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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2021

I wasn’t tagged to do this, but I always enjoy filling it out so here we are (see one of the creators’ videos here).


Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2021

Seducing Abby Rhodes by J.D. Mason. Definitely a great follow up to The Real Mrs. Price.

Best Sequel You’ve Read so far in 2021

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (just finished this yesterday!).

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

All of the ones on my Most Anticipated Reads list…😆

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf by Kathryn Davis.

Biggest Disappointment

Unfortunately this distinction goes to Nemesis by Agatha Christie. I listened to the audiobook, which I think is the only reason I was able to get to the end (Emilia Fox’s narrations never disappoint). The story format is a bit different than other AC novels, in that the reader – as well as Miss Marple – don’t know what crime was committed (or if one was committed at all). Paired with the length, the whole book felt dull to me.

Biggest Surprise

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone was very unexpectedly dark and so good (my book review here).

Favorite New Author

Alyssa Cole (new to me – I’ve really been missing out!).

Newest Fictional Crush

No one is coming to mind…🙈

Newest Favorite Character

Genevieve Boden from Cabin Fever by Alisha Rai.

Book That Made You Cry

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone.

Book That Made You Happy

Dracula by Bram Stoker. Happy in the sense that I am overjoyed with getting to the end and not hating it. Ha.

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

I love the colors and details on the cover of The Game by A.S. Byatt.

Books You Need to Read by the End of The Year

As always, there are too many to list here. But my current priorities are on my 20 Books of Summer reading list – hopefully I’ll definitely finish those by the end of the year [summer].


Now onto the final week and a half of July. I tag you, person reading this, to look back (and forward) at your 2021 reading up to this point. And if you have already done this book tag leave a comment so I can check it out.

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