Thursday, January 2, 2014

End of Year Book Survey – 2013

***This survey was created by Perpetual Page Turner***

This seemed like a good way to reflect back through my reading year. I read 90 books this year, so many of these questions have more than one answer. I just couldn't narrow it down that far, but what book nerd can?


Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

New Adult -- Making Faces by Vain by Ten Tiny Breaths by Back to You by

Contemporary YA The Fault in Our Stars by If I Stay by

Historical Fiction – Outlander by

ParanormalWolfsbane by

FantasyGraceling by Daughter of Smoke & Bone by

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Sometimes It Lasts by


Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?

Back to You by

Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?

I recommended Making Faces and The Fault in our Stars to my RLFs. And from the feedback I got, it was a success.

Best series you discovered in 2013?

Adult Romance Series -- I read the first in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by The MC Sinners series by

Also, Ten Tiny Breaths has been an excellent series so far. Love Tucker's writing style.

Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

Amy Harmon and KA Tucker

Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?

The MC Sinners pushed a lot of my boundaries. Also, Find You in the Dark by

Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

I lost MANY hours of sleep reading the McCabe Trilogy by

Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Back to You -- I want to know if I'll cry again. And I wouldn't mind re-reading The Fault in Our Stars before the movie.

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013?


Most memorable character in 2013?

Ian from Vain stole my heart. But I have to -- have to -- mention Bailey from Making Faces. I also really enjoyed being inside of Cain's head during Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker.

Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

Daughter of Smoke and Bones blew me away. Such beautiful prose and craftmanship of the plot.


Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?

Where the Stars Still Shine by

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read?

Can't believe it took me till 2013 to meet the green-eyed alien from Obsidian by JLA. My Initial thoughts and why it took me so long to read.

Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013?

So many. But the writing in Daughter of Smoke of Bone is poetic and so romantic:

They stood like that for a long time and they were quiet but their blood and nerves and butterflies were not --- they were rampantly live, rushing and thrumming in a wild and perfect melody matched note for note.

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Shortest– Existence by

Longest — Outlander -- 850 pages, but worth every mintue spent reading.

Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!

The "beating" moment in Outlander. Actually Outlander had a few WTF moments. Slave by


Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc.)

Romance - (this one could on and on..) Eleanor & Park won me over; Augustus and Hazel from The Fault in our Stars -- gah, my heart; Dirty and Ellie from Unattainable by Katsa and Po from Graceling; Hadley and Oliver in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by

FriendshipBailey and Fern in Making Faces; Will Grayson and Tiny Cooper in Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Family — all the Merrick brother moments in Secret by I'm Not Her by

Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

I finished the VA series in 2013, but I started it in 2012. And Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by

Best Book You Read In 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:

I only picked up Making Faces because my friends on Goodreads kept raving about the amazing story. Thank you, Goodreads friends!

Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

It was the year of Romance and New Adult. And the year of bikers. Oh yes, easily, the year of bikers.

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?

Jamie from Outlander. Muff from the MC Sinners. The McCade brothers. Ian from Vain. Michael Delaney from Back to You.

Best 2013 debut you read?


Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?

Daughter of Smoke and Bones = incredible world building.

Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?

Catching Jordan by

Also, Dare You To by was a lot of fun becuse it was my first ever ARC from NetGalley. I was ecstatic.

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?

Back to You made me ugly cry. The Fault in Our Stars and Making Faces also makes the tears list. Ruin by Calmly, Carefully, Completely by

Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?

Crow's Row by Something Like Normal by

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2013 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2014?

Divergent is a must. Can't see the upcomming movie if I've not read the book.

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014 (non-debut)?

Deluge (River of Time #4) by Reaper's Legacy by

2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Maybe not most, but it's late and this is what comes to mind: No One Else Can Have You by

Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?

Isla & the Happily Ever After -- seriously how long have we been waiting for this book? Not much longer now till we get to read the ending to this great series.

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2014?

Read the next book in the Outlander series. They're huge books, and sequels to books I loved make me nervous anyway.

If you took the time to read all of that...just let me say THANK YOU and bless ya. I know it was long. Please link up your own post in the comments, and I'll be sure to stop by. Also, did you agree or match up on anything?





  1. Out of your best books, I've read Ten Tiny Breaths; which I really enjoyed! I've also read TFIOS, which I also enjoyed and If I Stay, which is still one of my favourite books.

    This has also given me lots of books that I want to read. I'm very excited by the sound of Back To You, it sounds really great. I also want to start the Outlander series, have heard so many amazing things about that series. Great answers :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Back to You is fabulous! I'll be curious to see what you think of it though, if you pick it up anytime soon. It may just have been that this book lined up with my life/emotions perfectly at the time.