Tag Thursday – 2019 Mid Year Freak-Out Tag

Good morning (/afternoon/evening/night depending on where you are) my dear friends!! I hope your week was spectacular! Today, I’m going to do the 2019 Mid Year Book Freak Out tag. I know, it’s halfway through July, and the middle of the year was June, but late is better than never right? This is my first year doing it, and hopefully I’ll continue doing it for many years to come! I think there are different versions of this with different questions (I think??) so this version is one I saw on Paws and Paperbacks!

Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2019

There are so many amazing books that I’ve read so far this year, but Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo definitely tops them all!

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019

The Wicked King by Holly Black. I really didn’t like The Cruel Prince, but this sequel made me really like the characters and also managed to make me super excited for The Queen of Nothing!

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. This sounds so cute and also seems to be what my life will possibly be like in the future (minus the cat!!), so I definitely want to read this!! It’s also a book about a girl who loves books so…

Most Anticipated Releases For the Second Half of the Year

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black and Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff

Biggest Disappointment

I love Jennifer Lynn Barnes and I was excited to read one of her older books, but Nobody was such a huge disappointment. It was so cliche, and so boring, and the MC annoyed me so much.

Biggest Surprise

I really didn’t expect much from My Lady Jane because it was a historical fantasy with a bit of romance. To my surprise, it turned out to be amazingly hilarious, super entertaining, and refreshing. And the cover is beautiful as well!

Favorite New Author

Lisa Gardner. I loved her D.D. and Flora Dane novel, Look For Me, and I’m definitely going to check out the rest of her mysteries!!

Favorite New Crush

KAZ BREKKER!!! 100% no doubt about it. Actually, the whole crew from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardguo is my new favorite crush!

Favorite New Characters

Kaz, Inej, Jesper, and Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardguo, Nasir and Altair from We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal, Nate from Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, Nate from One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus, Shirin from A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi, Aza from Turtles All The Way Down by John Green…and I think I’m going to stop here.

Books That Made you Cry

No book has made me cry yet…I don’t really get emotional like that when I’m reading.

A Book That Made You Happy

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan was different from my usual read, and the struggles of Lila as a stay-at-home mom of two who is married to a food critic made me laugh a lot and definitely made me feel happy.

Most Beautiful Books You’ve Bought So Far This Year

Lol, I haven’t bought any books this year? But I think that the cover of Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore is gorgeous!

What Books Do You Need to Read Before the End of the Year?

Including my most anticipated releases: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman, Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle, and The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall


So it looks like no one gets tagged for this? People just do it, so I’m not going to tag anyone! If you’d like to do it, go right ahead!

P.S. No pressure. If you don’t want to do the tag. That’s absolutely fine. If you’ve already done it, please share the link so I can check it out!

And that’s it for today! Have you done the 2019 Mid Year Book Freak Out tag? Have you read any of the books above? What did you think? Let’s chat in the comments below!

19 thoughts on “Tag Thursday – 2019 Mid Year Freak-Out Tag

  1. I love reading these posts and seeing all the different books that people have loved so far this year and are also super excited for over the rest of it. I literally can not wait for Queen Of Nothing!! I’m never really sure what to expect from My Lady Jane but I hear nothing but good things about it, and need to read a few more fun books, so I’ll definitely have to check that out soon. I also agree that the cover for Blanca & Roja is gorgeous 😍

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    1. Yes, it’s so interesting, and it’s a great way to find new books! Ahh, IKR!!! November feels so far away!! It’s a hilarious historical fiction book, with a dose of fantasy. Definitely a great book. I hope you love it!! The cover of B&R really is gorgeous πŸ’š

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      1. Exactly, not that my TBR really needs more :L It does when you’re waiting for something. Although I can’t believe we’re already in September already!! It does sound interesting and unusual (: Thank you.

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  2. Six of Crows is honestly the best! And My Lady Jane is a breath of fresh air in that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, and it’s straight-up hilarious. πŸ˜‰

    Cruel Prince I really didn’t love either, but I’m hoping WK will change my mind! It seems like everbody’s raving about it, even those who didn’t love the first book!

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            1. That’s an…Idk idea πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ We’d probably mess it up? Sure we’d make Cardan and Jude live happily ever after…but the plot and twists! πŸ˜‚ I think we should just boycott the book if it doesn’t turn out well and have her re-write it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. Lovely tag! I’m so happy you enjoyed Six of Crows and The Wicked King! They’re such fantastic books! Kaz Brekker is one of my absolute favorite characters! I also want to read The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, after reading a great review for it last week. I hope the next half of your reading year is wonderful! ❀

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    1. Thank you! SoC and TWK were amazing, and I’m glad that I gave in to the hype and tried them out. Kaz is definitely my #1 favorite character! I hope we both enjoy The Bookish Life of Nina Hill! It sounds super cute πŸ™‚ Thank you! I hope yours is spectacular πŸ’š


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