Mid-Year Freakout Tag! | 2020

It’s a bit past where I typically do this tag, but better late than never I guess? With all of the craziness in the world, my Monday posts took a bit of a break, but I’m hoping to get them back on schedule soon. Here’s my wrap-up for June:

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone
★★★★☆

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
★★★★☆

And now I have the questions for the Mid-Year “Freakout” Tag!

Best book you’ve read this year?
This question is actually pretty hard because I don’t feel like I’ve read anything that I absolutely adored yet (which is a bit disappointing). I loved The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers a lot.

Best sequel you’ve read in 2020? 
The Toll by Neal Shusterman was a fantastic ending to a great series. I highly recommend this series, especially because I think it’s one that does a great job of being a YA that speaks to adults as well as teenagers.

New release you haven’t read yet but want to?
Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence! It’s the third book in the series, so I have to read the second one first before I get to it, but I’m excited to finish out the trilogy.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is my most highly anticipated book of the year.

Biggest disappointment?
Bunny by Mona Awad was disappointing in my opinion, though I like it more in retrospect than I did when I first read it.

Biggest surprise?
The Handmaid’s Tale! I’m very reluctant to read classics, but this is making me reconsider going back to some that I read in school and giving them another chance.

Favorite new to you or debut author?
So far, Celeste Ng has been my favorite new to me author. I really liked Little Fires Everywhere, and want to go back and read some of her older titles.

Newest favorite character?
Candace Chen from Severance by Ling Ma. This book only got a 3/5 for me at the time, but in retrospect I think about this book nearly every day (especially with everything going on in the world.)

Book that made you cry?
None so far!

Book that made you happy?
This is How You Lose the Time War was fantastic, and so light and enjoyable, especially after such a long pause on reading.

Favorite book-to-film adaptation?
I haven’t seen any so far this year.

Favorite post you have done this year?
I liked my Author Spotlights from earlier this year, I’m hoping to bring those back later in the year.

Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year?
I finally got myself a copy of Monster, She Wrote edited by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson, which I’m working my way through. I love the art style and colors of that book.

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Thanks for asking! I have a few left

  • A Darker Shade of Magic (series) by V.E. Schwab
  • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  • The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

Thanks so much for reading! I’m excited to see what I get to this month and for the rest of the year. 

-Siobhan

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