This is one of my favourite tags to do. It’s a great way to look back on my reading trends and orient for myself for the rest of the year.
So far this year I’ve read 65 books, mostly Fantasy and Romance novels.
Last year when I did this tag, I noticed that not many books stood out to me since I was reading so many ARCs. Thankfully, this year a lot of books stood out! So, without further ado…
Pages read: 26,280
13 Science Fiction
9 Young Adult
2 Non Fiction
Best Books You’ve Read So Far This Year
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far This Year
Academ’s Fury has cemented my love for this series through its incredible characters and fast-moving plot with twists and turns I didn’t see coming. I cannot wait to get my copy of Cursor’s Fury.
Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019
So far, Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence was the biggest surprise. I disliked Red Sister and had a hard time understanding why everyone loved it so much. I decided to give Grey Sister a chance and I’m glad I did. Grey Sister is easily my favorite of the trilogy.
Favourite New Authors
S.A. Chakraborty, author of The Daevabad Trilogy.
Jim Butcher, author of the Codex Alera.
I’ve only read the two series from both authors, but, based on those works, I expect great things from them!
Newest Fictional Crush
Jake Connelly from The Risk by Ellen Kennedy
Zayne from Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Newest Favorite Characters
Tavi and Amara from Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
Gavin and Kip from the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks
Books That Made You Cry
A reread but, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. For obvious reasons.
Books That Made You Happy
I just love being back in these worlds!
Best Book To Film Adaptation
The Handmaid’s Tale and The Expanse.
If you haven’t watched (or read) these, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
Favorite Post You’ve Done This Year
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
The Waterstones edition of Queen of Air and Darkness
What Books Do You Need to Read By the End of the Year