Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag (2020)

I saw this tag on Noura’s blog. It is called The Perks of Being Noura, and I suggest you to check it out. Anyway, I saw this tag on her blog, and I found it quite interesting. I needed to post something today, and I didn’t want it to be a review. I already posted a review on Monday, and I was looking for something more fun.

This tag was created by Ely and Chami. Here you have the links to their youtube channels.

The Best Book You Have Read in 2020

Most of the books I’ve read so far have 4 or 5 stars as a rating, with few exceptions, of course. The first book that came to mind was Glitter by Aprilynne Pike. I read it this month, and I adored it. I already wrote a review for it, and I was planning on posting it in July. Another book that stained my mind was When We Vanished by Alanna Peterson. It was a young-adult and a debut novel. The sequel will see the light in November (if I remember correctly), and I can’t wait to try it out.

I have to say some words about Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott, which was the book that made me start this blog. It was the first book I read in 2020, and it will be forever remembered. The author will release another book in September, and now because I’m thinking about it, it is not that far away.

The Best Sequel You Have Read so Far in 2020

Well, knowing that last year I didn’t read anything, and this month I focused myself on stand-alone books, or just started series, I don’t have the best sequel to talk about (yet). I am planning on starting A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and I’ve seen that many people like it. I am sure that I will like it too. I also want to read all the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon, and I want to start The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I will have a favourite sequel.

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

We all know about Crescent City, and there are so many reviews written already. So many people liked it, and this makes me want to try it too. I haven’t read any books written by Sarah J. Mass, and I am dying to try them out. I already bought all the books from the ACOTAR series, and I already ordered Crescent City. It will be here in August, but I think I will buy the ebook, just to read it sooner.

I also want to read The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grandy Hendrix. I tried to request an ARC before the publication date via NetGalley, but I got rejected. I still want to read it, and I already ordered the paperback.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Hands down for All This Time by Rachel Lippincott. I already told you how much I loved Five Feet Apart. On one hand, I am scared to read it because my expectations are waaay too high, but at the same time, I WANT IT SO MUCH! The cover is everything.

I also want to read Lore Olympus. It is a comic book you can find for free via WebToon. I already wrote a review for it, and I can’t wait to find the right time to post it. It is a retelling of Greek mythology, and unlike others I tried before, it is not at all poorly made.

Biggest Disappointment

Without a doubt, the biggest disappointment was Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Marby. I’ve been waiting to find the time to read this book since March, and you have no idea how pissed I am I didn’t like it. I felt as if there was no intellectual depth, as if there were just words on a paper, without a meaning. I don’t even remember the ending! At first, I gave it two stars out of five, but now because I’m thinking about it, I’ll give it only one star.

Biggest Surprise

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison, it is your time to shine! It is a middle-grade book, and I don’t usually like those kinds of books, so when I started, I was sceptical. It was a good read, and I could see myself reading the next books in the upcoming months.

Favorite new author

Audrey Davis is the one I will talk about. She usually writes romantic comedies, and before trying her books, I didn’t even know I liked this genre. Her latest book was published on Monday, and I already wrote a review for it.

Newest Fictional Crush

I think I will be going with Percy from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I know he is gay, but he is such a sweety, I can’t help myself.

Newest favourite character

Hades from Lore Olympus. You have no idea how much I loved that book and how much I love all the characters. I especially like Hades because he actually cares for the people around him.

A Book that made you cry

Well, here it is, The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen. This novel has been heartbreaking for so many reasons, yet it made me so happy. I could see myself reading it again, and I could see myself crying as much as I did the first time. I recommend it from the bottom of my heart!

A Book That Made you Happy

The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones! I don’t know if you are allowed to talk about the same book twice, but man this book has been everything. I loved what Juniper and Ethan had, and I loved everything about this book.

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

I do not think there is enough time in the world for me to tell you how many books I NEED to read by the end of the year. My goal for 2020 is 55 books, but seeing how many good books and how many new releases are coming out, I don’t think I will have the time. I will make a separate post with most of the books I want to read. I can’t even begin to think about some books can fit in here!

I would love to see how you’ll make this tag, and if you do it, don’t be afraid to tag me too.

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