Hi guys! It’s getting close to the middle of the year (just imagine a customary remark about how time flies here) and that obviously means it’s time to do the Mid Year Freak Out Tag! I think I did it in September last year, so at least I’m getting better at time-management.
1. The best book you’ve read so far in 2018
2. The best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018
3. A new release you haven’t read yet but really want to
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
5. Your biggest disappointment
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman. I wanted to love it so much, but it gave me nothing. The plot was slow, predictable and uninteresting, and I didn’t feel connected to or care about a single character.
6. Your biggest surprise
Songs of Love and War by Santa Montefiore. I’m still a little surprised by how much I love this book, it’s so different from my usual reads, but so wonderful.
7. Favorite new to you author
It’s gotta be Fiona Mozley, her prose is absolutely brilliant and I’m very excited to read whatever she writes next.
8. New fictional crush
Sorry, but Patrick from Perks is still my one and only.
9. New favorite character
Mia Corvere, she’s my bi Slytherin daughter and I love her. I don’t know how to deal with the fact that the third book doesn’t come out until September 2019. I’ve also fallen in love with Jude (The Cruel Prince) and Rielle (Furyborn), anti-heroines are my kryptonite.
10. Book that made you cry
It’s funny, I didn’t have an answer for this question, but then I actually teared up a little while reading Weird Girl and What’s His Name on the bus this morning, so there’s that.
11. A book that made you happy
Tash Hearts Tolstoy is the book I’ve related the most to sexuality-wise in my whole life which was really cool, weird and wonderful. It’s also a really delightful contemporary with a focus on friendship that made my heart feel so full.
12. Favorite book to movie adaption that you’ve seen this year
I freaking love Killing Eve! It follows a sociopath assassin and the M.I.5 agent who’s trying to catch her, and explores the super messy, complicated bond they develop.
13. Favorite post you’ve written this year
I’ve loved writing so many posts this year, but my favorite’s In Luna Lovegood’s Library. Recommendation posts are always my favorites to write and I love making aesthetics.
14. The most beautiful book you’ve bought this year
Definitely The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill! It’s stunning!
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year
I think I really need to finish some series, like seriously. Starting with these three: