So… it’s wrap up time for our reading year…. wow… hard to believe another year has gone by!..
Anyway, here’s the list I kept of the books I read…
1. Best Book You Read In 2011?
It might be Moonstone by Wilke Collins.
I’ve come a long way to like Wilke.
Dragons Time by Todd McCaffrey. I so wanted Anne’s son to do Pern and the Dragons justice but after 7 books I have given up on them. I expected a new time and new characters etc.. but some of the bigger basic facts I felt needed to stay the same.
3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2011?
I read a 562 page Biography on Charles Dickens by Fred Kaplan and was surprised that it held my interest for such a large book.
4. Book you recommended to people most in 2011?
Maybe, A Walk in The Woods by Bill Bryson.
5. Best series you discovered in 2011?
Argh, ok I will say The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries by Gyles Brandreth. (thanks Cath!)
6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2011?
Ummm, Gyles Brandreth for the Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries
Alan Bradley for the Flavia mysteries
and Patrick Rossfuss for his two books Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s Fear
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
That would be A Walk in The Woods.
8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?
Well I always seem to rush thru Michael Scotts newest book on Nicholas Flamel, Warlock. But that’s a given anymore lol. There were two books by new authors to me and a bit not my usual thing that I really enjoyed them both. They would be: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin and Waiting For Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk.
9. Book you most anticipated in 2011?
There are two: Michael Scotts : Warlock
and Jonathan Straud’s : The Ring of Solomon
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2011?
Plucker by Brom
Map of Time by Felix J Palma
11. Most memorable character in 2011?
I have to stick with the two anticipated books here and say Nicholas Flamel , Warlock and Bartimaeus. The Ring of Solomon
12. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2011 to finally read?
Moonstone. I had it on my tbr pile for 2 years. *groan*
I guess that’s about all she wrote…. It wasn’t my best reading year but not my worst either, I guess this is about what I can expect as my eyes get worse.. so I’m not complaining!
I still have so many books in my tbr pile that I not only need to get to but want to get to!! My problem is, I read 4 and I buy 4 and my tbr never gets lower!!!! (I’ve got to stay away from that used book store!…yeah.. right… sure!)
Cheers! And I raise my glass to a Happy New Year and to another year of good reading!!
Happy 2012 Everyone!