Mid-Year Freak Out Tag – 2018!

I saw this post the other day on my friend Flavia’s blog and I immediately knew it was something that I wanted to try out. Even though no one has tagged me in it, I figured that it was still something I could participate in and offer to anyone else who hasn’t been tagged in it!

First, let’s take a look at my progress so far!

This was the first year I’ve set an actual Goodreads challenge for myself and, have intended to try and complete it. So far, I’m really pleased with my progress and I’m extremely close to completing it!

Goodreads Challenge

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While it’s not even close to some of the numbers of books I’ve seen other people read, I feel like this is a good accomplishment considering I spent most of my days student teaching and then supply teaching. I also was away from home for a total of three weeks of vacation.

Now that I’m on summer break, I can commit more time to reading!

Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2018?

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year?

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas

Biggest Disappointment?

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

Biggest Surprise?

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

Favourite New To You or Debut Author?

Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

Newest Fictional Crush?

Elias from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Newest Favourite Character?

Laia from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Book That Made You Cry?

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Book That Made You Happy?

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

Favourite Book-to-Film Adaptation?

Simon vs. the HomoSapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Favourite Post You Have Done This Year?

My interview with Morgan Matson about Save the Date!

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?

More books then I can count! But here are a few that I plan on getting to soon!


If you’d like to know some of the reasons for choosing these books, feel free to ask in the comments!

I’d like to know, what has been the best book you’ve read this year so far? Let me know in the comments below!

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!


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