End of Year Book Survey 2013

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BEST IN BOOKS 2013

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 -)
The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale I love this book so much, it has a really special place in my heart.

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun

Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud

81LluCCzRlL._SL1250_Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo &
The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale

Best series you discovered in 2013?
Pushing the Limits Series by Katie McGarry, I even read the novella.

Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?
James Dawson

Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
Easy by Tammara Webber was my first New Adult title.

Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?
The Night Itself by Zöe Marriott I ended up reading the first chapter standing up, too enthralled to remember to sit down.

Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Sunshine by Robin McKinley, I read it at least twice every year.

Favourite cover of a book you read in 2013?
The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale

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Most memorable character in 2013?
Cherokee from Finding Cherokee Brown by Siobhan Curham

Most beautifully written book read in 2013?
Blackberry Blue: And Other Fairy Tales by Jamila Gavin

Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, I can’t actually bring myself to write a review. It’s amazing and tore me to pieces.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read?
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013?
Flood and Fang (The Raven Mysteries #1) by Marcus Sedgwick I only bought the book because of the opening sentence:

I suspect I may have fleas again.

Seven words and I knew I couldn’t leave the shop without it. It’s a clear voice and the more Edgar (an old raven suffering from said fleas) tells us about Otherhand Castle and its occupants the more I fell in love with this book. I absolutely adored the writing.

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
Shortest – Gemini Falling by Eleanor Wood (43 pages- novella)
Longest – The Spook’s Battle by Joseph Delaney (514 pages)

b2 (12)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!
¾ in These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner & argh, what?! No! O_O

Favourite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
The friendship between Georgie and Nan from Dear Dylan by Siobhan Curham is so special.

Favourite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
The Night Itself by Zöe Marriott

Best Book You Read In 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch 
thank you
@Kara_Malinczak & @MissWendyD

Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?
Contemporary & Fantasy, there was also a big increase in Historical Fiction.

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?
Grew rather fond of Tarver from These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Best 2013 debut you read?
Too many, 2013 had amazing debuts… as Ghost Bride & Bone Dragon have featured so much already I’ll choose: Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll & The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?
Geek Girl by Holly Smale So funny, I adore Harriet & I father.

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?
Didn’t actually make me cry but Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein haunted me long after I finished.

Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?
OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2014

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2013 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2014?
I have to pick one? Ahm… A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014 (non-debut)?
Say Her Name by James Dawson

2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Glimpse by Kendra Leighton

Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?
The last of the Geek Girl series, Picture Perfect by Holly Smale 

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2014?
Reduce my TBR pile instead of continiously increasing it. Honestly I doubt I’ll suceed though.
Books need loving homes – right?!

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