I saw this type of post over on Anna’s Scones and Tomes blog and loved it. I thought it was a great way to review what you’ve read so far along with some other fun bookish themes. Since I loved it I figured I’d steal it and Anna was happy to let me thank fully!
Best book I’ve read?
So this was a bit of a tough decision, but I’m going to have to say The Wrong kind of Love by Lexi Ryan since my other one is already getting mention elsewhere hehehe. I got this one on NetGalley and I absolutely loved it. Enough to go and buy the rest of the series immediately!
Best sequel I’ve read?
Legends of Persia, Son of the Moon and Storms of Babylon definitely need to go here. I’ve LOVED this whole series and I honestly can’t wait to get more! Seriously! Go and read my reviews of the series then go and get them yourself!
What new release I haven’t read yet but want to?
Crazy for Your Love is the latest book in the series I mentioned before by Lexi Ryan. I’ve yet to buy and read this due to my ridiculous reading commitments this winter (northern hemisphere’s summer) so I’ll see how I go with getting around to that one!
What is my most anticipated new release for the second half of 2019?
There’s a few books I’m hoping are coming out later this year including:
- If it’s Only Love by Lexi Ryan
- A new series by A Gavazzoni
- The sequel to The Concordat by Sean Heary
Biggest disappointment I’ve read?
The sequel to An Unconventional Affair, An Unconventional Affair: A Risk Worth Sharing. I’d been looking forward to this since I’d finished the first book and this one just really let me down. It wasn’t what I was expecting it to be and it felt like some of the character moves were made just to tick inclusion boxes rather than to add to the story in a meaningful way.
Biggest surprise I’ve read?
Probably After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward. Given it’s a Young Adult novel I expected it to be teenier and it actually wasn’t. It was deep, well thought out, complex and so relevant to so many environmental things going on at the moment.
You can also check out my interview with Kristin and my review of the sequel Burden of Truth.
Favourite new author I’ve read?
I’d have to say either Lexi Ryan or Kristin Ward. Both their books blew me away and had me grasping for more. While Zoe Ashwood was VERY close behind them!
Newest fictional crush I’ve read?
O this is easy! Seth from The Wedding Planner by Eve Devon! I just loved his kinda cocky but genuinely nice personality. It reminds me of my partner, but he sounds like he has a way better package than my man. Not that I’m complaining about my guy! My guy has a good 10 years on Seth so good luck to Seth holding onto that body when he’s almost 40!
Newest favourite character I’ve read?
My newest would probably be Maddie from The Secret Cove in Croatia by Julie Caplin. She’s so comfortable in her skin (even though it’s not the so-called perfect size), she can have fun and she doesn’t pretend to be anything or anyone other than who she is. That kind of self-acceptance is something we should all strive for, I think.
Book that made me cry reading it?
So, I’m not really a crier. Like, the Notebook didn’t make me cry even in that final scene where they die together and then you see the mouse/rat. But if anything, it was probably Probably The Best Kiss In The World by Pernille Hughes got the closest.
Book that made me happy reading it?
Spring Skies over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett. Not only was it set in spring with all the flowers coming alive, relationships blossoming etc. It was just such a great feel good book, even with the obvious romantic blunder along the way.
Favourite book to movie adaption I saw?
So, I haven’t read the book yet, but it is on my TBR list, but Crazy Rich Asians. I didn’t actually get around to watching that until this year and I loved it. Like all my Asian friends (although most of them are Vietnamese…) loved this movie and wouldn’t stop raving about it that I had to keep reminding them not to spoil it for me. But yes, I did love this one and I can’t wait to (eventually) get around to reading it to see how it differs.
Favourite review I’ve written this year?
Depending on how you interpret this it could be either An Impossible Thing Called Love by Belinda Missen (she’s an Aussie and I wasn’t expecting that) for a few reasons or To the Stars and Back by Camilla Isley. Belinda’s was great from a personal perspective, while Camilla’s was so fun to write since I got a bit carried away with the puns and edited some of them out so it wasn’t too punny.
Most beautiful book I’ve bought?
O wow… Ok now this is going to be hard! Let me just go and check my bookself…So I’ve bought the Game of Thrones series (all nice covers) and had 7 books arrive from book boxes. None of them really jump out at me as being “pretty” or “beautiful” like I’ve seen with some books. But I’m leaning towards The Scoundrel in Her Bed by Lorraine Heath from my Swept Away book box.
What books do I need to read by the end of the year?
Fire and Blood, I started it to learn more about the Westerosi history so that it’d go well with my analysis of the TV show compared to the books (coming at some point in time in the future…hopefully before the next book comes out) and I really want to read the other sequel, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
Well that’s my reading year so far. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to so far this year. I’ve love to hear what your reading year has been like so please comment below!
10 Replies to “2019 Midyear Book Freak Out!”
The Withered Green sounds like I need to add it to my TBR, I’m currently reading A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms and I’m really enjoying it so I hope you do too!! I’ve really enjoyed reading everyone’s answers to this tag, so thanks for doing this and sharing 🙂
Yea reading Anna’s I just had to do it! It’s interesting to see what books pop up across multiple bloggers half year in review
This is a fun idea! I need to read more books first!
I am also in the middle of Game of Thrones. I hope to finish the series by the end of this year. How do you feel about them so far? I can’t wait to hear your review.
I loved the TV series until the final season, but I also understand why it was so much worse than previous series so I don’t hate them entirely. I’ve read all of GOT but will be re-reading them all to write up my comparison posts properly.
Where are you up to and how are you finding the books compared to the show?
Ive never read any of these books, but they sound super cute!!
I’m signed up with two different blog tour providers (go between me and the author) so I get to come across some great reads from them, often of new releases! Without them I don’t think I would have come across these books coz there’s just so many out there
Oooh I think I need to check out Lexy Ryan!!
I fell in love so you might too!
Ahh I really hope you like the CRA book! I read it before I watched it and there were some parts they toned down a lot from the book, but I still loved the movie so much. I think I loved it a lot because I wasn’t expecting Michelle Yeoh to play Nick’s mother, and she was great at being a bitch! Lol excuse my language. I’m so used to her martial arts films and she’s always a good character so to see her be almost opposite was great. I’m glad you had fun with this tag!
I loved Constance Wu. I’m used to seeing her in Fresh off the Boat where she’s hardcore and strict so this was a bit different. Not to mention she was playing a younger character in CRA which I never really got used to. I hope I love the book!