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I know this isn't the right time to do this tag because it's not exactly mid-year right now. More like 3/4 of the year through. This post has been sitting in my draft for quite some time now because I don't really have the time to make it (I don't even have time to catch up on my book reviews). So when I finally got some time on my hands, I decided to finish this long overdue post. Basically, I will answers several questions that will conclude my reading in the first half of 2015—including some of the best books I've read so far this year. Without further delay, let's jump right into it :)
1. Best Book You've Read So Far in 2015?
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
I would've been able to choose more than one, but I tried my best to only choose one book to answer most of these questions. And I finally decided to pick Wonder, because it's literally a wonderful book to read. Even though it's a middle-grade book, I find myself immersed in the story and was able to relate with the characters on an emotional level. So, so good.
2. Best Sequel You've Read So Far in 2015?
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Not only this book is the best sequel I've read so far this year, I might consider A Clash of Kings as the best sequel of all time. I find myself enjoying this book a lot more than the first one; most probably because I'm already used to the world building as well as the abundant characters. The story becomes so much more complex and twisted in this sequel, and I love it <3
3. New Release You Haven't Read Yet, But Want To?
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2015?
Another Day by David Levithan
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
5. Biggest Disappointment?
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Since I've read Gayle Forman's books several times, I have some kind of expectation each time I picked up her newest book. Same thing goes with this one; even though I've heard mixed reviews about it. Unfortunately, I find myself disappointed with this book. Despite my disappointment, I still adore Gayle Forman's beautiful writing and will look forward to her next work :)
6. Biggest Surprise?
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I seriously didn't expect to love this book when I started it—because I read this for a book club. This book literally made me smile and giggle throughout all its' adorable moments. And I think this is the first time I've ever read a book with LGBT as its' main theme. So good!
7. Favourite New Author?
R.J. Palacio—even though I've only read one book by her, I think she deserves to be my favourite now :)
8. Newest Fictional Crush?
Peter Kavinsky (To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han)
Out of all the characters that I've met throughout this year so far, I think Peter has officially become my newest fictional crush. He's totally swoon-worthy ♥♥
9. Newest Favourite Character?
Mark Watney (The Martian by Andy Weir)
OMG, if you've read my review for The Martian, you'll know how much I love this guy. He's just an amazing character and has officially become one of my most favourite characters this year! Mark Watney is funny, sarcastic, and he's really smart too. I love his personality and his cheerful demeanor.
10. Book That Made You Cry?
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
I read several books this year that made me teared up, but Wonder made me cry the hardest. And I wasn't crying because the story is sad; I cried happy tears at the end of this book because it was just so heartwarming and tears naturally streamed down my face :'))
11. Book That Made You Happy?
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
The Martian by Andy Weir
I might be mentioning these books too much, but what can I do, these books made me happy! Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda successfully made me giggle a lot while reading and The Martian made me laugh out loud at Mark Watney's crazy antics and jokes.
12. Favourite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?
The Longest Ride (Book review for The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks)
This is probably one of the best Nicholas Sparks' movie adaptation I've ever seen (besides A Walk to Remember which is still my all-time favourite). Although I'm not sure if I'm a bit biased because of Scott Eastwood :p ♥
13. Favourite Review You've Written This Year?
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I don't really have much reason why I love writing this review, but I thought this book deserves to at least be in this tag—because it's one of my favourite reads this year as well. If there's one thing that I love from writing this review, is that I get to look back at all of my favourite passages from the book. Some of those passages I read over and over just to absorb the whole meaning of it.
14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I don't think this one needs further explanation. It's just so beautiful. Need to read this one soon.
15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?
Sharp Objects / Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
Obviously, I have a ton of books I need to read soon. But right now these are the ones at the top of my head.
And that's it for this Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! Hopefully that was quite interesting to read :)
I won't tag anyone in this post, but if you're reading this and you want to do it, consider yourself tagged! And if you decided to do this tag, don't forget to mention a link to your post in the comments below so I can check it out :)) Okay, bye now!