I seen the mid-year freak out tag floating around, so I thought I would do it too since it’s now June and 2016 is pretty much half over. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?! So far this year I have read (and listened to) 51 books, which is pretty awesome.
BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ YET IN 2016.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner and Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. I loved these two books so much and I will auto-buy anything Jeff and Colleen write. You can check out my review for Maybe Someday over here and my review for The Serpent King over here.
BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016.
Solider by Julie Kagawa and Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes. These two books were so amazing and I love both series so much. Solider is the third book and Frozen Tides is the fourth book in their series. Definitely two of my all-time favorite series and I am dying for the next books in both! The Talon series forever has my heart and I love Julie Kagawa.
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO.
I’ve gotten quite a few new releases this year so far that I of course haven’t read yet, lol. A couple that I really want to read soon are A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro; a twist on Sherlock Holmes, YES PLEASE! The Last Star by Rick Yancey; I love the 5th Wave series and I am dying to see how it all ends. I’ve seen quite a few people disappointed though and I’m scared.
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR.
There are so many! Two that are at the top of my list are: Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes; Frozen Tides had a pretty epic ending and I am dying to see what happens next. December can’t get here soon enough! It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover; CoHo, enough said. I will forever read anything she writes. You can check out more from my Top Ten Tuesday list from last week over here.
The Heir by Kiera Cass. I really enjoyed the first three books in the Selection series, but The Heir was just horrible. I didn’t like the main character, it was so boring, and it was just a repeat of the Selection only worse. I would also say that Seven Ways We Lie was pretty bad too. It was too hard to connect with the characters and there were way too many POVs and they weren’t done that well. You can check out my review over here.
The Siren by Kiera Cass. I wasn’t really sure that I would like it, but it ended up being pretty awesome. You can check out my review over here.
FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR.
Morgan Rhodes and Colleen Hoover. I’ve never read their books before this year and I’ve been binge reading all their books this year. They are all so good! I need more!
NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH.
Magnus from the Falling Kingdoms series. It’s kind of funny, because I actually first started off not liking him at all. He grew on me throughout the series though and now I have the biggest fictional crush on him right now.
NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER.
Kelsier from Mistborn. He was hilarious and had me cracking up so much throughout the book. He was such a well written character.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY.
The Serpent King had me crying so much and throughout the entire book. Also, pretty much every single Colleen Hoover book that I read this year so far, which is five LOL. I think Ugly Love had me crying the most though. UGLY CRYING! You can check out my review of Ugly Love over here. Winger also made me cry and I am still shocked by the way that it ended. You can check out my review of Winger over here.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY.
Everland by Wendy Spinale. This book was so much fun to read. It’s a steampunk retelling of Peter Pan. Such fun characters and story. You can check out my review over here.
FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION.
I’m going to go with The 5th Wave. That’s the only book to film adaptation that I believe I’ve seen this year. I really liked it.
FAVORITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR.
I haven’t been the best at blogging this year. I’ve been so busy with other things, but here are a few of my favorite posts.
Shattered California. – this is a post about my trip to California that I went on in March. Tons of pictures!
Random|| Update with Pictures. – just a random life updated with a bunch of pictures to go with it.
Top Ten Tuesday||Resolutions. – top ten resolutions that I have for 2016. A little update on those, I have failed so far this year. LOL. 😛
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR.
I take it you mean book cover? If so, I love the covers for The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone. Under the dust jacket it’s so cute. See…
WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
ALL OF MY BOOKS! LOL. I want to try to catch up with series that I started but haven’t finished or read sequels that I haven’t read yet. I have so many unfinished series that I need to finish or catch up with. Here are a few of them:
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
And so many more!
I’m not going to tag anyone, but I want everyone to do it! It’ll be fun looking at everyone’s progress through the first half of this year. If you do this tag (or did it already), please feel free to link me, so I can check them out! 😀
I hope you have a great day!