And now on to the tag, which I stole from Cait at "Paper Fury" (with her permission, of course).
UPDATE: So I got really excited when I posted this and only realized after publishing it that I actually have 500 posts including drafts total. So this is my 481st published post. Not the 500th. Oops.
1. What are your top 5 reads of 2017 so far?
So normally this would be an insane question to answer in February, because how could I possibly have five amazing reads at this point in the year??? But somehow I'm twelve books ahead of schedule for my Goodreads goal and do have five books I can use for this question. They are:
-Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne (This is a reread, and I loved it just as much, if not more, the second time.)
-Wires and Nerve #1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate (Ikoooooo, my precious android warrior, I MISSED YOU. I'm also super happy about how much of Cress and Thorne we got to see, too, because there can never be too much Cress and Thorne. #OTP)
-Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Well rip my heart out and feed it to the freaking wolves, why don't you, Leigh? Thank god for Jesper lightening the mood.)
-Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (I reviewed this book last week, but ultimately, HOLY WOW.)
-Fairest by Marrissa Meyer (Everything Marissa Meyer writes turns to gold, apparently. This story was one of the best examples of character development I've ever seen.)
2. Top 5 favourite book friendships?
|LOOKIT HOW TINY THEY ARE.|
I LOVE well-written friendships in YA. I ship them as much as I ship romances. In fact, I wrote a whole blog post about it.
-Harry, Ron, and Hermione from Harry Potter.
-Calvin and Hobbes from Calvin & Hobbes.
-Cinder and Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles.
-Katniss and Finnick from The Hunger Games. (Apparently I have a thing for annoyingly charming guys driving the female protagonist crazy even though they secretly like the dork.)
-Nimona and Lord Ballister Blackheart from Nimona.
3. Most anticipated releases of 2017?
I also wrote a blog post about this! My excitement shifts from book to book about every six seconds, but for right now, these are the ones I really can't wait for:
-The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (WHICH COMES OUT IN FOUR DAYS AHHHHHH.)
-The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
-Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
-Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
-The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
4. How many books are on your TBR pile?
Ah ha ha ha.
HA HA HA.
5. What are your feelings on book merchandise?
LOVE IT LIKE I LOVE CHOCOLATE. I'm a sucker for Etsy products. My wallet glares at me whenever I see something shiny and fandom/book-related.
6. Who is the latest amazing author you have discovered?
Hmmm, most recently, I'd have to say Benjamin Alire Sáenz and Leigh Bardugo. I binged the Six of Crows duology and devoured the audiobook for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe last December. One made me cry from how beautiful it was the other made me cry because of the INTENSE PAIN. You figure out which was which.
7. How long have you been a book blogger?
Ever since I started blogging, so I guess about nine years?
8. What's your favourite thing about reading?
How can I pick a favorite?! I can't. So I'll pick several. Because I'm a rebel.
-Letting my imagination run wild
-Making best (fictional) friends
-Escaping into different lands
-Forgetting about the real world for a while
-Being emotionally manipulated (because I just can't seem to get attached to someone without them dying)
-Learning about people who are different from me
-Reading about people who are like me
And countless other things.
9. What are you reading soon?
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler for a book club. I have a terrible time deciding what to read next because I want to read everything at once, so I'll probably spend half a day staring at my bookshelf once I'm done with Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.
10. Describe yourself in 5 book titles.
This is such a fun question and I had a hard time narrowing it down to five, but here goes:
-Fangirl (For obvious reasons.)
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Me at every party. Why be the center of attention when you can hang out with a couple friends off to the side?)
-You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) (It's a good thing there are places for my weirdness to be appreciated.)
-Made You Up (Me with every character I've ever created.)
-The Hunger Games (I'm probably hungry like 80% of the time. Or I just think I'm hungry.)
Tag, you're it! Go ahead and steal this for your own blog or leave responses to the questions in the comments. :)