1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020
I don’t even have to think about this one. Definitely Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood, Grief Angels, Reverie, Havenfall and Wranglestone without a doubt. I can’t choose between those five. I adore all of them and cannot recommend them enough, please read them!
It turns out 2020 Nicola is equally as bad at this as 2019 Nicola was…
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, hands down. I love these books so much, just talking about them has made me want to re-read them. I can’t believe it took me so long to start reading them. This is definitely the best sequel I’ve read so far this year, I can’t wait to start the last book. I love the Netflix adaptation, too!
3. New release you haven’t read yet but want to
I’m so behind, Burn by Patrick Ness, If It Bleeds by Stephen King, Mohinder’s War by Bali Rai
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
Life of Riley and Cinderella is Dead!
5. Biggest disappointment
I really don’t like naming them, especially when books are so subjective. Without naming, it was a recent U.S. Red Riding Hood retelling (at least I think it was a retelling) – I really wanted to love it, I ended up hating it though.
6. Biggest surprise
Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan. I’m not the biggest reader of contemporary, this was brilliant and unputdownable from the start.
7. Favourite new author (Debut or new to you)
Darren Charlton, Kathryn Foxfield and Ryan La Sala! If you haven’t read their books yet, what are you waiting for?? They’re everything, you won’t regret it!
All reignited my love of reading and blogging for different reasons, it sounds cliche, but I’d read their shopping lists.
8. Newest fictional crush
I don’t have one.
9. Newest favourite character
Yeah, this one is definitely Elizabeth, Nathaniel and Silas from Sorcery of Thorns, within minutes they became my new favourite characters. I know that’s three, I can’t help it though. It’s impossible to pick one new favourite. I love them all and the bond between them. I cannot wait to find out how it ends!
10. Book that made you cry
Too many to count. Grief Angels and Crescent City made me cry the most though.
11. Book that made you happy
Havenfall by Sara Holland, just the act of losing myself in such an incredible book made me happy. It’s one of my favourite books I’ve read this year so far. I highly recommend giving it a read, you won’t regret it.
12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year
I haven’t watched many, P.S. I Still Love You comes to mind, I loved it!
13. Favourite review you’ve written this year
I’ve been in a huge blogging slump so I don’t have one to share this time.
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
Ooohh, I’m going with Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas, both editions are just stunning! I love all the tiny intricate details on the standard cover and simplicity of the tour edition. I’m also a sucker for sprayed edges. I love that the original art was used in the book as end papers.
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, You Should See Me in a Crown, Thorn, The Night Circus and Rose, Interrupted are all on my list of 2020 must reads. I’m determined to have read all of these by the end of the year.
As usual, I’m leaving it as an open tag for anyone who wants to join in.