Okay, so it’s the middle of the year and I am officially *freaking out*!!! I mean where did 6 months just go?!? With that in mind, I thought I’d do the mid-year book freak out tag, before I turn around and it’s January or something crazy! Thank you so much to That Girl And Her Books for tagging me to do this!
Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016
That is such a hard question- I’m gonna go ahead and say Shadow of the Wind one for now- but that’s subject to change- and thankfully this year I have read *lots* of excellent books (so I’m already well on my way to achieving my goal of reading better books this year)
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To
That’s a tricky one- I reckon one of the ones I especially wanted to read this year was the new Cassandra Clare book that came out yonks ago- I’m addicted to all Shadowhunter books and I still haven’t read this yet! Shame on me!
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
Well that’s got to be an Empire of Storms– cos I’m addicted to the Throne of Glass series.
Unfortunately there have been a few of those too- I’m gonna pick an unpopular choice here and say Court of Thorns and Roses– even though I love Maas (see above) I wasn’t that impressed with this one.
Gone Girl– cos even though I knew what was coming- since I’d seen the movie- it still surprised me by being an essentially excellent book.
Favourite New Author
Can I say Pierce Brown even though I already mentioned him? Okay, okay, in the interest of fairness I’ll go with Isaac Bashevis Singer as I haven’t given him a mention yet- that and the fact that I’ve given all the books I’ve read of his this year 5*.
Newest Fictional Crush
No new crushes I’m afraid- although I have carried some old ones across from last year: Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic, Magnus from Falling Kingdoms, and I still love Baz from Carry On!
Newest Favourite Character
You know what I’m gonna go with Theodore Finch- in part just cos I love the name, and also cos I think he’s a brilliantly drawn character.
Book That Made You Cry
Well- I just finished Me Before You…. So enough said really.
Book That Made You Happy
Honestly- most of them! But this one in particular
Favourite Book to Film Adaptation
Sadly, I haven’t seen many films in the cinema this year- but I am really looking forward to this one
Favourite Post You Have Done This Year
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
That’s hard! I don’t think I’ve bought anything particularly pretty- this one has a particularly attractive cover though (I’m biased- obviously!)
What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year
Okay, so I have said somewhere that this is the year I plan to read War and Peace– and in case you haven’t heard me say that, I’m saying it again now- so you can all hold me to that before the year is out!
And a gazillion other books besides!
That was a lot of fun! I tag:
And *EVERYONE* else!
(unless you’ve already done it)
Hope you all enjoyed that and see you all soon. Until then- can anyone tell me- where has this year gone???