2013 End of Year Book Survey

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Hey, everyone! Sorry for the long lag between posts. What a year this has been! I didn’t read as many books as I would have liked, but I did find several that I love.  The Perpetual Page-Turner, located here, is hosting their 4th annual End of Year Book Survey. Here goes!

1. Best Book You Read In 2013? 

Attachements by Rainbow Rowell

This story was just adorable. I found myself flipping back through to read over different sections.

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

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

I fell in love with The Fault in Our Stars, but it took me forever to power through this one.  Just wasn’t into it.

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

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

I know I have talked non-stop about this book, but it is definitely one of my favorites.  I started it thinking it would just be a quick read, and became ridiculously attached to the characters.

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

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

This was a re-read, but I still can’t stop telling people to read it. This series is unlike many other vampire series. It is an absolute must-read.  I’m also very excited for the movie coming out in February. Read it. Now.

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5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

I was a late bloomer to this series. Truly fantastic. Yet another book-to-movie I’m anxiously awaiting.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

Really loved Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. I look forward to seeing what else she has up her sleeve. (Rainbow Rowell, I love you too!)

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

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

I typically avoid anything cancer related.  Call it a phobia. I just don’t like knowing what’s coming.  This book was not at all what I expected.  I loved it and immediately ordered the hard copy to add to my favorites shelf for future re-reads.

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

Deadly by Sara Shepard

This series has been rejuvenated for me. Couldn’t. Put. It. Down.

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

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

There’s just something about this book that has me itching to go back…

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

Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

I’m a sucker for anything medical with a humorous twist. She had me at toe-tag.

11. Most memorable character in 2013?

Adrian Ivashkov from the Bloodlines Series.

He makes me swoon. Enough said.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

This little book covered so many serious issues. I had to finish it in one sitting and then pour back over my favorite parts.

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

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

This book has so much going for it. It will make you question everything.

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

City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Amazing series. Haven’t watched the movie yet, but I loved the way Clare weaved this story.

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

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

-Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Longest is definitely Clockwork Princess. Shortest would probably be Collide by H.M. Ward. Silly novellas.

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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.)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth had me (and countless others) wtf-ing for days. I had to step away from reading all together to recover.

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

Beth and Jennifer from Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Their interactions are so cute and sometimes poignant. They are honest with each other in a way that most people avoid.  True friendship.

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

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

I seriously can’t get enough of Sydney and Adrian. The Fiery Heart had a little more happening between them, but I still liked this one a bit better with all the anticipation.

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

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I have mixed feelings about too many vampire books. It has to have a completely different take for me to enjoy it.  This one was unlike any I had read and I couldn’t put it down.

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

Obviously Young Adult. Can’t get enough.

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

Definitely Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars. I loved his humor and his never-ending pursuit of Hazel Grace.

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23. Best 2013 debut you read?

Ok so I couldn’t find a brand new author that I read. I really enjoyed the Selection by Kiera Cass. She released another book a few years ago, but I think this series put her on the map. Not anything groundbreaking, but I enjoy America and Maxon.

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

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

This book was ridiculous.  The world Yancey created was so in depth that I sometimes had to go back through passages to catch it all.  Truly amazing.

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

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I can’t help it. I love everything Rainbow Rowell touches. This book was super adorable and I loved the fandom action.  I’m not into that kind of stuff, but I liked peeking into it. Cather and Wren. I totally didn’t get it until it was pointed out to me. I’m incredibly dense sometimes.

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

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

If you didn’t cry or nearly cry in this book, something is wrong with you. Holy cow.

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

World After by Ee Susan

This series has amazing reviews. Everyone loves it. I can’t understand why I don’t hear or see more about it. What’s up with that?

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I think that covers my year pretty well. I hope to read a lot more books next year and write many more reviews. I got started with Her Novel Ideas kind of late in 2013. Here’s to a year filled with fabulous books and hopefully many new blog followers.

Happy New Year!
-Teri

 

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