Mid Year Freak Out Tag

We are at the end of June and while I planned on doing the Mid Year Freak out tag slightly earlier, I haven’t quite got around to it.  June seems to be the perfect time to start freaking out about all the books that I am yet to read this year.  

BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2020

Startdust by Neil Gaiman book cover
Stardust book cover

There are a couple that I was torn between but Stardust is currently the best I have read this year. 

BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2020

Kingdom of Ash, by Sarah J Maas, book cover
Kingdom of Ash book cover

As i have read a number of series so far this year this was a little difficult to choose but Kingdom of Ash was an amazing sequel and was worth every page. 

NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO

House of Earth and Blood, by Sarah J Maas, Book cover
House of Earth and Blood book cover

I have read a lot of Sarah J Maas this year but her newest release House of Earth and Blood I am yet to read.  While I am taking a break from reading Sarah J Maas I am planning on reading this one soon.  

MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

Tower of Nero, Trials of Apollo, by Rick Riordan book cover
Tower of Nero book cover

I am really looking forward to reading The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan, though I do need to read the Tyrant’s Tomb first.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

Divergent, by Veronica Roth, book cover
Divergent book cover

Currently this is Divergent, I will write about this later in the year. I would like to give it another go but my first attempt reading it did ot go well. 

BIGGEST SURPRISE 

Tower of Dawn, Sarah J Maas, book cover
Tower of Dawn book cover

Tower of Dawn If you have read my review of this I did say at the time that I had put off but it surprised me.  If you are reading the series do not skip this book, not only is it integral to the plot it is also a really good read.  

FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR

This year was the first time I read anything solely by Neil Gaiman and I feel that I should read more of his writing. 

NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH   

I don’t have a fictional crush. 

NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER

Nico di Angleo,  he is such a complex character and he has such a positive influence on Percy Jackson and the Olympians.  I also feel that he is under appreciated by a lot readers.  

BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY 

A lot of books have made me cry this year…though i am aware I cry easily.  The book I cried at most was Kingdom of Ash, but as I have listed that one already I am going to say that it was Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian, as it is heartbreaking. 

BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY 

Good Omens book cover

Good Omens made me laugh so much. It made me very happy at the humor in it was just my cup of tea. 

FAVOURITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION

Stardust.  Though I had seen the film prior to reading the book but it is such a good film it deserves another shout out. 

MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU HAVE BOUGHT THIS YEAR

I can’t remember the last book that I bought but I was bought Name of the Wind and while the cover is dark it is beautiful and have some good contrasts.  

WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR 

I am trying to not commit to any specific books at the moment as I seem to be struggling to get to the books that I have been saying that I will read on my Blog. But I really want to read the Inheritance Cycle this year.  

I want to know what your favourite book of the year so far is? What are you most looking forward to reading in the last six months of the year?  Let me know below.  

7 thoughts on “Mid Year Freak Out Tag

  1. I love reading this tag! Great post. I love Neil Gaiman and need to read Stardust. I’ve had Kingdom of Ash for a while and I need to read it.

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  2. I had read Divergent last year and had found it so gripping that I devoured the entire series. Anyway, everyone’s opinions are different.
    But I do agree with you when you say Neil Gaiman is a great author, even though I have read only one (actually half) book written by him.

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  3. I don’t see nearly enough love for Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. It’s one of my all time favourites, along with Good Omens! If you haven’t read any Pratchett, I would definitely recommend it, especially for the humor.

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