Last week, I was tagged by the lovely (and smutty) Jill from Rant and Rave About Books. Go check out her blog if you haven’t already!
~Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016~
Only one huh? Okay, well, that’s that then. This book was…is brilliant. It’s technically part three in the Frank Friendship series, and even though it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the previous two book first. I loved this series so much that I ended up asking RG for signed copies (that were paid for, of course) so I
can force it onto loan it to people who don’t own an e-reader.
If you’re into ‘British’ humour, dark mysteries and dysfunctional characters, this is the series for you.
~Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016~
Okay, since I’ve already mentioned Deny Friendship, I’m going to go for The Flood by Steven Scaffardi. This book was even better than the first part. I laughed, and there’s some true suspense going on in there as well. Get acquainted with the Lad Lit genre!
~New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To~
Ehm, tonnes of them! Did you know I got myself a 3-month subscription for Owlcrate earlier this year and haven’t even read a single book of it yet?? I just walk past the beautiful hard copies every day *sighs*. Anywho, something I really want to read is this:
I’ve read such great reviews about it (one of them being from Ardis here), I just have to read it!
~Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year~
I’d love to say Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin, but I highly doubt it will be out this year. So instead, I’m going for:
I missed the early ARC days, but damn it, I will read this book!
I hadn’t gotten as worked up over a book as I was with this one in a long time. God, I’m starting to foam at the mouth a little again just thinking about it!
I never expected this book to draw me in the way it did. Lawd, the SUSPENSE!!!
Bonus points for Danielle being a cool gal and for me being able to speak Dutch with her (Afrikaans is basically an old version of Dutch and it sounds pretty funny 😉 )
~Favourite New Author~
~Newest Fictional Crush~
Not much there I believe. I already had a crush on Frank Friendship in 2015. And then there’s who? Hitler? *pulls up nose* I guess I’ll go for Mike from:
He’s not your typical crush (PTSD for one), but we could make things work. Hypothetically, of course. *waves at husband*
~Newest Favourite Character~
Hmm, I’m going with Violet from The Rat Queens here for obvious reasons:
~Book That Made You Cry~
Well, I believe there was only one in that category and that’s this one:
It’s not even a sad story, it’s just…eternal love, old people *sighs*. My dad was diagnosed with cancer the week after I finished this, so it has even more meaning to me now.
~Book That Made You Happy~
Okay, I just looked at the 62 books I’ve read this year and I don’t believe there’s a single one that actually made me happy? Damn!! I think the book that came closest to happy is:
It made me laugh and helped me through a couple of shitty days. Jeez, though, maybe I should start reading some more chick-lit. And children’s books that don’t have a depressing ending like The Little Match Girl‘s…
Wait…I also read
And then there are the Lad Lit books by Steven Scaffardi which I already mentioned up here, but still guys, that’s only 5 out of 62 books!
~Favourite Book to Film Adaptation~
I haven’t seen a lot of films this year so far, but the ones I did see…yeah, didn’t read the book (if there was any book, to begin with).
~Favourite Post You Have Done This Year~
That would, hands down, be the character Q&A I did with the ‘guys’ from Sex, Love and Dating Disasters. It was so much fun!
~Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year~
Need I say more?!
~What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year~
Oh man *grabs calendar*. These are my ARC’s for the rest of the year. SO FAR ^^
19 books. Totally doable right?! If you don’t count all the books I bought this year (and the years before that).
Oh, the life of a bibliophile! ❤
If you haven’t done this tag yet and want to do it, you know the drill! This tag is particularly nice because it lets you take a closer look at what the hell you’ve been reading and what you’re planning on going to read this year. Note to self after having done this:
READ MORE CHEERFUL BOOKS