Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag: 2018

I’ve seen this tag floating around over the last month or so and I have done it the past couple of years, as well, so thought I would keep the tradition going. One thing I have noticed about my reading year so far is that I have not read a lot of books that are really that memorable. I do have several 4 star reads, but even most of them don’t really stand out in my mind. I want to try and make some better choices for the remainder of the year.

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2018

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I haven’t given any books above 4 stars (if you know me, you know I haven’t given out a 5 star rating yet since starting this blog, but I usually have a few 4.5 stars every year, but none so far in 2018), but Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier and The Promise by Katerina Diamond stand out to me.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2018

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What You Want to See (Roxane Weary #2) by Kristen Lepionka

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

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Tell Me No Lies (Follow Me Back #2) by A.V. Geiger. I’m still waiting for this one to come to the library.

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year.

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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Biggest Disappointment

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My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. It took me forever to finish this book and the humor felt so forced.

Biggest Surprise

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Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter. I mean, come one, does this look like a book I would like? I really enjoyed it, though!

Favorite New Author

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Jar of Hearts was the first Jennifer Hillier book I’ve read and it definitely made me want to read more from her.

Newest Fictional Crush.

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Chase from One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Newest Favorite Character

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Ivan from From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

Book That Made You Cry

None!!

Book That Made You Happy

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Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West. Kasie West books always make me happy.

Favorite Book to Film Adaptation

I haven’t seen any.

Favorite Post You Have Done This Year

Favorite Mysteries and Thrillers

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

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The Smallest Part by Amy Harmon

What Book Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year

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The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout. A lot of her books have been been hit or miss for me lately (mostly miss), but this is the spin-off to the Lux series which I had a lot of love for when I was first getting back into reading, so I’m feeling optimistic about it.

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20 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag: 2018

  1. Didn’t realize that you didn’t have any 5 stars! Jar of Hearts was also a 4 star for me, but the ending was a bit of a stretch I thought. Listen To Your Heart looks like a good one! ❤

    • Yeah, I used to be way, way harsher with my ratings. I wanted to have really critical and thoughtful reviews so I didn’t give high ratings easily….but once I got over myself I became a little more generous haha. But I’m still keeping those 5 stars for the “perfect” book that I haven’t come across yet.

    • Yes, please consider yourself tagged! I’m number #108 on the hold list for Pieces of Her at the library so it will still probably be awhile before I get it once it’s out, but I’m really looking forward to it!

  2. Jar of Hearts is one of just a few stand out books for me this year, too. I haven’t been having many 5 star books lately, which is disappointing. I hope we both pick up some really great books soon!
    I’m cracking up about Let’s Get Textual. I wouldn’t even pick that one up, and I normally like those types of books. LOL. Now I’m going to have to check it out since it won you over. 🙂

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