I am still keeping content a little lighter until some of my symptoms ease up. So I thought this would be a great time to continue with a few more tags. And this is one I am a bit late with (because well, I am late with all of them).
I had hoped to get to this a little sooner, but better late than never as they say ❤ Huge shout out and thank you to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me and hopefully forgiving me for slacking. July managed to sneak past me faster than I could have ever anticipated, but this still seems like a great time for a mid-year recap!
Best Book I Have Read This Year
So many! It has been a great year for me, and I think this is the highest my Goodreads average rating has ever been. It is currently 4.03! It also seems to be the year I discover more feminist titles and for that reason, I have chosen 3 to share.
Best Sequel I Have Read So Far in 2018
I have not actually made it to many of the sequels I plan to, and my most anticipated ones are coming up on my TBR. For that reason, I chose the third and final book in a series for this answer.
New Release I Have Not Read Yet But Want To
I am including two (one of which I will probably have started by the time this posts). But both have been on my shelf for longer than I care to admit, and I am excited to make time for them soon!
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
So I am cheating with this one because the two books at the top of my list actually release in January, but I am still going to share them because I do what I want.
Biggest Disappointment of 2018
While this was not released this year, I read it this year. But if I am being honest (and I am) I wish I had not. I can think of a million other, more rewarding things to do with my time.
Biggest Surprise of 2018
Short and simple, this book impacted me in a way I was not prepared for.
Favorite New Author
Hands down Scott Reintgen. His Nyxia Triad series has been a welcomed addition to my YA sci-fi collection and I hold a great admiration for his character development and world-building skills.
Newest Fictional Crush
I do not have fictional crushes per say. The one allowance is Jon Snow. I will always ship Jon Snow with myself 😉 And I am aware this is not a new crush, but this is my answer.
Newest Favorite Character
💛💛💛 Hands down: Lemon Fresh from Jay Kristoff’s LIFEL1K3 💛💛💛
Book That Made Me Happy
Because I related to it on so many levels..
Favorite Book to Film Adaptation
I hate to admit this, but I have been watching very little film and television this year so I am not sure I have a real answer for this. Maybe Hulu’s version of the Handmaid’s Tale.
Most Beautiful Book I’ve Bought This Year
Circe will easily make another appearance for this category. You cannot tell from the Goodreads image or my own photo, but it has a stunning foil cover and the inside does not disappoint either.
What Books Do I Need To Read By The End of The Year
So far I have been good and only accepted ARCs going out to about October if I am remembering correctly, so I currently have none that I need to read by the end of the year. Just plenty I want to read 😉
Since I am incredibly late with this one, I am not tagging anyone today. However, consider yourself tagged if you wish to participate!