Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag!

Something a little different today on Life Of A Nerdish Mum, I'm doing the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag. I have seen this around everywhere and kept meaning to do it so here it is! I don't know who created the tag, so if you know please tell me so I can give them credit, but the most recent version I read was on The Book Review Cafe.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2017? 

Ahhh I'm not sure any reader could ever choose only one book for this kind of question, so I'm cheating and putting two! 

The first is Hereafter by the ever lovely LeeAnne Hansen (my review is here). 

And the second is Walking Wounded by Anna Franklin Osborne (this review is here).

Best sequel of 2017 so far?

I could easily put Hereafter in this section too as it is a sequel. but I'd like to put something different for each section so I'm choosing Black Butler, Volume 19 by Yana Toboso. 

New releases you haven’t read yet, but want to?

I have a ridiculous amount of new releases, that are no longer new releases because I've had them so long, but I just haven't had time to read them yet even though I want to! So I'll pick just one and that is Heartless by Marissa Meyer, it was published in November 2016, but as I wanted a paperback, my copy was published in February 2017.

Most anticipated release of the second half of 2017?

Another question I could put loads of books to but most definitely I think the top of the pile is Monster by Michael Grant, I can't wait to revisit the FAYZ! 

Biggest disappointment of 2017?

This was a tough one, but I think it has to be Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I read it many years ago but remembered nothing and reading it again I can see why. It was just not what I was expecting and didn't have the kind of impact I thought it would have. 

Biggest Surprise?

100% The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. I don't know why, but I always thought that I wouldn't enjoy anything by Margaret Atwood, but I absolutely loved this. (My review will be up soon). 

Favourite new author (debut or new to you)?

I have two, one is Anna Franklin Osborne (author of Walking Wounded, see the first question) and the other is Harriet Springbett the author of Tree Magic. I have been horribly remiss and my review isn't up yet, but I can honestly say it is a 5 star read! 

Newest fictional crush?

Hmmmm I don't think I've had any major new crushes this year (yet). I think the closest is kind of a cheat as I watched the film first, but I have read the book now too. So I'm choosing Galen Erso from Rogue One. 

Newest favourite character?

I'm currently reading Fairest by Marissa Meyer and I think Levana is my newest favourite character.

A book that made you cry?

There have only been two books that have made me cry this year and I've already mentioned both of them, the first was Walking Wounded by Anna Franklin Osborne and the second was Rogue One (yes, even though I knew what happened already I still cried). 

Books that make you happy?

Any book I enjoy is a book that makes me happy! 

Favourite movie adaptation of 2017?

I watch very few book - movie adaptations as they usually leave me enraged (I tried watching the Divergent movie and I had a three day rage headache, no joke). So I'll answer this slightly differently and give my answer for the best book to film adaptation I've seen rather than just this year, I have three, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (totally counting this as just one), Interview with The Vampire and The Devil Wears Prada. I love all of these adaptations. 

Favourite review you’ve written this year
I had no idea on how to choose my favourite review, so I have followed Lorraine over at Book Review Cafe's lead and I've picked the one that has had the most traffic. That review is for The Promise by Casey Kelleher

Most beautiful book you’ve bought or received this year?

It was published back in 2015 but I only just got round to picking it up and the cover is stunning, The Vagrant by Peter Newman.

Books you need to read before the end of the year?

There isn't enough room on the internet to list all the books I want to read before the end of the year so I'll just pop up a couple that are begging me to read them soon.


I'm not going to nominate anyone as it is a little late to do this as we're just over the middle of the year, but if you want to do this then I tag YOU! 

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