When I saw the the Mid Year Freak Out Tag on Kat and The Orangutan Librarian‘s blogs, my immediate reactions were…
- WHAT this must be a joke! Last time I checked the year just started and it was like February or March…
- But WAIT. It’s JUNE
- Actually, we are kind of halfway through June
- And June is the sixth month of the year- WHAT?!
- Cue the freaking out moment.
There are so many things I haven’t yet done, books I haven’t read, stories I haven’t written, places I haven’t been, food I haven’t tried… the list goes on and on!
(Am I the only one who feels this way here!? Anyone out there thinking “yup, I am fully aware that it is the middle of 2018 and happy with it”?)
BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ YET IN 2018
I’ve rambled enough about The Book Thief, which is my favourite book of all time.
BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2018
Does the fourth book in a series count as a sequel? In that case I absolutely MUST choose The Goblet of Fire, which is my favourite Harry Potter book so far during my re-read.
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO
After I read Beth’s review of Circe, I feel like I MUST read it. It is such a different book than the type I usually read, and I really know nothing about Greek mythology (like, not a thing) but I am excited to try something new!
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR
After speeding through Warcross, I felt like I HAD to read the second book in the series RIGHT away. In fact one of the upside of this year being half over is that we are this much closer to the release of Wildcard! Who else is super excited for this release!?
The Sun is Also a Star was just not for me.
I knew going into We Were Liars that there was this epic plot twist at the end. Still, I did not see that coming.
FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR
Emergency Contact was one of my favourite YA contemporary books this year. I’ll be looking forward to reading other books by Mary HK Choi!
NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH
Peter in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is swoon-worthy 🙂
NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER
I haven’t given much thought to Neville Longbottom the first time I read Harry Potter. Now I realize he’s kind of pretty cool.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
The Diary of Anne Frank, even though I knew what was going to happen at the end.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
Leah on the Offbeat was a fun read! Oh the Simon and Blue cameos made me happy ❤
FAVOURITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION
Love Simon was perfect. Just perfect. *Happy sigh*
FAVOURITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR
Oh wow this is a hard question! I’ll have to go with 27 Things that I Learned At 27, a compilation of all my reflections about being older (and wiser!)
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR
It’ll have to be this vintage edition of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier that I found at a second-hand bookstore:
WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR
EVERYTHING!? Well, seriously, if I had to pick, here are my absolutely MUST-reads by the end of the year:
Everyone and anyone who is freaking out right now 🙂
What are your favourite reads of 2018 so far? What are your plans for the second half of 2018? How would you answer some of these questions? 🙂
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