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Book Tag: Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

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This lovely tag is brought to you by THREE fellow book bloggers who took the time to tag me in this awesome book tag!  The first is the lovely Margot @Lectito.  If you don’t follow her, you are really missing out!  She is brilliant!  You can read her tag here → Lectito: Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag.  The second fabulous blogger is Casey @AdoptaBookAUS.  Another wonderful blogger who never ceases to entertain me.  You can read her post here → AdoptaBookAUS: Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag.  Last, but certainly not least we have Sammie @Bookshelves & Biros.   Who actually tagged me as I was working on this post and was trying to tag HER in mine.  She beat me to it!  You can read her post here → Bookshelves & Biros: The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag.

Seriously if someone asked me which book bloggers they should follow, I would mention each of these bloggers.  Go check out their blogs and see for yourself.

» Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016


I LOVED this book!  It is such a beautiful coming of age story set in New Orleans during the Civil Rights Movement.  The plot twist literally blew my mind.  I can 100% guarantee that you will not see it coming.   You can read my review here → Book Review: Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal

I actually won an autographed copy of this book when Laura Lane McNeal held a giveaway via Twitter.  It is sitting on my bookcase now in all its glory 🙂

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» Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016


No one is more surprised than I am at how much I am enjoying this series!  I enjoyed book #2 just as much as I did the first book and that NEVER happens to me.  The Dream Thieves focuses more on my favorite character Ronan.  I am currently on book #4 and decided to review books 2-4 together when I am finished with the series.  You can read my review of the first book here → Book Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

» New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To


 Must. Read. This. Book.

» Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year


Because duh.  Just duh.

» Biggest Disappointment


I thought this book was mildly entertaining but that was about it.  I thought the concept was interesting, but was disappointed with the execution.  It could have been so much more.  Not a whole lot happens in this book…

» Biggest Surprise


 This one is for you Lola 😉  I was pleasantly surprised with this book.   I thought it was beautifully dark and eerie.

You can read my review here → Fantasy Friday! Book Review: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

» Favorite New Author


I wasn’t sure if this is asking favorite author that is a new author or favorite author that is new to me… I decided to go with V.E. (Victoria) Schwab on this one since she is new to me.  Holy crap can this lady write!

» Newest Fictional Crush

Hmmmmm… none so far this year 😦

» Newest Favorite Character

Source: Cassandra Jean

Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle for the win!  Ahhh I just lovey dove dove him 🙂  While looking for an image to use for Ronan, I stumbled across Cassandra Jean’s tumblr.  Wow! Her fan art is on point!

» Book That Made You Cry



This book is worth all the tears!

You can read my review here → Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

» Book That Made You Happy


I really enjoyed a good laugh listening this via audiobook.

You can read my review here → Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

» Favorite Book to Film Adaptation

I haven’t actually seen any film adaptations of books that I’ve read this year… I’m not much for movies/TV.

» Favorite Post You Have Done This Year

I really enjoyed writing these posts…

» Reasons Why I Love Book Blogging

» Bookish Facts About Me

» Not Another Book Review for Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

» Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

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This was 100% a cover buy.  I have no regrets.  I have no idea if this is the world’s worst book on the inside, but the outside has it going on!

» What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year

So many books, so little time.  Here are a few books that I know I will most likely get to before the end of the year.  The Nightingale is actually my book club selection for August, so I am super excited to be forced to sit down with this one 🙂

I would like to nominate the following book bloggers to complete this tag…*If they want to of course*

Ioana @booksreenchanted

Jess @The Mud and Stars Book Blog

Annelise @The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange

Lola @Hit or Miss Books

Kirsty @Kirsty and the Cat Read

Lilly @LairOfBooksBlog

Sophie @Book Wish

Annie @The Misstery

Millie @ Milliebot Reads

Amy & Sarah @Lit & Love

Bookscape *I couldn’t find your real name… is it Bella?!


21 thoughts on “Book Tag: Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag”

  1. Thanks for the tag! I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while 🙂 And I really want to read so many of the books you mentioned, especially The Night Circus, The Raven Cycle series, and V.E. Schwab’s book (I’ve got A Darker Shade of Magic on my Kindle but haven’t got round to reading it yet!) Ohh and that Magonia cover is GORGEOUS. I want! ❤

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    1. You are going to be busy with all the tags I’ve been throwing at you 😉. Omg The Raven Cycle!!! I love it! I thought book #1 was good, but they seem to only get better and better! ADSOM is another must read! Have you read any of her work?

      Magonia is indeed a pretty face, but does it have anything going on inside? I think many people say it fell flat 😕. Lots of mixed reviews. I shall find out though 😅

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      1. I am indeed haha! My overall tag list is like 30-strong at the moment. Oops! Ahh that’s good to know – I’m now really excited to read The Raven Cycle. I haven’t actually read any of V.E. Schwab’s books yet, but I may pick up ADSOM this week as I’m going to a YA event where she’s on one of the panels next week 🙂 I’ve heard mixed things about Magonia too, although I almost feel like it’s worth it simply for the beauty it would bring to my bookshelf haha!

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      2. You are going to a event where Schwab is participating in a panel?!?!?! OMG! I’m so jealous!!!! I’m assuming you will do an entire post about the event?! I will live vicariously through you!

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      3. Yesss and Maggie Stiefvater too actually! The event is YALC (which is a part of London Film and Comic Con). I went last year and it was awesome – it’s actually what inspired me to start my blog. I will definitely be doing a post on the event 🙂

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      4. Ahhhhh!!!! All the best book events are across the pond 😢. Maggie Stiefvater is coming to Ohio in October, so I guess I can’t complain too much! I can’t wait to read all about your event!

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  2. Yay you did it! Thanks for the shout out! 🙂 Always love reading your tag answers, and you’ll be pleased to know I have FINALLY managed to order a copy of Dream Thieves from my local library. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and learn more about why you love Ronan so much! 🙂 Also Cassandra Jean’s fan art is SO on point, right? She does so many gorgeous Shadowhunters pieces, too.

    I’m desperate to start reading A Gathering of Shadows, or just any V.E. Schwab in general. I’ve heard so many good things about her writing/world building. WANT NOW.

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    1. Yay!!!! I hope you love The Dream Thieves as much as I did! Actually book #3 is my favorite thus far! How do they keep getting better?! You must read Schwab!!! Like yesterday!!!


  3. Both The Nightingale and The Night Circus are fabulous reads!! I’ve just finished A Darker Shade of Magic and are also looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I still need to do this tag… hopefully I’ll get to it before the end of the week.

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    1. It sounds like we have very similar reading tastes! I cannot wait to read them!!!
      Was ADSOM your first Schwab book? It was mine and wow did she blow my mind with her beautiful writing! Can’t wait for more!


  4. Thanks so much for the shoutout! *blushes* I’m keen to read Salt to the Sea too (I really love the cover). I’ll have to check out Doll-baby. I think you and I have really similar reading tastes!

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