Questions About Books: 2012, Part 7 (The End)

books 2012Syosset 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 seventh and last installment of questions, answered by Lisa J., Readers’ Services LibrarianSyosset R and R would like to thank those who took the time to answer our questions.

Behind The Beautiful ForeversBest Book You Read in 2012?

Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death & Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo.

testament-of-maryBook You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going to Love More But Didn’t?

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

Book(s) you recommended to people most in 2012?

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka,  The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar and The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?

Turn of Mind  by Alice LaPlante and Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Favorite book cover in 2012?

Telegraph AvenueTelegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Defending JacobBest Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else?

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Most beautifully written book read in 2012?

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2013?

2013And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid and The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

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