mid-year reading update

I feel like the book gods have blessed me this year. Six months have passed now and I’ve read nothing but good books. Some fabulous, amazing, I’ll-love-you-forever books too. I’ve got an awesome reading streak going and I’m very much hoping this continues onto next half of 2015.

Current Reading Stats: 48/100 books read

I’ve been behind my reading challenge since March but I’m slowly catching up. I just did a sort of readathon last weekend where in I read 5 books in 2 days. I’m planning to do the same again during the first two weeks of July because my class schedule is pretty lax right now. Hopefully, I’ll be ahead of my reading challenge soon! So far, here’s how my reading streak looks mid-year:

2015 midyear reading update

You’re probably wondering- No 1-star books??? Is this for real??? And yeah, it’s a curious thing, but so far I’ve managed to mostly read books I really liked/loved! I only officially DNFed 1 book so far this year but in reality, I’ve put down several books- ones I wasn’t easily in the mood for at the time but still plan to read at some point. It’s helped me stay away from any sort of reading slump and focus my reading energy on a whole lot of great books. Speaking of, here are my 5 star reads from the January to June this year…

Favorite Books of 2015 (So Far)

2015 ya faves midyear update

 
I fell hard for these books, you guys! I highly recommend adding them to your to-read! I know almost half of the titles on this list are upcoming releases out this fall and I’m so so excited for everyone else to pick them up when they’re out! I’ll definitely be writing a view as their release dates approach so watch out!

How has your reading been these past six months? What are some of your 2015 fave reads so far?

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19 thoughts on “Mid-Year Reading Update + 2015 Faves (So Far)

  1. Five books in two days?! That is awesome. I hope to get good amount of reading done this weekend since I finally have two whole days off in a row from my two jobs! We will see though because I also want some quality time with my husband and maybe some face time with some friends. :D

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 10:49 am
    1. Had nothing better to do over the weekend so I just stayed in bed and marathoned a few books. It was fun! Yeay for having two days off, Kay! Spending quality time is important- I’m hoping to hang with family and bookish friends over the weekend too actually so I guess I won’t be able to get that much reading done after all.

      Posted on July 1, 2015 at 11:09 am
  2. YES TO SIMON VS AND THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST!!! They’re on my mid-year list too. You already know how I want to read I’ll Give You the Sun and I think I’ll borrow Dianne’s Illuminae. But it’s MASSIVE. I’m happy that you’re having an awesome time with your books, Haze!

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 11:11 am
    1. *high five* I seriously hope you’ll get to read I’ll Give You The Sun soon! Illuminae is pretty massive but only because the inside are formatted kind of graphically so there are some pages with only a few sentences. It’s unique that way. And the story is just so WOW!

      Posted on July 1, 2015 at 11:20 am
  3. The only book from your favorites that I’ve read so far is ACOTAR, but I’m definitely planning to snag a copy of Emmy & Oliver and The Start of Me and You sooner than later.

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 11:37 am
    1. I’m so glad to hear that! They’re such amazing books!

      Posted on July 1, 2015 at 11:40 am
  4. Yay for an amazing reading year so far for you! It’s so great that you’ve read mostly 3 star books and up, and it bodes well for the reading year to come for you. Here’s to more amazing reads!

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm
  5. Girl, 5 books in two days?? That is FANTASTIC. That’s making ME really want to try doing a readathon! I’ve got a ton of library books that are due soon, and I need to get as much read as possible before I have to start doing things like applying to college, ugh.

    YAY for no 1 star reads so far this year!! It seems like you’ve read a lot of great books in general, and it’s awesome you’ve managed to stay away from bad books. :)

    Is it sad that I’ve only read one book on your list of favorites so far?! ACOTAR really was great, even if I was slightly underwhelmed. I’m really excited to be picking up The Start of You and Me and Emmy & Oliver soon! The fact that they’re on your favorites list makes me even MORE excited.

    Fabulous post, Hazel, and here’s to even more amazing books for the rest of this year! <3

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm
  6. I bet ACOTAR is on nearly everyone’s favorites this year!! I read I’ll Give You the Sun this year too and I looooved it. Simon was so adorable, it SO made my list too. I’m so excited to read my eARC of Illuminae, it sounds absolutely amazing! I’m glad 2015 has been treating you well. :D

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 12:59 pm
  7. I’m so jealous you’ve read so many books so far! I haven’t been reading since the last month because I was so preoccupied with school it’s annoying :-( I see that Simon Vs made it to your 2015 faves. It’s one of mine too ah!

    I posted about what we’ve been up to in america + our mini haul I hope you give it a read heh

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm
  8. I envy you that you got to read a lot of good books. I’ve only been reading subpar books, and it makes me sooo sad because I want awesomeness! Everything feels so unoriginal.

    I’m so excited to start This Raging Light and Illuminae. I WANT THE MOOD TO HIT ME RIGHT NOW.

    I think my absolutely favorite read so far (that I can remember) is Made You Up! I thought I wouldn’t like it because romance! But it’s just so wonderful. Alex, as a character, is so different than everything I’ve ever read.

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm
  9. I am soo excited to read Simon Vs and ACOTAR! I didn’t enjoy The Darkest Part of The Forest as much as I thought I would, but I’m glad you enjoyed it! My reading so far this year has been awesome! All of the books I’ve read so far this year I have enjoyed greatly. There have only been a couple that I was like, ehh, but didn’t hate completely. But then again, I’m a pretty easy to please reader. My favorite read so far this year was either the Throne of Glass series (I can’t pick just one) or Cress. I am actually ahead of my goal, so that’s been nice. But I can’t tell once school starts up again in the fall, I am going to get really far behind! Great update!

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm
  10. I need to read more! I want to read Court Thorns Roses. ;)

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 8:01 pm
  11. Great list! I basically am dying to read all of those books and feel kind of lame that I haven’t read them yet.. So many books, so little time =D

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm
  12. I need to read these book! *drool*

    Posted on July 2, 2015 at 2:19 am
  13. Dang girl you’re on a roll with your reading! I think I only read 14 books out of my 100 challenge goal hahahaha. I really NEED to catch up! I’m really glad that you loved Emmy & Oliver. I haven’t read it yet but I do have an ARC so I’ll jump on that soon whenever I feel like reading a contemporary. I think my favorite so far this year is The Cage, Percy Jackson series (I’m binge reading the whole series right now and it’s just amazeballs), aaand I’m probably forgetting a bunch of books.

    Posted on July 2, 2015 at 3:01 am
  14. How awesome to have so many 5 star reads in just the first half of the year! I am *so* stingy with my 5 star ratings. Most books I love are 4 stars… a book has to be an instant all-time favorite to get 5 stars from me. I’ve had 7 so far this year and that is unheard of for me! (I think I had 2 in all of last year. Ha!) Four of my favorites this year have been by Colleen Hoover – I just adore everything she writes. I’m really tempted to read A Court of Thorns and Roses! I usually read only contemporaries but I’ve seen so many great reviews for ACOTAR that I might have to give it a try.

    Posted on July 5, 2015 at 5:56 am
  15. Several of these are on my TBR and I just might have to move them up :)

    Posted on July 8, 2015 at 10:53 am
  16. Ooh, so exciting that some of your favourites aren’t even released yet, that shows how great the rest of the year is set to be, publishing wise. I’m desperate (or very, very keen) to read The Darkest Part of the Forest- it sounds intriguing and wonderful- and I really hope I get to that before the year is out. I should totally make that a goal.
    And SIMON! That was a fantastic read.

    Posted on July 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm