2016 Mid Year Book Freak Out!

August 14, 2016 Tag 36

mid year book freak out

We were tagged by Aubrey at Aubrey’s Book Nook for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out tag! 2016 is already more than halfway gone help us and we’ve read some great (and not so great) books! Here are some of our favorites from the year so far:

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

and i darken white

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

empire of storms

Biggest Disappointment

Burning Glass cover purdie

Biggest Surprise

Review: Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Favorite New Author

Victoria Schwab. I just got into A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC and A GATHERING OF SHADOWS which have both made me love her writing.

Newest Fictional Crush


Newest Favorite Character

Caitrin from HEART’S BLOOD. It’s not a 2016 release but I read it in 2016. (Also I just realized I haven’t read that many books this year haaa).

Book That Made You Cry

BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys. It’s not a 2016 release either, whoops.

Book That Made You Happy

rose dagger

Favorite Book to Film Adaptation

the jungle book

Favorite Post You Have Done This Year

My Unpopular Bookish Opinions post was pretty fun to write!

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

the raven king

What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year


Have you read any of these books?
What did you think of them?
What 2016 releases are you excited about?
I challenge you to this tag!


36 Responses to “2016 Mid Year Book Freak Out!”

    • Alise

      Shhh, if we don’t address that it’s August maybe it won’t be xD Omg ACOMAF might be my all time favorite book LOVE.

  1. Greg

    Nice tag! I love the Throne of Glass covers and I still need to see The Jungle Book. Hopefully I can catch it before it goes off at the theater- I’m so behind on movies. And The raven King does have a nice cover- that’s just a very good looking book.
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    • Alise

      I think it might still be out! If not you may be able to catch it at the dollar theater! Yeah, I love it, so pretty.

    • Alise

      Yay! And yeah, I’m so stoked for Crooked Kingdom, I think I’m going to preorder as well. Good to know, I’m super curious about it. :)

  2. Karen Blue

    I absolutely cannot wait for Empire of Storms! I have both The Court of Thorns and Roses books and I haven’t found time to read them yet. I also have The Rose and the Dagger and I haven’t read it yet either, I loved The Wrath and the Dawn. Although I hear they are both fantastic. I totally agree with Burning Glass being a disappointment. This is a fun tag!
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    • Alise

      Me too, the excitement is real. While I found the Court books to be a little different I still liked them, A COURT OF MIST AND FURY really shines. Thanks :D

  3. Di @ Book Reviews by Di

    Oh my gosh I love this tag! And I agree on ACoMaF! I haven’t read Schwab yet but I really, really need to! I’m going to move her up on my TBR pile now. And Empire of Storms is also my most highly anticipated H2 release :)

    Great feature!

    • Alise

      Yay, I’m glad you have enjoyed the same books :D Yeah, that would be one I wouldn’t rec, for sure, haha.

  4. Lonna

    I recently read The Rose and the Dagger, and it made me happy, too. I just picked up A Darker Shade of Magic from the library and I’m thrilled to see it as your fav book of 2016. That is some honor. I will start reading ASAP. Due dates just suck awefully bad, but I suppose I can’t hog the book. Ha ha. I’ll also add Heart’s Blood to my tbr. It looks intriguing. =) Great tag!
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    • Alise

      Oh my gosh I love A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC so much, I really hope you enjoy it and HEART’S BLOOD, when you get around to it :)

  5. Tammy V

    I absolutely love The Raven King cover. This series was a great read but I was a tiny bit disappointed in the ending. It seemed a bit anti-climatic.

  6. peach @ rebelle reads

    Commenting at the end of August but s’okay. It’s almost September, I can’t believe it. OMGOMGOMGOMG. Nervousss. Starting school soon. Nervousss. ANYWAY. I need to read And I Darken too & I still haven’t forgave my sister for not taking me to see The Jungle Book with her. Awesome post, Alise!! <3
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    • Alise

      I know what you mean, don’t worry too much though – it will be great :) It’s such a great movie, I hope you get to see it! Thank you :D

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