Saturday, December 28, 2013

End of the Year Survey 2013

Best YA book 2013

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 a tie between Crown of Midnight and Dark Triumph - seriously loved those two books so much. I'll try not to use them for every answer!

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

Wedding Night - Love Sophie Kinsella books - but this one was a little too over the top for me. I still enjoyed it, but I didn't love it.
Stats: The Greatest Number in Sports. I was appalled by this book and it's lack of stats for women's sports.

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

Bomb - I'm not usually a serious nonfiction reader, but I really liked this book.

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

All I Need by Susanne Colasanti -  this book went out a lot over the summer with teens at the library.

 5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

Also Known As by Robin Benway

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

You can see my Top Ten New to Me Authors here...

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

Library Wars - I'm not a huge reader of Graphic Novels. I liked it, but it was hard to tell the characters apart. 

 8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

Besides my answers for #1 - Something Real by Heather Demetrios (out next year) made me angry when I had to stop reading. I didn't want to do anything but finish the book. 

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

I rarely re-read books because of time issues. I don't have enough time to read all the books I want to. I only re-read for book club. 

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

I have a post on this... check it out here.

11. Most memorable character in 2013? 

Celaena from Crown of Midnight.

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

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

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

Jenny Han's Summer Trilogy - everyone raved about it, but I wasn't sure I was going to like it because of the FEELS.

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

16.Shortest and; Longest Book You Read In 2013?
How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this year that was the shortest and longest.
Shortest: Chu's Day coming in at 30 pages
Longest: Keepers of the Lost Cities: Exile coming in at 576 pages

 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!

Allegiant - that ending! 

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

Ruby and Liam from Never Fade

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

Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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

One and Only Ivan 

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?


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

Jase Garrett

23. Best 2013 debut you read?

Taste Test by Kelly Fiore

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

Just One Day by Gayle Forman. I felt like I was on the streets of Paris..

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

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando 

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

The Summer trilogy by Jenny Han. I Cried several times throughout the trilogy. 

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

I thought it was great, but I didn't really hear people talking about this one.

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2013? 

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2013? 

I have no idea how to answer this question...too many reviews.

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?

If We Were Having Tea - lots of comments outside of the blog.
4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else’s blog?
If We Were Having Coffee -from Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner - which prompted my own post

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

BEA - so many great moments with authors, publishers, librarians, and bloggers.

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

Hanging out with Meg Cabot at RJ Julias!

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

Views: 2480 - Unremembered Blog Tour  

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

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

Rafflecopter - I just started using it this year for contests and it's makes things so super easy.

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

2/3 - see this post for more details


1. Your Reading Priority in 2014?

More standalone books (it seems I've read lots of series books this year) and more YA. I was on an adult reading kick for a lot of the year. Not that they weren't good - just that I missed a lot of YA books.

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

Here's my post on these books (it's HARD narrowing down the choices)

3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Cruel Beauty

4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?

The One

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

More personal posts on the blog, sharing a bit more about me
Get involved more in the blogging community


Jessica said...

I've read a few of the books you mentioned, but the rest I still need to read! I haven't read that James Patterson series yet, but I like that quote! :) Exile was the longest book I read this year too! Oh, Taste Test! I really enjoyed that book! It seems like not many people have read it, which is sad because it was fun!

Thank you so much for mentioning my blog! Your blog is awesome, so that means a lot! Thank you!!!!!!! :)

And Cruel Beauty is one of my most anticipated reads for next year too! It sounds REALLY good! :)

Jennifer Rummel said...

Thanks Jessica!