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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Stefanie's 2017 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hi everyone,

It's July already, how did that happen so soon? I think it'll take me many more years before I realize and get used to just how fast the year goes when you work in a school. My brain, I think, still believes it's May and exams should be coming up. 

I've got so many books I want to read this summer, but you know how it goes: so many books, too little time. I'll be curious just to see how many books I do get read this year, but I thought for now it would be a fun idea to copy Sara and also do the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag, so here it goes.

Best Book You've Read So Far

The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari

I loved this book from page one; it felt like a Disney Channel Movie and i loved every page and I'm desperately waiting for the sequel!!  

Best Sequel You've Read So Far

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Because this made me feel like I was back in high school myself, I couldn't help but love this on

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

This comes out in October, perfect for Halloween, and the first one was too good to not need the sequel right away

Biggest Disappointment

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers


I heard such good things about this one and when I finally got my hands on a copy, I thought it was boring and the main character was whiny; it hurt I didn't like this one

Biggest Surprise

The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo

I hadn't read any other of the authors books before reading this one and I just fell in love with it and all the fairytale theme-park references 

Favourite New Author

M. Tara Crowl, author of Eden's Wish

I found this book completely by random at the library and based on the adorable cover, knew I wanted to read it. It was a really fun story about a genie and I know I'll want to read the sequel as soon as I can find it

Newest Fictional Crush

I feel like I fail at this category anytime it's asked. I find that I don't get book crushes, not after Oliver Wood in Harry Potter. I'll like characters but nothing to the extent of a book crush

Newest Favourite Character

Amber Sand from The Best Kind of Magic. Sarcastic, funny, and low down on the magic scale; I LOVED her!

Book That Made You Cry

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Thanks to some major nostalgia about growing up, this one made me cry like a baby and made me want to go back in time and visit my younger self

Book That Made You Happy

A New Model by Ashley Graham 

This book is what the world needed and I ended it by having a smile on my face. Body positivity is what the world needs more of

Favourite Book to Movie Adaptation

Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz


I don't know if this counts, but I'm excited for the next Descendants movie and this fits into the movie world

Favourite Post You've Done This Year

I can't say I really have one, since I haven't actually done that many posts yet. I have the most fun with the month end posts, because I love seeing what books I've read that month and trying to find graphics that fit the month and add to the post.

Most Beautiful Book You've Bought This Year

How to be a Wildflower by Katie Daisy

Drawn completely by Katie Daisy by hand, this book is honestly one of the nicest books I have ever seen. It encourages you to get out into the world and go exploring, something I've been really wanting to do for some time.

New Release You Haven't Read Yet, But Want To

Going Viral by Amy Alward

I love this series and I can't wait to see what adventures Sam has in store for her. This one might be cheating since it's not released yet, but will be soon

What Book Do You NEED to Read By the End of the Year?

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

It's Kasie West so naturally I need this book NOW!!!! I'll probably end up reading it the week it comes out because it just sounds so good!

And that's it! I have to say, this post was a lot of fun writing and now I can see some of the priority books I'll need to get my hands on when they are released!

Hope everyone had a great June!!

Until my next review,



  1. "I don't get crushes after Oliver Wood" SAME. How to be a Wildflower has such a gorgeous cover *all the heart eyes* I'm glad your year in books has been a success thus far =D

    1. Oliver Wood forever! He'd be the only fictional character I'd ever wanted to marry, even if it took me a while to realize he's not real and it won't happen!

  2. I DNF'd Textrovert and was SO SAD. I thought it would be adorably fun, but it was just--- not well written. And kind of a dumb premise. I'm SO happy to hear that you loved The Best Kind of Magic. I'm SO wanting to read that soon-- and I just got the sequel when I was at ALA, so I want to read them both!!

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one out there that didn't like Textrovert. I've read other books with similar plots that I liked better.

      I'm really jealous you got a copy of the sequel to Best kind of Magic!! I hope it's just as cute and funny as the first one! Let me know!!


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