Other people have been doing this, so I thought I would try and figure out what my top reads so far this year are. That is actually really hard, you know! As of the end of June, I read 192 books so far this year. That being said, I liked a lot of the books that I read this year. As for loving, though, I have only loved five. They are:
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Honourable Mentions: Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy and Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
There would be lots of books in the 4 to about 4.75 range, though. They just wouldn't get a 5. Unless I read a lot of really good books the second half of the year, it is likely that these five will be in the top reads at the end of the year.
Favourite Graphic Novel: Black Hole by Charles Burns
Favourite Graphic Novel Series:
Fables Series by Bill Willingham, etc. - I love this graphic novel series. I had't read it before this year. While some are better than others, this is a series that has to be read in order so you know what is going on. That makes it hard to pick a favourite, because they are all important.
Favourite Manga Series:
Tie between Emma by Kaoru Mori and The Dreaming by Queenie Chan