Extra-special bonus post! I wasn’t planning on posting anything today, but I saw this tag on Lindsey Reads and thought it was too unusual to pass up. It was originally created by A BookTube Book. The bookish questions are inspired by events that happened this year.
2017 Year In Review Book Tag
1. First ever female Doctor Who:
Favorite female protagonist
I try not to watch a lot of TV, so I’ve never seen Doctor Who, but I did reread Harry Potter this year. Hermione Granger will always be my favorite female protagonist.
2. GCC cuts ties with Qatar:
An author you cut ties with
Maybe Chuck Palahniuk? I’ll always love Survivor and Lullaby and some of his short stories, but most of his books just confuse me. I think I’m ready to stop trying with him. Pygmy was awful. I couldn't finish it.
La La Land Oscar mix-up:
A book that
I wasn’t planning on reading this book, but I kept hearing good things about it, so I decided to give it a chance. I loved it. I’m excited to read more of the author’s work.
Hurricanes & earthquakes:
A book that rocked your world
I have a slight obsession with Marcus Sedgwick’s work. The obsession has been going on for a while and will probably not stop anytime soon.
Louvre Abu Dhabi:
Favorite book cover art
How am I supposed to pick just one? I have a million favorites.
Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sells for $450M:
A take-my-money book
I love this series and needed to know how it ended. Of course I was going to buy this novel ASAP.
A sequel that overshadowed the first book
Sorry for using the same series twice in this tag, but I don’t read many series. I think the later Harry Potter books are better than the earlier ones.
Unsuccessful Muslim ban:
Favorite diverse read
Fatty Legs! The authors are Inuit. This children’s nonfiction book is about Margaret Pokiak’s time as a student at an inhumane residential school in Canada. It’s a very quick read, and I learned a lot from it. More people should read it.
Italy doesn’t qualify for World Cup:
Most disappointing book
Is the World Cup soccer? I'm not a sports person. Anyway, I wanted Smoke to be my favorite book ever. It’s set in a bizarre alternate-history world where sin is visible, and rich people can pay to hide their sins. Unfortunately, it’s unbelievably boring. I came very close to not finishing it. So much disappointment.
Prince Harry engaged:
Hero and Cherry. This is one of my favorite graphic novels ever.
Star Wars the Last Jedi:
I think I’ve seen one Star Wars movie? I watched it with a kid I was babysitting and don’t remember it at all. I do remember my most-anticipated 2018 release. Dread Nation. Alternate-history with zombies. Hopefully it works out better than Smoke.
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