No way, absolutely no freaking way do I accept to believe that half the year is gone and all I did was sit back and procrastinate.
Hey Pals!! No but seriously, I literally freaked out when I realized half the year is gone 😱. Like did anybody even notice!? Well I so didn’t until various bloggers’ Mid Year tags started popping up on my Reader and I was “shook”. But anyways, today I am doing one my favourite book tags, and that is The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag.
Click here to check out the tag I did in 2020.
For those unaware, this tag is basically done around June and July when the half the year has passed, and it is just a fun analysis of how your reading year has been so far.
Sounds fun, eh? 😁 Let’s do this!!
So I haven’t read that many books so far 😭. I’ve only managed to finish 29 books (excluding the one I DNFed and the ones I am currently reading) 😭, which is killing me coz I think that’s too less 😭. Last year I had read 55 books by mid-July 😭 so this is a huge downfall 😭. But you probably don’t wanna see me rant here 😭 (bad friends) 😭, so I’ll just get on with the tag 😭:
1: Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2021 😭
Okay, I’m stopping with the crying emojis now~
For this one, I’ll be taking The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (yes, it wasn’t even hard to pick just one book, that’s how less books I’ve read so far 🤧). This book is just plain beautiful. That’s the only way to describe it. It’s a heart-wrenching tale and by the end, even though I didn’t cry throughout the entirety of the book, I felt my eyes wet a little because that ending was just…😭 (this is me forgetting I promised not to use this emoji). So yeah, this book is definitely my favorite one far this year so far.
2: Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2021
Once again 😭, haven’t read enough sequels, but A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir was a fantastic sequel. While I didn’t enjoy the second book in The Ember Quartet series, I really loved this one and I’m hoping to get to the final book soon.
3: New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To
There could be a lot of answers for this one, but I’m gonna go for Sunkissed by Kasie West.
4: Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year
*Ahem* none actually 😶.
5: Biggest Disappointment
This is another one I have quite a few answers for. But I’m going for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle. I actually reread this book because I had loved it the first time I had read it, so I was hoping to love it again, but…it was awful! This was absolutely terrible. I marvel at the fact that I once gave this book 5 stars and now I’m giving it 1 star 😐. I’ll do a full review because my thoughts are too wild to fit into one small paragraph.
6: Biggest Surprise
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. This is my first book by this author and I hadn’t expected to like it this much, I definitely expected to enjoy it but I didn’t expect that it would be so…sweet? And deep even.
7: New Favourite Author (Debut or New to You)
I’m going for Khaled Hosseini for this one, with Karen M. McManus as close second. Though I’ve only read The Kite Runner by Hosseini so far, I’m definitely planning to read more books by him because I just loved that book. As for Karen McManus, she has an amazing way of writing books that have that addicting vibe to them and you can’t put them down until you’re done with the story.
8: Newest Fictional Crush
Omg! So many, unlike last year when I had none. But the one who is totally owning my heart right now is Nate Macauley from One Of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. That boy, aah I love him so much 😍.
9: A Book That Made You Cry
None actually, but I almost cried at ending of The Kite Runner and I spent the whole day bawling over All The Light We Cannot See too, but the tears didn’t come. So yeah, almost cried.
10: A Book That Made You Happy
11: What Books do You Beed to Read by the End of the Year
You really wanna know? Sure, I’ll give you a little glimpse of my TBR 🙂
As if I’ll be able to finish these by the end of the year. It’ll be a miracle if I am able to finish them before Ragnarok 🙂.
For real though, I’ve had this list made since the last 3 years or something and I’ve barely been able to remove 4-5 series from this list 😪.
So anyways, I’m hoping to read A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir by the end of this year. And also reread at least 3 Harry Potter books.
Considering we don’t usually tag anybody for this tag, feel free to do it of you are interested. I had so much fun doing this 😀. Let me know how many books you read this year so far, or maybe don’t, because if it is more than mine, I’ll just keep crying even more 😭. I’m just kidding by the way, do lemme know down in the comments 😂.
I hope you enjoyed
seeing me bawl reading the post 😃.