Hello, book lovers! 💕
I’ve been seeing this tag done a lot on YouTube, and the most recent one I saw was by Riley Marie. That inspired me to do this tag, just to see what I’ve read in 2020, and hold myself accountable for what I read in the next six months of this year.
1. What was your favorite book you’ve read so far?
I won’t count the books that I’ve reread or the manga that are continuations of a series, but I’d have to say Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer. I remember finishing that book and the first thought I had was that I’ve found my new favorite book. I do have a book review of it if you want to read me literally gushing about it.
2. The best sequel you’ve read so far?
I feel like I haven’t read many sequels so far this year, but the one that stands out is Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire. I’m not sure if it’s a direct sequel since the events that happen in the book don’t happen right after the first one, but all the books in the series are technically connected. Again, I have a review of this book if you’re interested in my thoughts.
3. A new release that you haven’t read yet but want to?
I recently received One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London in my Book of the Month subscription box, though it technically hasn’t come out yet. It’s supposed to be released in the beginning of July, but I’m excited to read it.
4. What is your most anticipated release for the second half of this year?
That would probably have to go to Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett. I’ve been waiting for this to be released all year so far. It was originally supposed to be released in May, and now it’s not supposed to be released until November.
5. The biggest disappointment of the year so far.
I’ve pretty much enjoyed a majority of the books I’ve read so far this year, but one disappointment that stood out for me would be Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. Not that I didn’t enjoy it; there were just parts of it that fell flat for me. The same goes for Moment of Truth by Kasie West.
6. The biggest surprise of the year so far?
I’d have to say Verity by Colleen Hoover. That book just messed with my mind in so many ways.
7. A new favorite author! (Either a debut or new to you author)?
A lot of the books that I’ve read this year, now that I’m looking back, have been by authors who I never read anything by. But a new favorite would probably be Emily Henry or Farrah Rochon. I’d definitely consider picking up more books by them in the future.
8. Newest fictional crush?
I haven’t really had any fictional crushes in a while sadly.
9. Newest favorite character?
I’d probably have to say Samiah from The Boyfriend Project. She was just so badass and strong-willed. Not only that, but she was extremely successful, which was inspiring.
10. A book that made you cry?
Surprisingly, none of the books I’ve read this year have made me cry. Yet.
11. A book that made you happy?
There are so many books that made me happy, but if I just had to list a couple, they’d probably be The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon and Beach Read by Emily Henry. That’s not to mention the ones that I reread this year, like The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli or Harry Potter.
12. The most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year.
That would hands down have to go to All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace. That cover is just stunning.
13. What books do you still need to read by the end of the year?
I have a never ending list of books that I want to read, though I’m not really pushing myself to read any specific book by the end of the year. I’ll read what I’m in the mood to read at the time.
So there you have it, The Mid Year Freakout Tag. If you want to join in doing this tag, feel free! I’d love to read some of your answers to these questions.