Well, hello there! Can you believe it’s July already? I set my reading goal at 60 and have read 32 so far, which puts me at 2 ahead of schedule. Not bad. I usually do a post to share my mid-year top reads, but then I saw Rowena’s Mid-Year Book Freak Out post and decided to mix it up. So I’m doing that and my top five reads so far this year. As usual, I’m only including books that were published in 2018. The links will go to my reviews if there is one.
Best book you’ve read
This was an easy choice. I loved Starry Eyes to pieces! Jenn has easily made my list three years in a row. ♥
Best sequel you’ve read
I’ve read quite a few books that are part of a series & series finales, but only two that are technically sequels. Hideaway is definitely the winner.
New release you haven’t read yet but want to
Iron Magic! It’s waiting on my Kindle for me. Soon, my precious. Soon.
Most anticipated release for the 2nd half of the year
I had high hopes, but Bane was meh.
I shouldn’t have been surprised by how good Lifelike was, but I’m so glad I was.
Favorite new author (Debut or new to you)
Ahhh The Kiss Quotient was so good! I can’t wait to read Hoang’s next book.
Newest fictional crush
Okay, there are three or four I could easily choose from, all of them are different types of characters, but I went with Kai from Hideaway because he’s what I’m in the mood for right now. 😉
Newest favorite character
There are several great characters to choose from, but Lemon Fresh from Lifelike has a special place in my heart.
Book that made you cry
It’s a CoHo book, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that All Your Perfects caused some waterworks.
Book that made you happy
Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year
Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
All my books are digital and I haven’t been overly impressed with the covers, but I do really like Birthday Girl.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Top Reads (so far)
I’m keeping this to five, and like I said, only books published this year.
Have you read any of these?
What are some of your picks?