Tag #95: The Mid-Year Freak Out, 2020

This is a consensus cloud of Books Everyone Should Read. Image Credit: Imgur

I’ve seen this tag on several of my book blogging friends’ sites, so I figured I would jump in and give my two cents.


Best book you’ve read so far in 2020?

The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity. It’s going to be hard to knock this one off the top.

Best sequel of 2020 so far?

I haven’t read any sequels in 2020.


New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.


Most anticipated release of the second half of 2020?

Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It, Erin Brockovich (August 25, 2020)


Biggest disappointment?

Nothing so far, book-wise.


Biggest surprise?

Big Magic: How to Life a Creative Life, and Let Go of Your Fear. This was one of my Christmas gifts from Al. I hadn’t read any of Gilbert’s other books, although I was intrigued by Eat, Pray, Love. I read this book at the right time.


Favorite new (to me) author?

Neil Gaiman.


Newest fictional crush?

I’m not a fictional crush person anymore.


Newest favorite character?

Lettie Hempstock – The Ocean at the End of the Lane.


Book that made you cry?

Thank You, Mr. Falker.


Book that made you happy?

Big Magic.


Favorite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen this year?

I don’t think I’ve watched one yet. I do know that I want to watch Just Mercy after I finish reading Stevenson’s book. Wow.


Favorite review you’ve written this year?

The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity.


Most beautiful book you bought or received so far this year?


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

  • Buried Colony (ARC)
  • Educated
  • Sketch
  • Smashed *Re-Read*
  • The Hate U Give
  • The Nickel Boys

Tag – You’re It!

I’m not tagging anyone specifically. If you feel led, do this tag. I had so much fun!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

11 thoughts on “Tag #95: The Mid-Year Freak Out, 2020

  1. A favorite book this year is graphic novel “When Stars Are Scattered”… phenomenal!

  2. Ooo cool tag, I like being nosy and seeing what people are up to & loving lately. I’m curious about that Big Magic book (pretty cover too). I definitely need a kick up the bum where creativity is concerned as I’ve really struggled these past few years with getting back into the things I used to enjoy. Will investigate and see if I can find a copy. Did you enjoy it?
    I really hope you’ve got your results back & that all is okay Laura xxxx

    • Thank you, Caz! Big Magic is one of the books that surprised me, and I’m already planning to re-read it. It helped me get my mojo back!

      I made an update post about my results – All clear! I’m so grateful. Thanks for checking on me!

      • Aah yes, I see it – such good news!! 🎉🎉🎉

        You know when a book is good when you actually want to re-read it. Wow, definitely going to check this one out. I hope it continues to encourage & inspire you a little.xx

      • Thank you! There are a few books that have come into my life that I’ve re-read. I think I’ll do a post about that soon! I appreciate your continued encouragement! I hope you enjoy Big Magic.

  3. I took a screenshot then realised I couldn’t attach it here, d’oh! Amazon offered me another Audible trial (hurrah!) so I’ve just ordered Big Magic (worth £27.99). Thank you for the recommendation 😄

  4. I’m in love with Big Magic too. I loved the story about the guy who dressed up as a lobster.

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