MID YEAR READING CHECK IN BOOK TAG | Summary and Q&A

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June 12, 2023
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MID YEAR READING CHECK IN BOOK TAG

TL;DR

Jesse revamps the mid-year book freakout tag, sharing her best and most disappointing reads, book recommendations, and anticipated releases for the year.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is Jesse's best book recommendation so far this year?

Jesse recommends "House of Hollow" as her best book of the year, praising its eerie writing style, mysterious plot, and emotional impact.

Q: Which book was Jesse's most disappointing read this year?

Jesse found "Beautiful World, Where Are You" to be her most disappointing book, citing dullness, lack of exploration of interesting character aspects, and a dry overall reading experience.

Q: What is a recommended book Jesse received from her viewers?

Jesse received a recommendation from one of her viewers for "We Need to Do Something," praising its gripping storytelling, claustrophobic atmosphere, and experimental horror genre.

Q: What was Jesse's first DNF (Did Not Finish) book of the year?

Jesse mentions "Ducks, Newburyport" as her first DNF book, describing its stream-of-consciousness format and overwhelming, bouncing thoughts that mirrored her own thought process.

Q: What are Jesse's thoughts on the last book in the "Last Hours" trilogy by Cassandra Clare?

Jesse shares her negative opinion about the last book in the trilogy, criticizing eye-roll-worthy plot points, repetitive tropes, and frustrating miscommunication between characters.

Q: Which book released in the first half of the year does Jesse want to read?

Jesse expresses her excitement for "The Wishing Game," anticipating it to be a new favorite book with its fascinating concept and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory vibes.

Q: Which book releasing in the second half of the year is Jesse highly anticipating?

Jesse mentions the new Percy Jackson book, "Percy Jackson and The Chalice of Gods," but acknowledges that catching up on other Rick Riordan series might delay her reading it.

Q: What is the most beautiful book in Jesse's collection or a book she would like to own?

Jesse showcases an illumicrate edition of a book with a stunning design but mentions feeling uncomfortable touching it due to its beauty, and describes it as having a fascinating plot.

Q: Which genre has Jesse gravitated towards the most this year?

Jesse states that romance is the genre she has read the most this year, but expresses a desire to read different genres and explore new themes, tropes, and authors.

Q: Has Jesse's reading taste changed or shifted this year?

Jesse states that her reading taste has not changed or shifted significantly this year, but she wants to make an effort to read a variety of genres and authors by the end of the year.

Q: What bookish goals did Jesse set for herself this year?

Jesse did not set specific bookish goals but mentioned wanting to keep her Goodreads and recent reads Instagram highlight up to date, which she has struggled with.

Q: What book format has Jesse gravitated towards the most this year?

Jesse prefers a combination of audiobooks and physical books for a fully immersive reading experience. However, her friend's influence has inspired her to start using her e-reader again.

Q: Which book embodies the vibe of Jesse's reading year or what she wants her reading year to be like?

Jesse mentions "Big Tree" and "We Need to Do Something" as books that embody the experimental and boundary-pushing vibe she desires for her reading year.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Jesse introduces her revamped version of the mid-year book freakout tag, adding and dropping questions to bring freshness to the tag.

  • She discusses her best book of the year, "House of Hollow," praising its eerie yet beautiful writing style and mysterious plot.

  • Jesse shares her most disappointing read, "Beautiful World, Where Are You," expressing boredom with the plot and lack of exploration of interesting character aspects.

  • She mentions book recommendations given by her viewers, including "We Need to Do Something," praising its gripping storytelling and experimental horror genre.

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