Holy smokes this year is flying by! How is everyone’s bookish goals going so far? As I am diving into my TBR Pile, I have about 100 books that are pretty lengthy so I am slowing down a bit haha. It is always fun to look back at what I have read so far this year just to remember what I liked and how I felt about each one. I am quick to move on to the next book, but it is fun to look back like this! I saw this tag from Jess over on Fiction No Chaser and had to give it a go!
New Release You Haven’t Read, but Want to – Waiting forTom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
My You’ve Got Mail dreams coming true! haha
Most Anticipated Release for second half of 2019 – Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
Honestly, I would read anything by Colleen Hoover. 🙂
Biggest Disappointment – How to Change a Life by Stacey Ballis
I wanted so badly to like this book about best friends reaching their goals in adulthood, but it fell flat.
Biggest Surprise – Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I think of this as Big Little Lies in teenager form: it works!
Favorite New Author – Lisa Jewell with After the Party
I love her style. It’s blunt and emotional while pushing the story along at a good pace.
Newest Fictional Crush – John Blythe in Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
It runs in the family, obviously!
Books that made you cry – See Me by Nicholas Sparks
I mean, most books by Nicholas Sparks are predictable and have the same plot. However, this one was more heartwarming than I expected!
Book that made you happy – Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter
It isn’t the happiest of books per se, but I love the best friend relationship that is sustained despite distance and becoming two different people. This was my first book of 2019 so a great way to start the year.
Favorite post you have done this year – Any of my creative writing pieces from my class this past spring. That’s the most vulnerable I have been, especially in poetry.
Most beautiful book you have bought this year – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
We ALL judge books by their cover.
Book you need to read by the end of the year – Remaining books in the Outlander and The Chronicles of Narnia series. I’ve been dragging my feet so fingers crossed!
How does your mid-year look like? What’s on tap for the last half of 2019?