Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag


1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2016.

Isis: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Nicole: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016.

Isis: Haven’t read any.

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

Isis: In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero

Nicole: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Isis: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Nicole: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
5. Biggest disappointment.

Isis: Bombora by Mal Peters

Nicole: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
6. Biggest surprise.

Isis: We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Nicole: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)

Isis: Shaun David Hutchinson

Nicole: Ursula Vernon
8. Newest fictional crush.

Isis: Diego from We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Nicole: I don’t have one.
9. Newest favorite character.

Isis: Celie from The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Nicole: Hazel from Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
10. Book that made you cry.

Isis: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Nicole: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
11. Book that made you happy.

Isis: Looks Over (Gives Light #2) by Rose Christo (Currently Reading)

Nicole: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

Isis: I guess Shadowhunters is the only one I’ve seen, but it’s not a film, and I haven’t read the Mortal Instruments.

Nicole: Does Orange is the New Black count?
13. Favorite review you’ve written this year. (Booktube version: Favorite video you have done so far in this year)

Isis: We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Nicole: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

Isis: Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black

Nicole: The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams

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


  • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  • Carry Me Like Water by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
  • Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


  • School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Hero by Perry Moore
  • The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  • The Girls of Murder City by Douglas Perry
  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
  • The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman by H.G. Wells

About Nicole & Isis

Hi! This is Nicole and Isis, and we will be running this awesome book blog. We're both aspiring authors, which means that we do a lot of reading and writing, so we hope you enjoy our posts! Currently, we're both co-writing an urban fantasy novel, as well as writing our own individual fiction novels. Basically, we're both constantly writing. But in order to write better, one must read. Therefore, we have our very own book club. Here we will discuss some of our favorite books.

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