Mid Year Book Freak Out! | 2019

Hey guys! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted on this blog, but so I thought I’d return with a Mid Year Book Freak Out! These have been all over YouTube at the moment, and as we’re just over half way through the year I thought it’d be a good time to do my own!

This tag was created by Chami @ ReadLikeWildfire and Ely @ Earl Grey Books – originally on their book blog in 2014.

  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019?
    I’m gonna go with SHE MUST BE MAD by Charly Cox for this one. This is a poetry book but I absolutely loved it. I cried so much, and just felt like, finally, my feelings were put into words!
  2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019?
    Absolutely gotta be DARK FIRE by CJ Sansom. I LOVE THIS SERIES but I’m having to limit myself because otherwise I will devour the entire series in a month and then I’ll have a major book hangover. If you love medieval murder mysteries, pick up this series!
  3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?
    To be honest, I haven’t really been keeping up with releases, oops! But I have yet to read HEARTSTOPPER by Alice Oseman which I really do want to read.
  4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?
    Oh this one is easy – TOP MARKS FOR MURDER by Robin Stevens. This is #8 in the Murder Most Unladylike/Wells & Wong series and it comes out in August!
  5. Biggest disappointment?
    THE CROSSING PLACES by Elly Griffiths. It was so hyped up for me, but the fatphobia was just… ugh. I had a big Twitter rant about this. I might carry on with the series because I enjoyed the mystery, but I’m not sure.
  6. Biggest surprise?
    EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng. I’ll definitely be picking up her other book!
  7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you)?
    Lucy Powrie! Her debut novel THE PAPER & HEARTS SOCIETY released in June, and I devoured it!
  8. Newest fictional crush?
    I’m gonna say William from SHOULD YOU ASK ME by Marianne Kavanagh. He’s so sweet & I wanna give him a cuddle.
  9. Newest favourite character?
    Hmm, not sure about this one. Perhaps Arty from THE GIRL WHO CAME OUT OF THE WOODS by Emily Barr.
  10. Book that made you cry?
    Ugh. GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM by Michelle Magorian. I cried for ages.
  11. Book that made you happy?
    DO YOU KNOW WHAT? by Freddie Flintoff! It made me laugh aloud so many times.
  12. Most beautiful book you’ve acquired this year?
    I feel like I haven’t really bought many books this year, although I don’t think that can be true! EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng has a very pretty cover!
  13. What book(s) do you need to read by the end of the year?
    So many! All the books!
  14. Favourite bookish community member?
    For the second time on this list, I want to mention Lucy Powrie. I just love her!

So there you go – my mid-year bookish freak-out. I hope you’ve found some recommendations on here! I’ve read 34 books this year so far according to Goodreads, and I’d like to read a few more by the end of the year. What’s your favourite book you’ve read so far this year?

Until the next time,

Hannah @ Sprinkled With Words 🙂

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