The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag is always one of my favourite posts to do, I love reflecting on how my reading is going so far within the year. I chose multiple answers for some questions because I just couldn’t narrow it down.
1) Best book you’ve read so far in 2020 –
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas and The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu –
I couldn’t just pick one for this question because I loved them both.
2) Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020 –
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Schusterman –
The Toll is the last book in this trilogy and I loved how this ended. The whole book felt so epic and I loved seeing all the threads in this trilogy come together in The Toll.
3) New release you haven’t read yet, but want to –
A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow
4) Most anticipated release for the second half of the year –
A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood –
I recently made a post about my most anticipated releases of the second half of the year that you can find here but I decided to pick just one from that list for this question. I’ve loved both A Sky Painted Gold and Under A Dancing Star by Laura Wood and I know I’ll love this book.
5) Biggest disappointment –
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers –
I loved the His Fair Assassin trilogy and Courting Darkness is a spin off series from that trilogy so I expected to love it just as much but I was disappointed in the characters and I thought the overall story didn’t flow as well as the His Fair Assassin trilogy.
6) Biggest surprise –
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray –
I was very surprised at how much I liked this book.
7) Favourite new author (Debut or new to you) –
Laura Weymouth –
I’ve read both The Light Between Worlds and A Treason of Thorns this year and I really liked them both especially the writing of them so I can’t wait to read what the author writes next.
8) Newest fictional crush –
I rarely have crushes on characters and this year I haven’t had a fictional crush.
9) Newest favourite character –
Bryce (House of Earth and Blood) and Tori (The Guild Codex: Spellbound) – I love these two characters and I couldn’t pick just one of them, their personalities are so strong and I loved reading about them both.
10) Book that made you cry –
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas –
This is definitely an emotional read.
11) Book that made you happy –
Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1) by Annette Marie –
The Guild Codex is a series I started this year and I’ve really enjoyed every book I’ve read so far. The characters and their interactions together are so fun to read about and I’m very glad I picked up the first book in this series.
12) Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year –
I’ve decided to change up this question to favourite tv show adaptation I’ve watched this year and for this question I chose two shows that were adapted from books but I don’t know if they’ll count for this question since I haven’t actually read the books they’re based on but I thought I’d talk about them anyway. I watched The Expanse and The Witcher this year and loved them both, I do plan on reading the Expanse books sometime this year.
13) Favourite review/post you’ve written this year –
I did a spoiler-filled post of House of Earth and Blood where I just talked about all my feelings for the book. I usually don’t do spoiler reviews but this book was the exception.
14) Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received) –
The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth –
I actually received this book for Christmas last year but I didn’t read it until this year. I love the cover and the spine as well as the inside of it.
15) What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff, Renegades by Marissa Meyer and Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey.
What are some of your answers to these questions?