I typically y share the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag in June, but decided to wait another week to be able to fully reflect on what I read during the first six months of the year (!!). If you want a taste of my reading (& how it’s changed) over my blogging years, check out my mid-year freak out tags for 2021, 2020, 2019, & 2017. And yes, get ready for me to have multiple answers to some of questions.
Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2022: Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Honorable Favorites: Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon, One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle, &The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far: House of Sky & Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J. Maas and Rivals (American Royals #3) by Katharine McGee
The time has finally come for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. A few of my blogging friends shared this book tag dedicated to sharing some of your favorite reads and reading plans for the rest of the year, since we’re at the halfway point for the year. If you want a tiny taste of how my reading has changed over my blogging years, check out my mid-year freak out tags for 2020, 2019, & 2017.
Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2021: The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon & People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
It’s probably no surprise that 1) I have more than one favorite book and 2) that they’re both contemporary romances. The Ex Talk is definitely one of my favorite enemies-to-lovers books, and I cannot get over the humor and coziness in Poppy and Alex’s relationship in People We Meet on Vacation
Some other favorites I had to share because I have no self-control as usual:
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson, Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne, We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon, & Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far: Another tie because I just can’t choose 1! If we’re talking literal sequel (aka book #2) and contemporary romance world, it’s The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan. If we’re talking new book in a multi-book series, it’s obviously A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas… I also can’t help but mention Anna K: Away by Jenny Lee
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To: Indeciveness/multi-book options always rules, including:
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary , One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill, & God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney
I think out all of the years I’ve done the Mid-Year Freak Out tag, I think 2020 is the year it’s officially okay to say that I can’t believe it’s June. This year has felt like the longest and fastest year yet. I spent some time this weekend with my best friends and as we were reminiscing, it’s really crazy to think what we thought June and summer would look like in January vs. March vs. even a month ago.
I plan on having my If We Were Having Coffee for June posted this week, where I’ll probably talk about how busy I’ve been lately between graduate school and starting remote work. I was so excited then that the Mid Year Freak Out tag was starting to float around the book community over the past week because I think it’s a nice to reflect on the reading I’ve done and some of my reading plans for the rest of the year. The first 2020 version I saw was fromJessica of Peace Love Books. At the time of this post, I’ve read 50 books so far this year – I think there might be at least two novellas in there, but I’m not getting technical until the end of the year.
Best book you’ve read so far in 2020
Who really thought I’d be able to pick one book? Check back at the end of 2020 if I could choose just one book, but for right now I’m going with a toss-up between all of the books below (blame my indecisiveness and current tiredness):
Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn
Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
House of Earth & Blood by Sarah J. Maas
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020
It’s technically a companion novel, but 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon was such a fun return to the Dimpleverse.