Hint: It was the year of the twerk.
More books are being published than ever before — how can you possibly decide what to read? Here are a few nonfiction titles that we loved in 2013.
Not everything we watch is American. Just most of it...
This truly was the year of the Cumberbatch.
It was a great year for literature in the Land Down Under. Here are some of the highlights.
This was the year we learned that little rubber bands can become so much more than friendship bracelets.
These trendy tats were crowned the most popular on Pinterest this year, based on repins and likes.
Well, there are probably too many to count, but here are 11 of the most memorably sexist things said in public this year.
Sometimes you just have to know the person.
In no particular order...
This was the year that we all truly nailed it.
These are some funny ladies, indeed.
Whether you're actually a young adult or not, these books captivated us in 2013. Ranked in no particular order.
The GIF that keeps on giving.
The year’s best books on food that teach, inspire, and make you hungry for more. Because you're an adult now, and it's time to start cooking like one.
BuzzFeed's Community had a rockin' 2013. In no particular order, here are 50 of our favorite posts. Learn more about BuzzFeed's Community here!
Swooooon. It was a good year for Miguel.
Greatest if you're the one pulling them, that is. I imagine the victims have a different opinion.
If 1991 was the year punk broke, 2013 was the year it was completely demolished.
BuzzFeed's year according to what you all liked and shared, in handy-dandy list form.
The very best videos of 2013...under six seconds.
You may remember these events, but do you have any idea when they happened? Test your memory!
Shoot for the moon — even if you miss, you'll still have a huge mess and sense of devastating self-doubt.
Really the only year-end list you need.
WARNING: The amount of cheese in these photos may be overwhelming to some. Please view with caution.
Country music in 2013 was dominated by female artists, partying and liberal politics. Yes, you read that right.
Ingenious hoaxes and unspeakable tragedies. Serial bank robbers and mysterious maladies. Also, Tracy Morgan doing stuff. Sit by the fire with this collection of big ol' stories we were especially proud to publish this year.
Aside from the L train.
I'm starting with the man in the mirror.
There are more worthy games, made for more people, than ever. Here are the ones BuzzFeed couldn't put down this year.
From Kanye's epic Yeezus to A$AP Ferg's bizarro Trap Lord and the return of M.I.A., there was a lot to love this past year.
Thought metal was inaccessible? Think again.
There go our heroes. Watch them as they go.
*signs out of OkCupid/Match/PlentyOfFish/Tinder forever*
They woke up like this.
The strangest, most ridiculous and/or absurd photos taken of world leaders from the past year.
From picture books to nonfiction to young adult thrillers, there is a Best of 2013 children's book for readers of every age.
Millennials are a strange and dangerous breed. Luckily, several brave frontline journalists have risked their lives all year to help us understand them.
Oh, you beautiful politicians.
If photobombing is an art form (and it is), these are its Picassos and Da Vincis. Celebrate them.
You are what you laugh at. These humor videos received the most "thumbs-ups" on StumbleUpon in 2013, a representative said.
Highlights from the new leader of the Catholic Church's remarkable year.
For everyone who loves love.
Powerful, powerful stuff.
We lost a lot of the good ones this year — and several of the not-so-good ones too. Also, SPOILER ALERT for like, pretty much every show. You've been warned.
Physical is beautiful.
Thanks to these cats for making our year.
Scandalous art, protesters sent to jail, and the hottest club jams!
Who run the world?
If you ever doubt that the world is a beautiful place, just remember: We'll always have sugar, butter, and flour.
2013 was a #blessed year indeed.
Here's the best folk music of this year from seasoned guitar virtuosos to fierce female singer-songwriters.
Our favorite features about the big names of the year — including pieces on Miley, Lindsay, Taylor, MJ, the veep, and many more.
Four of the top 10 most geotagged locations were in New York City, according to Instagram.
Untz. Untz. Untz.
Don't stop beliebing.
Sure, you saw Catching Fire and Iron Man 3, and Oscar contenders are important. But there were many great flicks that didn't get attention this year.
In no particular order.
Ah, yes, 2013 was a good year. *Swirls internet around in glass* *Inhales* *Sips*
CNN had such a weird year.
BRB, tossing my iPhone into a large, empty crevasse.
Where can one get a stranger's belly button lint, you ask? There's a chance not all of these are genuine.
It's a new year. You better work.
It was the best of times, it was the #brand of times.
Time to flex that humor muscle. Your brain, of course.
2013 saw numerous records broken. Here are some of the most remarkable ones.
"Mpregs" are when a man is pregnant. Ssshhh... no more questions.
Good times, great oldies.
For better or for worse...
BRB gonna go explode now.
Find your new favorite artists and comic strips.
2013 was the cringiest year on record.
From the Super Bowl to "Kisses Down Low," queen Kelly reigned supreme.
These brave souls mastered the art of six-second video this year.
Fashion changed a lot in the last 10 years. Except cargo shorts still won't die.
Pasta is always perfect. But sometimes it's fun to shake things up a little bit.
These aren't just your everyday photos of someone's dinner.
AKA staXXX. Prepare to die of drooling.
I'd rather not eat my dinner out of a toilet-bowl, thank you. Also, fries are supposed to be bad for you; can't we just leave them alone?
You might want to start planning now.
From body-rolling slow jams to funky soul tunes, to chill electro-pop, R&B in 2013 had a little something for everybody.
Warning: This post will make you feel emotions.
The future leaders of America are starting out on the right tiny foot.
Get them out of your system now, because they're forbidden in 2014.
What life was like in the United States this year according to maps.
The tough truth is: Sometimes the most important stories published in a given year are some of the hardest to read. This, our first of four end-of-year roundups, includes the best stories on murders, rapes, conspiracies, and other atrocities.
People had a lot of feels this year.
It's what's on the outside that counts.
This is what happens when it's a cool and balmy 72 degrees year-round.