THE MID-YEAR BOOK FREAKOUT TAG

Posted August 11, 2017 by Liza in Tag / 9 Comments

 

Hi our gorgeous readers!  I saw this tag at  Paper Fury and decided to do it even though it’s past the middle of the year by now. Bear with me and Leah as we list our favorites thus far 🙂

Note from Leah: I had so many books to choose from, I had to contribute more. Some are oldies from my previous list, some are new! 🙂

The Best Book of the Year So Far

Liza

This one is really hard because I have several favorites, but I think Words in Deep Blue wins because the writing is just gorgeous.

Leah

I will never tire of talking about my love for Letters to the Lost. It evokes sadness, grief, love, and hope so well.

Best Sequel of the Year So Far

Liza

Lifeblood did not suffer from the sequel syndrome (you know what I mean, right?) and was even better than Everlife.  Cannot wait for the ending!

Leah

I’ve only read three sequels to series this year and this was definitely the best one. This also makes an appearance later on the list for different reasons.

New Release You Haven’t Read But Want To

Liza

I know Christina and I must read her debut book It Started with Goodbye SOON (sorry!).  Besides it sound and looks amazing 🙂

Leah

I’m so ashamed to admit this, but I still have not read The Hate U Give. I rushed out and bought a copy when it came out, too!

Most Anticipated Release for Fall/Winter

Liza

Too many to count!

Leah

Liza’s picks are definitely on my list, too, with these additions.

  

Biggest Disappointment of the Year So Far

Liza

I loved the writing in The Careful Undressing of Love, but the ending was so unexpectedly awful that I couldn’t even review it.

Leah

Yes, this is still my biggest disappointment. I have high hopes for the sequel though!

Biggest Surprise of the Year So Far

Liza

I wasn’t expecting to love Heartstone as much as I did because Pride & Prejudice retellings can go either way for me.  I adored this fantasy retelling.

New Favorite Author

Liza

Julie Buxbaum wrote these heart-wrenching and exquisite books!

Leah

Emery Lord

Your Newest Favorite Character

Liza

Ari from The Alchemists of Loom because she’s SO strong and can kiss ass!

Leah

Sorry, other book characters. You can’t compete with Rev.

Book that Made You Cry

What to Say Next made be bawl like a baby.

Leah

This. This made me cry. A lot. While on my lunch break.

A Book That Made You Happy

Liza

Probably Duels & Deceptions because it’s light and fun, and romantic and all kinds of amazing.

Leah

This. Was. Adorable!

Most Beautiful Book So Far

Liza

I wouldn’t expect any less from Laini Taylor, she was a way with words that’s just lovely.

Leah

There’s been some very beautiful books this year (I did a whole post about them!) But I would like to bask in the beauty of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology.

Comments? Suggestions? Your favorites?

Liza
Liza

Liza

I'm an avid reader (since I learned to read at age four) and a book blogger (since May, 2011).I read mostly YA, but I also read romance, new adult and some middle grade.

Born in Puerto Rico, hola :), military wife for 22-years, and mother of three boys.I work full time doing something else that I love (sadly I don't get paid for reading!)
Liza

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9 responses to “THE MID-YEAR BOOK FREAKOUT TAG

  1. I love so many things on this list! Words in Deep Blue is also one of my top reads this year; Letters to the Lost was also stellar, and yes Rev gets all the heart-eyes and I cannot wait for his book. It Started with Goodbye was a good re-telling and I really enjoyed it. Jane is definitely on my list, because well, Cashore, and that’s enough for me. Wild Beauty was really something special. The writing is gorgeous and I will definitely read more from McLemore. I will say the same for Anstey. That book was wonderful, and I need more of that. I am a solid Buxbaum fan. After reading Tell Me Three Things, I then went and read her adult books – all great.

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      I have Started with Goodbye and I have to read this soon for sure! I started Jane last night and so far, so good. I hope I can get to Wild Beauty too. You’re a reading machine Sam!

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