Mid Year Freak Out Tag


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I’m so happy I was tagged for this! A big thanks to Ally @ Ally Writes Things for tagging me.

Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2018

It’s probably a tie between these three: Homegoing, How to Make a Wish, and Piecing Me Together

Favorite Sequel of the Year

I haven’t read a sequel yet this year but I hope to remedy that soon!

New Release You Haven’t Read But Really Want To

I mean there’s quite a few I could name off but for now I’ll say, Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez because I’ve seen some really great reviews for it and also Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova because I just finished Labyrinth Lost and I adored it and want to read more about the Mortiz sisters, especially since Bruja Born is from the POV of Lula who was sort of my favorite character from the first book.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Also another one where I could spout off several books. I’ve mentioned plenty of times before some anticipated releases, but I think I’ll try to mention a few that I don’t think I’ve talked about much.

The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

Your biggest disappointment

I haven’t really any book so far that has disappointed me yet. I’ve gone into most of the books I’ve read this year knowing I would enjoy them. But even the books that I had zero expectations for or ones where I went in blind I ended up really liking.

Biggest Surprise of the Year

Definitely Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. I read this super quick because I ended being so invested in the characters and their stories. I was kind of surprised because I didn’t think I would enjoy this THAT much. I also only got it because it was a Kindle deal. But I highly recommend it if you like emotional YA contemporaries.

letters to the lost

Favorite new-to-you or debut author

Just to name a few: Ashley Herring Blake, S. Jae-Jones, Stacey Lee, Yaa Gyasi, Renee Watson, Kiersten White, and Zoraida Cordova.

Your Fictional Crush

Finally I’m going to mention some manga!

Possibly Saichi Sugimoto from Golden Kamuy. Which is one of my favorite manga series right now. I love this picture of him holding a bear cub.

Also Elias Ainsworth from The Ancient Magus Bride (DON’T @ ME)

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New Favorite Character

Asirpa from Golden Kamuy. This is my daughter y’all. Golden Kamuy has some of the best facial expressions drawn. Asirpa is a badass adorable Ainu girl who wants to get revenge!!! My favorite kind of young girl character. I love that the manga author draws her making the most extra and weirdest faces.

asirpa golden kamuy

A Book That Made You Cry

I’ve had quite a few this year that made me cry because I’m just sort of an emotional person but I think basically all of the books I’ve read this year were very powerful and emotional books about various heavy topics.

A Book That Made You Happy

Honestly I’ve read a lot of powerful and more provocative books than I have cute, happy ones. I’ll have to say How to Make a Wish.  It has a LOT of intense, emotional moments in it but it also has a lot of cute and romantic moments between the MC, Grace and Eva, the love interest. Also Grace’s friendship with Luca was so nice to see how supportive and understanding they are of each other.

how to make a wish

Your favorite book-to-movie adaptation that you’ve seen this year

I haven’t seen any new book-to-movie adaptations yet (I still need to watch Love, Simon y’all) but I think I can count Infinity War for this because its a comic book-to-movie adaptation.

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Favorite book post you’ve done this year

Favorite Blog Posts from both April and May! I’ve also liked making my Top Ten Tuesday lists! They’ve gotten a lot of views and have helped me gain more followers! 🙂

The most beautiful book you’ve bought/received this year


What are some books you need to read by the end of the year?


8 thoughts on “Mid Year Freak Out Tag

  1. I see so many amazing books on this post! 😊 I’m happy to see that How to Make a Wish made you happy; I’m still in the middle of it but I can see why. And ahhh omg your collage of your most beautiful books blessed my eyes (Starfish!!); all of them are so gorgeous! 😍 I also want to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo before the end of the year – I’ve heard it’s an amazing book and I’m so excited to read it.

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    • Thanks for enjoying this post!! I had fun making it. 🙂

      UGH I’m just a sucker for beautiful book covers. I can’t help it lol.

      Yes everyone is all aboard the The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo hype train and I want to be on it too!

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  2. You have so many great books here!! I’m really looking forward to The Empress of All Seasons. And you’ve gotten some super beautiful books this year! Each of those covers is absolutely a work of art! And I too really want to get to The Poppy War, City of Brass and The Fifth Season. I love fantasy and those are all high on my TBR!

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