Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain -I already knew I was an introvert, but Susan Cain explains it in a way I never could. It was fantastic!
Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey - (#2 of Phaedre's Trilogy) - So much happens to Phaedre, adventure and intrigue out the wazoo!
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi (revamp of a classic, Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper) I recommend reading both for contrast.
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (#6 of Outlander) - *sigh* I'm so excited for the show on Starz!
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson - this man can make anything interesting and fun. This was more than the facts and figures you're used to, it provided personality and a lot of side facts that you haven't heard before! The audio was very enjoyable, the reader was perfect!
Killbox by Ann Aguirre (#4 Sirantha Jax) - The first book of this series put Ann Aguirre firmly in my list of favorites. I was lucky enough to meet her this year too! *squee*
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (#1 The Raven Cycle) - I was really taken in by this story, my first book by Maggie Stiefvater, I'm looking forward to more!
Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr (#5 Wicked Lovely) - The last book in this beautiful series of scary faeries.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (#2 Divergent) - The dystopian genre is fascinating and horrifying at the same time. I've heard mixed reviews of #3, and I know why, but I'm still interested to see how it turns out, and to see the movie of Divergent later this year.
Dead Men's Boots by Mike Carey (#3 Felix Castor) - Dark and sarcastic, Felix "Fix" Castor is an exorcist/detective who gets in all kinds of trouble. Luckily he has some supernatural help.
And now let's get started on 2014, may all your reads be fantastic!