The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!

Another day, another book tag! Even though no one actually tagged me for this one, I’m doing it because I’ve seen it around a lot and it seems like a really fun one to do. So, there you go, I’m breaking the rules and I’m doing the tag.

  1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017

Is that even a question you need to ask me?

YESSS… It’s History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera


Big surprise 😀

  1. Best Sequel of 2017 so far

I haven’t read any?

  1. New release you haven’t read yet but want to

Words in Deep Blue! I’m patiently awaiting my order. I should be getting it by the end of this week, so yay!


  1. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2017

It’s impossible for me to choose one, so I’m picking two

  1. Biggest disappointment of 2017

I’ve actually been really lucky with the books I’ve read. They weren’t all five stars or anything, but none of them disappointed me. If I HAD TO name one, I’d say The Upside Of Unrequited. It’s not a bad book by any means, but I expected it to be better after reading Simon vs.  

  1. Biggest surprise


I’d heard so many good things about this book, but I didn’t think it would live up to all the expectations. It did, though. It actually surpassed my expectations by a long shot. So much so that I can’t wait to see the movie!

  1. Favourite new author (debut or new to you)

Adam Silvera, definitely.

  1. Newest fictional crush

I’m in my twenties so it’s kind of weird to pick a fictional (teenage) crush BUT I’ll ignore my age and do it anyway. If I were a teen again, I would be crushing on Rhys from A Quiet Kind of Thunder.


  1. Newest favourite character

Simon!! ❤ I love how he isn’t a typical angsty teenager. For most of the book, he’s actually pretty chill (as they say) and even though he makes mistakes (as we all do) I think he’s got a good head on his shoulders.

  1. Book that made you cry

I don’t cry over books. Ever.

(I used to not cry over movies either. And even though that’s changed recently, it still takes a lot to make me cry. No, I’m not dead inside! I guess I’m just not a cryer?)

  1. Book that made you happy

I prefer ‘sad’ / emotional books over happy books, so I can’t really come up with a book that’s made me happy. Having said that, there are plenty of books that had funny, happy moments that I really enjoyed. For example: Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt was a light read that made me smile throughout the book.

  1. Favourite book to movie adaptation of 2017 you’ve seen

before i fall

I liked this movie, but I haven’t read the book. Does that count?

  1. Favourite review you’ve written this year


I only started blogging this year so I have a lot to learn when it comes to writing reviews, but I’m happy with the review I wrote for All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

  1. Most beautiful book you bought or received this year


I love this cover.

  1. Books you need to read by the end of this year

I have so many! Here are a couple:

  • Words in Deep Blue
  • The Color Project
  • They Both Die at The End
  • Turtles All the Way Down
  • Cold Summer
  • Words in Bathroom Walls

Sine I wasn’t tagged to do this post, I’m not going to tag anyone either. But that just means absolutely anyone can do it! And you should because it’s actually really fun to do. Let me know if you decide to do it so I can check out your answers!

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20 thoughts on “The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!

  1. Superb answers!! Now that I read how vehemently you raved about History Is All You Left Me, I cannot wait to get my hands on this book this month, too!!

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      • Thank you! It’s already in my TBR and I’ll start reading it once I’ve finished the book I’m currently reading 🙂 Will try the best I can to do the book justice 😀

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  2. Ahhh I can’t wait to read Turtles All the Way Down!! I feel like we’ve been waiting for another John Green book for so long, and the little info he gave about it makes it sound so interesting.

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  3. I know it’s not fair, but I couldn’t help but compare Upside to Simon, and I really liked Upside, but Simon was better in my opinion. I loved Words in Deep Blue. I hope you love it when you read it. And YES! New John Green!!!!! I really want to see Before I Fall because it is my favorite Oliver book. You are the third blogger who named it was a fave adaptation.

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    • I’m so excited for Words In Deep Blue and John’s new book. He’s not that popular in the blogging community so I’m glad I’ve found someone else who’s looking forward to his new book 🙂

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  4. I find quite a lot of people don’t cry in books or films and I’m always surprised because I cry wayyyy too much. I just get a bit attached to books maybe?? I have no control over my feels 😉
    I prefer more emotional books too. I guess we all like books that make us feel emotionally connected and all that fluff. But, ya know, happy books are just as good 🙂
    Love your post!
    Simi ~

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  5. Lovely answers, Lauren! I am so, so excited for Words in Deep Blue, I heard fantastic things about it, I can’t wait to buy it. As you already know, I’m pretty ecstatic as well about JOHN GREEEEN ahah 🙂
    I hope you’ll put The Color Project high on your TBR, I loved this book so much! 🙂
    You’re so lucky you’re not a book crier, I can’t help but feel emotional all the time ahah.
    Great post! 🙂


    • Gaaah, I’m so excited for They Both Die At the End!! ❤ Just two more months to go 😀
      And, yes, that cover is absolutely stunning. It's one of the prettiest books I own


  6. Omg the crying section. I used to think I was a freaking rock – or psychopathic, but seeing as I haven’t killed anything other than bugs yet, probably not the second. Like, I was so hard core I laughed at my bawling friends during Marley and Me. And then I felt stress. Senior year of high school ruined me. And then college came along…. Now I watch good movie trailers and I can barely keep back the tears. *Sigh* Any science people out there want to tell me what happened? Ha ha…ha. *sobs*

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