Sunday, January 02, 2011

All About Books

Being an author and a reader, I get bogged down in the "It's all about books" world. Not such a bad thing. I'm curious how books impacted you in 2010 and what you are looking for in 2011 in the way of a good read. So first last year. Please record in the comments so others can share your enthusiasm. And you don't have to answer all of them.
1. Best book of 2010?

2. Worst book of 2010?

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010?

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010?

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010?


6. Best series you discovered in 2010?

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010?

8. Most hilarious or sweet/cute read of 2010?

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010?

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010?

11. Most memorable character in 2010?

12. Most beautifully written book in 2010?

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010?

Now for 2011, what do you want most? Choose one in each catagory.

romance, drama, comedy, western, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, mystery, suspense, contemporary

Male lead or female lead character

page turner or thought provoker

short book or long book

single title or series.

Send you friends to take this quiz, too, and let's see what people are reading.

And check out a new book idea for 2011 here: Dragon bloggin'

3 comments:

Tina-chan said...

I love books! But my answer apply to books that I've read in 2010 not necessarily books htat were written then
1. Only the Good Spy Young
2. Haven't read any
3. Girls of Summer
4. The Runaway Princess
5. Only the Good Spy Young
6. The Gallagher Girl series
7. Ally Carter and E.D. Baker
8. Ella Enchanted
9. Only the Good Spy Young
10. A book my friend was writing
11. There are too many to pick one!
12. Fairest
13. The Bible
suspense, female lead, page turner, umm... can I say in between? , series.

Lady DragonKeeper said...

Wow, I haven't been to this blog in a long time --I love the new look!!!

1. Best book of 2010?
So many great books by my favorite authors were released this --er, last year, but I'll give it to "The Healer's Apprentice" by Melanie Dickerson, since it was the first time I've ever been so excited about a book by an author whose work I've never read (coming from a person who normally must read a book first before buying, that's saying a lot).

2. Worst book of 2010?
Um, I can't think of any off the top of my head.

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010?
They weren't published in 2010, but I finally read the last two books in "The Lost Books" series by Ted Dekker and it felt like a let down like "Green" was. =(

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010?
"Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball" by Donita K. Paul --I love her fantasy novels, so I wondered how a different genre would be... but it was cute! I still prefer the Chronicles though. =D

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010? Um, once I read it, probably "The Healer's Apprentice" by Melanie Dickerson.

6. Best series you discovered in 2010? The O'Connor series "Daughters of Boston" and "Winds of Change" trilogies by Julie Lessman. High-school and up, but ... it's addicting! I'm so attached to the characters that I must find out what happens next year ... plus, "Ms." Julie is so sweet, a pleasure to interact with online =D

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010? =D Melanie Dickerson ... and Julie Lessman (even though she's not "new" to the publishing industry).

8. Most hilarious or sweet/cute read of 2010? Sweet/cute: "The Healer's Apprentice" by Melanie Dickerson.

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010? Unputdownable: Anything by Julie Lessman --I mean to read just a couple of chapters and end up staying up until 3:30am to finish it! =P

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010? "The Healer's Apprentice" by Melanie Dickerson (Not counting books by Donita K. Paul, Bryan Davis, and Wayne Thomas Batson.)

11. Most memorable character in 2010?
Ben Skywalker in the "Fate of the Jedi" series --Oh my word, he's growing up fast. ;-)

12. Most beautifully written book in 2010?
"The Healer's Apprentice" by Melanie Dickerson. =)

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010?
"The Healer's Apprentice" by Melanie Dickerson. Wow, I just could relate to the main character's thoughts and mind so much ....

Now for 2011, what do you want most? Choose one in each catagory.

romance, drama, comedy, western, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, mystery, suspense, contemporary

Romance fantasy would be kind of cute, wouldn't it? (Think the light wizard and her knight.) ;-)

Male lead or female lead character
Hmm, either .... how about both?

page turner or thought provoker
Both --page turner that also makes you think.

short book or long book

LONG!!! =)

single title or series.
Series!!

Courtney said...

1. Iron King By: Julie Kagawa
2. can't think of any
3. Model Spy By: Shannon Greenland
4. Sources of Light By: Margaret McMullen
5. Iron King By: Julie Kagawa
6. This is really tough... so here's my two top ones- The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa and the Lady Trent Mystery series by Gilbert Morris.
7. Gilbert Morris and Jenny B. Jones even though they're not new to publishing
8. The Healer's Apprentice By: Melanie Dickerson
9. The Agency: A Spy in the House BY: Y.S. Lee
10. even though it's a kid's book - Sisters Grimm The Inside Story By: Michael Buckley
11. I have quite a few but a couple of them are Serafina from the Lady Trent series and Bella from the Charmed Life series by Jenny B. Jones
12. Sources of Light
13. Speak By: Laurie Halse Anderson

historical- I want a really good historical book because sometimes it can be really hard to find them, page turner, long book, series


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