Midyear Freak-Out Book Tag:
I found this post at Cait’s PaperFury, and since I’ve been in a complete blogging slump lately, I decided that this looks like fun! And I need to bring some fun back so I feel like blogging more…
How Much I’ve Read:
I’m actually in advance on my Goodreads reading challenge for once, because I haven’t been in a reading slump. Only in a blogging slump. And I’ve read some absolutely fantastic books so far this year – 2018 is the year of wonders when it comes to books.
So yeah, I’m quite happy with my reading. Especially if we look at a breakdown on genres and ratings:
So, I have no idea how Cait did the breakdown for genres… I’m pretty sure it’s in the Goodreads stats somewhere, but I can’t find it. Let’s just say there’s a lot of romance, quite a bit of YA, some fantasy, UF, contemporary, and suspense.
Best Sequel of the Year so far:
Oh my gosh… I have read some amazing, and unexpected, sequels this year. The first that comes to mind is
The Chateau by Tiffany Reisz. It’s book nine in her Original Sinners series, and it’s really dark, delicious, erotic and slightly unsettling. I absolutely loved it. Of course, Kingsley is the main character, so I knew I was going for a dark ride. However, there was also a lot of new insight into Kingsley’s psyche, and I felt like I got to know him so much better!
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi is the fourth book in her Shatter Me series, and I frankly thought this whole series was over after the trilogy was wrapped up. I think this story set up so much more that can be explored in this dystopian world, and the characters had to act very differently than they did in the first three books. There is definitely something more going on once they have overthrown the establishment.
Leah on the Offbeat also really got to me. I loved getting to know Leah better. And I also appreciated that the characters from Simon Vs. were very present and still going (mostly) strong in this sequel.
New Release You Haven’t Read yet but Want to:
I still need to catch up with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, as I’ma couple of books behind. But I still really want to read The Thief!
Like Never and Always just intrigues me. And so, of course, I want to read it! It won’t be out until July 17th, but I’m waiting 🙂
I’ve had The Smallest Part on my shelf since February, but I still haven’t read it. I really, really need to remedy that!
Most Anticipated Releases for Autumn / Winter:
There are more upcoming books I’m excited about, but I’m too lazy to search for them…
Cait’s list is longer, but I feel like I’ve said all I want to say about my mid-year freak-out for now 🙂