I’m posting this tag MID-YEAR. I am so punctual, I can’t even…
I WISH. Why is this like a month late? Is there a different calendar where this time is the middle BECUASE I NEED TO BE PUNCTUAL. Like need. Also punctual is a weird word. I guess I’m always punctual though. I AM BEING SARCASTIC HERE. I am late to everything people. All the new releases, my birthday, posting, the new releases, hyped up books, comments, bloggers, DID I MENTION NEW RELEASES? I don’t think I did.
But…What if I just time travel? I mean does this break the law of being punctual. SADLY I CANNOT TIME TRAVEL and I will now conveniently faint. *faints*. If someone knows if I can contact The 13th Doctor or how to find a TARDIS somewhere I would be insanely grateful. I mean time travel would be useful for so many things like
- finishing your TBR
- reading all the books
- sticking to your posting schedule
- having your library books for however long you like
- fixing mistakes like dying
- being immortal
- stalking authors
- eat more ice cream
Just a brief list…I mean I can’t think of much more right now so HUSH. Let’s just conclude that time travel would be awesome if I COULD DO IT. Imagine all the things you could do…all the books you could read, how much ice cream you could eat*sighs*
But anyway I am getting off track! Maybe the reason why I am so late to this tag WHICH I SHALL BEGIN NOW. Maybe. I forgot to thank Inside My Library Mind (fantastic blog by the way) for tagging my old blog (MBL) in this! I’m still the same human so I guess I still get to do it?!
THE MID YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG:
1. BEST BOOK SO FAR
The Hobbit by J.RR Tolkien was FANTASTIC! I loved it and somehow it’s not YA and yet i know it’s an all-time favourite. BILBO WAS HONESTLY SO SQUISHABLE I LOVED HIM ❤ Not to mention the whole magic vibes I got from the story! I’m also really excited to read Lord Of The Rings which looks MASSIVE but they are hopefully as awesome as everyone makes out?
The Accident Season, The Serpent King, Ink and Bone, The Hate U Give, The Girl In The Blue Coat, The Young Elites & Six Of Crows are obviously all up there too! I cannot choose between them. That would be torture *glares*
2. BEST SEQUEL SO FAR
A lot of the sequels I have read this year have been kind of disappointing. Paper & Fire slightly suffered from second book blues and Insurgent was horrible. I was not even fond of The Rose Society because of the characters. HOWEVER, I’ll have to choose one and I’ll admit I’m not spoilt for choice so I will go with A Gathering Of Shadows which was even better than the first book (though way less dark) and it was character driven WHICH MADE THE BOOK SO DELICIOUS. I also absolutely adored Crooked Kingdom which was basically perfection.
3. NEW RELEASE YOU WANT TO READ
Let’s be real this is releaseS. Stress on that S. There are so many books?! SO MANY NEW RELEASES, I AM DROWNING.I honestly really want to read Goodbye Days since I loved The Serpent King so much. I also want to read Ash & Quill because that series is JUST so addicting. There are others like When Dimple Met Rishi, A List Of Cages and Daughter of The Burning City which have been so hyped recently. OHH AND ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS. I want THE COLOUR PROJECT TOO PLEASE.
4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE 2017
Though a lot of 2017 has passed, we’ve still got 5 months to go and THERE ARE SO MANY JUICY BOOKS ready to be released. I would say All The Crooked Saints & They Both Die At the End because everyone else is excited about them too? But honestly books I AM EXCITED FOR…The Book Of Dust. OMG, I am going to re-read the His Dark Materials series this summer and I AM SOO EXCITED FOR THE BOOK OF DUST. KILL ME NOW.
5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT SO FAR
Well, it’s sad I actually have TWO books for this category. I had wanted to read Holding Up The Universe but I ended up finding it of really poor quality and JUST WASN’T FOR ME. I was so disappointed because THAT COVER was gorgeous and THE HYPE. I found it so dull and just not my cup of tea?
The Uglies WAS THE MOST DISAPPOINTING THOUGH. I had waited forever to read it and IT WAS. SO. BORING. LIKE INCREDIBLY BORING. WHYYY??
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE SO FAR
THE BIGGEST SURPRISE has to be Divergent. IT WAS A GOOD SURPRISE. I thought I had gone off Dystopia forever but I REALLY REALLY liked it! Somehow? I am confused at myself. Explain this. Dystopia is so burned out and typical and I…what? It was just so addicting and though i really didn’t like Insurgent, I think this was a perfect start to the series! I am yet to watch the movies (which I have heard are great)
7. NEW FAVOURITE AUTHOR
I think V.E Schwab is actually very new to me (like VERY NEW TO ME) I had heard so many great things about her and when I finally read her book, A Darker Shade of Magic, I WAS STUNNED PEOPLE. She is a fantastic writer and having read only 2 of her books, well it’s quite shocking she’s already earned that place of ‘New Favourite Author;
8. NEW FAVOURITE CHARACTER
HOW COULD ANYONE NOT CHOOSE LAZLO STRANGE? He is PRECIOUS AND RARE and did I mention he had a crooked nose because a heavy fairy tale fell on it when he was reading? I need a spin-off series about that crooked nose. AND HE WALKS INTO WALLS WHILST READING. I RELLLATTE TOO MUCH. Seriously Lazlo is SOOOOO AWESOME CAN I MARVEL AT THIS? You need to read Strange The Dreamer to even being to understand the awesome.
Though I desperately need an Enzo (from The Young Elites) in my life. LIKE DESPERTALEY. And Bilbo from the Hobbit!
9. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
Perhaps you don’t know but I DO CRY when reading books. I am not heartless apparently. I HAVE A SOUL (though some books like to steal it which is unfair) So I’ll go with A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Let’s clear something up: Patrick Ness and I…we do not like each other. I can never get through his books though I love his titles. So I was SOOO SCARED about A Monster Calls but I LOVED IT and I basically sobbed a little at the end because it WAS SO INCREDIBLY SAD.
The Midnight Star’s ending had me tearing up and so did The Serpent Kind though they didn’t make me actually CRY there was just something in my eye OKAY
10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
What a WEIRD question? What is this thing ‘happiness’. No, but seriously, I think Geek Girl by Holly Smale was very ADORKABLE and wonderful, thank you very much. I love how it was such a light read (though it looks massive) and the characters. SQUEE. I also think The Diamond Brother series MADE ME SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY because of the jokes? THE JOKES.
11. MOST PRETTY BOOK
Well cover wise and talking about books I’ve read…I would say INK had a FABULOUS cover. It’s soooooo pretty? While the book is not AS great as the cover, I am still in love. I also really like how artsy Everything Everything’s cover is!! ❤ OH and The Girl Of Ink & Stars. ALL INK BOOKS ARE PRETTY FOR SOME REASON?
12. THE BEST REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN in 2017
I have only got into the review writing habit(as in writing my review like 2.5 nano seconds after I finish a book) THIS YEAR but I would have to say my review for Strange The Dreamer tops them all.
NOTE: I DID NOT answer all the questions because some of them I will answer in a blog post or I don’t have an answer too? Like the book-to-move adaptation one. OOPS but here they are for anyone who wants to copy and paste them because I’m a nice bean like that.
- Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017?
- Best Sequel of 2017 so far?
- New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want to?
- Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of 2017?
- Biggest Disappointment?
- Biggest Surprise?
- Favourite New Author?
- Newest Fictional Crush?
- Newest Favourite Character?
- Book That Made You Cry?
- Book That Made You Happy?
- Favourite Book to Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year?
- Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year?
- Most Beautiful Book You Bought or Received So Far This Year?
- What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?
What do you think you would do if you could time travel? Have you done this tag? What is a pretty book you’ve read this year? have you teared up reading any books? What book really disappointed you? And what are your currently reading?