Best books of 2019 so far and other books to freak out about

It’s that time of the year again, when we realize June’s almost over, halfway of the year has gone by and it feels like we still didn’t make a dent on our books to read list, at all…. quite the opposite, actually, we’re swimming and drowning in a pile of books WAY bigger than six months ago.

Ah, the life of a book blogger and avid reader.

Today, I thought I’d reflect on the past six months…. in books (obviously). Just like last year, I invited my lovely sister and equally avid reader (thanks to me…. no really I take all of the blame for this. Pretty proud of myself, to be honest) to answer questions. Complicated questions, like the best of the best so far, the disappointments, the new authors, crushes and books awaiting us for the next six months of 2019.

Basically, we’re going to scream about all the books again, so I hope you’re ready.

A million thanks to the wonderful Malka & Chana @ Paper Procrastinators, as well as the lovely Caro @ Bookcheshire Cat for tagging me for the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. These people are INCREDIBLE bloggers and equally wonderful friends I’m so happy to have met. Check out their blogs and give them all the love. They deserve it!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019

Marie : We Set The Dark On Fire. I adore this book with ALL of my heart, it was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I ended up falling in love with it. The world, the characters, everything. Give me the sequel now.

Nyx : The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. That book is EPIC! I absolutely LOVED it. It was intense and well-written with flawed characters and important topics. I was immersed into the story from page one. If you haven’t read it yet, please do, you’ll love it I promise!

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019

Marie : The Dazzling Heights… since it’s the only sequel I’ve read this year. Seems like I’ve got some work to do…. that being said, The Dazzling Heights was such a great, exciting read filled with all the drama and this is ALWAYS so much fun to read.

Nyx : Crooked Kingdom – Six Of Crows #2. I actually haven’t read a lot of sequels this year…oops. But even so, I think I would pick this one because…this book is AWESOME! I totally fell in love with those characters and this sequel is just the perfect ending to a perfect story.

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

Marie : Girls With Sharp Sticks. This book was on my radar for a little while now and, after the first reviews came, I became even more eager to get my hands on a copy because it just sounds soooo good.

Nyx : Red, White & Royal Blue. It’s new adult, romance and royalty, I’m SO in for this! It’s actually sitting on my TBR so I’m going to read it very soon, no questions about it. I just hope I won’t be disappointed because this book is super hyped. My sister rated it 5 stars so I’m pretty sure it’s going to be fine!

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Marie : The Places I’ve Cried In Public, by Holly Bourne comes to mind at the moment. I love everything Holly Bourne writes and this one sounds so, so, SO GOOD I can’t wait!

Nyx : Permanent Record. By the same author, Emergency Contact was such an unforgetable contemporary, I’m just so excited to read this one! It’s about how social media influences relationships every day and I bet it’s going to be emotional, thoughtful, relatable and REAL! In love with that cover FYI!

5. Biggest disappointment

Marie : Please don’t come screaming at me…. but Girls of Paper and Fire. It wasn’t a bad book at all, on the contrary, I ended up rating it 3 stars, but I think I expected more from it somehow? Another case where the hype just made me have too much expectations, unfortunately.

Nyx : Before I Disappear. It sounded intriguing, original, mysterious and it was but…I don’t know it just fell kind of flat for me. I had a hard time following what was happening or more like the reasons of why everything was happening. And it’s a shame because I enjoyed the characters especially the siblings vibes.

6. Biggest surprise

Marie : I’m going to scream about The Reader!!! BECAUSE I SHOULD DO IT MORE OFTEN!! I thought I could love this book and had been meaning to read it for a while and, when I finally did, I was so surprised in such a pleasant way. WHAT. A. BOOK. It’s so good, even better than I thought it could be.

Nyx : Warcross. I didn’t expect it to love it so much! I don’t know why but hell I’m so happy to have give this one a try. I loved the world-building and the characters. I was hooked from page one, I seriously couldn’t stop reading! I can’t wait to discover what happens next. Should I buy the next one right this second?!

7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you)

Marie : I’m hoping to take this chance to scream about Taylor Jenkins Reid and Evelyn Hugo now…. I fell in love with this book this year and I’m so, so very looking forward to reading more from the author.

Nyx : Rachel Lynn Solomon – Our Year Of Maybe. This book is a pure gem and I’m so grateful because it made me discover this fabulous author! I loved the writing, the pacing and the way her characters were depicted. I really want to read her other book You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone. Did you read it?

8. Newest fictional crush

Marie : Can I say EVELYN HUGO again? No? Okaaaaaaaaay. I’m going to mention Daniel, from Serious Moonlight because I really, really, reaaally liked him. But… Evelyn Hugo.

Nyx : Gideon – Foolish Hearts. We need more sweet boys like him! He’s charming, humble and funny. He really cares about the people around him and he’s open with them. I enjoyed the slow development of the relationship, friends at first and then some flirty comments…well, here’s to my newest crush!

9. Newest favorite character

Marie : CAMERON CAMERON CAMERON obviously. I adore her with all of my heart and she’s just the best. Like all of Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley’s characters so far, tbh.

Nyx : Cameron – If I’m Being Honest. This character is AWESOME! She’s honest, bold and doesn’t apologize for who she is and what she wants. I loved seeing Cameron’s journey and getting to know her. She seems cold and heartless from the outside but she really is more than that. She’s complex, flawed and just REAL!

10. Book that made you cry

Marie : I haven’t read that many books that made me tear up a lot this year… I know, who am I?? I’m thinking at the moment of You Asked For Perfect, because the anxiety portrayal was so, so on point and it hit me hard in so many places too. Such a great read.

Nyx : 180 Seconds. What an emotional read! This book gave me FEELINGS! The love interest, the relatable character, the great friendships and family bonding…it was all really really good. Now I just need to curl up in a corner and cry. But please read it!

11. Book that made you happy

Marie : Bloom made my heart warm and all fluffy and happy and ahh. Such a wonderful graphic novel, if you’re looking for a soft, sweet read it’s the perfect one.

Nyx : Just For Clicks. A story about sisters, social media, romance…this book was written for me, this book made me happy! And it tackles importants issues like identity, privacy and consent, family dynamics. In all, a pretty refreshing read!

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

Marie : There are so many stunning books, it’s hard to pick one, but I want to shout out I Wanna Be Where You Are, because look at this! absolutely! stunning!! book!!! cover!!! It’s certainly one of my favorites of ALL times, really. The book is pretty awesome too.

Nyx : You’d Be Mine. It screams summer, freedom, nature, escape. It’s a candid picture and I’m a sucker for those. It doesn’t seem staged and it fits the story perfectly without giving away too much (like I wouldn’t have liked to see the face of the girl). Plus I love the title scribbled on the photo like that.

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

Marie :  Ugh please don’t ask me this question, I think I’m going to suffocate under the weight of my TBR…. Okay, so I’m going to pick three books there to be nice and sweet and….

  • Fangirl, because everyone tells me to read it and I’m going to love this and WHY didn’t I read it just yet???
  • Darius The Great Is Not Okay, because I feel like I’m going to sob like a baby while reading this and… well that’s the reason.
  • The Speaker, because The Reader was way too good and I’m ready for my emotions to be destroyed again.

Nyx : American Royals, Field Notes On Love, Don’t Date Rosa Santos to only name a few! I could go on and on with all the books I would love to read by the end of the year but I guess we don’t have all day, haha! Anyway, those are the three I’m choosing and here’s why with some key words :

  • American Royals : royalty, forbidden romance, drama
  • Field Notes On Love : sweet romance, train setting, Jennifer E. Smith (!!)
  • Don’t Date Rosa Santos : family dynamics, culture, summer time

14. Favorite Book Community Member

Sooooo. I’m not going to answer this question and neither is Nyx, because the Annual Book Bloggers awards are back this year (YAY) and we’re preparing nominations as we write and a lot of favorites will be there and… Honestly do you expect us to pick ONE FAVORITE MEMBER? Impossible.

I’d love to see these lovely bloggers’ answers, if they want to take part -and you, too, feel free to!!

Copy the questions to the mid-year book freak out tag below, friends!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
5. Biggest disappointment
6. Biggest surprise
7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you)
8. Newest fictional crush
9. Newest favorite character
10. Book that made you cry
11. Book that made you happy
12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
13.What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
14. Favorite book community member

 

What are your favorite books so far this year? Any new favorite authors, new favorite characters?

What are some of your most anticipated reads for the rest of the year? Let us know in comments!

 

 

 

 

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97 thoughts on “Best books of 2019 so far and other books to freak out about

  1. I love this tag! I agree with Crooked Kingdom – that duology was one of the best and I actually hated the Grishaverse before that! I’ve heard a lot about Red, White and Royal Blue and it all seems to be positive so that’s been added to my list.

    It’s funny that you have The Reader on your tag because I have had that on my Goodreads for SO long and have just never picked it up.

    Brill tag!

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    1. Yeees, both of those books were awesome! Most of the time, the first one is always better but in this case they were both really really good 😁 Yaaay, glad to hear! Red, White and Royal Blue seems really promising 😊 Thanks again for all your kind words 😘😘

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  2. Crooked Kingdom was so good—I almost liked it more than Six of Crows! I also really want to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. It just clicked that Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of Maybe In Another Life, and that was one of my favorite books from last year 🙂.

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    1. Totally!! The second book isn’t always as good as the first one but in this case 😍 Yeeees, please do! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is awesome, I’ve got no other words to describe it 😁 And if you’ve already read and loved something by Taylor Reid, I’m pretty sure you’re going to love this one too 😊

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  3. Aaah, I love all your answers!! Also, Marie this entire tag. “Must…not…write…The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo again…whoops my finger slipped.” 😂

    Nyx, WASN’T CROOKED KINGDOM SO GOOD?? I read it a year ago, but my excitement for this book seems like it’ll never abate. Personally, one of my favorite parts of this sequel was that we got to read from Wylan’s perspective (I know that almost everyone’s favorite characters are Kaz and Inej, but Wylan is my child and I love him the most.)

    And Marie, You Asked for Perfect was just amazinggg. The whole aspect of school related anxiety hit so close to home, it was such a relatable and well-done book 😍😍

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    1. Awwww, thank you!! That makes us so happy 😁 It was AWESOME!! Most of the time when it comes to series, the second book isn’t just that good compared to the first one but in this case 😍😍 Yeeees, I really loved that too! Wylan’s perspective really made the story more…I don’t know…”complete” or something! Thanks for stopping by 😘

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    2. GUILTY 😂😂 I just wanted to answer EVELYN HUGO all the time I can’t stop thinking about this book someone help me 😂
      AND YES you asked for perfect is wonderful, I loved it SO much ❤ ❤

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  4. I really should read We Set the Dark on Fire, then! Probably closer to when the sequel releases because I’m bad at sequels and don’t want to have forgotten all the interesting details by the time it’s out (by the way: We Unleash the Merciless Storm’s cover is so pretty and I think they look so good together!)
    And Darius the Great is Not Ok is on my TBR for the summer too, I’m ready for the heartbreak?

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    1. AH YES PLEASE DO. I love this book so, so much and yes, the cover for the second book looks SO GOOD as well 😀
      I can’t wait to read Darius, also ready for the heartbreak ahah, it sounds like such a great book 🙂
      Thank you so much for your comment ❤

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  5. There are so many books on here that I want to read! I seriously need to get on with both of your best book picks, finally read some Marie Lu books and also pick up The Reader sometime as it’s been on my TBR for a while. I also love the sound of Girls With Sharp Sticks and thoroughly enjoyed The Dazzling Heights, it’s been a while since I read it though so I think I’ll probably re-read the first two before finally reading the third. Tbh I probably don’t need to – I can remember it fairly well I think? – but I want to anyway :L

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    1. Ahhh yes yes I really hope you will read The Reader, I LOVED this book so much and I think it deserves way more hype. It’s so good ❤
      Ahhh I get that ahah and these books are always a lot of fun, I can't wait to get to the third one. I love all the drama haha 😀
      Thank you so much! ❤ ❤

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      1. I definitely am planning to sometime 😀 I love the sound of it and knowing that you loved it just makes me want to read it more.
        Yes exactly; sometimes you just want to read something that’s dramatic and somewhat scandalous 😀
        ❤ ❤

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  6. Amazing list, girls! I’ll be adding a lot of these to my summer TBR because I just need all the cutesy contemporaries I can find hahaha ❤
    I have so many – SO MANY – anticipated reads to get to but my top ones are probably Dark Shore and The Beholder, just because I'm in such a mood for piratey books and have been following them and the authors for a long while now. Hopefully, won't be too disappointed xD

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  7. Nyx, I really hope you enjoy Red, White & Royal Blue! It’s really an amazing novel full of hope, I loved it as well ♥ I’d be curious to read about your thoughts on it once you do 🙂
    And Marie, every time you talk about If I’m being honest, I’m reminded I really need to read it. I keep hearing great things, and I’m sure I’d love it. I simply need to get to it haha Probably this summer honestly. Some of my most anticipated reads coming out in the next half of 2019 include The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War sequel), Crier’s War & Girls of Storm and Shadow 🙂

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    1. Ahhh yes yes yes I hope you’ll read it, I LOVE this book SO much and the main character is one of my favorites 😀 and it’d be a perfect summer read 😀
      I’m curious about the sequel to Girls of Paper and Fire as well, I didn’t fall in love with the first book, but I’m curious to see what happens next haha 🙂
      Thank you so much Noémie! ❤

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    1. Yeees, this whole series is awesome 😁 The second book isn’t always as great as the first one but in this case 😍 Yeees! Please read Seven Husbands, this book is a pure gem 😊 Thank you so much, glad we made your TBR grow a little bit 😉

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  8. Such lovely answers, Marie and Nyx, and thank you for tagging me 🙂 I absolutely can’t wait to read Taylor Jenkins books. I am sure she would become my fav too 🙂
    Aww, I am sorry you didn’t enjoy Girls of Paper and Fire as expected. Would love to know your thoughts though.
    And I can’t wait to read RW&RB either.

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    1. I can’t wait for you to read Evelyn Hugo sometime, Sim, it’s such a great book! 😀
      I think the hype got to me for that one, unfortunately 😦
      Thank you so much! ❤

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  9. ur answers were such a mood! i had such a hard time answering the last question because honestly, my answer is just… all of them? i do really really need to read Darius, rwrb, and Rosa Santos before the year ends though! the cover of If I’m Being Honest is gorgeous, and from the way you talk about cameron, i feel like i have a crush on her already! yesss, we set the dark on fire! that was my favorite read of the year too! i recently bought a copy of Warcross, and i’m so happy that nyx enjoyed it so much!

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    1. Ahah right? there are just too many books to reaaad I want them all haha 🙂
      I can’t WAIT for you to read If I’m Being Honest, I hope you’ll love it as much as I do ❤
      Thank you so, so much Caitlin 😀

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  10. I finally read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo a couple of weeks ago and it’s by far one of my favourites reads of the year too! Definitely need to read more by her! I agree with what you’re saying about the hype of Girls of Paper and Fire, I didn’t enjoy it if I’m honest. I can’t wait for The Dragon Republic which is released in a couple of months!

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    1. Ahhh yay I’m so happy you loved Evelyn Hugo, such a great read 😀
      I’m happy I’m not alone – I think I expected a little too much for that one 😦
      Thank you so much for your comment Evie 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! 😊 Same here, Evelyn Hugo is one unforgettable story 😍 Really enjoyed Crooked Kingdom, the second book isn’t always as good as the first one but in this case 😍 Thanks for stopping by 😘😘

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    1. Thank you! 😊 Yeeees, they were both awesome 😍😍 Can’t wait to read Don’t Date Rosa Santos, it seems really promising 😁 Thanks for stopping by 😘😘

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  11. Red, White & Royal Blue is so goooooood! Loved it so much! I haven’t read Serious Moonlight but I can’t wait to … but I did read Foolish Hearts … swoooon!

    Cameron from If I’m Being Honest is goals … I love her so much! Her transformation is amazing. One of my favourite books this year.

    Thank you so much for tagging me!

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    1. Ahh I loved it so much just as well, such a great book ❤
      I'm so happy you loved If I'm Being Honest! It is such an amazing read and I can't wait to read more and more from these authors ❤
      You're so welcome, I can't wait to see your answers if you decide to do it 😀

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  12. Aahh thank you so much for tagging me Marie!! I can’t wait to do this tag, I always have fun each year ❤ (And thank you so much for boosting the awards 💗) It's actually a sad kind of ironic that your most disappointing book is a favorite of mine and my most disappointing book is a favorite of yours? I think the problem with my disappointing book (We Set the Dark on Fire 😭) was the same as yours, I just expected more from it and it makes me so sad 😭 But aahh I'm so happy to see that you loved Bloom! I've really been wanting to read it so seeing you love it so much is really the final push for me to finally get around to it haha! Great post, and I hope you have a lovely rest of your year (reading- and everything-else-wise!)

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    1. Of course, thank YOU for doing these awards this year, they’re such an incredible initiative and i’m glad it’s happening again. ❤
      Ahhh nooo. Expectations really can kill a book, that's kind of what happened with girls of paper and fire for me unfortunately 😦
      I hope you'll love Bloom when you can read it, it's such a sweet read ❤
      Thank you so, so much! ❤

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    1. I haven’t seen a lot of people talk about The Reader, either and it makes me so sad. I love this book so much! I hope you’ll read it someday 🙂
      Thank you so much Alicia! 😀

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  13. Hi Marie ! It’s been awhile since I commented on here but I just wanted to say again, even if i’ve not been really active and i’ve not been posting a lot of comments, that your blog posts are the BEST. They are so well -written, interesting and always manage to make me smile <3<3
    ALSO yes warcross and crooked kingdom were sooo good !!!
    I hope you're having a lovely day and thank you for writing such amazing posts ❤

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    1. OH HI!! You’re too sweet ah this made my entire week thank you 😭😭😭
      It’s been so long, I hope you’ve been doing okay, I’m sending you all of the love ❤ ❤

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  14. I can’t believe we are half way through the year either (like how?!!?) and I am loving that Chidi gif– it is a mood haha!!

    Yes I thought Crooked Kingdom was a great sequel too– I just fell in love with the characters even more and the plot was great. I really need to reread both actually. Even though I heard Leigh Bardugo might be doing another book with the six of crows characters but much later on in their lives and I’m very excited!!! I agree the way You’d Be Mine is written on the book cover is so nice– I love the feel it gives on and the picture doesn’t look staged at all which I really like too.

    Ahh.. I’m excited to read The Places I’ve Cried In Public– I think it is an interesting title and I really like Holly Bourne’s writing too. I really hope to read You Asked for Perfect soon– it sounds great and I’m glad to hear that anxiety was portrayed well so I am very excited!! And Bloom looks so sweet too– I need to read it!!

    Thank you so much for nominating me– it means so much!! ❤ I can't wait to do this tag and reflect on the first half of the year!! Thank you again ❤

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    1. Time is flying by so fast, it’s crazy 😱 Chidi is awesome 😁 Yeees totally! Most of the time when it comes to series, the second book is a bit disappointing comparing to the first one but here it wasn’t the case at all! 😍 Oh my god, that’s great news!! I need it NOW! 😱 Yees, the over of You’d Be Mine is just perfect 😍 Thanks for stopping by 😘😘

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    2. I know right, I LOVE Holly Bourne’s new book title and can’t wait to read it, it sounds so good 😀
      I hope you’ll love You Asked For Perfect, and thank you so much Sophie! ❤ ❤

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  15. I’m so excited to finally read We Set The Dark On Fire, Marie! I’ve been wanting to read it for a while, and I’m so happy you loved it!

    Actually, all of these books sound great, especially The Places I’ve Cried In Public and Darius The Great Is Not Okay. 😊 I just hope I can read most of these before the year is over! ❤

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    1. Ahhh I’m so impatient, I hope you’ll love it just as much as I ddi ❤
      Thank you so much! Let's hope we can read all of these books as soon as possible ahah, so many great reads to look forward to 😀

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  16. Ahh, this is a lovely post! ❤
    I just checked Evelyn Hugo out from the library and I'M SO EXCITED TO READ IT and just ahhh I really hope I love it as much as both of y'all did.😍There are a lot of books mentioned on this post that I really want to read as well, like RW&RB, If I'm Being Honest, You Asked For Perfect, You'd Be Mine…basically, this post is my TBR lol.
    I haven't read Fangirl either! I honestly don't know why. I think I've heard that there are some Harry Potter vibes in it (maybe with the fanfiction? I can't remember) so that's all the more reason for me to want to read it soon.

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    1. Ahh thank you Olivia! ❤ ❤ I hope you'll get to read Fangirl soon as well, I'm so impatient to do so, I feel like I'm going to love it… let's hope I'm not wrong hahaha 🙂
      Thank you SO much!! ❤

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  17. I can’t believe how fast this year has went! It’s crazy that the year is halfway over now. I need to start working on my mid-year freak out tag. I usually do it most years and just haven’t been around blogging lately, sadly. I really hope you both get the chance to read Girls with Sharp Sticks and Red, White & Royal Blue soon. I loved both books so much. I am so so stoked for Permanent Record. I can’t wait until I get that book in my hands, haha. So many great books on your list and so many that I still need to get around to reading. So many books, so very little time.

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    1. I know right? I can’t believe it’s July soon either, it goes by way too quickly!
      I can’t wait to read Girls with Sharp Sticks, your review of it made me so impatient to get a copy! 😀
      I hope your second half of the reading year will be great, Ashley and filled with great books ❤

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  18. AAAH so many amazing books! I actually have no idea what I’ll say on my post, is it weird I can’t remember a single book I’ve read this year??? Must be exhaustion, thankfully I’m done with exams! Can’t wait to get to this!! Thank you so much for tagging me, Marie ❤

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    1. The Thousandth Floor series is such a guilty pleasure, I love it 😍 Yeees, you should! If I’m Being Honest is such a good book 😊 And Evely Hugo is 😍😍😍😍 Thanks for stopping by 😘

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  19. Eeep I love reading this mid-year recaps and seeing what books everyone loves so much already! SO many good reads here and I really want to read Just for Clicks (I bought it after you raved over it!) I also totally confirm that Red White & Royal Blue is amazing. 🤗 Total crack up too!

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    1. Yeees, same here 😊 Yaaaay, Just for Clicks is awesome! Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did 😁 Can’t wait to read Red White & Royal Blue 😊 Thanks for stopping by 😘😘

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  20. I’m late to the party, but I t was so fun reading all your answers! I was really taken with Rachel Lynn Solomon’s You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone and I’ve been looking forward to Our Year of Maybe. And I liked Warcross, but I really got into Wildcard. There are several you’ve shared that I still need to get to, so thank you for this post!

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    1. Thank you so much 😊 I absolutely loved Our Year of Maybe, I just can’t wait to read You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone! I really got into Warcross and I’m really excited to know what happens next 🤗 Thanks, glad we made your TBR grows a little bit 😁

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  21. Gideon is such a babe, I love him. His and Noah’s bromance, tho? UNREAL.

    high five on Permanent Record being your most anticipated book, too, i’m DYING for it to be released 😭

    Bloom was the definition of a happy, warm book. I’m still crying over the beautiful pastel art and oh my god, it made me so. hungry.

    great post! 🖤

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  22. I love reading the mid-year freakout tag, and this post is full of so many amazing books! I am sorry that you didn’t enjoy Girls of Paper and Fire, I am worried about my expectations on that one as well… which is probably why I keep putting off reading that and Evelyn Hugo.

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    1. I’m having so much fun reading these tags all around as well, I’m so happy you enjoyed ours, thank you so much! 🙂
      I hope that you won’t be disappointed by these two, Evelyn Hugo was a hit for me and I hope it will be for you too ❤

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  23. Oh my goodness, I love this post so much! Marie and Nyx, you two truly have some of the best book recommendations ever! ❤ I'm so excited to start on If I'm Being Honest this week or next, and am excited to finally meet Cameron! I'm so happy you loved Crooked Kingdom, Nyx, since it's one of my favorite sequels of all time. I'm also intrigued by Permanent Record – I hadn't heard of it before, but I enjoyed Emergency Contact, so I'll have to check it out!

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    1. Ahh thank you, I’m happy you like these kind of posts 😀
      I can’t WAIT for you to read If I’m Being Honest, please keep me updated, I need to know all of your thoughts 🙂
      AND PERMANENT RECORD AHH I am so so very excited about that one 😀

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  24. Thank you so much for the kind word Marie ❤ I haven’t yet read We Set The Dark On Fire, but I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much! It was on my most anticipated releases list for the first half of the year, so I hope to read it soon! 😊 I’m also anticipating Holly Bourne’s new book, but I fear that it’ll emotionally hurt us … a lot, from what I’ve seen in other Reviews – this sounds like such a heart-wrenching book 😢

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    1. Ahh I can’t wait for you to read We Set The Dark On Fire, I hope you will love it! and yeees right here with you on that, it sounds like Holly Bourne’s book will be so intense. I’m both eager and stressed out about it hahaha.
      Thank you so much Caro ❤

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