Hey fellow readers, Welcome to another post hopefully we’ll have a good time with this one. I did this tag last year with lots of silly gifs (CLICK HERE) and I am quite shocked that we are here again in the middle of the year.
Let’s just get in with the half year review of my reading… So, I have set a goal of 50 books this year and so far I have only tackled 22 which isn’t bad but last year’s momentum was good and I blame it all on the stupid adulting gig that I didn’t sign up for and my reading momentum has sort of been not great but I digress… I still read some good books and some not so great books.
*If you want to do the tag go ahead… Also, all the reviews (If the book has one will be linked)
Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
I am obsessed with this one and it has just solidified my love for Atwood and also my quest to read her backlog.
The Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.
Not read any sadly but I am so excited for the 2nd book in the Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson’s pleasures and ache from each Ferguson’s pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson’s life rushes on.
just the premise alone has me hooked and I need it in my hands.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place. The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is wildly provocative and gloriously absorbing.
Easily Stephen & Owen King’s collaboration Sleeping Beauties… I want it now!!!!
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah & Me and Earl and The Dying Girl
Hated them: RECENT D.N.F (Click Here to see why)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
This is a non-fiction true crime about a murder set in Savannah Georgia and It took me by surprise. Definitely, check out my review 🙂
Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Anne Tyler, I have read 2 of her books A spool of blue thread and Back when we were grownups and really loved her ability to portray real human connections and family dynamics especially in A Spool of Blue Thread
Newest fictional crush.
Newest favorite character.
Johnny from The Outsiders… He was absolutely brilliant and kind and the world doesn’t deserve him
A book that made you cry.
NO shame in crying and I render myself as an emotional reader
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
I was shattered and just thinking about this book breaks me again.
A book that made you happy.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (Book Review Here)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Book Review Here)
Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
I haven’t read the source material for both of these but they were Brilliant and empowering
Seriously go see them, so much empowerment
A favorite review/post you’ve written this year.
I decided to do an honest discussion on the struggles I encountered as a book blogger and I got so much feedback that I am glad I put it up and that is most definitely my favorite post so far this year. I can’t wait to post more discussion.
Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far, this year (or received)
The UK paperback edition of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (Eye-Candy)
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Hope you enjoyed my first half reading Journey of 2017, I really hope that the rest of the year will bring forth awesome reads and new books and post… Thank you for visiting 🙂
The Questions (Incase you want to participate 🙂 )
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
5. Biggest disappointment.
6. Biggest surprise.
7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
8. Newest fictional crush.
9. Newest favorite character.
10. Book that made you cry.
11. Book that made you happy.
12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
13. Favorite review you’ve written this year. (Booktube version: Favorite video you have done so far in this year)
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
So until next time stay Bookish 😉