I was only tagged in this recently but seeing as it’s a New Year tag, and it makes the most sense to take part in it now rather than in October or November when I would naturally get around to it in my queue, I’ve moved it up my list. I was tagged by Sophie at Blame it on Chocolate. Thanks so much for the tag Sophie, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
- Link to the person who tagged you.
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- Answer the questions below.
- Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it.)
Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2017.
Seeing as there is an either/or option I am going to pick the best book, and the best series that I read in 2017.
If I had to pick just one the best book would be A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. I had high hopes for this book given it was the last in the Shades of Magic trilogy and given the cliffhanger A Gathering of Shadows ended on, but V.E. Schwab exceeded my expectations. There’s a reason she’s one of my all-time favourite authors after all.
The best series would be the Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown, by a mile. I re-read both Red Rising and Golden Son and once again was hooked, even though I knew how each book would end I was on the edge of my seat. Morning Star I picked up for the first time and when I finished it I was kicking myself for not having picked it up sooner.
Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year.
Adam Silvera is at the top of the list. I picked up all three of his books in 2017, though I did suffer from an extreme book hangover after deciding to read More Happy Than Not and History is All You Left Me back to back, and loved them. At the moment They Both Die at the End is my favourite of his, but there are some upcoming releases from him I can’t wait for.
Most anticipated book turned movie/TV show?
Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is getting a movie and I can’t wait. They’ve changed the name to Love, Simon (which I can kind of understand because the actual title is a bit of a mouthful) but so far based on the trailers released it looks incredible. Here’s hoping it’ll be a fairly faithful book to film adaptation.
Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one.)
Oh there are too many to count so instead of listing them all, and forcing you to read a miles long list, I’ll simply say I don’t kiss and tell.
What’s on your TBR for 2018? (Top 5-10 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list!)
Oh there are so many. Suffice to say every book out there yet to be released is one I am eagerly anticipating and hope to read as soon as I have it in my hands.
The top five at the moment are;
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, because it sounds incredible and based on the sampler I got from YALC and the pre-release reviews I am going to LOVE this one.
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, because it’s the last book in The Illuminae Files series and you just know it’s going to be epic.
- Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray, because I need more from Noemi and Abel and I need more of their story.
- Legendary by Stephanie Garber, because I loved Caraval and can’t wait to go back to that world with Tella’s story.
- Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare, because it’s the last book in The Dark Artifices series and its release means I can finally pick up the first two.
Also on my list is anything Pierce Brown releases, anything V.E. Schwab releases, anything Marissa Meyer releases, anything Sarah J. Maas releases, and anything Marie Lu releases.
How many books do you hope to read in 2018?
At the moment my Goodreads Reading Challenge is set to 125 books. Last year I only managed to read 109 books but I decided to give myself more of a challenge this year and at the moment I’m fairly confident. That could change but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.
Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge or any others? (PopSugar, Down the TBR Hole, etc.)
For the past few years I’ve only taken part in the Goodreads Reading Challenge, it will always be the one challenge I take part in without fail, but one of my resolutions for 2018 was to take part in a Readathon. I don’t have anything in the works yet, I’m waiting to see what ones there are out there and find something I think will suit me and my mood reading tendencies.
Any New Year’s Resolutions? (Bookish, blogging (or vlogging), and otherwise.)
I recently did a Top Ten Tuesday post on my 2018 bookish, writing and personal resolutions for 2018; but to sum it up my goals for this year are to continue reading, continue blogging, continue writing, and to try and make some room in my life for my other hobbies outside of blogging. I’m not very good at sticking to resolutions so I guess we’ll see in December how well I did with these ones.
I’m not going to tag anyone mainly because we’re well past the New Year now, and I think past the point where most people will be ringing in the New Year as well.
So instead let me know what your answers for these questions would be. What authors have you recently discovered but want to read more from in 2018? Which character, or characters, would you kiss at midnight? Will you be taking part in any reading challenges this year? And if there’s anyone out there who wants to take part consider yourself tagged.