I was thinking of doing a book tag for a long time, but whenever I answer them, I always forget to post them when I’m done answering them.
This is the Mid Year Book Freak-out Tag, and I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I want to try it out, because why? It’s fun. I found this tag on YouTube, and decided to do it on my blog.
The original creators are IsThatChami and Earl Grey Books. They’re all on YouTube, so you can check them out.
Let’s get started.
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018.
I really enjoyed Jodi Picoult’s and Samantha Van Leer’s Between the Lines. Never tried a Jodi Picoult book, and now I’m glad I did. The concept was beautifully written, and the plot was so good. I couldn’t put the book down. The characters are well fleshed out and it was interesting to see an idea like this become a real book. But who could have thought that if you read between the lines, something magical could happen.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018.
I did read a sequel, but it didn’t become the best.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
Although Scythe by Neal Shusterman isn’t a new release but is a book I have not read yet. I recently picked it up, and I can’t wait to read it and share my thoughts with you.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
What’s If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. I’ve read Becky’s debut, The Homo-Sapiens Agenda, and The Upside of Unrequited Love last year, and I did enjoy them. Although her second book was a little bit slow in the beginning…but overall still a good read. And I haven’t read anything by Adam Silvera so I’m keen to read this one.
5. Biggest disappointment.
I wanted to try reading a mystery novel ever since my auntie got one for Christmas last year. The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark. The title and plotline were intriguing but the writing style just wasn’t for me. The author switched too much to other characters in the story, and there were too many flashbacks too. I couldn’t keep track on whom I’m reading about. So I DNF it.
6. Biggest surprise.
Soliloquy by Azian Hashim is one of my biggest surprise. I’m not a fan of modern poetry but hers just became my favourite.
7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
I decided to pick up Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard, because I am try reading more LGBTQ Young Fiction. I have been eyeing that book at a bookstore since last year, and didn’t seem to pick up. But I should have bought it sooner! Oh boy, this book is too juicy to put down. The main character, Pen is so bad in many ways, but good ways. Her personality is too different than mine. It’s interesting to see her growing in tough situations, and how will she react in them.
8. Newest fictional crush.
I would say Prince Oliver from Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult’s and Samantha Van Leer. He is all I want in a man. He’s confident, he tries but doesn’t give up, witty, mentally stable, has a good personality, and determined.
9. Newest favourite character.
Uhh I don’t have a favourite….yet.
10. Book that made you cry.
I don’t think a book did that.
11. Book that made you happy.
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard. The main character, Penelope Oliveria, I love how she stands up for herself and her friends.
12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
Scythe, because there’s like a grim reaper on the cover, which to me, looks very mysterious. It makes me want to grab it and read it quickly. The cover is just gripping.
13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Desolation by Derek Landy
Fear Street series by R. L Stine
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Cress by Marissa Meyer
14. Favourite review you’ve written this year.
Oh, this one! 👇
15. Favourite book to movie adaption you saw this year.
Umm, I’ve haven’t seen any.
That is all for this tag. I tag anyone who wants to do this tag (it’s lot of fun). Please let me know too, I’d love to join in this fun road with you and discuss more books! Thank you for stopping by. Till next time.
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