Day 30 of #PrideLibrary20.
It’s the last day of June a.k.a. Pride month, and that means it’s the last day of #PrideLibrary20! I can’t believe how quickly June has come to an end, I wasn’t entirely sure what kind of post to do for today but then I saw the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag making the rounds and thought it would be perfect! (It was about August by the time I started giving this tag a go last year, so at least I’m on time this year!)
- How many books have you read in 2020 so far?
94 out of 200, which means I’m slightly behind on schedule but I’m confident I’ll catch up, I have a fair few graphic novels on my TBR!
2. Best books you’ve read so far in 2020?
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar, Music from Another World by Robin Talley, Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, Pet by Akwaeke Emezi & Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann.
3. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020?
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson & The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill.
4. New releases you haven’t read yet, but want to?
Wonderland by Juno Dawson, When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey, The Library of the Unwritten by A. K. Hackwith, The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow, Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith, The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune & House of Earth & Blood by Sarah J. Maas.
4. Most anticipated releases for the second half of the year?
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas, Loveless by Alice Oseman, Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, Dear Justyce by Nic Stone & The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.
5. Biggest disappointment?
Can I say 2020 has been a bit of a disappointment on the whole?! There were so many amazing books scheduled for release earlier this year, then Covid hit us and they got shoved further into the future, some even into next year!
6. Biggest surprise?
That I’ve read a fair few more adult fiction novels this year and so far I have really enjoyed them all! Examples are The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, Bone China by Laura Purcell, Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert & Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
7. Favourite new authors (debut or new to you)?
Robin Talley, Talia Hibbert, Akwaeke Emezi & Delia Owens.
8. Newest favourite characters?
Nicholas Cox (Fence by C. S. Pacat), Nishat (The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar), Randy (Camp by L. C. Rosen), Jam (Pet by Akwaeke Emezi) & Ari (Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy).
9. A book that made you cry?
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, such an empowering female led story.
10. Under-rated gems you’ve discovered recently?
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar, Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales, Run Rebel by Manjeet Mann, Havenfall by Sara Holland & Loveboat Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen.
11. Books that made you happy?
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales, Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann & The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill.
12. Most beautiful books you’ve bought so far this year (or received)?
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy, Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty, A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell & All Out: Queer Teens Throughout The Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell.
13.What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
So many, I made a deal with myself at the start of the year that I needed to make a serious dent in my owned unread books this year… it’s not going so well! This is going to be quite the list; On The Come Up by Angie Thomas, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty, The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang, A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, A Curse So Dark and Lonely Brigid Kemmerer, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, Pulp by Robin Talley, Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies) by Scarlett Curtis, The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali, Autoboyography by Christina Lauren, Internment by Samira Ahmed, Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye, The Disasters by M. K. England, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann, We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal, How to be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters…. I’ll leave it there for now! See any favourites?
14. Favorite book community members?
Amy @ Bookish Heights
Kate @ Reading Through Infinity
Michelle @ Michelle Likes Things
Anniek @ Anniek’s Library
Micky & Hollis @ A Take From Two Cities
Anna @ My Bookish Dream
15. Goals for the rest of the Year?
- Complete my reading challenge.
- Read my own unread books.
- Review books in a timely manner!
- Update my blog at least once a week.
- Unhaul any books I don’t enjoy.
And that’s it, I have finally completed the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! Are you going to give this tag a go?
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