I was tagged by Kelly from Another Book in the Wall and I’m still in shock that it’s mid year???????
I’ve very prone to freaking out, it’s definitely my thing. But I’m trying to remain calm and Vulcan and take this whole “change” thing in stride.
That’s the mature thing to do.
And I want to be a good young person.
But 2018 has so far been my best reading year yet and I HAVE SO MANY GOOD THINGS TO SHARRRREEEEE!!!!!!!!
Best Book You’ve Read This Year
The Foxhole Court/ This series is my favorite thing in the entire world. NEIL FREAKING JOSTEN. ANDREW FREAKING MINYARD. OH GOD.
We have 1) found family, 2) a demisexual MC, 3) a violent fictional sport, 4) the mafia, 5) college, 6) friendship, 7) dark angst w literally every character, and 8) the most beautiful gay love story of all time. that good stuhf.
Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2018
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire/ I’m reading through this series for the first time and Goblet of Fire was so perfect????
Kings Rising/ SUCH AN AMAZING SERIES. And the books get better as they go. Damianos and Laurent are low-key the fluffiest couple to ever fluff.
New Release You Haven’t Read but Want To
Fourteen Summers/ I first seen this on Netgalley, but I wasn’t approved for it and now it’s my mission to read this book against all odds.
There are two boys and the book is about their relationship with each other and one of the twins’ new boyfriend. I think it’s going to be overwhelmingly adorable
Anger is a Gift/ I’m a little bit in love with books about friends taking care of each other and trying to change the world. And Adam Silvera recommended this so of course I have to try.
I’m also a little in love with Adam Silvera c:
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
Ravensong/ I’m slowly dying until Ravensong releases on July 31. It’s the sequel to “Wolfsong” *my favorite book to exist*
I declared on twitter that I refuse to leave my room until its release because I’m overwhelmed with love for the characters and my coping mechanisms are sh*t AND GUESS WHAT???
TJ Klune, the hero that he is, gallantly saved my life:
Darius the Great is Not Okay/ This book is going to be my first real look into Persian culture, with friendship and a nerdy depressed boy and I just want to read this so much.
Black Wings Beating/ A DELICATE SMOL BOY. AND HIS SISTER IS BADASS AND PROTECTS HIM. AND SIBLINGS! FALCONERS!
Leah on the Offbeat/ I think I’m so disappointed in these books because i loved Simon so much, and my standards were so high. But I should have known going in things would be bleak because I didn’t like Leah in Simon’s book,,, and she remains mean af.
The Upside of Unrequited/ This book was so bad. It just made me feel sad and exhausted.
The MC believes she has to be dating in order to be happy. Whenever this happens in a book the romantic relationship is unbelievable and crappy, because it’s based on insecurity.
BUT BECKY I STILL LIKE YOU
List of Cages/ This book made me SO HAPPY. It’s about a PLATONIC relationship that the MC finds more important than romance??????? !!!!!!!!!!
It was my birthday and Christmas and getting random flowers all at once.
A big brother protecting and doting on little brother?????? and i’m just a poor smol girl this is too much.
Favorite New to You or Debut Author
The Wicker King/ It’s a tragedy that this book is not more popular. This is about two boys who love each other more than all things.
When Jack starts having hallucinations, it’s up to August to help him.
And the book itself is a so artistic, with the pages going black as the book progresses and Jack slips further into madness. + throughout the book there are pages of playlists for each character???? It makes my dayyy c:
Newest Fictional Crush
Simon and Baz in Carry On/ I think Simon and Baz are very pretty and dramatic and I love them.
Monty Montague in Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue/ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BISEXUAL BOY OF ALL TIME. I NEED TO HAVE THIS TRUE GORGEOUS SUNFLOWER.
And he’s so flirtatious with everyone and he’s an emotional wreck I just want him. I will rush into battle in his name.
Newest Favorite Character
Kaz Brekker in Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo/ I think Kaz is the most terrifying character of all time. HE’S SO RUTHLESS? They all say he doesn’t need a reason to do things, breaking someone’s leg or destroying a business.
But I love him so much and I want to kiss his nose.
Book that Made You Cry
Autoboyography/ This book made me weak with feelings because one of the MCs struggles so much with his religion and being gay.
And no one should feel hated for being themselves.
Boys love boys and girls can love girls and it’s beautiful, even miraculous. I just wanted to flip off everyone who made the MC feel ashamed of who he was. I’M STILL CCRRYYING.
Wolfsong/ SO MANY EMOTIONAL TURNS. Just when I thought, okay, it can’t possibly get more devastating, I would promptly get slammed in the chest with feelings. it was HELL. but so beautiful.
The Song of Achilles/ Pat and Achilles are the most tragic lovers of all time. Please escort Romeo and Juliet, I need blink through gay tears.
More Happy Than Not/ This book almost destroyed me. Unrequited love is something I really cannot handle at all.
How to Repair a Mechanical Heart/ SUCH A CUTE STORY!! Two fanboys who are just want to make each other giggle like five year olds and they are PLAYFUL and they are there for each other?????
I cried with joy
Aristotle and Dante/ I’ve read this book 3 times and it’s an addiction at this point. I always cry when Dante wants to be kissed and Ari says: “Stand up.” It’s a holy second.
Book that Made You Happy
Hot Head/ The two MCs in this are so FUNNY AND PURE. They truly love one another and it’s about firefighters! And two best friends who would do anything for each other!
There’s a lot of mature content but the story itself is very sweet.
The Raven Boys/ The Raven Boys set friendship standards so high that it’s hard for other books to keep up.
THE WAY GANSEY’S VOICE SOFTENS WHEN HE SPEAKS TO ADAM???
THE WAY RONAN FEELS PLATONIC JEALOUSY FOR HIS BEST FRIEND GANSEY??
Please help i’m having a friendship attack. i’m overcome.
Leo Loves Aries/ If someone asks “yo, whats a healthy relationship look like because I’m trying to live my best life?” I would gently hand over this book.
It’s like a manual on banter and respecting one another and best friends-lovers as a means to pure golden sunshine.
The Lightning Thief/ I’m currently reading this and it’s so amazing?????? Rick Riordan’s writing style is FUN and the characters and dialogue feel so genuine. PERCY IS MY ANGELIC BEST FRIEND
Something Like Summer/ I’m CR this one too and it’s so cute so far!!!!! I’m so excited to get further into this book because it’s a love story spanning 10 years, and they go from enemies to friends to lovers
and complicated! passionate! relationships! are! best!
Vincent and Theo/ i’m so obsessed with mmmyyyy Vincennttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s my actual hero and this while this is nonfiction ( nonfiction is my long-standing enemy) it reads like fiction and it goes over one of my favorite platonic soul mates of all time!!! Vincent and his little brother Theo!!!!!
I still need to buy my own copy for my shelf because this was so good.
Favorite Book-Film adaptation
Love, Simon was such a great film!!!!! It was less romantic than the book, because the movie is mostly about Simon’s personal journey.
I loved it and Simon is criminally adorable.
Favorite Post You’ve Done this Year
My post on why book friendships are the most amazing part of reading!!!! I’m obsessed with platonic love and best friends are the reason I persist on this planet.
Most Beautiful Book I’ve Bought This Year
This didn’t turn out to be what I expected but the cover is still splendid.
What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of This Year
The Supervillain and Me/ I actually need to read this very soon because my blog tour stop is in about fifteen days lskfdlskfdskl.
I feel like someone erased my memories of ever having this on my kindle and now I’m suspicious of everyone.
How has your year been?
What is your favorite thing you’ve read????
Tell me in the comments if you’ve done this tag because I want to travel to your blog and see!!!