Mid Year Book Freak Out

The Mid Year book freak out was created by A Book So Fathomless.  See the original post here.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2014.
This is difficult, but I will go with Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2014.
Cress by Marissa Meyer

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
It has to be The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

5. Biggest disappointment.
Paper Towns by John Green

6. Biggest surprise.
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Colleen Hoover

8. Newest fictional crush.
Warner from the Shatter Me series

9. Newest favourite character.
Park Sheridan from Eleanor and Park

10. Book that made you cry.
I haven’t cried reading a book this year, but the one that would be tear worthy would be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

11. Book that made you happy.
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year. 
The Book Thief

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year.
Ugh, don’t remind me I have been terrible at reviews this year.

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
The Retribution of Mara Dyer *grabby hands*


Mid Year Update

Let’s take a look at the progress for what goals I have set for myself.  You can take a look at the resolutions page here.

My goals are:

75 books total   According to Goodreads I have read 66 books (this does include some picture books)

12 children’s fiction books  I have read 12 so far (consider this goal met-I still want to keep up reading more children’s books to keep up to date for my job)                        3 picture books (I have read more than 3 picture books, but these are the ones on my Goodreads):  Big Bad Bubble Back to Bed Ed Library Mouse                                                                      



9 early reader/fiction books:        

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5 classics I have read one classic so far: The Secret Garden.  Oh boy I need to get on this one.

5 rereads I have re-read 3 books.  I am planning on re-reading the first two Mara Dyer books before that last book comes out.

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16 books from my category list  I have one category left.

A book that is from a debut author or a first book from an established author.  Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
A book that is non fiction. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
A book that is a graphic novel. Blankets by Craig Thompson
A book that is set in the winter.  Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
A book that has been sitting on your shelf for a long time. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
A book that takes place in an urban city. Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
A book that is set at the beach or in a beach community. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
A book that is a mystery, thriller, or horror. 
A book that is set in the southern United States. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
A book that has something to do with a war.  Ignite Me by Tahreh Mafi
A book that is considered a children’s classic. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgsen Burnett
A book that has been adapted to a movie. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
CHALLENGE: A book that is recommended by someone else. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
CHALLENGE: Pick 3 books that have all been published in 2014.  Cress by Marissa Meyer, Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee, and A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd


Another big goal was to research and finalize plans for my masters.  I am almost done working up a list of the schools and the cost.  It will be expensive, but I really don’t want to wait much longer.


How are you doing with your goals?