Dec 31, 2013

2013 End of Year Book Survey!

This 2013 End of Year Book Survey was created by The Perpetual Page-Turner! Seeing as today is officially the last day of the year, I thought it would be fun to participate in this!

1. Best Book You Read In 2013? 

Oh's already the first question and I'm struggling....I have a hard time choosing one favourite so I'm going to list a few of many.....

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

That ending....I'm still bawling guys!

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

I wasn't expecting to love this contemporary novel as  much as I did!

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

I was late to this party, but once I arrived, I couldn't stop loving this book....and Noah Shaw! :D

5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

K.A. Tucker

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

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

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

I don't typically re-read books....If I feel the need to re-visit a world, I'll just skim through my favourite parts to get my fill :)

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

11. Most memorable character in 2013?

Tris Prior

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? 

“Is Jase already gonna marry you?”

I start coughing again. “Uh, No. No, George. I’m only seventeen.” As if that’s the only reason we’re not engaged.

“I’m this many.” George holds up four, slightly grubby fingers. “But Jase is seventeen and a half. You could. Then you could live in here with him. And have a big family.”

Jase strides back into the room, of course, midway through this proposition. “George. Beat it. Discovery Channel is on.”

George backs out of the room but not before saying, “His bed’s really comfortable. And he never pees in it.” 

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

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 by Veronica Roth.....THAT ENDING! x.x
Unravel Me by Taherheh Mafi.....CHAPTER 62 anyone?! ;)

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

Anna and Kaidan from Sweet Trilogy and Alice and Cole from The White Rabbit Chronicles!

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

All of my original favourites from question one are books from authors I've read previously :P

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?

Anything and everything YA :)

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

Cole Holland.....SIGH.....This boy rocks my socks! I use the word SWOON way too much when I start discussing him in posts :D

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?

I HIGHLY recommend this's 'laugh out loud with tears' funny and adorable :D

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

Clockwork Princess.....I was a mess during the epilogue

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

Book Blogging/Reading Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2013? 

A fairly new favourite....Love how short and entertaining her reviews are! You've got to check her blog out :D

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2013? 

I guess I'd have to say my review for Clockwork brought out lots of feelings :P

3. Best discussion you had on your blog?

I wish I could answer this question but I don't typically write discussion posts.....however, I'm planning on writing some in the new year! ....I feel the need to express!

 4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else’s blog? 
Messy Blogging-- Is There a Cure? from Book Rock Betty

5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)? 
Definitely have to say Melissa de la Cruz's book signing she had in Toronto this past January. Not only did I get to meet her, but I also was part of the blog tour for Gates of Paradise and even had the chance to interview her on my blog....It was surreal to have played such a big part in the concluding novel of a series I loved so much AND THEN have the opportunity to meet the creator behind it! I ogle my signed book all the time :P

 6. Best moment of book blogging/your book life in 2013?
Being quoted in Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout was a complete fangirl moment for me....I was just randomly skimming through the blogger quote sections and all of a sudden, I saw The YA Bookworm! It's safe to say that not only was I in minor shock, I also danced around my house for the remainder of the night!

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

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Nothing in particular.....I think all around I hope my reviews in 2014 have a little more traffic. :)

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)?
I've got a whole list, HERE!

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?

Like I said earlier, I want to start getting into writing more discussion posts....I also want to try and maintain a more regular posting schedule, but, well, we shall see about that one. I'm honestly in awe of the people who have posts scheduled months ahead of time *bows down to their unearthly awesomeness*


What are some of your answers to these questions? If you answered these on your blog, leave a link in the comments below and I'll definitely stop by and visit! Happy Reading!

See you guys next year!
Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3


  1. Hi! I love your blog! I saw your post and filled out the survey on my blog:

    Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Just finished visiting your blog :)

  2. First of all, thank you for mentioning me in your post!!
    Second, I'm so glad you did because I ended up finding your blog!
    So many good books mentioned in this post! Origin and Clockwork Princess were both awesome reads for me this year! I've had Allegiant since release day, but still haven't read it yet! I feel insane about it, but after all the crazy responses I'm a little scared! Bawling your eyes out? Oh no! I am so happy that you love Cole Holland--- meeeee tooooo! Thumbs up for My Life Next Door! Also, gotta agree with you on Through the Ever Night for imagery! I love that about V Rossi's writing-- i can see everything so clearly! That is so cool that you were quotes in JLA's Sentinel! Now THAT was an amazing book! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank-you so much for stopping by! I honestly have become such a huge fan of your blog!

      AHHHH Allegiant--- I'm crying for you already! You'll either love it or hate it....that's all I'm going to say!

      How excited are you for the last novel in the White Chronicles series?! Honestly, Cole Holland has a way with words that makes me gooey inside....he has a gift!

      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving such an awesome comment! Happy New Year!

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  4. Hiii! I just wanted to say I LOVE your blog and it only makes me want to spent more time on my own blog ;) Thumbs up, I'll be visiting your blog more often! Going to fill in that survey too I think, I agree with you on all the books (well, the one that I've read too). Allegiant made me cry for about a week and made me so mad I started writing fanfiction just so I could make a different ending! And I have Rossi's and Cass' books on my shelve, ready to be read! You made me even more curious about them! :)
    (Can I recomment a book? You should read Ashes, Shadows and Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick! I think you'll love the books! I haven't read the last part yet (part 2 had the biggest cliffhanger EVER) but that's only because the paperback isn't released yet. I LOVED the first two books and couldn't put them away!)

    Happy new year, by the way! Let 2014 be amazing and full of exciting YA books!


    1. Awww thank-you so much! You're too sweet! I'll be on the lookout for your answers on your blog :)

      I'm DEFINITELY going to have to add that series to my TBR....Read the synopsis and some reviews for the first book & I'm intrigued! Thank-you so much for the recommendation :D

      Be sure to move Cass and Rossi's book onto high priority spots on your TBR-- they are amazing!

      Happy New Year !!

  5. You deserve it, your blog is amazing! :)

    You're welcome! The author, Ilsa J. Bick, is very nice and sweet; she talks with readers on her website!

    Yes, I will do that!



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