Why yes, I am doing this at the end of the year instead of when I was tagged by the lovely Kayla at Kdrewk the book worm back in JULY!!! Thanks for the tag Kayla! I did say I was going to get around to this…. Better late then never?
For this type of tag I like to answer the questions with books that are not re-reads whenever possible and that is part of the reason why I waited to do this tag since most of the books I had read in July were either re-reads or not too interesting books to really answer these questions with. So without further ado, the questions!
Best book you’ve read so far in 2016
At this point I think it’s Night Study by Maria V Snyder due to like one really awesome chapter that I loved.
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016
Well, same book as above. Basically every other sequel I have read has been a re-read, or on the ‘meh’ side of things. A Wizard’s Holiday (Diane Duane) and Sea Glass (Snyder) were also good sequels.
New release you haven’t read yet but want to AND Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff,
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
[Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire]
Tied between The Magicians by Lev Grossman and The Reluctant Assassin (WRAP #1) by Eoin Colfer.
Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi
Epic by Conor Kostick
Favourite new author
I haven’t read a new author this year that I have fallen in love with. Sadly.
Newest fictional crush
No one new and I don’t really crush on anyone anyway, sorry! Actually, I guess I crush on Filif a little bit. An evergreen tree magician with many many berry eye-type things and who love bright clothing ‘decorations’, what is not to love?.
Newest favourite character
Leif has developed into an interesting character. I also love the Ari/Janco duo. Then there is Filif, Sker’ret and S’reee which are rediscovered favourites.
Book that made you cry
None. I can only remember one book ever making me cry.
Book that made you happy
Night Study (again) because that one scene I can’t really talk about without spoilers.
Favourite book to film adaption
I can’t think of one atm. I did like the TV adaptation of the magicians, though.
Favourite post you’ve done this year
Toooooo many to list!! There are a good handful I love for various reasons.
Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year
As far as I can remember, I don’t think I remember buying any books this year which means I have had a successful book buying ban. So I’ll tell you the most beautiful book I have read this year. Rook by Sharon Cameron is perhaps not the most beautiful but it did it’s job since it caught my eye in the bookstore and I needed to read it afterwards despite mixed reviews because the cover was so good and the blurb was interesting.
What book do you need to read by the end of the year
I’m not going to tag anyone mostly because it’s too late in the year to tag someone and because I generally don’t tag people anyway. If you want to do the tag please tell me you have done it so that I can read it!!