Hi bookish friends! 2015 went by so quickly, and I honestly can’t believe we’ve already done more than half this year. I’m a bit late, but thanks to the awesome Analee @ Book Snacks Blog, I got tagged to do this great post. Between books I loved and disappointments, let’s take a look at what this half-year looked like, book-wise! 🙂
Click on the title for my book review, and on the book cover for a link to the Goodreads page!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.
Hm, I’ve read a bunch of great books this year, however there are two that particularly stood out. First, Vanishing Girls, by Lauren Oliver, one of my favorite authors of all times. She never fails to surprise me, and once again, her book won my heart. The biggest surprise, and probably one of my favorites now that I think about it, is More than this by Patrick Ness. I mean, what a breathtaking, world-shattering book. You need to read it. NOW.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015.
I would say without hesitation, Ignite Me, and Unravel Me -since I read both of those this year-, by Tahereh Mafi. I fell in love with this author’s writing when first reading Shatter Me, and I wasn’t disappointed at all with the sequel.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
YES to Patrick Ness! Well, I still need to read the Chaos Walking Trilogy, but The Rest of Us Just Live Here really caught my eye. This synopsis sounds perfect, I’m really excited to read it.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
They got released a few days ago, but I’m really anticipating those two books : Dumplin‘, by Julie Murphy, and Infinite In Between by Carolyn Mackler. Those two books are definitely on my TBR, and they sound amazing.
5. Biggest disappointment.
Sadly, I didn’t have to think a lot to figure out that one… my biggest disappointment is probably The Here and Now, by Ann Brashares. As much as I loved The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, I didn’t think that this genre really fit this author.
6. Biggest surprise.
For now, my biggest surprise has to be Because You’ll Never Meet Me, by Leah Thomas. This heart-wrenching book really touched me, by its story, the characters, the writing. I really advice you to read it.
7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you).
Hm, hello, Robyn Schneider, I love you! I read both her books this year, The Beginning of Everything, and Extraordinary Means. I absolutely loved her writing, her characters, and I just can’t wait to read more from her.
8. Newest Fictional crush.
Even if I was a little disappointed by The Heir, I can say that I really liked, loved, kind of got a crush on Kile in this book…honestly, I want to read the next book to see him again. (And figure out what happens, too, I mean!!!!!!)
9. Newest favorite character.
SIMON! I now understand why so many people fell in love with Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli. It’s all because of Simon. What a funny, amazing, realistic, romantic, cute, PERFECT character. Simon, I want to eat oreos with you.
10. Book that made you cry.
I cry very easily in books, but I think Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver got me crying the most, I think. Lauren Oliver really knows how to break my heart.
Hm, maybe Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. A cute, contemporary romance, set in Paris? There’s nothing in this book that didn’t make me smile.
12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
I’d go with Paper Towns for this one. I saw it twice, and I’m really happy that it stayed true to the book, and its story.
13. Favorite review you’ve written this year.
I’m really not one to brag, honestly, I’m a very big perfectionnist, so I’m not completely satisfied about a lot of things, haha. I’d say maybe my Extraordinary Means review was pretty okay. After, it’s not mine to judge, haha 🙂
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received).
If Ignite Me and Unravel Me are absolutely gorgeous, I already talked about them before, so I think I will go with Magonia. I didn’t pick up this book yet, and I’m really curious to see if the inside is as gorgeous as the outside 🙂
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
The last, and the worst question, that’s it? Damn, hm, on the top of my head, 99 days, The Accident Season, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, The Next Together, Pretending to be Erica... and well, everything on my TBR, haha! 🙂
Since it’s already September, I won’t tag more people to do this, because well, mid-year has sadly passed, and I think it doesn’t make any sense…so let’s wait ’til december!