Hello dear readers! You may have though I was abducted by aliens since I disappeared for a while, but no such luck for me. It was simply a combination of a 4-day music festival, its consequences, and a lot of work that I’m terribly behind on. I’ll try to ease back into blogging now, as I miss it and you guys very much! I’ll start with a tag I’ve been delaying for so long, and with a thank-you to the marvelous Orangutan Librarian for tagging me! Let us begin!
BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ YET IN 2018
Ohh this is a tough one, since I’ve read so many good books this year! You can see my top ten here, but if I really have to choose just one, let it be The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. My review is here, and I hope it makes you want to read this extraordinary gem!
BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016
Hmm, I’ve read a total of six sequels this year, but I’ll go with a not-so-direct sequel that is My Plain Jane, because it’s the most recent one I’ve read and I loved it! Review to come very soon!
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO
I’ll go with Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, which I haven’t been able to get an ARC of, because international, so I satisfied myself with buying Uprooted, which I’ll read soon!
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR
That would definitely be City of Ghosts by the amazing Victoria Schwab, which I’m currently waiting the ARC verdict of, I’m guessing my odds are slim because the publisher already rejected me, because international, so I’m taking my chances with E+, fingers crossed.
Oooh well, I do love every chance of mentioning the horrid experience that was The Crow Garden. You can read my GR review here, it does spoil the ending, but trust me, that is one of the major points why you shouldn’t even consider reading this junk.
Since I’ve already used Evelyn Hardcastle and My Lady Jane on other prompts, I’ll go with a graphic novel series for this one. It’s, of course, Locke & Key. The biggest surprise was in the fact I’ve had these novels on my shelf for so long without reading them, and now that I finally did I’m so happy because they’re awesome! My review for volume 1 can be read here, others to follow.
FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR
NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH
Umm none? I just haven’t read any books with crush material this year, unless we count My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane where almost all main characters are so lovely and charming, and I definitely have something going on for Lady Jane from the first one, and for Alexander from the second one.
NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER
That would most certainly be Lyra from His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman, and you’ll get a full explanation of that in my upcoming review!
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
I’ve rummaged through my read list for 2018 and it seems I haven’t been reading any sad books this year, but the conclusion to The Raven Cycle made me all teary AF.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
FAVOURITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION
So I’ll cheat here a bit and I’ll go with book to TV, as I haven’t watched any movie adaptations this year (I think), and I’ll go with a book I haven’t read yet, but I hope I will soon because the series was brutally amazing! It’s The Terror by Dan Simmons.
FAVOURITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR
Hmm all of my posts ever were done this year, but I quite liked writing the recent review for We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. You can read it here.
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR
It’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss, and I can’t wait to read it!
WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR
Oooh many. So so many. I’ll start with the ones on my summer TBR and we’ll go on from there.
On this lovely occasion I shall tag everyone who is freaked out as I am that it’s already the end of July, and everyone ho wants to do it!
It’s almost August! Are you guys freaking out? I sure am. Which books do you want to read before the end of the year? Let me know in the comments, and happy reading! ❤