I really enjoyed doing the end of the year freak out tag at the end of 2018 so when I spotted this mid year post from Priyasha at Books and Co I thought I would give it a go!
I honestly have no idea how it can be June already. I’m happy to say I’m doing okay with my 2019 Reading Challenge – I am hoping to push myself to read 150 books but we’ll see how that goes. My other challenges (get my Netgalley to 80% and buy less books) aren’t going as well, but we’ve still got another six months of the year to go.
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019
This is such a hard question because I hate just picking one book, but I really loved Aurora Rising.
2. Best sequel of 2019 so far?
It’s got to be The Wicked King – that book almost killed me.
3. New release you haven’t read yet but really want to?
I picked up a copy of Finale when it came out but I haven’t got the chance to pick it up yet.
4. Most anticipated release for the rest of 2019?
There are so many that I’m excited for – Angel Mage by Garth Nix is definitely one of them but I think it’s got to be Crowfall – I’m dying to find out what happens!
5. Biggest disappointment?
For this it’s definitely Vassa In the Night. I thought this was going to be a gorgeous story and I really didn’t get on with it at all.
6. Biggest surprise?
This is definitely Daisy Jones & The Six – it’s really not the kind of book I would normally read and I picked it up on a whim but I absolutely loved it.
7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you)?
I really fell in love with Shadowscent by P. M. Freestone. It was a cracking debut and I’m so excited to read more from her.
8. Newest fictional crush?
I don’t really do fictional crushes so for this I picked my favourite couple – I loved the romance between Lyra and Vesper in A. G. Howard’s Stain.
9. New favourite characters?
I love Nick and his friends in One Word Kill – Simon, Mia, John and Elton are a great bunch and I love watching them save the world.
10. Book that made you cry?
So far I don’t think any books have made me cry but I definitely had a lump in my throat reading As Far As the Stars.
11. Book that made you happy?
I was so happy reading The Princess and the Fangirl. I love Ashley Poston’s characters and it was great to see Darien and Elle from Geekarella make an appearance.
12. Favourite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen this year?
I don’t think I’ve actually seen any movie adaptations so far. I am currently watching the TV adaptation of Good Omens though and it’s brilliant.
13. Favourite review you’ve written this year?
I was really pleased with my review of The Familiars. It’s such a beautiful book and I really wanted to do it justice.
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought/received this year?
I received a copy of Perfectly Preventable Deaths and I honestly just love that cover!
15. Books you need to read by the end of the year?
I honestly have a list as long as my arm but I would just like to try and get my TBR down a good bit (like that will ever happen), but I really want to read Night Film!
This tag was so fun! I’m not sure who has done it and who hasn’t so if you’re interested in doing it consider yourself tagged!