It is that time of the year again (though I am a bit early) for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. I never wait to be tagged and just do it every year. I think it is a fun way to look back at the first half of the year. I think that is something we need to do some time. I will also be looking back at my goals next week as I think its good to see where I stand and where I am actually making progress.
Best book you’ve read so far in 2022 | Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2022
I’m combining the frist two questions because the best books I read are also the best sequels I read. I haven’t found a book that wasn’t a sequel this year that I was truly in love with.
Jade Legacy is of course the final installment to the Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee and my what a rollercoaster that was. Magycker 2 is the conclusion to the duology and I am so glad I read this one with a autistic character by a dutc author. Crowbones is the 3rd World of Others book and the 8th The Others books. I still love this series, I can see its faults sure, but I love the characters so much. Feet of Clay is the 3rd City Watch book in the whole Discworld series and still so good. And then there is The Hunger of the Gods, the sequel to the Bloodsworn series by John Gwynne. Such a good series. Now to wait another year at least for the third book.
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood. I am not really a contemporary reader so me rating one 5 stars is a rare occurence.
Favourite new author (debut or new to you)
Aliette de Bodard has really gotten me with her The Dominion of the Fallen. So clearly I need to start diving into her entire backlist. Now where to start?
Newest favourite character
Theon from The Dominion of the Fallen is my new cinnamon roll.
Book that made you cry
The ending of The Hunger of the Gods was cry worthy!
Book that made you happy
It made me happy to reread The Darkest Part of the Forest.
The most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
Probably my set of These Vicious Delights.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
All the books on my expected 5 star fantasy list of 5 I haven’t read yet!