Where has the year gone?? The Mid Year Freak Out Tag

Thanks Sierra for tagging me!

I can’t believe the year is over halfway over!  Overall, I feel like this is kind of a bad reading year for me.  I’m so busy and it takes me forever to get through books now!!  But I have read some pretty amazing books this year.

Best Book Read in 2016?

I’ve only rated 3 books 5 stars this year

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I’ve been reading through the Harry Potter books this year and these three are the best ones :)  I’ve not yet finished the last book, so that may be among them as well.


Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far In 2016?

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?

Ha!  Like, all the releases this year.

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King’s Folly by Jill Williamson, Glittering Court by Richelle Mead,
The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim

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Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye, Outrun the Moon by Stacy Lee, 
The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay

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Sword and Verse by Kathy McMillan, Square Root of Summer
by Harriet Reuter Hapgood


Most Anticipated Release(s) For Second Half of 2015?

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Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson, The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond, A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes

The covers and stories look amazing!!

Biggest Disappointment?

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

I loved Between Shades of Gray, so I guess by expectations for her latest book were too high.  I was really disappointed with this one.


Biggest Surprise?

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Dawn of Arcana by Rei Toma

This is the first Manga that I read the whole book!  I’ve read several others in the series as well.  I wasn’t too sure going into this book, but I really like it!


Favorite New Author?

I think Nadine Brandes :)


Newest Fictional Crush?

My fictional crush will alway be Mason from The Safe Land books <3


Newest Favorite Character?

Fred and George Weasley!!  And the entire Weasley family from Harry Potter :)


Book That Made You Cry?

Tears. Don’t read it public like I did.


Book That Made You Happy?

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Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

These books are just fun to read!


Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

Blended by L. Y. Levand

I should reread this one soon.  It’s a short book too!


What Books Do You “need” to Read By the End of the Year?

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I’m really hoping I can get to all of these before the year is over!

  1. Rebels by Jill Williamson
  2. Curio by Evangeline Denmark
  3. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  4. Fallen Angel by Jeff Strueker
  5. Hide and Seek by Jeff Strueker



I’m feeling lazy, so if you are wearing blue, you are tagged!!  Let me know in the comments if you are wearing blue :)


About Rivka Ray

I am a book loving college student who never has enough time to read. I am also in love with all things Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

6 thoughts on “Where has the year gone?? The Mid Year Freak Out Tag

  1. Elisabeth says:

    Someone else who was late to the Harry Potter bandwagon! (Also working my way through King’s Folly, but I stopped because I’m scared of what’s about to happen to one of the characters.)


  2. I actually just read Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy. Definitely cute! I like Ally Carter’s Heist Society books better, though. :) And I’m wearing blue, so I might do this… I’m ALWAYS wearing blue. Captain America shirts tend to be that color… XD

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  3. I’m wearing green… ;)

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