Is it weird that ever since I became a blogger, I’ve wanted to do the Mid Year Freak Out Tag without knowing what exactly it is? Yes, definitely weird🙃 But now that has changed since I did my homework and read lots of Mid Year Freak Out posts by other bloggers from previous years.
True to the name of this post, I am freaking out. Like seriously, when did time sprout wings? Just yesterday I was getting tired of the new year wishes and memes, and we are halfway through already? Whoa.
Till 25th June, I’ve read 37 books and a total of 14348 pages which are both mind blowing, when compared to previous years (I didn’t track my reading before this year, but I know I got nowhere close to these figures). I am doing quite good on my goodreads goal of 65 books, considering that I am 6 books ahead of schedule. Without further ado, let’s start with the tag!
Best Books So Far In 2021
Surprise surprise! Six Of Crows and The House In The Cerulean Sea. Linked below are my reviews for the same.
Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | Book Review || Book Review: The House In The Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Best Sequels In 2021
Supernova was by far the best book in the Renegades trilogy! Read my review here
I love the Aurora Cycle series with all my heart, but somehow Aurora Burning was even better than Aurora Rising! Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Review
Crooked Kingdom does not need any explanation as to why I am willing to die over it. Period.
New Releases I Want To Read
There are SO many of them, but I’ll go with the top 3.
Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of 2021
Definitely Aurora’s End, the final book in the Aurora Cycle duology-soon-to-be-a-trilogy. After THAT cliffhanger in Aurora Burning (which is THE worst cliffhanger in the history of cliffhangers, if I do say so myself) I can’t wait to see how this turns out. (Also, can we please scream about THAT GORGEOUS COVER?!)
Biggest Disappointment of 2021
There have been quite a few books that did not live up to my expectations, but the one that hurt the most has to be The Infinity Courts. I rated it 1.5 stars. Shocking, isn’t it? What’s more is that this book had so much potential with such a cool concept *cue the sighing and head shaking* Read my review here.
Biggest Surprises Of 2021
Malamander and Book Scavenger. Both these lovely books reminded me why I love middle grade so much. Linked below are my reviews!
Book Review: Malamander by Thomas Taylor || Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman || Mini-review, some art, and a little “book scavenger” game of my own!
Favourite New Authors
Well, Leigh Bardugo and Marissa Meyer probably?
Book That Made You Cry
The House In The Cerulean Sea all the way. It takes a lot for a book to make me cry, and this one had it all and much more.
Book That Made You Happy
Is it cheating if I say The House In The Cerulean Sea again? Because yes, this book gave me ALL the feels. I laughed, I cried, I smiled through my tears.
Most Beautiful Books You Got In 2021
These were both part of my birthday book haul. I am currently reading The Girl Who Drank The Moon.
Books You Need To Read By The End Of 2021
I just picked some books from the top of my head, and though I definitely want to read these books asap, they are in no way the only books I want to read this year. Also if you’ve read any of these, I’d love to hear your opinion!
Which are your best reads of 2021 so far? What are some new releases that you haven’t read yet but want to? Let me know in the comments, and feel free to link your mid year freak out post if you’ve made one!