Hello, my lovelies! I know I've seen this going around the blogosphere for many a year. (Who knows but that I may have actually used this idea myself before! Alas, since I cannot remember and don't want to take the time to research my own posts...) This fine day in July I happened upon it over here and thought it'd be fun to join in today. So here I am!
I've read several good ones so far this year, but nobody has topped my love for Katherine Reay yet. She just knows how to write a story that I will love!
BEST SEQUEL YOU'VE READ
Because HAMISH IS AWESOME. And I love Rachel McMillan. What more do you need?
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN'T READ YET, BUT WANT TO
This one has been out for several months now and I cannot believe that I haven't read it yet. Must remedy that!
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2019
I am super excited for this one! The synopsis intrigues me and the author...well, I know I love her writing, so... Perfect combo! :)
This isn't really a bad book, I don't usually finish reading a book that I don't like at all. But I will say that while this one is fun, it simply wasn't as gripping a read as I was hoping for...
This one was quite different than I'd been expecting, but I mean that in a very good way. Because I loved it! I pretty much bought it without knowing all that much about it other than the synopsis intrigued me and, as I was overseas at the time, I was desperate for an actual book to hold in my hand and to be written in English. Ms. Honeyman proved to me that I made an excellent choice! :)
FAVORITE NEW TO YOU OR DEBUT AUTHOR
This one was easy peasy! Amanda Dykes' book is AMAZING, people. SO, so good.
NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH
Drake is pretty much adorable, so yeah....
NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER
The Nina's for the win! Both of these main characters are named Nina and I happen to think they're both amazing. Plus they LOVE to read and both work with books every single day. One owns her own traveling bookshop and the other works in a bookstore. Also they both happen to be quite bookish and endearing...
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
Hands down. This one is just....yeah. Good stuff, people!
BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
I loved this one so much that when it was time to take the library's copy back, I had to go to B&N and purchase my very own because I refused to not have this lovely story in my house and always around me!
FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION
So I have not watched any of new film adaptations this year, but I did rewatch the '95 version of Persuasion and decided it was definitely my favorite of all the Persuasion adaptations out there right now. :)
FAVORITE POST YOU'VE DONE THIS YEAR
As I haven't done too many other than book reviews, I would have to go with this one:
Rereading that post just reminded me of the happiness that books and especially familiar, well-loved stories bring to me. Ah, my heart!
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU'VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR
To be honest, I haven't bought very many actual physical books. Most have been on my kindle and let me just say that a kindle book cover is not nearly as glorious as a real book cover. So! That's why I chose this book again. Because it really is lovely and I really don't have any other prettier books that I've bought this year to choose from!
BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR
All the things! No, but seriously. I have so many yet to be published that I'm excited over, I have so many yet to be read that I'm excited over, and I just have lots of books I want to get to! As I've been voraciously reading since I've been home again, I'm just looking forward to whatever bookish delights awaits me next. :)