The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag [2022 Ed.]

Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog! We’re somehow over halfway through the year now so it’s time for the obligatory Mid-Year Freak Out Tag post! I’ve been doing this for a few years now and it always serves as such a fun reminder of my favourite books throughout the year and I love making a little list of the books I want to read for the rest of the year!

  • Past Freak Outs: 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021
  • How much I’ve read as of June 30th: 142
  • How many pages I’ve read as of June 30th: 53,084
  • No. of subscribers as of June 30th: 1,071

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THE MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG | JUNE 2018

I was recently tagged to do this by the ever amazing Jamieson from Jamishelves so I figured why not! I figured this was a pretty great way to talk about the books I’ve been loving so far this year and I really enjoyed writing my answers out! I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did!

Click on the covers to go to the Goodreads pages!

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1 BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR THIS YEAR

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2)  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo  The Female of the Species

Hunting Prince Dracula, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo & The Female of The Species have been my top 3 favourite reads of the year so far! I think my absolute favourite, if I was to narrow it down to a top 1, would have to be Hunting Prince Dracula.

2 BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2018

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)  Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2)  Legendary (Caraval, #2)

The Hammer of Thor, Lair of Dreams & Legendary are my top 3 because I guess I’m doing top 3s so far??? I think my favourite would have to be The Hammer of Thor purely because we are introduced to Alex Fierro in this one and I LOVE ALEX FIERRO. Legendary was a close second though!

3 NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO

Girl Made of Stars  The Mermaid  My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)

So, I want to read all of these and I believe I have The Mermaid & My Plain Jane coming in the mail so I’m clearly hyped for them! I also really want to read Girl Made of Stars but my library doesn’t have it yet, unfortunately. I think I’m most excited for The Mermaid by Christina Henry but it’s a close competition!

4 MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

Blanca & Roja  Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3)  Wildcard (Warcross #2)

My most anticipated release of the entire year is definitely, hands down, Escaping From Houdini. But, I am also really excited for Bianca & Roja + Wildcard!

5 BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

The Song of Achilles  Undead Girl Gang  To Kill a Kingdom

The Song of Achilles, hands down. It’s hardly even a question. The other two (above) were disappointing, but I was really expecting to love TSOA so the fact that I didn’t really threw me off!

6 BIGGEST SURPRISE

The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)  Warcross (Warcross, #1)  Faithful

The Bourne Identity – I pretty much never pick up spy novels but I saw the movie and decided to give the book a shot and ended up really enjoying it. I also really loved the writing.

I also really loved Warcross & Faithful, they were great surprises because if I hadn’t been pushed by others I probably never would have picked them up!

7 FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)  Warcross (Warcross, #1)

Do you notice a theme in this post? So much Marie Lu! I’ll be honest I never even thought I would pick up one of her books because they never interested me, but low and behold I love her and I need Wildcard asap!

8 NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

Yeah, I hate this question. If you know me then you know I don’t do book-Significant Others. So, I’m going to slightly alter this question to make it my newest fiction friend.

Wild Beauty  Legendary (Caraval, #2)  The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)

Book crushes freak me out (you do you though) so these are the top 3 characters I wouldn’t mind being friends with – Fel from Wild Beauty (I love me a man who respects women), Scarlett from Legendary (I love me a woman who pushes me out of my comfort zone) and Alex Fierro from the Magnus Chase trilogy (I love Alex Fierro).

9 NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo  Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3)

Oh God, I have no idea. I love all of these characters with my whole heart so can I go with all of them??? Lunella Lafayette, Evelyn Hugo, Theta Knight.

No? I can’t? That’s breaking the rules? Fine. Theta Knight wins the prize.

10 BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

Tyler Johnson Was Here

I don’t think any books have made me cry so far this year but I came pretty close with Tyler Johnson Was Here.

11 BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

Caraval (Caraval, #1)  Wild Beauty  I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After

Definitely all of these. Caraval made me happiest, I Hate Fairyland made me laugh and Wild Beauty made me a sad happy because I finally realised how hard it is to find a respectful and kind male love interest (aka. Fel is goals).

12 FAVOURITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION YOU SAW THIS YEAR

Solo: A Star Wars Story Poster  A Wrinkle in Time Poster  Love, Simon Poster

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve seen too many actual book-to-movie adaptations this year aside from Love, Simon & A Wrinkle In Time and they didn’t rock my world so I’m going to cheat a little bit and go with Solo.

13 FAVOURITE BLOG POST YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR

Honestly, I love most of my blog posts?? But, this year I think my blog posts have been so much better quality than last year.

I think my favourite would have to be my Hogwarts House Recommendations because it combines my love of HP and recommending books and I flatter myself by thinking you guys enjoyed it too.

14 MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT SO FAR THIS YEAR (OR RECEIVED)

The Mermaid  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 2: Cosmic Cooties  The Perfect Mother

Okay, so technically I’ve only bought one of these myself because I got an e-arc of The Perfect Mother and The Mermaid is being sent to me by Titan. But, I think I’m still going to go with The Mermaid because I’m a dirty cheater???

15 WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?

Blanca & Roja  A Blade So Black  Wildcard (Warcross #2)

Without a doubt, I need to read these books. I fell in love with Anna-Marie McLemore & Marie Lu this year so obviously, their next books are on my list, but I think A Blade So Black would have to be my need read because I love Alice retellings!

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WHAT’S THE BEST BOOK YOU’RE READ SO FAR IN 2018?
DO YOU HAVE FICTIONAL CRUSHES?

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