Mid Year Freak Out Tag

book tag (4)Hi everyone!!! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I logged on here or even thought about my blog. The last two weeks were pretty busy and exhausting. I took a hiatus to focus on packing and moving to a new city for work and now that I’m settled, I’m happy to be back. I was tagged by Kelly at Another Book in the Wall to do this tag and I thought this would be perfect comeback post. Writing this tag was a great opportunity for me to reflect on the books I’ve read so far -38- and my 2018 reading goals. So, let’s get started!

1.  The Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2018


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

2. The Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2018


A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To


The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

4. Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year


Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

5. Biggest Disappointment


A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

6. Biggest Surprise


The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

7. Favorite New to You or Debut Author


Sabaa Tahir

8. Newest Fictional Crush


Elias Veturius from An Ember in the Ashes quartet

9. Newest Favorite Character


Laia of Serra from An Ember in the Ashes quartet

10. Book That Made You Cry


The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

11. Book That Made You Happy

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Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

12. Favorite Book-to-Film Adaptation


Love, Simon

13. Favorite Post You’ve Done This Year

This discussion post I wrote about colorism and erasure of dark-skinned black girls in YA book-to-film movie adaptations. I was hesitant to post this, but it was deeply personal and I was so happy that other people had similar thoughts about darker skinned brown and black erasure.

14. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year (Or Received)


Going with a pre-order here. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

15. What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?


Everything on my TBR shelf, but especially the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I need to be ready for King of Scars.


If you haven’t done this tag and want to do it, I tag you!

What is your favorite and least favorite read so far in 2018? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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21 thoughts on “Mid Year Freak Out Tag

  1. Oh, so happy you found Sabaa Tahir, I love her Ember books. I’m almost finished A Reaper at the Gates and it’s just been great so far. I think so far my favorite read has been The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer, which was a little weird but just touched my emotions in the exact right way. I haven’t read many books that were disappointments this year…probably one of my least favorites has been the third Dresden Files book, but it was still ok. 🙂

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    1. I’m so happy I discovered her this year because I love her characters and writing! Reaper broke my heart.

      The best books are always the ones that tug on our heartstrings. It was so hard to pick just one book because I’ve read so many good ones.

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    1. I hope you enjoy The Poppy War because it’s really incredible for a debut novel. The beginning is a little slow, but once it picks up it’s so hard to put down. Also, Reaper is good!

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