The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!

midyear freakout tag

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Hello sunshines! I was tagged a few weeks ago by Arvenig @ to take part in the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag, so thank you, Arvenig, for thinking of me! 🙂 Let’s get to it!

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I talk about this novel in almost every tag — I’m sure you guys already know it’s one of my favorite books, lol.




Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016

24422492I only read one  sequel this year and that was Never, Never: Part Two by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher. I was left on a cliff-hanger just like in the first part, but I haven’t gotten around to reading part three. The sequel wasn’t the BEST, but it was definitely a good read.




New Release That You Want To Read But Haven’t Yet

24820165I don’t know if Nicholas Sparks’ newest novel, See Me, counts because it was released late 2015, but I’m going to pick that one anyways, lol. I am a Sparks fan, so when I heard he had a new novel I had to get it for myself. I do own it, yes, but I haven’t read it yet!




Most Anticipated Release For the Second Half of the Year

28671039Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. Again, I’ve talked about this one numerous of times — I love ATBP, so I have to read HUTU (ALREADY HAS 4.06 stars on GR!!) as soon as possible! I actually pre-ordered it on Amazon already, so…yeah…I think I’m obsessed very passionate about Niven’s work ❤




Biggest Disappointment

I think all of my reads this year have been 3.5+ star ratings, so I don’t really have an answer for this one — most of the novels I read this year were pretty good (surprisingly)!


Biggest Surprise

18163646Definitely Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang. I have a review for this one & it was a really great read. However, I was surprised because of the content and how well Zhang portrayed the protagonist, along with the other minor characters. Zhang’s writing is absolutely beautiful & I would love to read more from her.




Favorite New Author

Okay, so let’s just make this an appreciation post for Jennifer Niven because she is my pick for this one…again…xD But besides her, I also enjoy Rainbow Rowell! I just read Eleanor & Park this year and it was amazzzzzing!

Newest Fictional Crush

Either Park from Eleanor & Park or Theodore from ATBP…or BOTH! That would be cool…*wink, wink*

Newest Favorite Character

Any of the characters that I listed above — I couldn’t decide; they are all equal on the “favorite” scale!

Book That Made You Cry + Book That Made You Happy

Again, ATBP for the win. Great characters, beautiful writing, and it made me cry — ATBP is definitely one that you want to read before your time comes 🙂




Favorite Book to Film Adaptation

I don’t think I’ve seen any book to film adaptation this year, but last year I saw a bunch of Nicholas Sparks’ book to movie adaptations and I really liked them. Besides those, I also enjoyed the book to movie adaptation of My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I must confess that I watched the film before I read the novel, but I have a very good excuse — I didn’t know there was a novel xD

Most Beautiful Book You Bought This Year

17234659Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray. I scored this beauty a while back at this used bookstore in Berkeley, CA for half off!!





What Books Do You Need to Read By the End of the Year

  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • See Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

And that is the end to the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag! I do apologize for all the repetitiveness; I’ve only read a shameful 13 novels this year so I kind of don’t have a lot to pick from xD But anyways…


Of course, it is not mandatory that you complete and post this tag, but if you do decide to taken upon the fun, definitely pingback to this post so I can read your post!! Have fun…:)

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…




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18 responses to “The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!

  1. OH YES, Jess you HAVE to read The Wrath and The Dawn, so we can read the sequel together afterwards?!!! I absolutely LOVED the first book, and I feel like you could just as well. I haven’t got the chance to buy the sequel yet, but I am SO IMPATIENT.
    Jennifer Niven is such a fantastic author, I loved All The Bright Places so, so much! ❤
    I hope you won't be too disappointed by the ending of the Never, Never series. I enjoyed it as a whole, but the ending kind of made me frustrated :/

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    • I’ve actually had TWATD sitting on my shelves for almost a year now O.O I bought it around my birthday last year I think…which was Sept. 2015…so….. xD But anyways, I WILL READ IT (eventually)!! The cover is so gorgeous, too! *heart eyes*

      YEEESSS, Niven is QUEEN!! ❤ ❤

      I am suspecting to be a little disappointed because I know a ton of people who disliked the last part, but I guess we'll just have to see… 🙂 Thanks for the heads up though!

      -Jess @jbelkbooks

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  2. «Ten Thousand Skies Above You» is gorgeous! I might just buy it because of the cover!

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  3. Falling Into Place was such an amazing read, I can’t begin to explain how well it was written and how everything just fit together so well
    – Yasmin

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  4. Thanks for the tag, hun! I’ve already did my own post on it but I really like your answers. 🙂

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  5. All the Bright Places was my favorite book this year, too! I usually don’t cry when I read a sad novel, but this one really got to me. It was just so sweet and meaningful, and Finch was the absolute best.

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  6. Thanks for the tag!! Already did this one a while back but I loved reading your answers. I’m really excited for Holding Up The Universe as well! 😃♥

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