Hi guys, it’s already the end of June, which is incredible, this year is going by so quickly. However, I am not complaining, I have been wanting for it to be the end of June for so long, what with all my exams.
As I haven’t been active I thought this was the perfect thing to post right now. It’s a fun tag and it will allow you to get a little insight into what I have managed to read so far in 2019. I have seen it on several blogs already but I’d like to mention Journey into Books as in her post she tags anyone who still hasn’t done this tag. So thank you 🙂
This has been a very successful reading year so far, and fingers crossed it stays like that. I have completed 16 books so far, which may not seem like a lot for most of you guys, but I am very happy with it. I usually read between 30 and 40 books in a year, but as I knew this year would be hectic for me, I lowered my goal to 25 books. According to Goodreads I am 4 books ahead of schedule…. so YAY.
Anyway, let’s get into this tag.
1)Best book you’ve read yet in 2017?
It would probably have to be To all the boys I’ve loved before which I re-read this year along with the second book in the series so I could read the last book in the trilogy. I loved all of those books so any would work for this question.
2)Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017?
……… I’m sorry but you guessed it: P.S. I still love you
Although I must say that I have read some brilliant sequels this year.
3)New release you haven’t read yet but want to.
There’s a few I want to read but the one I am the most eager to read is probably Don’t date Rosa Santos ,I was really close to buying this book but then I had decided I could wait……. and I already have too many unread books on my shelves.
4) Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Definitely Queen of Ruin which comes out on July 2nd, so really, really soon. I read the first book in the duology recently and I enjoyed it and now I’m really eager to find out how it ends. I’ll be buying this as soon as I come back from my holiday at the end of August. Or maybe sooner…… hmm
I am happy to say that I have no disappointments. All the books I read, I rated 4 or 5 stars. So yeah
Without a doubt The murder of Roger Ackroyd.
The series of reveals at the end of the book just blew my mind, I can often work out who the murder is but I was not expecting anything that this book served. This is arguably the best Agatha Christie book that I have read, I have already recommended it to a friend and she loved it as well. I recommend you give this a go if you’re into this type of books, I think you will enjoy it.
7)Favourite new author.
Laurie. R. King. I read one of the books in her Mary Russel series and I was positively surprised. In my opinion she is a really skilled author that knows what she is doing and I will definitely be reading more.
8) Newest fictional crush.
I can’t think of any, the books I read this year aren’t really the types of books with characters you get feelinsg for.
9)Newest favourite character.
I quite ended up liking both Serina and Nomi from Grace and Fury, maybe not as much at first but as the story went on their characters developed and I enjoyed the characters more. Now that I think back about it I preferred one over the other a bit but I can’t think which one. Oh that’s going to bug me, I need to look back at notes I made to see.
10)Book that made you cry.
Final 7, the conclusion of the trilogy.
Since this is a dystopian series I knew somebody would die but it was just so sad. I couldn’t help the silent tears roll down my cheeks. Oh no, I’m thinking about it now and it’s making me sad and sentimental again.
11)Book that made you happy.
All of the books in the To all the boys trilogy. I listened to the audiobooks of the first two books in the series during my final art exam and I kept smirking or laughing under my breath. My friends gave me weird looks sometimes ahahah. I just love these books they make me so happy, they are kind of like Legally Blonde for me, they always make me happy no matter what.
12) Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received).
Hmmm, I can’t remember and I have no way of checking because I am not at home. Now that I think about it I’m not sure if I have even bought/received any books in 2019. I got quite a few in September for my birthday, October and December for Christmas, but I don’t think I got any in 2019 because of my exams. Wow, I’m impressed, I didn’t think that that is possible, hahaha.
13)What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I want to read the entire Anne of Green Gables series, I just started the first one the other day (I’m re-reading it, as I have only read the first one and the second one and I want to remind myself of what happens before I go onto the next ones). I also want to read Queen of Ruin, my most anticipated release for the second half of the year. i think that’s it really. There’s obviously other books I would like to get to ut that’s not a must.
So that wraps up this tag, I quite enjoyed doing it. It made me realise some things, including the fact that I haven’t bought any books in 2019, that is going to change, I’ll make sure. Hahaha
Anyway, if you want to do this tag I am tagging you, enjoy.