I was tagged by the splendiferous Deborah a few weeks ago for a bookish tag. A bookish tag, peeps! Yes, I obviously had to do it. (And I'm rather proud of the fact that I'm doing it so quickly. *realizes it's actually been over three weeks* Oh well, it's still the same month. :P)
Anywhozens, since the year's more than halfway over (*throws a wrench at the person who's obviously pressing buttons on a time machine*), we're going to actually be excited about that terrifying fact and blissfully answer questions about books. LET'S DO THIS, SHALL WE?
1.) Best Book You've Read So Far In 2016
Wuuuuut?! I am seriously offended by this question. I mean, you actually expect me to pick a favorite book? That's like picking a favorite child.
Welllll...since I can't pick just one, I'll list a few books I
~ J.M. Barrie ~
~ Lewis Carroll ~
~ Heather Dixon ~
~ Rachel Starr Thomson ~
~ Jane Austen ~
~ Diana Wynne Jones ~
There are like a billion more books I loved, but we'd be here all day if I tried to name them. SO THAT'S ALL YOU GUYS GET.
2.) Best Sequel You've Read So Far In 2016
Probably A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron. I maaaay have liked it even more than the first book. Actually no, probably not. I can't really decide. I just know it was really good. :D
Oh, and I just got my own copy of this book from my sister a couple days ago. Which means she's now my favorite
and only sister. I can now pet the cover as long as I want. *smiles*
3.) New Release You Haven't Read Yet But Want To
Lemme see here... Paper Crowns, The Beautiful Pretender, and The Voyage to Magical North. That last book, though. You can't tell me it doesn't look hilariously awesome if you've read the summary.
4.) Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year
The Forgetting (by Sharon Cameron) and The Silent Songbird (by Melanie Dickerson). YES PLEASE. *grabby hands*
|Yes, I'm in love with this author's covers. |
|That hair is like...the most beautiful|
5.) Biggest Disappointment
I was really disappointed in Veiled Rose. I'd heard a lot of good things about the series and though I enjoyed the first book (Heartless), I found it kind of boring. So I guess I was expecting more interesting things to happen in the sequel. But I still had the same problem and honestly couldn't connect at all with the characters. WHICH IS SO SAD. Because I realllllly need to like the characters in a book. And I really wanted to like the series. *sighs* Maybe I'll like the third book more? *crosses fingers*
6.) Biggest Surprise
Hmm...probably The Scarlet Letter. I honestly wasn't expecting to like it that much, but it turned out to be really, really good.
7.) Favorite New Author
Why must these questions be so haaaard? I've discovered a lot of authors this year that I adore (though none of them have just started writing, if that's what the term "new" is supposed to imply). I'd have to go with Heather Dixon, Diana Wynne Jones, and Sharon Cameron. THEY'RE ALL AMAZING DRAGONS. READ THEIR BOOKS. *shoves books in your face*
8.) Newest Fiction Crush/Ship
So. Many. Ships. I'm making myself pick from books I've read very recently (the last month or so), otherwise you'd never hear the end of it.
~ Katharine Tulman and Lane Moreau from The Dark Unwinding/A Spark Unseen
~ Howl and Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle
~ Lord le Wyse and Annabel from The Merchant's Daughter
I don't really have any crushes, per se, but I am rather fond of Lane Moreau. He confuses my emotions and I would actually probably get along horrifically with him, but oh well. I still love him. *hugs*
I also love Lord Bradford from Entwined, Tomas from Lady Moon, Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey, and Lockwood from Illusionarium. (Yes, we're pretending I read those books in the last month. I NEEDED to mention these guys, though, because they're wonderful. <333)
9.) Newest Favorite Character
THESE QUESTIONS ARE EVIL. *pouts* I'm just going to go with the last character that I completely fell in love with, which would be Taggle from Plain Kate. He's a talking cat, and he's adorable and hilarious. Just...TAGGLE. <333
10.) Book That Made You Cry
Every book ever. XD Most recently, I sobbed during Plain Kate. I'm still not entirely sure what I think about the book as a whole, but it stabbed me in the feels like 314 times so yeah.
Oh, also Deluge. I WAS WEEPING, I TELL YOU. It was rather depressing in a way. D:
11.) Book That Made You Happy
Oh gosh...the first ones that come to mind are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Howl's Moving Castle, and Entwined. Oh, and of course Lady Moon. I'm obviously very decisive. XD
12.) Favorite Book To Film Adaptation You Saw This Year
I would of course say The Lord of the Rings, but I'm going to go with one I saw for the first time this year. Which would be North and South (2004). It's just gorgeous and poignant and incredible. I haven't read the book yet (*cough*), but the miniseries was amazing.
|Hear that? THAT'S THE SOUND OF|
MY HEART SHATTERING.
I also very much enjoyed The Jungle Book (2016). Though again, I can't speak for how accurate of an adaptation it is because I haven't read the book.
13.) Favorite Post You Have Done So Far This Year
How does one choose a favorite post when they're all so fabulous? Well, I shall endeavor to pick my top five anyway since I have to. ;)
14.) Most Beautiful Book You've Bought So Far This Year
Prooooobably Entwined. But I also love the cover for Shadowhand.
|Sorry, I haven't gotten around to photographing|
this one yet.
15.) Books You Need To Read By The End Of The Year
A terrifying amount. Looking at my TBR makes me fear for my life.
Here are a bunch of books I must get my hands on posthaste.
~ Rook and The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
~ Paper Crowns by Mirriam Neal
~ Raising Dragons Graphic Novel by Bryan Davis
~ The Beautiful Pretender, A Spy's Devotion, and The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson
~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
~ Emissary by Thomas Locke
~ The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
~ The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
~ Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
~ Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren
~ On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
~ North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
~ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
~ The Ryn by Serena Chase
And that's just the beginning. I honestly want to devour waaay more books than this, but I highly doubt I shall get to them all by the end of the year. #bookdragonprobs
I hereby tag anyone who's read a Jane Austen book this year. You don't have to do it, of course, but it is a truth commonly acknowledged that people who do bookish tags lead happier lives. (This is totally true. *nods*)
(Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, I was lazy and stopped linking to all the books near the end of the tag. It's such a pain to link to alllllll of the books. XD)
Can you believe that July is almost over? WHERE DID THE YEAR GO?! Also, what is your newest favorite book character? (And what is your favorite post I've done? I'm actually rather curious what posts you all enjoy the most.)