Friday, July 7, 2017

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

1. Best Book You Have Read So Far in 2017?
This one has to go to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I learned so much from this book and there is not a day that goes by where I don't think about this story.

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2. Best Sequel You Have Read So Far in 2017?
By looking at the list of books that I have read this year, I have realized that I have not read any sequels of actual novels. I have mostly been focusing on standalones this year, but there are some sequels that I need to get to (I am glad this tag brought by attention to that). But for the answer to this question I am going to pick the sequel in my favorite graphic novel series Giant Days by John Allison.

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3. New Release That You Have Not Read Yet But Want To?
I am constantly eyeing Noteworthy by Riley Redgate, and I just really need to pick this one up already.

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4. Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of 2017?
This one has to go to Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I read Stalking Jack the Ripper earlier this year and I absolutely LOVED it. I cannot wait to get my hands on this sequel.

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5. Biggest Disappointment?
By far the biggest disappointment for me was Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin. This was described to me as a Romeo and Juliet retelling set during the modern day Israel-Palestinian conflict. I was super excited for this book, and I picked this one up as soon as I could. I was just incredibly disappointed--it was incredibly cliche and full of weird insta-love. 

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6. Biggest Surprise?
One of my favorite books of the year is a graphic memoir titled The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. I did not expect to love this one as much as I do. This book was incredibly well written with a powerful message that is incredibly relevant to the times we are living in. I LOVED this one and I find myself constantly thinking about this story.

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7. Favorite New Author?
Jeff Zentner has quickly become one of my favorite new authors. I read The Serpent King this year and I absolutely fell in love with it. I will read anything that Jeff writes from now on.

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8. Newest Fictional Crush?
This one definitely has to go to Thomas from Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. Just simply read this book and you will know what I am talking about. 

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9. Newest Favorite Character?
Simon from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. 

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10. Book That Made You Cry?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Angry-crying.

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11. Book That Made You Happy?
Inevitably Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda--I could not stop smiling while reading this. 

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12. Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?
I have not watched any adaptations this year. Shameful, yes I know.
13. Favorite Review You Have Written This Year?
I have been majorly slacking on my reviews this year, so I cannot answer this one either.
14. Most Beautiful Book You Have Bought This Year?
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios--look at this cover! Also a beautifully, painful story. Read it.

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15. What Books Do You Really Need To Read by the End of This Year? 
All the books! Here are a few that I absolutely need to get to.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

July TBR

Greetings Everyone! How is it already July? I don't know about you, but for me June just seemed to fly by. I didn't nearly get as much reading done as I had wanted to this past June, but that won't stop me from creating another large TBR of endless possibilities this month. Obviously, I will not be reading all of these books this month--that would be impossible, but I am a mood reader and I like to have a lot of options to choose from. Anyways, here is my July TBR--this month I have a lot of ARCs to read from Edelweiss that I really need to get to. Also, I have a lot of books checked out from my library that I need to read. Later this month I will be participating in the BookTubeAThon and the Biannual Bibliothon--watch for more TBR posts! I hope you all have a wonderful month and happy reading! Comment down below what you are currently reading!

Wicked Like Wildfire by Lana Popovic (Aug 15) 
-Young Adult Fantasy, 416 pages, Katherine Tegen Books
A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor (Aug 15)
-Young Adult Contemporary, 368 pages, Dial Books, Junior Library Guild Selection
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin (Aug 22)
-Adult Fiction, 320 pages, Algonquin Books
Things That Surprise You by Jennifer Maschari (Aug 22)
-Middle Grade, 288 pages, Balzer + Bray

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You Don't Know Me But I Know You Rebecca Barrow (Aug 29)
-Young Adult Contemporary, 336 pages, HarperTeen
Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Pendergast (Aug 29)  
-Young Adult Fantasy, 496 pages, Simon & Schuster
Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley (Aug 29)
-Middle Grade Fantasy, 400 pages, Penguin Young Readers
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke (Sep 1)
-Young Adult Historical Fiction/Fantasy, 256 pages, Albert Whitman Company

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Right Where You Left Me by Calla Devlin (Sep 5)
-Young Adult Contemporary, 256 pages, Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (Sep 5)
-Young Adult Fantasy, 400 pages, Flatiron Books
The Door to January by Gillian French (Sep 5)
-Young Adult Mystery, 255 pages, Islandport Press
The Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Sep 5)
-Young Adult Contemporary/Sci-Fi, 384 pages, HarperTeen

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Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett (Sep 5)
-Young Adult Fantasy, 304 pages, HarperCollins
If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Sep 5)
-Young Adult Contemporary, 480 pages, Harlequin Teen
Project Semicolon by Amy Bleuel (Sep  5)
-Nonfiction, HarperCollins
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland (Sep 5)
-Young Adult Contemporary, 256 pages, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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The Lost Causes by Jessica Koosed Etting (Sept 5)
-Young Adult Mystery, 344 pages, Kids Can Press
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-Young Adult Science Fiction, 384 pages, Harlequin Teen

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City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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A Million Junes by Emily Henry
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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

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All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone

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Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
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Wildman by J.C. Geiger
The Gauntlet by Karuna Razi

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The Long Way to the Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers


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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali 
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire 
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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Human Acts by Han Kang 
Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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