I have not been present enough in the blogging world to keep up with various tags. However, when I saw that nickimages @ The Secret Library Book Blog did this post earlier, it seemed too fun to pass up! If you are reading this and want to participate, consider yourself tagged! Comment below with a link to your post so I can read about your mid year freak out, too!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018?
Oh man. This is a tough one, as I have read so many good books. And it is easy to default to my most recent favorite. Looking back at my completed books, though, I am going to go ahead and, with the first question, cheat and pick two.
Social Creature was a whirlwind of a book! It took me on a journey that I can’t quite get out of, even all these weeks after completing the book. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo as well enraptured me in a way no other book has this year. These are two vastly different books, but both are my current favorite reads of the year. Both are books that I look forward to re-reading and I can honestly say, I would be surprised if I did re-read one if not both before the year is out.
2. Best Sequel of 2018 so far?
I mostly read stand alone books. While I have some sequels on my TBR, I have not currently read one.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?
So. Many. Books! I am most excited to read The Perfect Mother. I should probably start it soon. There have been so many good releases — and so many more to come out!
4. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2018?
Easy. The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. I loved her first two books, The Dollhouse and The Address so much. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one!
5. Biggest Disappointment?
That would have to be Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris. This was my first book by Paris and there is so much hype around her other books. I do plan to read her first two, but this one really made me sad that I didn’t like it more. It had lots of promise. Just didn’t deliver for me.
6. Biggest surprise?
Honestly, I know I used it for an answer already, but I’m still surprised by how much I greatly enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. The story, the writing, the pacing — such an amazing novel!
7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you)?
Tara Isabella Burton. I loved her writing style with Social Creature and her twist on the thriller genre; I look forward to reading new pieces by her in the future.
8. Newest fictional crush?
I always sees this questions, or similar questions, on these tags, and these questions aren’t for me. So I’m just gonna skip it.
9. Newest favorite character?
Uh…oh man that’s difficult. I loved Simon from The Immortalists. Evelyn from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a fascinating character. But if I had to pick a character who I wanted more of a story from, I would choose Lavinia from Social Creature.
10. A book that made you cry?
The Immortalists, Harmless Like You, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo all made me cry. And I don’t feel like I cry that often in books. These all made me ugly cry in parts, though.
11. A book that made you happy?
Oddly enough, I’m going to pick a book that also made me cry. The Immortalists made me feel an array of emotions from cover to cover. There were parts that I wept, parts that I laughed, parts that brought me joy. A wonderful, wonderful read.
12. Favorite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen this year?
Hmm. I don’t think I’ve seen any movie adaptations this year. I’m currently watching Sharp Objects. I’m not super into it yet but I’ve only watched the first episode.
13. Favorite review you’ve written this year?
I am never pleased with my reviews. I always struggle on what to include and what to keep a secret. I was pretty pleased with my review for Social Creature, though.
14. Most beautiful book you bought or received so far this year?
Oh, this is a tough one, as I have purchased tons of beautiful books. One of my favorite covers would have to be Still Lives, though. But it’s hard to choose just one!
15. Books you need to read by the end of the year?
I do have a few books from my 18 in 2018 list I need to finish. My goal is 40 books, so I need to finish 20 more. Aside from those, I have a bunch from NetGalley I would like to get done. And of course tons and tons and tons of new releases…. So. Many. Books.