2013 End of the Year Bookish Survey!

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Bloggers, Bookish Survey, favorites, YA | 18 comments

endofyearsurveyimageI look forward to this awesome survey every year, and a huge thanks to Jamie for compiling it!


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)

Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer.  THAT WILL BE ALL.

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

Love is A Number by Lee Monroe it had potential but ultimately wasn’t that great.

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

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger and Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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

Definitely a toss up between Me Before You and Nowhere But Home :)

5.    Best series you discovered in 2013?

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo for SURE!

6.    Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

This is TOUGH!  I think Linda Castillo and Liza Palmer!

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

This has to get split. Adult fiction: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.  YA fiction probably Vampire Academy

8.    Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch – not THRILLING.  But I couldn’t put it down, I was entirely invested. Also, Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo!

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

I do NOT re-read but I WILL break that for NOWHERE BUT HOME

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


11. Most memorable character in 2013? 

QUEENIE from Nowhere But Home

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

Burial Rites and Love Is a Mix Tape [such a great non-fiction book!]

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

ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes.  I still think about this book all the time.

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

THIS IS EASY. Pride and Prejudice! And why did I wait?? It was aammmazing!

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

I will never choose.  But SOME all time faves were from Love Is A Mix Tape.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Longest- Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Shortest- Heist Society by Ally Carter

 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!

OH Requiem  by Lauren Oliver [thank GOD for Lauren!] and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

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

THIS IS SO HARD.   Amy & Roger from Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour is SO GOOD on the friendship/relationship front.  As is Jennifer and Beth in Attachments!  And then there’s Max and Cade in Faking It! I LOVE THEM ALL.

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

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry and This Girl by Colleen Hoover!  I love these ladies SO MUCH.  They write the BEST romances!

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

NOWHERE BUT HOME– thank you times a bajillion, Han!

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

Contemporary YA!

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


23. Best 2013 debut you read?

If You Find Me and Burial Rites

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

Hands Down, Shadow and Bone <3

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

Any of our NA Slumber Party picks! LOVE reading those with Estelle, Kelly, Betty and Asheley!

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

Me Before You <3 I was a stinkin’ MESS!

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

Nantucket Blue, Nowhere But Home, and Stir Me Up!


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

Finishing up the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series for sure!

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

HEROINE by Liza Palmer and The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo

3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I keep hearing amazing things about Open Road Summer by Emery Lord and also Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy!

 4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?

IGNITE ME <3 I’m terrified for the end but SO excited!

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

READ MORE:) and do better completing the Thursday Thought every week!

Moral of the survey:




  1. Clearly I need to read Nowhere But Home ;). Like, soon.
    Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads recently posted…Top Ten Books on My Winter TBRMy Profile

    • PLEASE DO. trust me

  2. Loved reading your answers. Seeing everyone post their survey makes me want to get a move on and post mine and soon! I gotta say, I love your love for Nowhere But Home. I’m a YA reader but after I read your rave review a while back and you brought the book to my attention, I’ve since been intrigued. Will look into a copy for my mum (yes, that’s much you sold me!) and I might read it after her. Next year I’m looking forward to expanding my tastes a teeny bit and reading a non-YA just for fun and for the heck of it. And YES. Let’s read more in 2014!
    Rebecca @ Reading Wishes recently posted…Review: The Reece Malcom List by Amy SpaldingMy Profile

  3. I think you liked Nowhere But Home. Am I wrong? :)

    I super super super duper adore you, and you make me love reading and books more than I already do. (That’s saying a lot.) Thanks for being so wonderfully supportive and thoughtful and amazing all year long. You’ve made it a great one for me. xo
    Estelle recently posted…Tree Thoughts, Bear Hugs, Kid PresidentMy Profile

    • you are the worlds sweetest!!!!!

      And nowhere but home has my heart <3

  4. Whaaat Whaaat!! I reallly like seeing VA sprinkled throughout this survey!! You definitely need more Adrian and Dimitri in your life! Mmmm mmm DEAN MMMM HOLDER!! Seriously– Colleen Hoover writes outrageously sexy guys! I’m so excited to finished off the Slammed series with This Girl! Don’t know what I’m waiting for! I think I need to read If You Find Me as well– you and Judith rave about it. I always hesitate because it is so short! Thoughts on that??
    Betty recently posted…TTT- Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR ListMy Profile

    • Heck yes more dimitri!!! And HIP THRUSTS FOR HOLDER. sounds like a good charity 😉

      As for the length of If you find me… Some times the less u say the more power it has 😉

  5. Apparently I need to move Nowhere But Home up on my TBR list. I just got Shadow & Bone and can’t wait to get started! I still need to read VA. Fail. Hopefully I’ll get to it in 2014.
    Rebecca @ The Library Canary recently posted…Top Ten Books On My Winter TBRMy Profile

  6. I really loved Whistling Past the Graveyard! Not my cup of tea normally, but it was soooo good! I still need to read Nowhere But Home. I think I say that everytime I see it on your blog 😉

    Glad you had such a great year in reading! Here’s to another year of it and more!
    Candice recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday – Winter TBRMy Profile

    • U read it???? Tell me!!! U think I’ll like?

  7. I’m so glad that you loved P&P. It’s my favorite book ever. I’m very curious about Nowhere But Home now. I don’t really know anything about it.

    And yay for Cinder love!
    Quinn @ Quinn’s Book Nook recently posted…Top Five Books On My Winter TBRMy Profile

    • Just read it. It’s amazing!

      And totally adored P&P!

  8. I totally love Liza Palmer, and this was a great one!!!

  9. I love that I was totally able to call Nowhere But Home as being the title that you repeated most on your survey. You’re seriously tempting me to just buy it already instead of keeping to my book shopping ban! I love the sound of its story, really, so I must get to it soon!
    Alexa Y. recently posted…Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer – Katie Alender (Review)My Profile

    • Yes yes!!’ It is so wonderful!!!!

  10. Hahah, the answers to my survey are going to look a lot like yours. THANK YOU for spreading the word about Nowhere But Home. It’s by far my favorite adult book in a long time (maybe ever?). So, so good.

    Me Before You absolutely broke me. Oh my gosh I cried so hard at that one that I gave myself a headache. It was so good, but one of those books that you can’t get off your mind for a while after reading! I didn’t give it a rating because I honestly didn’t even know how to rate that one!

    Dean Holder, Amy & Roger, Queenie= so many kick ass characters :)

  11. I’m not really reading this since I already know everything on here after our discussion about it. But I am so happy that there are so many books on here that I got you to read :) I’m hoping that continues in 2014!
    Hannah @ So Obsessed With recently posted…The Favorite Factor: LongbournMy Profile

  12. Nowhere But Home was Fan Freaking Tastic. Thank you for pushing it on me. I loved it a lot. I’m sad that Love Is But A Number wasn’t better, because it sounded really cute. And heeeeeeeeee, the Grisha trilogy! I’m very proud of you for reading Shadow and Bone and Cinder. If You Find Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I can’t wait for you to read the read of the VA series. I really hope you’ll enjoy those books, because as you might know, I’m slightly obsessed. 😉
    Judith recently posted…Review: Burn for BurnMy Profile

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