I realize it’s not really the middle of the year, but I have reasons. I’m not saying they’re legitimate, but I am a procrastinator. And I’m under a lot of stress right now with audition season starting and the beginning of school coming. I also feel like I won’t be able to really answer these questions very well, but this seemed fun, so too bad. I saw this on Brin’s Book Blog a while ago.
Best Book of 2014
Best Sequel of 2014
New Release You Want to Read
Rainbow Rowell’s writing is awesome. It’s lively and entertaining and emotional. I entered like ten giveaways for this book and won none of them. That kind of sums up my luck in general. Anyway, this book looks really cool, and I want to see how a realistic fiction writer deals with the element of magical realism.
Most Highly Anticipated Book
There are so many! I do find myself thinking of this one quite a bit. I read the first several chapters a while ago, and it was really interesting. I am also looking forward to The Iron Trial, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black’s new book. I don’t think I will buy it immediately, though.
I was excited to read this book, but the characters annoyed the crap out of me. It only got interesting like 75% of the way through. Lara Jean (the main character) was definitely not a realistic portrayal of a teenage girl, and her naive personality was infuriating. I have very strong feelings about this book, but I will stop ranting now.
Also, The Young World by Chris Weisz was really disappointing. I wasn’t really expecting it to be great, but it was really not great at all. Same with Every Day by David Levithan. It was a really ambitious book, and the execution just did not work out.
I think this was the second book I read this year. I knew it was really violent, but it was just really disturbing, and it freaked me out so much. Not necessarily in a bad way, but it’s scary. And really graphic.
Favorite New Author
I haven’t read too much of any particular author this year, but I did enjoy book(s) by E. Lockhart, Libba Bray, Rainbow Rowell, Abi Ketner. I compiled this list quickly by looking through my Goodreads list, so it isn’t completely accurate, but close enough.
Newest Fictional Crush
Can I skip this question? I really don’t like the romance in many books, so I really don’t swoon over guys in books that much.
Newest Fave Character
I’m gonna go with Jem from the Infernal Devices trilogy. I already read these last year, but I’m rereading them now. You may already know this, but I am marathonning all of Cassandra Clare’s books right now. I’ll probably make a post about it when I’m done.
Book that Made You Cry
This book is ridiculous. It was so poignant and suspenseful, and I think you should read it. It’s about a young man and his life in the work camps of North Korea and his impressions of the outside world. He deals with so many traumatic experiences, and I can’t even.
Book that Made you Happy
Favorite Book to Film Adaptation
I think the obvious answer here is The Fault in Our Stars. I saw it the day it came out, and it took a lot of emotional restraint to stop the tears from flowing.
Favorite Book Review
I’ve only written a few book reviews so far, as my blog is still pretty new. I’m gonna go with my review of #scandal by Sarah Ockler because I had a lot of fun writing it.
Most Beautiful Book You Got this Year
What Books Do You NEED by the end of the year?
I have nothing specifically, but I really want to read every book that exists in the universe. Especially the ones I already own, because then I actually have a legitimate excuse to buy new books.