Yep it’s time for another tag. My fellow bloggers Jesse @ Books at Dawn and Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks tagged me to do the Mid-Year Book Freak Out tagged which was created by Chami from Read Like Wild Fire on YouTube and her co-blogger in 2014. Here’s her 2015 video.
This tag is set up to share during the middle of the year but technically July isn’t that far gone so it still counts!
SO let’s get started!
Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2016
I read this book back in February and yet it’s still the best one I’ve read this year. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t read five star books since then but there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about this book, the ending of this book or the sequel to this book. I need it in my life and I am almost tempted to re-read this series again.
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016
Honestly AGOS could also be here but I just wanted to talk about this book some more! This is the third book in the Jackaby series which is one that I’ve become obsessed with this year. It’s like a paranormal Sherlock Holmes following the style of the show Elementary, meaning the Watson type character is a woman. There are so many different facets to this series and each book just gets better and better.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet but Want to
I talked about this in my T5W of this week but I still haven’t read this book. I don’t know why. Part of it I think is because this series is so hyped that I like to wait for the hype of the new release to die down before diving in but it’s been way too long with this book. And considering how many unfinished series I have, reading this one book could help me out with that. I’m probably going to try and read it next month.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
I thought about sharing a lot more of my most anticipated reads but I do giant posts for that so I decided to pick only one book. I am so excited for this sequel! Reg and I talked about buddy reading it because we both loved Wolf by Wolf so not only am I excited about its release but reading it with one of my favorite people!
I didn’t really have a lot of disappointments this year but this is the biggest one. I was really looking forward to reading this book. The plot sounded interesting and the cover is beautiful but the book left a lot to be desired. I didn’t like it at all because the writing style was jarring, the characters were bland and it was just a let down overall.
I wasn’t originally even going to be reading this book. I wasn’t interested even though it was fantasy and yet it was recommended by one of my favorite booktubers so I had to give it a shot. I was so pleasantly surprised! The plot was exciting and entertaining, the characters felt real and distinct and I really love the way the story developed. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the series has in store.
Favorite New Author
I’ve already talked about my love for this series, so it’s not a surprise that I picked William Ritter as one of my new favorite authors. His writing is hilarious and entertaining. I am such a fan of his series and though it’s not over, I’m really interested to see what kind of things he’ll come up with next.
Favorite New Crush
I only have one real crush and one real book boyfriend and that is Hayden from this book. I love him more than the whole world. Honestly, if he was real, I’d be on him like white on rice. He’s perfect but yet he’s fictional! *crying my eyes out*
Favorite New Characters
This year this series became one of my favorite ones of all time and that’s all because of the characters. Each one is so complex and unique and endearing in their own way. They all managed to worm their way into my heart, even the ones that seemed to appear only to disappear again. They all had a role to play and I MISS THEM SO MUCH ALREADY! *sobbing now*
Book that Made You Cry
Surprisingly, I have not cried over a book this year. That’s incredibly weird for me considering I cry at the drop of a hat. But well, I still have six months left, we’ll see how it goes!
book that made you happy
Honestly, it was such a joy to read this book. Last year I read the entire Parasol Protectorate series and I loved it. It’s such an amazing experience to go back into that world! There are new characters, and we’re in a new place but we get so many connections between both series and there are backstories from characters that are in both series and IT’S JUST SO GOOD!
Favorite Book to Movie Adaptation I Saw This Year
I haven’t watched any new movie adaptations this year but Aldii and I have watched almost all the Harry Potter movies after reading the books to go along with the Potter Challenge I created. It’s been really awesome to see the movies in a new light now that I have the original books fresh in my mind. I can’t wait to finish the last book and watch the last two movies!
Favorite Post You’ve Written This Year
I’m sure you can tell by the header that this is an old post but it’s one of my favorites. I’m not good at discussion posts, I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again. It’s always been a struggle to come up with things to talk about but not with this. It’s also a struggle for me to come up with original and creative content to share on my blog to set me apart from everyone else and this is a post where I just rant and complain and just express all my feelings on that topic.
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought So Far this Year
I will never get over how beautiful these series is. The third book is also completely gorgeous and I can’t wait to read it. These were two separate buddy reads that I was a part of this year and they’re so entertaining and fun and intense! I’m so glad that I gave them a chance.
What book do you need to read before the end of the year?
I wrote a whole post about this question thanks to T5W this weeks so I’ll link it here. But I thought I would share my number one choice anyway! I’m on a mission to read all of Maggie Stiefvater’s books and I’m starting with this series because I need to re-read and finally finish it!
So that’s it for this post! I was going to tag some people but I’m pretty sure everyone has done it. If you haven’t and would like to, please feel free to say that I tagged you! Either way, comment down below and tell me what some of your answers would be for this tag. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!