2017 End of the Year Reading Survey

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Thanks for creating this survey each year, Jamie 🙂

 

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Number Of Books You Read: 130
Number of Re-Reads: 12
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary

Pages read: 35,376+

 

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1. Best Book You Read In 2017? “Noteworthy” by: Riley Redgate!

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? “The Sun is Also a Star” by: Nicola Yoon! I hated that book.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  “Noteworthy” by: Riley Redgate! I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did, but I absolutely adored it.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by: Sarah J. Maas.

 5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017? Creepy Hollow series by Rachel Morgan. “Tower of Dawn” by: Sarah J. Maas. “A Court of Wings and Ruin” by: Sarah J. Maas.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017? Rachel Morgan!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer” by: Michelle Hodkin! I don’t normally read thrillers, because I’m a wimp, but I liked this. Also “Where Am I Now?” by: Mara Wilson, as I normally don’t read memoirs, but I absolutely loved this one.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? “King’s Cage” by: Victoria Aveyard.

 9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? Maybe “Noteworthy” by: Riley Redgate or “Tower of Dawn” by: Sarah J. Maas!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017? Ohh, this is SO difficult, so you’re going to get ALL the covers!

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11. Most memorable character of 2017? Sartaq from “Tower of Dawn”!

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017? This is really difficult… “Eleora” by: Melissa Keaster.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017? I had a lot of these, so I can’t really narrow it down :/

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? “The Jewel” by: Amy Ewing.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017? I have SO many, so here’s just a sampling:

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16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017? Shortest, “Sil’s Story” by: Amy Ewing and Longest, “Winter” by: Marissa Meyer.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!): Oh man… there’s a lot of those haha. I’d have to go down with Feysand the most though.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year? Elliot and her roommate (that I can’t remember the name of) from “Not Now, Not Ever” by: Lily Anderson.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously? “P.S. I Like You” by: Kasie West.

21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure: “Red Queen” by: Victoria Aveyard.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017? SO many!! But one of my top favorites was Jordan/Isaac (I think that’s his name) from “Noteworthy”.

23. Best 2017 debut you read? “When Dimple Met Rishi” by: Sandhya Menon.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? “Tower of Dawn” by: Sarah J. Maas, I think.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? “When Dimple Met Rishi” by: Sandhya Menon.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017? I’m pretty sure ACOWAR broke me haha. I cried multiple times and one of those was very heartwrenching.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? “Noteworthy” by: Riley Redgate!!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? ACOWAR.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017? “Noteworthy” by: Riley Redgate!!

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? “Eleora” by: Melissa Keaster. That ending made me RAGE.

 

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018? “Geekerella” by: Ashley Poston.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)? The last ToG book! I’m SO nervous for it though. I have A LOT of books on my 2018 list on GR though https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6538099-emmah?shelf=2018

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? I surprisingly don’t have that many debuts on my list :/ But I’m looking forward to this one… “Love, Hate, and Other Filters” by: Samira Ahmed.

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018? Since I already said the last ToG book above, I’ll go with… “War Storm” by: Victoria Aveyard.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018? Read at least 75 books!

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Top Ten Tuesday – 9 Songs That I Wish Were Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday

I’ve never done a Top Ten Tuesday post before, but if there’s one thing more I love as much as books (and tv), it’s music. So, here we go.

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  1. “Lost Without You” by: Hanson

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  2. “Manhattan from the Sky” by: Kate Voegele

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  3. “Nothin’ Like You” by: Dan + Shay

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  4. “Hundred Million Dollar Soul” by: Kate Voegele

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  5. “From The Ground Up” by: Dan + Shay

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  6. “Millionaires” by: The Script

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  7. “I Could Get Used To This” by: The Veronicas

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  8. “Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You'” by: The Script

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  9. “It’s Your Life” by: Francesca Battistelli

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Must Read in 2016 (casual book tag-style challenge)

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Here are the rules:

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I was pretty awful with reading in 2015. I had months where I would read nothing at all. I just couldn’t concentrate to read or I just didn’t care. So, here are the books that I MUST read in 2016, because I never got around to them in 2015 and I really wanted to.

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Honorable mention (because I’ve already read the series, but this one is so pretty, so I MUST read it):

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2015 End of Year Book Survey

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Thanks to Jamie @ Perpetual Page-Turner for creating this survey each year 🙂

 

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Number Of Books You Read: 65 (that’s with re-reads)
Number of Re-Reads: 9
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary

(total pages read: 20,564)

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1. Best Book You Read In 2015? “Queen of Shadows” by: Sarah J. Maas.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? “Open Road Summer” by: Emery Lord.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  “Queen of Shadows” by: Sarah J. Maas orEverything, Everything” by: Nicola Yoon.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? “The Assassin’s Blade” by: Sarah J. Maas!

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015? 
Best Series: The Remnant Chronicles (Mary E. Pearson) or The Lunar Chronicles (Marissa Meyer)
Best Sequel: “Queen of Shadows” by: Sarah J. Maas
Best Series Ender: “Royal Wedding” by: Meg Cabot

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015? Marissa Meyer.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? “Cress” by: Marissa Meyer.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? “Queen of Shadows” by: Sarah J. Maas.

 9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? “Queen of Shadows” by: Sarah J. Maas.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

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              I couldn’t choose between these four. But if I HAD to, I’d probably pick TAB.

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11. Most memorable character of 2015? Aelin Ashryver Galathynius.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015? “Everything, Everything” by: Nicola Yoon.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015? “Just One Day” by: Gayle Forman.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? “Cinder” by: Marissa Meyer.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015? I really should keep a quote book for this, but alas, will have to start that in 2016.
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16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
Shortest: “Christmas In Venice” by: Meadow Taylor
Longest: “The Bronze Horseman” by: Paullina Simons

 

17. Book That Shocked You The Most? “Queen of Shadows” by: Sarah J. Maas.

 

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)? Rowan/Aelin. There are so many more and it’s so hard to choose, ugh.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year? Aelin/Lysandra.

 

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously? “Royal Wedding” by: Meg Cabot.

 

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure: “Cinder” by: Marissa Meyer.

 

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015? Where to start LOL. Rowan Whitethorn (HoF), Tamlin (ACOTAR), Rhysand (ACOTAR), Olly (Everything, Everything), Ze’ev “Wolf” Kesley (Scarlet), Carswell Thorne (Cress), Kaden (KoD/HoB), Will (The Luxe), Kile (The Heir), Khalid (The Wrath and the Dawn), Elias (An Ember In The Ashes), and Willem (Just One Day/Year/Night).

 

23. Best 2015 debut you read? “Everything, Everything” by: Nicola Yoon.

 

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? “Queen of Shadows” by: Sarah J. Maas.

 

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? “Royal Wedding” by: Meg Cabot.

 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015? “Heir of Fire” by: Sarah J. Maas. That ENDING.

 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? “In Search of Sam” by: Kristin Butcher.

 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? “Heart of Betrayal” by: Mary E. Pearson.

 

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015? “Everything, Everything” by: Nicola Yoon.

 

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? “The Bronze Horseman” by: Paullina Simons or “Heir of Fire” by: Sarah J. Maas. 

 

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?  http://gillianeberry.blogspot.com/

 

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015? n/a.

 

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog? n/a.

 

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)? If OTSP Secret Sister counts, then that.

 

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015? Winning giveaways and meeting so many great people through OTSP SS!

 

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year? I had months this year where I didn’t read a thing. It was one of my worst book slump years.

 

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

 

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? I spent about a month working on this post: https://likewhoaaemmy.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/throne-of-glass-series-fan-casting/

 

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? Thrift Books! I was able to find the hardcover copy of Incarnate on there that I’d been coveting for awhile!

 

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? I completed my reading goal of reading at least 52 books (one book a week) 🙂

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016? “Winter” by: Marissa Meyer.

 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)? The new ToG series book coming out in September 2016 and “The Unexpected Everything” by: Morgan Matson.

 

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? “Dreamology” by: Lucy Keating.

 

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016? Since I already answered the next ToG book above, I’ll go with “A Court of Mist and Fury” by: Sarah J. Maas.

 

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016? Read more than 52 books next year, again. And put more things up in my Society6 shop.

 

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone: n/a.

 


 

Books I’ve read this year:

 

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Throne of Glass series fan-casting

So, I’ve been fan-casting this series since I started to read it in 2014, but I figured I’d finally make a post about it. I don’t have everybody fan-casted, but here are the ones that I do 🙂 Some of them would obviously need wigs (or to dye their hair) and contacts, but that’s a given when it comes to fantasy series.

Celaena Sardothien/Aelin Ashryver Galathynius:

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Celina Sinden or Daisy Ridley


Dorian Havilliard:

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Matthew Daddario, Joshua Anthony Brand, or Aaron Taylor Johnson


Chaol Westfall:

Sean Teale

Sean Teale


Sam Cortland:

Ryan Guzman

Ryan Guzman


Nehemia Ytger:

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Deepika Padukone


Rowan Whitethorn:

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Jay Ryan, Paul Telfer, or Justin Hartley


Sorscha:

Kelsey Chow

Kelsey Chow


Arobynn:

Luke Evans

Luke Evans


King of Ardalan:

Vinnie Jones

Vinnie Jones


Elena Galathynius:

Hayley Atwell or Arielle Kebbel

Hayley Atwell or Arielle Kebbel


Manon:

Emily Browning

Emily Browning


Asterin:

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne


Kaltain:

Caitlin Stasey

Caitlin Stasey


Elide:

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Rose Williams


Aedion Ashryver:

Trevor Donovan

Trevor Donovan


Gavriel:

Tom Hopper

Tom Hopper

Queen Maeve:

Katie McGrath

Katie McGrath


Archer Finn:

Nick Roux

Nick Roux


Cain:

Jai Courtney

Jai Courtney


Rourke Farran:

Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth


Ansel:

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner


Lysandra:

Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin


Fae (black and white) Twin Wolves (part of Rowan’s cadre):

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Henry Simmons and Derek Theler


Rolfe (Pirate Lord):

Colin O'Donoghue

Colin O’Donoghue


Nesryn Faliq:

Naomi Scott

Naomi Scott


Mort the door knocker (the voice for him):

Nick Blood

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My 2013 Recap

2013 held a lot of amazing things for me, mixed in with some sad things as well. It’s nice to look back on the year and see what I’ve overcome, what I’ve enjoyed, and what I hope to improve on in 2014.

  • January: I don’t remember this month all that well. I did get my Christmas presents from Haley in the mail though. I won an ARC of “Unravel Me” by: Tahereh Mafi, for reading “Shatter Me” online in only 9 hours (that’s with bathroom and eating breaks).
  • February: My mum was in the hospital twice and it was one of the most frightening things I’ve experienced. My auntie Misty visited from Florida. I visited my favorite teacher from high school, Mrs Richardson.
  • March: Not a lot happened this month.
  • April: Haley bought my plane tickets to come out to Chicago, along with our tickets to see the JoBros the day I got in. Went on a walk with my parents around the fairgrounds. My baby cousin Elysia was born.
  • May: Took my mum out to the local ice cream shop for Mother’s Day and then we walked around the fairgrounds while we ate our ice cream. My gramma E died.
  • June: Bought some of the stuff I needed to go to Chicago. Turned 21.
  • July: Flew for the first time by myself to Chicago. Met Haley and Sarah, for the first time. Saw the Jonas Brothers live. Went to the Taste of Chicago. Rode the ferris wheel on the Chicago Navy Pier. Saw 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction live.

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  • August: Won an ABC Family summer prize pack and a book.
  • September: Got myself a library card so that I could read ebooks for free. Went to the local ice cream place for the last time of the season and then went on a walk around the fairgrounds. Visited Mrs. Richardson with Jerrica.
  • October: Went to the Fair with my mum and Jerrica. Saw Jana Kramer live and met her at the Fair.

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  • November: One of my friends, Kristina, sent me a postcard from London while she was studying abroad. Made four yummy desserts for Thanksgiving. Won a dvd set of the first 10 episodes of the tv show “The Fosters”. Put up the Christmas tree with mummy.
  • December: Went to the town Christmas tree lighting with my parents. Painted a Starry-night Tardis tote bag for a friend. Won a set of fragrance pencils from Mark. Girl. Got Christmas presents from Jerrica, Haley, Andrea, Holly, my brother & sis-in-law, and Lore. Made a yummy dessert for Christmas.

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The books I read this year:

  1. “Mila 2.0: Origins: The Fire” by: Debra Driza
  2. “Sophomore Switch” by: Abby McDonald
  3. “Shatter Me” by: Tahereh Mafi
  4. “Destroy Me” by: Tahereh Mafi
  5. “Unravel Me” by: Tahereh Mafi
  6. “The Prince” by: Kiera Cass
  7. “Delirium Stories” by: Lauren Oliver
  8. “Requiem” by: Lauren Oliver
  9. “Harry Potter: Film Wizardry”
  10. “The Elite” by: Kiera Cass
  11. “Chantress” by: Amy Butler Greenfield
  12. “Incarnate” by: Jodi Meadows
  13. “The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden” by: Jessica Sorenson
  14. “The Program” by: Suzanne Young
  15. “Epic Fail” by: Claire LaZebnik
  16. “Golden” by: Jessi Kirby
  17. “Two-Way Street” by: Lauren Barnholdt
  18. “A Long Way From You” by: Gwendolyn Heasley
  19. “The Forsaken” by: Lisa M. Stasse
  20. “How My Summer Went Up in Flames” by: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
  21. “Sweet Venom” by: Tera Lynn Childs
  22. “Burn For Burn” by: Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
  23. “Divergent” by: Veronica Roth (reread)
  24. “Insurgent” by: Veronica Roth (reread)
  25. “Under The Never Sky” by: Veronica Rossi
  26. “Jessica Darling It List (7 chapter preview)” by: Megan McCafferty (not pictured)
  27. “Just Like Fate” by: Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
  28. “3 Willows” by: Ann Brashares
  29. “The Night Circus” by: Erin Morgenstern
  30. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone” by: JK Rowling
  31. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by: JK Rowling
  32. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by: JK Rowling
  33. “The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant” by: Veronica Roth
  34. “Allegiant” by: Veronica Roth
  35. “Flat-Out Love” by: Jessica Park
  36. “Flat-Out Matt” by: Jessica Park
  37. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by: JK Rowling
  38. “Hush, Hush” by: Becca Fitzpatrick
  39. “Pivot Point” by: Kasie West
  40. “The Book of Broken Hearts” by: Sarah Ockler
  41. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by: JK Rowling
  42. “Second Chance Summer” by: Morgan Matson

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In 2014, I hope to finally get my license and a job. Along with start filling out college applications. I’ve been putting it off for too long. Anxiety holds me back from a lot of things, but I’m trying to not let it. We’ll see what happens with my 2014 at the end of next year.

Happy New Year! xx

End of Year Book Survey – 2013 Edition

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Thanks to Jamie (she also made the little graphics!) for posting this end of year book survey! It’s fun to go back and look and think over what I’ve read throughout the year! I didn’t read as much this year as I did last, but that doesn’t matter. I finally got to some books that I’ve been meaning to read for awhile. As I close off this year of reading and move onto the next; I have to say, I’m so excited for the upcoming year that I hope is filled with lots and lots of books!

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1. Best Book You Read In 2013?

Even though it made me me cry like a little baby (maybe that’s one of the reasons why I actually gave it a five on GoodReads), is “Allegiant” by: Veronica Roth.

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

“Requiem” by: Lauren Oliver, hands down. I was somewhat content with the ending, but I still really wanted more. Alex is one of my favorite book guys out there and it just sucked not seeing much of him and even more how him and Lena ended up.

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

“Hush, Hush” by: Becca Fitzpatrick! I honestly didn’t think I was going to like it at all, but I loved it. I only ended up giving it a chance, because it was put up for a day for free to read on Simon Teen’s site Pulse It. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in the series!

I’d also say “Shatter Me” by: Tahereh Mafi, along with “Incarnate” by: Jodi Meadows. I had no intention of ever reading either of those, but I absolutely loved both of them.

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

“Allegiant” by: Veronica Roth. I will recommend that series to anybody that hasn’t read it.

5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

There’s two that I’ve discovered this year that I love. The first being the Shatter Me trilogy and the second being the Incarnate trilogy.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

Kasie West! I read “Pivot Point” in early December after Jamie reviewed it, because it had been sitting in my Kindle for awhile; and I loved it!

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

I never really read books about witches/wizards… So, I guess I’d have to same the Harry Potter series. It’s the first time I’m reading them and I just finished the fifth book in the series a tiny bit ago.

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

“Allegiant” by: Veronica Roth. I read all 526 in a day. I only put it down to eat, go to the bathroom, and to get my eyes to not be as blurry from sobbing.

9. Book you read in 2013 that you are most likely to re-read next year?

“Unravel Me” by: Tahereh Mafi. The last book in the series is coming out in February and I’ll probably re-read it to refresh my memory.

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

This is really difficult! Most of the books I read have really pretty covers! So, here’s a few because I can’t decide.

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11. Most memorable character in 2013?

It’s a three-way tie between Tris Prior, Tobias Eaton, and Uriah Pedrad. They’re all from the Divergent trilogy.

12. Most beautifully written book in 2013?

“Golden” by: Jessi Kirby.

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

“Allegiant” by: Veronica Roth, hands down. No book has ever made me cry. I’m not a crier whatsoever, but I bawled my eyes out reading this book. It just hit me so hard and I mourned over it for a couple weeks. I couldn’t even talk about the book without almost bursting into tears again. It still hurts.

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

The Harry Potter series! I wasn’t allowed to read the books when I was growing up, so they kind of just flew off my radar for awhile. I’ve seen all the movies so many times I’ve lost count, but I finally picked up the first book back at the end of September! And I managed to read the first five books for 2013 ended! I plan to start reading the sixth book soon!

15. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2013?

Oh man, this is a difficult one. I’m a words person, definitely. So, I always pick out quotes and things I love from books. I think I’ll choose one from “Allegiant” though, because that book made me so emotional.

16. Shortest and Longest book you read in 2013?

Shortest: “Mila 2.0: Origins: The Fire” by: Debra Driza
Longest: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by: JK Rowling


17. Book that had a scene in it that had you reeling and dying to talk to somebody about it? 

“Allegiant” by: Veronica Roth. I was bugging people to read it faster so that I had somebody to talk to it about!

 
18. Favorite relationship from a book you read in 2013? (be it romantic, friendship, etc.)

There’s such a long list of these. Feel free to ask me what book the relationships are from, because I don’t feel like listing that part too (:

  • Tris/Christina (friendship)
  • Tris/Tobias (romantic)
  • Tris/Uriah (friendship)
  • Uriah/Christina (friendship)
  • Christina/Tobias (friendship)
  • Harry/Ron/Hermione (friendship)
  • Addie/Trevor (romantic)
  • Julie/Matthew (romantic)
  • Aria/Perry (romantic)
  • Ana/Sam (romantic)
  • Juliette/Adam (romantic)
  • Juliette/Kenji (friendship)
  • Jude/her dad (family)

19. Favorite book you’ve read in 2013 from an author you’ve read previously?
“The Book of Broken Hearts” by: Sarah Ockler.

20. Best book you read in 2013 that you read based solely on a recommendation from somebody else?
“Incarnate” by: Jodi Meadows.

21. Genre you read the most from in 2013?
Dystopian. It’s my go-to genre!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book that you read in 2013?
Oh man, I have had way too many new fictional crushes this year! But the most recent would have to Trevor from “Pivot Point” by: Kasie West.

23. Best 2013 debut you read?
I’m pretty sure this is a debut… “Pivot Point” by: Kasie West.

 
24. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?
Harry Potter — the first five (the only ones I’ve read this year) have the best imagery. It transports you into that world.

25. Book that was the most fun to read in 2013?
“Harry Potter: Film Wizardry” by: Brian Sibley.

26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2013?
“Allegiant” by: Veronica Roth. There’s absolutely no contest. Only book that made me cry.

27. Book you read in 2013 that you think got overlooked this year or when it came out?
“Golden” by: Jessi Kirby.

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1. One book you didn’t get to in 2013 but will be your number 1 priority in 2014?
“The Book Thief” by: Markus Zusak.

2. Book you are most anticipating for 2014 (non-debut)?
“Ignite Me” by: Tahereh Mafi. I need it now!

3. 2014 debut you are most anticipating?
“Prisoner of Night and Fog” by: Anne Blankman.
I honestly read so many series that I don’t read that many debuts :/ But I searched through my GoodReads and this is about the only debut I found that is coming out in 2014, so yeah.

4. Series ending you are most anticipating in 2014?
“Ignite Me” by: Tahereh Mafi!

5. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading in 2014?
I hope to be able to read more books than I did this year!