Monday 27 July 2020

Mid Year Freak Out Tag (Better Late Than Never!)

I don't think I've ever taken part in this tag! Honestly, I probably wouldn't have taken part this year either but Tânia tagged me so I figured, why not?
Yes, it's super late for "mid-year" but who cares? 😝

What is the best book you've read so far in 2020?

Nope, can't choose just one...

So I choose: Druid Vices and A Vodka and Lost Talismans and a Tequila by Anette Marie, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller and Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

What has been your favourite sequel of the first half of the year?

I could have chosen Lost Talismans and A Tequila but since I already listed that as one of my favourites this year I switched it up. 😉

Hunting Fiends for The Ill-Equipped was awesome!

Is there a new release that you haven't read yet but you're really excited for?

Not Like The Movies by Kerry Winfrey. I haven't read anything by the author before but I love the sound of this one and the cover is amazing!

What is your most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

No, sorry, can't give just one... There are LOTS. 
Seriously, the second half of the year is going to ROCK! But, more than a few of them don't have covers yet so I'll restrain myself and only choose a couple. 

Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews releases in August and Grave War by Kalayna Price releases in November.

What is your biggest disappointment so far?

Dear Ava by Isla Madden-Mills. It was a perfect example of a misleading cover and blurb.

What is your biggest surprise so far?

The Rich Boy by Kylie Scott. 
It surprised me how much I enjoyed it (5-stars) given how... underwhelming I'd found some of her more recent releases. 

Who is your favourite new to you, or debut author?

Hailey Edwards. 
Her Beginner's Guide To Necromancy series is awesome and saved my sanity during the early days of lockdown.

A book that made you cry?

I haven't cried at a book this year. To be fair, I don't often cry when it comes to books as I tend to avoid those I suspect will be tear-jerkers unless that's the mood I'm in.

A book that made you happy?

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. How could anybody read about Khai and Esme and not be happy?!

Your favourite book to film/TV show that you've seen so far?

Erm... Pass?

What is your favourite post that you've written so far this year?

Erm... I guess it would be Bookish Things That Make Me Smile, Book Titles That Would Make Good Band Names, or Reasons To Love Urban Fantasy.

What is the most beautiful book that you've bought?

You're asking me to remember what I've bought this year?! Oh man... I'm going with Of Curses and Kisses because it's the most recent.

What are six books you want to read by the end of the year?

I'm going to exclude books I don't own and books that haven't released yet from this one and choose six from the bookshelf that I want to get to...

Of Curses and Kisses, House of Earth and Blood, Fangirl, Brooklynaire, Well Met, and Cinder.


  1. I love seeing Daisy Jones among your favorites of the year (so far). That was one of my top faves last year. I usually enjoy Kylie Scott but I haven't picked up Rich Boy yet. Sounds like I need to get on that! Well Met was an absolute joy. I loved that one!

  2. We have many of the same favorite books and looking forward to reading. Great post!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  3. I loved Cinder and Fangirl, so I hope you enjoy those! And there are lots of books coming out this second half of the year that I'm super excited about too.


  4. I am sad to see where you filed Dear Ava. I had my eye on that book, but now I am switching my eye to Rich Boy. I loved a few of those books you hope to read - Brooklynaire, Well Met, and Fangirl were all great. Hope you get to them.

  5. I did this last year but still haven't gotten to it this year.

    It requires a level of concentration that I don't possess right now lol

    Love seeing where you're at with reading right now.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  6. Evelyn Hugo is one of my favorites this year, so I need to read Daisy Jones for sure. The Song of Achilles is also on my bookish radar.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  7. I like your picture choice for the tag! It looks a bit like me when I'm in a flap! I plan to look at that Hailey Edwards and Annette Marie series at some point.

  8. THANK YOU for joining! =D I can't believe I haven't read Daisy Jones & The Six. There are always so many amazing books coming out in the second half of the year (especially in September) that is impossible to only pick one book.

    I'm hoping to read Cinder before the year ends too (well, I'm hoping to re-read it and then read the sequels).

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret


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