Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

It’s the 182nd day of the year and you know what that means – time to freak out about the mid year and how little you have achieved. Just kidding! It is firstly to just check with yourself how things are going!

How much I’ve read

I’m ahead by roughly a month’s worth of reading so no need to freak out about this!

What I’ve been Reading

As always, Fantasy rules when it comes to my reading lists (it includes urban fantasy, historical fantasy, high fantasy, etc) while surprisingly, contemporary is a close second (I thought it might be SciFi but then again, I didn’t read much of that so far this year).

I’d say most of my reading choices have been above average when it came to being good reads (for me), with 4 stars predominating the lists. Wish there were more of 4.5 and 5 stars, though.

It was also interesting to chart how many books per month – you can see the dip in March where I was at a low point and so in a reading slump, but then recovered for the the next month and kept going strong.

*Charts were made with the help of Kal @ Reader Voracious’ blog template.

Best Books of the Year so far

I cannot choose just one, but I will distribute them to other categories instead. So this one is for standalones/first books of the year

  Sorcery of Thorns Descendant of the Crane The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

Best Sequels of the Year so far

All of these sequels climbed to 5-star and they were each amazing in different ways!

 In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) The Shadowglass (The Bone Witch, #3) Kingsbane (Empirium, #2) The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) The ​Missing of Clairdelune (The Mirror Visitor Quartet, #2) Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2)

New releases you haven’t read yet but want to

I have a physical copy of Dark Shores but because I have earmarked that for a buddy read (still waiting on them lol) it has been put off for now. For Aurora Rising, I am waiting for Scribd to make it available, and I can’t get The Steel Prince as of now, so I have to wait.

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) Dark Shores (Dark Shores, #1) Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince

Most anticipated releases for autumn/winter

The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) Reverie The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1)

Biggest disappointments of the year so far

The Beholder (The Beholder, #1) Postcards for a Songbird Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale

Biggest surprises of the year so far

Beyond a Darkened Shore Crazy Cupid Love Restaurant to Another World (Light Novel) Vol. 1

New favorite authors

Kerstin Gier Ruby Red

and Jen Wilde Queens of Geek

Your Newest Fictional Crush

Sorcery of Thorns

It is impossible for Margaret Rogerson to not make an adorable love interest; this time it is Nathaniel.

Book that made you cry

Is it really a surprise that all of these are finales for their series?

Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2) The Midnight Star (The Young Elites, #3) The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)

A book that made you happy

Much like last year, I have a shortage of books that are not grim-dark LOL.

Sorcery of Thorns The Switch Up

Most Beautiful Book so Far

So many pretty covers abound but these are my favorites

Descendant of the Crane Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3)

Some books you need to read before 2019 ends

I can’t believe this is still here from last year so I am just copying it word for word: I  want to complete the Hollows series, so

The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12) The Witch With No Name (The Hollows, #13)

I’m skipping the last prompt and instead saying y’all to feel free to use this tag if you haven’t been tagged!

6 thoughts on “Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

  1. I’d really hoped to read Sorcery of Thorns last month but just ran out of time. I’m really hoping I can get to it soon!! 4 stars for most of your books is great. That means you’re at least enjoying most of your books!

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