Another half year has gone by super fast. I think it really is true what they say, “The years go fast, but the days go slow.” I think that’s especially true as you get older. I mean I will turn 30 in 18 months and that doesn’t even compute with me sometimes. However, that also means that we’ve had 6 months of reading time so far in 2019 and that is awesome. It also means that I’m THIS much closer to my favorite time of year – fall. Cold weather is calling me and I cannot wait!
Best Book You’ve Read So Far In 2019
I couldn’t pick just one book because all four of these books just rocked my freaking world this year for different reasons. I cannot recommend them enough to people.
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far In 2019
I’m honestly just trash for this series. The first one was so unique but maybe suffered from a bit of slow pacing, but holy moly this sequel was insanely amazing. There was an outlaw style space port, cage-style fighting, etc. I don’t even know how Caine and Aguirre are going to be able to top this sequel, but I have really high hopes!
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To
Basically I’m kicking my ass over having not read these books because I am obsessed with Jeff Zentner and Emily Henry’s novels. But I will say that I own Kingsbane but I’ve been putting it aside until I do a reread of Furyborn. It’s happening soon though, for sure.
Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year
Okay, just give me all of the books at this point. I promise I won’t complain.
I wish I understood what the hype was with this book but it did not work at all for me. The main character was so whiny and naïve, making it really hard for me to care about any of her thoughts. I get that maybe that’s a reason because she’s been so isolated but still, it just didn’t work for me.
I know there was a lot of hype going around this book when it first came out, especially considering it was Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick. But even with that, I wasn’t sure it was going to work for me as I’m super picky when it comes to contemporary novels. However, I freaking loved it so much! I listened to the audiobook and it was amazing. I’ll definitely be picking up whatever else this author writes.
Favorite New Author (Debut/New To You)
I am so impressed by the world-building Fonda Lee created in Jade City. It was so impressive and interesting. This was my first read by her but I know I’m already obsessed. I can’t wait to continue with this series and also explore some of her other novels.
Newest Fictional Crush
Nathaniel Thorn is one sassy sexy sorcerer. I was living for his witty one-liners and the back and forth banter between him and Elizabeth.
Newest Favorite Character
Spensa is so feisty and strong-willed. I love that she doesn’t take no for an answer but continues to fight for what she wants and what she believes in. She’s just a little firecracker. I am slowly dying inside waiting for the sequel to come out because I cannot wait to see what she’s going to do next.
Book That Made You Cry
Yeah, I’ll admit that I shed a few tears at work while listening to this audiobook. They were happy tears though!
Book That Made You Happy
This book was just such a joy. It was engaging and fun, with a really great family story as well. It wasn’t what I was expecting at first but turned out to be just as great.
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought So Far This Year
What Books Do You Need To Read By The End Of The Year
Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year
I don’t know if it really counts since I haven’t read the books but I really enjoyed Dumplin’ and Mortal Engines.
Favorite Review You’ve Written This Year
- ARC Review: The Fever King (Feverwake, #1)
- Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1)
- ARC Review: The Brilliant Death
What is your favorite book read of 2019 so far? Biggest disappointment? Have you discovered a new favorite author? What book are you most looking forward to reading in the second half of the year?