The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

blog feature (1)1 – The best book you’ve read so far in 2017

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. I listened to the first two with my audible subscription and if you read/listened to ACOMAF then you know–you KNOW–why I flipped out in my car at the end.

2 – Your favorite sequel of the year

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I actually got to meet her at BookCon this year and she’s soooo nice! I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper and I’m excited to see how this one get tackled since Dracula is fictional and Jack was not–maybe she’ll tie into Vlad, who knows.

3 – A new release that you haven’t read but really want to

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I really want to read it. Like the heading says, but I keep putting it off because–well I’m hesitant because of the hype. Not one person has said anything bad about it. I’m afraid that I will read it and not like something and miss the whole message and I really don’t want to do that. Also I’ve been told there are many feels to be had. And the last time someone told me that and I listened it was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I cried like baby in the middle of the night and scared my mother. 

4 –  Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas. Maybe not my most anticipated but definitely anticipated. I got to review The Darkest Corners about a year back and I really enjoyed Thomas’s set up.

5 – Your biggest disappointment

BookCon 2017. No really. It felt under-booked, getting into booths was a nightmare. The only way to get ARCs was to hope that you made it past the line-based ticketing process and that – once again – no one cut in front of you which by the way is a HUGE problem at BookCon. They cannot have big authors on the show floor and the autographing area should not be near the show floor. Security and staff need to get on the same page and stop screwing with the lines. Amazingly, lines that were left alone, took care of themselves and lines that security touched got all turned around.

6 – Biggest surprise of the year

None so far!

7 – Favourite new to you or debut author

Joelle Charboneau. I believe she is new to me.

8 – Your new fictional crush

None yet this year.

9 – New favourite character

10 – A book that made you cry


11 – A comic book that made you happy

I actually haven’t read any comics/graphic novels yet this year, but I’m hoping to delve into Wires and Nerves.

12 – Your favourite book to movie adaptation that you’ve seen this year

WONDER WOMAN. Hands down. Wonder Woman. I cried. I cried so many times. Gal Godot is amazing. OMG We’ve literally been waiting for Godot.

13 – Favourite book post you’ve done this year

My favorite book related post I’ve ever done was actually at (which is no longer live-so sad). It was a Red Queen post inspired by the Olympics. I had a lot of fun picking out events for each of the characters.

14 – The most beautiful book you have bought/received this year

The most beautiful book is definitely a tie between The Thousandth Floor (which is a terrible book) and Dividing Eden (which is a good book). The covers are both gorgeous.

15 – What are some books you need to read by the end of the year

I definitely want to read The Hate U Give, and Claudi Grey’s Firebird series.



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By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.


  1. Sorry that Bookcon was such a disappointment!! With big crowds like that and so many people waiting in lines it’s bound to be a mess at times. There’s little to no communication at those things making it hard for those who attend!

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      1. Oh no really?! I was hoping to make it to a con at some point but when people come back with stories like this I’m not sure if it’s worth it. Maybe some day when one is really close to me….. if that ever happens lol

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    1. Wonder Woman was so amazing! Her thigh jiggles on screen Jackie! Actually moves like a normal thigh! And when she goes into No Man’s Land I cried. I cried so hard because Wonder Woman is just so amazingly in her zone.

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