Since coming back from Greece I’ve been binge watching all the YouTube videos I missed while I was away. Among them were a ton of BookTube videos with the ‘Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag’ where people were answering 15 questions about the books that had already read this year and about the books they were going to be reading this year. It looked like a good way to go over the books you had completed already and look ahead with some reading goals.
Now I’ve had to edit the post a little – and by a little I mean I changed one word in one question – to make it more relevant to blogs as opposed to videos.
Anyway, lets get into it!
‘A Kingdom of Exile’ By S.B. Nova. This book is a Fae story, I definitely have really gotten into the Fae books this year, all starting with ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ which I loved and couldn’t put down. But this story was another that I LOVED!
I would have to say ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ By Sarah J. Mass. I loved the first book in the series, but I feel like the sequel is what really drew me in. I became completely addicted to the story from the second book!
Definitely ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ By Tomi Adeyemi. This book sounds incredible and there have been such great reviews for it. I just keep getting addicted to series and wanting to finish them before moving on to a new book.
Ok, there are definitely a few!
* ‘The Forest Queen’ By Betsy Cornwell
* ‘The Adventurer’s Guild: Twilight of the Elves’ By Nick Eliopoulos & Zack Loren Clark
* ‘Imposters’ By Scott Westerfeld
* ‘The Winter Witch’ By Katherine Arden
* Nevermoor: Wundersmith’ By Jessica Townsend
Probably ‘Artemis’ By Andy Weir. I love the Martian, I got it on Audible so my fiancee and I could listen to it on a road trip a couple of years ago. It is a book I definitely go back to and have already listened to multiple times.
‘Artemis’ on the other hand, I read. I don’t know if I’d of felt differently if I had listened to this one as well, but I didn’t. I liked it in the end, but I found it hard to get into.
‘A Court of Thrones and Roses’ By Sarah J. Mass. I hadn’t purchased the books because to be real the covers aren’t my favourite. I’m not usually a fan of covers that her people – photo or drawn – but I kept seeing them so I decided to pick the first one up (I also saw the hardcover on sale on Amazon for $9 – I was not about to pass up on savings like that!) Obviously IT WAS AMAZING and I was completely addicted to the series and had to get them straight away and finished all 3 in a month!
I would have to say Sarah J. Mass and Rick Riordan. I’ve finished both the Percy Jackson Series and the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series and I am currently on book two of The Heroes of Olympus series and once I’ve finished that, The Trials of Apollo books that are out and the Magnus Chase series I plan to move on to Throne of Glass.
Just in case my love for these authors wasn’t obvious…
I am going to have to say of course Rhysand from ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ By Sarah J. Mass. As well as Wilder from ‘A Kingdom of Exile’ By S.B Nova, I feel like they are sort of similar characters so probably makes sense.
I’m kind of loving Piper from ‘The Lost Hero’ By Rick Riordan and Suri from ‘Every Heart a Doorway’ By Seanan McGuire.
I don’t think any thing I’ve head this year has truly made me cry, but ‘Down Amongst the Sticks and Bones’ By Seanan McGuire made me sad and ‘Genesis’ By Bernard Beckett
Like nearly every single book I’ve read this year!
As far as I can remember I don’t think I saw any…
Definitely my 2018 goals post. I feel like it made me really accountable in achieving them, especially doing monthly updates.
I think it would have to be my rose gold and white hardcover copy of ‘The Great Gatsby’ By F. Scott Fitzgerald.
OK, I have a bit of a list:
- The rest of the Heroes of Olympus Series
- The Trials of Apollo Series
- Throne of Glass Series
- ‘The Children of Blood and Bone’ By Tomi Adiyemi
- ‘Furyborm’ By Claire Legrand
and honestly… just my entire TBR.
Anyone else having a mid year freak out about ALL the books they still want to read in 2018?!