Both Ishita from Bookmyopia and Jameson from Lovely Whatsoevers were kind enough to tag me for the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag. Thank you both!
This tag feels a little overdue—we’re getting to be three-fourths of the way into the year already. Can you believe it? What’s more, I’ve read 115 books so far this year, and I sincerely doubt that this represents any less than 60% of my reading grand total this year. Such is life.
best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016 | Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer was a really cool re-imagining of the Twilight Saga… It just delighted me.
new release you haven’t read but want to | I still haven’t gotten my hands on Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, which I should probably do.
biggest disappointment | Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. Due to what I felt was a poorly-constructed Deus-ex-machina-esque plotline, the first book ended up being my favorite. Never a good thing in a series.
biggest surprise | I didn’t expect On the Edge of Gone by Corrine Duyvis to be anything extraordinary, but it totally was. Props to this book.
newest fictional crush or ship | Nobody’s been able to beat Ignifex from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. However, if you find a prettier, funnier murderer with magical powers and a tortured past, you just let me know.
newest favorite character | I may or may not have fallen in love with everybody in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton again since I didn’t love them nearly enough in middle school. *squishes all the boys*
book that made you happy | Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynn Jones. I read it and maybe I adore everything about that book but I will neither confirm nor deny that fact.
favorite book-to-film adaption you saw this year | I recently watched The Host, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer. It wasn’t amazing in terms of a movie, but it honored the story, and I liked that.
most beautiful book you’ve bought in 2016 | By default, I think this has to go to Vicious by V.E. Schwab because it’s the only one that I bought where someone put some actual thought into the cover design and isn’t falling apart.
books you need to read by the end of the year | I’d love to get through Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin, Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayesha Malik, and Demon Road by Derek Landy.
That’s a wrap! It doesn’t feel like I said anything particularly new or revealing but it was all true, so you have that going for you.
I tag Victoria, Sophia, Jade, and Christina. Have at it, mortals!