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Mid Year Freak Out Tag!

Hey you guys!!

Whoa….. It is already the middle of 2019!??! I saw this tag floating around the blogosphere last week and I was completely in denial, but I got tagged this week so……… I guess I can’t avoid it anymore hahaha.

Thank you The Orang-utan Librarian, Norees @ No Reads Too Great, and Caro @ Bookcheshirecat for tagging me! Please check out their posts too πŸ™‚

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2019

I’ve talked about this for ages and ages already but I really loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which deserves every ounce of hype it’s got! Such fascinating characters and a breathtaking story. Definitely un-putdownable πŸ™‚

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019

Thunderhead was JUST as (if not even more) epic as Scythe!

New Release You Haven’t Read But Want To

I am fascinated by the cover of Descendant of the Crane, not to mention that it is an Asian-inspired fantasy. Count me in!

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of 2019

Now that I’ve finished Scythe and Thunderhead, I just can’t wait for The Toll (November can’t come soon enough!!!) And Orang-utan Librarian just reminded me that Wayward Son will be out this year too!!! To be honest I am a little bit nervous about Wayward Son since in my opinion, Carry On worked really well as a standalone novel, however of course I am really excited to see more of Simon and Baz!

Biggest Disappointment

I really Not Your Sidekick, so I picked up Not Your Villain right away. Loved the LGBT rep but… there was not too much plot going on in this sequel? I was bored to bits.

Biggest Surprise

Although I liked The Gentleman’s Guide, it didn’t really blow me away, so I wasn’t expecting much for The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. However I ended up LOVING it! The main character Felicity is so strong-willed and inspiring, needless to say lots of girl power here πŸ™‚

Favourite New Author

It’s my first time reading Neal Shusterman‘s books (Scythe, Thunderhead). I loved these books so much, so I am definitely on the lookout for more from this author!!

Newest Fictional Crush

Ugh! This question is hard! I don’t have any fictional crushes this year, but……… Can I cheat a bit and pick a fictional crush from late last year??! I watched Crimes of Grindelwald in November and have been obsessed with everything Newt ever since XD

Newest Favourite Character

Evelyn Hugo is cunning, scheming, ambitious and stops at nothing to get what she wants. She is different from me in every single way, and yet I can’t help but relate to her. Really loved how multi-dimensional this character is!

Book That Made You Cry

Flowers for Algernon reduced me to tears!

Book that Made You Happy

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo made me super happy. I grew up reading about the Monkey King and Journey to the West (which are popular fairytale / mythology stories for kids in China) so reading this Westernized adaptation made me feel like a kid again!!

Favourite Book to Film Adaptation

I actually did not watch any book to film adaptations this year? That’s like, super bad right?? However I really loved The Green Book (a 2018 film although I watched it this year) which is a movie named after a book, so… that kind of counts right??

Favourite Post This Year

In general I’ve challenged myself and wrote quite a few discussion posts this year. Here is one of my favourites:

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

I really think I picked up Girls of Paper and Fire because of this magnificent cover πŸ™‚

What Books Do You Need to Read By the End of the Year

I’ve heard good things about Jade City so far so I am definitely looking forward to reading it! Also I am going to get an ARC of Jade War (my first physical ARC ever!!!!) so that’s absolutely on my TBR as well πŸ™‚

I’ll tag these awesome people!

Let me know some of your favourite reads this year!

44 thoughts on “Mid Year Freak Out Tag!

  1. Ahh lovely answers for this tag, Sophie! I loved that you mentioned Evelyn Hugo twice, I really loved this book as well and Evelyn certainly is one of my favorite book characters of all times πŸ™‚ and I can’t wait to read Scythe someday! πŸ˜€
    I hope the rest of your reading year will be awesome! ❀

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    1. Haha yes! Evelyn Hugo was the first choice that popped to mind for those questions and I really couldn’t think of a better answer haha.
      Scythe was a very fun book to read. Hope that you’ll enjoy that one πŸ™‚ Thank you Marie ❀

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  2. Thank you so much for the tag (: I’ve got one more to finish off atm so I’ll probably get it posted over the weekend or early next week.

    I really want to read Descendant Of The Crane too! It sounds amazing and the covers gorgeous; I’ve had a lot of cover love this year :L And I completely agree with you about Newt! He’s just so lovable!! I’m also in love with the cover for Girls Of Paper And Fire but I still really need to read it.

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    1. No worries and no rush!! Whenever you get to this tag is fine. Looking forward to your answers πŸ™‚
      Yeah! Newt is so adorbs hahaha πŸ™‚ Descendant of the Crane definitely has a great cover. I really enjoyed the first half of GOPAF but I didn’t end up loving it as much as I thought I would haha.

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  3. Thanks so much for tagging me – I can’t wait to do this! πŸ˜€ I’m so happy that Evelyn Hugo has been your favorite so far this year. It truly deserves it, in my opinion! And I also love Lady’s Guide so much! ❀ I'm very apprehensive for Wayward Son as well, but I can't wait to read Simon and Baz again πŸ˜€

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    1. Definitely!!! Evelyn Hugo is an awesome book πŸ˜€ Glad that I’m not the only one feeling this way about the Wayward Son. It’ll be interesting though and I am still looking forward to it πŸ™‚

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  4. Ahh one of my favourite tags to read, Sophie! Loved this post!
    I’ve heard so much about Evelyn Hugo. Judging a book by its cover, it didn’t really appeal haha, but the reviews have all been so good!
    Same – I think Carry On worked so well as a standalone (although I can’t really remember the plot so may have to reread before Wayward Son) so am nervous, but can’t wait to see more of the characters!
    Girls of Paper and Fire has such a beautiful cover but I still have yet to read it – sounds amazing though!

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    1. Haha I feel the exact same way about the Evelyn Hugo cover- it is SO misleading and put me off reading the book for the first while. However it really is an amazing book. Hope that you will enjoy it πŸ™‚
      I would definitely have to reread Carry On as well hahaha. It was such a long time ago when I read it that I can barely state the gist of the plot! Glad that I’m not the only one feeling a bit apprehensive, but still I am looking forward to seeing more of the characters πŸ™‚

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  5. Thank you for tagging me Sophie! Sad to say that I haven’t read much this year but I did a lot of rereading so wait for my answers πŸ˜‰

    p/s: the descendant of the crane’s cover is so beautiful and I’ve been wanting to buy it.

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  6. Thank you so much for tagging me in this!!! ❀
    Omg Flowers for Algernon is SUCH a sad book–it was on my tbr for so long because I knew it would be a really sad read. When I actually did get around to reading it I was so emotional!

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  7. I really enjoyed reading your answers– I agree Evelyn Hugo was such a brilliant read!! and I am so excited to read Descendant of the Crane as well– I am finally going to get it soon and I am so excited (so excited, I said it twice haha) I hope we both enjoy it!! And Yes I absolutely love Newt as well— Eddie Redmayne is so brilliant at playing him and I love all his qualities!! And ahh.. congratulations on your first physical arc of Jade War– I really hope you enjoy both the books!!
    I hope you have a great rest of 2019!! ❀

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    1. That’s great that you’ll be getting Descendant of the Crane! Hope that you’ll enjoy it!! I don’t know when I will get to read this book but hopefully soon?!
      Hahaha yes Eddie Redmayne is such a perfect Newt ❀ πŸ˜€
      Thank you and wishing you happy reading as well ❀

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  8. Omg I need to read the Wayward Son. I’ll want to do this tag sometime in the future too.

    Lol now that you’ve once again expressed your disappointment with Not Your Villain, I’m even more curious about it.

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    1. Hey Sieran! I’d love to see your answers for this one πŸ™‚
      Hahahaha I love how my disappointment with Not Your Villain actually makes you more curious about this book XD I am actually curious about what you think of this one when you read it as well! Maybe you will have a different take πŸ™‚

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  9. So excited to see that you’ve done the Tag! ❀ so much YES to all of your choices! I looove Evelyn Hugo and Scythe so much as well, they were among my favorite books last year and I cannot wait to finally get my hands on the Toll 😱 Plus: I have to agree that Newt is adorable, I really, really like him, he’s the star of the movies for me 😊

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