Welcome all 😀 I have been nominated by Diary Of A Bookfiend to participate in the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag. Thank you for thinking of me! I have been seeing this tag around so it is great that I get to have a go. Go check out Diary Of A Bookfiend and show your support :). To the questions!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017:
This tag skips the nonsense and goes straight to the big questions! This is hard… I am going to give two answers and they are for books I haven’t posted reviews for yet. I choose Blackwing by Ed McDonald and Lost Boy by Christina Henry for so many reasons but mainly because they exceeded my expectations by a mile.
2. Best sequel of 2017 so far:
I have another heap of answers for this too. Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig is my final answer. That series is unique, badass and I can’t wait for the next two instalments to come out 😀
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to:
October by China Mièville. I love Mièville’s work and I have always wanted to learn more about the Russian revolution. This is the perfect opportunity.
4. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2017:
I am sure I am not following the rules properly but, again, I have two answers. First off is A Pocket Full Of Crows by Joanne M. Harris. The other book is Strange Weathers by Joe Hill. Both released at the end of the year. Too far away…
5. Biggest disappointment of 2017:
It has to be The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Moonstone Curse by Sam Siciliano. No Watson and an emotionally available Sherlock… no thanks.
6. Biggest surprise:
If We Were Villains by ML Rio. Didn’t think I would get on with it; ended up loving it.
7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you):
I think a lot of people will agree with me when I say Ali Land. Good Me Bad Me was brilliant and I can’t wait to see what AL is capable of in the future!
8. Newest fictional crush:
I am pretty boring in this department. I don’t read books that focus on relationships or handsome/beautiful characters. I am usually reading books about killers, monsters, beasts or the hardships of life.
9. Newest favourite character:
I am going to go with William Benton for this question. Summary Justice is an impressive British legal thriller and its main character Benson is an intriguing, talented and haunted character. Looking forward to seeing more of him in the future!
10. Book that made you cry:
Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee. Man that book pushed my buttons 😦
11. Book that made you happy:
The Warlock Holmes books made me very happy. I had plenty of laughs with those 😀 much needed!
12. Favourite book to movie adaptation of 2017 you’ve seen:
We haven’t actually watched any films this year! Between epic TV and the arrival of our second son, films just got left behind. I re-watched Sherlock on BBC recently. Good stuff!
13. Favourite review you’ve written this year:
I have written some really special reviews this year. My favourite review is definitely The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. That review was a pleasure to write and the response was overwhelming.
14. Most beautiful book you bought or received this year:
I haven’t received it yet but I will! Soon!
15. Books you need to read by the end of this year:
All of Neil Gaiman’s books! Mainly Norse Mythology and American Gods though.
Thank you for stopping by to see how my 2017 is going in terms of books. I have a few nominations for bloggers (which I will share below) but I do suggest that you all participate in this tag as I want to know what you are all reading. I hope all you have an epic second half to 2017 and until I see you next time, happy reading!