Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

Today I'm going to be sharing the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag! I had kind of a sad selection of books to choose from because I've only read 15 so far. Oooooops. But here we go!

Best Book Read in 2017

     

I would have to say either Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham or Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer.

Best Sequel Read in 2017

I have been doing so poorly at reading since March that I have hardly read anything at all this year so far and none of the few books that I have read have been sequels.

New Release You Haven't Read Yet, But Want To:

          

     

Umm... All of them? Seriously there are so many that I want to read. Just a few of them are Song of the Current, The Beast is an Animal, Given to the Sea, When Dimple Met Rishi, and The Hate U Give. I have all of these except The Beast is an Animal. So I should hop to it already.

Most Anticipated Release for Late 2017

     

Obviously Alexandra Bracken's latest is going to be on this list. Besides that though, I am super looking forward to Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz. There are probably a bunch more I'm looking forward to, but these are definitely the most notable.

Biggest Disappointment of the Year So Far

     

Wintersong and Empress of a Thousand Skies are 2017 books that I was highly anticipating. But they are definitely two huge disappointments for me this year. With Empress I just didn't really care what happened, but I just flat out hated Wintersong.

Biggest Surprise


I'm going to go with Letters to the Lost for this one. While I did think that it sounded like a book I might like when I picked it up, I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did. Mostly because contemporary isn't usually my thing. I was on vacation and I found that I just couldn't put this one down!

New Favorite Author

While I have liked a lot of the books I have read by new-to-me authors this year, I don't know if I can say that any of them have hit my list of favorite authors yet.

Newest Fictional Crush

     

I don't think that I've read about any fictional boys that were super memorable to me or really made my fictional crush list, but if I were going to have to choose, I think that Vikram from A Crown of Wishes and maybe Arcus from FrostBlood were probably my favorite.

Newest Favorite Character

I don't think that I've read a book with a character this year that would go so far as to make my All-Time-Favorite-Characters list. But for the sake of choosing a character I'm going to say Rev from Letters to the Lost. I just really liked his character and I'm SO happy that he is getting his own novel next year!

A Book That Made You Cry

     

I found myself getting a little teary-eyed during both Royal Bastards and Blood Rose Rebellion. 

A Book That Made You Happy


I'm going with Geekerella for this one. This was a light read. It was fun and cute! I am glad that I gave this one a chance because it definitely sounded a lot fluffier than the contemporaries I usually find myself enjoying.

Favorite Adaptation You Saw This Year

I honestly don't even think that I've gone to a movie yet this year. And I don't think I've watched any adaptations at home either. I bought the adaptation of Dark Places by Gillian Flynn though.

Favorite Post You've Done This Year

I'm going to say either my Bookish Aesthetics post or my A Glimpse Back in Time post for Dreamland Burning.

The Most Beautiful Book You Bought This Year


I'm going to go with Song of the Current for this one because I love that the letters on the cover are GLITTERY!!!

Books You Need To Read Before The End Of The Year

See "New Releases You Haven't Read Yet, But Want To" as well as "Most Anticipated Release For Late 2017" above.

Also:

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
The Rattled Bones by Shannon M. Parker
This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
Hunted by Meagan Spooner

...you know, just to name a few. There are so many that I'd love to read before the end of the year, but at the rate I'm going, that's not gonna happen!!

What are some of the best books you've read so far this year? What was your biggest disappointment? Did you find any new favorite characters, crushes, or authors? What do YOU need to read by the end of the year?


4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on When Dimple Met Rishi. I loved that book so much.
    Megan @ http://wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I can't wait to read it! It sounds really wonderful! Hopefully I'll get around to reading that one soon!

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  2. I've heard a lot of people who were dissapointed with Empress of a Thousand Skies. I actually got The Beast is an Animal last month. Can't wait to get to that.

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    1. I hope you love The Beast is an Animal! Hopefully next time I go to the bookstore that will finally be the book I buy. Or I have enough money to buy two. Because seriously, like the last four times I went, I had that book in my hand and I put it back.

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