Half the Year in Books | Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

Half the Year in Books | Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

I saw Michaela do this tag, and almost couldn’t believe we’re halfway through the year. That can’t be right, can it? Apparently, it can. I’m looking forward to looking at my reading so far this year, so here we go!

BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2022?

This decision was tough. I read a lot of amazing romances (The Love Hypothesis, The Roughest Draft), but this one was just so epic and all around great. This is one I recommend to many different people when they ask for recent release recommendations.

BEST SEQUEL YOU HAVE READ SO FAR IN 2022?

I was really torn between this one and Our Violent Ends, but I remember feeling so hyped up when I finished this one. OVE was so good, but the cliffhanger in this one was absolutely insane. I’m so, so excited to continue on with this series in 2022.

NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO?

I’ve mentioned this book several times on my blog so far and STILL haven’t gotten to it. It looks incredible, so maybe June will be the month for it.

MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF THE SECOND HALF OF 2022?

No thoughts, just Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood. If you know, you know.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF 2022?

It’s really hard for a romance to miss the mark with me, and everything about Anatomy just seemed perfect for my tastes. Romance and grave-digging? Automatic yes. This one wasn’t the worst book I read this year by far, but it was definitely the biggest disappointment for my expectations.

BIGGEST SURPRISE OF 2022?

The plot for this book was so weird, and I really wasn’t into it at first. It turned out to be a really, really sweet story that I still think about quite a bit.

FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR OF 2022 (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)?

Women in STEM and romance. Again, if you know you know.

NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER?

Juliette is so fucking cool. I enjoyed seeing her struggle between her loyalty and her love for Roma.

NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH?

Aaron Fucking Blackford. Enough said.

BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?

The depiction of addiction in this novel is so heartbreaking. Especially if you’ve personally dealt with addiction in the family like I have, Matty’s struggle is so hard to read. I think I was tearing up within the first 5 pages.

BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY?

This book was so magical, and while the contents weren’t all that happy, the vibes were so beautiful with this one I felt happy finishing it!

FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION YOU’VE SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR?

I haven’t finished watching yet (I’m trying to stretch it out for as long as possible), but the adaptation is amazing so far. They really nailed the Massachusetts Summer vibe which is very nostalgic for me.

FAVORITE REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR?

It’s easier to write about books you absolutely loved, so it makes sense that my favorite writing was in the review for Book Lovers. This is one I feel that I was really able to capture my feelings well, and it seemed like others agreed when I posted this one.

MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU BOUGHT OR RECIEVED SO FAR THIS YEAR?

I haven’t read this one yet, but it was absolutely 90% a cover buy. I mean, just look at it. Need I say more?

WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?

I have way too many books that I would love to read this year, but I try not to make myself feel guilty about not reading books (unless they’re ARCs). So, I’m just picking this one ARC I’m so excited to read–and still don’t know how I was approved for it.

How are you feeling about your reading so far this year?

3 thoughts on “Half the Year in Books | Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

  1. Great post, thanks for the mention. I really need to pick up Kingdom of the Cursed as I loved the first one and I have yet to read The Love Hypothesis which is shameful I know. I hope you enjoy The Daughter of Doctor Moreau it was a really great read 💜

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