Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2019
Illuminae, by Jay and Amie
This was surprisingly a hard choice to make I have about 4 books that are all in the “best” spot for the year, but I decided to go with Illuminae because out of them all it is the most unique and interesting book I’ve ever read. I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend trying it out!
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019
Fragments, by Dan Wells
By far the best book I’ve read all year, and the best sequel I’ve read ever! I thought the first book was amazing but this sequel really upped the ante and totally blew my mind. the world was expanded, characters developed, and so much action. I absolutely devoured this story!
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
Capturing the Devil, by Kerri Maniscalco
Definitely a book i have been waiting for, for ages and it comes out really soon (this September). I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and liked the third one, although not as much. That being said i still have been so hyped for this final instalment and cannot wait for it to come out!!
The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
Probably one of my biggest disappointments of all time. I thought the synopsis sounded so fantastic and i heard all these rave reviews about this book so i finally got the whole trilogy and began the first book. Well for such a short book it took me nearly three weeks to get through. Boring and slow paced is the understatement of the year for this one.
Into the Drowning Deep, by Mira Grant
I am not a horror fan, and i was not planning on picking this book up at all, but Merphy Napier suggested it, and we seem to have the same taste in books; so i picked it up! And man did I ever enjoy it. Such a fantastic horror sci-fi that i absolutely adored. It has definitely piqued my interest in the genre now.
Newest Fictional Crush
I honestly don’t have an answer for this one. None of the new books I’ve read this year have really had any interesting guys in them. Two of my rereads this year, however, had my old fictional crushes, so I guess I could mention those. Warner from Shatter me, and Samm from Partials. Love these two guys, they’re both very different but I’d have them either way!
Newest Favourite Character
Kaz Brekker, Six of Crows
Many people would say he’s their fictional crush, but I’m not interested in him that way at all. I do however think he is a new favourite character. He is not good, he is not nice, but he is so freaking intelligent, and he uses it for his own gain and criminal mastermindery. I love how this morally grey character works and I found him fascinating to read from.
Book That Made You Cry
Haven’t read any sad books this year, and the one historical fiction book I read, I really didn’t enjoy it, or bond with the characters, so I didn’t find it that sad. No tears from me so far this year.
Book That Made You Happy
Harry Potter, by J.K Rowling
Looking through all the books i read this year, i realise that i don’t read very many happy books; they’re mostly dark. So that’s why I’m kinda cheating here with my reread of the Philosophers Stone. It’s always such a joy to go back into the Harry Potter world and this time was no different.
Favourite Book to Film Adaptation
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
I know a lot of people don’t enjoy the film as much as the book, but i thought the film did a great job of depicting the world in the giver. Yes the main character is older and there’s a little romance going on, but i just put that down to reaching more of an audience. Other than that i quite enjoyed the film and thought it was well done.
Favourite Post You Have Done This Year
This id definitely my favourite post of the year so far for two reasons. First off, it’s probably the honest I’ve been on her for a long time, and i want nothing more than to be true on here. Secondly, it sparked so many conversations with people that were going through/had gone through the same thing, and it was great. Talking about it opened up so many possibilities, and helped me push through that block I was in.
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennan
By far one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen. I find the intricate anatomical drawings to be absolutely brilliant. And even though dragons are not a real creature, i appreciate how realistically drawn it is. I would love this artist to draw the cover of my own book!
What Books Do You Need to Read By the End of the Year
The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson
This has got to be the year i finally read a Sanderson book, and i would really like to start with Mistborn.
Nevernight, by Jay Kristoff
Another series that has sat on my shelf for a very long time. Now that the final instalment will be out in a couple of months, i feel like its the final push that i needed to start it.
The Fifth Season, by N.K Jemisin
This is a new one I only just heard about this year but i am so thoroughly intrigued by it. Definitely, one I’d like to get to this year.
Definitely a fun and thought-provoking book tag. I highly recommend doing this, it will help you get your bookish thoughts in order to proceed with the rest of the year. Consider yourself tagged if you want!!
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