Syosset R and R tries to follow as many other book blogs as time allows just because we love books and we also like to see how others are doing it. Recently we saw a blog post onThe Broke and the Bookish called “Julia’s End of Year Book Survey” in which a list of questions about books for 2012 were answered. The list originated as a survey on the blog The Perpetual Page Turner where it is to be found yearly. Syosset R and R has circulated some of the questions to our library staff and hope to be publishing the answers that we get back throughout the first half of January 2013. So our thanks to both of the aforementioned Blogs for the inspiration. Here’s the fifth installment of questions, answered by Stacey, Librarian Trainee:
Best Book You Read in 2012?
The best book I read this year had to be either Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia or Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going to Love More But Didn’t?
World War Z by Max Brooks. I love the zombie apocalypse and I had started reading it a last year but never finished. When I read it for a book club I thought it would get better but it never did.
Book you recommended to people most in 2012?
It’s a tie between The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger and I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.
Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I never really read any mystery genre books and I fell in love with the book.
Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?
I really enjoyed The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy and read it in a day but for a 2012 book it would have to be Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness because I was so excited to read the next book in her trilogy.
Favorite book cover in 2012?
Mix between Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, Arcadia by Lauren Groff, and A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers.
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2012 to finally read?
Animal Farm by George Orwell, I never read it in high school or college.
Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else?
Fables vol.1 by Bill Willingham, it was recommended in a title swap and I fell in love with the series.
Favorite new author(s) you discovered in 2012?
I would have to say Laurell K. Hamilton, A.J. Jacobs, Eric Kester, Jay Asher, Elin Hilderbrand, and Kami Garcia.
Most beautifully written book read in 2012?
It is a tie between Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand, Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia. All are beautifully written in different ways.
Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?
The one that comes to the top of my mind is Gates of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz. I know there are plenty of others.
- posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services