Who loves book tags? I see them and I always get so excited about them. They always look like so fun and I plan to do them, but then things get in the way and it doesn’t happen. Well no more, I say! From here until I run out of tags, I’ll be doing a tag each Thursday. Just to be clear, I did not create any of the tags I will be doing. Each week I’ll highlight who created the tag and link to the original. If anyone out there is blog land wants to join me, you are more than welcome to. Leave a link to you’re post in the comments and I’ll be sure to check it out. If anyone out there has created a tag you’d like to see me do, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll happily schedule a day. Or if there is just a tag you’ve seen that you’d like me to do, comment away and I’ll get on it!
This week I’ll be doing the Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag created by Chami and Ely at A Book So Fathomless and you can view their post here or on the picture below. Admittedly, it’s a little late to do this tag because most people did it in June/July, but I wanna do it, so I’m gonna! I’m going to try very hard not to repeat any books in this, so wish me luck! If I have a review up for the books I choose, I’ll link that to the corresponding picture. If not, I’ll link it to the GoodReads page.
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.
This was an incredibly difficult question to answer. I’ve read quite a few fantastic books this year, but this stands out. It’s smart and funny and sweet beautifully tackles the topic of teen homosexuality.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015.
This book is my favorite in the series thus far. It easily tops Cinder, which I adored. Cress was an immensely enjoyable character and her obsession with Captain Thorn was hilariously sweet. This is an even bigger adventure than Cinder was.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Given how much I loved Cress, is it any surprise that Winter is my most anticipated release? I need to see how this series concludes, though I’m not ready for it to end. I’m really excited about getting to know Princess Winter better.
5. Biggest disappointment.
I LOVED Haydu’s OCD Love and Life By Committee, so I was very excited about this book. What awesome thing awaited me next? But I found this to be mediocre. I wasn’t a huge fan of the main character or any of her decisions. She was reckless and impulsive and judgemental. Also, the book has an ending that doesn’t provide you any closure.
6. Biggest surprise.
I was expecting to enjoy this, but I ended up loving it. It took me by surprise because I just wasn’t expecting it to pack as much of an emotional punch as it does. I highly recommend it.
7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
I’ve read ACOTAR and Throne Of Glass and I’m currently listening to Crown Of Midnight. All of the new-to-me authors I’ve read this year have been extremely enjoyable, but I feel like I need to read more than one book by any author before I can put a “favorite” label on it.
8. Newest fictional crush.
Grayson is adorable cute and sweet, though he portrays that jock image a little too well. He completely won me over with his sweet dedication to Avery. Daniel won me over with humor. This novella was tiny, but he kept me laughing out loud throughout the entire thing.
10. Book that made you cry.
Books do not make me cry often. It’s partly because it takes a lot to make me cry and partly because I avoid sad books like the plague. This book made me cry, but not in a sad way. I could have easily answered almost any question in this tag with this book. It was perfect and it’s perfection literally brought me to tears. I smiled and cried like a maniac after finishing, seriously, just because I loved it so much.
12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
I believe this is the only book to movie adaptation I’ve seen this year that I’ve really enjoyed. Now Mockingjay Part 2 isn’t out yet, so that may knock this out of the water, but I really enjoyed The DUFF. It reminded me so much of the high school romcoms I loved in my high school years. It pushed me to read the book, which is somewhat different, but just as awesome.
That was pretty fun! Next week I’ll be doing the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag, so stay tuned!