Hello everyone! I’ve been deliberating about whether or not I should do this tag for a while now. I haven’t read too many books this year, so I didn’t feel like I could. But Melanie encouraged me to have a go, and then I was tagged by the lovely Lily @ Sprinkles and Dreams, so here it is!
1. Best book you’ve read so far this year
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness! I haven’t even finished it yet but I’m loving it more than anything else I’ve read this year.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far this year
I’m not sure if this counts, since it’s the only sequel I’ve read this year and I haven’t even read the book that comes before it (oops!). I’m saying Her Royal Highness, because even though I only gave it 3 stars it was a fun read and I do love that cover!
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
Spellhacker by M.K. England sounds sooo good! Magic, hacking and heists? Yes please! (I’m not entirely sure it releases this year, but January is close enough, right?) I’m still yet to read their debut novel The Disasters but I’m super hyped for that one, too.
5. Biggest disappointment
Don’t Date Rosa Santos is one that I was really excited for but when I actually got to reading it, it just… didn’t live up to my expectations. I’m pretty sad about it. It’s definitely not the worst book I’ve read this year (that prize goes to The Wicker King) but it was the most disapppointing, just because I was looking forward to it so much.
6. Favourite new author (debut or new to you)
I loved Amy Spalding’s writing in The Summer of Jordi Perez.
7. Newest fictional crush
Is it okay to say I’ve not got one? When I was younger I used to get fictional crushes all the time but recently, not so much.
8. Newest favourite character
I adore Kizzy! She’s a fun, bubbly, crazy space engineer who loves her crew with all her heart. I just imagine her as this amazing, vibrant person – I totally need to do some fanart of her sometime!
9. Book that made you cry
Here it is again – The Knife of Never Letting Go. If you’ve read it, you’ll know why I cried. If you haven’t, I’m not spoiling. It still hurts 😥
10. Favourite book to movie adaptation you saw this year
I don’t remember watching any? Honestly I don’t watch films all that often, and the last book to movie adaptation I remember seeing is Love, Simon last year.
11. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
Does it count if I haven’t received it yet? I happen to know that a certain wonderful someone has gotten me this beautiful edition of The Secret Garden.
12. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I’m definitely hoping to get to Aurora Rising soon, and I’m sure I’ll finish the rest of the Chaos Walking trilogy before the year is out. That’s not forgetting Godsgrave and the signed copy of Darkdawn I’ve got preordered for September.
Okay, while I was pretty hesitant about taking part in this tag at first, it was actually super fun! Despite only reading 7 books this year (plus another 2 I’m currently reading) I actually found it totally possible to take part.
As much as I’d like to tag a few people to do this, I know most bloggers have already taken part, plus there’s the age old anxiety of tagging people. If you want to be tagged in stuff, please tell me in the comments! Even if we’ve never spoken before – I’d love some people to share tags with!
Have you done this tag yet? Leave me your link in the comments! If you haven’t, let me know and I’ll tag you!