Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2019!

Hello, people of the interweb! Here we go on another Mid-Year Book Freak Out post. Hope you like it.

Note – So far in 2019 (as of 09/07/19) I have read 18 books, two 5 Star Rating, eleven 4 Star Rating, two 3 Star Rating, two 2 Star Rating, one 1 Star Rating.
1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2019?
Ohh this is such a hard question! Given that I have to pick one I’ll stick with 10 Things To Do Before You Leave School by Bernard O’Keeffe. This book was so much more than what I was expecting.
2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019?
I haven’t read any sequels this year, sorry…
3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?
There are few of these already, due to the fact that Portugal hardly ever get books on release days. The one I am waiting for must be Magical Women by Sukanya Venkatraghavan.
4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2019?
I have no idea what books are going to be released in the next 6 months. It’s sad but true. Feel free to judge me.
5. Biggest Disappointment?
The book that disappointed me the most this year would have to be The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, but that is probably a “me” problem. I had heard such fabulous things about this classic but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to enjoy it. Most likely because of the writing style.
6. Biggest Surprise?
The biggest surprise would have to be 10 Things To Do Before You Leave School by Bernard O’Keeffe.  It was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, I had never heard anything about this authour so I wasn’t expecting much from the book, let alone was I expecting it to leave me breathless.
7. Favourite New Author?
I don’t think I have a new favourite author. I haven’t found anyone who meets Saramago’s or Zimler’s standards. (it’s my opinion don’t hate me for it)
8. Newest Fictional Crush?
My newest fictional crush would have to be either Vronsky from Anna Karenina or Pavel Vlassov from Mother by Maximo Gorki. Both Russians for some reason.
9. Newest Favourite Character?
I loved, loved, loved many of the characters that I’ve read about in books this year. But I truly fell for Pavel Vlassov, I think it’s because of his revolutionary nature. From the same novel, I also really loved Mother herself, she must have one of the best character developments I have ever witnessed.
10. Book That Made You Cry?
Let me think… I believe I cried reading Mother, but there was a lot of emotion linked to the book apart from the story itself…
11. Book That Made You Happy?
A book that really made me happy while reading was We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
12. Favourite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?
I have to go with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I recommend you go watch it if you can.
13. Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year?
I was most proud of my review for Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?
Now, this is a tough one, I’ve to stick with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (aka J.K. Rowling).
15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?
There are a lot of them! But here’s a list of six from books that I already have on my asap tbr:
1. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
2. Seeing by José Saramago
3. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
5. The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler
6. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Bye, keep on reading!

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