MID-YEAR FREAK OUT BOOK TAG 2018

Whoaw … half of this year has already come to pass!!

This is what first came to mind when tons of blogposts and youtube videos with this tag started popping up in my feed. In general I tend to skip all tags cause I am more of a book review, monthly wrap up and new releases kinda girl. Except for the book tag to rule them all …. the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag. Simply because it’s all of those things I enjoy wrapped into one video and/or blogpost. So … big shout out to Chami from IsThatChami and Ely (Elyjane) from Earl Grey Books for co-creating this awesome tag.

So after years of reading tons of Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag blogposts, streaming an even larger amount of videos and as a consequence feverishly updating my want-to-read list on Goodreads … here is my very first Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!!

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MY BOOK TO MOVIE LIST FOR 2018

In 2016 I started my reading journey and ever since the only resolution I make at the beginning of the year is the amount of books I will finish by the end of it. The annual 12 books a year I started out with, were not challenging enough and therefore I am working towards a total of 40 before the end of 2018.

I have since adopted a lot more noteworthy reading habits, all but sticking to my monthly TBR list. For some reason a monthly TBR list, more often than not, results in a reading slump. So this year I am experimenting with a yearly TBR. The fact that all titles on my current list are books that have been or will be adapted to movies or TV-series helps me finish one book after another, often before the release date of the adaptation.

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MOSTLY VOID, PARTIALLY STARS – JOSEPH FINK & JEFFREY CRANOR

Title: Mostly Void, Partially Stars || Authors: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor || Podcast Narrator : mostly Cecil Baldwin || Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Horror || Publisher:  Harper Perennial || Year of publication: 2016 || No. of pages: 281 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com 


Mostly Void, Partially Stars introduces us to Night Vale, a town in the American Southwest where every conspiracy theory is true, and to the strange but friendly people who live there. This book is a collection of episodes from Season One of the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations by Jessica Hayworth.

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JASON REYNOLDS – LONG WAY DOWN

Title: Long Way Down || Author: Jason Reynolds|| Audiobook Narrator : Jason Reynolds ||Genre: Young Adult, Poetry, Contemporary, Fiction|| Publisher:  Atheneum/ Caitlyn Dlouhy Books || Year of publication: 2017 || No. of pages: 320 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com


Will’s older brother, Shawn has been shot and now he’s dead. Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it. But in his neighbourhood there are The Rules

No. 1: Crying … Don’t. No matter what.
No. 2: Snitching … Don’t. No matter what.
No. 3: Revenge … Do. No matter what.

When 15 year old Will discovers a gun that belonged to his deceased brother. He decides to carry out rule number 3, cause he knows who he’s after. But when Will gets into the elevator on the 7th floor, a 60 second elevator ride seems to take an eternity. The elevator stops on every floor and on each floor somebody that is familiar to Will gets in. The weird thing about all of this is … that everybody that gets in is supposed to be death.

Welcome to Jason Reynolds heart wrenching tale which is a mix of Boyz in tha Hood meets A Christmas Carol.

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THE ALIENIST – CALEB CARR

Titel: The Alienist || Auteur: Caleb Carr || Nederlandse titel: De Ontmaskering || Luisterboek voorlezer: George Guidall ||Genre: Thrillers, Spanning, Detective & Mysterie|| Uitgeverij:  Random House US || Jaar van verschijnen: 1994 || Aantal pagina’s: 498 || ISBN: 9780525510277 ||  Verkrijgbaar via Bol.com


Het is 1896 in New York, wanneer misdaad verslaggever John Schuyler Moore door zijn vriend psycholoog Dr. Laszlo Kreizler wordt ontboden om naar het ernstig verminkte lichaam van een adolescente jongen te kijken. Dit luidt het begin in van een revolutionaire onderneming op het gebied van criminologie. Voor het eerst in de geschiedenis worden details van een misdrijf gebruikt om een psychologisch profiel van de dader te schetsen. Met behulp van een scherpzinnig en vindingrijk team start Dr. Laszlo Kreizer een speurtocht die de lezer meeneemt in het akelige verleden en de verknipte psyche van een moordenaar die zeker opnieuw zal toeslaan voordat het onderzoek voorbij is.  Continue reading “THE ALIENIST – CALEB CARR”