Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag

Heyo, Hunters! Today I’m snatching up another reading-themed tag, this time from my friend Jane Maree. I didn’t know I liked book tags so much. X’D Live and learn.

According to the apparent originator of the tag, I’m supposed to “do the obligatory side-eye at the fact it is June and [you] donโ€™t recall expressly giving permission for that to happen”. Well all right then.

. . .

But it’s JULY.

. . . . .

HALP MEH.

O.o

‘Kay, done. ๐Ÿ™‚

She didn’t actually command her readers to do that, I just felt the need to address it.

Anyway, I’ve been reading a bit this year, so hopefully I can answer all these questions. They were pretty cool ones.

~~ The Inquiries ~~

Best sequel youโ€™ve read so far

I’m going to go with Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson, because HOW CAN I NOT MENTION THE WINGFEATHER SAGA.

New release you havenโ€™t read yet, but want to

Healer’s Bane by Hope Ann. I actually ordered that book online a few days ago so I’m excited to read it! I haven’t read Hope’s writing yet and it’s about time I got my paws on some of her work.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Guts by Raina Telgemeier, my favorite graphic novelist. ๐Ÿ˜€

And yes, graphic novels count. Besides, it’s RAINA TELGEMEIER.

Biggest surprise

I’m going to go with The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. It was a lot more engaging and beautiful than I thought. Truly inspiring.

Favorite new author (debut or new to you)

The best author that fits this description would probably be Scott McCloud. He wrote a few books on the history of comics and how they work. I’ve only read the first one but I enjoyed it a lot.

Rereads this year

Strap in.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Lauren Ipsum by Carlos Bueno
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Josiah’s Fire by Tahni Cullen
  • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • The entire Wingfeather Saga series by Andrew Peterson

Is it a good thing that I’m rereading books I liked, or a bad thing that I’m not widening my palette with books I’ve never read?

Book that made you cry

Books don’t make me cry that often. I ALMOST cried at the end of Warden and the Wolf King again but I managed to hold it in. ๐Ÿ™‚

Book that made you happy

Oy goodness. . . A lot of books made me happy this year. But if I could pick one book I’d choose Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The ending. . . was. . . SO SATISFYING.

Shortest book vs longest book

Night by Elie Wiesel: 115 pages

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: 870 pages

(shows in the titles X’D)

Most beautiful book youโ€™ve bought so far this year (or received)

As in beautiful story or beautiful cover?

I guess I’ll go with Josiah’s Fire by Tahni Cullen. It doesn’t have the most beautiful cover I’ve ever seen, but the STORY.

OH, THE STORY. It’s stunning, riveting, and best of all, a hundred percent true.

. . . Oh, that was it? Awww man, I was having fun. ๐Ÿ˜›

I’m not going to tag anyone so if you’d like to pass on this tag yourself, don’t let me stop you! I did skip one of the questions Jane answered because I didn’t really have an adequate answer for it, but it was a good question, and if you wish to answer the full list of prompts you can view the list here.

Do Tell! What’s the best book you’ve read this year? What’s a book you’re looking forward to reading in the future? How was your Independence Day (if you’re an American that is hahah)?

I wrote this while listening to the Minecraft soundtrack. . . I don’t know why I said that. I just felt like it. ๐Ÿ˜› Seeya peeps next week, I hope!

~~ Dekreel

(title photo by mentatdgt from Pexels. Wouldn’t you like to visit that library??)

8 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag”

    1. I’m not exactly a one-hundred-percent-avid reader either so I totally understand. It’s difficult to find the patience or motivation to sit down and read sometimes, eh? It’s cool looking back and seeing the progress one HAS made though. ^.^ Glad you liked it!

  1. *Dekreel decides to write a post about books*
    *Wingfeather Saga: first books mentioned*
    *all caps used*

    xD xD xD

    I really enjoyed this post! And yes, I had the same experience with The Hiding Place when I first read it a couple years ago. Isn’t it so good, though? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is really interesting! I don’t know If I’ll put it on my blog, but my blog needs SERIOUS HELP. So I may or may not reboot it today.

    1. I definitely feel you on the blog needing help thing. ๐Ÿ˜› Go for it as you see fit! You don’t have to ADORE books to do this tag. โ˜บ๏ธ

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