I discovered this tag last year and the lovely ladies over at The Book Duchesses reminded me it’s time to do this one again. If I’ve reviewed the book the cover will link to the review while you’ll also find links to the series pages for quite a few of them as well. Just in case you’d like to check out my reviews for the rest of the series!
Best book you’ve read so far
Best sequel you’ve read so far
It was a long two year wait for this one but man it was worth it! Sean definitely knows how to write suspense and thriller! The Circle-A Killings title didn’t make sense to me until I read it. But it fits perfectly and such a great follow up!
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to
I totally forgot this one was coming out until I saw someone’s review of it! It’s one both my partner and I want to read. Maybe we’ll read it this yr. Maybe not?
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
Definitely Our Time! I haven’t even read the second or third book but I’m already looking forward to this one!
I’m not really a fan of YA but Devri Walls totally surprised me with Venators! To me it read more like a NA rather than YA which explains why I liked it.
I’ve already read the sequel and the third book is coming out shortly so hopefully I’ll get to read that one this yr too.
Favourite new author (debut or new to you)
Newest fictional crush
Jamie Carter from If I Never Met You. He’s what my partner would say is a guy that has “just the right amount of ass hole”. That guy that is nice, friendly, caring etc but at the same time not 100% PC in a way that makes him amazing.
Newest favourite character
This one was so hard!!! I like characters for different reasons. I decided to go with When Adam Met Evie because it’s set in Australia, reminded me so much of our beautiful country and at the same time stayed down to earth.
With everything Adam has going on in his life, he still managed to make his own decisions and do what was best for him. To me, that says a lot about his strength of character.
Book that made you cry
Favourite book to film adaptation you’ve seen this year
I’m not sure I can count Lord of the Rings so I’m going with this. But we also re-watched LOTR a few weeks ago and I do love those movies.
Favourite review you’ve written this year
I loved Of Night and Dark Obscurity and I’m really happy with how I was able to write about it without ruining the story. Because that would’ve been too easy to do!
I might also be super proud of the banner I made for it! I mean, look at how pretty this is! This book’s cover is just amazing and made it so easy to make a pretty banner!
Most beautiful book you’ve bought or received this year
I don’t really buy many physical books so I don’t see many pretty covers. But I did buy this so I could read and review it (eventually) and it is pretty nice.
What book(s) do you need to read by the end of this year
OMG! So many! I’ve committed to the Aussie Author Challenges and I still need to read:
- The Alchemist’s Key
- Thief’s Magic
- Ballarat Character Vol 1
- The Landing
- The Time Traveller’s Wife
- Altered Carbon (need to finish it, I’m about halfway through)
- Thirty-Eight Reasons
- And an unknown book that has a main character who’s name starts with “U” (I need help with this one, any suggestions please give them to me!!!)
So I might have totally forgotten how difficult this is! For some of them I felt like I had too many choices, while for others I didn’t have enough!
I hope you had fun playing along with me!