Initially I was not going to do this tag again this year. I haven’t been tagged either. But then I saw it pass me by on booktube and I decided, why not? Or rather I made twitter decide for me. Always a good way to make your decisions. Don’t know what to do with your life? Make twitter choose for you.
There will also be no top ten tuesday until August 15th as TTT is on hiatus until then. I’ll be filling the Tuesdays up with other posts.
Anyway, here we go.
Best Book You’ve Read So Far This Year
Honestly, I have read a few good books. Some 4,5 and 5 star reads. But I can’t really choose between them. And I know that is a cop out but I haven’t had that one book that excelled over all others. That one definite favorite yet so far. Sometimes it is about how books stick with you. If for that criteria, so far in this first half year that would be Sorcerer to the Crown.
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2017
I’ve read some good sequels so far this year. All the sequels in the Tiffany Aching books were stellar. But for this one I will have to go with A Conjuring of Light. I rated the previous two books 4 stars and was perhaps a tad underwhelmed where everyone else was raving about them. But A Conjuring of Light blew me away with all the feels.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet but Want to
I’ve been trying to read new releases as soon as when I get them or otherwise they will end up on the tall pile somewhere. So I think I have been doing rather well in that area. But a preorder I have yet to read would be Shadowcaster. I’m just so dissapointed in the cover change to be honest. It makes the book a bit less appealing. I’m sure I’ll get over it though. I didn’t read Flamecaster right away last year either.
Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year
There are some great ones coming. I also recently did a top ten tuesday post on this topic so I’ll just link that.
The Love Interest for sure. I had so much hope for that book and it all dwindled. The idea was great but the execution lacked so much.
The Emerald Blade. It is a sequel to a book and while I knew I would like it I had no idea I would end up loving it so much.
Favorite New Author
Robin Hobb! I binge read The Farseers trilogy in a week or so. I just could not put them down. And I really want to tear through the rest this year. But I have to buy them all so I am not sure that will happen.
Favorite New Crush
Oh I’m not much of a crusher. Currently I suppose Jean from Gentleman Bastards has my heart a bit. But not as a crush.
Favorite New Characters
Jean and Locke from Gentleman Bastards. Zacharias from Sorcerer to the Crown. Merik from Truthwitch.
Book That Made You Cry
Unless you are asking about tears of frustration, none so far.
Book That Made You Happy
Adulthood is a Myth. How can that not make anyone happy?
Most Beautiful Book You Bought This Year
I’ve gotten a lot of gorgeous books but I really love Norse Mythology.
What Books Do You Need to Read Before the End of the Year?
All of them!