Lets get our freak on with the mid-year book freak out in which it is time to look back at the first half of this year. I like using these questions to get a bit of a glimpse on that first half. And along with that I like to have a quick look on how I am coming along with my reading challenges. Plus I got tagged by Melanie and Mireile from TBR and Beyond. Check out their answers here. I also got tagged by Tânia from My Lovely Secret. You can read her answers here.
So to start of I am not starting with a reading challenge but with something I noticed in my statistics. Last year I read about the same amount of books be male and female authors. A bit more females but pretty near by. So far this year however 70% of the books has been by female authors. That is quite a lot. I’m not complaining to be honest. I like that I seem to be mostly gravitating towards female authors.
Goodreads Challenge / 60 books > 78 Books
Mountain TBR / 36 books > 33 books
Retellings / 10-15 books > Completed. Upped to 16-20 books (High Fae)
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge / 1-10 Books > Completed. Upped to 11-20 Books
15 TBR in 2019 > 5 Books
5 Series From Start to Finish > 0 series
10 Series to Finish > 4 Series
5 Classics > 1 Book
5 Books by Dutch Authors > 0 Books
BEST BOOKS YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2019?
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden / The Trials of Morrigan Crow and Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend / Written in Red by Martha Wells / The Fever King by Victoria Lee / Red Sister by Mark Lawrence / Tilly and the Book Wanderers by Anna James / The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
Rereads: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho / The Copper Promise by Jen Williams
BEST SEQUEL OF 2019 SO FAR
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden / Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend / Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire / Firestarter by Tara Sim /
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT YOU WANT TO
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon / Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt / Wild Country by Anne Bishop / Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF THE SECOND HALF OF 2019?
You can read those in this top ten tuesday post.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo / The Unicorn anthology / Slayer by Kierstin White / The Abbyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie / The Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa / A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison / Red Sister by Mark Lawrence / Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse / Tilly and the Book Wanderers by Anna James
FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR AUTHOR TO YOU)
Jessica Townsend / Martha Wells / Mary Fan
NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH
Crush is a big word here but Aldasair from The Ninth Rain is just too cute.
NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER
Aldasair and Noon from The Ninth Rain.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
Night Shift. Not because of the book itself so much but because of the message that came with it from my friend. ❤
A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT OR RECEIVED THIS YEAR?
A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison. It is a physical beauty.
WHAT 6 BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?
The Poppy War / The Three-Body Problem / The Way of Kings / City of Brass / Ancillary Justice / Beneath the Citadel.
But so many more to be honest.