Book Quiz

What was the best new (to you) author you discovered last year?

Jacques Ellul. I read The Technological Society and Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes

What was your favorite new (to you) series?

Mmm, I don’t know that I read that many series books.

Oh, duh. The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set

Best parenting book?

Charlotte Mason’s Towards a Philosophy of Education.

Book that made you cry?

Brave New World

Book that made you laugh out loud?

Friday’s Child, by Georgette Heyer

Book that totally changed your perspective on something?

Jacques Ellul’s Propaganda, and Descent into Hell, by Charles Williams

Best homeschool(ing) book?

Charlotte Mason’s books

Worst book that you managed to finish?

A free book on my Kindle, but I don’t recall the title.

Book with the best surprise plot twist?

The Hunger Games trilogy.

Best book-that-was-better-than-the-movie?

All books are better than the movie unless the movie is a musical. Then it’s a draw.

Most over-hyped book of the year?

I would guess the Shades of Gray series but since I didn’t read any of them, that may not be fair.

Best Bibliovore recommendation of the year?

10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t Help

Book you have recommended to the most people this year?

Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution

Best feel-good book of the year?

For me, a Grace Livingston Hill

Best childrens/young adult book of the year?

I started Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series, and I enjoyed it, but I didn’t finish it. I don’t think that’s the fault of the series, though. It’s for kids, btw, not adults.

Book you’ve been meaning to read for years and finally got to?

The Cloister and the Hearth

Read aloud that the family enjoyed the most?

We read Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, but our youngest two did not enjoy it at all.

Best cookbook/knitting/gardening/or other household how-to?

Weekend Homesteader: March series.

Best non-fiction?

A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature

Monk and manuscript

Best religion/theology/doctrine/philosophy?

Rule of St Benedict



Best political book?

The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised As Freedom

All-around best story of the year?
Taking the coward’s route and saying I don’t know.

What About You?

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