Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Wow I honestly can’t believe we have little over a week left of June. I find that so crazy. It feels like just yesterday that I was anxiously waiting for Bookcon to get here. Bookcon came and went and so did the rest of June. I have to say I am pretty excited because I have a vacation coming up in July but I do wish things would just slow down a little bit.

So I have been seeing a lot of people doing this mid-year freak out tag. It was created on youtube Chami & Ely. I thought it would be really fun to do. Yes I am freaking out a little bit but I’d like to share with you guys my reading experience so far for half of 2018. I am interested to see how I feel at the end of the year. So let’s dive in!


Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

Lying In Wait

Lying in Wait By Liz Nugent

Okay are you guys really surprised that the best book I read so far was a thriller? I honestly really enjoyed this book so much. Plus I find myself randomly thinking about what happened in this book a lot. It was so well done. I really enjoy how different Liz Nugent’s books are from other thriller authors because they are so character driven.

Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2018?



Still Me

Still Me By Jojo Moyes

I was a little skeptical about this book. I wasn’t a big fan of the second one. I decided to give it a chance anyway. I actually really enjoyed this. I was happy to see how Lousia’s story ended.

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To?
The Death of Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. Westaway By Ruth Ware

I have been anxiously awaiting this release since I first heard about it. I have the arc of this I just haven’t gotten to it. I can’t wait to read it! I’ve been hearing such good things about it.

Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year?

The Cheerleaders

The Cheerleaders By Kara Thomas

I am so excited about this book. I almost got an arc of this at Bookcon but by the time I got to the front of the line there were none left. I am so excited for this one!

Biggest Disappointment?

the favorite sister

The Favorite Sister By Jessica Knoll

I read the author’s first book a little while ago and I didn’t love. I wanted to give this book a chance because it sounded like something I would love. I read the first chapter and was really into it. Then by my second chapter I didn’t even want to pick it up. I ended up dnfing it.

Biggest Surprise?

Ace of Shades

Ace of Shades By Amanda Foody

When I first heard about this book, it sounded amazing. I decided to sign up for the street team. I wasn’t sure how I would like the book. I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy it as much. I ended up loving this book a lot. I really can’t wait for the second one.


Favorite New To You Or Debut Author?

nice try, jane sinner

Nice Try, Jane Sinner By Lianne Oelke

The moment I heard about this book, it sounded like something I’d really enjoy. I am pretty sure this is Lianne Oelke’s debut novel. I ended up loving it. I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.


Newest Fictional Crush?

I honestly can’t think of any fictional character that I read this year that I really have a crush on.


Newest Favorite Character?

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

I know Evelyn Hugo did a lot of messed up things in her past but I can’t help but like her as a character. She has such an interesting story.

Book That Made You Cry?The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

I wasn’t going to repeat a book but the moment I mentioned it in the last question I remember crying over this book. I am not sure what other books I ended up crying over this year. So I decided to go with this one again. This book was intense.

Book That Made You Happy?

So Close to Being the ShitSo Close to Being the Shit, Y’all Don’t Even Know By Retta

I really enjoyed this book a lot. I found Retta’s story super enjoyable. She is so funny and I couldn’t help but laugh majority of this book. I can’t wait to reread this with the audio book.

Favorite Book-To-Film Adaptation?

I only read one book-to-film and I didn’t really love the book. So right now I don’t have anything to put here.

Favorite Post You Have Done This Year?

I started talking about the movies I’ve been going to see. So my Movie Wrap-ups are my favorite. I linked my last wrap-up.

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?

Outsider X RD5B

The Outsider By Stephen King

I just love how creepy this cover is. I think it’s so cool looking.

What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?
Oh man I have so many books I really need to read. Here are some I’d like to get to.

Have you guys done this tag? If so link me back to your post so I can read it. What are some of your favorites of the year? Let me know in the comments below.


10 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

  1. The Cheerleaders sounds really interesting, adding it to my TBR! I keep hearing amazing things about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, I should really get to it soon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I was really hoping to get an arc of Cheerleaders but they were all gone by the time 😦 I requested it on Netgalley but I haven’t heard anything. I mean thankfully it comes out next month just not until the end of the month. Omg The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was amazing. I think you’ll really like it.


  2. We are in agreement on the Favorite Sister being super disappointing. It was really meh… 😦

    Your Outsider has a really nice cover! Mine is plain red with that creepy dude.

    I saw the Cheerleaders just yesterday on another blog, and it’s quite intriguing!

    Happy reading for the second half! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yeah I was upset. I use to be really into reality tv so I was sad when I found myself slowly trying to read the second chapter.

      Aw, I saw that cover of The Outsider but deff more of a fan of the black cover.

      Yeah The Cheerleaders has been one of my most anticipated releases. I really like Kara Thomas’s writing. I am sad I have to wait until July 31st to get it. I feel it will be here before I know it.

      Thank you!! Happy reading as well 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve seen so much hype around The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo! I keep meaning to get to it but I just haven’t had a chance. I also wasn’t a big fan of Jessica Knoll’s first book so I kind of figured the second book wouldn’t be for me. I’ve had my eye on The Outsider! I don’t know if I’d actually read it but the cover is so creepy.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yeah I feel everyone who has read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo loved it. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. Yeah I should have realized after not liking Jessica Knoll’s first book I might not like her second. I just wanted to give her another chance. After these two books, I will not be picking up anything from her again. I also heard really good things about The Outsider. People have been saying you should read his Bill Hodges series first before you pick it up. The cover is awesome.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s