You all know by now that I am pretty obsessed with books, so I was really happy to be tagged in the mid-year freak out tag which is all about books.
I was tagged by the lovely Emma-Louise from Read, Write, Inspire. Thanks for the tag Emma-Louise.
1 Best books you’ve read so far in 2017
Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate, Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery and 1984 by George Orwell
2 Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017
Silver Stars by Michael Grant which is the second book in the Front Lines trilogy
3 New release you haven’t read yet but want to
Week 7 by Kerry Drewery. This is the sequel to Cell 7. I have already bought the book but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet because I’ve had a big list of review requests to read first, but I’m almost done with them.
4 Most anticipated release in the 2nd half of the year.
Magnus Chase and The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan, which is the third book in the Magnus Chase series and is due out in October.
5 Biggest disappointment
I’ve been lucky so far this year and haven’t really read anything that disappointed me. In the past, I’ve struggled through books I haven’t been enjoying because I want to finish them.
Now I have a new philosophy – life is too short for bad books.
If a book doesn’t grab me in the first couple of pages, I move on.
6 Biggest surprise
For me, the biggest surprise was how much I enjoyed George Orwell’s 1984. I decided I needed to read a classic or two, and this one appealed to me based on the story line.
I expected it to be hard work, but it really wasn’t. It read very similar to the YA books I enjoy reading and I really enjoyed it.
7 Fav new author
Adele Parks – Although she isn’t new as an author, I first discovered her late last year and I’m loving her writing.
8 Fav new crush
I have a huge thing for anti-heroes. The misunderstood type who many see as evil. Although they tend to do terrible things, it’s always for the right reasons. Seriously, a shrink would have a field day with me.
Unfortunately, I haven’t read any books with a good anti-hero this year so none.
9 Fav new characters
I’m loving Rainy from the Front Lines series. She is intelligent and brave and doesn’t let anything stop her.
For some reason, I always picture her to look like Spencer Hastings from Pretty Little Liars, so imagine Spencer without any of the annoying parts and to be totally fearless and you’ve got Rainy.
10 Book that made you cry
I think I was about 15 the last time a book actually made me cry. I do sometimes get a lump in my throat, but I’m not really a crier at books, shows or movies.
11 Book that made you happy
The types of books I read don’t tend to be all happiness and sunlight. I love a book that makes me think long after I’ve put it down, so I guess that makes me happy, in which case, it would be 1984 which could happen all too easily.
12 Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year
All books are beautiful in their own way – from the smell to the effort that’s gone into their design.
13 What books do you need to read before the end of the year?
Oh loads! Animal Farm, The Bell Jar, The Handmaid’s Tale, Monster, Week 7, Whatever it Takes, Magnus Chase two and three, and about thirty others that I can’t think of right now.
If you want to take part, consider yourself tagged.
What’s the best book you’ve read so far this year? Let me know in the comments 🙂