Mid Year Freak Out Tag

Hello, hope my fellow readers are doing well!! Can’t believe it’s July already which means I’ve been blogging for 3 months now. That’s wild but I’ve been having so much fun interacting with blogger friends and pushing myself to finish my reading goal! I didn’t have a review planned so decided on doing a fun post instead. My first book tag post!

best book you’ve read so far this year?

There’s no way I can choose one. But to name some from the many:

—The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
—Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
—She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
—The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

best sequel you’ve read so far this year?

Oh my god, just realising I haven’t read any sequel till now. Mostly because I’ve been focused on keeping up with new releases. Well, this will be remedied soon lol.

new release you want to read but haven’t read yet?

Hmm many books to answer this one too:

—Made in Korea by Sarah Suk
—The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dan Bowman
—Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan

most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

Taking this opportunity to promote my own post, Asian books releasing in second half of 2021, which has most of my anticipated releases! But also A Lesson in Vengeance!!

biggest disappointment?

The Wolf and the Woodsman. I was really sad about not liking this one as much as people hyped it to be… but I simply didn’t vibe with it. Though, I did enjoy the atmosphere of the book.

biggest surprise?

A Dowry of Blood. I don’t know why but I’m hesitant about books in second person POV but this one took me by surprise with its gorgeous and haunting prose.

new favourite author, new to you or debut?

Elizabeth Lim! Recently read her upcoming book, Six Crimson Cranes and I loved the writing and scenery. Definitely going to read Spin the Dawn series sometime later this year.

a book that made you happy?

Dial A For Aunties! It made me laugh with its ridiculous scenarios and relatable Asian content. I read it in the week I was really stressed because of college, so this served as the perfect light hearted distraction

a book that made you cry?

She Who Became the Sun. I finished this one last week and… I have been wrecked. It was so powerful, so stunning and so painful, I’m still reeling from the events that went down.

books you need to read by the end of the year?

The Atlas Six, Forest of Stolen Girls, Luck of the Titanic are priorities. Of course, I have a million other books on my tbr I really need to read asap.

And that’s my freakout tag for this year! Hope you liked reading the answers!! Happing reading ❤

22 thoughts on “Mid Year Freak Out Tag”

    1. swbts is simply powerful!! i can’t wait for the sequel! ah yeah still bummed about TWATW but i hope you enjoy it nonetheless ❤

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  1. the way that i am DESPERATE to read six crimson cranes (and i just out spin the dawn on my tbr not two minutes before finding this post)… i enjoyed reading through your answers, and have put a few names on my mental tbr, too!

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  2. YES YES YES to you reading The Atlas Six!! I really hope you enjoy it! I also really loved The Jasmine Throne and I’m looking forward to reading She Who Became The Sun!
    I also can’t wait fro A Lesson In Vengeance – sapphic dark academia? Say no more!
    OMg yes Dial A for Aunties was so crazy and chaotic and it made me laugh so so much!!

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  3. i loved reading your answers for this tag!! TOWMTF, and ace of spades were such wonderful books!! i’m starting the jasmine throne this week and i can’t wait – also i know SWBTS will break my heart hahaha glad you liked it!! lovely post ❤

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  4. Oh we have such similar reading taste ! A dowry of blood was hauntingly beautiful >>> and even I need to get to TA6, forest of stolen girls and luck of the titanic.

    And ofc She who became the sun and The Jasmine Throne superiority >

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    1. oh, glad to hear that! oooof maybe we could buddy read one of those? 👀 swbts and tjt are SUPERIOR books!!!!

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  5. I can’t wait for She Who Became the Sun, I’ve heard so many amazing things ! The Atlas Six is a priority of mine as well, I’ve seen it all around book twitter and I think that can be my new favourite book because of every great thing I’ve heard haha this was a great post!

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    1. glad to see we’re on the same page haha, the POV was the first thing i noticed but it surprisingly worked so well

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    1. ooh i hope so too! it sounds good. thank you aarushi ❤️ hope you have a great second half of 2021!!

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