NOW. *gets the tea bags*

  37. I love the list! Thanks so much for putting it together.
    I’m totally with you for the love of John Green, but who isn’t anymore? Have you seen his new Crash Course Literature series? They’re amazing.

  38. This was really fun to do. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Not going to lie, I feel slightly ridiculous participating in this survey since I have had a book blog for all of 5 minutes of internet time(Okay, a few days and two posts), but I couldn’t resist. Might as well jump in with both feet, right? Besides, I love surveys, especially surveys about books.

  40. Thanks for making this survey! I loved answering the questions, but some were SO HARD!
    Thanks to you I´m getting really excited for Just One Day. :) And I agree with many of the other commenters: you should read HP next year!!

  41. Yay! I got it done. Thanks for doing this again!

  42. Loved doing this survey! This is my first annual so I can’t wait to do it again next year!

  43. Andrea Payan says:

    I just finished this survey. It took me the longest time to do! I left out the part about blogging because I am really new to the blogging world this year. I loved reflecting about the books I read this year. Thanks for this great idea!

  44. Oh my goodness. Jamie. So many amazing links and amazing books and and nad ♥

    I… am restraining myself from going through and making a comment about EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK AND THING YOU HAVE LISTED ♥

    but but but…

    Oh my goodness. Shatter Me. SO UNPUTDOWNABLE, RIGHT? I stayed up till 3 in the morning reading because I seriously couldn’t put it down…
    and…
    OMG. This “All her knowledge is gone now. Everything she ever learned, or heard, or saw. Her particular way of looking at Hamlet or daisies or thinking about love, all her private intricate thoughts, her inconsequential secret musings – they’re gone too. I heard this expression once: Each time someone dies, a library burns. I’m watching it burn right to the ground.” I am really trying not to burst into tears. This is… wow :,(

    Also: Elena from Novel Sounds? HELLS YES. I ADORE THIS GIRL ♥

  45. Thanks for hosting this survey again! It’s a great way to reflect on what I’ve read this year.

  46. I enjoyed this survey last year, I’m so glad you brought it back! I’m posting my answers this weekend.

    Thanks for making it fun and engaging, and opening it up to any books (no matter their genre or publishing year) and any level of reader.

  47. Whew! That was interesting and fun! :)

    Thanks for putting it together, Jamie!

    Brandy

  48. Filled in the survey, yay! Feels like an Achievement. Thanks so much for doing this again, Jamie.

    And I think I’m going to need to read Just One Day in 2013 (or, indeed, any Gayle Forman).

  49. I really enjoyed Looking for Alaska too, and I definitely have to read Wanderlove at some point, it sounds like my kind of book and I’ve read so many awesome reviews :)

  50. My first time filling out this survey. Happy Holidays everyone and all the best for a book-filled 2013.

  51. Thanks so much for posting this, Jamie! It’s neat to really SEE the books that resonated with me, and to see so many others participating. Interesting enough, I just bought TWENTY BOY SUMMER the other day on a friend’s recommendation, and am definitely going to read it in 2013! Thanks for being awesome, girl!

    http://www.onceuponaprologue.com/2012/12/2012-end-of-year-survey-part-1.html

  52. Thanks for the idea and books. I love it!

  53. I really can’t wait to read Just One Day (and really loved Every Day). Thanks so much for sharing! It was a lot of fun to fill it out and forced me to try to remember all of the books I read this year.

  54. I love your survey! I tweaked mine a bit and split it up so I could be a little wordier. The link I left is for part one.

  55. I linked up =) First time I did this, and it was a lot of fun. Very cool to look back and see what I accomplished and didn’t accomplish (le sigh).

    Thanks for the great questions!

  56. Loved this meme…and I’m looking forward to reading the others which have been linked here.

  57. I only read your survey answers so far and already I have enough books added to my tbr to last a few months. :-) now to explore the rest and do my own!

  58. I’ve just posted mine and have linked up!

  59. I loved this survey! You had great answers and I loved the quotes you picked out. Thanks for hosting this! =)

  60. hey jamie just filled out your survey loved it btw

  61. Gah you use the same linky source I did when I posted sign ups for the challenge I’m hosting, so it automatically put ‘host’ after my name. Argh. >.<

  62. Yay, you liked Girl of Fire & Thorns! Hmmm… Fantasy recs… I’m sure a lot of people have already told you some/maybe you’ve already checked ‘em out for yourself, buuuuut Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo, any of Kristin Cashore’s books… I’m a big Tamora Pierce fan as well. Maria V. Snyder’s work deserves a mention too. Oh! And while it’s not *high* fantasy (historical), Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers was seriously awesome.

    On another note, thanks for making this survey. I had a lot of fun answering the questions! :) Have a happy new year, Jamie!

  63. awesome survey … & great collection of books too … I did mine @ my blog.. it was really fun :)

  64. Thanks for creating this survey, I really enjoyed reading your answers and filling it in myself.

  65. You have to read Harry Potter! I still can’t believe how much I love it!

  66. This survey is everything I could have wished for! I’ve been looking for a good year-in-review post to do on my blog, and this one has all the good questions! Thanks so much!

  67. Wow, this took me forever to complete! It was so fun though to reflect on my reading journey over the past year! Thank you for putting this together.

  68. Took part in the survey instead of just doing a basic top 5 like I usually do! Much more fun. :D

  69. I can’t wait to read Gayle Forman’s new book. I’m so thrilled that you loved it so much. I’m really looking forward to reading it!

  70. This was a great meme to do and so much fun. Thanks!!

  71. Aren’t audiobooks while working out wonderful?! I’ve been doing that for a few years now and really, really enjoy it. It helps me get in much needed/wanted reading time while I’m training for a race or something. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying it too! :) Thanks for hosting this survey and have a fabulous 2013!

  72. This was so much fun! And great to see what everyone else picked as their favorites!

  73. First of all… YOU NEED TO READ HARRY POTTER! DO IT! DO IT NOOOWWW!!!

    Okay, now that that’s over with… I will definitely be reading Just One Day when it comes out. I still haven’t read any Gayle Forman books. Her other two have been on my to-read list for awhile though. I’ve also been hearing so many good things about Delirium and Pandemonium lately, and that’s another series I haven’t made the plunge into yet! SO many good books out there!

    Thanks for hosting this Jamie. SUCH a great way to look back over the books in the year. :)

  74. What a fun way to remember the last year! Thanks so much for doing this.

  75. This really is an awesome feature and you’ve full-on convinced me to read Just One Day and Every Day for sure! I need to read so many books on your lists and I will get to soon *crosses fingers*

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  76. Thanks, Jamie! This was long, but fun!

    I’ve been too sick and/or busy to make my own posts this year, so having this formula worked out well for me!

  77. WOW! I’m going to have to check several of the books you mentioned. The first will be Just One Day by Gayle Forman since it was your best book of 2012 and book with the most impact. That speaks volumes. Happy New Year!

  78. I really need to get my hands on Just One Day. I heart Gayle Forman and it looks so sweeeeeeet! You should tell me more about it sometime, so I don’t lose my nerve to read it. It seems like it’ll break my heart a little, and that scares me…

    Oh, and I posted my survey and linked up! :)

    ♥Jessica(:

  79. Thank you, I had fun doing this. :)

  80. Awesome survey, I was looking for something like this. Thanks a lot!

  81. I’d seen a lot of bloggers post this survey but had never done it, until now! So much fun- thank you!

  82. kayla (@kiki85) says:

    Love this post. So many books to read.

  83. I saw this survey done on Gathering Books blog and I must remember to do it next year! You obviously put a lot of thought and work into this site and I can’t wait to explore it more in the future! Happy Reading in 2013!

  84. What a great idea! I’ve almost finished writing up my post and I’m very excited about it, it was a great way for me to relive the year too! Thanks!
    I am really excited for Just One Day and I’m finally going to start Shatter Me!

  85. Hi, thanks for hosting again this year. We participated in this meme in 2011, and we are participating again for your 2012 end of year book survey. so fun! great questions, too!

  86. Cheryl Sammons says:

    I’m so into reading YA. I guess I was born into the wrong generation. I’ll be 56 on January 23!

  87. Wow, this is a popular survey. :) It’s the first time I’ve participated. Took a while to pull together but it’s done and it’s linked. Great fun to review everything that’s happened this year. Already looking forward to next year. Happy New Year!

  88. Definitely checking out heaps of the books you mentioned like Twenty Boy Summer and I can’t wait for Gayle Forman’s Just One Day!

    I also just recently finished The Sky is Everywhere and loved it!

    Linked up my survey too (:

  89. This was a lot of fun. Thanks for encouraging others to complete the survey! Happy 2013 everyone! May it be filled with lots of books :)

  90. I answered this awhile ago. I actually enjoyed answering these question. Posted the link to my post above btw.

  91. This is my fifth year doing a reading round up. Thanks for giving me something new to spice it up.

  92. Great questions! They really made me think and I loved participating :)

  93. Just filled out the survey on my blog-lots of fun to do!

  94. This was great! Thanks Jamie!

    P.S. Sorry about the double links. It’s taken me hours to get my link to show up in the first place, now it’s added the wrong one as well (#279). =(

  95. Aw…I was hoping to be number 300 lol…I finally got mine finished, this was lots of fun and kind of hard! The Sky is Everywhere was all over my list too. :)) Looooved it.

  96. Tottaly loved the survey hopefully the people over at my blog love it to

  97. This was AWESOME. Thanks for putting it together!
    http://wndrlust.blogspot.com/2013/01/end-of-year-book-survey.html

  98. I loved you’re survey, thanks for sharing! I definitely need to get to Shatter Me now!

  99. Well, it may have taken me a bit, but I’ve finally got my post up! ;P

    Thanks for sharing your survey again, it’s time consuming…but totally worth filling out. :D

    I’m definitely going to have to read Just One Day…it was already on my list, but you’ve totally bumped it up to the top! ;D

    Thanks again for sharing! Hope 2013 is epic for you! :D

  100. Thanks for doing this again Jamie, I love looking back over the reading & blogging year and this is such a great way to do it. And I made the deadline too! :)

  101. Jusy linked my answers. This is the first time I participate! :)

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