Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2022

Hello beautiful, handsome people🎔
I know this is almost towards the end of the year. Obviously, I'm late. But, I still want to do it, no matter what! So, bear with me, please. Let me have fun answering these questions.

Have I read a lot? Not really that a lot, but sufficient to say the least. So, let's begin.

How many books have you read?
As of October 13th, 2022, I have had managed to read 42 books out of 50 books. This year is not an easy year for me. However, reading has helped me in a good way to manage my emotions. I'm hoping that I can read more than 50 books before the end of 2022. Based on the pie chart below, it seems that I have a fair share of 5 stars and 4.5 stars, while slightly more than 20% is 4 stars. I think it is quite hard to satisfied my dear self as compare to last year. Rest assure dear self, we will see how in my next reading.
Into the real deal questions.
1.  Best books you've read so far in 2022

These are the books I have been enjoy a lot. That made me cry, laugh, smile and my hearts beat so fast reading them all. As for The Love Hypothesis, I read it again this year in a good mood and with the right frame of mind. I'm giving myself a second chance to read this book and what I can say is fascinating! It is really good one. I'm definitely a sucker for a fake dating trope. Besides that, it has been quite several years since I last read a Malay novel. Gosh! It feels so good to read such a wonderful Malay novel by ManesWordWorks! A new publisher that has my heart. Please do try read books published by them, if you haven't! You can read my review on Cinta, Untuk Sekali Lagi and Buah Hati Nafessa.
2. Best sequel you've read so far
The third installment in the Legends-of-Eerie-on-Sea. This is a middle grade book that I have been fully invested with. It is so good and it makes me freaking excited to follow an adventure with Herbie and his best friend, Violet. Things getting better and better in this story.
3. New release you haven't read but you want to

The two books that I have set my eyes on. Hopefully, I get to read them soon! 

4. Most anticipated read release for the second half of the year
There are many books that is on my radar. But this book specifically, i really wanted to read! Ever since, I have read books written by Holly Jackson which is A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson has been my forever favourite author!
5. Biggest Disappointment
I had high expectation for this book which I thought would be one of my favourite book of the year. However, it is a disappointment to me. I wish I can give all my love to it, but I can't. Instead, I only get through 30% of the book. It just won't work for me.


6. Biggest surprise

As I said, this is the time of the year that I should get back to reading Malay novels, and this book was such a surprise to me that I gave it 10 over 5 stars. I just love it. It gives me great comfort.

7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you)

These three authors were new to me and have since become my favourite authors.

8. Newest fictional crush

I think my newest fictional crush is Khalil from Buah Hati Nafeesa. Can he exist in this real world for me? I mean come on I have a huge crush on him!

9. Newest favourite character

I'm not sure how to say on this because every book I have read this year, by far, has had one favourite character of mine. So, it is quite hard pick one. 

10. Books that made you cry

Takluki Dia by Asunnaraa. This book made me cry so hard.

11. Books that made you happy

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf is really a charming book. I love everything about this book. It really made me happy. From the Star Wars' reference to the friendship to discovering the truth of it, it just really an amazing feeling. 
"The fact that this book read by everyone around the globe - WONDERFUL. No words could really describe how great it is. Like please everyone, pick this book. The story line is so interesting that you can’t leave the book, not even a minute because you just NEED to know what is next. That being said, I have no idea there’s a plot twist in it and I’m so shock. Seriously, love the story." (Full review is on my Instagram: click here)

12. Most beautiful book you have bought (or received) so far this year

 This book I received from Times Read (A HUGE THANK YOU!) is MAGNIFICENT! I mean I fall in love with the book cover and the illustration is so BEAUTIFUL! I couldn't stop admiring it. Love it
13. Books you need to read by end of this year 
There are many in list book I need/want to read by end of this year.  There are series that I started but haven't finish yet. Here are the list that I need to read:
  • The Brown Sister by Talia Hibbert series
  • A Good Girl Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson book 2 & 3
  • Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
  • Rent A Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
  • Chef Cuisine by Effalee
  • Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett
  • I'm Yours by Anna Lee
  • Unbox by Ariff Adly
  • Kelabu 2 by Nadia Khan
  • All new books from ManesWordWorks
 There you go! Hope have fun reading my not so Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2022. 
Fatina xx
I'm curious and would love to know, what is your favourite books you just found out this year?