Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 End of Year Book Survey

best books 2013 end of year survey

Although I really should be writing reviews, I couldn't help but do The Perpetual Page-Turner's End of Year Book Survey! Check out my 2013 Best in Books, and find out a little of what I'm looking forward to in 2014!

Best YA book 2013

1. Best Book You Read In 2013 (by Genre)?

Contemporary YA: The Distance Between Us (Kasie West)
Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic: Cinder (Marissa Meyer)
Historical Fiction: Curtsies & Conspiracies (Gail Carriger) (Okay, it's technically alternate historical fic, but that's as close as I'm gonna get to historical fic this year)
Paranormal: Transparent (Natalie Whipple)
Science Fiction: These Broken Stars (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner) (This probably wins Best Book as well - seriously, if you haven't read it yet, get to it pronto!)
Fantasy: Splintered (A.G. Howard)

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

Frozen (Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston) - OH THE DESPAIR

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

Arclight (Josin L. McQuein) - Had zero expectations and it blew me away.

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

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Gail Carriger)

 5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

Lunar Chronicles (Marissa Meyer)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

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

Insomnia (J.R. Johansson) - Psychological thrillers are rarely my thing, but I'm glad I tried this one!

 8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

These Broken Stars (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner)

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

The False Prince (Jennifer A. Nielsen) - So I can binge-read the entire trilogy!

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

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

11. Most memorable character in 2013? 

Cinder from Cinder (Marissa Meyer)

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

These Broken Stars (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner)

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

These Broken Stars (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner)

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

Cinder (Marissa Meyer)

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

“...Oh god. I'm one of those girls."
"What girls?" he asked, perplexed.
"Those girls. The ones in all those books and TV shows. Some dumb high school girl falls in love with some supernatural guy, and he's all, 'Behold, I am five million years old!' and she's all, 'Oh my god, how can you ever love pathetic little me!' and he's like, 'Because of destiny!' or whatever. It's just so...ew. You know?”

--The Art of Wishing (Lindsay Ribar)

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

A quick guess is: 

Shortest: Pawn (Aimee Carter)
Longest: Tandem (Anna Jarzab)

 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!

The climax of Splintered (A.G. Howard)

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

Scarlet and Wolf from Scarlet (Marissa Meyer)

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

School Spirits (Rachel Hawkins)

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

Cinder (Marissa Meyer)

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

YA Dystopian

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

Oliver from The Art of Wishing (Lindsay Ribar)

23. Best 2013 debut you read?

Pivot Point (Kasie West)

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

These Broken Stars (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner)

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

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Gail Carriger)

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

These Broken Stars (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner)

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

Transparent (Natalie Whipple) and The Art of Wishing (Lindsay Ribar) - Both are awesome stories I read twice this year. Highly recommend!!


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

Unhinged (A.G. Howard)

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

The Winner's Curse (Marie Rutkoski)

3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Hungry (H.A. Swain)

4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?

The Selection series: The One (Kiera Cass)

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

Read more! 100 books read in 2014, here I come!!

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So that's my 2013 Survey! Not surprising, These Broken Stars won seven times (such a phenomenal read!). Did you read any of the books I mentioned? What did you think of them? And if you did the Survey, link up in the Comments!


  1. I have not read your big winner, but I will put it on my list of TBR. It looks fabulous.

  2. Okay I seriously need to read These Broken Stars! I'm also going to read Kasie West's books for sure this 2014. I also enjoyed reading Cinder, but still need to read Scarlet and Cress. I am also anticipating for The One! I really enjoyed The Selection, and I thought it wasn't that bad. It was such a fun read.

  3. You've mentioned so many amazing books! There are so many on your list that I still haven't read but am dying too! Especially the Lunar Chronicles, I have heard nothing but good things about that series. I also just got Pivot Point for Christmas and I'm very excited to read that one, glad to see you love Kasie West. I'm also waiting for The Winner's Curse, that book looks soooo good :)

    Great answers! My End of Year Survery