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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

28 Jul

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Yay, a taggie. This tag was created by ReadLikeWildFire and Ely Jayne. As usual, totally wasn’t tagged by anyone. Just swiping it because it looks fun. Here are the questions!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.
I think it has to be Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness. Are you really surprised.

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015.
Crown of Embers by Rae Carson. This is the second book in the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. I did a review of the first book and really liked it, but I found this book to be sooo much better.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
For this one, I’m just going to link to my Top 5 Most Anticipated Releases post, but out of those, it’s The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. For books that have already come out this year and I just haven’t gotten to them yet, the top of my list is definitely Uprooted by Naomi Novik. This book I added to my ‘to-read’ list as soon as it popped up on goodreads a year and a half ago when I saw that the author of the Temeraire series was writing another book. I had no idea it wasn’t out yet because I wasn’t paying attention. I just saw some hype on it the past week or so and just realized it just came out. Well der, I’m silly. So yes, I want this book. I’ve wanted it for a long time.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
I’m really awesome and didn’t read the questions before I started this tag. Haaa, see previous answer.

5. Biggest disappointment.
Lucky for me, I haven’t read a book I disliked this year yet. They’ve all been at least 3 stars. I think the lowest liking of the three star books though is Wolf’s Rain by Bones. I liked it, but I feel it was difficult to follow at times. Honestly, and I don’t say this one often, but I feel this series was better as an anime (which was great, by the way)

6. Biggest surprise.
This would definitely have to be Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I know I’m not the only one who was disenchanted with anything to do with vampires by the Twilight series. I picked this up fully expecting to hate read it, but I was so surprised. I really ended up liking this one! I have the remaining five sitting on my shelf (I found the box set for $10 :”D) so I’ll get to them eventually.

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Tammara Weber, definitely. I read Easy by her earlier this summer and fell in love with it. I’ve been hunting the second book in the series and will purchase it as soon as I’m able. This author introduced me to a new genre in a positive light, and Easy will forever hold a place in that blood sucking lump I call a heart.

8. Newest fictional crush.
The newest one is Lucas from Easy by Tammara Weber. He’s a dreamboat. :”D Haha

9. Newest favourite character.
Honestly, nobody pops into mind for this one, aside from the character stated above. The books I’ve read recently haven’t really been character driven, so none of them have had a lot of character development. Hey! Gimme some recommendations for character-driven books? 😀

10. Book that made you cry.
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness. I just… nothing in this book in particular, no specific event, made me cry. I finished the book, closed it, put it in my lap… and bawled. Like a baby. I don’t know why, but this book broke my heart.

11. Book that made you happy.
History of the World Through Twitter. This book was hysterical, and I feel it deserves for more attention. It’s essentially what it says it is. It’s the twitter feeds of people through various events in history. And it is side-crippling. Go read.

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
The only book-to-movie adaption I’ve seen this year is The Duff. I haven’t read the book though (shame on me) but I liked the movie well enough – it was cute, but I don’t really plan on buying the book though. Otherwise, I’m looking forward to the next Mockingjay release!

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year.
Thaaat would have to be this one, my review of Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. It’s my favorite because I feel I wrote the most uh.. non-mechanically, if that makes sense. In reviews I typically stick to a rough list of bullet points I want to cover about the book – characters, plot, writing, etc.. but that was the first review where I kinda improvised and tried to stick a bit of humor in there. Hopefully, it made it more entertaining to read.

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
For sure, the prettiest book I’ve acquired this year is The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan. The clothing on the person is just so pretty, and the book itself has a beautifully framed spine and deckled edges and a soft cover and… sigh ❤

The Valley of Amazement
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
There are soooo many. Basically everything on my to-be-read shelf, but I’m gonna highlight this post, in hopes of reminding myself what books I wanted to read towards the beginning of the year. So there.

Tada!! Super long tag completed! If you’d like to do this tag, do it and tell me about it! 😀

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Posted by on 07/28/2015 in Book Tag, Books

 

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9 responses to “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

  1. Analee @ Book Snacks

    07/28/2015 at 11:17 am

    Cool tag! I think I’m going to have to try this out. 🙂 Nice answers! ❤

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  2. Zezee

    07/28/2015 at 6:14 pm

    Yea, The Duff was a cute lil movie. I don’t think I’ll read the book though.
    I recieved an autographed bookplate The Valley of Amazement when it was published but have yet to read or even purchase the book. Shame on me. It is a beautiful cover though.

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  3. 1booklife

    08/01/2015 at 10:18 am

    Have you read the joy luck club by Amy Tan? I went into it not knowing much, only that the characters were of Asian descent and that the story(s) centred around mother/daughter relationships.

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    • embuhlee

      08/01/2015 at 7:49 pm

      I haven’t read it yet, but I do have it sitting on my bookshelf. I will get to it someday. xD Did you like it?

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      • 1booklife

        08/02/2015 at 6:13 am

        I liked it even thought I felt like it was very info dumpy at first but after all it is the content that counts

        Like

         
      • embuhlee

        08/02/2015 at 9:21 am

        I will keep this in mind and try to power through then. xD

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