Friday, July 17, 2020

Mid-Year Book Freak Out!


It's that time of the year, kids. That halfway point, where it's time to assess our reading so far. Why not do so via The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag. I was tagged by T├ónia over at My Lovely Secret. This tag is always so difficult for me, yet I keep coming back to it.  NOTE: Any book that made this list, which I have read, is a favorite of mine and has most likely been featured in one of my Five Star Friday posts. 

BEST BOOK YOU'VE READ IN 2020

So far, I have read 244 books, and there have been so many good ones. These are among some which really stood out for me. 


BEST SEQUEL YOU'VE READ IN 2020

I have been avoiding starting new series, because I have commitment issues, but these are few sequels which I really loved. 


NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN'T READ YET, BUT WANT TO

I want to read all the books, but these are a few which I really, really want to read. The Voting Booth is a sure thing, since they have it at the eLibrary, but my goal is get my hands on all these books. 


MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2020

I talked about a bunch of my anticipated YA books in this TTT , so I thought I would do a list of my most anticipated upcoming adult releases. 


BIGGEST SURPRISE

I remember seeing Shannon talking about this book back when, and I won't lie, I wanted to read it based on the title alone. Shannon said it was good, and she is not a book pushover, so I knew it would be good, but I never expected Aven Green to wiggle her way into my heart. These are feel-good books, and I am so happy I read them. 



FAVORITE NEW TO YOU OR DEBUT AUTHOR

I have read over 30 debuts so far this year, and therefore, this was a difficult list to assemble. I also wanted to include Jennifer Longo as new-to-me, because I finally read two of her books and both were absolutely stupendous for me. 


I usually need to like the characters in the books I read to fully enjoy the story, so I "meet" a LOT of fantastic characters. However, these are a few of the standouts, who I wish I could meet in person. 


BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

Confession: I'm a crier. I am sure that 95% of my reviews talk about tears, but here are a few that really evoked a strong reaction from me.


BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

You know this is my FAVORITE kind of book, and I just did a TTT post with these books. So, like before, I am going to focus on my adult books. All of these books touched my heart. They were often humorous, but also, very touching and heartwarming. 



FAVORITE POST YOU'VE DONE THIS YEAR


One of my favorite posts was my double review with Tanya, because it was my first buddy read and it was with one of my favorite people. 

I also loved Kiersten's Animal Crossing post, because, well, you all know that game owns me. 


BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR

I always hope to read those books from all my anticipating, CWW, and missed in 2019 posts, but that's a lot of books. I want to focus on some older shelf books I hope to get to, because I own them and if I bought them, I really wanted to read them. 

What are some of the BEST books you have read this year?
Let us know in the comments!

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