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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ™‚