I was tagged by the lovely Steph @ Lost: Purple Quill and Zuky @ Zuky the BookBum! They both have amazing blogs and I was honoured to be tagged by them! Lets just jump right in to the questions!
BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR?
I finally picked up Fight Club this year and I am so glad I did. I somehow made it all these years without having the ending spoiled for me, and my mind was blown! I now want to read everything Chuck Palahniuk has written.
BEST SEQUEL OF 2017 SO FAR?
This was a no brainer for me! Waking Gods is quite possibly my favourite sequel of all time. I can not recommend this series enough!
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO?
I have heard nothing but amazing things about The Hate u Give and I have absolutely no excuse for why I haven’t read it yet. I am definitely going to buy it and read it this summer.
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR?
There are so many books I am excited for but I really want to read Wild Beauty! I hope it lives up to my expectations! I actually have a blog post about this topic that you can find here!
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT SO FAR?
Don’t get me wrong, this was not a terrible book by any means, but it just did not live up to the hype for me! I have a review for this one which you can find here if you want to know more of my thoughts on it!
BIGGEST SURPRISE SO FAR?
I went in to this not expecting much. I enjoyed The Girl on the Train, but not as much as everyone else seemed to! In the end, I actually liked Into the Water better, and I think Paula Hawkins is a fantastic writer!
FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)?
Sylvain Neuvel! He is not a debut author, but I just picked up his Themis Files series this year. I think I have gushed about Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods enough on this blog that you know my opinion on them!
NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH?
I don’t have one! The only fictional crush that I have ever had is Mr. Darcy, and I don’t see that changing any time soon!
NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER?
The unnamed narrator in Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods. Enough said!
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?
I do not want to spoil this for anyone who hasn’t not read it, but this is a heartbreaking and unique book! Emma Donoghue definitely knows how to pull at my heartstrings!
BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY?
Belle is my favourite Disney princess, and it was really fun to read this cute story about her. I smile when I see this book on my shelf!
FAVOURITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION YOU’VE SEEN THIS YEAR?
Hmmm… I do not think I have seen any! But I am going to cheat and say Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 because a graphic novel to movie adaptation counts right?
FAVOURITE REVIEW WRITTEN SO FAR?
I have not been blogging very long so I do not have a lot of reviews to choose from! So, I am going to go with my review for Everything, Everything since it is my first post!
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT OR RECEIVED THIS YEAR, SO FAR?
I was given this edition of The Great Gatsby as a birthday present and I love it! It is so beautiful in person!
WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?
There are so many that I really want to read! These three have been on my TBR for years!! I really hope to get to them this year!
I really enjoyed this tag! I am not sure who has been tagged and who hasn’t so sorry if you have already done this!
Katie @ Booksaremyfavouriteandbest
50 thoughts on “Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag”
You’re the third person to mention Fight Club that I’ve read in the past week- I think this is a sign!
Yes you must read it!
Okay first of all, HOW GORGEOUS IS THAT GREAT GATSBY EDITION!!! 😍😍😍 Wow, I am in awe. I need that edition in my life!
And I agree with Everything Everything! I liked it and I think it’s a good summer read but the ending ruined it for me! And I need to read THUG asap!!!
It so stunning! I just love it!
The “twist” in Everything, Everything is what ruined it for me as well!
I really want / need to read East of Eden too! I’d love to get that cover version of it!
I agree that The Wonder is super emotional, a great book though. Glad to hear the new Hawkins book surprised you, I haven’t read it yet but I will do at some point! 😀
It’s a pretty edition. Just such a long book!!
I think you would enjoy Into the Water!
This edition of The Great Gatsby is so beautiful 😍!, The Wonder sounds interesting, maybe I check it out 😊
The Wonder is really good! She is an amazing writer!
Love your Great Gasby edition!!! It’s so pretty. High-five for Into The Water! 😆
I know! I love it!
Into the Water was great!
I love Fight Club, it’s so good! The ending is one of my favourite book endings ever
I was actually surprised! That doesn’t happen for me very often. So good!!
I’m so glad to know that Paula Hawkin’s new book is awesome. I can’t wait to read it! Great post!
Thanks Jasmine! I hope you like it as much as I did!
The Hate U Give is so fantastic. Among the best I read this year. Your blog is so cute!
Thank you Naty!! I think I’m going to buy The Hate U Give this weekend! Can’t wait to read it!
I’m surprised Everything Everything was a disappointment! I agree that hype can change your opinions…My son’s girlfriend loved it and you would expect that if they made a movie about it, the book would be good, right?
I’m so glad you like Into the Water! Going to pick that one up soon. I’ve heard that it was a disappointment too but I loved Girl on the Train and I’m hoping it will be similar.
I’ve never heard of Sylvain Neuvel…I will have to look into his books!
I thought Everything, Everything was cute but I just didn’t like the “twist.” Too predictable!
I hope you love Into the Water!! I know it has mixed reviews but I really liked it!
I know SciFi isn’t for everyone but Neuvel is an amazing writer!! ❤︎
The Hate U Give was excellent! I personally loved it! Also I’m obsessed with the new Guardians movie, especially Groot. It was so good and I thought it was funnier than the first one. That’s just me though and it’s definitely not cheating lol.
I totally agree! I loved the first one and didn’t think it could get any better but then it did!
I was so happy with it and sequels you never know what could happen. I’m just disappointed we have to wait so long for the next film lol
I have never been disappointed by a Palahniuk book. Haven’t read them all, but quite a few. They’re always wonderfully strange, yet somehow relatable.
That is good to hear! Which one is your favourite? I don’t know very much about his other books!
Choke is my favourite by far. So funny, but in very dark ways. You almost feel guilty laughing.
Thank you! That’s the one I’ll try next then! Sounds like my kind of book.
The Hate U Give is SO GOOD. I have no doubt you’ll love it when you do pick it up! 🙈 Also that Great Gatsby edition oh my gosh. 😍 SO excited for Wild Beauty as well!!
This has made me want to read The Hate U Give even more!!
I’m in love with the cover of Wild Beauty 😍
I need to read Fight Club (and The Wonder….) And I have read THUG and it is amazing and deserves all of the praise it gets 🙂
They are both great books!
I am so excited to read it!!
THUG was amazing! You should definitely read it soon! And I feel you with Everything, Everything, it disappointed me too back when it came out 😦
THUG is happening this weekend! Everyone is raving about it!
YAY! Let me know how you like it!!
Wild Beauty looks so good to me too! Honestly i tried to read Everything, Everything and I just had trouble getting out of the second chapter… ! 😭😅😆
Yeah if you couldn’t get in to I wouldn’t even bother trying again! It was just ok for me!
I am glad that you enjoyed Neuvel’s Themis Files. I have DNF the Sleeping Giants last year but I’m quite intrigued with Waking Gods. Maybe if I’ll be bored I’ll come back to it and maybe enjoy it this time. And… we have the same fictional crush! Oh, Mr. Darcy! I am so inlove with him (Gosh!). Anyway, your choices are nice! I’ll be adding some of these titles on my TBR.
I think you have to be in the mood for Sleeping Giants! I
Isn’t Darcy amazing??
Great, great post! I have yet to read Sleeping Giants and Fight Club, but I’ve heard such wonderful things about both books that I know I need to get to them as soon as possible. I agree with you about Everything, Everything – there was so much hype, and when i DID get to it, I found so much wrong with it, beyond the technicalities. The twist, in my opinion, cheapened the entire book. 😦
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The twist was what ruined the whole book for me as well! I was really hoping that was where the story was going even though I figured it was!
So excited for Wild Beauty! That cover is just gorgeous!! And Guardians of the Galaxy 2 totally counts! That movie was just hilarious! I cried at the end and had to hide it from my entire family! LOL
It was such a funny and sweet movie! I can totally see why you would cry!
I loved Everything, Everything! I’m sorry to hear that it turns out to be a disappointment for you. I haven’t read the waking gods yet but I really want to. I’ve been hearing great things about it. I hope I’ll get to it soon!
I just love it as much as I was wanting to!!
Waking Gods was fantastic!
Haven’t read Everything Everything yet cause I feel like its overhyped😂 and giiiiiiirrrrrrrl can we talk about how beautiful that edition of The Great Gatsby is? OMG😍
I think it was overhyped! I still want to see the movie though!
Isn’t it gorgeous!! I love it!
I loved The Hate U Give, you may find muy review here (if you wanna check it out): https://ravenclawbookgeek.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/the-hate-u-give-review/
Everything, Everything is my read for this week so let’s see how it goes and I’ll add some of of your list to my TBR.
I’m going to read your review right now!
I’m interested to see what you think of Everything, Everything!
Oh The Wonder has such a pretty cover!
It is really stunning!