Danielle from Life of a Literary Nerd mentioned me in her Mid Year Book-Freak Out Tag and I loved the tag so much that I decided to do it as well! The Mid Year Book-Freak Out is not only a great way to look back on the books that you’ve read so far this year, but the ones that you’re craving to read by the end of 2017!
Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Best Sequel So Far You’ve Read in 2017: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Ella is the best, I loved Marie Lu’s illustrations, and I JUST WANT MORE ILLUMINAE FILES (and to not have to wait until 2018 for Obsidio).
Honorary Mention (and the only other sequel I’ve read this year): A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want to: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. This book just came out on June 13th, and I’m so excited for it to come in from my local library system.
Biggest Disappointment: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I still enjoyed this book, but just did not meet all the hype for me.
Biggest Surprise: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr. This book has received a lot of mixed reviews on Goodreads, but I enjoyed it oh-so-much!
Favorite New Author (or new to you): I developed a thing (correction: LOVE) for V.E./ Victoria Schwab this year.
Newest Fictional Crush: Henry from The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Newest Favorite Character: Frances from Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. She was so relatable, plus I want to steal her Monsters. Inc leggings.
Book that made you cry: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour gave me a lot of feels.
Book that made you happy: Once and For All by Sarah Dessen. Everyone needs a Sarah Dessen book in their life, and this was about WEDDINGS (I’m also addicted to this season of Say Yes to the Dress).
Most beautiful book you’ve brought so far this year (or received): Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay. I received this in a giveaway hosted by Emily from BlueEyedBiblio. The cover is so beautiful, not to mention the fact that there’s a NIBBLER HIDING UNDERNEATH!
What Books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I have soooooooooo many anticipated releases for fall 2017, but I’ll keep both categories limited to 5.
Already released– I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo, Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han , Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, Dear Evan Hansen by Steven Levenson, and The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan.
Anticipated releases– Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas, They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, and There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Favorite Book Community Member(s):
Let me know if you’re planning or have done the Mid Year Book Freak-Out Tag in the comments!