***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)
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?
Back to You by Priscilla Glenn not only ripped out my heart and made me cry, but I never saw it coming. Amazing love story and one of my TOP favorites.
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 J.R. Ward, and can't wait to meet the other brothers. The MC Sinners series by Bella Jewel had me sighing and drooling a whole lot! Those bikers are hot. I discovered this series this year and finished it this year.
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?
Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?
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 Trish Doller was phenomenal. The power of forgiveness and family shines through. But I related to Vain a whole lot too -- her trip to Africa and falling in love with the country made my heart ache (in a good way).
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally 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?
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!
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 Madeline Sheehan are side characters and they have a dark yet beautiful story; Katsa and Po from Graceling; Hadley and Oliver in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Friendship – Bailey and Fern in Making Faces; Will Grayson and Tiny Cooper in Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
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?
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 Rachel Van Dyken and a scene in Calmly, Carefully, Completely by Tammy Falkner, both jerked at my heart strings.
Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?
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 Lisa Tawn Bergren -- I don't want this series to end! But, at the same time, I can't wait to get my hands on this book. I also read a teaser from Reaper's Legacy by Joanna Wylde and now I'm about to bust to see what's going to happen next.
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 Kathleen Hale
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?