Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

I was nominated by Nicola and Tina. Many thanks to you both, lovelies!  If you don’t know who they are, you should totally go over and follow their blogs!

I don’t even want to stop and think about the fact that the end of June is near already. And I have a sneaky suspicion that these questions will leave me with a massive headache as I’ve been very lucky so far this year and have read some incredible books!

Anyway, here we go.

1. The best book you’ve read so far this year :

Oh sure, let’s start with an easy one, why don’t you? Gah! I have way too many 5 star books to choose from. I’d list them all if I could but I’ll settle for two very different ones. And an honorary mention for The Dry. Man, I can already tell compiling my Top 10 books of the year is going to be a complete nightmare!

2. Best sequel of the year so far :

Aw, come on! Seriously?! Two again. I’m not sorry!

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

Hahahaha! ALL OF THEM! Fine, two it is, again.

4. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2017 :

Sorry, two again. Actually even 3 (new Stuart MacBride) but I’ll stick to two.

5. Biggest disappointment of the year so far :

Hm, as I said, I’ve been very lucky but the one that stands out to me as it didn’t live up to my expectations is :


6. Biggest surprise :

I didn’t think I’d enjoy this one because of the supernatural vibe but boy, was I wrong!


7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you) :

New to me : Neil White


8. Newest fictional crush :

I don’t tend to have crushes on fictional characters but in the spirit of the game, I’ll go for Jake Boulder.


9. Newest favourite character :

Lottie Parker, I think. Balancing a career as a detective with being a single mother and making quite a mess of it. It’s just so realistic.


10. Book that made you cry :

Well, would you look at that! An easy question! I didn’t have to think about this answer.


11. Book that made you happy :

This is so not what I usually read but it made me laugh at a time when I really needed it.


12. Favourite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen so far this year :

I’ve not watched a single movie this year.

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year :

Apart from the one for Neil White’s From The Shadows that I mentioned previously, it’s probably Shadows by Conrad Jones. I couldn’t quite contain my excitement.


14. Most beautiful book you bought or received this year so far :


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

Again I say : ALL OF THEM! Are you really asking me to narrow it down? I think I’m having a panic attack.

There’s also the new Stuart MacBride and the second book in the Jake Boulder series and the new Michael J. Malone and ….. you get the picture, I’m sure.

That was hard but a lot of fun! Thanks again to Nicola and Tina for tagging me!

I would like to see the following people do this but please don’t feel like you have to if you don’t want to or if you’ve done it before, obviously.

Janel @ Keeper of Pages
Jen @ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
Ana @ The Misstery
Renee @ It’s Book Talk
Lorraine @ The Book Review Cafe


  17 comments for “Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

  1. June 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    😀 the strruggle was real with this tag, eh? 😀 Brilliant.. you reminded me of a few titles I still have to get my hands on based on your reviews!

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    • June 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      You noticed that? 😄 So hard to choose favourites! Glad I could remind you of a few books though! xx

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  2. June 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I keep seeing Six Tutor Queens everywhere. Should start reading I guess :). Great selection a few added to my tbr pile.

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  3. June 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Whoops Tudor not tutor lol

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    • June 23, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Teehee, quite like Tutors too 😄.

      According to Goodreads, book 3 about Jane Seymour is apparently not coming until 2019 so you still have some time!

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  4. June 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Great answers, Dee!

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  5. June 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for the tag, I enjoyed reading your answers, they made me laugh, I agree it’s so hard with all the books in the world to narrow it down to one for your answer, you did well haha

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    • June 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Always glad when I can make someone laugh! Some of these questions looked so easy until I looked through my Goodreads shelves! I guess they call it the freak out tag for a reason! 😄

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  6. Christine
    June 23, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Like! Like! Like! That was fun, Dee. And totally agree with your Lottie Parker pick. And your review of Shadows–your excitement over that one was contagious!

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    • June 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Glad you enjoyed that, Christine! And that my excitement over Shadows came across. I may just be finding my voice in this reviewing malarkey 😄

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  7. June 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I’m so glad you did this post! We’ve got some up and coming books in common 😊. I just picked up He Said/She Said from the library and hope to start it next week. I added Katherine of Aragon to my TBR list! I’m excited about it, I’ve never read anything from the Tudor time period.

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    • June 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      I’m not at all surprised we have upcoming books in common! I do so hope you like Katherine of Aragon. I love the Tudor era! I may post my review on Sunday.

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      • June 23, 2017 at 9:45 pm

        I’m looking forward to reading your review! This will be stepping outside of my box a bit. I like to do that from time to time 🙂


  8. June 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    What a great name and idea for a tag. It’s got to be a good thing that you had many 5 star books, though I understand the dilemma in the upcoming choice of best books of the year.

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  9. June 24, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Haha! Picking two every time is cheating! But then cheating is so much fun… 😉

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