Mid Year Freak Out Tag 2018

I’m new to the modern book blogging world, so this is my first time doing this tag.  Thanks to Bionic Book Worm and Read All The Things! for introducing me to the tag.

As of June 30, 2018 I’ve read 46 of my annual goal of 70.


The best book you’ve read:


Turtles All the Way Down  
by: John Green


Beacon 23  
by: Hugh Howey


  by: R.J. Palacio



Your favorite sequel:


Memories of Ash  
by: Intisar Khanani



New release you haven’t read yet but want to:


Sometimes I Lie  by: Alice Feeney
I have it on hold at the library.



Most anticipated release for the second half of the year:


Saga Vol. 9  by: Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples



Your biggest disappointment:

Lincoln in the Bardo  by: George Saunders
I’m like books that are allegorical or alternative or layered.  I enjoy books whose main purpose are to make the readers think in a new way.  I couldn’t stand this book.  I barely finished it and just skimmed the last few pages.  It presented some interesting ideas about life, but it’s way too wordy.

Biggest surprise of the year:


by: Intisar Khanani



Favorite new to you or debut author:

N.K. Jemison
N.K. Jemisin
I’ve only read one book by her so far, The Fifth Season, but the world building, characters, and timeline were so amazing that I immediately looked up the author on Goodreads and plan to read the rest of The Broken Earth series and start on her other books as well.


Your new fictional crush:


Val from Sunbolt



New favorite character:


Aza from Turtles All the Way Down  by: John Green


A book that made you cry:


Winter Garden  
by: Kristen Hannah


A book that made you happy:


The Girl Who Drank the Moon  
by: Kelly Barnhill



Your favorite book to movie adaptation:

I haven’t watched much this year based on books but I’ve really enjoyed the first season of “Outlander” and I’m on the 4th season of “Call the Midwife.”


Favorite blog post you’ve published this year:

Top Ten Red Books

The most beautiful book you have read:


Saga Vol. 3  
by: Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples




The Shell Collector  
by: Hugh Howey




That Inevitable Victorian Thing  
by: E.K. Johnston



Some books that you need to read by the end of the year:


by: Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufmann (The Illuminae Files #3)




The Obelisk Gate  
by: N.K. Jemisin  (The Broken Earth #2)



Did you complete the Mid Year Freak Out Tag?  Put your link in the comments!

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