When did it become July? I’d like a refund please, I am so not ready for the year to be halfway over! We’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday a theme hosted by the amazing The Broke and the Bookish. If you don’t already join in with these prompts what are you doing? XD Top Ten Tuesday is actually on a break but I missed out on this one so may as well catch up instead of trying to come up with my own content XD I’m also mixing in the mid year freak out tag so bare with me here.
Fave books of 2017 so far (in no particular order)
- Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
- A Conjuring of Light by VE Shcwab
- A Long Way to a, Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
- The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
- Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor
- Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods by Slyvain Nauvel
- Every Breath by Ellie Marney
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie lee
You’re damn right I used all 10 spots, Narrowing it down to only 10 broke my heart enough thank you very much.
Now down to some mid year reading facts:
I have currently read 65 books making my Goodreads goal of 100 well in reach *punches the air* also please remember I have 0 life and all the time to read, no matter where you’re at or how much you’ve read you’re doing awesome!
I thought I was reading a lot of Fantasy this year but what do you know I’m actually nearly 50/50 with my contemporary reads.
The book I like least of all this year:
The Silent Invasion by James Bradley
I just CANT with this whole book, all the characters do is walk and walk and walk, the characters say about 5 sentences to each other and they’re suddenly in love, there’s animal abusive for no reason as it doesn’t move the plot, all it does is show some random people are evil and we already knew they were evil when the kidnapped the main character *deep sigh* the aliens are never explained, the virus is never explained, NOTHING IS EXPLAINED… I have um a lot of dislike for this book, it had to be one of the worst books I’ve read in a long time.
My biggest surprise was Love, and you by Gretchen Gomez
My first ever poetry book (asides from school assigned) I was so iffy going into a poetry because I wasn’t sure if I’d like it but I was so so wrong, Gretchens words made me feel so many things, made me want to get up and take action, made me want to be more and gave me such a boost. Her poetry inspired me to read more and I still go back to some of my fave passages and reread them.
I urge everyone to pick up this beautiful book ❤
Favourite New Author
This is so hard because I’ve read so many good new Authors! Top mentions to Slyvain Nauvel, Robin Hobb and Scott Lynch but the top spot goes to Laini Taylor, I adored A Daughter of Smoke and Bones and Strange the Dreamer. These books are both unlike anything I’ve ever read and I can’t wrap my head around how much I love the characters and worlds.
Fave post I’ve done this year
I’ve actually loved alot of my posts this year but I am really digging my new :List of Loves. I’ve only done two but so many people fangirled about Robots and stabby characters with me and I need more of that in my life.
A book I need to read by the end of the year
HOW ABOUT EVERYTHING! Okay one I really need to read is IT by Stephen King I’ve been putting it off for way to long and need to read it before the movie is out.
Okay so that’s my mid year freak out crisis wrap up! I have so many books left to read and if they’re half as good as the books I’ve loved this year I won’t be disappointed.
Hope everyones reading goals are on track and you’ve read some amazing books!