I wasn’t tagged to do this, but it looked like fun, so I wanted to hop on board! This tag was created by ReadLikeWildFire and Ely Jayne. Definitely check out their video and blog post to see what they have been up to this year!
It was impossible to pick just one answer for all of these questions. I have read so many fantastic books this year and I am hoping to read many more!
Alright, here we go with the questions:
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Goodreads)
If You Ask Me: And Of Course You Won’t by Betty White (Goodreads) [Only a 2 hour audiobook read by Betty herself – go borrow it from your library and have a listen. She’s amazing.]
Angelfall by Susan Ee (Goodreads)
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads)
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015
Prized by Caragh M. O’Brien (Goodreads) [No second book syndrome here, people!]
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (Goodreads)
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (Goodreads)
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Goodreads) [Give it to me NOW!!!!]
Winter by Marissa Meyer (Goodreads)
5. Biggest disappointment
Matched by Allie Condie (Goodreads)
The Harrow by Karen Carr (Goodreads)
6. Biggest surprise
Promised by Caragh M. O’Brien (Goodreads) [Man, this one just snuck up on me and BAM! I was bawling.]
7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you)
Caragh M. O’Brien
8. Newest fictional crush
Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee (Goodreads)
Nikolai from Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Goodreads)
Leon from the Birthmarked trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien (Goodreads)
Sean Kendrick from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads) [He intrigues me!]
9. Newest favorite character
Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Goodreads)
10. Book that made you cry
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd (Goodreads) [Read this one with a box of tissues….absolutely beautiful.]
11. Book that made you happy
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Goodreads)
12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year
I think the only book to film adaptations I’ve seen this year were Divergent and Catching Fire. And I HATED Divergent, so I guess Catching Fire wins!
13. Favorite review you’ve written this year (Booktube version: Favorite video you have done so far in this year)
I haven’t actually done too many reviews because I haven’t been blogging for very long. I am currently working on a review of the Birthmarked trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien and it is probably the most fun I’ve had while working on a post. Keep an eye out for it very soon! [UPDATE: Read my review here!]
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
Original hardcover edition of The Diviners by Libba Bray!!!!! (Goodreads)
S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst (Goodreads)
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
According to the goals I set at the beginning of the year, I need to read/finish:
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (Goodreads)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (Goodreads)
Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Goodreads)
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads)
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Goodreads)
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher (Goodreads)
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (Goodreads)
I better get to work!!!!
I would like to tag any new blogger or BookTuber who is new to this community and would like to join in the conversation and make some new friends! Consider yourself TAGGED!!! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been reading this year!
When you have read so many fantastic books this year that you can’t POSSIBLY pick just one favorite…..
…..blame it on the books.