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Mid-Year Book Freak Out! – 2022

We are very nearly half-way through 2022. So, I wanted to do the mid-year book freak out tag! I’ve done this tag for a few years now and always love reading last years answers. So, here is the mid-year book freak out!

Best book you’ve read so far in 2022

I can’t narrow this down to one book so I am going to give two. All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown which I absolutely flew through and won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Also, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman which is so heart-warming and made me sob.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2022

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is easily my favourite sequel so far this year. I love this series so much and I cannot wait to see what the next book has in store. If you haven’t read this series yet you are missing out.

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber! I’ve still not read this one and I am so mad at myself for that. It has got non-stop incredible reviews and I’m sure I’ll love it. I cannot wait to see what I think.

Most anticipated release for the second half of 2022

It has to be Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I am so excited to have a brand new book from my favourite author. It is already getting amazing reviews so I cannot wait to read it!

Biggest Disappointment

This has to be Writers & Lovers by Lily King. I had heard so many amazing things about this before I read it. I nearly DNF’d this book so many times and I really wish I had done. I just could not get into the story and didn’t enjoy the writing.

Biggest Surprise

The Crossing by Manjeet Mann was a surprise 5 star read for me. I did not know how much this book would affect me going into it. Since reading I have recommended it to so many people and made sure the libraries I work in have a copy.

Favourite new author

I have to say Fredrik Backman. He is a new to me author this year and I’ve since read two books by him. Anxious People and A Man Called Ove were both incredible and made me want to read more books by the author.

Newest fictional crush

I genuinely do not have a new fictional crush! I do not seem to get crushes on characters from books more so from films or TV shows. But I have no new ones!

New favourite character

Andrew from All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown is easily my new favourite character. He is adorable, funny and very easily became a favourite character of mine,

Book that made you cry

Two books have made me cry so far this year. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and The No-Show by Beth O’Leary. Both made me cry for different reasons but both made me sob. I would highly recommend them both.

Book that made you happy

Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera and The Secret Sunshine Project by Benjamin Dean both made me very happy this year. They both put huge smiles on my face.

The most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year

Based on the cover along I am going to have to go with The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh. The cover of that book is absolutely beautiful and it is one I would have facing out on my bookshelf if I could.

What books do you want to read by the end of the year?

I want to read Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams and Beartown by Fredrik Backman by the end of the year. I’ve had them both on my TBR for a while now and I’d like to finally read them both.

Favourite book to screen adaptation you’ve seen this year?

The Heartstopper TV show is easily the best book to screen adaptation so far this year. I knew it would be amazing but I was completely blown away by it and have re-watched it so many times already. I cannot wait for series 2 and 3!

There you have it, the mid-year book freak out tag. How is your reading going throughout 2022? Let me know in the comments below!

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