Thank you Jill (@rantandraveaboutbooks) for the tag! This was fun! Do check out her blog.. especially the section for bloggers and writers. She has some great tips and experiences to share!
Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016
A Monster Calls. I loved it and am eagerly waiting for the movie. Sigh, October seems so far away..
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016
Well, I don’t remember reading any sequels this year, but I am really looking forward to the sequel of Passenger early next year.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To
This Savage Song. The hype on my twitter feed is insane. Reminds me of the time when Passenger was on tour.
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
Nothing in particular. I was waiting for Emma Cline’s The Girls which released last month. And now waiting for it to be available at the library. Love this cover!!
The Selection series. I have finished the first two books and while the second book is slightly better than the first, the series so far has been pretty frustrating..
Another book I was disappointed about is Dodgers. It was one of the first ARCs I received, and I liked synopsis. I hadn’t read much of literary crime fiction in the past so I was looking forward to it. I just felt that the book had so much potential and there were some moments I really liked, but I found it pretty difficult to read through the pages and finish the book.
There are two books –
- Surviving Valencia – because I went in expecting “typical” women’s fiction + chicklit + light suspense/thriller. But I was so wrong.
- A Sudden Crush – It was everything I expected, with a lot of familiar tropes. So, I was surprised by how much I liked it. I guess that’s what good storytelling is all about! It was a fun, breezy and an ideal romcom read.
Favourite New Author
Patrick Ness!!! But, if I have to talk about debut authors, then I would pick Jung Yun for Shelter. She does have a gift for writing about families with splintered backgrounds.. and I feel her future works will be even better.
Newest Fictional Crush
None that I can think of..
Newest Favourite Character
Hmm.. I think I will go with Kate from Vinegar Girl. With all the pressure and expectation to lead “extraordinary” lives, Kate was a different kind of protagonist.
Book That Made You Cry
Well, not literally .. but A Monster Calls did leave a mega-lump in my throat. And another book – Hesitation Wounds. Honestly, the way Amy Koppelman talks and describes about lives changed due to clinical depression is sooo hard-hitting and blunt and .. this is definitely one of the best-written books on depression I have read in terms of prose.
Book That Made You Happy
Quite a few of them.. but more recently : Plan Bea .
Favourite Book to Film Adaptation
Don’t remember seeing one this year.
Favourite Post You Have Done This Year
This one, of course – My love for the Harry Potter movies and my journey as a Potterhead!!
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
Most of the hardcovers I have right now are from giveaways and tours. I can’t pick one cover that stands out.
What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year
Sigh .. carried over from my last year’s TBR :
and two dozen books from this year’s TBR…
Whheewww… done!! I had so much fun doing this ..
I am tagging:
Victoria (Addlepates and book nerds)
And anyone else who would like to do the tag!
(Feel free to skip it if you have already done it, are busy or don’t feel like doing it)