I’ve been eyeing this tag for a little while thinking about doing it but now that I have been tagged by Raven @ dreamyaddictions I thought I’d actually do it. Thank you for tagging me 🙂
As always if you click on the title of the book you’ll be taken to its Goodreads page where you’ll find its synopsis.
1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far This Year
The Martian by Andy Weir
I fell in love with this book. I have only read one other Sci-Fi book other than this (The Host by Stephenie Meyer) and this blew it out of the water. This was so funny and intense, it was such a roller-coaster ride of a book.
2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2015
Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
This can be debatable, it isn’t technically a sequel but a continuation of a series I love. This book was sprung on me, I didn’t expect a new instalment and when I found out that she was carrying on with the series I freaked out.
This was a good book but to be honest I don’t think it was her best book. I haven’t read very many sequels this year so I chose this.
3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
I just downloaded the preview for this off of Amazon to see if I’ll like it and from what I have read it seems to have a very Neil Gaiman vibe to it. I love the sound of it.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
I’ve been looking for this every time I go in to a book shop. I haven’t found it yet but as soon as my book buying ban is over I’ll probably end up buying this.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I’ve been interested in this for quite a while and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
4. Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Illustrated by Jim Kay – 6th October 2015
This is so close I can almost taste it. The pictures I’ve seen look amazing and my fingers are tingling in anticipation of holding this.
Winter by Marissa Meyer – 12th November 2015
I’ve not read Cress yet so I have to read that before I can really feel excited about this one but nevertheless I am excited about a new book for the series.
5. Biggest Disappointment
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I had such high expectations for this book and they just weren’t met. There was so much hype surrounding this book and paired with the description of the book I thought I would love it. Turns out I liked it but it didn’t blow my mind.
6. Biggest Surprise
Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I adored this book. It was so cute and I’m already having the urge to re-read it and I read it about two months ago! Normally I don’t like contemporary books but this one was lovely.
7. Favorite New Author (Debut or New to You)
I’m still a little on the fence regarding V.E. Schwab but I own Vicious (another of her books) and plan to read it soon. A lot of people regard it as her best book yet so I really hope I like it. I follow her on Twitter and I love reading about her writing progress and she has a great sense of humour from what I’ve seen.
8. Newest Fictional Crush
Kell (A Darker Shade of Magic)
Blue (Simon Vs.)
Yeah I have more than one…
Kell is such a cool guy! *swoons* He can jump dimensions, he fights magic and bad guys and he has a cool jacket!
Blue is more of an “awwww”. Considering he’s gay I doubt he’d be interested anyway. I just want to hug him.
Levi is adorable. I could easily spend a long time just sitting there talking to him and reading to him. Levi you rock!
9. Newest Favourite Character
I didn’t expect Percy to be so funny. He has a similar sense of humour to me and I find it really easy to empathise with him. He gets himself in to some sticky situations and so far he always manages to come out relativity on top. (I haven’t finished the series yet).
10. Book That Made You Cry
I haven’t read a book this year that has made me cry. I have a few on my TBR Shelf that I know will make me cry so I’m hoping to get to them some time this year. The closest I came to crying was for the ending of The Martian.
11. Book That Made You Happy
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
This was a short and cute read. There are some parts I was laughing out loud to and the ending was good. This mainly made me happy because I was pleasantly surprised at how entertaining it was.
12. Favourite Book to Film Adaptation You Saw This Year
I’ve been meaning to watch this for such a long time and now that I have I was amazed at how good it was.
The costumes were on point, the atmosphere was really good, it was funny, intense and entertaining. I watched the second film not even last week and that was just as good as the first.
13. Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year
14. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought So Far This Year (Or Received)
Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?
I have so many!
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Cress by Marissa Meyer
I’m probably forgetting some but these are the ones I can remember off the top of my head.
If you’ve already done this tag then feel free to ignore this 🙂
Erika @ Errka220 (Erika in Bookventureland)
Thank you for reading and
Until next time,