I was not tagged for this, but I’ve seen it everywhere (here, tumblr, youtube…) for about a month now, and I kept wanting to do it, and now I am. I think this originated on Youtube, but I saw it most recently on Lia @LostInAStory’s blog.
Here we go!
The best book you’ve read so far in 2017
I hate this one because I’ve read several books I loved, but I narrowed it down to 2 (it was originally 3 until I read the next category)…which is probably cheating, but I love them pretty equally, so I’m going with it.
Your favourite sequel of the year
I love this book, I love this series, and I am still pushing it on everyone every chance I get 😛
A new release that you haven’t read but really want to
So. Many. For this one, because there are probably a dozen I could pick from, I’m just going with a new(ish) release that I own but haven’t read yet.
I actually hadn’t even heard of this one (how??) until last month when I saw it on social media. I grabbed a copy last time I was at a bookstore and I’m hoping to get to it really soon because it sounds like something I’m going to love.
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
I thought this was going to be super hard to narrow down, but then I remembered that this is coming out in October!
Your biggest disappointment
It’s a tossup between these two. I’ve heard amazing things about both, and I really disliked both. I won’t say I hated them, but it was really close. I gave both a grudging 2 stars (actual 1.5 rating, I think), and kinda wish I hadn’t read either of them because I feel like my time could have been spent much better.
I’m going more negative here because I expected to like this more than I did I still did enjoy it, but I went into it expecting to really love it and it fell a little short of my high expectations.
Favourite new to you (or debut) author
No thought needed for this one. I absolutely loved this book and I can not wait for more books ❤ (I reviewed it here if you want to check out my full thoughts.)
Your new fictional crush
I don’t think I have any.
New favourite character
Oh gosh, pretty much everyone from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue ❤
A book that made you cry
This one. (Reviewed over here.)
A book that made you happy
I loved this book and it was so satisfying ❤
Your favourite book to movie adaptation that you’ve seen this year
I didn’t read it this year, but I finally watched The Martian a few weeks ago and loved it. Not as much as the book, but I think both are great.
Favourite book post you’ve done this year
I’m not even sure why, but I think it was a Top 5 Wednesday and my first post of the year: 2018 Reading Resolutions. I think it might be my favorite because I’m actually not doing too bad with sticking to my goals, yay!
The most beautiful book you’ve bought/received this year
This gem ❤
I’ve seen these editions online (they’re the Harper Collins ones with “interactive elements,” and I know they have at least two others besides The Beauty and the Beast) but holy crap are they so much more amazing in person! (Confession: This was still in the plastic until 2 minutes before I took the pictures So…I still haven’t even actually really looked closely at this gorgeous book and all the cool stuff that’s inside it, like that door. That door opens and there’s all kinds of other nifty things to explore.)
Books I want to read by the end of the year
I just did a T5W about this, so I’ll just leave that link here (and also because I am very lazy right now, sorry).