Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

So, I had a different post planned for today but I didn’t have the information I needed so I scrapped the idea. I wasn’t going to post anything today. But then I remembered I wanted to do this tag! So, let’s get into this really quickly before I lay my son down for bed! I’m not sure who the creator of this is. I did it quick.

1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017

I had a different option for this but then I saw the next question so I changed my answer for this one!

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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I loved this book so much. Everything about it. 5/5 stars. I didn’t write a review for this book because I personally didn’t think I would have been able to do it justice. I wouldn’t have been able to convey just how much I think everyone should read this book. Please, everyone read this book.

 2. Best Sequel You’ve Read so far in 2017

This was not even remotely difficult for me to choose.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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I absolutely adored ACOMAF. I read ACOWAR but I did not like it nearly as much as I loved ACOMAF. You can read my full review of ACOMAF here and ACOWAR here. I warn you, I haven’t looked at my ACOMAF review since I wrote it. So I’m sure it’s a jumbled mess and just bad.

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To

Can I just say all of them? Is that an option? I decided to go with one I already own to help limit the options.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I’m writing this at almost 9pm so it’s dark out. I don’t have time to take pictures tomorrow before this goes up so I’m not going to include a picture. Since I don’t have the picture to link, you can purchase this book here.

4. Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year

Another easy one. I’ve been anticipating this book since October of last year.

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

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Please, if you haven’t read Stalking Jack the Ripper, please read it! It’s the book that got me back into reading young adult and it makes me happy to just think about the fact that the sequel will be out in about 3 months!

5. Biggest Disappointment

A Court of Wings and Ruin. The pacing of this book just killed me. I could have had it done so much quicker if I just skipped the entire middle. And I wouldn’t have missed much. But that’s not to say I despised the book. I gave it 4 stars on GoodReads (Actual 3.75). I did have a lot of problems with it, though.

6. Biggest Surprise

It Had To Be You by Lizzy Charles

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7. Favorite New Author

I was going to say Lizzy Charles but I’m going to change it up. I’d have to say Francesca Zappia. I am currently buddy reading Eliza and Her Monsters with Donna from Mom’s Book Collection. We both absolutely love it.

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8. Newest Fictional Crush

I’m horrible about having fictional crushes. I read a lot of romance with swoon-worthy boys but they always end up in a relationship I don’t want to break up. As I was writing that, I thought of someone!

I would have to go with Jase from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I just finished this book this morning and, um, what? I don’t know how to react to it. But I did love Jase.

You can buy City of Bones from Amazon here.

9. Newest Favorite Character

I’m going to have to mention Eliza and Her Monsters again. I absolutely adore Eliza. I relate to her so much! I feel like this book is my life.

10. Book That Made You Cry

Repeating another answer. The Hate U Give. I cried. This book was just so emotional. Still recommend it.

11. Book That Made You Happy

Orange by Ichigo Takano

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12. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought So Far This Year (Or Recieved)

Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

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13. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End Of The Year?

I’m going to cheat and say all of them. I don’t think that far ahead. And I don’t stick to my TBRs so I’m not going to be holding myself accountable.

14. Favorite Book Community Member (Blogger, Booktuber and Bookstagrammer)

I’m going to mention a few of each of those! If I mention them in one category and they have another (like a Blogger has a Bookstagram), I won’t be linking to it but you should definitely check them out! I don’t know too many bloggers. Please, recommend some below!


Jessica Marie 493
Mom’s Book Collection
A Thousand Lives of Frankie Lovely


Books and Lala
Pages and Pens
Hailey in Bookland
Hardback Hoarder
Chelsea Dolling Reads
Problems of a Book Nerd
Super Space Chick


French Toast n Books
Dark Faerie Tales
Book Slayer Reads
Belinda Missen
Poodles Ponies Peonies
Library Looter
Critic Uncritical Bookworm

Bookish Shops:

Enchanted Fandoms
Otter Nonsense Designs
In A Paper Forest

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed. If you haven’t done this tag, you’re tagged!

Happy Reading!


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  1. You’ve made want to go buy It Had to be You and Eliza and Her Monsters now!
    I can’t wait to get to those soon. 😊
    Also, I did the wrong version of this tag, cause mine did not have a question 14. 😕 oops.
    Love all your answers! 😊

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