Hello, welcome to another book tag. I saw this tag in a few blogs, namely at Kira’s @FIEITTYREADS and Rogan’s @Signing On blogs, and I thought it would be a fun tag to do, given that it’s past the middle of the year (and I’m already late for it).
1. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015
From the books released this year, it would have to be The One Thing, by Marci Lyn Curtis. Besides fiction, I would also name Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg, and You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day.
2. BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015
This will have to be Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J. Maas, although it wasn’t published this year… it counts, right?
3. NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO
Thor, Vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron (Text), Russell Dauterman (Illustrator). I’m really curious about this comic, I really need to order it.
Also, Made You Up by Francesca Zappia.
4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas… Is it September 1st yet?!
5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, I was just expecting something a bit better. To be honest, I’m conflicted about the book coming out, the sequel, because for one side, this book really sucked, but by another, I kind of want to know what happens to this characters…
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, I’m still obsessing about it and I read it months ago!
It is definitely amongst my favorites of this year, and although I love the Throne of Glass series, I think that this one might even surpass that.
7. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)
My new debut author is Becky Albertalli, author of Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. That book is amazing, and I love love love her writing.
New to me, is Sarah J. Maas. Seriously, how did I go by so many years without knowing about her?
8. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH
The most recent?! Rowan Whitethorn from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.
9. NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER
Shahrzad from The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I’m about to finish the book and this girl is amazing. Seriously, she’s gold!
The book is amazing, by the way, I’m not done yet and I can tell you that it’s going on my favorite pile.
10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
What books doesn’t make me cry, it’s more like it…
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga made me cry big time!
11. BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
This one is easy! Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli really put a smile on my face the whole time. This book, wow, it made me smile and laugh and gasp out loud, lovely, perfect!
12. FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION YOU SAW THIS YEAR
This is a very tough one. I can’t think of any…
13. FAVORITE REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR
Another tough one, I’m not a good critic, especially of my posts… I really liked to review The One Thing this week, but you tell me, which is your favorite review that I’ve written this year?
14. MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT SO FAR THIS YEAR (OR RECEIVED)
Ohhh, this is hard! I guess I have to go with the Shatter Me series, because those covers are just AMAZING! Beautiful beyond words.
15. WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?
Oh, so many! Starting with the series in the photo above, then The Lunar Chronicles, then a lot of others… eheh!!!
That’s it!!!! I’m tagging EVERYONE who wants to do this tag!!
47 thoughts on “The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag”
Very good choices all around!
My most anticipated releases of the year are the sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray and The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I really, really, really want to read that!
has the sequel to A thousand pieces of you came out yet? I’ve seen it on sale online, but I didn’t know if it was pre order or not…
I need to read something by patrick ness
It comes out in November or so I think. Definitely this year though.
I haven’t read anything by Ness yet either, but that book’s premise sounds awesome.
yep, nov 3rd. I need to get the two books together, because their covers are gorgeous and I want them to match!
and i want that patrick ness book too! It’s on my tbr 😀
There is going to be a third book though. As far as I know it’s the Firebird trilogy.
I think our TBR piles are very alike!
lol, yeah, maybe I should be smart and wait for the third one…
I think they are 😀
Oh my goodness, I completely agree with you about ACOTAR…as much as I LOVE the Throne of Glass series, i think might love this one even more.
glad I’m not alone 😀
It was the first Sarah J Maas book that I read, so I think it will always hold a special place in my heart
Me too! also, I think ACOTAR is directed to a slightly older audience. Like, although younger kids can read Throne of Glass, ACOTAR is a bit heavier…am I the only one who thinks like this?
no, it’s true. ACOTAR is New Adult, while Throne of Glass is Young Adult. ACOTAR is for older people, and it can be seen by the sexual content 😉
Hmmmm Tamlin 😉
I have read a total of 0 of these books, I’m so behind on what “everyone” is reading hahaha. I’m planning on reading Simon Vs.The Homo Sapiens Agenda and Throne of Glass fairly soon though. I’m most excited for the first one, I haven’t heard a single bad thing about it 😀
simon is great, I loved the book. I can’t even think about it without a smile on my face 🙂 definitely go for it
Thank you for all the tags and awards 😀 I have 3 waiting for more to do now
i still have a lot of them to get through, just didn’t have much time for it this week.
No hurry 🙂 Even when school starts the week after next, I`ll still make time to do your fun tags 😀
I honestly think that the Shatter Me series has to be one of the book series that has the most beautiful covers I’ve seen. 🙂
I agree!!!! 😀
That Rowan’s fanart tho 😱😱😍😍
The Shatter Me series is honestly beautiful ! And Rowan, he is simply amazing. 😍
I CAN’T WAIT FOR QUEEN OF SHADOWS.
me neither 😀 I have to pre-order it, like, now!
I preordered it months ago, right after finishing Crown of Midnight 😂
that was a smart move 😉
That’s how much I love this series 😂
So many good titles on this post. Thank you for these recommendations! 🙂 I seriously need to get to Maas books!
You do 😉 they’re AMAZING 🙂
YES READ THE LUNAR CHRONICLES!! 😀
I will! probably next month or the next 😀 but before the year ends, for sure!
Modern Romance was such a good book!
I’m supposed to receive my copy of Felicia Day’s book in the mail today and I am excited!
So many of these other books I really want to read!
Some I also added to my tag today! 🙂
😀 Felicia’s book is amazing (just did my review of it today). I hope you like it.
I saw 😀
Great picks! ACOTAR is my favorite book of the year.Have you read the Shatter Me series yet? If not, you definitely have to! I hope you enjoy reading Lunar Chronicles too. 😀
ACOTAR is my favorite fantasy, I should have put it there with the others, but because I was going to mention it after, it was ok 🙂
Started Shatter me today :D, I’ll read this trilogy until the end of this month for sure. The Lunar chronicles is for next month possibly
I hope you love Shatter me series too! *fingers crossed* 😀
so far so good, I’m just 20 pages in, but I’m really enjoying the writing so far
Happy Reading! 😀
Ooooooh! This looks fun! I definitelly have to do this one (:
Thanks for the follow, it is much appreciated.
Especially as I have never read a Harry Potter book, or watched one of the films!
Best wishes from Norfolk. Pete.