The Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

I have a huge weak spot for tags and I love completing them, so I was excited when I saw Sibby from Novelties tag me in the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! I’ve been seeing this one going around and it looks like a lot of fun. This tag has been around for basically forever and was originally created by Earl Grey Books and Chami!

So far in 2019 I’ve read 100 books which for me translates to 29,931 pages. My longest book has been the re-read of Illuminae I did and the shortest book was The Good Listener. I don’t typically provide star ratings in my reviews, but on Goodreads my average rating for the year is 3.69. Now onto the tag that features only books I’ve read this year!

best book you’ve read so far in 2019

  • I’ve had a lot of favorites this year, which is really abnormal for me, but if I’m only picking one it definitely has to be You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn. Read my review of this perfect novel to find out why.

best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019

  • I prefer standalone novels so I don’t read too many series. This year so far I’ve actually only read 8 sequels and my favorite was My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows.

new release you haven’t read yet, but want to

most anticipated release for the second half of the year

  • Hands down my most anticipated is The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson which releases in September.

[Related – Ten of My Most Anticipated Releases From the Second half of 2019]

biggest disappointment

  • I know that a ton of people loved Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough, and I really wanted to, but there were things that made me wildly uncomfortable while reading it. Check out my full review to learn what went wrong.

biggest surprise

  • Historical fiction is a genre I tend to stay away from, so The Valiant by Lesley Livingston sat on my shelf for two years before I finally read and really loved it!

favorite new author (debut or new to you)

  • There are so many this year! It’s incredibly hard to narrow it down, but I’m going to say Becky Wallace thanks to her book Stealing Home. It’s literally everything you could want in a contemporary novel. Read my full review!

newest fictional crush

  • I’m an adult so crushing on young adult characters makes me feel weird and seems inappropriate and I don’t read enough adult fiction to choose a character from there so I’m going to skip this one.

newest favorite character

[Related – Seven of My Favorite Queer Characters]

book that made you cry

book that made you happy

  • Not enough people are reading The Goodbye Summer by Sarah Van Name and that’s such a travesty! This book deals with some difficult topics but I loved it so so much. Read my full review to learn more and please pick this one up!

most beautiful you’ve bought or received

  • I haven’t bought or received any fancy editions yet this year, so I’m going to share my favorite cover of the year so far which is Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca! Read my full review to see why I loved this adorable and magical middle grade novel.

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Thank god for spreadsheets….

favorite book community member

One of my absolute favorite bloggers is Shon from Books and Bugs! They are incredibly nice, authentic, and supportive.

That’s it for the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag! From the books I need to read before the year ends, which one are you most looking forward to? Are there any you’ve read yet that you think I should prioritize? Let me know in the comments!

5 thoughts on “The Mid-Year Freak Out Tag”

  1. I am literally just now seeing this and omg thank you so much! 😭 ❤
    I’m still in the phase of blogging where I have a hard time believing people actually want to hear what I have to say so this really means a lot to me! I love your blog too ❤

    I’m still waiting for my library to get their copy of You’d Be Mine but I’m going to read it just because of you.

    It’s so good and was so important for me in sort of figuring out myself. Alice is great and I’m so glad such a great book with an asexual main character exists.

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    1. I’ve been blogging for four or five months now and I’m still in that phase, too! I have a feeling I’ll always feel like that though. It still surprises me any time somebody follows me or takes the time to comment.


      I knew when I saw you talking about Let’s Talk About Love that it was time for me to finally read it and I’m so glad I did!


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