Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Posted in Book Reviews
on July 17, 2016

Dear Reader,

I want to thank The Fourth Month Blog for tagging me in this very fun bookish challenge. It was so hard to choose and I actually had to look at all of the books I’ve read this year. I’ve not done every tag- but I nearly have. I also missed a few since the same books would have been repeated.

Best Book You’ve Read in 2016: A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas


This is probably also the most beautiful book I’ve read this year too. It’s probably no surprise that it is the best book I’ve read so far this year. I loved it. I can’t wait for the next instalments and am going to start reading Throne of Glass soon. It’s a beautiful combination of fantasy and romance and a book which I’ve enjoyed so much.

Best Sequel You’ve Read so far in 2016: A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas


Surprise, Surprise. A Court of Mist and Fury is my favourite sequel. I actually prefer this to A Court of Thorns and Roses since the character development is done so well. I don’t want to stay too much as I knew there’s still people who haven’t read it yet and I wouldn’t want to spoil it at all. But Feyre becomes a lot more interesting and powerful. And everyone loves strong female characters. Well, especially me.

New Release That You Haven’t Read Yet But You Want To: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


So, I have bought Six of Crows and admired the book but I am yet to start reading it. I know when I posted this photo to my bookstagram there was a lot of people who read this and said they enjoyed it, meaning I probably will. I want to read this before September anyway as that is when the second instalment Crooked Kingdom becomes available to buy.

Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


I love Laini Taylor. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy was amazing. Strange the Dreamer is going to be part of a duology. The Amazon description says it is about the aftermath of war between gods and men, a mysterious city and a girl every bit a perilous as she is imperiled. Sounds interesting doesn’t it?

 Newest Fictional Crush: Rhysand

Portrait done by bloodydamnit.tumblr.com

Portrait done by bloodydamnit.tumblr.com        

Rhysand has to be my crush. I fell in love with him in ACOMAF and way after finishing the novel I was still in love with him. He is made from light and dark and he is honestly one of the sexist character that have ever been written. Well, in my opinion. I also love this portrait and I want so badly for ACOTAR to be made into a film. If only Rhysand wasn’t fictional…

Newest Favourite Character: Claire Fraser


I have fallen in love with Outlander – Season 1 & 2 . I’ve been watching them ever since I started to read the novel. I am book buddying with The Fourth Month blog and Those Little Grey CellsI don’t think I would ever have watched or starting reading Outlander without these two lovely people. I prefer Claire to Jamie (even though he’s beautiful) because I think she’s so incredibly strong and powerful. She takes everything that is thrown at her and her loyalty is unquestionable. She is certainly a female character I could look up to.

A Book That Made You Cry: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


Outlander is beautifully written. It’s a book which I didn’t think I would enjoy at all but strangely I did. It was a massive read and at first I found it very hard to get into but after the first 200 or so pages I fell in love with it. I cried many times as there’s some scenes which I couldn’t contain my emotions in it. I hate spoiling books but I would say if you like a bit of historical novels with a twist then this will be right up your street.

Favourite Book To Film Adaptation: Me Before You


I went to see this with my sister on the day it came out, which also happened to be one of the hottest days of the year so far. I cried many times and completely loved Emilia Clarke’s portrayal Louisa Clarke. I’ve heard many mixed reviews but I did love it and Sam Claflin is also a beautiful human indeed.

Favourite Post You Have Done This Year: Why I Stopped Caring What Others Thought Of Me

I was going to choose a book review but I thought that I better not. This is probably one of my more personal posts to date and I actually loved writing this. I think the theme of not caring about what others think is the reason why I started writing a blog and I am so glad I did.

What Book You Need To Read By The End of the Year: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


I have this book in my TBR pile currently. I want to start reading all of The Raven Boys Quartet but I just have so many books to read, I am literally swarming in them. I love that I have so many though to read though so it’s all good. I loved Maggie Steifvater’s other books so I can’t wait to start this one.

I am going to tag Life is A Book Blog, VeeCee Arr and Lexi. All have lovely and fantastically written blogs too so check them out!

I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on their favourite books so far this year or if you’ve read any on this list. Also, any more fellow Outlander fans?

If you have any questions or would like to contact me please email me at imogen.thompson96@gmail.com or leave a comment below.



  • Vee O’Sullivan

    Ahhhh ACOTAR, I’ve JUST finished it!!! I love it, gonna start ACOMAF tomorrow! I don’t know how you like Rhysand, he’s so annoying!! Hahah. I love love love Tamlin – but I’m gonna guess that changes in the second book?!

    I really need to read Outlander, I’ve had it on my Wishlist for ages but just not gotten round to it yet. Same with The Raven Boys. I actually started that but was half way through another book and then got into ACOTAR ?

    Thank you so much for the tag!! Will get round to doing this some point next week.

    Vee // veeosullivan.co.uk

    • So glad you loved ACOTAR. You’ll honestly love ACOMAF. Some of the scenes are literally just to die for. You’ll see why I like Rhysand when you read ACOMAF. You’ll see!!!

      Outlander is so good. It’s just so long. I have The Raven Boys which I want to read. I bought ACOTAR after I got The Raven Boys but I was just too tempted to start reading it before anything else and then just fell in love.

      i’ve just not finished reading it yet. I’ll be looking forward to your post.

  • Ali (@ thebandarblog)

    I’ve got ACOTAR on my TBR and I freaking can’t wait to read it, because I know that I’m going to fangirl like crazy about it and want to be in love with Rhysand (and/or Feyre?!? – however it’s spelled), too!!

    • I can’t wait for you to read it! I think you’ll freak out reading it and then we can both fangirl together! You’ll fall in love with Rhysand, maybe not straight away though (the) and you spelt it right!

  • All of the photos on this post are just so beautiful omg ??? I’ve not read any of the books that you recommended although I’m very tempted to pick up the “Court of Roses and Thorns” as I’m intrigued by the fantasy / romance combination! Well done on this post, you can tell that you worked hard on it!

    Abbey ✨ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • They are from my bookstagram which I created a few weeks ago now! Thank you lovely! You need to read ACOTAR you’ll honestly love it! Like you’ll be joining in with the massive fandom. And it is sort of a beauty and the beast retelling too.

  • Awesome post 🙂 love your pics – I’m cr*p at pics & so mainly use stock photos, so I’m always jealous of people who can actually take good pictures 😉
    Thanks for the tag! Will give it a shot soon 🙂

    • Thank you lovely! I started a bookstagram and I really like doing it actually! Means I have some pictures for my blog posts too. I take some stock photos too though as they can be really good. No problem! I shall be excited to hear your recommendations.

  • ACOMAF! I need to get to it, no idea why I haven’t done that yet because I loved the first book.

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