Happy Thursday, readers and friends!
After watching Lindsey's and Rebekah's book tube videos of this tag, I decided to do my own rendition. I'm not doing a video
And yes, it's past the mid-way point of the year, but we're gonna go with it. Just...let me live in denial a bit longer...please...
Best Book you've read so far in 2018That's a hard one...but I would have to go with Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury. I literally have no words for this book. If you haven't read it, I seriously don't know why.
Best sequel you've read so far in 2018A toss-up between Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury and The Rebellion by Livy Jarmusch? ;) Both were amazing and nicely continued the stories from the first books!
New Release You Haven't read yet but want toThe Road Home by Beverly Lewis and Falling for You by Becky Wade both qualify. I'm hoping to read them both super soon.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the yearA Question of Loyalty by Jesseca Wheaton releases in a few months! It needs to join the first two books in the series on my shelves... ^-^
Biggest disappointmentLove Finds a Way by Wanda Brunstetter was definitely disappointing. I've really enjoyed Mrs. Brunstetter's books in the past, but the three stories in this collection were...rather boring.
Biggest SurpriseI'm pretty sure I'm still recovering from When Sparrows Fall by Diane Blackstone... I wasn't really sure what to expect from this book, other than I figured it would be kind of dark. It was, but ohmygoodness, it was amazing. <3
Favorite new author (debut or new to you)I'm not sure I've acquired a new favorite author yet this year... Karen Kingsbury could definitely become a favorite, though, if all her books are as good as the four I've read so far. :D
Newest fictional crushI don't have one?? (Congratulate me, guys. I've stopped fangirling over guys that don't exist.) Noah from The River Between Us could be, though...if we got more of his story.
Newest favorite characterNatalie (Nattie) Livingston from Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis! She is so precious and I basically want to adopt (ha, pun) her!
Book that made you cryNot only did this book make me cry, The Pursued by Willowy Whisper ripped my heart out and kept me up all hours of the night. And it's like 400+ pages and I read it in under 24 hours, so #record.
Book that made you happyJust Dance by Patricia MacLachlan was so sweet and darling and full of happy feels! <3
Most beautiful book you've bought/received this yearThis was hard...because I ooh and ahh over book covers, like, daily. But I'm going to go with A Midnight Clear by Pattie Berg. It.is.gorgeous.y'all.
Books you need to read by the end of the yearThis lovely stack and hopefully some others, as well as oodles of Christmas books. :D
Favorite book community memberUm, wait, what?! I can't pick something like that! Each and every one of you in this book/writing/blogging community are so special and unique. How could I ever pick a favorite?! <33
Have you done this tag? Saw it around? What's the best book YOU have read so far this year?