Thanks to Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie for tagging me! Go check out her awesome blog!
This is a fun, middle-of-the-year reading wrap-up.
1 – THE BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2017
I have read a lot of good ones! But I think the one I enjoyed most and has stuck with me most, has been Archetype. A science fiction book by M.D. Waters that I read in one sitting because it’s just so beautiful and different.
2 – YOUR FAVORITE SEQUEL THIS YEAR
So… I’m terrible, because I haven’t read a sequel this year! I have a ton that I’ve been super excited about, and I just haven’t made it happen. I’m supposed to be working on Prototype, the sequel to Archetype but with how much I loved the book, I’m scared I’ll find the sequel disappointing! I also bought Chaos, the sequel to Fates, which I liked a lot less and am therefore less invested in, but it’s just not at the top of my list of TBR priorities.
3 – A NEW RELEASE THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ BUT REALLY WANT TO
Flame in the Mist!!! I want to read it SO badly, and just haven’t moved it up my priority list! But it sounds so good. Omg.
4 – MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR
I’m excited for sooo many!! But I think I’m most excited for A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares. It had me at that amazing title, and the premise just sounds so funky and cute.
5 – YOUR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT
My biggest disappointment was a book a few years old, called Hexed. I love witchy stories, (I will forever be waiting for the next The Craft), so I had high hopes. 90% of this was either boring or offensive. Feel free to read my review of it, if you like, linked in the title.
6 – BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE YEAR
I was SO very pleasantly surprised by Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein. I picked it up on impulse and didn’t expect much, but it was brilliant and hilarious and I read it in one sitting. About two kids who bond over hating each other’s music.
7 – FAVORITE NEW TO YOU OR DEBUT AUTHOR
I’m going to have to go with the aforementioned Jen Klein. I loved Shuffle, Repeat so much, and she contacted me about the review and sent me her next book that was coming out! Which I also completely adored. She’s now on my list of authors whose books I will buy on sight.
8 – YOUR NEW FICTIONAL CRUSH
Fatale, a cyborg from Soon I Will Be Invincible. She is smart and witty and fast and strong, and I just adore her.
10 – A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
The Unknowns by Gabriel Roth was a huge surprise! It’s about a guy who worked with computer coding, working his way through his first real relationship. I ended up bawling at the end!
11 – A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
When Dimple Met Rishi made me SO happy. I had a feeling I would like it, but the dynamic between Dimple and Rishi and the dynamic between Dimple and Rishi and everyone else just killed me in the best way.
12 – YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION THAT YOU’VE SEEN THIS YEAR
So… I haven’t seen one! I don’t watch a ton of adaptations? Because I get so obnoxious about it if I hate them. I took the sixth Harry Potter movie personally. I felt it was a personal attack. I will say I am really excited about 13 Reasons Why, if I ever get around to watching it.
Which! Oh! Reminds me that I watched the adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events and LOVED it. Loved. Omg. Adore NPH, loved the narration. So good.
And I re-watched Gone Girl this year, which I love. If that counts?
I guess I’ve watched more than I thought, haha.
13 – FAVORITE BOOK POST YOU’VE PUBLISHED THIS YEAR
My post on When Dimple Met Rishi is probably my favorite, if for no other reason than that a few people have told me my review tipped the scales for them and now they’re excited to read it! I love that.
14 – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU HAVE BOUGHT/RECEIVED THIS YEAR
Okay I’m a broken record… but When Dimple Met Rishi. I LOVE this cover. I love that they didn’t touch up her skin, you can see every hair on her face, every imperfection, and it is just so real and awesome. Plus the back, omg.
One Of Us Is Lying and Jane of Austin deserve honorable mention for gorgeousness also.
15 – WHAT ARE SOME BOOKS THAT YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?
I WILL FINISH THE BOOKS I HAVE STARTED! (I probably won’t.) But I really want to! These are books that I’ve gotten like, halfway through and for whatever reason haven’t had time to finish and didn’t LOVE them enough to make them a priority.
And anyone else who wants to do it!
Have fun y’all 😀