I did this last year so I thought I would make it a little tradition here. If you want to check out how I was doing last year around this time you can do so here. I can’t believe we are already halfway through the year. It’s fine, it’s cool, I’m not freaking out, you’re freaking out. That also means it’s time for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out and I am so ready! However I have already read more than I anticipated, which is really quite nice. Okay, lets just jump into it.
1. Best Book You’ve read so far in 2018
This is always such a hard question! I’ve read so many books. This is a really tough choice but seeing as I there is no way I can choose just 1 book, but my favourite Standalone novel I’ve read so far would have to by Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart.
2. Best Sequel you’ve read so far in 2018
This Question was a lot harder than I thought I would be, I haven’t actually read many sequels this year, and less that I’ve actually enjoyed. So, I’m going to go with Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday, sequel to Leo Loves Aries. I love this series, they are really good.
3. New Release you haven’t read yet but want to
The New Release I can think of is A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews (who is well known from her Blog Paper Fury). I’ve been anticipating this for a while now and it was published June 7th 2018.
4. Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare. I am so excited for this one, I’ve been waiting for the release of this for ages. It’s not being published until December 4th, which is still a really long time away, but I’m really excited and I can’t wait!
5. Your Biggest Disappointment
My biggest disappointment would probably have to be Liam Davis & The Raven by Anyta Sunday, I read the Sign of Love series and love them, but I didn’t really enjoy this one as much. I was a bit disappointed in this one, as I loved her other books that I read.
6. Biggest Surprise of the year
I actually have two for this one, I can’t choose between these ones. The Biggest surprises of this year so far have been Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday & Fourteen Summers by Quinn Anderson. These are both New Adult LGBTQ+ Romances and I honestly did not expect to love these as much as I did. These were both eARC’s that I received from Netgalley.
7. Favourite New-to-you or Debut Author
For this one I would have to say Anyta Sunday, I discovered her books this year and I’ve already read 4 of them. I don’t usually read so many books by an author, especially not in the same year, but I love her books and her writing style. If you haven’t read any of her books, I would really recommend it.
8. Your Fictional Crush
I’m cheating a little bit with this one, as I read these books last year, but I did Reread them this year; Vanitas & Noe from The Case Study of Vanitas. I can’t choose between them, I love both of these characters.
I love this manga! Vanitas is by far the most interesting character from this series. At times comic relief, and at times a clever, charismatic enigma, he has become quite an endearing and confusing character. It had been a long time since I have read about such an eccentric character.
The Case Study of Vanitas is set in 19th Century Paris where Humans and Vampires live with one another. Vanitas is the owner of the tome Noé seeks, and Vanitas says he wants to save vampires with the tome, although he seems to have yet unknown intentions and Noé appears to have other goals, too. The two partner up on a case, and and form a weird friendship.
9. New Favourite Characters
I don’t think I have any new Favourite Characters this year, or at least none that I remember. I’ve liked a lot of characters this year, but not any that stand out.
10.A Book That Made You Cry
Not many books actually make me cry, so I don’t think I have an answer for this one.
11. A Book that made you happy
I loved reading The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda, this is such a fun series to read and I can’t wait to continue this series hopefully soon. If you don’t know Emily Rodda is an Australian Author, who also wrote the Deltora Quest series, which was my favourite series as a kid. Reading her books always makes me happy. There so fun, and original.
13. Your Favorite Book-to-movie Adaptation That You’ve Seen This Year
I saw Love, Simon this year after reading the book, I was never actually planning to read this book ever, I wasn’t at all interested in it. But when I found out there was going to be a movie based on the book and I saw the Trailer, I decided to finally read the book. And I went to see the movie, and I really enjoyed it. Also, I haven’t seen many Book-to-movie adaptations this year.
14. The Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought/Received This Year
This year, I received these Folio Society Charles Dickens Classic books as a gift from a family member. And they are probably some of the best books I have on my Shelves.
These books are really plain though, so if were talking about the most beautiful design, here are few of those, there’s no way I can choose. There are so many beautiful books!
15. What Are Some Books You Need To Read By The End Of The Year?
These a lot of book I would love to read by the end of the year, but these are a few of them; the main ones. So, it’ll be interesting to see which ones I actually read, and hopefully by the end of the year I would have finished all of these.
That seemed like a really long list, even though it was only 15 questions. What do you think of my picks? What would you choose for each prompt? Have you done this tag? If so, leave the link in the Comments, I’d love to check yours out!
Also, I tag anyone reading this that wants to do it! So, If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged!