So, it’s the middle of the year. I’m actually a little behind with my 2017 reading challenge. But there’s still enough time to catch up!
Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – It was a great start of an amazing series. My favorite by Cassandra Clare so far.
The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich – Amazing historical fiction about a midwife in 14th century Venice, going through a lot of struggles and drama.
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015.
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – I loved Lady Midnight but this one was just mindblowing! Left me a speechless crybaby.
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh and Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. New books from the authors I adore and loved their previous books.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
The Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas- The novel about my favorite character in the Throne of Glass series, Chaol. Can’t wait!
The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory. It’s going to be the last book in Plantagenet-Tudor series, which I love so much. Focusing on Lady Jane Grey, nine-day Queen. Very excited for this one!
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. I absolutely adore the first two books of the series, and my expectations for the last book were higher than ever, but it was very disappointing. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted.
The Jewel by Amy Ewing. A series I didn’t expect to like but ended up loving it.
Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Ken Follett. Read The Fall of Giants. I thought I would get bored by the middle of the book since it’s a thick one with a million characters and historical events but I enjoyed it very much and going to continue with the series.
Newest fictional crush.
Julian Blackthorn. What can I say, he’s perfect. The was he carries for his family and Emma… And he showed a little bit of his dark side in this book, very intrigued to see his development in the third book of the series.
Newest favorite character.
Jest the Joker from Heartless by Marissa Mayer. He’s so funny and adorable. I just love him.
Book that made you cry.
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. A real story about the journey to the Everest summit. My Goodness, it was a very emotional and heartbreaking story, I admire people who can actually do these things. The movie adaptation, Everest, was also great.
Book that made you happy.
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. All of her books make me happy and I laugh a lot while reading them.
Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
Beauty and the Beast if I can call it a book adaptation. But it’s a fairytale so it counts.
Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year.
The Throne of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.