Top Ten Tuesday : Freebie : 2020 Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag/Mid-Year Roundup


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :


This week’s topic is a freebie so I’m taking the opportunity to post a tag I’ve been promising myself I’d take part in (even though it is a little late):

2020 Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag/Mid-Year Roundup

So, basically, I’ve tried to highlight as many books that I’ve read and enjoyed so far this year and by using three books per category I’ve almost made it.  All the books on here I recommend:

Best Books I’ve Read So Far

  1. The God Game by Danny Tobey
  2. The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
  3. A Time of Courage by John Gwynne


Best Sequels I’ve Read So Far

  1. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Shadow Saint by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
  3. Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs


New Release I Haven’t Read (But Want To)

  1. The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  2. Final Cut by SJ Watson
  3. The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel


Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

  1. The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  2. The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie
  3. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow


Biggest Surprise (in a good way)

  1. The Graves of Whitechapel by Claire Evans
  2. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampiresby Grady Hendrix
  3. The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant


Favourite New Author

  1. Deeplight by Francis Hardinge
  2. The Wolf of Oren Yaroby KS Villoso
  3. The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson


Favourite Characters

  1. The Wolf’s Call by Anthony Ryan
  2. Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis
  3. The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison


Least Favourite Characters

  1. The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
  2. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  3. Goldilocks by Laura Lam


Most Emotionally Heavy Book

  1. You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce
  2. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  3. The Sword of Kaigen by ML Wang


Author With a Good Sense of Humor

  1. Where Gods Fear to Go by Angus Watson
  2. Crownbreaker by Sebastien DeCastell
  3. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton


Book I’d Love To See Made Into Movies

  1. Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
  2. The Other People by CJ Tudor
  3. Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough


Eye Catching Books I Received This Year

  1. The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence
  2. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  3. Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett


Book I Need to Read By the End of the Year (many, many good books to look forward to)

  1. Infernal by Mark de Jager
  2. The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk
  3. Witch by Finbar Hawkins