2013 End of Year Book Survey

End of Year Survey hosted by Page Turner and this sounded perfect to do at the end of the year!!

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)

Historical Romance-

Paranormal-

Contemporary 

Fantasy 

Steampunk 

Science Fiction 

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

 The blurb made this seem like a book I would love, but it ended up being a DNF. Very disappointing.

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

This story really shocked me in how much I enjoyed it. It definitely was full of surprises. Jordan does a unique take on fairy tales in this latest series.

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

 

This is probably my favorite book by this author, and as I was looking through the past year, this book I recommended to the most people.

5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

The Tairen Soul Series by C.L. Wilson-a Fantasy bases series with plenty of romance.
Return of the Highlander series by Margaret Mallory-Scottish Highland series that I fell in love with.

 6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2013?

Coreen Callahan 
Alyssa Day  

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

 For the first time this year, I read a steampunk based romance, Skies of Gold

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

 

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

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

11. Most memorable character in 2013?

Pietr Wulfinski-How to Pursue A Princess-Karen Hawkins

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

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

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

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

Ver reisa ku’chae. Kem surah, shei’tani. (Your soul calls out. Mine answers, beloved.)”  -Lord of Fading Land-C. L. Wilson

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

 Shortest-Gerards Beauty-Marie Hall 
Longest-Whitney My Love, Judith McNaught

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!

There were quite a few instances in this book, that I wanted to just talk with someone about, who happened to have already read it or was reading it at the same time.

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

The Shifter Unbound community relationship among the different clans. 

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

I really loved this one, and I have read this author before this last year. This story mixes paranormal, contemporary and highland culture. Lovely read. 

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

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

Historical Romance 

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

Hunter Callahan from One Heart To Win-Johanna Lindsey 

23. Best 2013 debut you read?

 

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

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

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

You will definitely need a box of tissues. 

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

 

 

Looking Ahead 

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

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

This is Dimitri and Skylers book, which I have been anticipating for years. So I can’t wait until Jan 7th!!! 

3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?

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

Keep a consistency in my blog and reading. My goal is to raise my goal of books to be read by 100 books. So planning on trying to read 300 books.