Hey chums, it’s Friday!
I haven’t done a tag for a little while, so I’m stoked that Emily @ RoseRead and Beth @ Reading Every Night deemed fit to nominate me for this one! Emily and Beth are two of my favourite bloggers, and they both put out incredible amounts of brilliant content. Please do check out their answers and show them some bookish love for me!
Best Book You’ve Read in 2016
Yeah, I cheated.
Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2016
I haven’t actually read many sequels this year, so this was a hard one! I could talk all day about how much I idolise Patrick Ness and The Chaos Walking trilogy, but I think The Ask and The Answer is a great example of using a sequel to build depth and propel your plot forward with out seeming like a stepping stone. Middle books in a trilogy are hard to write, and this one is definitely all killer and no filler.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To
Plus about eleventy billion more, as well as the books that were released last year and the year before, and the year before that…you get the picture!
Most Anticipated Book For The Second Half of the Year
Yup, I am a walking, talking (typing) cliche, but do I care? No, I do not. GIVE ME THE POTTER.
GASP, what a surprise, right? Said no one ever. I know a lot of you love this book, but I just don’t get it. Check out my review to find out why right here.
This came totally out of left field and messed with my head SO bad. I still can’t say I’ve figured it out, but that’s the beauty of it.
Favourite New Author
My favourite new author has to be Lisa Heathfield. I read both Seed and her new release, Paper Butterflies last month and I really rated both of them. She writes with a huge amount of honesty and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Definitely one to watch!
Newest Fictional Crush
It can only be Julian Blackthorn. Say what you like about Cassandra Clare and her plan for world domination and never-ending Shadowhunter world add-ons, but boy does that woman write male leads to lust over.
Newest Favourite Character
My favourite new character would probably have to be Lottie from Am I Normal Yet? and How Hard Can Love Be by Holly Bourne. I have a total girl crush on her: she’s clever, funny and totally owns being herself. I wish I had that much conviction when I was sixteen. I can’t wait to read from her point of view in the conclusion to the Spinster Club trilogy, What’s A Girl Gotta Do?
Book That Made You Cry
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness really hit me right in the feels. It’s such a intense, courageous trilogy and in the final few pages my emotions got the better of me and I weeped like Moaning Myrtle, only with less self-pity. Okay maybe with as much self-pity, but we won’t go there.
Book That Made You Happy
I haven’t actually read many happy books this year, and although I’m always happy when I stumble upon a brilliant read, I usually finish them with an almighty book hangover/weeping/feeling generally sorry for myself. Paper Princess was a fun exception to the rule: pure, unadulterated escapism.
Note: I probably would have answered this question with Am I Normal Yet? because it’s GODDAMN AMAZING but in the interest of not being a completely boring and predictable person, I chose something else.
Favourite Book to Film Adaption
I am a terrible blogger because I don’t think I’ve actually seen any this year. I know, what is this evil sorcery?! My excuse is that I’m saving my money for A Monster Calls, The BFG, and most importantly, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Oh and I did see the stage version of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon which was a-mazing.
Favourite Post You’ve Done This Year So Far
I think my favourite post to write was either 5 Reasons that Prove Reading is the Best Hobby Ever, or You Know You’re A Book Blogger When…
I always find list posts really fun to write, and I adore hearing your thoughts! I’d love to write more discussion posts and little lists soon, I’ve been crazy busy recently so I haven’t had as much time to be creative as I’d like.
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
It’s just kind of a masterpiece, isn’t it?
What Book Do You Need To Read By The End Of The Year?
ALL OF THE BOOKS. I’ve chosen four that I’m desperate to read by the end of the year, because otherwise I’d have to hunt down all 192 books on my Goodreads TBR and ain’t nobody got time for that.
- Marie @ Bazinga Booknerd
- Aria @ Snow White Hates Apples
- Kai @BlackCatKai
- Anne @ Inked Brownies
- Michelle @ Book Adventures
- Amanda @ Cover2CoverMom
- Ji @ JirahMerriz
- Casey @ Adoptabookaus
- Annie @ The Misstery
- A Haven For Book Lovers
- Maja @ MayaTheBookExplorer
Sorry if any of you have already been tagged, I know this one has been spreading like wildfire amongst book bloggers over the last couple of weeks!