Books

Mid-year book freakout tag

I can’t resist a bookish tag and I’ve spotted this one in a couple of places, most recently on Eleanor May’s blog. We’re a wee bit past the halfway point now but what the heck.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018.

How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne is my favourite new release (mini review coming soon) but my favourite which I’ve read for the first time is Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (reviewed here).

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018.

I’m cheating a little bit with this one but Ms Marvel Volume 8. It’s my favourite comic series and I’ve got the next two volumes pre-ordered.

ms marvel volume 7

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon. The lovely library are ordering it in for me.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. I have all of her adult books.

5. Biggest disappointment.

The Grip of Film by Richard Ayoade. I just didn’t find it funny.

Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

6. Biggest surprise.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I read it for the first time, having seen the films a few times, and was surprised that it almost moved me to tears. I keep meaning to pick up the new Hufflepuff edition of The Chamber of Secrets.

Harry Potter the the Philosopher's Stone - Hufflepuff edition

7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you).

Caroline O’Donoghue. Promising Young Women proved she’s a force to be reckoned with (reviewed here).

Promising Young Women by Caroline O'Donoghue

8. Newest fictional crush.

If forced to choose from the books I’ve read this year I’d say Dante from Stephanie Garber’s Legendary.

9. Newest favourite character.

I really liked Cam in Dawn O’Porter’s The Cows (mini review coming soon).

The Cows by Dawn O'Porter

10. Book that made you cry.

Days of Wonder by Keith Stuart. I cried on the bus. A lot (reviewed here).

Days of Wonder by Keith Stuart

11. Book that made you happy.

I haven’t read many particularly cheerful books this year but Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood made me laugh.

Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

I’ve not seen many films but most have been comic book movies. I guess I’d have to say Infinity War but I’m more familiar with the source material for Justice League.

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year.

I loved reviewing 100 Books that Changed the World (check out my review here). It made me think about my reading habits and how I can prioritise my TBR going forwards. It also inspired my literary bucket list post.

100 Books That Changed the World by Scott Christianson and Colin Salter

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received).

HerStory is stunning (reviewed here).

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh

HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World by Katherine Halligan and Sarah Walsh

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Paha! Well… I’ve still got some unread books from my post-Christmas haul, I’ve got three new releases pre-ordered, I’ve got some review copies prioritised for August (see below), I’ve got a pile of library books and a very long wish list.

My August 2018 TBR

Have you completed this tag? Link up your answers in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “Mid-year book freakout tag”

  1. I bought that book Cornish Short Stories when I was on holiday in July. It was in the gift shop by Tintagel castle, I’ve read one or two and they are great. I didn’t notice the first time I seen this post :)

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