Mid Year Freak Out Tag

First, I would like to thank Sometimes Lynn Reads for tagging me, this is the first time I do tag on my blog, I may continue to do so after this.

WHAT IS THE BEST BOOK THAT YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2019?

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

I finished this book early in the year, it left me speechless that I automatically knew I wanted to read the sequel. I have an advanced copy of it that I plan to read in August or September. This book is one that will keep you turning the pages until you’re at the end and you’d want more. Thankfully Girls of Storm and Shadow will be released in early November, there’s not much waiting left.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE SEQUEL OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR?

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Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me is the only “sequel” I’ve read this year since I started to read the Shatter Me series. Shatter Me has been one of the series I’ve seen a lot of posts about within the community, which made me curious about it. I began to read it this year, even though I took a break due to joining a few readathons, I plan to continue reading it, I have enjoyed it. Find Me (the fourth novella in the series) will be released in October.

IS THERE A NEW RELEASE THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT YOU’RE REALLY EXCITED TO?

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I loved this cover the moment I saw it plus the main character is a reader, do I need to say more? I received this book in my Owlcrate box, I can’t wait to dive into it.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR?

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Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

It’s the sequel to my favorite reads this year so I definitely can’t wait for this one. I am going to prepare myself mentally and emotionally for the roller coaster I will experience when I read this book. If you haven’t picked up the series, I recommend it. I also want to include a trigger warning for sexual assault.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT SO FAR?

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

I loved the Crazy Rich Asians film so I thought the book must be better… I was completely wrong. I borrowed the audiobook through Overdrive to help me finish it faster. This was one of those occasions in which the adaptation was a lot better than the book. After finishing this book, I am not sure if I will continue reading the rest of the series.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SURPRISE SO FAR?

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is another book that I saw a lot of within the community, it was a mixed reaction which made me intrigued to read it. I also recommend to use the audiobook for this one, I loved it! I felt as if I was there with the characters. It also reminded me of A Star Is Born, I truly cannot wait for the adaptation, I hope it’s just as good as the book.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NEW TO YOU OR DEBUT AUTHOR?

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Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

Christine released her debut this year, I really enjoyed it. I liked the writing style and the references she added through the book, I hope she writes another book. I look forward to read other stories from her just to experience something different from her.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL CRUSH FROM THIS YEAR?

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

After reading the book and watching the movie, I really loved Will and Poe too, they were unforgettable characters.

WHAT IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER?

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

My favorite character has been Camila even through the tough times, she supported Billy through this music career and addiction. She’s the one that gave Daisy the opportunity to be free and live her life away from the spotlight.

A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?

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The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

The topic of immigration within the book made me tear especially in Natasha’s situation. I related to her when she expressed her experience about moving to the United States, how she felt during her transition. The ending of the book made me tear up a bit, I still want to see the movie, hopefully soon.

A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY?

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The ending made me cry and happy, I loved the book so much. I was satisfied by the way the story was told. I also love both the US and UK cover (pictured), so stunning.

YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE/TV SHOW THAT YOU’VE SEEN SO FAR?

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

So far, Five Feet Apart is the only adaptation I’ve seen this year that I have the read book as well. The ending made me cry so much, I definitely hope to own the movie soon. I haven’t seen The Sun is Also a Star yet hopefully I will when it’s released on DVD.

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK THAT YOU BOUGHT?

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I purchased this book on my NY trip when I watch to attend WrestleMania. I told my Dad that I wanted to take pictures while we were in Times Square. I showed my Dad this picture, he was surprised by how beautiful it looked, he said it did look for a promo for the book. The cover is stunning as I mentioned before, I am definitely ordering the UK version to have both covers.

WHAT ARE 6 BOOKS THAT YOU WANT TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?

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*Falling For Romance

*Bookish Pisces

*EmilyKateReads

*Bookish Realm

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Mid Year Freak Out Tag

  1. fearlesslynat says:

    Hi! I so agree with your thoughts about Daisy Jones: It was such an amazing story and its characters, although far from perfect, seemed REAL.
    Also, I DNFd Crazy Rich Asians REALLY early on, although I LOVED the movie! Ooh, and as for The Sun Is Also A Star, it was one of my favorite reads a couple of years ago. I’m glad people are still enjoying it through the movie. ❤

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  2. bookloverbookreviews says:

    I totally agree, that’s how I felt with Daisy Jones. With Crazy Rich Asians, I finished because of the audiobook but I was close to DNF it, I am debating if I continue with the series. I did love the movie though, one of my favorite adaptations. The Sun is Also a Star I loved, I want to see the movie to compare it.

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