Hello all!! So it’s a bit late to still be doing end of year wrap ups, but since I was tagged for quite a few end of year tags, I figured it was a fun lazy-Sunday activity to go through a few of the questions. I hereby present to you: THE BUMPER POST OF NEW YEAR TAGS (although admittedly I won’t be answering all the questions…)
Best of 2016
Thank you so much to incredible Eve Messenger for tagging me to do this one!!
Favourite New Author
I have a few: Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Terry Goodkind, Isaac Bashevis Singer
Books So Fun They Felt Like Reading Parties
Favourite Indie Series
I don’t know!
Best Female Protagonist
Ayaan Hirsi Ali- it’s a bio, so not really protagonist, but whatever, I’m gonna keep pushing this book regardless!
Best Male Protagonist
Favourite New Book Boyfriend
Ronan- who else?
Favourite Plot Twist
Hard! I can’t remember back over all the plot twists of 2016, but probably the one in Gone Girl, even if I knew it was coming!
Most Devastating Read
I’m gonna steal Eve’s answer and say the Serpent King
Well I only listened to two audiobooks, so I’ll say Hitchen’s cos of his voice, but it’s not a great book…
Best Small Press Standalone
The #1 Book No One Else Seems to Like But Me
Hmm not many other people have read Singer or Potok, so I guess that counts?
End of Year (2016) Fiction Favorites Tag
Annnd onto the second tag! Thank you to the absolutely amazing Rivermoosereads for tagging me to do this one!
- If you do this tag please tag me at Kate@meltingpotsandothercalamities(I’m the only writer or Kate at this blog, but that’s just my tag name).
- Please answer the questions. What’s the point of the tags if you don’t answer the questions?
- You can tag as many people as you like!
- Oh, and to clarify: the show or book or whatever do not need to have been created IN 2016, like, you can say your favorite book is The Green Mile, which is okay for this list if you read it for the first time in 2016.
Like Sam, I’m going to talk about new things I got into in 2016- not things I continued liking. And I’m mostly sticking to books (though there will be the occasional TV/movie mention)
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND MOVIE FROM 2016? TV SHOWS OR WEBTOONS/ COMICS ARE ALSO ALLOWED, BUT AREN’T NEEDED.
Book: Shadow of the Wind
TV Show: Hustle! It’s a really old show, but I watched it for the first time this year- so good!
Movie: Bridge of Spies- partly cos it made me realise my taste in films might be maturing
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR OF 2016? SCREEN WRITERS ARE ALLOWED.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTOR AND ACTRESS OF 2016?
I’m just gonna go with Adrian Lester, partly cos of my aforementioned Hustle obsession (but mostly cos he’s hot)
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS OF 2016? LIMITED TO TEN CHARACTERS.
Book: Ronan, Han, Theo, Scrooge, Anne of Green Gables, Bobbie, Mark Watney and basically everyone in War and Peace
TV Show: Monel from Supergirl (again, it’s cos he’s hot)
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL COUPLE AND BROTP?
Book: Adam and Ronan!
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL ANTAGONIST?
Book: Amy from Gone Girl and AIDAN from Illuminae
WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU SAW ON TV, MOVIES, COMICS, OR BOOKS?
Book: This beautiful edition to my bookshelf…
2016 Year in Review Book Tag
And lastly I’ve picked a handful of questions from the rather inventive 2016 Year in Review Book Tag. Quick thank you to the awesome Never Seen a Nevergreen for tagging me to do this!
Brexit: Name a book you have an unpopular opinion towards
Easily the God Delusion!
Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY won the Oscar: What was your most anticipated book release this year?
Samsung phones: One book that blew your mind this year!
And that’s it from me for now! I’m not tagging anyone for this specifically cos I kinda missed the boat- but if you would like to do any of these please do!
Let me know in the comments what you’re doing this (admittedly quite grey and overcast) Sunday afternoon!