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A Tribute to 2014 Reading: End of Year Survey

Hello! Happy new year & all that! Most of the weekend, I’ve been exclaiming in disbelief how this is all possible. Fastest year ever, right? My final duty of 2014 is always feeling out the End of Year Survey. It’s so much fun, but also hard to wrap my head around the 180 books I […]

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January 23, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Alexa S. - So grateful for our friendship, E! Also grateful that I can always count on you to mention books that I haven’t heard about or much about anyway on your survey. Love that you continue to encourage me to push my boundaries with your reading suggestions <3

January 4, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I am going to track down some Taylor Jenkins Reid this year, since I keep seeing her books featured on these best of 2014 survey/lists! And, of course, I always trust your recommendations =) And if you figure out how to get two more hours into the day, please let me know! I would also benefit from more hours in my day =P

January 4, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - I loved the Song Girls in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, especially the relationship between Kitty and Lara Jean. I can’t wait for the sequel (though until this week I thought it was a standalone…whoops)

January 4, 2015 - 9:47 am

Annette - I really liked Sex & Violence, and I like Mesrobian’s writing, but I couldn’t finish Perfectly Good White Boy. It may have been the mood I was in or something…

Great list. I enjoyed hearing about your faves.

January 4, 2015 - 9:46 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - I’ve yet to read any of your best books of 2014 *hides* but they are sound so great and many I hope to get to v. soon! The good thing: I have an excuse since 4/6 are diverse titles 😉 #win Can’t wait for Sun to arrive in my mailbox.

So glad you’re a fan of All the Boys; sorry you now have to wait with the rest of us for #2.

So looking forward to hoisting #DiversityDive with you guys!

I love how you make me even more excited for books I want to read and bring ones to my attention I may have overlooked. It’s always dangerous stopping by, but so worth it :)

January 4, 2015 - 9:28 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I still need to read Everything Leads to You! I really want to listen to is via audiobook, but I don’t think there is an audiobook. I love the cover too. So pretty.

Goodbye to 2014 + End of Year Book Survey | Magan

Hello, friends! Happy last day of 2014! I wish you the happiest New Years Eve and hope you have incredible plans tonight. Dustyn and I will be staying in, playing games, and ringing in the new year in a very low key way. 2014 was full of amazing new firsts, lots of incredible books, less […]

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January 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Alexa S. - Loved reading your survey, M! As always, we have very similar book picks for the year, which I LOVE. I’ve read most of the ones you’ve highlighted (and loved them), and for the ones I haven’t, I’m definitely taking notes and looking them up at the library 😉 Here’s to hoping 2015 is an amazing year, for reading + blogging + life!

January 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

When You Relate to a Character You Don't Like, Magan - […] vowed to get caught up on Miranda Kinneally’s work in my 2014 End of Year Book Survey. It’s something Estelle’s been asking me to do (and that I also really want to do). I […]

January 4, 2015 - 9:30 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - I loved a lot of these, too–Open Road Summer, All the Boys and 17 First Kisses! I still need to get round to I’ll Give You the Sun and Isla and actually can’t believe I haven’t read them yet, considering how much I was anticipating them. Long story. Good news, Sun is ordered and on it’s way!

I think I remember your review of Head of the Review, but I’m off to give it another read to refresh. I totally get not being a big re-reader. There’s always so many new books to discover (+ other reasons). Oh, and I LOVED your post on friendship.

January 2, 2015 - 4:40 pm

L.C. Spoering - I love surveys! You’re far more insightful than I can be, though, nice work!

Have to agree most on Nick and Amy in Gone Girl. I still find myself stopping and thinking HOLY CRAP WHAT WAS THAT.

December 31, 2014 - 10:56 am

Brianna - Well, you’ve convinced me to move All the Bright Places up on my list. I just started Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches, but I’ll read All the Bright Places after that.

December 31, 2014 - 9:01 am

Emma @ Miss Print - *clap* I am always super excited to see To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before getting lots of love (and reading the rest of the answers in surveys like this). Here’s to another great year!

December 31, 2014 - 8:07 am

Tawney Bland - Wonderful post! I have to agree that Heir of Fire and We We’re Liars. I do love your post Lola’s bedroom decor. It was so unique and fun. I can’t wait to see what you bring next year!

Magan’s Farewell to 2013

I just can’t even … how is today the last day of 2013? I’m flabbergasted, really. So much of what I anticipated for 2013 turned out to be completely different, and my reading life was certainly altered so much by the arrival of our foster daughter. Solid reading time became more of a challenge for […]

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January 6, 2014 - 7:07 pm

Alexa S. - I loved reading your survey, M! It makes me giddy/happy that Crown of Midnight is on your list of choices for best books (and can you imagine how much fun it will be to gush over Chaol in the next one?). And I definitely have to check out the books by Sara Zarr and Lindsey Leavitt! I also love that you were more personal with us this year, particularly when it came to your pregnancy and your foster daughter. As always, wishing you lots of love — and extra reading mojo too! <3

January 3, 2014 - 3:57 am

Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Book Blog) - I really liked Winger too!! And Rainbow Rowell became one of my fav new authors for sure. I mean FANGIRL!!! I’m glad you liked the Confessions of an Angry girl series. I swear it doesn’t get enough love and I really want the rest of the series to get picked up by the publisher! I love Tom Leveen, but need to read Manicpixiedreamgirl. It sounds like I would love it. (If you haven’t read Party, it’s really good.) Good luck with the new baby… I got a lot of reading done when I had my son, but don’t know if I got enough sleep that I would have been able to form sentences to describe what I read :) Happy 2014!

January 1, 2014 - 12:33 am

ashley - Oh you. I’m so glad we’ve become closer friends this year. Thank you cereal! <3

December 31, 2013 - 9:25 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - You are amazing! I know that you will embrace life with your new little one with the same grace and ease that you’ve applied to everything else thus far. And, honestly? I think I had more reading time when Marko was super little…except that I was tired more ;). It’s all about balance, and I’m sure you’ll find yours in no time! I, for one, can’t WAIT to meet your new little one! I’m sure that Baby B can hang on for you to finish Ignite Me 😉

December 31, 2013 - 8:17 pm

alisa selene - I loved Eleanor &Park, Fangirl! She is awesome!

December 31, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Lisa Schensted - I wish you ALL OF THE LUCK finding balance in 2014 with blogging and posting and being a newborn’s mama! YOU CAN DO IT.

Estelle’s End of the Year Survey (So Long 2013)

I love the End of the Year Survey + I loathe the End of the Year survey because it’s so difficult to pick favorites, especially after reading 160 books this year. I’m going to try to do what I did last year which is answer each question as differently, as possible so I can get […]

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January 28, 2014 - 7:09 am

Judith - I’m really, really happy I found your blog and met you in 2013, E! <3 You are so sweet and I love talking books with you.

I don't know why I didn't mark that passage from Just One Day (I don't even remember it!) but it's so beautiful. To be honest, I could just quote that entire book. You're also really making me want to read How To Love.

And I wish I lived closer so we could meet as well. The pics you took with all those other lovely bloggers are so great!

January 6, 2014 - 10:46 pm

Alexa S. - You know what? I’m one of those people that immediately adds books to my TBR right after you share them for Big Kids’ Table. Maybe I should make it a point to read at least one from each batch you recommend this year…

Also, I am insanely jealous you’ve met Cassie in person. I’m of a mind to make sure it happens that she and I get to meet in person this year too!

Other things… I look forward to hanging out more with you in 2014, since I feel like we didn’t get to do that enough after I left in August. I foresee shenanigans – Disney, bookish or Broadway – in our future. Lots of love for you, E! <3

December 31, 2013 - 10:45 am

The (Half) Year of Openly Straight | Bill Konigsberg Online - […] Rather Be Reading: Top 10 Best Books of 2013 (Rafe Goldberg also wins Most Memorable Character) […]

December 31, 2013 - 12:01 am

Rather Be Reading: Magan's Farewell to 2013 - […] precious (does that even make sense?). Hopefully I can give you some solid recommendations, but Estelle’s End of Year Survey just rocked my socks off with all the variety. Be sure to revisit hers for even more book recs! And […]

December 30, 2013 - 9:57 am

Alisa Selene - The Time Between Us sounds really cool! I need to check it out! Happy New Year!

December 29, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Jessika Michaelangelo - I love this list. You answered each question so thoughtfully, and as a (relatively) new follower, I found some books and posts that I hadn’t had a chance to read before. This blog has been such an inspiration to me as a new blogger, I love it. You girls are both so genuine and I know I can trust your thoughts on books.

Anyway, happiest of New Years to you both :)

P.S. I am TOTALLY jealous that you got to meet Lauren Graham! That is an awesome picture!

December 28, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I’m with you on this series being exhausting to fill out, but I LOVED reading your answers!!!! Also, I just ordered a copy of How to Love, solely based on your love for the book (and Magan’s too, of course). Pregnancy books are a little unnerving now, but since I know Magan loved it too, I’m excited to give it a go!

Also, thank you for the shout-out on my review!!! It was one of my favourites of the year :)

Finally, I, too, succumbed to Cassie’s book pushing on Nowhere But Home, but it’s sitting on my shelves…I’ve seen it pop up on a few surveys so far, so I’m looking foward to savouring it in the new year.

Can’t wait for more amazing posts for you lovely ladies! And, of course, to meet Baby B!!!!! That’s one of my most highly anticipated moments of 2014 for sure!

December 28, 2013 - 6:12 am

Cassie - TOTALLY read that whole thing and now think I have to read LCD Love Story and Tamara Ireleland Stone ASAP. You are so sweet and so happy we became friends this year. You made me tear up! Lucky for me its 6am so no one noticed 😉

December 27, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Sara (of The Page Sage) - I loved reading your answers! OCD Love Story sounds great and I really need to read Two Boys Kissing already! Reality Boy definitely deserves more attention- the characters are so well-crafted. Rafe is an awesome character because he makes so many mistakes and Fangirl is definitely worth a reread.

Recaptains is so cool- Series Sisters is a similar site.

December 27, 2013 - 2:16 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I’m going to leave you a bunch of annoying comments as I read your survey…thank you for reaffirming my decision not to read The Fault In Our Stars…I really need to read Starstruck…I can’t wait for you to read Elana K. Arnold’s other books either!…I guess I have to read OCD A Love Story…thank for the shout out, I’m so glad I met you virtually and in real life this year! And I love that we can disagree, those are the best type of friendships, IMO!

December 27, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Christina @ Allodoxophobia - What an amazing post! And thank you so much for the shout out :) I’m so glad we found each other this year. Perhaps we’ll get to meet in person in 2014!

December 27, 2013 - 11:11 am

Meg - Aw, loved this post — and can feel my TBR expanding as we speak! Thank you so much for the mention, too — brought a huge smile to my face. I’m hoping I get much more reading done in 2014… this wasn’t my year for books! Eek. But I have plenty of novels to keep me occupied starting in January!

December 27, 2013 - 10:38 am

Lily - I really need to get my hands on The Vow by Jessica Martinez since I loved both her previous books but just haven’t gotten around to reading this one. Nice list you’ve got here, it sounds like you read a lot of books this year that you really enjoyed.

Lily @ a lilysbookblog

December 27, 2013 - 10:11 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I love doing this survey, too, even though it takes so long to complete. It really helps me reflect on my reading and blogging for the year.

Anyway, I couldn’t list only one favorite for the year either. But I think that’s a good thing. It means we read s a lot of AMAZING books this year. So yay!

I haven’t read any of your favorites this year (shame on me) but Wringer is at the top of my TBR list. I think I’m going to listen to the audiobook. I just love the cover for that book, too.

I’ve been really curious about The Time Between Us series, but Time Travel freaks me out a bit. Although, you say the same thing, and you did love these books, so I’m thinking I should give them a try.

You read so many books this year! 160! I’m not exactly sure how many I read because I also include all the picture books I read on my Goodreads challenge. I mean they are books, but I can read them in 5-10 minutes.

Anyway, I’m pretty excited about next year.

Estelle: 2012 End of the Year Survey (Yay!)

Oh man, how did we get to December 20th already? I feel like last December was just a blink away. (Is the accelerated speed of the year a sign of old age? I hope not!) I’m here with my answers to Jamie’s third annual year wrap up. I love this girl but gee, does she […]

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December 30, 2012 - 12:00 am

Magan's Shelve It on Rather Be Reading: December 30, 2012 - […] of Rosie and Skate by Beth Ann Bauman ♥ Review of The Glass Collectors by Robert C. Tabs ♥ Estelle’s 2012 End of Year Survey ♥ Review of The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer ♥ Magan’s 2012 End […]

December 29, 2012 - 10:49 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - AGAIN, I could comment on every single thing you’ve mentioned in this blog post. But I’m CHOOSING to mention This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers. It’s funny that you mention YOU reading a zombie book! I would’ve picked it BECAUSE it was a zombie book. 2012 was the year that I began to read the contemporary genre. I challenged myself to read 12 contemps this year and I’ve read about 50 or maybe a few more by now, so YEAH, I think I’ve fallen in love with the contemps. I mention this because of Courtney Summers. Part of my love for contemps is my love for her writing. I started with her zombie book and have been working backward…her writing is just gorgeous. In fact, I think that book reads almost like a contemp + zombie = zombie lite.

Fun blog post, E! Seriously, I could talk about everything, but I won’t. :)

December 27, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Kelly @ Belle of the Literati - Lovely survey!! I have heard so many great things about Tiger Lily I had to pick it up, so excited to read! Great post! :)

December 27, 2012 - 10:44 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - Oh my, I’ve only read one of your top reads of the year! I guess I have some reading to do!

Uh oh, Tiger Lily! I’ve heard a ton of good things too. I’ll probably wait for the buzz to die down some more before I dive in.

This Is Not a Test surprised me as well, and I really hope you read more graphic novels!

Huh. You don’t like series books? Interesting. I totally get it, but I could not give them up.

From What I Can Remember made you sad? O_o

December 26, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Alexa Y. - Great answers E! I love how you chose an amazing range of books (most of which I haven’t read yet, but I promise I will!). As always, I want to give you the BIGGEST hug ever – you’re such an inspiration to me, and such an amazing friend. My life would be very different had we not met up early on this year, and I do mean that. Love you! xo

December 22, 2012 - 11:17 pm

Lisa the Nerd - Oh man, Graffiti Moon was really good, wasn’t it? I kinda forgot as I read it near the beginning of the year but I was ALL ABOUT IT.

I’m totally with you with the simple challenges for 2013. But honestly allow me to give you a HELL YEAH for the 160 books you read this year! That is BANANAS and so rad.

December 22, 2012 - 6:48 pm

J.H. Trumble - Estelle, thank you for sharing your passion for books and for reading. all you do to promote great books and reading. My sincerest gratitude to you! Have a wonderful holiday season. J

December 21, 2012 - 7:04 am

Lori - I want to read so many of your favorites! Somehow I haven’t bought a book since October (I have no idea how this happened) but What Happens Next is going to be my very first purchase after Christmas. I’ve also had Dreamland Social Club on my shelf since it came out! I’m making it a priority in 2013. I can’t wait to see what you think of Speechless. I loved it so much!

I think I’ve mentioned just a couple of times that I love you two and this is one of my most favorite blogs. So I’m thrilled that I’m on your list. :)

December 21, 2012 - 4:53 am

Hemborgwife - You always have been intrigued about books out of my normal reading zone so I think your top books of the year will be on my list for 2013!

Also in regard to classic those are not really my strong point either but I have loved finding books published in the 20’s and 30’s and seeing how much the world has changed!

December 20, 2012 - 11:25 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Another great end-of-year survey! Just like Magan’s, I found myself saying “yes, yes, YES!” to so many of the books listed on your list. And those that I haven’t yet read are totally going on my TBR list, since we have such similar reading tastes.

I hear you about reading some more adult literature though… I feel like I read a TON of YA this year, but not that many “big kid” books. Definitely on the horizon for next year, as well as reading some of those books that are just collecting dust on my shelves. I kind of have the opposite problem — I borrow books from the library instead of reading the ones on my shelves =P

December 20, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Rachel - Ahh you mentioned so many great books. But I did notice that out of the 9 you listed for “Best Book You Read In 2012” .. I only read 4 of them! I should fix that and read the rest :) I’m especially curious about Endangered and Between Me & You.

Also, thanks for the shoutout!

December 20, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Cynthia - Soooo many books on your survey that I haven’t read and must to my list. I did read Graffiti Moon though and loved it!!! I must get Second Chance Summer, it’s been highly recommended now by three people. =D

December 20, 2012 - 1:19 pm

Rachel - Great survey! Thanks so much for the shoutout :)

December 20, 2012 - 12:56 pm

elena - ikwym about aussie lit. SO GOOD and so poignant, how do they do ittttt. also holla for having the same fav book by an author we’ve read previously. LOVE morgan matson. <3 looooved meeting you, of course, and i really hope we can do it again soon! also, ha to the thing about if you talked to us, you've rec'd one of those books cos it's so true. i love that they're such estelle books and i love that you read books that aren't as popular. i appreciate that you bring them to my attention. x

December 20, 2012 - 10:45 am

Anna - Here’s to a beautiful year! xo

December 20, 2012 - 10:04 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Are you talking about Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway? I really want to see that, but if I go to NYC again anytime soon, I will see Newsies again. I have seen it twice, but seriously, one can’t see it too many times.

Anyway, back to Peter and the Starcatcher – that play is based on a book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson called Peter and the Starcatchers. Have you read? It is a MG book. It’s actually a series. I highly recommend them, especially as audiobooks which are narrated by Jim Dale!

December 20, 2012 - 9:18 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Estelle, I have thoroughly enjoyed talking all things books with you over the past year. You have caused me to buy quite a few ebooks on a whim, haha. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts on what you read. As I’ve said before, your words have inspired me to be a better writer :)

Magan: 2012 End of Year Book Survey

The lovely Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner hosts the Annual End of Year Book Survey. Jamie asks the questions and we answer! Estelle and I are each doing separate posts so we can share whatever we’d like. Be on the lookout for Estelle’s answers later this week! Best In Books 2012 1. Best Book […]

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December 29, 2012 - 10:58 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - 1. I feel like I just wrote a novel on E’s end of the year survey about This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers. I talked about how I would’ve chosen it BECAUSE it was a zombie book because the contemps were new to me but I fell in absolute love with her beautiful one-of-a-kind writing and now I’m working my way backward thru her books. I LOVE that you both mention that book. So fun!

2. Re-reading. I’m an obsessive re-reading. My husband Mike thinks I’m the weirdest person ever because at any given time I’m re-reading several books and reading-for-the-first time AT LEAST one. I’m such a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants emotional reader, and re-reading books I’ve LOVED before makes me feel good. I also love re-reading on audio. So, YAY for re-reading. Do it in 2013! Especially the Book #1’s and Books #2’s for the next books coming out. I LOVE DOING THAT. In fact, I have a little problem with doing that – like, I neglect activities of daily living in order to do that. He. He. :)

3. I’ve put off reading the Delirium Trilogy until the final book comes out because I’ve heard the cliffhangers are so pesky. So I’m super excited that I can start that series soon! YAY for that!!

Super fun survey, M! I love this blog – both your stuff and Estelle’s stuff. Every time I come here, it just makes me immensely happy to read what you girls write. And you both make my to-read pile grow taller. I love it. :)

December 20, 2012 - 1:10 pm

elena - YOU LOOK QT IN ALL THESE PICS! hooray for morgan matson love, she is sooo lovely omg. :3 you had such a great year and i hope NEXT YEAR i will get to meet you. please read requiem soon, i am dying to discuss it. AAAND i still need to read sara zarr, geez. thank you for your friendship & kind words & i can’t wait to see what next year brings. :)

December 19, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - Yay! The Ruby Oliver books! I just read them about a week ago, the full series in a week. That person who didn’t return book four deserves to go to the special hell, because it is so sad you didn’t get to finish!

December 19, 2012 - 6:24 am

Lori - You have so many books on your favorites list that I still need to read. *adds them all to TBR* I’m kind of thrilled that you were wrong about Delirium. It’s one of my favorite books EVER. I’m happy you rediscovered it. I wish you would have liked The Disenchantments more, but I definitely understand. It was very different than I was expecting. Have you read Hold Still? Love that book! It’s heartbreaking and beautiful. Really, the trailer for it makes me cry.

And YES to Finnikin! Read it! Froi too! I can’t wait for the last book. If you guys do a group read let me know. I could be easily convinced to reread.

December 19, 2012 - 12:00 am

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - Magan, you’re the only person I’ve met who loves Unbreak My Heart just as much as I do! So excited to find your blog (thanks to Jamie @ The Perpetual Pageturner). Can’t wait to read more.

Second Chance Summer is on my shelf and I’ve been dying to get to it. It’s killing me that I haven’t yet…

Thanks for the recs! I’m following now…And if Estelle is reading, apparently, we need to talk about Zac Efron!

December 18, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Magaaaaaan — your comment just MADE MY NIGHT. You are one of the kindest and sweetest people that I have ever met, and we totally need to meet in real life one day =)

Also, your survey is AWESOME. I share your love for Second Chance Summer and Courtney Summers (thank you thank you for introducing both of these to me!) I’ve JUST discovered Sara Zarr in the last week, and I am in LOVE. I can’t wait to read everything she’s every written. I want to say yes, yes, YES to everything in your whole survey, but I’ll comment on just one last thing: I totally share your sentiments on Requiem. I’m excited, but nervous too — how will the story end? And how will I feel when that whole saga is OVER?

December 18, 2012 - 7:33 pm

VeganYANerds - I am so, so glad you loved I’ll Tell You Mine, hun! It makes me so happy when I send a copy overseas and the recipient loves it! I can’t wait for more of Pip’s work and will happily send you her next book!

Also, I am stoked that you love Sara Zarr too! Her books had been on my to-read list for a while but I didn’t read any until this year and her writing is just amazing!!

December 18, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Lisa [is busy nerding] - Looking through your top books of the year I’m like “yes! yes! want to read that! loved that!” Good taste, my friend.

Having just finished Amy & Roger, I’m SO READY for more Morgan Matson! Good to hear you loved SCS because as previously stated, I tend to adore what you do!

I still have to read Cinder. I KNOW. I know.

FYI – the adoration is clearly mutual. Let’s read Finnikin of the Rock together okay? Great.

December 18, 2012 - 11:39 am

Alexa Y. - I love you Magan! It was truly a pleasure to get to meet you this year, and I certainly hope we can hang out even more in the future. You’ve been such an awesome friend, and book pusher, and just all around talented individual, and I certainly consider you (and E) an inspiration! <3

December 18, 2012 - 10:50 am

Cynthia - I really need to read Second Chance Summer, don’t I?! lol!! I love it when people are so enthusiastic about a certain book. I’ll definitely be looking for that one. And I have How to Save A Life on my tbr pile, I’ll be moving it up to the top now. I’m currently reading What’s Left of Me and even though I really liked the beginning of it I’m starting to put it down more and more.. I’m wondering if it’s going to end up being a disappointment now and should I even bother to continue reading it. =/

December 18, 2012 - 9:44 am

Anna - 1. I love this post. 2. Top goal of 2013? MEET MAGAN AND ESTELLE. Let’s make it happen, yo! <3

December 18, 2012 - 8:59 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Oh Magan, I loved reading this. I feel like you and I got to experience a lot of bookish greatness together this year! Being at TLA with you, getting a copy of Insurgent, & meeting Veronica Roth = AMAZING. I will always remember that :) I love your enthusiasm for books & reading. It fuels my own reading hunger!! When I look back on 2012, the book that will always make me think of you… Unbreak My Heart. It was one of my favorites read this year & I have you to thank for that.

December 18, 2012 - 8:11 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Thank goodness! *hugs* Good to know I’m not the only one The Disenchantments let down. Seriously thought I was moslty alone there. I loved Second Chance Summer and My Life Next Door too! I’ve yet to read Sara Zarr but soon! I think 2013 will be the year I try her :) That Sweethearts quote? BEAUTIFUL. Which Zarr book do you think is best start with? I read Delirium this year and loved the beginning but felt kinda ‘meh’ about the rest of it. Hmm, intriguing (but awesome news!) that you loved it the second time round! Before I Fall! Though we had a bit of a rough start, I loved it as it went on and THAT ENDING. *sobs* Speechless was amazing and Hannah Harrington is an author who always amazes me! You met Ginger? Lucky you! She is so awesome and one of my favourite bloggers! Also, you met Morgan Matson and she knew who you were? I’m grinning crazy right now because that is off the charts amazing! 😀

December 18, 2012 - 7:43 am

Hemborgwife - I also set 115 as my goal and am currently half way through my 99th so I think I will maybe be about 8 books short but o well!

I loved reading this review and I think I might do something similar on my blog even though it is not a book one and many of the books I read were old but they need love too!

December 18, 2012 - 7:15 am

April Books & Wine - My biggest takeaway from this is that I need to read Second Chance Summer and lucky me, Shanyn got it for me as a Christmas gift! OH OH and How To Save A Life!

ALSO ALSO, Lisa is THE BEST! Seriously, that girl is one of my favorite bloggers and people ever.

Looks like you had a superb year :-)