This is terrible, but I can’t for the life of me remember who tagged me in this – I AM SO SORRY! But thank you!
1. BEST BOOKS YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2017?
I absolutely adored The Good Immigrant, Juliet Takes a Breath and A Safe Girl to Love.
2. BEST SEQUEL OF 2017 SO FAR
I’ve not actually read any sequels this year! I’m not much of a series person, as you can probably tell.
3. NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT YOU WANT TO
There are SO MANY! Dreadnought, A Quiet Kind of Thunder, Words on Bathroom Walls, The Story of Lizzy and Darcy and countless others! 2017 is a truly incredible year for diverse releases.
4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF THE SECOND HALF OF 2017?
What a question!! Not Your Villain and Wild Beauty!
5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT
Definitely 10 Things I Can See From Here. I had really high hopes for it – a F/F relationship and the main character has anxiety!! I just ended up not enjoying it. Also, Follow Me Back I just found problematic. You can read my review here.
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – like I knew it would be good, but I didn’t realise it would be THAT GOOD.
7. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR AUTHOR TO YOU)
I’ve now read both of Irenosen Okojie’s books – Butterfly Fish (a novel) and Speak Gigantular (a collection of short stories) and found both of them absolutely stunning. I also had the privilege of meeting her at my university, which was super cool.
8. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH
I don’t tend to crush on characters, to be quite honest.
9. NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER
I really loved Kashmir from The Girl From Everywhere – while I don’t have a crush on him, he is very dreamy indeed….
10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
House of Leaves made me cry tears of joy when I finished it. I really enjoyed it, but because I had to read it for university I basically had to spend a week solidly reading it. If I had been able to take my time it would have been a far less painful experience!
11. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
Queens of Geek and The Upside of Unrequited both made me squee so hard!
12. FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION YOU’VE SEEN THIS YEAR
OK I’m cheating on this one but – the Netflix miniseries of Series of Unfortunate Events. I absolutely cannot wait for the next ones to come out
13. FAVORITE REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR?
My favourite post has definitely been my diverse summer releases post, but I think my favourite review has been that of Haldol and Hyacinths. Both recent posts, I know, but I think my reviewing has improved of late.
14. MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT OR RECEIVED THIS YEAR?
I thought that the newest Neil Gaiman was absolutely stunning.
15. WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?
ALL OF THEM. I really want to read Tash Hearts Tolstoy, The Underground Railroad and Hunger: A Memoir of my Body.