I never do tag posts, but I figured I would switch things up a bit today. I also was not specifically tagged by anyone to do this.
1: Best Book You’ve Read in 2017 So Far?
Looking back at all the books I have read so far this year, I have only rated 4 books 5 stars..I think I am getting more critical and picky with my books as the years go on. I would have to say that ‘The Interestings’ by Meg Wolitzer would be my favorite so far. I really love character study type books, where the characters are what drives the story along, and not necessarily the plot. This is a slow novel, but you really get invested in every single one of the characters lives.
2: Best Sequel You’ve Read so Far?
I have not read a sequel this year. I don’t generally read books that end up having a sequel, or a series.
3: New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?
I would really like to read ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ by Katherine Arden. I have been intrigued by it ever since I’ve seen it. It was released in January of this year.
4: Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of 2017?
I honestly do not pay attention to books that have yet to be released.
5: Biggest Disappointment?
Easy. ‘Since We Fell’ by Dennis Lehane. I really did not like this book, and I had high hopes for it. You can read my review for it here
6. Best Surprise?
I really enjoyed ‘The Killers of the Flower Moon’ by David Grann. I was unsure of how I would get along with this nonfiction story, but I thought it was awesome and very informative. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys nonfiction. There is also a rumor that this is getting turned into a movie, and I sure hope so!
7: Favorite New Author?
I read ‘A Spool of Blue Thread’ by Anne Tyler earlier this year, and even though I only rated it 3 stars, I would still be interested in reading more from this author. I really enjoyed her writing style, and I hear nothing but good things about many of her other works.
8: Newest Fictional Crush?
Yeah…I don’t have fictional crushes, that is a bit juvenile for me.
9: New Favorite Character?
I don’t have a favorite character, I know I am boring.
10: Book That Made You Cry?
Call me heartless, but I don’t cry while reading books. I do, however, think that I would have to say that ‘The Killers of the Flower Moon’ was the saddest book I have read this year so far, and its true!
11: Book That Made You Happy?
Definitely ‘A Walk in the Woods’ by Bill Bryson. I think this is one of the most hilarious books I have ever read, and its about hiking. Something about two overweight men throwing themselves onto the Appalachian Trail, with a goal of hiking the entire thing without problems was absolutely historical.
12: Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation?
I think I have only read one book and seen its movie this year, so I will have to give that to ‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed. The book was definitely better, but the movie was still quite good.
13: Favorite review you’ve written?
I started this blog in February, and honestly, my reviews were not that good early on, but as I have gotten the hang of it, they have progressed significantly. I think my review for ‘The Killers of the Flower Moon’ by David Grann, or my review for ‘Marlena’ by Julie Buntin are done well.
14: Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?
I don’t buy a lot of books, the new books I do get come from the Book of the Month’ subscription box, and I don’t consider any of the covers particularly beautiful. I read a lot of ebooks or ebooks that people send me for review, but the one book I did go out and buy this year was ‘Shelter’ by Jung Yun, and I think the cover is quite pretty.
15: What Books Do You Need to Read By The End of The Year?
There are so many books I want to get to by the end of the year. I will just insert pictures of some of them. No guarantee that I will get to them….
I tag whoever wants to do it!!! Im already late to the game.