Friday, December 29, 2017

2017 Year In Review Book Tag

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.

3. La La Land Oscar mix-up: 
A book that surprised you

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.

4. 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.

5. Louvre Abu Dhabi: 
Favorite book cover art

How am I supposed to pick just one? I have a million favorites.

6. 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.

7. Total eclipse: 
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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Prince Harry engaged: 
Favorite relationship

Hero and Cherry. This is one of my favorite graphic novels ever.

11. Star Wars the Last Jedi
Most-anticipated 2018 release

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.

Do you want to do this tag? Consider yourself tagged.


  1. Totally agree the later HP books are better than the beginning. I want to try books by Fredrik Backman.

  2. I think the HP books get better as they go along, too. They get more complex and more mature.

  3. I've seen Dread Nation a few times now and it looks SO intriguing! I need to read it... like now!

  4. What a fun tag. The Forest of Hands and Teeth does have a pretty awesome cover. Plus I want to read that one.

  5. What clever tags I really enjoyed seeing them. I have read one Backman book but not this one although its on my want to read list. Fatty Legs is going on my list, always good to see the world from different eyes.

  6. Totally agree, Smoke was SUCH a dud

  7. This is such a clever tag, I love it! And yes, the world cup is soccer! The US didn't qualify either, first time since 1986. (I may still be a bit bitter)

  8. I have read one Backman book (Britt-Marie Was Here) and it was delightful. I will definitely read more of his work. I have to catch up with the DSoM books, but I really liked the first book.

  9. This is such a creative tag. The Harry Potter books get better with each book. I love that series so much.

  10. Such a fun tag and I completely agree with your picks for the Take My Money Book and for the Sequel That Overshadowed the First Book in a Series.

  11. I liked Choke. But I haven't read Pygmy.

  12. The Deathly Hallows was my favourite in the series though I could have slapped Ron on a few occasions. Lots of great action.I liked Haunted but the rest of the books I tried by Chuck Palahniuk were dreadful!

  13. Hermione is definitely one of my all-time favorite female characters too, if not my number one favorite! And the Harry Potter books do get better and better with every book. A Conjuring of Light is such an amazing finale! And I DEFINITELY need to read The One Hundred Nights of Hero.

  14. I'm really looking forward to 100 Nights a Hero after stumbling across her earlier book at the library and being blown away.

    I've been on a weird unintentional hiatus, and may steal this tag to get back in the swing of things!

  15. Ooh! I'm really excited for Dread Nation too---I NEED that book!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  16. Wow, this is a really interesting tag for sure :D

  17. How do they expect us to choose just one favorite cover? There are so many amazing ones~