Mid year Book Freakout Tag

I’ve seen this tag on both booktube and blogs and I couldn’t resist participating in this tag. 2020 has been a great year for me in terms of reading. So far, I’ve read 58 — this is thanks to the pandemic and audiobooks. Now let’s get right to it:

Best Book You Read in 2020:

Hands down, it is The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin. This book got mixed reviews on Goodreads, but I really enjoyed it. It was romantic, but had moments that I didn’t see coming. It’s about Cecily Gardner, who goes to a bar to forget her ex. She reaches out for her cellphone to call him — only to be stopped by a man at the bar. They fall in love. All goes well, that is until he disappears in the 9/11 tragedy. It seems a little heavy, and yes it is, but it’s a book that grabbed me from the beginning.

Best Sequel You Read in 2020:

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan. I actually read the first book in 2018 and for some reason or another, I didn’t pick it up right away. I bought the Nook version last year to read while I was in San Diego, but I never got to it. I read it this month and loved it. Just so it doesn’t take me two years to pick up the third book, I actually read it as soon as I finished the second one. I definitely thought that it was entertaining and enjoyed both of them.

A New Release That You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To:

Definitely Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory.

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year:

Probably the two Colleen Hoover books this year and Katherine Center’s new book.

Biggest Disappointment:

Definitely the Hunger Games Prequel. I hated that book so much.

Biggest Surprise:

I think the biggest surprise was that this year I’m slowly getting into fantasy again. I’ve read the two Cursebreaker books, as well as Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare and loved both.

Favorite New Author (debut or new to you)?

Jane Green.

Newest Fictional Crush:

I don’t have many of these, but definitely Theo in the Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory. He treated Maddie like a queen and he was such a great friend to Alexa.

Newest Favorite Character:

Definitely Eliza from Eliza and her Monsters. I found her to be relatable to me, as we are both content creators and I just really liked her.

Books That Made You Cry:

Hands down Falling by Jane Green.

Books That Made You Happy:

The Heartstopper comic series by Alice Osman.

Favorite Book To Movie Adaption You’ve Seen This Year:

Hands down the After series. I flew through them in January and was obsessed with the movie.

Favorite Review That You’ve Written This Year:

N/a

The Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought or Received so Far:

A beautiful edition of Little Women, which is one of my favorite books of all time.

What Books Do You Need to Read Before the End of the Year:

There are so many, but here’s a few:

  • What You Wish For by Katherine Center
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  • One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Roomies by Christina Lauren

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