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Mid Year Freakout Book Tag

So everyone seems to be doing this tag on Youtube this year so therefore I really wanted to do it and I've done it twice before but a long time ago. I am also finally doing this at the right time so this is good for me but I have already read over 100 books this year so there is a lot of choices to pick from!  This tag was created by ReadLikeWildFire (now Chami although the original video is no longer available for both) and Ely Jayne. Let's get started...

1. Best book you've read this year so far?


I actually have quite a few so it was hard to pick just one but one the basis that I want more people to read it, Deeplight by Frances Hardinge. This book is so special in the way that it deals with male characters and deafness as well as toxic friendships. I read it super quickly an highly recommend the audiobook and her writing is just amazing. 

2. Best sequel you've read this year so far

The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo or The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness. Both are great and they both continue (and or complete) the series and the characters introduced are so well-crafted and lead me to devour them. 

3. New releases you haven't read yet but want to.

ToffeeThe Pieces of OurselvesBurn

Burn by Patrick Ness
The Pieces Of Ourselves by Maggie Harcourt
Toffee by Sarah Crossan 
All of these are authors that I have read from before and whose books I loved so I wanted to read them this year hopefully. 

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.


The main one for me is Loveless by Alice Oseman. I think as an AroAce person, when I heard about the book, I knew that it was something that I needed as aroace rep is not often included in books and I am always on the lookout for more. Also, I love Alice Oseman so it's a win-win. 

5. Biggest Disappointment

Again Again

I think for me this has to be Again, Again by E. Lockhart as I have loved my last two E. Lockhart books and it's not like I hated this one but I wanted to love it at so many different points but it just didn't get it. 

6. Biggest Surprise 

The Accident Season

I have wanted to read a Moira Fowley-Doyle book for the last time and I think The Accident Season is, therefore, a big surprise for me as I was not expecting to love it as much as I did and I really liked it. It's equal parts creepy and highly addictive. 

7. Favourite new author

Not So Pure and Simple

Lamar Giles as I loved Not So Pure And Simple and really want more people to read it and would love to read more of his books. 

8. Newest fictional crush

As an aroace person, I don't really have crushes on fictional crushes so here is a cat gif. 

9. Newest favourite character

The Starlight Watchmaker (The Watchmaker and the Duke, #1)

I'm going to go with Hugo and Dorian from The Starlight Watchmaker by Lauren James. I loved their dynamic and I was so happy to find out there was a new book coming out. 

10. Book that made you cry 

I don't cry at books instead here is another cat gif. 

11. A book that made you happy.

Read with Pride (The Paper & Hearts Society, #2)

I'm going to say Read With Pride by Lucy Powrie. While the book tackles some really tough topics such as burnout, I loved the dynamics in this book and Ed as a character just makes me smile. Also, it's great to see a group of teenagers be so passionate about pride.

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

The Sun Is Also A Star as the book was one of my favourites last year and I really liked the film. It was a little cringey in places but it was a good film and I definitely do recommend. 

13. Favourite review you've written this year

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)

I'm going to say my favourite was for The Ballard Of Songbirds and Snakes but a warning for spoilers! I never thought that I could write 900 words on a book but I did...

14. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year?

The City We Became (Great Cities #1)

The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin and the only reason that this is my answer is that the premise seemed really interesting but on the UK cover, it is interactive so the cover can come to life through an app which is quite cool. 

15. What books do you need to read by the end of this year?

The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)

See question 3 but also The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, Monsters Of Men by Patrick Ness and Library Of Souls by Ransom Riggs and anything to go towards my PopSugar Reading Challenge! 

So that's the tag! If you want to do it feel free!

Have you done the Mid Year Freakout Tag? What were your favourite books of the year? Let me know in the comments below!


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