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Time to Freak Out! / Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2019

Lets get our freak on with the mid-year book freak out in which it is time to look back at the first half of this year. I like using these questions to get a bit of a glimpse on that first half. And along with that I like to have a quick look on how I am coming along with my reading challenges. Plus I got tagged by Melanie and Mireile from TBR and Beyond. Check out their answers here. I also got tagged by Tânia from My Lovely Secret. You can read her answers here.

Reading Challenges

So to start of I am not starting with a reading challenge but with something I noticed in my statistics. Last year I read about the same amount of books be male and female authors. A bit more females but pretty near by. So far this year however 70% of the books has been by female authors. That is quite a lot. I’m not complaining to be honest. I like that I seem to be mostly gravitating towards female authors.

Ontwerp zonder titel(2)Goodreads Challenge / 60 books  > 78 Books
Ontwerp zonder titel(3)Mountain TBR / 36 books > 33 books
Ontwerp zonder titel(2)Retellings / 10-15 books > Completed. Upped to 16-20 books (High Fae)
Ontwerp zonder titel(2)Year of the Asian Reading Challenge / 1-10 Books > Completed. Upped to 11-20 Books
Ontwerp zonder titel(3)15 TBR in 2019 > 5  Books
Ontwerp zonder titel(3)5 Series From Start to Finish > 0 series
Ontwerp zonder titel(3)10 Series to Finish > 4 Series
Ontwerp zonder titel(3)5 Classics > 1 Book
Ontwerp zonder titel(3)5 Books by Dutch Authors > 0 Books

Reading Challenge(65)

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelBEST BOOKS YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2019?

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden / The Trials of Morrigan Crow and Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend / Written in Red by Martha Wells / The Fever King by Victoria Lee / Red Sister by Mark Lawrence / Tilly and the Book Wanderers by  Anna James / The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

Rereads: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho / The Copper Promise by Jen Williams

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelBEST SEQUEL OF 2019 SO FAR

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden / Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend / Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire / Firestarter by Tara Sim /


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon / Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt / Wild Country by Anne Bishop / Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelMOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF THE SECOND HALF OF 2019?

You can read those in this top ten tuesday post.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelBIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo / The Unicorn anthology / Slayer by Kierstin White / The Abbyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie / The Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelBIGGEST SURPRISE

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa / A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison / Red Sister by Mark Lawrence / Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse / Tilly and the Book Wanderers by Anna James

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelFAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR AUTHOR TO YOU)

Jessica Townsend / Martha Wells / Mary Fan

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelNEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

Crush is a big word here but Aldasair from The Ninth Rain is just too cute.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelNEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER

Aldasair and Noon from The Ninth Rain.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelBOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

Night Shift. Not because of the book itself so much but because of the message that came with it from my friend. ❤

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelA BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman


A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison. It is a physical beauty.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelWHAT 6 BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?

The Poppy War / The Three-Body Problem / The Way of Kings / City of Brass / Ancillary Justice / Beneath the Citadel.

But so many more to be honest.

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13 thoughts on “Time to Freak Out! / Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2019

  1. ‘The Ninth Rain’ would be on my list as well 🙂 Such a clever book! And I love the characters too, especially Noon!

    That’s sad that ‘The Ship of Smoke and Steel’ was disappointing! I haven’t read anything by the author yet, but the books all sound so cool 😀 He will probably stay on my wishlist for a bit longer

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    1. Yes I love Noon!
      It was a 3,5 star read but I really expected so much more of the book and the premise. This was his first YA though so maybe his adult is better. 🙂

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  2. Ik ben echt zo benieuwd naar Wild Country. Nancy liet me al weten dat ze dit deel zelfs nog beter vond dan Lake Silence en daardoor heeft ze me NOG nieuwsgieriger gemaakt. 🙂

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  3. The Girl in the Tower was a surprise hit for me! I enjoyed it a lot more than the first two books in the trilogy. I’m glad to see you also enjoyed Wundersmith a lot. I haven’t read it yet but will definitely check it out.

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