Wow, can you believe it!? It is almost the end of 2017 already! Time flies!
Today I will be doing a book tag that I saw Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books post. It looks like the perfect way to wrap up 2017, so I couldn’t resist doing it myself.
1. First ever female Doctor Who: Favorite Female Protagonist
This was SUCH a difficult decision since there are a handful of female protagonists that I admire. However, Lila from the Shades of Magic Series stole my heart. I love how she is intelligent, conniving, and often saves the day.
2. GCC Cuts Ties with Qatar: An author you cut ties with
I may have the unpopular opinion here, however, I am not a fan of David Levithan‘s writing style. He creates whimsical characters and has a humorous style of writing. On the other hand, I feel that this gets in the way of telling a good story.
3. La La Land Oscar Mix-Up: A book that surprised you
I can’t talk about this book enough!! The Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat is one of my favourite fantasy series this year. I loved the heartfelt romance between Damen and Laurent.
4. Hurricanes and Earthquakes: A book that rocked your world
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff blew me away.
5. Louvre Abu Dhabi: Favorite book cover art
I love the cover of They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. I think it kind of speaks for itself 🙂
6. Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sells for $450m: A TAKE-MY-MONEY
Anything that Jasmine Warga will ever write. I don’t even have to look at the title or the description – I am SOLD.
7. Total Eclipse: A sequel that overshadows the first book
I remembered liking This Savage Song though I don’t remember much about it (that happens to me a lot – goldfish memory). HOWEVER I really love Kate and August in Our Dark Duet and THAT ENDING.
8. Muslim ban: Favorite diverse read.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli is about a fat girl named Molly, who has two Moms and a twin sister who is gay and dating a pansexual girl, and was born via sperm donation. Can you get more diverse than this!?
9. Italy doesn’t qualify for World Cup: Most disappointing book.
I think it was a while back when EVERYONE seemed to be talking about this book, which made me SO excited to read this book. Unfortunately it was a disappointment because of the shallow characters (who are all beautiful) and the lack of research. You CANNOT get a drug approved by FDA without a phase 3 clinical trial. Sorry #notsorry
10. Prince Harry engaged: Favorite ship
It’s so hard to choose!!!! I absolutely LOVE Damen and Laurent from the Captive Princes series, however, I have already talked about them. I equally ADORE Simon and Baz from Carry On, who have been living in my heart for long after I read this book!
11. Star Wars The Last Jedi: Most anticipated book.
I am not too good at keeping track of which books will be released next month or next year, so I don’t have a list of books I am anticipating.
HOWEVER, that being said, I’ve been loving everything that Jasmine Warga writes, so my most anticipated release in 2018 will have to be Other Words for Home.
And that’s it!
I won’t tag anyone, however, if you like this tag and want to do it as well, consider yourself tagged!