Worst Book of 2013
I have a tendency to not finish books that I don't like. So I'll go with The Secrets of Droon, which was a book I read aloud to my seven year old. It wanted very badly to be like Magic Tree House, but failed miserably.
Most Disappointing Book of 2013
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall. It got great reviews, but I really struggled to get through it.
Most Surprising (in a good way) Book of 2013
I have three of these. Everyday is an Atheist Holiday by Penn Jillette. I had no idea the sometimes annoying Jillette was so smart and could make me cry so much! The other is Jedi Academy by Jeff Brown. My seven year old and I read it together, and I was SHOCKED at how funny it was. And finally Everyday by David Levithan. I've read many of his books and always WANTED to like him more than I actually did. This book was finally what I've been looking for from him.
Book You Recommended to People Most in 2013
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Go forth and read it if you haven't!
Best Series You Discovered in 2013
I guess the Superman Earth One series. I love me some angsty Clark Kent :)
Favourite New Authors You Discovered in 2013
Rainbow Rowell and Raina Telgemeier
Most Hilarious Read of 2013
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny "The Bloggess" Lawson. I love her and I love her blog.
Most Thrilling, Unputdownable Book in 2013
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I was late in discovering it.
Book You Most Anticipated in 2013
Even though I don't love them, I always highly anticipate the Buffy Season Nine graphic novels.
Favourite Cover of a Book You Read in 2013
Eh, I guess the Harry Potter series. Mary Grandpre is an amazing illustrator.
Most Memorable Character in 2013
Sherlock Holmes. I finally read two of the Holmes books!
Most Beautifully Written Book in 2013
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. I liked the book well enough, but I don't think I would have liked it so much if the prose wasn't so lovely.
Book That Had the Greatest Impact on You in 2013
Oddly enough - Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan. Sometimes I feel guilty about raising kids in a small apartment in a high-rise building when everyone I know has their kids in a house in the 'burbs. But he normalized it for me, and made me feel good about the less-than-nice ways I think about my kids sometimes.
Book You Can’t Believe You Waited Until 2013 to Finally Read
Raina Telgemeier's Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels. So cute!