Despite being almost two months past “mid-year”, I just saw this tag on From Cover To Cover, and given that I am currently four books behind schedule for my Reading Challenge, I thought it was suitably appropriate.
1. What is the best book you’ve read so far in 2017?
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
I received an ARC at YALC and absolutely devoured it; it’s a wonderful feminist contemporary analysing the after-effects of a high-school sex scandal.
2. What is the best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017?
The Visitor by Lee Child
I love Jack Reacher novels, and this one was no different. Of the four Lee Child novels I’ve now read, this was second only to Killing Floor.
3. What is a sequel that came out this year that you have not read but really want to?
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
But I have to read A Court of Mist and Fury (#2) first!
4. What is your most anticipated release for the 2nd half of the year?
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Although I haven’t read a Leigh Bardugo book, I’m really excited about this new series featuring the DC heroines.
5. What was the biggest disappointment so far this year that you have read?
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
Considering this was picked for Richard & Judy’s WHSmith Book Club, I had high expectations of this police thriller, but I didn’t much like the characters and the plot wasn’t overly entertaining.
6. What was the biggest surprise so far this year that you have read?
Otherworld by Jason Segal and Kirsten Miller
I hadn’t heard of this upcoming release until I was at YALC last month. I managed to obtain a proof copy as a blogger and I read it on holiday in France and loved it.
7. Who is your favourite debut author of this year so far?
I haven’t read any 2017 debut’s yet. I know, I know.
8. Who is your new fictional crush?
Aiden Green (Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt)
Falling in love with a debut author? Sounds like a dream.
9. Who is your newest favourite character?
Izzy O’Neill (The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven)
I love how carefree and confident Izzy is. She’s comfortable in her own skin, and is remarkable at dealing with her problems.
10. A book that made me cry?
Our Song by Dani Atkins
This book was brilliant and emotional; it had me blubbing like a baby at the end, as I was so invested in the characters individual and collective stories.
11. A book that made me happy?
Bossypants by Tina Fey
I listened to this on audiobook at the beginning of the year and it was absolutely hilarious: I love Tina Fey.
12. Favourite book to movie adaptation so far this year?
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling
I haven’t actually watched any 2017 releases that were books (to my knowledge), but I read the script of Beasts this year, so I’m counting it.
13. Favourite post I’ve done so far?
My favourite posts to write are probably book tags, and I especially enjoyed writing the You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag as it was so much fun.
14. Most beautiful book I’ve gotten this year?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The 20th Anniversary editions are absolutely stunning, so of course I had to buy all eight new copies, despite already owning over twenty editions. *YOLO*
15. What books do you have to read by the end of the year?
My currently reading pile is disgusting (it stands at 27 books) so I’d love to reduce that as much as possible (top three to finish: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab and The Power by Naomi Alderman).
I tag you. Yes, you.
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