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).
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.
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.
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.
7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you).
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).
10. Book that made you cry.
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.
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.
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received).
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.
Have you completed this tag? Link up your answers in the comments.
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