Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (2021)

I can’t believe we’re in the middle of 2021 and it’s still pandemic. Today I want to give you an update on my reading year so far. I’m done with my reading goal by reading 40 books and I have no plans extending it just in case I got busy. It’s always fun to do this tag annually. Shall we begin?

Best Book so Far in 2021 


I am late on the bandwagon and I have to say The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. The concept is so clever and breaks the stereotype that men can also read, enjoy and learn from romance novels. This book is a second chance romance.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2021


A fantastic conclusion to the Legend series. Rebel by Marie Lu just delivered the closure I have always wanted since Champion (which is a bittersweet ending. BUT NOT ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THIS BOOK). This is told in Day and Eden’s perspective and I love the brotherly relationship between them. Kudos to Eden as well as he gets the spotlight.

New Release You Haven’t Read But Want To


I am so late but I still haven’t read The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan. This is Naomi’s book and I want to read this badly. 

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

*inserts Death by Laura Thalassa here. 

Biggest Disappointment of 2021


Twisted Cravings by Cora Reilly is probably the worst book I’ve read this year and the weakest book in Camorra Chronicles series. Read my review here

Biggest Surprise 


Serial killer heroine and FBI Agent? The Risk by S.T. Abby took me by surprise as it gave me excitement and many thanks to my good friend Ari for recommending this to me. 

Favorite New To Me Author(s)

I am so thankful for Sissy (@booknerdingout) for recommending me Bella Di Corte’s books and Lacey @ Lacey Book Lovers for recommending Mia Knight to me. I love these mafia romances! 

New Favorite Character



Book That Made You Cry 


This book is heartfelt. I listened to the audiobook and oh boy, my tissues aren’t prepared. Auggie is such a kind and intelligent boy. His words made me cry. 

Book That Made You Happy 


I rarely read middle grade books and I am delighted to read My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva. The story is set here in the Philippines and Sab (the protagonist) reminds me of myself when I was a kid. 

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought So Far This Year


Mexican Gothic captivated me because of its reviews and this cover is just elegant to me. 

What Books Do You Need to Read By The End of Year


I am tagging everyone to do this. If you have a post, feel free to leave the link so I can check it out!  Happy weekend everyone ❤


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