Booktube Talk | The Mid Year Freak Out Tag, 2018 Edition

July 12, 2018

Booktube Talk | The Mid Year Freak Out Tag, 2018 Edition 

Hey, bookworms and readers. As we like
to do around here, today, I’m breaking up a popular book tag (despite it being
late) for our topic. I’ve seen The Mid Year Freak Out Tag working the blogosphere
as well as booktube, and thought Finding Wonderland should get in on the fun.
What surprises me most as I put this tag
together was how few books I’ve
reviewed this year. Like, why? I’m
not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing. I’m hoping it’s a good thing and
something that suggests I’m actually finding my reader groove and not overloading myself on books.

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As is the case with Finding Wonderland’s “mid year” last year, we join the fun late. 

Nonetheless, we’re rebelling and still taking part. Here’s how Finding Wonderland’s version of the popular tag goes down. Without further rambling, let’s jump into our

Booktube Talk | The Mid Year Freak Out Tag, 2018 Edition 
1: Best book you’ve read so far in 2018 | I’m not sure. One of the best books I’ve read in 2018 is Courtney’s Walsh’s Just Let Go
3: New release you haven’t read yet, but want to | Um, better question is, what new releases – plural – haven’t I yet read!? *smile* 

Just a few on my shelf: Save the Date (Morgan Matson), Listen to Your Heart (Kasie West), Dead Drift (Dani Pettrey), From Twinkle with Love (Sandhya Menon), and many more!
4: Most anticipated release for the second half of the year | Do I have to say? *asks in a whiny
little kid voice* I mean, really! There are SO many. So, I’m not going to say
just one (and since the question is there), here we go…
Wildcard (Marie Lu); Sons of Blackbird Mountain (Joanne Bischof)… and more that I’ll be talking about in my upcoming Anticipated Reads (July – December) video.
6: Biggest surprise | Though
I don’t know why I am because I’ve always heard amazing things about her books,
one of the books that still surprised me is
The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano.
It’s a rich, complex contemporary story that I think is interestingly timely.
Though I don’t agree with everything, it’s still a lovely, and engrossing read.
Where’s book two?
8: Newest fictional crush | I also answer this on my booktube channel, but I thought I’d also talk about a different fictional crush… because, is there any such thing as too many literary crushes!? One of my 2018 fiction crushes is Brady Benson from Just Let Go
9: Newest favorite character | Hamlet
(as mentioned in my “fictional crush” answer) or Olivia Twist from the novel (of the same name) by Lorie Langdon. I loved Olivia’s fierce aptitude and
determined nature. Oh, or there’s also Grady and Quinn from Just Let Go… basically, there’s more characters
to mention than we have space for.
10: Book that made you cry |
I don’t think there’s been a book lately
that’s made me cry, but if there is one that could or did it’d be Things I Never Told You by Beth
11: Book that made you happy | You
guys know the answer to this one, right? It’s going to be Kasie West’s P.S. I Like You and Love, Life and the List. (Because these are the two by her I’ve
read – so far – in 2018.) Her books never cease to make me smile. Basically,
her books should own the “cute” definition in the dictionary!

Favorite Book to Film Adaptation |
Is it weird that I choose the titles of books I
haven’t read? *shrugs* The two I’d pick would be The Kissing Booth (a YA lit Netflix
adaptation) and Little Women (adapted
by Heidi Thomas for PBS and BBC).
Favorite Post You’ve Done This Year |
enjoyed the chance to put together many of the posts that have seen publication
on Finding Wonderland. This is why I guess I’ll say one I recently posted about“spring cleaning” the blog. Why is this my pick? Because it was fun, and also I’d really like
to create more discussion-esque posts.

Q’s Answered on Booktube

2: Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018 | 5: Biggest disappointment | 7: Favorite new author (debut or new to you) | 14: Most
Beautiful Book You’ve Bought this Year | 
15: What
Books Do You Need to Read by the End of The Year 
Which stories, books or author is
captivating you in 2018 or who are you crushing on? Have you read any of these?
Do you plan to? What is making you freak
with your reading and bookish plans? Comment down below… we all
you for visiting Finding Wonderland

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