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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.

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.


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. 


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


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

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


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.


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.



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


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


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


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


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


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


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