We are over halfway through what is definitely my worst reading year yet. So, it’s very fitting that I would complete the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag. I’m so excited that we were tagged by Siobhan. I’m hoping this will make me get back on track with my reading!
What Is the Best Book That You’ve Read so Far in 2019?
I started off this year by reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi. I absolutely fell in love with this novel. It’s so genuine and honest I could help but adore the story.
What Has Been Your Favourite Sequel of the First Half of the Year?
Okay. This is a little embarrassing. But, I’ve only read one sequel this year and it was a reread. So, by default it would be Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Is There a New Release That You Haven’t Read Yet, but Your Really Excited To?
Sorcery of Thorns. It keeps showing up in my recommendations. Plus I absolutely adore the look of the cover.
What Is Your Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year?
I feel as though my answer to this changes daily. Currently I would have to go with Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell.
What Is Your Biggest Disappointment so Far?
By far it would have to be Heroine by Mindy McGinnis. I love her writing. However, this book just did not do it for me. I couldn’t like the main character which made it very difficult to get through the book.
What Is Your Biggest Surprise so Far?
Honestly, I haven’t had a lot of surprises readingwise this year. I will say that I really loved the March graphic novels by John Lewis. I knew I would like them. However, I didn’t anticipate how much I liked them.
What Is Your Favourite New-to-You or Debut Author?
The new to me author that I’ve read this year was Guy A. Sims who wrote the Monster graphic novel.
What Is Your Favourite Fictional Crush from This Year?
Is it a copout to say I haven’t had one? Because, I definitely haven’t read a book that made me crush on a character. Maybe Manon Blackbeak. But, I don’t know if it counts since it’s a reread.
What Is Your New Favourite Character?
Lu from Ghost by Jason Reynolds. I loved all of the characters in this novel and can’t wait to continue on with the series. However, I really loved Lu.
A Book That Made You Cry
I haven’t cried with a book yet this year. I need that to change because I love a good cry while reading. If you have any books that made you weep please let me know in the comments!
A Book That Made You Happy
Ghost by Jason Reynolds would have to be my answer for this question. It was such a great story.
Your Favourite Book to Movie/TV Show That You’ve Seen so Far
…I haven’t watched any yet this year. I know, I’m terrible.
What Is the Most Beautiful Book That You Bought?
It would definitely have to be the Fairyloot edition of Sorcery of Thorns. Those sprayed edges are to die for.
What Is Your Favourite Post That You Have Written so Far This Year?
Since we’ve just gotten back into blog I don’t have a lot to choose from. So, maybe I will say “To Reread or Not to Reread” I enjoyed writing that post a lot.
What Are Six Books That You Want to Read by the End of the Year?
I’ve got a lot of reading to catch up on!