Originated at Maureen’s Books, but I first saw it at Carol’s Notebook.
I’ve read 31 books this year and I feel pretty good about that.
1 – The Best Book You’ve Read So Far In 2017
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. I fell in love with Ove and his collection of merry wo(men) around him. For every trouble he caused those surrounding him, at least one blessing was given out. Ove was a man with a heart, who didn’t always play well with others. I think everyone knows an Ove, some of us better than others.
2 – Your Favorite Sequel This Year
Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins, Blue Heron #3. I love this series set in New York wine country. The small town is charming, the people are eccentric and the dialogue is snappy. As with the first two books I laughed out loud many times and was brought to tears at least once. Higgins is so talented. I can’t wait to read everything she’s written.
3 – A New Release You Haven’t Read But Really Want To
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. I read his interview in Poets & Writers magazine and am eager to pick it up.
4 – Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half of the Year
Whatever the yearly Harlan Coben release is!
5 – Biggest Disappointment
Strange Bedpersons by Jennifer Crusie. I usually love her but this oldie was too dated and stereotypical.
6 – Biggest Surprise
Dream More:Celebrate the Dreamer in You by Dolly Parton. I’ve never really followed Dolly Parton, but after listening to her narrate her book I’m a fan.
7 – Favorite New Author (Debut Or New To You)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Fantastic debut about something so important going on right now. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
8 – Your New Fictional Crush
I had a little crush on Ove 🙂 He may have been a 59 year old curmudgeon, but I loved him.
9 – A Book That Made You Cry
A Man Called Ove, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
10 – A Book That Made You Happy
Good romances always make me happy and I’ve read several so far this year. The Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas, When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James, Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins
11 – Your Favorite Book To Movie Adaption That You’ve Seen This Year
A Man Called Ove was well done, subtitles and all. Although the book and movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close were different, I thought they were both well done.
12 – Favorite Book Post You Published This Year
I loved having my first Bookish Wine Party and hope to make it a yearly thing.
13 – The Most Beautiful Book You Have Bought/ Received This Year
Of the books I’ve read I really liked Almost Famous Women
14 – What Are Some Books That You Need To Read By The End Of The Year
I need to knock a few of my Classics Club list. I’m woefully behind.
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