Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2019 | Not Many Books, A Lot of Freaking Out

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello everyone! I’ve been deliberating about whether or not I should do this tag for a while now. I haven’t read too many books this year, so I didn’t feel like I could. But Melanie encouraged me to have a go, and then I was tagged by the lovely Lily @ Sprinkles and Dreams, so here it is!

1. Best book you’ve read so far this year

The Chaos Walking book trilogy by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness! I haven’t even finished it yet but I’m loving it more than anything else I’ve read this year.

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far this year

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins book cover

I’m not sure if this counts, since it’s the only sequel I’ve read this year and I haven’t even read the book that comes before it (oops!). I’m saying Her Royal Highness, because even though I only gave it 3 stars it was a fun read and I do love that cover!

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Illumicrate edition book cover

I can’t believe I haven’t got to this one yet – it’s Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. I got the special edition from the May Illumicrate and I adore it, I just haven’t got round to reading it.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Spellhacker by M.K. England sounds sooo good! Magic, hacking and heists? Yes please! (I’m not entirely sure it releases this year, but January is close enough, right?) I’m still yet to read their debut novel The Disasters but I’m super hyped for that one, too.

5. Biggest disappointment

Don't Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno book cover

Don’t Date Rosa Santos is one that I was really excited for but when I actually got to reading it, it just… didn’t live up to my expectations. I’m pretty sad about it. It’s definitely not the worst book I’ve read this year (that prize goes to The Wicker King) but it was the most disapppointing, just because I was looking forward to it so much.

6. Favourite new author (debut or new to you)

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding book cover

I loved Amy Spalding’s writing in The Summer of Jordi Perez.

7. Newest fictional crush

Is it okay to say I’ve not got one? When I was younger I used to get fictional crushes all the time but recently, not so much.

8. Newest favourite character

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers book cover

I adore Kizzy! She’s a fun, bubbly, crazy space engineer who loves her crew with all her heart. I just imagine her as this amazing, vibrant person – I totally need to do some fanart of her sometime!

9. Book that made you cry

Here it is again – The Knife of Never Letting Go. If you’ve read it, you’ll know why I cried. If you haven’t, I’m not spoiling. It still hurts πŸ˜₯

10. Favourite book to movie adaptation you saw this year

I don’t remember watching any? Honestly I don’t watch films all that often, and the last book to movie adaptation I remember seeing is Love, Simon last year.

11. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett illustrated edition

Does it count if I haven’t received it yet? I happen to know that a certain wonderful someone has gotten me this beautiful edition of The Secret Garden.

12. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I’m definitely hoping to get to Aurora Rising soon, and I’m sure I’ll finish the rest of the Chaos Walking trilogy before the year is out. That’s not forgetting Godsgrave and the signed copy of Darkdawn I’ve got preordered for September.

Okay, while I was pretty hesitant about taking part in this tag at first, it was actually super fun! Despite only reading 7 books this year (plus another 2 I’m currently reading) I actually found it totally possible to take part.

As much as I’d like to tag a few people to do this, I know most bloggers have already taken part, plus there’s the age old anxiety of tagging people. If you want to be tagged in stuff, please tell me in the comments! Even if we’ve never spoken before – I’d love some people to share tags with!

Have you done this tag yet? Leave me your link in the comments! If you haven’t, let me know and I’ll tag you!

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13 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2019 | Not Many Books, A Lot of Freaking Out

  1. Ahhh I don’t see people talking about The Knife of Never Letting Go enough!! I’m so glad you’re loving it! The rest of the series is incredible as well – it’s one of those series that starts out strong and somehow gets even better as it goes. It definitely made me cry too when I read it 😒

    Good luck with your reading for the rest of the year! πŸ™‚

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    1. So glad to hear the rest of the series is just as good!! πŸ˜„ I always see Patrick Ness books in stores and libraries but never really mentioned online? It’s strange, I think people should be talking about them way more! Thanks, good luck to you too! 😊


  2. Ahh Abi I really enjoyed reading this post, and I’m so glad you decided to do this tag! I keep hearing people gus about The Knife of Never Letting Go, but somehow the synopsis just never struck a chord with me? I may have to check it out again, and see if my tastes or feelings about it might have changed since the last time I looked it up haha.

    Lovely post!! ❀

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  3. Ahh.. I love this tag!! My sister read The Knife of Never Letting Go last year and enjoyed it and the audiobook is available at my local library so I might give it a go especially as I read and loved one of Ness’s other books this year. I hope you enjoy the rest of it!! I heard it was emotional though– I will have to get my tissues ready πŸ˜‚
    Spellhacker sounds really cool !! 😍
    I hope you get to all the books you want to for the rest of this year! Happy reading! πŸ’›

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    1. Thank you!! ❀️ Ooh, which other Ness book did you read? I loved his writing in this and I’m really keen to try some of his other books. Oh, you’ll need those tissues!
      Doesn’t it?? I only just heard about it and now I can’t wait! 😍 Happy reading to you too!

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      1. I read Release and the writing was so raw and beautiful!! It felt like a very real story which was set in the space of one day which I loved. It did have a fantasy aspect which was slightly odd but still beautiful!! I want to try more of his books as well!! 😊
        Haha I will get some tissues then!! πŸ˜‚
        Yes it sounds amazing– I’ve only just heard about it as well!!
        Thank you πŸ’—πŸ’—

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          1. Yes, if you get to read it I hope you enjoy it!! 😊 ah.. I’ve read The Rest Of Us Just Live Here — I think I went in with the wrong expectations so I didn’t love it as much as I wanted but it still had beautiful writing and many great things about it!! I hope you love it when you read it!! πŸ’›

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