Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag nominated by @shortbookscribe

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

Nicola from Short Book and Scribes blog has nominated me for the mid-year freak out tag. I enjoy doing these – really makes me think about what I’ve read so far! Check out Nicola’s choices on her brilliant blog here.

So here are the questions and my answers

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017:

Oh this is such a hard question as I’ve read some amazing books already. But since I have to choose one, I’m going for Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland.

Lost For Words: 'A book lover's dream' by [Butland, Stephanie]

2. Best sequel of 2017 so far:

Confetti at the Cornish Café: The perfect summer romance for fans of Poldark (The Cornish Café Series, Book 3) by [Ashley, Phillipa]


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

I’m about to read this in the next week or so.

Exquisite by [Stovell, Sarah]


4. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2017:

So many to choose from!

Together by [Cohen, Julie]

5. Biggest disappointment of 2017:

I’m usually a huge Sebastian Faulks fan but this just didn’t work for me.

Where My Heart Used to Beat by [Faulks, Sebastian]

6. Biggest surprise:

The book is so much better than you’d think from the cover.

Breaking All the Rules by [Richey, Rachael]

7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you):

Mary's the Name by [Sayers, Ross]


8. Newest fictional crush:

I rather liked handsome helicopter pilot Ronan in Just for the Holidays!

Just for the Holidays: Your perfect summer read! by [Moorcroft, Sue]

9. Newest favourite character:

I think that would probably be wee Mary from Mary’s the Name by Ross Sayers – the cover is above as favourite debut.

10. Book that made you cry:

Most books by Carmel Harrington have that effect on me!

The Things I Should Have Told You: A gripping, emotional page turner that will make you laugh and cry by [Harrington, Carmel]

11. Book that made you happy:

This seems to have changed its name but it made me laugh when I read it as Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings.

Three Weddings and a Scandal: The laugh-out-loud read of the year (The Laura Lake series) by [Holden, Wendy]

12. Favourite book to movie adaptation of 2017 you’ve seen

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year:

Just because I loved the book and for once seemed to find the right words. I’m not sure any blogger is ever 100% happy with their reviews.

Finding Alison by [Eustace, Deirdre]

14. Most beautiful book you bought or received this year:

The picture does not do this justice.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by [Jaswal, Balli Kaur]

15. Books you need to read by the end of this year:

Choosing three I will be reading in July

How to Stop Time by [Haig, Matt]  The Summer of Serendipity: The magical feel good perfect holiday read by [McNamara, Ali]  Friend Request by [Marshall, Laura]

I don’t want to put any pressure on anyone, but I’d love to read the choices of the following bloggers so will nominate them. Please don’t feel obliged, only do it if you have time – and anyone else who fancies it can give it a go too.

Kelly at Love Books Group

Dee-Cee at It’s All About the Books

Kate at The Quiet Knitter

Jill at On The Shelf Books

Lainy at So Many Books So Little Time



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