Tag: The Mid-Year Freak Out

I am very, very behind on doing tags, but I’m hoping to get caught up soon! Today I’m doing the mid-year freak out tag. Thanks to both Paige and Consu for tagging me!

Best book you’ve read so far in 2019?

Definitely Kiss Number 8! I was so surprised by how much I ended up loving this book, especially after having kind of mixed feelings at the beginning.

Best sequel of 2019 so far?

I’ve read a few good sequels this year (mostly graphic novels), but I think the best would have to be Saga, Vol. 9!

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?

I have probably about five hundred books that could fit this prompt, but I’ll go with If I’m Being Honest because I love the cover so much! It also reminds me of the dodie song, so that’s a plus.

Most anticipated release of the second half of 2019?


Biggest disappointment?

Probably Follow Me Back! I had really been looking forward to this one and ended up so disappointed! It had a really intriguing plot but the execution was all wrong.

Biggest surprise?

I already mentioned how surprised I was about how much I loved Kiss Number 8, so I’ll go with a different one for this prompt. Lost At Sea was one of those books that I thought I might like (after all, I enjoyed Scott Pilgrim) but I ended up LOVING it.

Favorite new (to me) author?

In the interest of not repeating books, I’ll go with something else I rated five stars. Bloom was adorable and I loved it. I’ll definitely be reading more from Kevin Panetta.

Newest fictional crush?

I’m sorry, but I don’t think I have one! I’ve read mostly YA this year and I just can’t have a fictional crush on someone that’s a decade younger than me!

Newest favorite character?

I’ve liked a lot of characters so far this year, but I think I’m pretty partial to Max from The Music of What Happens.

Book that made you cry?

I don’t think any books this year have made me all-out cry, but I felt so many things while I was reading Lost At Sea!

Book that made you happy?

Christina Lauren’s books tend to make me pretty happy. The Unhoneymooners was no exception.

Favorite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen this year?

I think the only book to movie adaptation I’ve seen this year is Carrie!

Favorite review you’ve written this year?

Possibly Smart Tass? I like writing sassy reviews, and this was one of the sassiest.

Most beautiful book you bought or received so far this year?

I think I’ve acquired at least 100 books so far this year (oops) but one that has a cover I love that’s also within my line of sight right now is The Wicked Deep.

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

A ton. Like… so many. Take a look at my Ultimate TBR post, most of which I haven’t read yet.

I’ve seen a ton of people do this tag so far, but if you haven’t, please consider yourself tagged! What are some books you hope to read by the end of the year? What’s the best book you’ve read so far? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tags: Book Personality Challenge + Mid-Year Freak Out

I wasn’t tagged to do the Book Personality Challenge, but I saw that Gerry did it and it looked like a lot of fun, so I just went right ahead and stole it.

What is your MBTI personality type?
I’m a turbulent ISFJ! Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging – “The Defender.” The turbulence basically means that I’m a “self-conscious perfectionist” and I don’t know if that could possibly be more accurate if it tried.

I’m going to copy Gerry here for a second and annotate my personality description.

(My manager and my boss didn’t come in on Thursday, so this is what I did at work. Whoops. I also had my work bestie take the test to find out her MBTI type and we’re the same!)
If you were a character in a book, what would be some of your character strengths and flaws?
I’m not a character in a book, but I’m pretty sure all of these are 100% correct and that’s a little bit creepy.
  • supportive
  • reliable and patient
  • imaginative and observant
  • enthusiastic
  • loyal and hard-working
  • good practical skills


  • humble and shy
  • take things too personally
  • repress their feelings
  • overload themselves
  • reluctant to change
  • too altruistic

Do any authors share your personality type?
Nope! But here are some celebrities who do.

What fictional characters share your personality type?

If you were a character in a book, what job would you have?
Apparently I’m on the right track since ISFJs tend to do well in the medical field! If I were a book character, I might also be a teacher, a social worker, or a volunteer at a shelter, food bank, or school.

What personality type would complete your OTP?
According to personalityrelationships.net, I am best paired off with an ESFP or ESTP.

Who are some fictional characters that would complete your OTP?



I can’t say that I’m really too excited about any of these choices!

I wasn’t actually tagged to do this one, so I’m not going to turn around and tag anybody either. That said, please link back to me if you decide to do this tag! I’d love to see your answers.

I’ve seen a million and one people do the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag and I was so happy to actually be tagged by Bibi to do it! I really enjoy freaking out about books, so here it goes…

1. Best book you’ve read this year?
I’m going to say it’s a toss-up between The Kiss Quotient and Love and Other Words. I also really loved Starry Eyes and Alex, Approximately. And if I’m expanding to four, I should probably just really go for it and also include Little Fires Everywhere and the entire Raven Cycle.

2. Best sequel you’ve read in 2018?
Definitely The Dream Thieves!

3. New release you haven’t read yet but want to?
Well, everybody in the world is talking about how amazing Circe is and I’m pretty mad at myself for not choosing it as my Book of the Month. Also, literally every book that’s sitting unread in my bedroom.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?
All of them? But really, What If It’s UsJosh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Vengeful, City of Ghosts, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, My Plain Jane… I could go on…

5. Biggest disappointment?
Easily Distrust. Other one-star books include Torn Hearts, Axl, and Before I Knew.

6. Biggest surprise?
Maybe The Brightsiders? I was kind of indifferent to Queens of Geek but I ended up absolutely adoring The Brightsiders. I was also really surprised at how much I enjoyed Bro Code!

7. Favorite new-to-you or debut author?
Hands down, the best debut I’ve read this year has been The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Other debuts I also really liked were Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley, A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole, and Frat Girl by Kiley Roache. For new-to-me authors, Jenn Bennett, Shaun David Hutchinson, and Maggie Stiefvater.

8. Newest fictional crush?
Michael Phan from The Kiss Quotient!

9. Newest favorite character?
Every single Raven boy.

10. Book that made you cry?
Have I actually cried over a book this year? I guess I teared up a little bit while reading Head Over Heels by Serena Bell? Oh, I think Love and Other Words also made me cry.

11. Book that made you happy?
Wallbanger was so funny!

12. Favorite book-to-film adaptation?
The only adaptation I’ve seen this year is Love, Simon but I really liked it!

13. Favorite post you have done this year?
I really enjoyed coming up with my summer TBR (I think I’ll do one for all the seasons now). I also liked my post about BookCon since it sparked a lot of discussion.

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year?
Probably Wild Beauty, but I haven’t read it yet!

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Please reference my sixteen mile-long TBR.

I think at this point, everyone that wants to do this one has probably done it. But if you haven’t, please consider yourself tagged and link back to this post so I can see your answers!