Today I’m bringing you a mid year tag to recap some of my reading from the first half of 2017. I discovered this one on Literary Legionnaire and it was created by Read Like Wildfire and Earl Grey Books. Check out my responses below!
Best Book I’ve Read So Far In 2017
How to pick just one? At the top is definitely A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab but I also adored The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli!
Best Sequel I’ve Read So Far In 2017
Not surprisingly another Victoria Schwab title. Our Dark Duet left me a mess but it was oh so amazing!
New Release I Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To
I’ve got a bunch of books on my shelf from earlier this year still to read but I really need to get to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Must read faster…
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
Where to even begin? There’s 27 Hours by Trisitina Wright, Warcross by Marie Lu, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, The Language of Thorns and Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo. Honestly I could go on and on and on. Fall 2017 is overflowing with excellent stories.
Probably Gilded Cage by Vic James. It just wasn’t what I expected and I didn’t connect at all.
I thought I would like Noteworthy by Riley Redgate but I didn’t expect to fall head over heels for it. Just so freaking good!
Favorite New Author
Mackenzi Lee! A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was phenomenal and I love the way she writes funny historical fiction. Just bought the audiobook for this one for a reread and I’m so excited.
Newest Fictional Crush
Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon was an absolute delight. He’s sweet, nerdy, and so endearing. I love him so much!
Newest Favorite Character
Jason Zhou from Want by Cindy Pon was such a cool character. He was conflicted yet driven and his friends were family. Definitely loved his voice and story arc.
Book That Made Me Cry
Most recently How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake left me a complete wreck. I read it in one four hour sitting during a road trip and sobbed pretty much the entire book.
Book That Made Me Happy
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde was such a wonderful cute story set at a convention. It just made my heart sing.
Favorite Book to Film Adaptation I’ve Seen This Year
You know what I haven’t really seen any book to movie adaptations this year unless Wonder Woman is a valid option. I’m gonna count it. It was too amazing not to.
Favorite Review I’ve Written This Year
I think my fave this year has been Saints and Misfits review. I really loved this one from S.K. Ali and hope people pick this one up.
Most Beautiful Book I’ve Bought So Far This Year
So far I think both editions of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor are the prettiest purchases. I just love the blue and yellow gold combination.
Books I Need To Read By The End Of This Year
So many!!!! Hopefully Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken, The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon, and The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. Obviously The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as well. These are really just the beginning.
How has your 2017 reading year been? Any books I need on my radar?
Let me know in the comments below!