Friday, 19 July 2019

Wow! She Still Blogs! A Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hi world! Remember when I used to put up regular posts? You know your life is busy when on your DAY OFF you still can't find time to write a post. My last post was my month in review for June and it is well into July. But alas, I have two minutes to myself, and so I decided to do one of those Mid-Year Book Tags. I feel like I haven't really chatted about my reading (or lack thereof) this year, so I thought this would be a good chance to share some favourites.

Best Book You've Read So Far in 2019: 

Without a single doubt, Crazy Rich Asians by: Kevin Kwan. It was light-hearted, hilarious, and so romantic. I flew through it and the movie is awesome as well.

Best Sequel You've Read So Far in 2019: 

Not a sequel, but as part of When Dimple Met Rishi series, There's Something About Sweetie takes the cake. I thought the characters were so lovable and I was happy to get an ARC of this!

New Release You Haven't Read Yet, but Want To: 

I really want to read Red, White and Royal Blue by: Casey Mcquiston! I thought I would get to it this summer, but then life got in the way. I will get to it eventually!

Most Anticipated Release For The Rest of The Year: 

Probably Call Down the Hawk by: Maggie Stiefvater. It's the first book in her Ronan Lynch series, and I used to love The Raven Cycle. I understand she has had some problematic elements and I don't think the books are the quality literature I once thought they were, but it'll be a nice return to my teenage obsession.

Biggest Disappointment: 

Children of Blood and Bone by: Tomi Adeyemi. This book was hyped so much, but I just found it kinda boring.

Biggest Surprise: 

Wide Sargasso Sea by: Jean Rhys! I was not expecting to like this book because I had to read it for school, but it was so well-written and an amazing Jane Eyre retelling!

Favourite New Author (Or Debut to You): 

Michelle Berry was a debut author for me and I loved her book The Prisoner and the Chaplain! I also got to interview her too and she was super nice!

Newest Fictional Crush: 

Nick from Crazy Rich Asians. Nothing else to say.

Newest Favourite Character: 

Seth Clearwater from The Twilight Saga. I never really appreciated him before but now I love him!

Book That Made You Cry: 

I didn't actually cry, but My Lady Jane could have made me cry with laughter at times.

Book That Made You Happy:

I re-read To All the Boy's I've Loved Before and that book never fails to make me smile!

Your Favourite Book to Movie/Tv Adaptation From This Year: 

I haven't read Birdbox, but the movie was amazing!!!

What's Your Favourite Post From this Year? 

I really liked my post, Why I Don't Want to Get Published. It was really good for me to get that stuff off my chest.

Most Beautiful Book You've Bought So Far: 

Slayer by: Kiersten White, for the sole purpose that anything related to Buffy is beautiful.

What Books Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year? 

I need to finish my re-read of the To All the Boy's series, and I also need to get going on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics. I finally bought the first volume and I hope I love them!

This has been my year so far! I know it's no secret that I haven't been posting or reading regularly, but I'm still here. Don't forget me book community!

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. The Buffy comics are great! And I also read CRA this year and really enjoyed it. I don't think I have been so entertained in a long time. I want to read Children of Blood and Bone, but everyone keeps saying they are disappointed by it after all of the hype and I don't know if I would like it. What do you think? I hope Call Down the Hawk is good. I loved The Raven Cycle years ago. Returning to those characters is going to be so fun.

    1. Children of Blood and Bone definitely wasn’t something I normally go for, but because of the hype I just decided to give it a go. Idk, you might like it if you like really heavy fantasy, but it didn’t do it for me.

  2. Of course we won't forget you Em! XD Hope you enjoy the Buffy comics! :)

  3. I read Wide Sargasso Sea for uni last semester, and really-really enjoyed it, so I'm glad to see it worked for you as well. I loved Crazy Rich Asians, and I can't wait to continue the series, I already bought the second and third novels haha. I found the movie even better, though. Sadly, the Bird Box movie really didn't work for me at all - I did love the book, though, so I hope you'll read it. Great post! :)

    1. I can’t wait to read the rest of the Crazy Rich Asians series! I just love Nick and Rachel’s story so much. Sorry you didn’t like Birdbox! But if you enjoyed the book, I might too.

  4. As Kismet Would Have It (A sequel novella for Dimple and Rishi) made it to my list. Have you read it yet? Short but cute.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. I haven’t but I have heard of it! Thanks for letting me know :)

  5. I have been dying to read Red, White, and Royal Blue as well. It sounds so cute and it has so much hype around it. I understand you with the To All the Boys series making you happy. It's such a great, cute, light read.

    I just found your blog and I'm so happy I did! New follower.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love Red, White and Royal Blue. I just finished it and it was awesome!!