Normally, this tag, at this time of year, is circulating like wildfire. (I don’t think that simile worked). I actually haven’t seen anyone do it this year which is like…wow. Is the book community…changing? GASP.
So to maybe start the trend of everyone doing this tag, I’m going to be answering five questions from The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag which is always a really fun post for me to write!
BEST BOOK OF 2019 SO FAR
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe which has become one of my all time favourite books. I don’t know how to put into words how much I cherish this gorgeous book. It’s about being a teenager, growing up, friendship, family, and love. This book genuinely owns my entire heart. I’ve read it three times over the past two months. It is everything. Every time I talk about this book, I feel so insufficient because any attempt to describe how amazing this book is futile. But I’ll say this, every time I read this, I cry, have twenty breakdowns and clutch the book to my chest because I love it so much.
BEST SEQUEL OF 2019 SO FAR
Muse Of Nightmares by Laini Taylor! I adored Strange The Dreamer in 2017, and Muse of Nightmares was somehow even better. I adored the lyrical prose, the character exploration and how wild and creative the story was. I’m convinced that everything that Taylor writes is actually just pure magic in word form.
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF SECOND HALF OF 2019
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo – Okay I will read anything Bardugo writes since I love Six of Crows with my whole heart. Yes, I still haven’t read King of Scars but I have a library hold so I should be getting to that soon. I’m aware this is adult, and not YA, but the blurb is actually so intriguing and I really want to read this!
GIRLS OF STORM AND SHADOW by Natasha Ngan – I mean, this is the sequel to Girls of Paper and Fire, and I am dying for it!! I can’t wait to see what happens to my Lei and Wren in the second instalment, and to be swept up again in this dazzling world!
THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern – I don’t think I talk about my love for THE NIGHT CIRCUS enough but I truly do love that book, and Morgenstern’s writing style has me on the floor, because it’s literally art. I’m so excited about her new book, which is about underground libraries? I know I’m going to adore this.
THE QUEEN OF NOTHING by Holly Black – Okay I’m the biggest JudexCardan fan and The Wicked King left me on the biggest cliffhanger, that I NEED book three. I don’t want this series to be over!! I love it so, so much (read: I am obsessed).
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF 2019 SO FAR
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman – I already wrote a review about why this was so underwhelming but I was so excited for this Stranger Things x Raven Boys book but it was so boring, the characters were dry, and I just didn’t enjoy it.
The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins – Somehow, I thought A Global Bestseller would be…good. I was wrong. This was so bad, boring and not thrilling in the least. And that’s the tea
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman – I’m going to be talking about this in a review, soon, but this was so repetitive and stale, and I just didn’t enjoy it. And it’s a shame since I love the author’s debut, Starfish.
BOOKS TO READ BY THE END OF 2019
Oh gosh, so many, but I’ll narrow it down to four.
The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman // I have meant to read this forever. I’m probably going to read this in my summer holidays because I want to really invest myself in the story!
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak // Also probably going to read in the summer holidays! It’s a huge read and I can’t wait to delve into a book I know I’ll love.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini // I don’t know why I haven’t read this but I think I’m just going to wait until I have a day free and binge this and cry.
We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal // To be fair I only received this in May so it’s fine! I’m really excited to be immersed in a rich fantasy arabian-inspired fantasy world!!
I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to do this, then you can. (yes I am That Blogger) Here’s the questions if you want to use them, I only answered five of them.
CLICK HERE FOR QUESTIONSBest Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017 so far? New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want to? Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of 2017? Biggest Disappointment? Biggest Surprise? Favourite New Author? Newest Fictional Crush? Newest Favourite Character? Book That Made You Cry? Book That Made You Happy? Favourite Book to Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year? Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year? Most Beautiful Book You Bought or Received So Far This Year? What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?
What’s one book that’s disappointed you this year? Fave book of 2019 so far? What are you currently reading? And do you cry over books? What books are you excited to release? Tell me in the comments!