Wednesday, January 1, 2014

4th Annual End of Year Books Survey 2013

2013 End of Year Book Survey
Created by Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner

1. 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)

It's so hard to pick just one. So I'm going to pick a couple of different genre's just so I don't miss them all. 
Unicorns - Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst - I found it captivating and hard to put down. 
Time Travel - Marking Time by April White - This one has it all vampires, time travel romance and even Jack the Ripper. 
Vampires - Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead - Loved them all. 
New Adult - Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - Loved the book!!!! One of my top 5
Cute Romance - Have Gown, Will Wed by Killian McRae - I found the whole story cute!

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

I'm really good at seeing the positive in every book. I did have one I was super excited about but ended up DNF because it wasn't for me.   Rewrite Redemption by J.H. Walker. I've picked this book up several times but can't seem to find the love I had before I started it. 

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

I was impressed by how well done The Ward by Jordana Frankel. I found the story from start to finish captivating one of my favorite new Dystopian books. 

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

Marking Time by April White - It was my favorite book of the year. It's a clean fast paced book. I loved it. 

 5. Best series you discovered in 2013?
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - I read the first then a few months later I read the last 5. I loved them. I can't wait for the movie, and looking forward to reading Bloodlines. 

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

Kimberly Krey the author of Evie's Knight & Cassie's Cowboy Crave - She's a fantastic author. I loved her books and I'm looking forward to her next one.  Her books are sweet romance that leave you with awww moments. 

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

I read Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling at my hubby's pushing. I'm not a fan of reading typical male character least of all young one so this one was out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed the book and plan to read the rest of the series one day. 

 8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

Scorched by Mari Mancusi - It was one of those stories I just couldn't put down. 

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

 Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I'm planning on re-reading Obsidian when I read the rest of the series. I loved the aliens concept. 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013?

11. Most memorable character in 2013? 
I read so many amazing books over the course of 2013. With so many fantastic characters so picking one is hard but when I think about it there is one character that I think is the most memorable for me America from The Selection and The Elite. I'm dying to read the conclusion of her story. 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

I think the most beautiful book I read in 2013 would be Ice by Sarah Beth Durst. It's a beautiful story a must read. Plus it's a re-telling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. 

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013? 

Always and Forever by Karla J. Nellenbach is the story about a girl dying with cancer. It's one of those books that changes your life. It's an emotional read the pulls at your heartstrings till the very end. 

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

I can't believe I waited till 2013 to read Divergent by Veronica Roth! Loved it!

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

 "You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love."
Rose from Vampire Academy Frostbite Richelle Mead about Dimitri. 

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Longest - Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Shortest - Christmas Kismet by Jemma Grey 

 17. 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!

My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White
“He was.” We were quiet for a moment. I looked down at my hand on Chad’s arm. It had been a mistake to put it there. I wanted to do right by Chad and it was getting harder and harder to keep things light and casual. I meant to move my hand. I really did. And then I didn’t have to, because Chad moved both of his hands. One arm still rested on the table but the other came up behind my neck, under my hair. Slowly he pulled me close. I could have pulled away, but I didn’t. Instead I let him kiss me. Even then, I meant to pull away, but my heart was racing and his lips felt so nice I didn’t want to move. So I kissed him back instead. And then he rested his forehead against mine, his hand still behind my neck and told me I was amazing. So I put my arms around him and kissed him again.

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

I love Hadley & Oliver they are so sweet in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
I also have a fond spot for Laney & Evan as best friends in Emerge by S.E. Hall
Lilac & Tarver stole my heart they are so perfect together by These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman.
19. Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Fairies in My Fireplace by R.L. Naquin they just keep getting better. One of my favorite series. The covers are beautiful done just like the story. 

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

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones This one was suggested to me and I enjoyed it so much I picked up the next couple in the series. 

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?


22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?

Adrian Ivashkov from Vampire Academy first appearance Frostbite by Richelle Mead. He's just a great guy. 

23. Best 2013 debut you read?

PODs by Michelle K. Pickett is a great Zombie book my favorite debut. 

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

Deadtown by Nancy Holzer has an amazing world. 

25. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst One of those books you can't put down a captivating Vampire and Unicorn story that I finished in one afternoon. Plus I love the cute cover!!

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?

I'm a total sap so almost every happy ever after book brings a tear to my eye. So picking out one is like eating one potato chip. So last one that made me cry? Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry it was a brilliant book and I'm planning on reading the rest of the series. 

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

Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista - One of my favorite authors wrote one of the cutest books. She's not mainstream but I think her stuff is amazing!


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2013? 

My two favorite to creep on. 
Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous
Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva 

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2013? 
I've written a lot of reviews it's hard to just pick one. I've put my heart in to each one. Since I loved Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry and think my review was alright. I'm a perfectionist so I can always improve. 

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?

I'm kind of shy still in the blogging world so I've not had any real discussions yet but I hope to change that with the new year. 

4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else’s blog?

Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer wrote a fantastic review of Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Based on her review I purchased my own copy with the hopes of starting it soon. 

5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

None yet but I hope one day!

6. Best moment of book blogging/your book life in 2013?

Reading so many amazing books. 

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Most of my top posts are giveaways. 
I did have a tour that had a lot of views (Hunted)

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

That's tough I wish they all got more love =D

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

I found out about Edelweiss this year it opened a whole new world of books. 

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I overloaded 2013 with a bunch of challenges but I got several of them done. I'm hoping the new year to read more. 

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

Much Ado About Nothing by C.E. Wilson - This one I've had for the last month or so but I've been dying to give it a shot. One of my favorite Shakespeare plays. 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014 (non-debut)?
Night Broken by Patricia Briggs - I'm a die hard fan of this series. I just can't get enough so I'm dying for the new one. 

3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 I'm dying to read Hexed by Michelle Krys. It sounds like a great story however June is so far away. I can't wait. 

 4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?
The One by Kiera Cass - I'm really excited to see how this series will end. 

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

I hope to complete my goal this year of 200 books since I didn't finish it last year. I know silly but true. 

1 comment:

  1. So many great books I can't believe 2013 has come to an end. Here's to completing your goals in 2014.