Technically, since this blog just began, I probably shouldn’t be doing this, but am doing so anyway because it looks like fun.
Best Book You’ve Read in 2016
This is easy! I’m definitely going to have to go with A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas. It really blew me out of the water.
Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2016
I don’t want to list the same book twice in a row, so I’m going to go with The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. It’s interesting, original, and really added a lot to its predecessor.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To
There’s actually a lot of candidates for this one. As I Darken is definitely on my list, and I’m also seeing a lot of really good things about This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.
Most Anticipated Book for the Second Half of the Year
Crooked Kingdom. I mean, Fate of the Tearling comes out in November and I’ve definitely been waiting on that one longer, but Crooked Kingdom. I fell fast and hard for Kaz, Inej, and the crew. I need more.
I don’t even know if I’m even going to be able to finish Siege and Storm; reading it is like pulling teeth, which supremely sucks since I enjoyed Shadow and Bone and fucking loved Six of Crows. Prudence was also a big let down.
I guess it can’t really be helped. A Court of Mist and Fury will just have to be on this list twice. I was not expecting the book I got, at all. I was really apprehensive going into the sequel, and so wowed with what I got.
Favorite New Author
Leigh Bardugo is obviously very talented, but Siege and Storm makes me wanna beat my head into something. So I’ll go with either Sarah Maas or Erika Johansen. Both gave me fantasy series that were phenomenal.
Newest Fictional Crush
Rhysand, obviously. He was everything I wanted in a love interest and more.
Newest Favorite Character
Can I just say the entire Six of Crows ensemble? Is that cheating? I loved Kaz, Inej, and Mattias a lot. Jesper and Weylan were just adorable and I ship it like crazy now.
Book that Made You Cry
I’m not really one to cry from reading? I think if I was prone to that kind of thing, though, Landline by Rainbow Rowell would have done it.
Book That Made You Happy
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens’ Agenda. Reading it was a lot of fun, and the romance at the end was just so cute and fluffy.
Favorite Book to Film Adaption
I haven’t seen the BFG movie yet, but I’m going to say the BFG movie anyway. Otherwise, I thought that The Giver movie did a really good job at capturing the essence of the book. I know it came out a few years ago, but it was new to Netflix this summer.
Favorite Post You’ve Done So Far
Skipping, since none of my posts are even a month old.
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
I’m planning a trip to B&N at the end of the month. I really like the cover of The Distance Between Lost and Found, which I picked up at Target on a whim and yet still haven’t read.
What Book Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year
I have a ton of them, but I really want to get The Girl on the Train read before I see the movie.