When I saw this tag floating around the blogosphere again (over here and over here), I was immediately thrown back into the beginning days of my blog (look at me pretending to be all experienced, it was last year). It was one of the first tags I did, I think, I don’t really remember, but anyway, I’m going to do it again!
Last year I apparently read 35 books from January to mid-July. Now I’ve read 55 and it’s not even halfway June yet. I guess you could say I stepped up my reading game haha. This will only make it harder to choose books, there were so many good ones already.
Q1: The best book you’ve read so far in 2017
I think I’m going to go with The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, because it’s one of those books that you love while reading it, but even after it’s finished you find yourself thinking about it a lot. I have the same with Six of Crows and The Raven Cycle, but I think The Serpent King will be one of my absolute favourites for years to come. It made me so happy and then broke my heart and mended it and I NEED A REREAD ALREADY.
Q2: Your favourite sequel of the year
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. 100% yes, I will love the raven boys forever and oh my god her writing is perfection. The ending was a bit “meh” though, but still, I love it to bits.
Q3: A new release that you haven’t read but really want to
Story of my life, though. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor is at the top of my list. I need it. I crave it. But I need to buy the pretty blue and yellow edition and I can’t find it 😦
Q4: Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS. I am so jealous of people who got an ARC. Can it be October already??
Q5: Your biggest disappointment
I hated The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton so much, but I’m not sure that’s my biggest disappointment. I can’t think of anything else though, so The Way Back Home it is.
Q6: Biggest surprise of the year
In The Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers (REVIEW). The premise doesn’t sound that interesting, but it’s so good. I will keep repeating how much I love this book until you’ve all read it and loved it though haha. It’s about Hope who dies and then sends her friends on a scavenger hunt through New York.
Q7: Favourite new to you or debut author
Leigh Bardugo. No doubt.
Q8: Your new fictional crush
I don’t really have fictional crushes but I do really like Kaz (Six of Crows duology), Nikolai (Shadow and Bone Trilogy), and Adam (The Raven Cycle). (I would never steal them from their lovers though (Well, I guess stealing Nikolai wouldn’t hurt??))
Q9: New favourite character
How am I supposed to choose??? I really don’t know…
Q10: A book that made you cry
I don’t want to repeat myself but ehm The Serpent King 🙂
Tears. So many tears.
Q11: A book that made you happy
The Color Project by Sierra Abrams, this book made me intensely happy (well for most of it).
Q12: Your favourite book to movie adaptation that you’ve seen this year
Apparently, that is The Circle, which is the only book-to-movie adaptation I’ve seen??? I don’t watch many movies… Unless… does Beauty and the Beast count? Then it’s Beauty and the Beast.
Q13: Favourite book post you’ve done this year
If I’m going to have to believe you guys, it’s my May wrap-up. Uhm. Okay? That was not my favourite by far. I think my favourite would be either my TBR discussion or my discussion about 13 Reasons Why.
Q14: The most beautiful book you’ve bought/received this year
I just bought Illuminae and oh my it’s pretty! Even prettier than I thought it would be. I also really like Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman, which I won and We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson.
Q15: What are some books you need to read by the end of the year
Well, I would read my entire TBR and that seems like a fun challenge. My TBR is only about 40 books long and that seems doable? I mean, I’ve already read 55 books and we’re not even halfway. The only problem is that I am constantly adding books, so there won’t be an end to it.
Did you do this tag? What was your favourite read of 2017 so far? Do you agree with any of my choices? Also, would you like to see a book haul from all the books I’ve bought/gotten/won lately?
Do you have a favourite post you’ve written this year? Let me know! I’d love to read it (if I haven’t already)