Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

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Hello! I’m doing the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag today, which Kathy tagged me in. And I’m so happy I finally met her and Sarah in person! You will see them in my vlog when I post it… Eventually. I’m already going off point, let’s get back to it. I have fifteen questions, I’ll just go through them and try to throw out what my answers are. So far this year, I have finished 72 books, and I’m currently reading three books.

7 Husbands of Evelyn HugoClosed and Common1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018. That would… I don’t know, I’ve read SO many good books this year. It’s really hard to pick, but I think I will go with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. It’s amazing.

2. Best sequel you’ve read this year. I think the best sequel so far this year would have to be A Closed and Common Orbit. It was amazing. No, wait! I take that back. Waking Gods is the best sequel. It’s part of The Themis Files series. The books are: Sleeping GiantsWaking Gods, and Only Human. I started reading Only Human, but then it was automatically returned to the library before I could finish it, so… It will be a while before I can finish it, but yes.

4 Sovereign5 Blackfish City3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to. I’m not sure what is a new release… okay, I took way too long to think about this, because I don’t even know what books are new releases or not. I have way too many books on my TBR, and I don’t know what just came out. So I’m just going to put two things that I recently added. Sovereign, it was released in 2017, but I just read Dreadnought, so… But the second one is one I saw when I was in the LA library. (Yes, I visited the LA library.) It’s called Blackfish City, and it looks interesting! Look it up. It was recently released on April 17th of this year, so…

4. Most anticipated release for the rest of the year. I have two. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. And An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, those two.

PiperLet's talk about love5. Biggest disappointment. That was a kind of easy one. I thought of one of the books I read at the beginning of the year, Piper. I was expecting so much from it, it could have been much more, but… It wasn’t.

6. Biggest surprise. Okay, this was kind of not a surprise, but at the same time… Let’s Talk About Love. Okay. I knew I would like this book, but I didn’t think I would love it as much as I do. So if you haven’t read this, READ IT.

7. Favorite new author, either a debut or new to you. I couldn’t pick, I have two authors. The first one is technically not new to me, but she is new to me as in I’ve never read any of her books before, Jen Wilde. I finally read both Queens of Geek and The Brightsiders. I read those for the Queer Lit and Libraryathon. Yes. Yes, I can’t wait for her next book. And the second author is Angie Thomas. She wrote The Hate U Give, and that was her debut novel. Yes. If you haven’t already read it, you are missing out.

8. Newest fictional crush. I have to say Alfie from The Brightsiders. He’s just… Adorable.

9. Newest favorite character. I’ll pick one that’s not Alfie, and… It’s so hard to pick between all of my babies, but… I will pick two. Danny from Dreadnought and Prince Sebastian from The Prince and the Dressmaker. Both are amazing books, read them!

Street of a Thousand Blossoms12 Storied of AJ Fikry10. Book that made you cry. I don’t really cry, but this book was very sad. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. Very sad.

11. Book that made you happy, and how can I not say The Storied Life of AJ Fikry? A book about books and bookstores, book owners, yes. Yes.

12. Favorite book-to-film adaption you saw this year. I’ve gone to see several movies in the theaters this year, but I think the only film adaption I actually saw this year was A 13 Wrinkle in TimeWrinkle in Time, and I saw that on the plane to Los Angeles. It was… They finally did justice to the book. Finally. The book’s really weird, and the movie is just as weird, which is great.

13. Favorite video you’ve done so far this year. I have made a lot of videos, but I will have to say I do really like my two pride month videos that I made. The Pride Rewind tag, and My Queer Story. Those two, they’re the most recent, so… Also, my Queer Lit Recs. I’m pretty happy with that one. Oh, and my Creativity video from February. It’s short, less than two minutes of a quote from a Korean chef.

14 Strange and Beautiful Sorrows14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year or received. The first thing that came to mind was The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, because the cover has a shiny gold feather, it’s beautiful. I haven’t read it, but soon.

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year? I don’t have any “oh, I have to finish these books by the end of year” books. I just go with whatever I read. And I’m constantly getting new books, getting books from the library, so… It’s not smart to have a list of need-to-read-books-by-the-end-of-the-year. Soooo I guess that wraps up this tag! Leave a comment about what books you want to read or whatever to any of the questions. See you later!

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Hello there! I'm Rogan, a queer deaf guy who has a passion for leadership and advocacy. I create YouTube videos about a lot of different topics - being deaf, queer, reading, language, and whatever else interests me!

One thought on “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

  1. Ava Lavender is BEAUTIFUL. Definitely read it asap! I just posted my review a week or so ago… Also, I just got Queens of Geek from the library and am excited to read it – glad you loved it!

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