Sandrine’s 2011 Year End Book Wrap Up

I know it’s almost the end of January, but it is still January and so I wanted to take some time to recap last year in reading for me.

Back in January 2011, I wrote about my reading goals for 2011, which was to read 48 books and 70 comic books. Thanks to Goodreads’ 2011 Reading Challenge I was able to keep track of things and here are the results.

The good news is that I not only reached but exceeded my comic book goal by reading 73 comic books. The bad news is that I didn’t quite reach my book goal and only read 43 books.

The other bad news is that I had signed up for the 2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge… yeah that didn’t totally work out. While I did reach my quota of reading 12 YA novels (yay me!), I unfortunately didn’t keep track of them on the host blog (boo me!).

Finally, like last year I am going to answer a few questions to recap and wrap up my 2011 reading. Once again I will separate books and comic books.

1. Best book of 2011?

Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Comic: Locke & Key by Joe Hill

2. Worst book of 2011?

Book: Lost Voices (Lost Voices #1) by Sarah Porter

Comic: Didn’t read anything bad

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2011?

Book: Crossed by Ally Condie

Comic: No comic book disappointed me

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

Book: The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Comic: Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2011?

Book: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth, although the only reason I haven’t recommended The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern more is because I read it towards the end of the year.

Comic: The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

6. Best series you discovered in 2011?

Book: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Comic: Locke & Key by Joe Hill

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2011?

Book: Sarah Addison Allen

Comic: Joe Hill

8. Most hilarious read of 2011?

Book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide #1) by Douglas Adams

Comic: Didn’t read any funny comic books

9. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2011?

Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Comic: Crossed by Garth Ennis (in a messed up kind of way)

10. Book you most anticipated in 2011?

Book: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Comic: FreakAngels Vol. 5 by Warren Ellis

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

Book: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Comic: Chimichanga by Eric Powell (isn’t it adorable?!)

12. Most memorable character in 2011?

Book: Ellie from Angelfire (Angelfire #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton and Tris from Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Comic: Madame Xanadu from Madame Xanadu by Matt Wagner

13. Most beautifully written book in 2011?

Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Comic: I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly

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

Book: Rereading Harry Potter probably is what impacted me the most in 2011.

Comic: Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire

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

Book: I mostly read new releases so this would have to be The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Comic: Locke & Key by Joe Hill

Print This Post Print This Post

Please make sure to read our comment policy before posting a comment.
  • http://amckiereads.com/ Amy Reads

    I’ve still not managed to write up my recap of 2011 reading, heh. I guess mine will be in Feb if I can get to it. I found Crossed a big disappointment this year too. 

    • http://www.tvequals.com/ Sandrine Sahakians

      I’m glad to know I wasn’t the lastest person to post a recap :) You should definitely post yours it’s always fun to read recaps even if they are in February :)