THE MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG

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Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today, I’m coming at you with the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag –ย there will be multiple answers for most of the questions because I want to try and talk about as many books I’ve read this year as possible!

The creators –ย Chami & Ely

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Best Book Youโ€™ve Read So Far in 2019?

art and and and andThe UnhoneymoonerswantThe Gilded WolveswantPractical Magic

I’ve read some amazing books this year but I still haven’t read something that I would deem my best read of 2019, so fingers crossed I find that book through the rest of the year. That being said, it’s a toss-up betweenย The Gilded Wolves, The Unhoneymooners & Practical Magic. I’ve loved all of these and I’m really excited to eventually read more by all of these authors!

Best Sequel of 2019 so far?

Giant Days, Vol. 2 (Giant Days, #2)

I haven’t really read too many sequels this year so I guess Giant Days Vol 2? I read Volume 1 previously and didn’t enjoy it but, then re-read it earlier this year and continued with the series because I had a lot more fun with it! I really enjoyed Vol 2 and appreciated seeing more of the characters – I definitely recommend giving this series a go!

New Release You Havenโ€™t Read Yet, But Want to?

artGirls on the Vergeย ย Middlegameย ย Finale (Caraval, #3)ย ย Once & Future (Once & Future, #1)ย ย Red, White & Royal Blue

I have so many fantastic new releases on my tbr that I really want to get to but I haven’t gotten to many of them because of school. That being, said I have high hopes for the second half of the year!

I’m really hoping to get toย Girls on The Verge, Middlegame, Finale, Once & Future + Red White & Royal Blue soon! I’m especially excited to finish the Caraval trilogy and Red, White & Royal Blue because I’m hoping to read some more romance this year. If anyone has any recommendations I’d really appreciate them!

Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of 2019?

art and and and andCall Down the Hawk (Dreamer #1)wantCapturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #4)wantFive รขย€ย‹Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns, #4)

Okay, so I could write a massive list for this question but, I’m only going to put 3 and I’m going to try and make them all the same colour. This year apparently all good things are coming to an end because the Caraval trilogy is finished and now, Capturing The Devil and Five Dark Fates are coming out later in the year and my heart hurts because what am I going to read now?

(I mean, I have preordered Call Down The Hawk so I guess I could read that…)

Biggest Disappointment?

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre was a mess and I am so mad that I read it.

Biggest Surprise?

a and and and and and and andThe UnhoneymoonerswantFairest - Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles)

The Unhoneymooners and Fairest were definitely the biggest surprises for the year so far, and both for different reasons. As you’re going to see, I really LOVED The Unhoneymooners and had SO much fun reading it and ended up reading it really quickly too which was a nice surprise after being in a slump for so long! I also thought Fairest was pretty surprising, not because I loved it but, because the main character was so shockingly vile, I was definitely surprised by how graphic and dark it was!

Favourite New Author?

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Christina Lauren has certainly become a quick favourite this year! I read Autoboyography earlier in the year and it had me crying in da club which was a crazy surprise for me! I also read The Unhoneymooners last week and had so much fun with it so I will definitely be reading more of their books in the future!

Newest Fictional Crush?

Let's Get Textual

Yeah, fictional crushes have never been a thing for me, because that’s kinda weird, but I think this year I finally found a love interest that I thought was actually great and could see being a real person which was such a nice change. So this weird title of fictional crush goes toย Zack Hastings in Let’s Get Textual.

Newest Favourite Character?

Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)

MCGRAW. IT’S MCGRAW. I LOVE MCGRAW.

APPRECIATE THIS MAN THE WAY HE APPRECIATES HIS FRIENDS.

๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ i just love him you know?

Book That Made You Cry?

Autoboyography

I love crying on the bus. Multiple times in one day. It’s such a peaceful activity.

Book That Made You Happy?

The Unhoneymooners

The Unhoneymooners is without a doubt, the funniest book I’ve read so far this year. Olive is hilarious and her inner-monologue was ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ.

Favourite Book to Movie Adaptation Youโ€™ve Seen This Year?

You Poster

Yeah, I don’t think I’ve seen any book to movie adaptations this year aside from You which I think came out this year??? Either way, You is great and you (haha) all need to watch it.

Favourite Review Youโ€™ve Written This Year?

a and and and and and and andCity of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)wantThe Gilded Wolves

I haven’t written too many reviews this year but in terms of books, I think my favourites were forย City of Bones & The Gilded Wolves because I really got into writing down notes while I was reading them which really helped me, I’m also just really proud of these reviews as a whole. In terms of movie reviews though, my favourite that I’ve written this year would have to be my review for Aladdin.

Most Beautiful Book You Bought or Received So Far This Year?

a and and and and and and andThe Girl in RedwantRed, White & Royal Blue

I just recently received an arc of The Girl in Red in the mail which was really exciting for me because not only is it my most anticipated book o the year but it was also my first ever physical arc! Also, just look at that cover – it’s beautiful!

Also, I just bought Red, White & Royal Blue and it should be arriving in the next week or so. I just couldn’t resist that cover you know?

What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?

and and and andRed, White & Royal Blueย  ย The Flatshareย  ย The Kiss Quotientย  ย The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2)

I’m currently on a romance kick so I’m hoping to take advantage of that and read a whole bunch of romance books on my school break. Also, I feel like I’m really going to need a good stack of romance novels in a month or two when school starts to get more stressful, and it’s definitely going to be stressful. If anyone has some good recommendations, please let me know!

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I haven’t actually seen anyone do this yet but I could be wrong so I tag:

Destinyย  ย Rebeccaย  ย Chana & Malkaย  ย Averyย  ย Elizabeth

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WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU HOPING TO GET TO LATER IN THE YEAR?

WHAT BOOKS IN THIS TAG DO I NEED TO READ?

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32 thoughts on “THE MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG

    1. It was so much fun! Have you read any other books by the same author?
      Ooh, Brooklynaire sounds perfect, I’ve just added it to my tbr! Thank you for the rec, I really appreciate it! I love all the nerdiness! ๐Ÿ˜

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  1. I was just thinking about doing this tag yesterday… Nice to see youโ€™ve started ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Autoboyography made me cry a lot too when I read it last year ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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      1. I remember bawling too ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
        And yes, Iโ€™ve already started working on the draft post but Iโ€™ll wait for the month of June to end to include as many of my favorites from the first half as I can ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Thanks so much for the tag! Call Down the Hawk is definitely one of my most anticipated reads as well, even though i may have forgotten for a moment that it was coming out this year ๐Ÿ™ˆ Oops! I’m very excited to see Red, White, & Royal Blue pop up so much on this list because of how much I ADORED that book! I really hope you love it!

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    1. Yes, I sort of forgot Call Down The Hawk was coming out but then I saw someone talking about it on Twitter and I got so excited!
      Haha, I am really excited for Red, White & Roya Blue! Is it Ya or NA?

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  3. Call Down the Hawk is a recent add to my TBR, I saw it here first I think and then again today on another blog and I’m like okay, add.

    I did not read but I saw the series You. Well actually I first heard about it on a book blog, then sought it out on Netflix. What a crazy show, wow. Glad I watched it, creepy but entertaining. Should teach us all a lot about social media and the internet today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Have you read The Raven Cycle? I think you should be able to read Call Down The Hawk as a stand alone but it would make a lot more sense if you’d read TRC already!

      I watched You first which gave me the push to finally read the book! I will say that the book is definitely better, but the book is still creepy af! I’m glad I watched it too, it gave me the motivation to finally put a passcode on my phone!

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      1. Lol! That was definitely a creepy show and something I’ve thought about given how much we all share. Jeepers creepers… I’m not anti reading the book but if I’ve seen the show I likely won’t read the book. There’s way too many others I have to read. Now if I’ve read the book I’ll likely watch the show. Still interesting to know the book is better, although not surprising to hear that.

        I have not read The Raven Cycle. I think I will read that first if it helps. Thanks for that.

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        1. Read it read it read it! There’s also going to be a show coming out based on the books which should be interesting, but I love the books so I recommend reading them! (Also, I highly recommend the audiobooks, I really enjoy experiencing the series that way!)

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          1. Oh my gosh this is so funny! I just finished a post about audio books and The Raven Boys was the last one I listened to and I LOVED IT, LOVED IT! I’m so glad to have read this and now I see this comment! How funny. Excellent recommendation. Next month I’ll listen to book 2, The Dream Thieves. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks!

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