This time for my weekly TTT (Top Ten Tuesday) post, I decided to combine this week’s topic Books on my summer TBR with some questions from Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag.
I did this tag 2 years ago and it was so interesting to look back on it and see what books I loved/hated in 2017. So I want to have something similar this year as well. Especially because I don’t feel like I’ve read any truly wonderful books this year yet. There were a few that I really enjoyed and gave 5 stars to, but only 5 (out of 39) made it to my “2019 favorites” shelf on GoodReads.
BEST BOOK YOU READ SO FAR IN 2019
Hmm… This is a difficult question. There were a lot of mediocre or “okay” books this year, and there were also some good books, but it’s very difficult to decide which one was the best. I think I have to choose «Circe» by Madeleine Miller. At times it was slow and overwhelming to read, but overall it’s the most beautiful, intricate and thoughtful book I’ve ever read.
BEST SEQUEL YOU READ SO FAR IN 2019
I’ve been very bad about reading sequels and finishing series. But the best sequel I’ve read so far is «Limited Wish» by Mark Lawrence. If you’re looking for a new YA Sci-fi series or books about time travel, you have to read this new series by Mark Lawrence.
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ BUT WANT TO
All of them?!?! You’ll see that the books on my summer TBR are mostly ARCs of upcoming releases. But the book that is already out and I’m dying to read is «Recursion» by Blake Crouch! I read «Dark Matter» last September and loved the mindboggling story Blake Crouch created, so I’m hoping this will be just as good.
Oh, and also «The Passengers» by John Marrs! I feel like Blake Crouch and John Marrs have a similar style/type of stories, i.e. unbelievably astonishing.
«Nine Perfect Strangers» by Liane Moriarty. It was my first book by Liane Moriarty. Everyone seemed to love «Big Little Lies», and I decided to try her newer book. Unfortunately, it wasn’t captivating or surprising, and the characters… urggh… I think I hate all of them.
It has to be «To Best the Boys» by Mary Weber! Which is interesting, because one of her books made it to my “biggest disappointment” in 2017 😀 But her new YA fantasy, that is also a standalone – «To Best the Boys» was so good! I read it in one sitting and craved more. You can find my review here!
WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ
BY THE END OF THE YEAR ASAP! My Summer TBR
These are the ARCs I need to read as soon as possible. June has been my ARC reading month and I feel like this trend will have to continue in July and August as well.