End of Year Book Survey – 2013 Edition!

Hello gentle reader,

today I’m taking part in the 4th Annual End of Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner.

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This year I’ve read 28 fiction books so far, which is a little more than last year. I think I read more because of my Kindle, which allowed me to buy books for a really cheap price.

There are 27 questions in the survey, and I’ve picked the ones I felt I had a good answer for…

1. Best Book You Read In 2013?

ProxyPROXY by Alex London: this book is amazing and you should read it.

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

immortalbelovedukIMMORTAL BELOVED by Cate Tiernan: I loved the premise and was very disappointed by the whole plot and writing.

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

Shatter MeSHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi: I waited a while to read this one and I’m so glad I finally did!

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

AlteredALTERED by Jennifer Rush: because every YA reader can find something they like in this book.

5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

Clockwork PrincessTHE INFERNAL DEVICES by Cassandra Clare: I had never read anything by Cassie Clare before picking up this series. It’s not perfect but it’s definitely enjoyable.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

Masque of the Red DeathBethany Griffin (Author of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH and DANCE OF THE RED DEATH): I loved her writing and her retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s story. I can’t wait for THE FALL in 2014!

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

PROXY by Alex London: I don’t usually read Sci-Fi book.

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

ETERNITY_CURE_FRONTTHE ETERNITY CURE by Julie Kagawa: great pace, great plot, great characters.

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

Diviners-PB2THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray: I’ll probably read it again before LAIR OF DREAMS comes out.

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

SkylarkSKYLARK by Meagan Spooner: the book wasn’t as good as I expected, but I still love its cover.

11. Most memorable character in 2013?

dodgerterrypratchettDodger in DODGER by Terry Pratchett: a great male POV.

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

InsatiableINSATIABLE by Meg Cabot: this vampire book came out in 2010. I can’t believe I waited 3 years to cross it off my To-Be-Read list.

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Dennard - A Dawn Most WickedShortest: A DAWN MOST WICKED by Susan Dennard (150 pages)

A Storm of Swords - GRR MartinLongest: A STORM OF SWORDS by GRR Martin (1177 pages)

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

SoullessAlexia and Lord Maccon in SOULLESS by Gail Carriger: I loved them!

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

YA Historical Fantasy.

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

A Darkness Strange and LovelyA DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY by Susan Dennard: such a great summer book!

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

The QuietnessTHE QUIETNESS by Alison Rattle: heart-wrenching historical set in Victorian London.

That’s it for me! What were your favourite books this year? Make sure to share your thoughts below! And if you want to take part in this blog hop, here is the link.

4th Annual End of Year Book Survey
4th Annual End of Year Book Survey
4th Annual End of Year Book Survey

One thought on “End of Year Book Survey – 2013 Edition!

  1. Lots of great books on your list. One that I haven’t read but am dying to read the most would be Altered. I have heard so many amazing things and it just seems like the kind of book I would love.

    Great answers 🙂 My End of Year Survey.

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