Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag 😱

We’re half way through 2020! Let’s discuss our reading year thus far and books we’re excited to read before the year is over by answering the questions to the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag.

  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020.
  2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020.
  3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
  4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
  5. Biggest disappointment.
  6. Biggest surprise.
  7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
  8. Newest fictional crush.
  9. Newest favorite character.
  10. Book that made you cry.
  11. Book that made you happy.
  12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
  13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

(This tag was originally created by Chami: https://youtu.be/EB8OrYHBvM8 and Ely: https://youtu.be/X_Wh0rPGfRg)

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  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi
  2. Problem Child by Victoria Helen Stone
  3. Q by Christina Dalcher
  4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
  5. NosFairytale by Derick M. M. Lewis
  6. The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen
  7. Victoria Helen Stone
  8. No one so far :woman_shrugging:t4:
  9. Zélie from Children of Blood and Bone
  10. Light It Up by Kekla Magoon
  11. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  12. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  13. ‘Need’ is debatable :woman_shrugging:t4::woman_shrugging:t4::woman_shrugging:t4:
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I did the mid-year freak out tag last week! Here are my answers: https://seizetheliber.wordpress.com/2020/06/20/the-2020-mid-year-freak-out-tag/

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  1. Walk Two Moons by: Sharon Creech
  2. Between Burning Worlds by: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
  3. Jo & Laurie
  4. Blood & Honey by: Shelby Mahurin
  5. The Betrothed by: Kiera Cass… Huge letdown…
  6. Woven in Moonlight- was way better than I thought it would be.
  7. Robert Beatty
  8. Shang in Reflection: A Twisted Tale
  9. Serafina from Serafina and the Black Cloak
  10. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  11. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  12. Night Spinner has sparkles in the cover and is just gorgeous (for the cover art)
  13. The Harry Potter series, All of the LOTR books, The next 2 Serafina books, The last book in the Howl’s Moving Castle universe
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  1. The Finders
  2. Meg: Generations
  3. A Good Marriage
  4. Rainbow Bridge
  5. Those Who Hunger
  6. Never Turn Back
  7. Several: Nancy Bush, Kimberly McCreight, Ryan Wick
  8. Michael Maven
  9. Michael Maven
  10. Flowers for Algernon
  11. Chinatown Pretty
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  13. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
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  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020.

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Shadows by Alex North

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

  1. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020.

Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

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

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

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

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

  1. Biggest disappointment.

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

  1. Biggest surprise.

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

  1. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)

Kim Liggett

  1. Newest fictional crush.

Jonah from A Simple Wild.

  1. Newest favorite character.

Miryem from Spinning Silver.

  1. Book that made you cry.

What You Wish For by Katherine Center

  1. Book that made you happy.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

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

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

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

All of my BOTM picks!

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I did an extended version of this tag last week. Here’s a link to my answers! :blush:

The Mid-Year Freak Out Tag of 2020

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  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers)
  2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020: Locke & Key Volume 6 (Joe Hill)
  3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to: The Sin in the Steel (Ryan van Loan)
  4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year: Black Sun (Rebecca Roanhorse)
  5. Biggest disappointment: The Extraordinaries (T.J. Klune)
  6. Biggest surprise: My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Emil Ferris)
  7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you): Lindy West
  8. Newest fictional crush: Nathaniel from A Sorcery of Thorns. We stan a snarky, bisexual sorcerer
  9. Newest favorite character: The entire crew from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. It’s a true ensemble cast that I can’t pick a favorite from.
  10. Book that made you cry: A River Runs Through It (Norman McClean)
  11. Book that made you happy: The Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch)
  12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received): On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)
  13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year? : Hahahahah so many. Gideon the Ninth, We Ride Upon Sticks, Wicked Saints, and The Fifth Season are all on my bookshelf and high on my list.
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  1. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
  2. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  3. My Calamity Jane by the Lady Janies
  4. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  5. Crave by Tracy Wolff
  6. Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova
  7. Nic Stone, author of books like Dear Martin, Dear Justyce, and Jackpot
  8. Nobody just yet
  9. Quan from Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
  10. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (lol I know I keep mentioning this one)
  11. More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood
  12. Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown or the UK cover for Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
  13. So manyyyyyy, but to name a few: The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson, Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles, Finale by Stephanie Garber, and the last three books in the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater.
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  1. Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  2. Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (I’ve been reading a lot of Sanderson)
  3. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown, Beach Read by Emily Henry, and The Exhibition of Persephone Q by Jessi Jezewska Stevens
  4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab and Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
  5. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, I had such high hopes but really didn’t love where the author went with the ending
  6. Either The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel or The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo, picked both of them up on whim and still think about them months later
  7. Brandon Sanderson!!
  8. I don’t think I have one
  9. Every character from the Stormlight Archive but specifically Dalinar and Shallan
  10. The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson both had me messy crying
  11. The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman
  12. Either Trust Exercise by Susan Choi or The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  13. Too many to name but a few are: The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty, the remaining Cosmere books by Brandon Sanderson, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, and the Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
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  1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  2. The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork
  3. The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
  4. One By One by Ruth Ware
  5. The Hunger by Alma Katsu
  6. What Lies Between Us by John Marrs
  7. Blake Crouch (new to me)
  8. None
  9. None, I don’t get super attached to characters
  10. Long Bright River by Liz Moore
  11. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  12. Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
  13. Too many to list!
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Best book you’ve read so far in 2020. - THE HIDING GIRL
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020. - THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S WHITE HOUSE KEEPING SEAL OF APPROVAL
  • New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.- WHERE THE CRAWDADS  SING
    
    Most anticipated release for the second half of the year. I NEED TO THINK!
    Biggest disappointment. MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER
    Biggest surprise. ELEANOR OLIMPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE
    Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you) MIKEL JOLLETE
    Newest fictional crush. RHET FROM THE HOW TO DATE A DOUCHEBAG SERIES
    Newest favorite character. THE HIDING GIRL
    Book that made you cry. HOLLYWOOD PARK
    Book that made you happy. HOLLYWOOD PARK
    Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received) HOLLYWOOD PARK
    What books do you need to read by the end of the year? WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
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  1. Bread & Wune
  2. Postscript
  3. The Vanishing Half
  4. Holidaze
  5. He Started It
  6. Open Book
  7. Kiley Reid
  8. Asher from One to Watch
  9. Daisy Jones
  10. In Five Years
  11. Daisy Jones & the Six
  12. Know My Name
  13. The Vanishing Half, His & Hers, The New Jim Crow
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It was so fun to thing about all of the books I read this year!

  1. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
  2. Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean
  3. Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  4. Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey
  5. Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik
  6. The Deep by Rivers Solomon
  7. Elizabeth Acevedo
  8. Ralston (Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake)
  9. The entire Blackthorn family from The Dark Artifices
  10. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  11. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
  12. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
  13. Kingsbane by Claire Legrand and The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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  • Best book you’ve read so far in 2020 - We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
  • Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020 - Burn Cycle by Joel Dane
  • New release you haven’t read yet, but want to - RomeAntically Challenged by Marina Adair
  • Most anticipated release for the second half of the year - Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • Biggest disappointment - A tie between World Travel by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever and Highfire by Eoin Colfer
  • Biggest surprise - We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
  • Favorite new author - Kate Bateman with the Bow Street Bachelors
  • Newest fictional crush - All four brothesr from Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson
  • Newest favorite character - Sheriff Sunshine Vicram from A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones
  • Book that made you cry - Crescent City by Sarah J. Mass
  • Book that made you happy - Spy x Family Vol 1 by Tatsuya Endo
  • Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received) - The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
  • What books do you need to read by the end of the year? At least 250 to get my massive TBR/actually own down from the over 1,000 it has now reached.
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  1. “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer
  2. “Olive Again” by Elizabeth Strout
  3. “Rodham” by Curtis Sittenfeld
  4. “Troubled Blood” by Robert Galbraith
  5. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
  6. “11/22/63” by Stephen King
  7. Ann Patchett
  8. Billy Dunne from “Daisy Jones and the Six”
  9. Cormoran Strike
  10. “Olive, Again” by Elizabeth Strout
  11. “The Nix” by Nathan Hill
  12. “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett
  13. “Emma” by Jane Austen
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  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020.
    Probably All the Bright Places. That book wrecked me.
  2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020.
    Library of Souls
  3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
    Home Before Dark
  4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
    For me, it’s the final book in the Paradise series by Elin Hilderbrand.
  5. Biggest disappointment.
    I think Little Weirds by Jenny Slate. I didn’t get it.
  6. Biggest surprise.
    The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I don’t know what I was expecting, but the book wasn’t at all what I thought it would be, but I loved it.
  7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
    Maybe Simone St. James? I hadn’t read anything by her until this year and I’ve read The Sun Down Motel and The Broken Girls.
  8. Newest fictional crush.
    Maybe Jonah from The Two Lives of Lydia Bird?
  9. Newest favorite character.
    I read a lot of thrillers, so most of the people are awful. :smile:
  10. Book that made you cry.
    All the Bright Places
  11. Book that made you happy.
    The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
  12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
    The cover? Maybe Home Before Dark because it glows in the dark.
  13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
    Well, I’m 50 books away from my Goodreads goal…
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  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020. The Mirror and the Light - Hilary Mantel
  2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020. The Mime Order - Samantha Shannon
  3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to. Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year. Midnight Sun - Stephanie Meyers
  5. Biggest disappointment. Utopia Avenue - David Mitchell
  6. Biggest surprise. Devolution - Max Brooks (Bigfoot!)
  7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you) Graham Austin-King (Fae Trilogy)
  8. Newest fictional crush. Paul Atreides in Dune (can’t wait to see him played by Timothee Chalomet)
  9. Newest favorite character. Dorian in Starless Sea
  10. Book that made you cry. The Mirror and the Light Hilary Mantel (for obvious reasons)
  11. Book that made you happy. Animal Dreams - Barbara Kingsolver (Her books always make me feel better about the world)
  12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received) Company of Liars - Karen Maitland (paperback)
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  13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Books bought in 2019
Monster of Florence
City of Girls
The Secrets We Kept
Women of the Dunes
A Woman is No Man
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

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  1. Verity
  2. After ever happy
  3. The flat share
  4. Crew
  5. Beach read
  6. 19 miniutes
  7. Renee caralino
  8. Hardin
  9. The girl he used to know
  10. Dancing on broken glass
  11. Nothing to see here
  12. Swear on this life
  13. Where the crawdads sing
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Ellie here from ElliesInfiniteBooks.com!

  1. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
  2. The Damned by Renée Ahdieh
  3. Crave by Tracey Wolff
  4. A Sky in the Storm!!
  5. None so far
  6. My Kind of People by Lisa Duffy
  7. Jennifer Hillier
  8. Bastian for SURE
  9. Soraya from Girl, Serpent, Thorn
  10. In Five Years
  11. Star Crossed by Minnie Darke
  12. Girl, Serpent, Thorn
  13. A Sky in the Storm, Kingdom of the Wicked, Harrow the NINTH!
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