The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag: 2022 Edition

It’s Book Tag time.

It’s that time of year. The Mid-Year Freak Out tag is back for a 2022 update.
I’ve enjoyed many of my recent reads, so here’s to remembering a few of them in this tag.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2022:

I’ve read some great books this year so I can’t pick just one for this. I must mention…

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Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie
Foundryside (The Founders trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

2. Best sequel of 2022 so far:


The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King. It’s book 4.5 of the Dark Tower series and was written after the rest of the series was completed. I think it may also be the only sequel I’ve read this year actually, but I think I’d have chosen it anyway as I really like this series.

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

The Grief of Stones by Katherine Addison. I enjoyed both The Goblin Emperor and The Witness for the Dead, and this book is a sequel to the latter. Definitely one I want to get around to soon.

4. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2022:

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

5. Biggest disappointment of 2022:

That I haven’t read a few more books so far, and I’d have liked to make a little bit more progress with my bookish bingo cards. Hopefully I’ll add a few more books to each of these soon.

6. Biggest surprise:

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The Hollows by Mark Edwards

The Midnight Man (Slayton Thrillers #1) by Caroline Mitchell

Both of these were thrillers with a slightly spooky air that made them very enjoyable.

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


New-to-me – Louise Douglas. I really enjoyed The Room in the Attic. I could have mentioned the two authors and books I used for the previous question here as well, because they’re both new-to-me and were enjoyable reads as well.

8. Newest fictional crush:


9. Newest favourite character:


The Eastwood sisters from The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow. I can’t pick just one of them as I liked each of them for different reasons.

10. Book that made you cry:


Billy Summers by Stephen King had a moment or two.

11. Book that made you happy:


I’m going back slightly further than I should for this one to mention a book that I read at the very end of last year as it seems to fit the prompt best – The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. I’ve thought about this one a few times since I finished it and enjoyed every moment spent in this world.

12. Favourite book to movie adaptation of 2022 you’ve seen:


Death on the Nile is perhaps the only move I’ve seen that fits this category. I saw the movie before I read the book but that didn’t take away any of the enjoyment of reading it. I liked seeing what was changed and what stayed the same.

13. Favourite post/review you’ve written this year:

I haven’t done many Top Ten Tuesday posts so far this year but I did enjoy writing about books featuring Lighthouses and Sailing Ships.

I think one of my favourite books to review recently has been Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. It was a good story and trying to write about it without giving anything away was interesting.


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


The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex has a striking cover. I haven’t read it yet so can’t comment on the story, but it’s one I’m looking forward to.

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

There are many, many books I could mention but I’ll limit myself to just a few…

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell
The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex
Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower #5) by Stephen King

So concludes my 2022 edition of The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag.

As always, if you’ve not already done this and you fancy reminiscing over the amazing books you’ve read so far this year, feel free to consider yourself tagged.
See you next time for another Book Tag!

8 thoughts on “The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag: 2022 Edition

    • pagesandtea says:

      I really enjoyed Witness for the Dead and am looking forward to The Grief of Stones too. Have you read that one yet?
      I’d really like another book featuring the characters from the Goblin Emperor as well.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Calmgrove says:

        Oh, I see The Grief of Stones is just out in hardback—I’ll probably wait till it appears in paperback unless the library happens to acquire a copy.


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