It's the last day of the blogfest! Thank you all so much for playing along with us and sharing your favorite 2013 releases! Alison, Katy, Tracey, and I have had so much fun hosting you all this week, and we've loved reading about everyone's favorites. I don't know about you all, but I've certainly added some new books to my TBR pile!
Remember to hop around to the other blogs on the linky below to see everyone else's choices. And at the end of today's post, everyone chose their own superlative category, so make sure you weigh in on all of those.
Here are my picks for today (and remember, these are the 2013 books that I read this year)...
I fell in love with this cover the second I saw it...before I even really knew anything about the book! I'm glad the inside is equally as awesome, but even if I didn't love the book as much as I do, I would still adore this cover. One of my favorites ever.
|Amazing art by Simini Blocker|
Eleanor & Park
What can I say? I'm a sucker for a white girl/Asian boy pairing. There's nothing cuter, IMO.
Most Likely to Succeed
(Or, pick a Printz Winner)
I know crap about what qualifies a book to win the Printz, but I think Winger was ten kinds of awesome and needs some shiny medals on that awesome cover, STAT.
Most Likely to Make You Miss Your Bedtime
(The book you just couldn't put down!)
The Sea of Tranquility
The second I started this book, I was pulled deep into the lives of these characters and I never wanted to put it down. I was very tempted to start it again the second I finished it.
Best Repeat Performance
(Your favorite sequel or follow-up)
You guys know my feels for this series. After the ending of Unspoken, I wasn't sure how this second installment would hold up. But OMG did it hold up. Fantastic book two!
Favorite Finale or End of Series Novel
Time After Time
This book picks up where Time Between Us leaves off, but in Bennett's POV. I loved hearing things from his perspective, getting some of the questions from the first book answered, exploring more time travel, and getting a bit of closure on this awesome couple. I was very satisfied with how this story ended!
Romance Most Worthy of an Ice Bath
The Sea of Tranquility
The chemistry between Nastya and Josh...hot damn.
Breakout Novel (Your favorite book by a debut author)
The Reece Malcom ListTaken
All Our Yesterdays
Ok, I couldn't pick. I loved all three of these debuts! I can't wait to read more from these authors!
(Your favorite read of the year, published BEFORE 2013)
Where Things Come Back - John Corey Whaley
I'd had this Printz winner sitting on my shelf for too long. I finally picked it up this year. What amazing writing! And such a unique story!
Most Likely To Make a Grown Man Cry
First you will cry with laughter, then you will cry because the ending tears out your heart.
Most Pleasant Surprise
(The book you didn't think you'd like, but totally did)
These Broken Stars
Not that I didn't think I would like it...more that I didn't expect to love it as much as I did.
Most Creative Use of a Love Triangle
The Dream Thieves
These Raven Boys have it again...the same love triangle from the first book takes some interesting turns, and then another totally unexpected element is added in that I still can't even wrap my head around. Damn, Maggie Stiefvater, you know how to keep us on our toes.
(Book you found so awesome you wish it had been hyped more)
This Song Will Save Your Life
This contemporary about music and finding your passion and figuring out who you are was one of my favorite books of the year. Pick it up if you haven't yet.
(Your favorite MG or adult 2013 book)
The Sultry Springs series
I love this trilogy of contemporary adult romances from Macy Beckett! Each follows a different couple in small town Sultry Springs, Texas, and they are funny and sassy and hot, hot, hot. I can't wait for her next series!
Favorite POC Main Characters
Jude from The Book of Broken Hearts
Kami from Untold
Park from Eleanor & Park
I want to celebrate the awesome books I read this year that feature non-white main characters! If you're looking to add a little diversity to your TBR, check out one of these awesome books!
Ok, everyone...that's it! Thanks so much for playing along! Be sure to drop your linky in the list, answer my bonus question in the comments, and visit everyone else's blog. And check back, because if you participated every day of the blogfest, you are eligible to win the 2013 release of your choice from BookDepository! I hope you guys had a great time...I know we sure did.