Hola 2012!



Happy New Year one and all! Before I start with the far-too-serious state of affairs that is the putting together of new year resolutions and some (hopefully) well-considered book reviews, Nadia at A Bookish Way of Life‘s latest post reminded me that I should perhaps review my own year’s reading beforehand; by way of a clever little meme that originally started life with The Perpetual Page Turner – strictly for my own benefit/amusement!



           1. Best Book(s) You Read in 2011?



          2. Most Disappointing Book?


          3. Most Surprising (in a good way!) Book of 2011?

The Robber Bridegroom – Eudora Welty (more to come on this soon!)

          4. Book(s) you recommended to people most in 2011?

The Crimson Petal and the White – Michael Faber 

          5. Best series you discovered in 2011?

I haven’t technically read any series this year. However, the wonderful Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was originally published in this format. Does that count?


          6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2011?


Deborah Lawrenson (The Lantern) and Sarah Winman (When God was a Rabbit)


          7. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?


The Crimson Petal and the White – Michael Faber

          8. Book you most anticipated in 2011?



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



              10. Most memorable character in 2011?

    Count Fosco in The Woman in White 



              11. Most beautifully written book read in 2011?



              12. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2011?


    A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

              13. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2011 to finally read?

    Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

              14. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read in 2011?

    ‘When in doubt – wash!’ Jennie (Paul Gallico)


              15. Book that you read in 2011 that you would be most likely reread in 2012?


    This is pretty unlikely given the size of my TBR mountain. However, I would gladly dive into Rebecca all over again! 


              16. 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! 


    Some parts of Jamrach’s Menagerie (Carol Birch) are utterly horrifying (in a thoroughly entertaining way!) as is The Cement Garden (Ian McEwan) 

    2 thoughts on “Hola 2012!

    1. Hi Simon – Rebecca is absolutely amazing and I've now bought a copy for every member of family/friend who hasn't read it!I thought When God Was A Rabbit was a wonderful book and I do hope you enjoy it just as much as I did. It's a real heartwarming story…and brilliantly British to boot!

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