This lovely tag is brought to you by THREE fellow book bloggers who took the time to tag me in this awesome book tag! The first is the lovely Margot @Lectito. If you don’t follow her, you are really missing out! She is brilliant! You can read her tag here → Lectito: Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. The second fabulous blogger is Casey @AdoptaBookAUS. Another wonderful blogger who never ceases to entertain me. You can read her post here → AdoptaBookAUS: Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag. Last, but certainly not least we have Sammie @Bookshelves & Biros. Who actually tagged me as I was working on this post and was trying to tag HER in mine. She beat me to it! You can read her post here → Bookshelves & Biros: The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag.
Seriously if someone asked me which book bloggers they should follow, I would mention each of these bloggers. Go check out their blogs and see for yourself.
» Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016
I LOVED this book! It is such a beautiful coming of age story set in New Orleans during the Civil Rights Movement. The plot twist literally blew my mind. I can 100% guarantee that you will not see it coming. You can read my review here → Book Review: Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
I actually won an autographed copy of this book when Laura Lane McNeal held a giveaway via Twitter. It is sitting on my bookcase now in all its glory 🙂
» Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016
No one is more surprised than I am at how much I am enjoying this series! I enjoyed book #2 just as much as I did the first book and that NEVER happens to me. The Dream Thieves focuses more on my favorite character Ronan. I am currently on book #4 and decided to review books 2-4 together when I am finished with the series. You can read my review of the first book here → Book Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
» New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To
Must. Read. This. Book.
» Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
Because duh. Just duh.
» Biggest Disappointment
I thought this book was mildly entertaining but that was about it. I thought the concept was interesting, but was disappointed with the execution. It could have been so much more. Not a whole lot happens in this book…
» Biggest Surprise
This one is for you Lola 😉 I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I thought it was beautifully dark and eerie.
You can read my review here → Fantasy Friday! Book Review: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
» Favorite New Author
I wasn’t sure if this is asking favorite author that is a new author or favorite author that is new to me… I decided to go with V.E. (Victoria) Schwab on this one since she is new to me. Holy crap can this lady write!
» Newest Fictional Crush
Hmmmmm… none so far this year 😦
» Newest Favorite Character
Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle for the win! Ahhh I just lovey dove dove him 🙂 While looking for an image to use for Ronan, I stumbled across Cassandra Jean’s tumblr. Wow! Her fan art is on point!
» Book That Made You Cry
This book is worth all the tears!
You can read my review here → Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
» Book That Made You Happy
I really enjoyed a good laugh listening this via audiobook.
You can read my review here → Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
» Favorite Book to Film Adaptation
I haven’t actually seen any film adaptations of books that I’ve read this year… I’m not much for movies/TV.
» Favorite Post You Have Done This Year
I really enjoyed writing these posts…
» Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
This was 100% a cover buy. I have no regrets. I have no idea if this is the world’s worst book on the inside, but the outside has it going on!
» What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year
So many books, so little time. Here are a few books that I know I will most likely get to before the end of the year. The Nightingale is actually my book club selection for August, so I am super excited to be forced to sit down with this one 🙂
I would like to nominate the following book bloggers to complete this tag…*If they want to of course*
Bookscape *I couldn’t find your real name… is it Bella?!