Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag: 2015

I came across this book tag on Emily’s blog, Embuhlee liest. It looked fun so I decided to do it too since we’re at the middle of the year, kind of. This tag was created by ReadLikeWildFire (a booktuber) and Ely Jayne (a blogger). Let’s get to it.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.

You by Caroline Kepnes. I enjoyed this crazy story. It’s a thriller about a guy stalking a girl and is told in the second person. Awesome. Read it. And In Search of Lost Dragons by Élian Black’mor and Carine-M. I love this book. It’s a graphic novel that documents the existence of dragons and its beautiful. You can check out my review to see a few pages.

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“Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins

I plan to collect all three books in the series.
I plan to collect all three books in the series.

I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. I picked it up on a whim. I’d heard about it often and was curious and wanted something else to read. I downloaded a sample on my Nook App, bought it on my Kindle app (random, I know), and was hooked from the moment it began.

Quick summary:

Anna thought that she would spend her senior year of high school getting closer to her crush, who she works with her at a movie theatre in Atlanta, and hanging out with her best friend. But her father surprises her when he announces that she’ll spend her senior year at the School of America…in Paris (SOAP).

At first, Anna dreads what would happen at her boarding school since she’s new to both the school and the country, but she quickly makes friends and just as quickly develops a crush on a cute French boy with an English accent from America, Etienne St. Clair. Unfortunately, St. Clair has a girlfriend, but Anna can’t shake her feelings for him and the more they hang out, the stronger her feelings grow until they become….complicated.

But she has lots to learn in Paris, about the city and herself. Though cautious at first, her friends coax her to venture out in the city, where she finds that she shares a love of films with it. And as her relationships develop and become more difficult, she learns that things aren’t always as she perceives them to be.

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