ThursTAG: Mid Year Freak Out

Happy ThursTAG everyone!

I’m taking on the Mid Year Freak Out Tag today… we’re more than half way through the year now, so I thought it was about time that I had a go at this! I have a feeling there’ll be a lot of cheating here… sorry not sorry!

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THE BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ THIS YEAR

This is going to be hard because I’ve read 100 books this year…

  • Musical Truth: A Musical History of of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs by Jeffrey Boakye (NF)
  • Don’t Breathe A Word by Jordyn Taylor (YA)
  • Vulture by Bex Hogan (YA)
  • The Invisible by Tom Percival (PB)
  • Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll (MG)
  • Shipwreck Island by Struan Murray (MG)

THE BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ THIS YEAR

I can’t not give this to Vulture by Bex Hogan. I’m not sorry at all but those books just have my total heart.

NEW RELEASES YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO. 

I have SO MANY books that I need to read. The most recent purchase I made was Secrets of the Stars by Maria Kuzniar (the sequel to The Ship of Shadows, which I adored last year!)

MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR. 

So many ok? I love books.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

There’s been a couple of graphic novels that I’ve read that haven’t been my jam, but my kids have loved!

BIGGEST SURPRISE

The Dog That Saved the World Cup by Phil Earle. I didn’t expect that book to make me cry… but it did, ha!

FAVOURITE NEW TO YOU OR DEBUT AUTHOR

Mina and the Undead by Amy McCaw. I have the absolute joy of knowing Amy through blogging and I utterly adored Mina when I read it that I’ve bought it for at least 4 other people!

NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

I don’t have one that jumps out at me right now – I’m sure there is one though!

NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER

Can I steal last year’s answer and say that it’s all of them? I ALWAYS fall for the characters in books. It’s the characters that keep me reading, not necessarily the plot!

BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

HA. I’m Steph and I cry at most books. The last book I read that made me cry? The Crackledawn Dragon by Abi Elphinstone.

BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

A bit like the last question, a LOT of them have made me happy for SO MANY DIFFERENT REASONS. I’ve read books that have been good for my soul, books that have been great for my shipper heart and books that have made me laugh!

FAVOURITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION

I don’t think I’ve watched many/any! I’m not a MASSIVE film watcher tbh!

FAVOURITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR

Erm… maybe my one year running celebration post?

MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR

LOL. I don’t know man. I love them all.

WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR

All of them. Whatever I’ve got to read ha! I have SO MANY.

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And that’s it… OF COURSE I cheated ha!

What do you think? 
Do you agree with my thoughts?
Do you fancy trying this? (It’s much harder than it looks… TRUST ME!)

S x

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