Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be participating in my first book tag today. Before I begin, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Hannah for tagging me! This tag was originally created by Chami.

Best Book You Have Read So Far in 2021?

I think it would have to be As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson – I finished it nearly a week ago and I still haven’t fully recovered! This book was everything I wanted it to be and more, and I couldn’t get enough of it.

Best Sequel You Have Read in 2021?

Again, it would have to be As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson. I really loved the way Jackson wrapped the series up and how the whole trilogy came full circle – I love her work, and I think it’s safe to say that she’s become number one on my auto-buy authors list!

New Release You Have Not Read Yet, But Want To?

I’ve been dying to read How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao ever since I stumbled upon it on Goodreads, and that definitely hasn’t changed. An intriguing mystery combining murder and high pressure Asian American upbringings? Sign me up!

Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half of 2021?

That’s such a difficult question! I think I would have to say Endgame by Malorie Blackman, though, after the massive cliffhanger Crossfire left us on. I’m both ready and not ready for the conclusion of the Noughts and Crosses series!

Biggest Disappointment?

Unfortunately, it would have to be The Queen’s Assassin duology by Melissa De La Cruz. I went into this book hoping for an action packed fantasy with some great characters and a well developed romance, but that wasn’t what I got. Although The Queen’s Secret was a little better, this duology really didn’t do it for me.

Biggest Surprise?

Honestly, probably Sadie by Courtney Summers. I wasn’t expecting it to cover as many serious topics as it did, or have so many great twists and turns, but it ended up being one of my favourite reads of the year so far! I’ve discovered I definitely enjoy books with a podcast aspect, haha.

Favourite New Author?

My favourite debut author this year has definitely been Joya Goffney, who wrote Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry! Goffney created a really heartfelt story and it was such an amazing come of age story, with some truly fantastic characters. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Newest Favourite Character?

That is such a difficult question – there’s been so many fabulous characters! I think my latest would probably be Aideen (from Not My Problem) though, she was such a strong and distinctive character who was also very relatable. I think everyone can relate to the feeling of not being able to ask for help when you have a problem!

Book That Made You Happy?

I have so many strong contenders for this question – I think pretty much all of the contemporaries I’ve read this year have left me feeling so happy! If I had to pinpoint just one, though, I’d probably have to go with Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales, which is a fantastically modern Grease retelling that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

Favourite Book to Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?

It pains me to say this, but I haven’t actually seen any this year! I’m really hoping to see the ones for Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star soon though, as well as the To All The Boys series when I finally get Netflix!

Favourite Post You Have Written This Year?

I’ve loved writing all my posts from this year – it’s been really great to fully delve into books in my reviews! That being said, I think my favourite post would have to be my interview with the lovely Rebecca Crunden, as it was so great getting some more insight into her thought process behind These Violent Nights!

Most Beautiful Book You Have Bought This Year?

This was a tough one! There’s honestly so many different books I could include here (I feel like recently covers have been getting more and more beautiful) but I think it would probably have to be The Once And Future Witches by Alix E. Hallow – look at all those details!

What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?

Too many! Here are the top ten:

  1. We Are 100 by Nathan Timmel
  2. The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
  3. The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  4. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
  5. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
  6. Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  7. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  8. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
  9. Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  10. Kingdom Of The Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco


That Happy Reader

Worlds Unlike Our Own

Bex Books And Stuff

Andrea’s Book Corner

Please feel free to join in even if I haven’t tagged you – this was such a fun post to write!

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!


78 thoughts on “Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag

    1. Yes exactly, I read the first four books years ago and the release of Crossfire and Endgame was such a lovely surprise – like I need to know what happens but at the same time I’m not sure I’m ready to let go! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      1. I agree, I was so surprised at Nought Forever (I thought it would be a mini-sequel about Callie and Toby), then even more shocked when I realised that there were two more books! You’re welcome!

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    1. Thank you! I’m so excited to read it – it sounds amazing, doesn’t it?! I feel like that’s such a relatable problem haha, I have close to one hundred unread books on my shelves – and I keep on adding to them! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.


  1. This was nice to read. Probably the first book tag I have read in a long time! I haven’t read any of these books lol. I’ll have to add some of them to my to-be-read list. Thank you for sharing

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  2. I love that this post is so energetic, I can feel your passion through your words!
    These books sound amazing! I’ve read your review about Excuse me while I ugly cry and These Violent Nights, I put both on my list, thank you for the amazing recommendations!

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  3. You’ve read and reviewed some really great books this year. it’s nice to read a proper review & get the jist of a book before buying. Can’t wait to see what books your going to review next Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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  4. Hello! What a great post and these all sounds like great reads, I really need to start reading more but I never find the time. I am going to start making time, thanks for sharing! Alicia

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  5. You’ve gotten through so many great book reviews this year! And I see from your list that you have many more to come – I look forward to reading those reviews too 🙂

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    1. It was definitely really difficult making my selections – there were so many amazing books which didn’t make it! I still haven’t actually read it yet but I can’t wait. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment!


    1. Same, I’ve always loved reading them so it was so fun to actually participate in one this time! I’d really recommend them – hopefully How We Fall Apart is something we both really enjoy! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment.


    1. Yes omg, the whole series is up there with my favourite books of all time – all of the characters (especially Ravi too, lol) own my heart. I can’t wait to see what Jackson comes up with next! I really hope you enjoy, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!


  6. This is the first book tag post I read! Wow, now that you came to answer specific questions about all the books you read so far this year I realized that you read so many and going to read even more. Great job you do here and offer us so many great and honest reviews! Thank you!


  7. This was such a fun post to read! I have not read any of these books, but they look great. Sadie especially peaked my interest. I will need to add some to my TBR!

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    1. Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it! They definitely are. I’m so glad to hear that, Sadie is so underrated! I hope you find some you enjoy, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!


  8. I haven’t read any of these books so really interesting to read your thoughts! I’ve never read a book tag either!

    Will definitely be checking some of these out though, especially ‘as good as dead’! Thanks for sharing!x

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  9. I loved the different book categories and would actually want to check in endgame and summer assassins. Great post and selections. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger


  10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is on your TBR? I read it a month ago and I absolutely loved it! I hope you like it too when you read it this year.
    And Six of Crows is also on my TBR and I am eager to start reading it probably this month itself! And I probably have to pick up Sadie too! It looks really promising!
    Have a good day/night btw 😊

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    1. Yeah it is haha, I’m so glad to hear you loved it! I’ve actually started it now and it’s great so far.

      I really hope you enjoy, I think I’ll be reading it in the next few weeks too! Sadie is absolutely brilliant, I hope you love it as much as I did.

      Thank you! Thank you so much for reading and commenting, have a great day/night 🙂

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  11. oooo, it’s great seeing some familiar books in this post! The sequel by Holly Black, is something that I must read this year. I also loved these Violent Delights, and some of my favorite authors are in this post.

    sejal | thelazygal.com

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Ooh I really hope you enjoy the sequel – and I’m so glad you enjoyed These Violent Delights, that has made me want to read it even more! Thank you so much for reading and commenting.


  12. Looks like a fun tag! I absolutely love the selection of books you listed here. I’m intrigued by “as good as dead”, cause I heard Holly Jackson is an evil genius, haha. Can’t wait to read it! Thank you for sharing this with us x

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    1. Yes it definitely is, it was so much fun to do! I’m so glad to hear that – and oh absolutely, I love her so much! I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did, thank you so much for reading and commenting x

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