- How many books did you read? 62
- Did you meet your goal? Yes. 62/50
- Most read genre? Young adult
- Longest and shortest books you read. Pet Sematary & A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
- Favourite book published in 2018? Girl Made of Stars
- Favourite book not published this year? They Both Die at the End
- A book that lived up to the hype. Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda
- A book that did NOT live up to the hype. The Couple Next Door
Bookthat felt like the biggest accomplishment? Pet Sematary
- Favourite character. Mateo from They Both Die at the End
- Least favourite character. Can’t remember his name- the dick faery in The Cruel Prince
- Most shocking book/moment. They Both Die at the End. I didn’t really think Adam Silvera was going to hurt me like that.
- Favourite couple/OTP. Lara Jean & Peter
best writtenbook you read this year. The Night Circus Bookthat you pushed the most people to read in 2018. Born a Crime
- Favourite book cover of the year. Sawkill Girls
- Favourite adaptation. Love, Simon
- What book made you cry the most? They Both Die at the End
- What book made you laugh the most? Meaty
- A new favourite author you discovered this year. Adam Silvera
Guiltypleasure read of the year. Claim Me
- Favourite book you re-read this year. N/A
- Were you happy with your reading year? Yes
- What will you do
in 2019? Read more non-fiction different
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
Why did it take me so long to read this book?!
This book is stunning. I have a hardcopy of this book but when I found out that Jim Dale narrated the audiobook, there was no question that I needed it.
There are so many people who love this book and I think maybe that is what put me off of reading it for so long. I was scared I would hate it. But of course, that did not happen. The Night Circus is a beautiful story. And even though I predicted where certain relationships were headed, it was not the type of predictability that takes away from the story.
I enjoyed all of the characters. All of the characters stories were nicely woven together and I loved learning about each of them. No character was left behind. All of them were fleshed out and all of their backgrounds were colorful and interesting.
The only reason I cannot give this book 5 stars is due to the main relationship not being more front and center. Typically I enjoy books where the romantic element is not the focus, but for this story, while I enjoyed all the friendships and relationships between all of the characters, I really wanted more from the romantic relationship between the two main characters.