So I recently discovered Bookishfirst, and I love it. You can get previews on new books and leave your first impression, basically a mini review based on the preview. Then you are entered in the raffle to win a copy of that book. You also get points for the first impressions and any full reviews you write for the participating books.
They also have some cool forums, and on it was on one of them I found this book tag. I thought it was a great way to look back over the books you’ve read for the first half of the year. So here are my picks:
- Best book you’ve read so far in 2020 – Straight on Till Morning by Liz Braswell (You can check out my review of the book here.)
- Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020 – The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
- New release you haven’t read yet, but want to – Jo and Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa De La Cruz (which I finally received in the mail last week. Yay!)
- Most anticipated release for the second half of the year – Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer, and Unbirthday by Liz Braswell (I just got my copy of Midnight Sun on Wednesday, and I can’t wait to dive in!)
- Biggest disappointment – Catherine House by Elizabeth Thomas. It was not at all what I expected and nothing really even happened, so I DNF at about the halfway mark.
- Biggest surprise – Everybody Always by Bob Goff. It’s been so hyped up that I was wary going into it, but it lived up to the hype and received a 5 star review from me!
- Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you) – Kendare Blake. I just started the Three Dark Crowns series this year and am loving it!
- Newest fictional crush – I actually don’t have one. I haven’t read as much YA this year as I typically do, and most fictional crushes come from YA. 🙂
- Newest favorite character – Arsinoe from Three Dark Crowns.
- Book that made you cry – Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Book that made you happy – Finish First by Scott Hamilton.
- Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received) – Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles. I recieved the gorgeous Owlcrate exclusive cover!
- What books do you need to read by the end of the year? too many to list. There’s over a hundred! 🙂