Mid Year Freakout Book Tag!!

Hello everyone!

Did I hear myself right?? Are we halfway through 2020? Part of me feels like the year has flown by, but the other part of me feel like 2020 couldn’t pass any slower haha. It’s been a trainwreck of a year so far, hasn’t it?

Anyway, as usual during this time of the year, we freak out a bit because there are so many great books we haven’t yet read yet!! And there are also amazing books that we’ve read that we want to shout about!! I always have so much fun doing this tag. Thank you to Caro for tagging me. Please check out her version of the post which is so fun to read. Credits go to Earl Grey Books and ReadLikeWildFire for creating the original tag although the video has since then been removed.

Best Book you’ve read so far in 2020?

Hands down, the books in the Nevermoor series. The characters and the magical setting had me immersed in the story right away. It gave me all the Harry Potter vibes! Once I started reading I couldn’t stop!

Best Sequel you’ve read so far in 2020?

I really enjoyed Scarlet, Cress and Winter which are books 2, 3, and 4 of The Lunar Chronicles series. Each book had a pair of fascinating characters with great chemistry, and a great story to boot. This is one of the few series I can think of that don’t suffer from the middle book syndrome. Each book was fast-paced and full of action. I couldn’t stop reading once I started.

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?

I’ve heard lots of great things about You Asked for Perfect, published March 2019, however I haven’t had a chance to read it yet!

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

Oh boy I’m really looking forward to the third book in the Nevermoor series, Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow which is to be released in August 2020!

Did I mention that I’ve been also waiting for the Mulan remake?!! I loved the old animated Disney movie and to be honest I am nervous that this one will be different (and sounds like it will be) but still I’m very very excited!!

 Biggest disappointment?

I enjoyed most of the books I’ve read this year so it’s hard for me to answer this one. I’ll go with The Bride Test because I didn’t like it as much as the first book in the series.

Biggest surprise?

It has to be Front Desk!! The cover looks fun and whimsical but this book actually talks about racism and the cycle of poverty and other tough stuff. I liked how it follows the story of a girl who immigrated from China with her family, which I could relate so much to.

Favorite new author (Debut or new to you)?

Kelly Yang is a new-to-me author of MG and YA books that I will be following intently ever since reading Front Desk!

Newest Favorite Character?

I like Jacob from City of Ghosts! His friendship with Cassidy is so adorable!!

Book that made you cry?

Too many hahahaa! I’m a bit embarrassed to list all the books that made me cry but here they are

Book that made you happy?

Space Case was a really fun and fast-paced MG mystery that I was happy to read. It was also very addictive!

Favorite Book to Movie Adaptation?

Little Women! Pssst… I cheated a bit here though, since I never read the original classic.

Favorite Review?

Here’s my review of Daisy Jones & The Six!

Daisy Jones & The Six

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Too many to list!! Here is a snapshot.

I tag these awesome people: The Orangutan Librarian, Marie, Olivia, Vee, Malka, and Annie.

How would you answer some of these questions? What are some of your favourite books you’ve read this year? What books do you still need to read?

36 Replies to “Mid Year Freakout Book Tag!!”

  1. Thanks for the tag, Sophie!!! I love all the MG books you listed in this post. I don’t typically read MG so I think some of these might be a nice way to switch up my reading 🙂


    1. Hi Annie!! I only started reading a lot of MG this year and fell in love with this category of books. I love how light and heartwarming MG books tend to be. Hope that you will enjoy some MG books as well!

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  2. I’m also tentatively excited about the new Mulan movie! The original is one of my favorite Disney movies, and I’m a little sad that this new one seems to be so different, but I think it could still be great??
    Ahh I also love Jacob from City of Ghosts so much ❤ And I’m the same that I cry in SO many books. Good luck with your reading in the second half of the year!!

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    1. Yes I loved the original Mulan movie and wouldn’t have wished for it to be different, so I’m not sure about this new one, but we’ll see?? Hope that we’ll both enjoy it 🙂
      Aw we are both marshmallows when it comes to books! Hope that you will find many more great reads in the rest of 2020 too!


  3. I really enjoyed reading your answers for this, Sophie! Thank you so much for tagging me in this, I’ve been wanting to participate so I’m really excited about that. ❤️ Wishing you the happiest reading! I hope you enjoy You Asked for Perfect and Amina’s Voice because I loved both of those. I also really loved seeing all your middle grade recs in this post, you give the best MG recommendations! xx

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  4. Im seriously going to have to get the Nevermoor books out of the library soon. I’ve seen it compared to HP so often and I have to know more. It’s lovely that you’ve enjoyed so many middle grade books. I don’t seem to cry in books?? Movies yes, books no. At least not yet. I hope you love the rest of your 2020 reads ☺️

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  5. Darn it- I posted this yesterday before I saw the tag! have to use this for next year 😉 I really want to read Nevermoor- I have a copy- so excited to see it was your favourite of the year so far! Loved the sequels in the lunar chronicles too. Awesome answers!

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  6. This is always my favorite tag and I loved your answers! I also adored The Lunar Chronicles and I definitely think that the series got better and better with each book. The Cassidy Blake books are so adorable and spooky, her relationship with Jacob is my favorite part of the story for sure.

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  7. Thanks so much for the tag, Sophie! I can’t wait to answer all of these questions!

    You Asked For Perfect is so, so good! I love that book and I really hope that you love it as well! I’m so glad you plan on reading it by the end of the year!

    Also, I felt similarly to you about The Bride Test! I thought everything about The Kiss Quotient was perfection, and although I still liked The Bride Test, it was also a bit disappointing because it didn’t live up to the amazingness that was The Kiss Quotient!

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  8. This year has honestly been so weird 😱 So happy to see you doing the Tag though ❤
    I’m so happy to see that you also loved the Lunar Chronicles books, they were so great and entertaining to read and I definitely need to do a reread soon 🥰 I also hope that you get to You Asked for Perfect, I recently read it and enjoyed it so much. I also hope that you’ll read Jackaby as it has been one of my favorite books this year 😊

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    1. Hey Caro! Yes it’s been a strange and tough year. 2020 hasn’t given me a break yet haha.
      I definitely have The Lunar Chronicles series on my to-reread list. Glad that you liked You Asked for Perfect and Jackaby and I’m so excited to read them 🙂

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  9. i really can’t wait to read Nevermoor! i’ve heard such good things 🥺🥺 also, i love Little Women so much too! i’ve also never read the book though, hehe. but the movie really deserved its best picture nomination! the costume design was so good, and idk, the movie was just so wholesome, and i adore how everyone ended up. i also like that this adaptation didn’t villainize Amy & gave justice to her character
    wishing you an amazing rest of your reading year ❤

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    1. Hi Caitlin 🙂 Glad that you also enjoyed the Little Women movie. It was truly a wholesome movie that captivated me the entire time. I hope that you will enjoy Nevermoor when you have a chance to read it 🙂

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