This is actually my first time participating in this survey from The Perpetual Page-Turner. I normally do my own thing, but I don't have enough to talk about this year... So, I am going to join in on the fun!
I have found that one of the perks of my slow reading year is I only bothered with things that were really calling to me. This is making it really hard to pick a favourite.
Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Levithan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia McKillip
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Redshirts by John Scalzi (audio)
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The 10PM Question by Kate de Goldi
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
Stiff by Mary Roach (audio)
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
um... The Walking Dead series, I guess. I just don't love it like other people do.
3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright... I never thought I would like this at all, but I did in the end. And City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I thought it was a vampire for starters.
4. Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?
I haven't been doing a lot of bookish talk this year, I must admit... I always tell people to read Fables! That's a theme with every year.
5. Best series you discovered in 2013?
Probably the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey. Those books are awesome! As with any year, though, I started too many series and they were all good...
6. Favourite new author you discovered in 2013?
Martha Wells. Marie Brennan. Mary Roach. James S.A. Corey. Patricia McKillip.
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
You know, I would have to say Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I don't read a lot of young adult books that aren't fantasy, science-fiction, etc.
8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?
James S.A. Corey's books. Kate Atkinson's Life After Life.
9. Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I am lucky I reread period...
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013?
11. Most Memorable Character in 2013?
- Cordelia Vorkosigan (Shards of Honor)
- Amelia Peabody (Crocodile on the Sandbar)
- Kate Daniels (Magic Bites)
- Evelina Cooper (A Study in Silks)
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?
Man, I don't know. I don't think like that.
13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. I have read this book at least 3 times and it STILL gets to me.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read?
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett!! Why does it take me so long to get around to him!!
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013?
I don't really keep track. I should do better.
16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
I am too lazy to figure this out...
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!
um... Night Film. There was all sorts of WTF in that book.
18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
Amelia Peabody and Emerson. Very entertaining!
19. Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously.
Omens by Kelley Armstrong. I was a bit worried because I haven't liked her other YA books, but this is an excellent start to a new series.
20. Best Book You Read In 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
The Night Film and Eleanor & Park.
21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?
Jim Holden. He is a crossing of many of my favourite science-fiction characters done well.
23. Best 2013 debut you read?
A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway. I just sort of got this and didn't know much about it. I really enjoyed it!
24. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?
Patricia McKillip is awesome a creating an awesome world!! The Name of the Wind and The Night Circus rock for that, too, but they are rereads.
25. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. I loved the book but didn't love the narrator sadly. (I listened to the audio.) Or Redshirts and Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright. It was probably the saddest book I read.
27. Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?
hm. Nothing really. I didn't read enough to branch out enough.