DON’T LIE TO ME IT IS NOT THE MIDDLE OF 2019 I’M NOT BELIEVING ANYONE. But I actually did this tag last year so check it out here because it makes me feel really crazy and weird going back and reading that post… I was in a completely different headspace and at a totally different point in my life and I just feel so, so, so… nostalgic but not nostalgic? Anyways, onto the tag 🙂 And by the way… I know it’s just the name for the tag, but it very clearly defines my bookish situation right now because as you will soon see I AM BEHIND ON MY GOODREADS SCHEDULE.
So for some reason the questions in last year’s post (THAT FREAKS ME OUT WHY DOES THAT FREAK ME OUT… guys I feel old what is wrong with me) are different to the questions in the tag I saw on Kristin’s beautiful blog but I decided to go with Kristen’s because hers seem more fun.
Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2019
Alright looks like we’re going straight in with the baffling, mind-boggling, brain-bewildering question… ever. It’s confusing because how can you possibly be expected to pick one (1) book out of all the other *cough* many *cough* books I’ve read this year. But obviously I have to say Frankenstein – for many reasons but I’ve already written so much about it and I don’t want to be repeating myself to people who have already read those posts so click here.
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019
The Wicked King. Duh. How is that even a question? Read my review here.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly. That book looks like a mixture of wicked and magnificent and I’m so here for it (and that COVER, ladies and gents).
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo!!! I am so pumped for this I cannot even describe to you how absolutely excited I am!!! Also… weird sidenote: those of you who’ve been reading me for a really long time (I doubt those people are still here but oh well) know I live in two places: Goodreads and OverDrive – and on my library OverDrive, I think there was some kind of glitch when I clicked on “new releases” because I WAS OPENED TO A PAGE FULL OF BOOKS THAT HAD NOT BEEN RELEASED YET! And believe it or not: ninth house was there… the AUDIOBOOK. And it was borrowed??? I think I screamed and shrieked and yelled at the same time, pressed “add to holds” and then the entire thing glitched. Let me tell you, my emotions were very much spent afterwards. Also that cover is EVERYTHING.
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein!!! I did not expect this book to be what it was – and that is: epic, astounding, enthralling… shook. See my review here.
Favourite New Author
Charlotte Bronte!! Now this author isn’t… erhm… exactly new – but she was new to me and after reading Jane Eyre I am so here for all her books!!
Newest Fictional Crush
Newest Favourite Character
Elizabeth Frankenstein from The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. She is one badass girl through and through.
Book That Made You Cry
Book That Made You Happy
Emma by Jane Austen made me ridiculously happy!!
Favourite Book to Film Adaptation
OKAY so I recently broke this rule I used to always religiously abide by… twice. And that is reading the book before the movie. And, I broke this TWICE – both times on planes! Guys, planes lead me to desperation, and I watched both Crazy Rich Asians and Dumplin’ without having read the books and LOVED THEM BOTH. Now I’m not sure what to do… I want to read Dumpin’ but I think it might make for a weird experience considering I’ve already watched the movie?? and I’ve never done it before?? Ugh, help meeee.
Favourite Post You Have Done This Year
I HAVE A POST BUT IT WAS IN 2018. I can’t think of any other. I have so many posts they’ve all kind of blurred into one at this point… but if I have to choose it would probably be my last Top 5 Tuesday post on my Top *cough* 10 *cough* Favourite Books.
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
The Count of Monte Cristo!!! 😍😍😍
What Book You Need to Read by the End of the Year
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, obviously!!!
So technically this wasn’t a mid-year “freak out” tag because I didn’t freak out because none of the questions asked about my Goodreads goal 🙂 Maybe I’ll make another post about my Goodreads goal… how has your year been so far – life-wise and bookish wise?