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Hi everybody! We are officially in the second half of the year (when did that happen?) so it’s time again for the Mid Year Book Freakout Tag! This tag is created by ReadLikeWildfire and Ely Jayne
Though I’ve felt a little slumpy on and off this year, I still managed to do okay in my reading: at the moment I’ve read 39 books of my 2022 goal of 50. So not bad at all. I also wanted this year to be more chill, to rediscover my joy of reading so I’m trying not to stress about goals like amount of books read. I’m just focusing on having fun with my reading and so far that’s working 🙂
So let’s just get started with this bookish freakout!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2022.
Wolfsong was one of the first books I read this year and to this day it’s still my favorite. I fell in love with the world and the characters and the romance and immediately binged all other books in the series (which I loved just as much).
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2022.
HOW EPIC WAS THIS BOOK? I’m so excited for the finale in September now!!!
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
I want to read all the Christina Lauren books, especially their latest release. It’s on my Kindle, I just need to get to it.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Boyfriend Material was one of my favorite reads in 2020, so I am BEYOND EXCITED we’re getting a sequel and more Luc and Oliver <3
5. Biggest disappointment.
I started reading this series because I wanted to prepare for the TV adaptation but… I stopped after book two. I REALLY wanted to like this as I was in that YA summer romance mood and I loved Jenny Han’s To All The Boys trilogy. But I was so frustrated with all of these characters and neither love interest was likeable. I still hope I’ll like the show better though!
6. Biggest surprise.
I read a book that did not contain any dragons or romance and… I liked it?
7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
I’d never read any Rachel Lynn Solomon before, but I LOVED See You Yesterday so much that I definitely need to check out more books by her.
8. Newest fictional crush.
Charlie Lastra may be the perfect (fictional) man and that’s no lie.
9. Newest favourite character.
Ox owns my heart. But so does every single other member of this pack. I love them all so much – BEST FOUND FAMILY EVER!
10. Book that made you cry.
No spoilers for this emotional rollercoaster, but I definitely sobbed a bit.
11. Book that made you happy.
Last year, I chose F.T. Lukens’ In Deeper Waters for this section and this year I’m going with F.T. Lukens’ latest release. Their books just seem to feel like smiles and sunshine and I love that.
12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
HEARTSTOPPER ALL THE WAY, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!
(Though Bridgerton Season 2 is a pretty close second!)
13. Favourite review you’ve written this year.
Hmm, it’s not a book review and more of a show review, but I did the review post I did for Heartstopper? That and Young Royals were my biggest obsessions of the year and I love writing reviews when I’m obsessed 🙂
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is such a GORGEOUS book!
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Sooo many, but here are just a few reads I NEED to read (both upcoming releases and backlist books I still need to get to)
I Tag You!
What are some of your favorites this year so far? And your most anticipated reads for the rest of the year?
I still need to read Something Wilder, too! And really looking forward to finally getting to the new Rachel Lynn Solomon.
Hope we’ll both get to Something Wilder sometime soon 🙂
I hope that Husband Material lives up to Boyfriend Material. That book was so good. I can’t wait for you to read Running Wild. This was fun to read!
I just re-read Boyfriend Material and OMG I forgot how addictively good it was! I also really, really hope Husband Material will be equally amazing.
This was so much fun. Thanks for sharing your choices and this meme. I may do one myself. 😀
Thanks, I look forward to seeing your choices if you decide to do this meme too!
I love doing this tag each year. I am determined to read Wolfsong this year. Everyone I know who has read it has loved it. Totally agree with Heartstopper! I was just rewatching several episodes today. 🙂
It IS such a fun tag indeed! I hope you’ll also love Wolfsong when you read it. And yes, 2022 has definitely been the year of Heartstopper, still can’t get over how perfect the adaptation was!
I love this tag so much and I really enjoyed reading your answers. I’m honestly hella impressed you were able to narrow down all but one of the answers to ONE book! 😂 I loved the Hearstopper books and series and I can’t wait to read Axie Oh’s book. I hope you continue to have an amazing second half of the year!
Haha thanks, I have no idea how I did it to be honest 😀 2022 has definitely been the year of Heartstopper, still can’t get over how perfect the adaptation was. Hope you’ll have an amazing second half of the year too!
I was a big fan of The Paris Apartment!
Glad to hear you liked The Paris Apartment too! I definitely want to read more Lucy Foley now 🙂
I am sooooooo excited for The Unbreakable Bladesong Druid and Love on the Brain! 😍
I’m so looking forward to both of them!
I still need to check out Young Royals. Seems like a good show. And I am STOKED for Husband Material.
Lauren @ http://www.shootingstarsmag.net
I absolutely adored Young Royals, definitely recommend 🙂 And Husband Material can’t come here soon enough!
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