It’s hard to believe that it is already the middle of the year, we’re halfway through 2017! It seems like just yesterday I was writing my 2017 goals back in January and now I am doing this tag. I’ve seen this floating around book tube and I have always wanted to do it, so here we go! This tag was created by Chami at readlikewildfire and Ely at Earl Grey Books!
001. Best book you read so far in 2017?
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I absolutely loved this book. It was incredibly beautiful and heart-wrenching, it is definitely my favorite read of the year as of yet! Honestly, this was a super hard question because I’ve been loving most of the books I have read! Actually, I can’t just pick one, Wintersong by S Jae Jones is a close tie!
002. Your favorite sequel of the year?
Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab. She continues to blow me away with her incredible writing and characters, this book wrecked me. I loved it,
003. New release you haven’t read but really want to
Gosh, I have so many new releases I want to read but have not gotten to. The first book in my mind is The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. I have heard so many amazing things about this book and this cover is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Also The Hate U Give, Eliza and Her Monsters… half my bookshelf honestly.
004. Your most anticipated release for the second half of the year
I have so many! But the top two that I just cannot wait for is 27 Hours by Trishana Wright and City of Brass by C.K Chakraborty. I have heard raving reviews for 27 Hours and I can’t wait to read it, and the City of Brass sounds phenomenal!
005. Your biggest disappointment
Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson. The cover for this book is stunning, however, the inside… just no. Honestly, this book was so disappointing and I have a full review up on it already if you would like to see more of my reasons why!
006. Your biggest surprise of the year
Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst. After reading Dark Breaks the Dawn I went into this with low expectations and finished it incredibly surprised. I really loved this book and I have a review up for this as well!
007. Favorite new to you or debut author
S Jae Jones. I fell in love with Wintersong. I fell in love with her writing it is just so lush and poetic, I loved it.
008. Your new fictional crush
I feel like I get a new fictional crush everytime I read a new book. But my newest crush is The Goblin King from Wintersong.
009. New favorite character
Champion Ven from Queen of Blood. He is so precious to me, I love him. Literally, though, I have a new favorite character in every book I read.
010. A book that made you cry
Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab. If you read the book then you know because V.E Schwab literally wrecked us. But it was incredible and sad.
011. Book that made you happy
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. It has been a long time since a book has made me laugh. I just absolutely adored this book, it was everything that I wanted it to be.
012. Your favorite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen this year
I actually do not watch a lot of movies and I have not seen any book to movie adaptations this year… I have absolutely no intention to watch any.
013. Your favorite review you have written this year.
I really like the review that I wrote for Dark Breaks the Dawn. It was quite angry because damn it made me MAD and I feel like I effectively got all my feelings out. Even though I am still quite made about this horrid book.
014. The most beautiful book you have gotten or received this year
Greek Mythology by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I have been eyeing this book at Barnes and Noble for a long time and last month I caved and I bought it. The Cover is so beautiful ad it has golden edges.
015. What are some books that you need to read this year.
Everything on my shelf that is unread? I have over 50 books that I own and have not read and honestly, I’m going to try to read all the books I have listed for my book challenges!