Last week Candyce shared her part of the Mid Year Book Awards. It’s a bit like the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag but we came up with our own prompts/questions. We enjoyed coming up with these questions and we hope you’ll enjoy our answers. Let’s jump in!
Top 3 Books So Far
This is a hard one! I’ve read some amazing books this year. If I had to choose now (and I guess I do haha) this is my top 3:
Favorite New Author
After reading Eva Evergreen I think I can count Julie Abe as a new favorite. I loved the book and I can’t wait to read the next book. There are also some really cool books announced and I can’t wait to see what Julie does next.
Even though I gave this book 3,5 stars, it was still a disappointment. All the other books in this series were about 4,5 or 5 star reads so 3,5 stars is definitely a disappointment. I was expecting to love this book, especially with this new world being an equine one. Unfortunately this book just wasn’t working as I hoped it would. It was still enjoyable, just not as good as I hoped.
Book That Surprised Me Most
After seeing raving review after raving review I decided to pick up The House in the Cerulean Sea. While I hoped I would enjoy it, I didn’t expect to actually love it to be honest. There was just so. much. hype. But, it turned out that the book was worth the hype haha, I loved it!
New to Me Author That Makes Me Want to Read Their Whole Backlog
I read Perfect on Paper earlier this year and absolutely loved this book by Sophie Gonzalez. After that I was also lucky enough to get an eARC for If This Gets Out. I think that will be another amazing read. In the mean time I would also love to read Sophie’s backlog. While I don’t read that much contemporary, I did really enjoy Sophie’s writing and will definitely read more of her.
Most Unputdownable Book
I could not put A Deadly Education down. It was so good! I enjoyed the world, this setting was brutal. And the characters were very interesting. I loved the plot and the ending was shocking. The next book comes out soon and I hope I’ll love it just as much.
Backlist Book I Should’ve Read Sooner
Warbreaker! I finally got back to reading my Brandon Sanderson books and I adored this one a lot. These books are big and not super easy to get through. But I really liked the story and the characters and I can’t wait to read the next book in this universe.
Book I Think Needs More Love
The first book that came to mind was One to Watch. I recently finished reading this one and I think it was great. In the end I gave this a 4 star rating. I really liked the plot, the format and the characters. This book definitely deserves more love.
Anticipated Release That Lived Up to My Expectations
One of my most anticipated reads of the first half of 2021 was Bridge of Souls. And it was just as good as I hoped it would be! I adored this series and I’m so happy to have read it. While I did wish this was more than a trilogy it was pretty amazing. I would highly recommend these books <3
This was a lot of fun to do! I’ve read quite some books already and there are some amazing reads in there. What were your favorite 3 books so far? And your biggest disappointment? Let me know down below!