End of Year Survey

I lifted this survey from Jillian at A Room of One’s Own . Even though I haven’t been a book blogger for long, I figured I could do this anyway šŸ™‚

2011 in Review:

How many books read in 2011?

  • 50


  • 47 fiction /3 non-fiction

Male/Female authors?

  • Ā 34 male /16 female

Oldest book read?

  • House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)

Newest book read?

  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (November 8th, 2011)

Longest book read?

  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (860 pgs)

Shortest book read?

  • Kaddish for an Unborn Child by Imre Kertesz (128 pgs)

Any in translation?

  • L’Ile Mysterieuse by Jules Verne (read en francais)
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago
  • Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
  • Kaddish for an Unborn Child by Imre Kertesz
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Best book read in 2011?

Most disappointing book in 2011?

  • Seven Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly

Most beautifully written book read in 2011?


  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

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

  • Madeline is Sleeping– Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is a former professor of mine and whenever I read her books (Ms. Hempel Chronicles), I’m surprised at how irreverent they are. Sarah and her writing kind of occupy different ends of the spectrum. I’m constantly surprised now and again by the things I find in her writing.

Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Book that had the greatest impact on me in 2011?

Book that hadĀ a scene in it that had me reeling?

Book I most anticipated in 2011?

  • The Gates by John Connolly

Most memorable character in 2011?

  • Tyrion Lannister from A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

How many re-reads in 2011?

  • Ā None

Book I read in 2011Ā Iā€™d be most likely to reread in 2012?

Book I recommended to people most in 2011?

Favorite new authors I discovered in 2011?

  • Aimee Bender
  • Richard Russo

Most books read by one author this year?

Favorite cover of a book I read in 2011?

Favorite passage/quote fromĀ a book I read in 2011?

Did I complete any reading challenges or goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year?

Book I canā€™t believe I waited until 2011 to finally read?

  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
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