Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Books of 2012

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I did a little reading this year... here are some of the specifics: how many, and how much I liked them!

How many books read in 2012?
Didn't keep an exact count, but more than one hundred were read.

How many fiction and non fiction?
Mainly fiction... perhaps one third were non fiction.

Male/Female author ratio?
Half were male and half were female.

Favourite book of 2012?
I had many favourites, but some of my most loved this year were of the following:

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
Valiant by Holly Black  
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Neuromancer by William Gibson
Every Day by David Levithan

Catspaw by Joan D. Vinge

Least favourite?
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (find my review here). I did want to enjoy it, but just did not care for it!

Longest and shortest books?
Anathem was the longest at 981 pages, while The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish was the shortest at 85 pages.

 How many books from the library?
Almost all were from the library.

Most read author of the year, and how many books by that author?
I discovered Margaret Atwood, and read seven of her books: first The Handmaid's Tale, then Alias Grace, her MaddAdam trilogy, Catseye, and The Blind Assassin.

Favourite character of the year?
I really liked Case in Neuromancer, Erasmus in Anathem, and Karou in Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading?
France, Japan, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, many different planets and worlds.

Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation?
Catspaw by Joan D. Vinge, Neuromancer by William Gibson, and Anathem by Neal Stephenson.

Which author was new to you in 2012 that you now want to read the entire works of?
William Gibson and Neal Stephenson

Which books are you annoyed you didn’t read?
I wish I could have read Psion by Joan D. Vinge, but unfortunately it did not arrive via interlibrary loan.

 Did you read any books you have always been meaning to read?
  The Poisonwood Bible,The Sound and the Fury, The Sun Also Rises, and The Handmaid's Tale.

What books are you planning to read in 2013? 
Ulysses by James Joyce, and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor.

Happy reading in 2013 to all my followers!

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