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Mid Year Book Freak-Out Tag!

Hello and welcome to my blog!

So far this year my reading is going really well. I’ve somehow managed to read 47 books this year while also keeping up with school work. I’m very proud of this.

Absolutely everybody has been doing the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag recently and of course I’m jumping on that bandwagon too. This tag looks really fun and I’m excited to look back at what I’ve read.

๐ŸŒŸBest Book You’ve Read So Far In 2019๐ŸŒŸ


I genuinely did try to pick something different for this question but this really has been the best book I’ve read so far this year. It was funny yet also emotional with a nice amount of political commentary that I enjoyed. I’ve had to stop myself from re-reading this multiple times. It definitely deserves the hype. My Review.ย 

๐ŸŒŸBest Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019 ๐ŸŒŸ


To be honest I’ve barely read any sequels this year. I really need to get on that. But definitely out of the few that I’ve read my favourite was Crooked Kingdom. I’m annoyed it took me so long to read this series and I’m dying for new content from these characters. My Review

๐ŸŒŸNew Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To๐ŸŒŸ

I have 2 for this and those are Red Scrolls of Magic and Sorcery of Thorns. I love Alec Lightwood and I love magic libraries. I’m dying to read both of these and hopefully I’ll get to them soon when I finally treat myselfย  to some new books.

๐ŸŒŸMost Anticipated Release For The Second Half of the Year๐ŸŒŸ


I did a whole post on my anticipated releases for the rest of the year but the one I would most definitely sell my soul for is Call Down the Hawk. I read tiny snippets online and was ready to die. I’m so excited to see my boys Ronan and Adam again ๐Ÿ˜ญ

๐ŸŒŸBiggest Disappointment๐ŸŒŸ


I’ve been disappointed by quite a few books this year but probably the one that hit me the hardest was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I had high hopes for this but ended up giving it 3 stars. Levi was cute but I just didn’t click with the other characters or the story as much as everybody else seemed too. My Review

๐ŸŒŸBiggest Surprise๐ŸŒŸ


I was not expecting to enjoy this as much as I did considering the fact that this books two main themes are romance and country music, two things I’m not a huge fan of by oh my word I loved this book! My Review

๐ŸŒŸFavourite New (to me) Author๐ŸŒŸ

Without a doubt Jenn Bennet. I’ve read 2 books by her: Starry Eyes and Night Owls (also known as The Anatomical Shape of a Heart). I love her romances and her characters.

๐ŸŒŸNewest Fictional Crush๐ŸŒŸ

I have 3. Please don’t judge me. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Princess Jasmine from the Aladdin movie. How could anybody not love her?
  • Lennon from Starry Eyes. I can’t even remember why I loved him but I do.
  • Lewis Capaldi. No he’s not fictional but I wanted to give him a shout out anyways because I’ve been binging his interviews on YouTube and I’m in love.

๐ŸŒŸNewest Favourite Character๐ŸŒŸ


I absolutely loved Nita. She’s such an interesting character and I’m looking forward to following her story in the next two books.

๐ŸŒŸBook That Made You Cry๐ŸŒŸ9781471116704

I sobbed for the first few chapters of this book. And then I’m pretty sure I sobbed some more near the end. This book was just a rollercoaster of emotions and my little heart couldn’t take it. My Review

๐ŸŒŸBook That Made You Happy๐ŸŒŸ

31521246This was a short story but I enjoyed every single second of it. I read this during a hellish time full of exams and I had one night off so I decided to read this. It was a super quick read but left me grinning ear to ear once I was done.

๐ŸŒŸFavourite Book to Film Adaptation๐ŸŒŸ

I have only watched 2 book to film adaptations: The Umbrella Academy and After.

  • The Umbrella Academy I loved. I would die for Klaus and Five and I’m dying for season 2.
  • After I got dragged to see and you know what I had a good time. I couldn’t make it 100 pages through the book but I let loose a little and enjoyed the movie. The cinema was packed with fellow teenage girls who squealed, gasped and clapped at the barest eye contact. I was in the back stuffing my face and laughing my arse off. I’d consider watching the sequel.

๐ŸŒŸFavourite Post You Have You Have Done This Year๐ŸŒŸ

To be honest I regret every post the moment it’s published but I did really enjoy my post: Bookish Things Iโ€™ve Changed My Mind About. Mainly because it included a gif of a dog with really long ears that makes me go “aww” every time. I recommend reading it just for that.

๐ŸŒŸMost Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year๐ŸŒŸ


In person this book is so pretty. I got this when I went to England at the beginning of the year. I dragged my poor dad, who I hadn’t seen in a year, into the holy land that is Waterstones and made him walk around for about 45 minutes while I just gasped at all the pretty books. (And somehow out of his 3 kids I’m the normal one?)

๐ŸŒŸWhat Book Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year๐ŸŒŸ


All of them but most especially Call Down the Hawk, Red Scrolls of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows.

I like how I say I want to read 2 books that I don’t even own yet when I have so many others on my shelf. Why am I like this?


I was right this tag was very fun. Thankyou so much for reading ๐Ÿ˜‹

Elli xx


5 thoughts on “Mid Year Book Freak-Out Tag!”

  1. Excellent post… RWRB is my favorite too ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    And I hope youโ€™ll really enjoy Red Scrolls and Sorcery of Thorns because I found them to be a lot of fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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