Mid-year Bookish Freakout (2018)

I’m probably a little late to this party, but here goes…

Best Book Read So Far

I have read 58 books so far, a lot of them have been very good but I’m not sure one stood out from the rest. I just had to check my Goodreads to have a look at what I’ve read – excluding the rereads that don’t show on Goodreads. Huh. That might explain my massive reading slump… I’m going to say Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend because it was fun and imaginative.

Best Sequel Read So Far

Obsidio by Aimie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff without a doubt. Bloody hell- I just went to link my review and it looks like I never posted it.. that will need to be remedied asap! I will link the review of the first book in the Illuminae Files series here – it’s part space adventure, part comedy, part graphic novel, part conspiracy thriller all rolled into one massive novel. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

New Release you Haven’t Read but Want To

I love Marissa Meyer, and this story about wannabe superheroes really appeals to me, but I have so many books on my TBR. I need to read this soon.

Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of the Year

I am so excited about the third book in this series – I loved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I can’t wait.

Biggest Disappointment

The Fandom by Ann Day – it wound me up so much. It was a great idea, but the overuse of one word irritated me.

Biggest Surprise

Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence was recommended to me in Waterstones and I loved it. It’s a children’s book, but its not written like a children’s book. It’s hard to explain.

Favourite New Author

Gail Honeyman’s debut novel is funny, clever and absolutely heart breaking. I adored this book.

Newest Fictional Crush

I’ve been reading a lot of old favourites and children’s books, so I unfortunately don’t have a new fictional crush. That’s rather sad…

Newest Favourite Character

I loved Gert in I Hate Fairyland – she’s a forty year old stuck in a six year old’s body, she finds inventive ways to swear without actually swearing and tries to kill or maim everyone she meets. She’s hilarious.

Book that Made you Cry

I haven’t read anything weepy yet…

Book that Made you Happy

This was one of the first books I read after my reading slump – it’s is a wonderful book and will be reviewed on my blog in the next week.

Favourite Book to Film Adaptation

I haven’t watched anything that’s come out this year, but I have watched the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice again, and it’s still my favourite. Does that count?

Favourite Post you Did This Year

The Peculiars review was so much fun – I read a lot of kids books to get back into reading. This book was so imaginative and I loved the Steampunk vibe.

Most Beautiful Book you Bought This Year

This is such a beautiful book – it’s mostly black and white with silver touches. Absolutely stunning.

Book you Need to Read by the End of the Year

I have the hardback, paperback a s audible copies of this book. I still haven’t read it. I know.

So, this mostly made me realise I have loads of reviews to post and books to read. Shite.

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