It’s tag time again! Thanks so much to The Bookie Monsters for tagging me. Their blog is absolutely full to the brim with great content, so you guys should definitely head over and check it out when you have some time. This tag was originally created by Shantelle.
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What book are you currently reading?
I’m currently getting stuck into an ARC copy of Blame by Simon Mayo, and Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman. Yasss, #UKYA!
What’s the last book you finished?
The last book that I finished was The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I had absolutely no idea what was going for about 90% of the book but I couldn’t put it down! It had a totally different feel to any fantasy that I’ve read recently, and I’m intrigued to see where it goes.
Favourite book you read this year?
Ouch. I hate these questions. I’ve read some incredible books this year…I think my top three would be: Of Monsters and Men by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking #3), I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, and Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices #1).
Man, thinking about that question made me realise just how many bloody brilliant books I’ve read this year.
What genre have you read most this year?
It’d probably be a close call between fantasy and contemporary YA.
What genre have you read least this year?
I’ve not really read much crime this year, which is odd for me. Recommendations for creep-tastic, skin-crawling thrillers welcome in the comments, little’uns!
What genre do you want to read more of?
I’d love to read more high fantasy, LGBT+ YA and more sci-fi, now that I’ve discovered sci-fi isn’t just about aliens. I’d also like a to read a really good historical YA. Does anyone know if such a thing exists?!
How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?
According to Goodreads I’ve read 29 books this year, which I’m pretty pleased with considering I have a full time job and I also have to sleep and whatnot. My GR goal for this year is 45, but I think I could push to 50 if we actually get some sunny weekends in the UK this year.
What’s the last book you bought?
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I haven’t actually bought a book for a while (omg I know) because it was my birthday, I’ve had a couple of library books on reserve and I’ve also ended up with a few ARCs from NetGalley. It’s all been quite lovely tbh, and I haven’t even had to spend a quid. The last books I bought myself were the ones that I took on holiday to Cyprus, which you can check out here if you’re interested. What a nice little haul it was too.
What book are you saving up to buy next?
Hmm. Once I’ve worked my way through my birthday pile, I’d like to get my hands on either Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor or As I Darken by Kiersten White, both of which I’ve heard SUCH good things about. Also, those covers are just on point, aren’t they?
How many books did you check out last library visit?
Two. The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks and The Next Together by Lauren James. They couldn’t be more different from each other, but I really rated them both. Don’t you just love being able to read awesome books for free?!
What’s a book you can’t wait to read?
Obviously I’m totally excited for the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child script, but I’m also really looking forward to seeing where Sabaa Tahir takes her characters in A Torch In The Night (An Ember In The Ashes #2).
What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?
You have to ask?
Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?
I recently finished reading 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough and it was PEAK creepy. I’d love her to write more YA.
A few books your heart adores?
Only a few? What a cruel world. I won’t even mention Harry Potter here, because OBVS, my little mandrakes. But I adore George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman and His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. A far as I’m concered, they’re all utterly timeless.
What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?
Hmm. I’m not actually mid-way through any series at the moment, although I’ve just started The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, and I know that the conclusion to the series has hit many a blogger right in the feels. I’m sure I’ll feel that pain when I get there, too.
What books are on your wish-list?
Tag, tag, tag:
- Annie @ THEMISSTERY
- Ara @ The Bookish Agenda
- Maddie @ Of Reading and Random Things
- Grace @ Kimmie.gg
- Emma @ The Bookish Underdog
- Beth @ Reading Every Night
- Sara @ Freadom Library
- Thisismybookshelf Blog
No pressure, as always! 🙂