Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020

I can’t believe we’re already half-way through 2020. I could have sworn we were almost at 2021. I hope everyone is staying safe! Anyway, here are some books that have stood out to me this year. 🙂

1 – Best Books You’ve Read So Far

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Charming Like Us (Like Us #7) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

2 – Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far
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Wicked Bite (Night Rebel #2) by Jeaniene Frost

3 – New Releases You Haven’t Read But Want To

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The Hunter (Boston Belles #1)by L.J. Shen
My Calamity Jane (The Lady Janies #3) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

4 – Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year

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The Extraordinaries (The Extraordinaries #1) by T.J. Klune
Midnight Sun (The Twilight Saga #5) by Stephenie Meyer

5 – Biggest Disappointment
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A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

6 – Biggest Surprise
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Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen

7 – Favorite New-to-You Author
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Katie May

8 – Newest Fictional Crush
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Theta Knight (and honestly everyone in this series)

9 – Newest Favorite Character
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Stella Lane

10 – Book That Made You Cry

I can’t think of any right now 😂

11 – Book That Made You Happy
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Wherever You Are (Bad Reputation Duet #2) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

12 – Most Beautiful Books You’ve Bought This Year (Coverly Love) 
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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

13 – Books You HAVE to Read By the End of the Year

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You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

It feels like I haven’t done a book tag in a while. I’ve seen this floating around the internet for years, and I finally sat down and did it. It’s a super simple and fun tag and I had a lot of fun doing it.

The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag was originally created by the BookTuber, TheBookArcher, so you can go watch that video if you want to. Cue the questions!

Let’s do this!

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah Maas. I got halfway through the series and I just could not keep going. I thought the first two books were okay. Then it took me like 3 months to read book 3, and then finally called it quits halfway through book 4.
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. I don’t care what anyone says, but this is still one of my favorite series. I reread it every few years waiting to see if one day I’ll hate it, but so far it hasn’t happened. I’m not blind to this series’ faults, but I just don’t care.

The Summer series by Jenny Han. This is probably one of the most frustrating love triangles I’ve ever read, which is saying a lot. But we all know she should have ended up with Jeremiah, or alone, because Conrad was literally the worst. But honestly, the entire third book was messy.
Probably non-fiction. I know this isn’t even a genre, but it’s the only type of book I will not read.
Clary and Jace from the Mortal Instruments whomp. They’re both so annoying, I guess that’s why they’re perfect for each other. And it’s not like I hate this series, I kind of like it actually. But this is the perfect example of where the side characters steal the show.

Mackenzie Lee. And honestly, the more time that passes the less I want to read her books.

The chosen one trope. Talk about unoriginal. There are a lot of tropes I’m tired of seeing, but I can’t think of any book with this trope that I enjoyed.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I don’t know why, but nothing about this series calls to me. I’ve seen good reviews, I’ve seen bad, but ultimately I have no interest in these.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the book. But when I watch the movie, I just feel so much better. Not really sure why, but I think this was perfectly casted.


I tag anyone who wants to do this. Have fun!

Kiss, Marry, or Cliff Book Tag

Kiss, Marry, or Cliff Book Tag

It feels like I haven’t done a book tag in a while. I’ve seen this floating around the internet for years, and I finally sat down and did it. It’s a super simple and fun tag and I had a lot of fun doing it. Some rounds were harder than others.

THE RULES:

  1. Put your Goodreads shelf on random and pick the first book
  2. Open to a random page and select the first character you see
  3. If you don’t remember the book/character just reshuffle and try again!

Let’s do this!

Round One
  1. Kiss – Barrons from Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning: This was a really easy choice, and let me tell you I’d want to do a lot more than kiss him.
  2. Marry – Julian from The Hunter by L.J. Smith: I think marrying a villain would end horribly, but it’d be fun while it lasted.

  3. Cliff – Marc from Stray by Rachel Vincent: Yeah, he’s a dick lol. I will happily throw him off the cliff.

Round Two
  1. Kiss – Saint from Something About You by Riley Hart: Saint is confident, outgoing, and sexy. This was a no brainer.
  2. Marry – Veritas from Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost: She’s full of secrets and doesn’t take any shit from anyone. I love her.
  3. Cliff – Carson from Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley: I don’t remember much about him, however I’ve read a few KA books and I always hate her characters.
Round Three
  1. Kiss – Jay from Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway: I hate this choice. This was a such a tough one, I went back and forth on it. Jay Fields is mysterious and funny, I adore him. I’d marry him so fast, however there’s one other worthy character in this round.
  2. Marry – Grace from How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake: One of my all time favorite characters. For that alone, I have to marry her.
  3. Cliff – Meg from Written in Red by Anne Bishop: While there’s nothing specifically wrong with Meg, she’s also not very memorable or exciting. So… sorry, Meg!
Round Four
  1. Kiss – Charley from First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones: Charley is fun. She can be a bit much sometimes, which is why I’m not marrying her, but she’s cool.
  2. Marry – Adam from Where She Went by Gayle Forman: Adam is basically one of the few broody male characters I can stand. Maybe it’s because I 100% get where he’s coming from. I’d marry him in a heartbeat.
  3. Cliff – Drew from Tangled by Emma Chase: LOL. I’m sorry, but process of elimination and all that.
Round Five
  1. Kiss – Dimitri from  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: While I’m not dying to kiss Dimitri, there’s no way in hell I’m not throwing Miles off the cliff.
  2. Marry – Sam from The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune: One of the most delightful characters I’ve ever read. My life would never be boring.
  3. Cliff – Miles from Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover: He’s the worst and one of the many broody male characters I hate. Easiest choice in the game.
Round Six
  1. Kiss – Allison from The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: She’s a badass, a cynic, and absolutely spellbinding.
  2. Marry – Luka from Infini by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie: They say the perfect man doesn’t exist. False. Luka Kotova is right there.
  3. Cliff – Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Nothing personal, but the other two characters are too amazing to throw off a cliff.
Round Six
  1. Kiss – Evie from The Diviners by Libba Bray: She’s the life of the party. I could never throw her off the cliff.
  2. Marry -Henry from Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: Girl, don’t I wish. Henry is prickly, uptight, and kind. I love him with all my heart. He’s gay, so our marriage wouldn’t be a traditional one, but it’d be exciting to marry a royal and spend my life with someone like Henry.
  3. Cliff – Claire from Glass House by Rachel Caine: Claire is a wallflower, and a forgettable one at that. Down the cliff you go.

I tag anyone who wants to do this. Have fun!

Christmas Cracker Book Tag

Christmas Cracker Book Tag

This tag was originally created by Lucy from The Bumbling Bibliophile and Queen of Contemporary. I’m not tagging anyone, but if you want to do this, go ahead!

Pick a book with a wintry cover

Pick a book you’re likely buy as a present

Pick a festive themed book

Pick a book you can curl up with by the fireplace

Pick a book you want to read over the festive period

Pick a book that’s so good it gives you chills

Pick a book going on your Christmas wishlist

Creatures of the Night Book Tag

Creatures of the Night Book Tag

This tag was originally created by Katytastic on Youtube, so you can watch the original video here:

VAMPIRE

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

The world building in this series will leave you salivating, I swear. Allison, the MC, is fierce, badass, brave. But she’s also flawed, which I loved! There are no good vampires, here friends. They are ruthless and vicious. Just as vampires should be, yeah?

WEREWOLF

Ravensong (Green Creek #2) by TJ Klune

Morally gray characters anyone? This is one of my all-time favorite series and definitely my favorite wolf series. The fact that the last two books haven’t even been release is irrelevant. This series will punch you in the heart and laugh.

ZOMBIE

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

I think zombies are lame. Sorry, but I said it. They’re not scary or interesting to me. So when I find a book with zombies in it and I actually like it?? A miracle! I had zero expectations when it came to this, but I loved it. The characters were real and flawed. The zombies managed to terrify me. This was a total win.

GHOST

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake

This story was creepy. Supernatural fans should be eating this up! While this story starts off very similar to Supernatural, it keeps your attention all on its own. There’s romance, the creep factor, and humor here. You should all give it a try.

WITCH / WARLOCK

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

This book was such a mind fuck. This is one of my favorite books of the year, which is saying something. The was so atmospheric, there were so many twists and turns. I couldn’t get a grasp on anything. It kept my entire attention, I deadass finished it in one sitting.

FEY / FAERIE

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

Honestly can you even think of another author that writes Faerie stories as well as Holly Black? This story will stay with you long past you’ve finished it. Villains, court politics, enemies-to-lovers. Oh my! Where is book two?! *sobs*

DEMON

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

I love this trilogy with all my heart. I love the demons (and maybe even the other paranormal creatures.) I think everyone should give this series a shot. I think it’s a lot better than Mortal Instruments. Jem, Will, and Tessa are the best trio out there.

ANGEL

Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand

I read this when it was first release and I still whole-heartedly love this series to this day. I recently reread these in audio form like a month ago, and my love for it lives on! There aren’t a lot of angel books I like out there, this is definitely one of the best ones though!

SUPER POWERED HUMAN

Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa Meyer

This book is sooooo good! I can’t wait for Archenemies next week! This was complex and entertaining. I can’t even get into the plot because we’d be here for hours. But you all need to read this!