Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

June 25, 2017 Books/Writing 1


I’ve seen this Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag around several blogs in my brief time blog-hopping the last week or so, and since I am SO behind on book reviews I thought this would be a good way to get sort of semi-caught up. Since I’m not even going to attempt to do a rundown on how all my various challenges are doing…*gives sidebar the stink-eye*…here we go! I’m really kind of shocked by some of these…I didn’t even realize I read them THIS year, January and February feel like they were SO long ago.

  1. Best book I’ve read so far: This is SO hard! It was down to 3…but I’m still going to have to go with one I finished on January 3! The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden (all covers link to GoodReads!). I loved this so much I bought both the US and UK editions.
  2. Best sequel I’ve read so far: Hmm. Apparently I have a problem reading sequels, because I’ve only read a handful this year! I guess I’ll go with The Fallen Kingdom, by Elizabeth May, because it just wrapped up that series SO WELL!
  3. New release you haven’t read yet but want to: The Upside of Unrequited, by Becky Albertalli! I scanned through my list (what? doesn’t everyone have a new release list?) and this immediately jumped out.
  4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year: OMG – HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA!!!!! There are not enough exclamation points in the WORLD. And THAT COVER.
  5. Biggest disappointment: To be honest, the A Series of Unfortunate Series of Events series. I read the first 4 and was just kind of like…meh. Not motivated at all to read any more.
  6. Biggest surprise: Forget Me Not, by Ellie Terry. I was totally NOT expecting to love this book as much as I do. Especially once I found out in was in verse. But it’s awesome. Go. Read.
  7. Favorite new (to me) author: This is hard too, because most of the authors I would put here are all debut authors! And it’s so hard to pick just one. Ugh. Ummm…ok. I’m was going to go with Katherine Arden but since I already used her book for one question…I’m going with Sandy Menon. If you haven’t read When Dimple Met Rishi yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?
  8. Newest fictional crush: I don’t really have a new one, to be honest! Kind of weird, I know.
  9. Newest favorite character: I’m reeeeeeeally trying not to use a book more than once, but I just have to go with Dimple. I adore her and need to meet her ASAP.
  10. Book that made me cry: Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh. Yes, a graphic novel made me cry. Her description of depression hit so close to home I just burst into tears. It felt like someone finally “got it” and I wasn’t just weird or the only one.
  11. Book that made me happy: Girl Out of Water, by Laura Silverman! This was such a warm-fuzzy book for me. I thought Anise and Lincoln were just SO cute and I loved that Anise worked through her issues in such a mature way – while still remaining very much 17.
  12. Most beautiful book I’ve bought this year: I haven’t actually bought any like super-special editions this year! Mainly because moving. 😛 BUT, I am really in love with the UK edition of The Bear and the Nightingale. I just love all the details!
  13. What book(s) do I need to read by the end of the year: *coughcough* I haven’t read ACOWAR yet because I am terrified. Terrified, I tell you.

What do you all think? Have you read any of these? Loved or hated them? Am I justified in my fear of ACOWAR?

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One Response to “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag”

  1. Breeny's Books

    I love love loved WDMR! I still need to read Girl Out of Water, but I’ve heard such great things about it and I’m excited to do. Awesome post!

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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