I AM DOING A TAG. IT HAS BEEN FOREVER SINCE I HAVE DONE A TAG, BUT I AM DOING ONE. This week has majorly kicked my butt, and I’m pretty sure I spent most of it curled in a corner somewhere. But now I’m a bit hopped up on a energy drink, so let’s see what I can accomplish.
Also, there wasn’t a Princesses Read post yesterday because of the whole exhaustion thing. I was going to try and do one today, but then I wasn’t sure. SO, what I could do is just skip this week entirely and have one back again on Saturday again, or I could do it later in the week. Anyone have a preference?
Anyway, let’s move onto the tag. I want to thank insidemylibrarymind for tagging me for this tag. This tag has been everywhere lately, and it’s so much fun. I can’t believe it’s been half the year already and this year has been amazing for books for me. If you haven’t already, take a stroll through insidemylibrarymind’s blog because it’s full of bookish fun, fantastic reviews, and so much more! 😉
1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017?
ONE? YOU WANT ME TO PICK ONE? Well, I can’t, so I’ll just add in the few that I have added to my favorites shelf this year. 😉
2. Best Sequel of 2017 so far?
I couldn’t figure out if it was best sequel that I read this year or best sequel that was released this year. I figured I would showcase both. These Ruthless Deeds was the best one that was released this year. Gemina was one of the best that I read this year.
3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want to?
4. Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of 2017?
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. I literally cannot wait to see what slasher fiction plus swoony Perkins writing is going to be like. I mean, how will it not be epic? I WANT IT SO BADLY. GIMME GIMME GIMME. And I mean, Renegades by Marissa Meyer. Obviously.
5. Biggest Disappointment?
The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo. This was, like, in the top 3 of my most anticipated books this year, and it ended up being horrible due to the lack of a trigger warning, flimsy characterization, and just absurdity. I’m still so upset about this.
6. Biggest Surprise?
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. After a really not so good time with A Court of Thorns and Roses, I didn’t have much hope for the second book. But it had this insane turnaround and ended up being a favorite. So, definitely the biggest surprise I had this year.
7. Favorite New Author (Debut or New to You) ?
Debut = Karen McManus since I adore One of Us Is Lying. New to Me = V. E. Schwab. I have now seen the light and am totally in love with her work.
8. Newest Fictional Crush?
*cough, Rhysand, cough, cough*
9. Newest Favorite Character?
LILA BARD from A Darker Shade of Magic. That girl is epic. o.o So much epicness. :O
10. Book That Made You Cry?
Books still don’t make cry, but one book made me tear up a bit. Seriously, I need to get my tear ducts checked. XD The book was Geekerella by Ashley Polston!
11. Book That Made You Happy?
Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things. Um, it’s an adorable book about Sasquatch. I literally smiled the entire time I read it. And I mean, it’s about Bigfoot.
12. Favorite Book to Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year?
I haven’t seen any that have been released this year…or literally any except for one. I watched the adaption of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, and it was pretty good.
13. Favorite Review You’ve Written This Year?
14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought or Received So Far This Year?
A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnson. Um, the under the dust jacket is AMAZING. I mean, it’s covered with a starry night, and I can’t handle that. It’s just so beautiful. Here’s hoping that it will actually be good. *fingers crossed* (And that’s the coverrrrrrrr – ugh, it’s so beautiful that the moment I found out about it, I had to buy).
15. What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?
TRUTHWITCH. I need to read it because I super wanted to and then I literally keep forgetting I own it. Also, An Ember in the Ashes (um, same thing as Truthwitch). And Teardrop by Lauren Kate. It’s been on my TBR for like five years now.
Oh, and, um, Wild Irish Women. o.o I should probably, uh, finish that.
I know a million people have done this, so I’m going to try and make sure that I’m grabbing people that haven’t do it yet or people I thought haven’t do it – sorry if you have and also, sorry if I didn’t tag you because I was probably convinced you had done it. 😉
Rendz @ Reading with Rendz / Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional / meltingpotsandothercalamaties (um, she comes up with the most brilliant tags – click on the link to see just her latest ;)) / Wonderful Words 101 / Journey Into Books / A Dreamer’s Library / Azia @ The Uncharted Word / And you?
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