I’ve heard of the Mid Year Freak Out Tag for years but for some reason I thought you had to be a booktuber to participate. When I saw Anouk @ Time for Tales and Tea’s post about it, I decided I wanted to join in!
Best book(s) you read so far in 2019?
This is a hard one but I’d have to say: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson, To Best the Boys by Mary Weber, and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. There are many other wonderful books I’ve read this year, though!
Best sequel of 2019 so far?
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston: I’m not sure if this 100% counts a sequel because it’s more of a companion novel, but it’s pretty much the only good sequel I’ve read this year.
New releases you haven’t read yet, but want to?
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer: I had this book checked out from the library but there was a hold and I had a stack of books to read, so I took it back and haven’t checked it out again.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?
The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli: I need this book ASAP.
There are several others books I’m excited to read that don’t come out until the fall as well, but if I listed everything, it would be too many.
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal: I almost didn’t read this but I heard such good things about it that I gave it a try. It was a bit slow for my taste and I didn’t really care about the characters.
Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi: I didn’t like the Star-Touched Queen so I was hesitant to read Gilded Wolves. It surprised me, though, by being better than I expected. I look forward for more by Roshani Chokshi.
Favourite new author? (debut or new to you)
Newest favourite character?
I am so bad at remembering character names! It’s hard to narrow down but some of my newest favorite characters include Rhen from To Best the Boys, Serefin from Wicked Saints, the entire Aurora Rising squad, and Zoya from King of Scars.
Book that made you cry?
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: It truly takes a lot for me to cry while reading a book. My eyes usually well-up when I read something that touches me, but to actually cry takes more. This book surprised me by not only being so intriguing but how open it was about mental illness and how it can affect people in different ways. I can’t handle when fathers and sons have heart-to-hearts that reveal how much they love each other. *sobs*
Book that made you happy?
Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year?
Does How to Train Your Dragon count? Otherwise, I don’t think I’ve seen any film adaptations released year. I did watch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Netflix movie this year and it was fantastic.
What book(s) do you need to read by the end of the year?
I’m hoping to finish reading The Wise Man’s Fear and The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss as well as rereading The Chronicles of Narnia and The Raven Cycle. I don’t know if there are any books I need to read by the end of the year, but I hope I have the chance to read a lot of my anticipated releases and books I own.