Monday, July 22, 2019

2019 Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

I've decided to follow Mogsy's lead and do the Mid Year Book Freak Out tag this year. Book covers are linked to Goodreads.

Best Books I’ve Read So Far


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42505366-wilder-girls https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40696751-the-luminous-dead https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40539807-the-wolf-and-the-watchman
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40244203-exploring-dark-short-fiction-2 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10616.The_House_Next_Door https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38232344-in-an-absent-dream

I love the fact that The Luminous Dead is on my best books list and on Mogsy's biggest disappointments list. This year has been rough in the horror community with people speaking out against negative reviews. I often retreat into my blogging bubble and this is why. I love you guys.

Biggest Disappointments


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36560817-i-wrote-this-for-you https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25499718-children-of-time https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/432394.Wuthering_Heights

I enjoyed both Children of Time and Wuthering Heights, but I expected to love them and didn't quite make it there.

Biggest Surprises


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40539807-the-wolf-and-the-watchman https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13872.Geek_Love https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40381927-the-last

I recommend each of these books!

Favorite New Authors


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42505366-wilder-girls https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40696751-the-luminous-dead https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40244203-exploring-dark-short-fiction-2

More, please. I need mooooore.

Books That Made Me Cry


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38232344-in-an-absent-dream https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/905246.The_Between https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37841335-without-condition

Each of these books touched me in different ways.

Books That Made Me Happy


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36565384-wolfhunter-river https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28015101-thrill-me https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11534513-dinosaurios-al-atardecer

I found some happiness in each of these books this year.

Best Book To Film Adaptation


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10616.The_House_Next_Door https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/233661.Carrie https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/941315.Ghost_Story

I'm cheating because I haven't seen the adaptations for The House Next Door or Ghost Story, but they have been adapted and I loved reading the books this year.

Favorite Post


I'm going to select my 2019 TBR Jar post because it makes me happy each time I finally sit down with one of the books from this list.

Books I Need to Read By the End of the Year


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35068705-the-poppy-war https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42046112-recursion https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36911680-the-saturday-night-ghost-club

How did the first half of the year go for you? Let me know which books would make your list and consider yourself tagged!

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18 comments:

  1. I enjoyed doing this tag too and it's so much fun to see everyone's answers.

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  2. I wasn't crazy about The Luminous Dead either, but I completely missed the horror community drama that you mentioned! Or maybe I read that wrong😊 Wilder Girls is a book I'm dying to read at some point.

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    1. Horror folks are the NICEST people, but the community has gotten increasingly toxic over the last year. I've blacklisted more authors in the past year than the last almost 10 years I've been blogging combined. It's heartbreaking.

      Ooooh, be sure to let me know what you think if you pick up Wilder Girls!

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    2. Be glad you missed it, Tammy! I wish I had.

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    3. At least I didn't suffer alone. :)

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  3. I really want to read Wilder Girls. It looks awesome.

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  4. I love finding new authors, who delight me, and you found three. That's awesome. I never read Ghost Story, but I saw the movie way back when. I feel like they redid that one too, no?

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    1. Yes, I will 100% read more from these authors. I think there's only one Ghost Story, but I could be wrong!

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  5. Yeah, I'm not a big book tag person but this was a fun one to do! And haha, I must have missed the horror community drama as well, but I just assume that kinda thing just happens with every genre community :D And I agree, sometimes it's the books that we "like" but expected to "love" that are the most disappointing. And I must get to Wolfhunter River soon, I was a bit surprised to see it in the "happy" category but I'm not complaining! The protagonist in that series is due some happiness :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'm sure it does happen in every community. It just took awhile for it to reach mine. Hahahaha. There is no happiness in Wolfhunter River, that's why it made me happy! I'm such a sick person. :)

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    2. (Actually I was just really happy to be reading it and happy to discover the series is going to last a while.)

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  6. Skip that House Next Door adaptation. They cut out out all of the juicy parts! I was so sad, haha.

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  7. Recursion is amazing. I liked it a little less than Dark Matter, but it's so good. And the Magic Tree House books just look fun even though I've never read them. They kinda remind me of the Choose Your Own Adventure books even though I know they're totally different.

    Wilder Girls I NEED to read.

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    1. GAH! I need to read Recursion like RIGHT NOW. I am not skilled at balancing my TBR. Oh, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure! Those make me happy, too. You do need Wilder Girls!

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  8. So many of these are on my TBR!! Awesome post!

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