SO YOU REALIZED THAT THE YEAR IS
MORE THAN HALF OVER? You’ve come to the right place because I am here to FREAK OUT. Like, really. As cliche as it sounds, I feel like the year is speeding by. Before you know it, it’ll be Christmas, and I’ll be making posts about the fall or the holidays.
OH GOSH, I can’t think about it now, I might actually freak out. I did this tag last year, and I really enjoy doing it, so here I am again
albeit a bit late. You know how it goes, there’s 15 prompts and I’ll be picking one (or several) books for each. Maybe you’ll share similar opinions and comment below *wink nudge wink* Enjoy!
Best book you’ve read so far in 2018
My favorite YA book was Scythe, it had such a fascinating concept and the suspense had me shook ?? the entire time ?? My favorite adult novel was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which is a golden age of Hollywood masterpiece. Plus it has a female/female relationship, which was amazing.
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018
I doubt this is surprising but THUNDERHEAD even though the ending made me want to throw it out a window. Also, Bright We Burn, which had an ending that was both satisfying and simultaneously made me want to throw it out a window.
A book you haven’t read but want to
There’s a whole list called a tbr, maybe you’ve heard of it. . .? But here’s a few books that are STILL on my tbr even though their releases were a while ago:
Our Dark Duet, A Conjuring of Light, Truthwitch, Obsidio, A Reaper at the Gates, Circe, The Night Circus, etc.
Most anticipated release for the 2nd half of 2018
THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOA
You know I’m not really sure, there’s just so many.
Biggest Disappointment of 2018
I actually have a whole blog post planned for this, but I’m going to leave a single book title here that was the biggest disappointment for me: Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman. Enough said.
Biggest surprise of 2018
I would have to say Legendary by Stephanie Garber. Caraval was pretty hyped in 2017, followed by the typical “it wasn’t as good as I thought” crowd, but I genuinely liked Caraval! However, Legendary was SO MUCH BETTER! Tella was much more compelling as a main character and Garber must’ve improved on her storytelling because the plot was a lot better than Caraval. I can’t wait for book 3 🙂
New favorite author
I love my new faves, like Dhionelle Clayton, Emily X.R. Pan, Samira Ahmed, Neal Shusterman, Celeste Ng, Tomi Adeyemi, Jay Coles, so many more ??? (I can’t pick one!)
Newest fictional crush
SAHIL ROY FROM FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE HAS MY HEART !!
Newest favorite character
If I could meet a fictional character, 10/10 I’d meet Evelyn Hugo and talk about her life, just like Monique. God, Evelyn was just so fascinating.
Book that made you cry
Honestly, YA books don’t really *cough* They Both Die at the End *cough* make me cry anymore but *cough* They Both Die at the End *cough* there’s this one book that really made me emotional *cough* They Both Die at the End *cough* and so far it is the only book that’s made me cry like a little *cough* They Both Die at the End *cough*
Book that made you happy
Save the Date by Morgan Matson was a laugh out loud adventure of mischief and chaos I needed in a spring contemporary novel. The family had great chemistry, and the main character was so fiercely loyal it made me so happy *cue tears of joy*
Favorite book to movie adaptation
Favorite review you’ve written
I haven’t written that many this year, but looking back, I really like my review for Tyler Johnson was Here. The story packed such impact, and I’m glad I had the honor to review it.
Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year
THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan. The cover is beautiful, the story is beautiful, the writing is beautiful and poetic. I wish I could reread it for the first time again.
Books you need to read by the end of 2018
I have a LOT, so here’s a few: A Reaper at the Gates, What If It’s Us, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, A Smoke in the Sun, Not the Girls You’re Looking For, Blanca y Roja, The Devil’s Thief, Queen of Air and Darkness, and A Conjuring of Light. Seriously, that’s just a few.
This post is a way of me accepting that 2018 only has a couple months left.
Currently trying not to panic. At least I have books to distract myself. Lots and lots of books. *cue me building a fortress of books to hide in forever*
Thanks for reading! What are your favorite reads of 2018 so far? Let me know below!