The time has come!
The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag is a staple in the book community—whether a blog or YouTube channel—around this time a year. Not sure where it originated from because it’s been passed around for such a long time—I myself took part last year. Let’s get started!
I am right on track for my 100 book goal for the year. The thing that has really helped me was incorporating audiobooks into my reading. Also, having the deadlines of ARC’s to post reviews by the release date is really pushing me to read more.
Best book you’ve read so far in 2019.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I called it then and there that it would be my favorite of the year and so far I haven’t been proven wrong.
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019.
The only sequel I’ve read this year is A Question of Holmes, the fourth and final book in The Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro. A wonderful end to a really fun series.
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
I have Sarah Dessen’s new book, The Rest of the Story, is sitting on my bookshelf and I can’t wait to get to it.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks. I had an e-ARC of this and was so excited to read, especially with the comic aspect to it. It just really fell flat for me.
I really loved Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale. I thought it would be just another YA contemporary, but it had a lot of elements reminiscent of classic Sarah Dessen. I’m surprised of how much I loved it.
Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
I finally read both books by Akemi Dawn Bowman, and I have fallen in love with her writing. She has an incredible way with words and her writing is just beautiful. I can’t wait to for what she comes out with next.
Newest fictional crush.
It takes a lot for me to develop a new fictional crush but I really loved Levi Keller from Small Town Hearts, but there’s definitely room for a new crush to sneak his way into my heart.
Newest favorite character.
Bri from On The Come Up by Angie Thomas. Angie Thomas is so talented when it comes to strong and complex main characters.
Book that made you cry.
Everything is Horrible and Wonderful, the memoir that Stephanie Wittels-Wachs wrote about her comedy writer brother’s, Harris Wittels, drug addiction and death. This book had me weeping like a baby, especially during the parts that I listened to on audiobook.
Book that made you happy.
Two memoirs! I’m loving the amount of memoirs I’ve been reading this year. Both Comedy Sex God by Pete Holmes and Too Much is Not Enough by Andrew Rannells, made me laugh so hard when listening.
Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
It’s my goal to conquer these by the end of the year