The (Slightly Later Than) Mid Year Book Freakout Tag | 2019

1 // Best book I’ve read so far in 2019 

I’m going to break the rules and pick two. Wildspark by Vashti Hardy and The Star Spun Web by Sinead O’hart.


2 // My favourite sequel of the first half of the year

It has to be Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend.

3 // A new release I haven’t read yet but I’m really excited about

Rumblestar by the fabulous Abi Elphinstone

4 // Most anticipated release for the second half of 2019

Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens–I can’t wait to see what shenanigans Hazel and Daisy get up to next.


5 // Biggest disappointment

It’s probably the book I’m reading at the moment–The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera. It’s a translated book and I’m not sure whether that’s the reason, but I really can’t get into it.

6 // Biggest surprise

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. The little boy I babysit for lent me his copy and I devoured it. Girls in STEM are the best.

7 // Favourite new-to-me or debut author

I ADORED The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. It was everything I love in a mystery, and a must read for YA fans who adore true crime.


8 // Favourite fictional crush

This is probably because I just watched the 2005 Pride and Prejudice adaptation, but Mr Darcy, always and forever.

9 // New favourite character

Vita Marlowe from Katherine Rundell’s triumphant The Good Thieves. She’s so sassy and I love it.

10 // A book that made me cry


The Radium Girls by Kate Moore–a non-fiction book detailing the appalling illnesses that afflicted many working-class women because of their work with radium. It’s devastating and inspiring all at once.

11 // A book that made me happy

Over the Moon by the brilliant Natalie Lloyd. Natalie’s writing always fills me with hope, and this was her best yet.

12 // Favourite book to movie/TV show of the year so far

Good Omens. It was gleefully magnificent and I can’t wait to re-watch it.

13 // Favourite post I’ve written this year

Probably this one. The combination of my two favourite interests.

14 // Most beautiful book I’ve acquired in the first half of 2019



15 // The books I have to read before the end of 2019

SO MANY, and also none at all. I’m trying to take a more mindful approach to reading–reading things that I feel like, and not forcing myself to “have” to read anything.

Have you done the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag this year?

2 thoughts on “The (Slightly Later Than) Mid Year Book Freakout Tag | 2019

  1. Radium Girls was haunting and it’s stayed with me. Tragic and systemic disregard for women.
    If you’re looking for another book to read with your little friend, check put my #STEAM book Aliana Reaches for the Moon! Strong female full of creativity and curiosity!

  2. I didn’t do the tag, and I think I’ve only read one book in common with you (The Good Thieves was a FANTASTIC heist story and I love Vita so much), but I’m glad you had a good reading time and hopefully the rest of the year is also good!

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