Most romantic book – YA:
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater This was also one of my favorite reads of the year.
Most affecting books:
Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber – a lovely Anne-of-Green-Gables kind of book.
Most notable writing:
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan – sophisticated, literary and philosophical
Best book trailer:
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater – art and music done by the author herself
Most knockout ending (and Most Romantic – Adult):
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal – I was thrilled to have discovered this author.
Most Readable Non-Fiction:
Catherine The Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie – there is never a dull moment in this outstanding biography.
Most Frightening New Trend:
Quartets! Gaaaaah! It’s not bad enough we have had to suffer through waiting for trilogy parts, now there are four! It’s getting to be as bad as the ever-expanding number of blades in razors! I had great fun reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer; there’s a terrific female heroine, and a bang-up cliffhanger ending, but FOUR! That means TWO MORE CLIFFHANGERS! Gaaaaah!
Authors I had the most fun with this year:
Some Summary Stats
Total Number of Books Read: 202
Total Number of Books by Women: 125
Total young adult: 70
Total mystery/thriller: 63
Total non-fiction: 13
Others: lit, paranormal, scifi
Total Re-Reads: 8 (7 for earlier parts of trilogies, and 1 for book club selection)