The mid year book freakout tag

Hi everyone! So I did this tag last year and loved writing it so I thought I would do it again this year.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2019 – This is extremely tough seeing how I have already read 41 books so far this year and a lot of them have been really good. If I was to give my top five in no particular order I would say All the things we never said, A girl called shameless, Birthday, A good girl’s guide to murder and The paper and hearts society.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019 – I would have to say A girl called shameless by Laura Steven. Her debut The exact opposite of okay was my favourite book last year so it seems fitting that this was the best sequel I have read this year. However, I will admit that Scar by Alice Broadway came a close second.

New release you haven’t read yet but want to – I actually don’t think there is any books that have been released that I need to read to be honest. I’ve kept up to all of the new releases I was desperate to read this year.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year – I have so many! I love keeping up with new releases from my favourite authors. My most anticipated releases though have to be Places I’ve cried in public by Holly Bourne, In the time we lost by Carrie Hope Fletcher, Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence and Supernova by Marissa Meyer.

Biggest disappointment – I would probably say fated by Teri Terry. I loved the slated trilogy so I was really looking forward to the release of the prequel fated but I felt it was quite slow going and didn’t really live up to the expectation I had of it.

Biggest surprise – I was surprised by how much I loved the extinction trials trilogy. I had been wanting to read it for a while but wasn’t sure on it. However, the first book was 99p on the kindle store so I thought it would be worth a go and I fell in love. I was also very surprised by how much I loved Heartstoppers by Alice Oseman. I have never been into comics but I was really intrigued by this so I picked it up in Waterstones and I loved it! I will definitely be buying volume 2.

Favourite new author (debut or new to you) – I have to say that one of my newest favourite authors has to be Yasmin Rahman. Her debut is amazing and I cannot wait to read more from her. I am also excited to read more books by Lucy Powrie.

Newest fictional crush – I don’t have one to be honest.

Newest favourite character – I would have to say Tabby from the paper and hearts society. I just warmed to her immediately and we are quite similar personality wise so I really connected with her.

Book that made you cry – So in last year’s post I said that a book has never made me cry but that has changed this year. I read Midnight sun by Trish Cook and the ending made me sob.

Book that made you happy – Birthday and All the things we never said both made me happy. They are sad but still give you that warm fuzzy feeling.

Favourite book to film adaptation you’ve seen this year – I actually haven’t seen any! I really wanted to see five feet apart but it wasn’t in the cinemas for very long.

Favourite review you’ve written this year – I love all of the reviews I write to be honest, it’s the reason I write them because I love it.

Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year – I would say that this is between a good girl’s guide to murder or The Hate U Give which has yellow edges!! I also just bought the hufflepuff editions of the first three Harry Potters.

What books do you need to read by the end of this year – There are way too many to name tbh.

There you have it! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and take part in this tag yourself!

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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