I’ve been seeing this tag all over everyone’s blogs lately, so I guess it’s my turn. You know, social pressures and whatnot. It’s called the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag. I’m not sure what we’re freaking out about specifically, but I’m pretty good at freaking out, so I feel like this one was made for me. If we’re freaking out about the fact that we’re already halfway through the year and six months is not enough time to read all the the books I want, well then I guess that’s a good reason.
BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR – The Darker Shades of Magic series! That counts as just one book, right? (Shhhh, yes it does.)
BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR – A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (The second book in the series mentioned above.)
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT – A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. I was hoping for so much more from this one.
BIGGEST SURPRISE – Hounded by Kevin Hearne
FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (OR NEW TO YOU) – V.E. Schwab
NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH – Alucard Emery
NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER – Delilah Bard. And Oberon (the doggy in Hounded).
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY – I can’t think of anything, unless I can count the book mentioned below. I laugh so hard that I cry whenever I read Jenny’s books.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
FAVOURITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION – Honestly, I don’t think I’ve seen any this year.
FAVORITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR – It’s hard to pick just one. Adventures of a One-Armed Pole Dancer, Waiting Out the Storm, Great Expectations, and BookCon 2018 are a few that come to mind though.
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT SO FAR THIS YEAR (OR RECEIVED) – Assuming we’re talking about aesthetics, Robots vs. Fairies is probably my favorite.
WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR? – Vicious by V.E. Schwab, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller…ALL THE BOOKS.