So today I’m going to be summing up my reading for the first half of the year! I have watched people do this tag for years & I am so excited that I finally have a place to do it for myself!
Best book you’ve read so far in 2019.
Starting off with the hardest question! I could go with so many books ,but I am going to have to pick Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff!. It blew my mind. Every page left me wanting more. I read half of this book in one day, which is something I never do. I want to reread it ASAP!
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019.
I mean, I could answer Gemina for this one too. Hahaha, no repeats though! This definitely goes to The Wicked King by Holly Black! I got a crazy book hangover after finishing this. I loved the romance, the politics and the ending! Literally dying for The Queen of Nothing!
A new release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
So many. I am really behind on new releases. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett is one that I was really looking forward to but haven’t had the chance to pick up yet!
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Hands down Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw. I recently shared my most anticipated releases for the rest of 2019, you can read that post here!
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. I am still bummed out about this one. I feel like I set my hopes a little bit too high. I loved The Kiss Quotient with my entire heart & was so excited when I heard there was going to be a companion. Unfortunately, The Bride Test didn’t live up to my expectations.
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian! This book was everything I didn’t even know I needed. I went into it expecting just a fluffy romance but I got SO much more than that. I loved it!
Favorite new author (debut or new to you)
Taylor Jenkins Reid for sure. I have read two of her books so far this year and both were incredible. She writes such realistic characters. I cannot wait to read more from her!
Newest fictional crush.
Grey from A Curse So Dark and Lonely. Swoon!!! He is kind of moody & intimidating but has a heart of gold! If you’ve read this book …you know!
Newest favorite character.
Hanna Donnelly from Gemina. I know I said no repeats, but I can’t help it for this one. She’s a badass & a force to be reckoned with!
Book that made you cry.
The Serpent KIng by Jeff Zentner. It broke my heart into a million pieces and honestly, I am STILL not over it.
Book that made you happy.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Just honking about this book puts a smile on my face. The representation, the supportive family, the friendships, the romance…I loved it all!
Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year..
Finale by Stephanie Garber. I have the UK paperback and it’s beautiful inside and out.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year.
I have a mile long list, but the one at the top is The Diviners by Libba Bray. I’ve heard nothing but good about it & I will for sure read it by the end of 2019!
That’s it! I feel like my reading year has been pretty good so far. I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of the year. There is a lot of 5 star potential coming up!