It’s Book Tag time.
It’s that time of year; I’ve spotted this tag around quite often recently so yes, the Mid-Year period is here again.
I’ve enjoyed many of my recent reads, so here’s to remembering a few of them in the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019:
I can’t choose just one, but I’ll try not to be excessive and just go for these three…
The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
2. Best sequel of 2019 so far:
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden. What a wonderful conclusion to the Winternight trilogy. I could read the whole series again if I was a re-reader because I enjoyed it so much.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to:
The Poison Song by Jen Williams is the final book in the Winnowing Flame trilogy. I can’t not find out how it ends having enjoyed the two previous book so much.
4. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2019:
The Institute by Stephen King. I’ll always pick up the latest from Stephen King.
5. Biggest disappointment of 2019:
I’d rather call it books that in the end just weren’t for me and I’d go for The Furies by Katie Lowe.
6. Biggest surprise:
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. Did you see that twist coming? No, neither did I. It was so surprising that I don’t think I’ll forget it.
7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you):
John Connolly. I joined the Charlie Parker series very late (book 16 actually!). I have no idea how this series has passed me by for so long, and I’m really looking forward to discovering older books from the series.
8. Newest fictional crush:
I’m obviously missing out on something here because sit and think as I might I’m drawing a blank on this answer. Help!
9. Newest favourite character:
Charlie Parker and Louis made a great team in The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly.
10. Book that made you cry:
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden may have caused a tear or two.
11. Book that made you happy:
I really enjoyed the whole Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden.
12. Favourite book to movie adaptation of 2019 you’ve seen:
I have to say Good Omens even though it doesn’t quite fit the category as I’ve not actually read the book yet. The tv series has made me request the book from the library and I can’t wait to read it. It’s just so different.
13. Favourite Post/review you’ve written this year:
My Top Ten Tuesday From Page to Screen post, thinking about books I’d love to see adapted. Also the Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book post.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon was fun to write about, as was The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, because it was so hard not to just give all the secrets away!
14. Most beautiful book you bought or received this year:
I would say this one is a tie between The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden and The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, which features a pretty fierce dragon on the cover.
15. Books you need to read by the end of this year:
If I listed everything I’d like to read soon this tag would never end, so here’s just a small selection…
More from the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly
The Institute by Stephen King
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
And so concludes my 2019 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!