Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

Whew! Hello there! How are you? Hope you’re well. I’ve seen this tag floating around and I thought of partaking because it seems fun!

1.Best book you’ve read so far in 2019?
reid_9781524798628_jkt_all_r1.inddI’m going to go with the majorities answer, and that is: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

This book was also the reason why I got back into reading this year. I’m so grateful. After being in a slump for over a year, Daisy Jones got me out of that.



2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019?
40265670When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton! It’s not a continuation but it is a companion novel and omg what a book!!! I actually read it this month. Hopefully I’ll post a mini review for it soon. I would highly recommend this book and Next Year In Havana. Definitely worth the read and it’s own voices too!




3. New Release you haven’t read yet, but want to?
40236964Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine! I’m grateful that I received this book from the author and publisher. I definitely want to get to it ASAP!





4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year? 
43263680Ninth House (Ninth House Series #1) by Leigh Bardugo! I am so excited to read this because it’ll be my first book where it’s not Grishaverse related. No, I did not read her Wonder Woman book. Ninth House does sound right up my ally; thriller, adult, fantasy, secret societies. SIGN ME UP!!




5. Biggest Disappointment? 
img_0010Hate to say it but definitely King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. I DNFed it at 100 pages. I tried so hard to give it a chance but I couldn’t do it. It was not in me/not for me.





6. Biggest Surprise?
img_0007For this question, I’m going to say Sadie by Courtney Summers because it was my first real Audiobook that I loved and devoured. I was not expecting to like it very much, especially since I can’t really get into YA anymore. However, this book, the theme, the plot, EVERYTHING, really did it for me.




7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you)? 
6572605Taylor Jenkins Reid. I read both Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo this year and now I want to read all of her work.



7383025Honorable mention for Chanel Cleeton. Just like Taylor, I also read Next Year In Havana and When We Left Cuba this year. I definitely will be reading her other books in the future.



8. Newest fictional crush?
34745311._SY475_I thought I was going to have a hard time choosing an answer for this question but umm HAVE YOU HEARD OF SHEPARD OLSEN???!!!????!?? He’s from Rebekah Weatherspoon’s romance novel, Haven. Wheewwwwww yes get your life by reading this book. And you’re welcome.




9. Newest favorite character?
img_0008EVELYN HUGO!!!! She is that bitch! Wow wow wow. I love how strong willed she is and her “take no bullshit” “do what you gotta do to survive” type of personality she has. I love reading morally gray characters, who you don’t necessarily agree with their decisions but you get why they do it and don’t hate them for it.




10. Book that made you cry?
35305625A lot of books made me cry so far this year lol. However for this one, I’m going to choose one that’s impacted me. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James is a thriller but there’s such a beautiful story with some of the characters that made me emotional.




11. Book that made you happy?
34374628Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton!! I cried so much for this book but I was so happy with everything and how the story closed up, especially the character endings as well. Ugh, I was smiling big at the end.




12. Favorite book to film adaptation that you’ve seen this year?
Uhhhhh I don’t think I’ve watched any book to movie adaptations. Or maybe I just can’t remember right now to be honest lol.

13. Favorite review you’ve written (Booktube or written)?
daisy jones-2

14. The most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)?
37703550I had to look at my bought books and I’ve decided to choose Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This book is beautiful on the outside and the inside. Also! I wanted to add that the cover matches the atmosphere of the content.




15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I don’t need to read any books but I definitely want to get to these:

And that is all for today! I will not be tagging anyone. Please feel free to tag yourself. Any of these answers same as yours? Let me know!

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10 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

  1. I still really need to read Evelyn Hugo!!! I have heard so many good things so I really need to hurry up and read it. KoS was soooo disappointing 😔 I really hope the next book is better. I’m adding Haven to my TBR, always looking for new characters to swoon over hehe

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    • omg i hope you love haven as much as i did. it is BDSM too, just an FYI.

      KoS was definitely disappointing. I expected a lot better but ugh.

      I highly recommend Evelyn Hugo. it’s so amazing!!

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  2. I’m so excited for Ninth House too! I love Leigh Bardugo and so it will be exciting to see what other stories outside of the Grishaverse she has to share with us. Ninth House sounds just like the sort of book I’d be interested in 😀 I understand your feelings on King of Scars. It’s not my favorite of her books. I think it’s brilliantly written and smart when it comes to character development, but oh is it boring haha. I had a hard time getting through it, unfortunately. I just hope the second one is better. And I admit I haven’t finished Wonder Woman either. I’ve had it a few years now and it’s taking a while to make my way through that one as well. Again, brilliant character design but also kind of boring. I also have to finish Circe by the end of this year and I definitely need to check out The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I hear nothing but good things about it!

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    • YES YES YES!!!! i’m super excited about ninth house for that exact reason. i wonder who else leigh bardugo can do outside of the grishaverse. plus the plot just sounds so up my alley.

      i couldn’t read past 100 pages of king of scars, i was on the struggle bus for real lol. it makes me sad because i really enjoy nikolai’s character.

      i hope you finish wonder woman and circe!! evelyn hugo is a must read! it’s so good, heart wrenching, and worth your time!

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      • The cover is also gorgeous. Various shades of black? I’m all for it haha

        I love Nikolai’s character too. I was so excited to hear he’d be getting his own story. I just wish, now, that the book was much more engaging that it was. Hopefully the second book picks up the pace…

        Looking forward to all those lovely reads! Happy reading! ❤

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  3. Ninth House was one of my picks for my most anticipated (I couldn’t narrow it down to less than 3 haha). Ugh, King of Scars was also my biggest disappointment. I ended up giving it 3ish stars, and didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t as good as I’d hoped/expected.

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    • i’m sorry to hear about king of scars. many of us had our hopes up and it sucks. i really do hope that ninth house pulls through. i’m definitely excited to read something else not grishaverse related by leigh bardugo because she does write really well. happy reading!!

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