Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

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Hello my lovely friends! First off I’d like to mention that I am in Korea right now (this is a scheduled post) and I will not be able to reply to your comments as frequently as I’d like. I’ll still be checking up on my blog often, so don’t forget to say hello!


Time flies by so fast, and each time I realize this, I *FREAK OUT* just a tiny bit. Thanks to the Orangutan Librarian for tagging me, as it is totally appropriate to how I am feeling right now! Also, totally check out her amazing blog! I didn’t see any rules for this tag, so lets go head and get started!

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016

CONFESSION! I haven’t read as many books as I would have liked in 2016, but that is soon to change as I’ve been reading away this past month. The best book I’ve read in 2016 would have to be

by V.E Schwab


Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016

A Well-Tempered Heart
by Jan Phillip Sendker

Honestly, I haven’t read many books with sequels during this half of the year, so this will definitely have to be the best one I’ve read so far. The best part about this book was the closure the main character was able to find, along with how the author dealt with mental illness throughout cultures.


New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

The Way I used To Be
by Amber Smith

This was on my June TBR, and unfortunately, I still have not had the chance to read it!! It’s definitely one I will be reading however, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.


Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

You Will Know Me
by Meg Abbott

One of my anticipated releases, I tend not to really keep track of these, so this is the first book that came to mind.


Biggest Disappointment

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
by Dai Sijie.

This wasn’t a bad book, the ending was just so disappointing and predictable. After falling full-heatedly into the plot and characters of the book, it was difficult to come to terms with such a abrupt and unfulfilling ending.


Biggest Surprise

The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

This is a book I read as a young’un because it was part of a “100 books your child must read before college list.” Doubtless to say, I did not enjoy this book as much as I should have, so rereading it really opened my eyes to many issues at hand today. I also realized that there were many undertones in this book I didn’t know about…


Favourite New Author

V.E Schwab. Hands down, no question about it.

Newest Fictional Crush

Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. How could he not be everyone’s crush.



 Newest Favourite Character

Not only is he kind, and gentle, but wise, thoughtful and sweet. To find a man who is patient like him would be amazing! Although, he seems very socially awkward and too preoccupied with finding the meaning of life to pay me any attention.

Book That Made You Cry

Tuesday’s With Morrie
by Mitch Albom

I did my very first review of a book here, and honestly, I felt so close and connected with the professor Morrie. A must read for anyone!


Book That Made You Happy

Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

 I love classics, I love the language, and I love the romance.


Favourite Book to Film Adaptation

The Jungle Book!!

Favourite Post You Have Done This Year

Although I’ve loved posting reviews and taking a part in tags, my favorite series of posts have been my Thursday Quotables. Through these, I’ve learned to really focus on specific lines in books, and it has really opened my eyes to the great care each author goes through in formulating each sentence and phrase for their books.

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

I haven’t bought many books this year, and I can’t say that I thouroly enjoyed this book, but the most beautiful book I’ve bought this year would probably be

All About Love
by Bell Hooks

lame… I know…


What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year




I nominate:

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Lauren @ Comma Hangover

Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

And anyone else who wants to do this tag as well! Enjoy 🙂

What are some things you’ve accomplished this last six months? Did you even notice the time fly by? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

10 thoughts on “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

  1. Thanks so much for the tag Grace, I have already done this one before, and I think if I did it again it would literally be the same answers because, well, my favourite book of 2016 hasn’t changed yet!
    But thanks again for the tag! 😀
    I really loved Vicious as well, have you read any of V.E. Schwab’s other books? Vicious is definitely up there but my favourite of hers is her Shades of Magic series. Also I’ve seen a lot of reviews for The Way I Used to Be but I’m still debating whether to add it to my to-read list, I hope you really enjoy it. And oh I completely forgot about The Jungle Book but that was a BRILLIANT book to film adaptation. I’ve already pre-ordered it on DVD! 😀

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    1. Of course Beth! You’re always one of the first people I think of when writing tags. Sorry for not noticing that you had already done this post, I had created this post at the end of June 0.o.
      I have not, but I have plans to head to the library and check out as many books by her as possible! I’m so glad you liked the Jungle Book! I can’t wait to watch it 🙂

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      1. No that’s all right, I’ve seen the Mid Year Book tag around a lot and most times if I am tagged more than once I will do it again. With this one though my answers would literally be the same because my favourite book of this year so far is still my favourite book from this year so far!
        Ohh in that case I can’t wait for you to read them and I really hope you love them, same with The Jungle Book as well! 😀


  2. I want to read Vicious toooo!! 😀 😀 The only book I’ve read from her is This Savage Song and that alone was enough to convince me that she has an amazing talent! Great post by the way. Hope you’re having a blast in Korea! 😉

    – Lashaan

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    1. Thank you Lashaan! I did have a splendid time, and can’t wait to dive into some of V.E Schwabs books. Vicious is truly amazing, and you have to read it sometime, you won’t regret it for sure 🙂


  3. Ahh, I really need to read Vicious! I read A Darker Shade of Magic and I fell in love with V.E. Schwab’s writing. I really want to read The Way I Used To Be. It sounds like a really important one.

    Thanks so much for the tag! I’ve done this one already, but I appreciate the thought 😊!

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  4. Lauren, thank you for commenting 🙂 I’m sorry that I tagged you, after you had already posted! I finished this tag at the end of June, and because it was scheduled to post so late, I forgot you would have already done it!
    Please read Vicious, it’s truly amazing! I can’t wait to read The Way I Used To Be as well.


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