I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the down time. So as an easy post that hasn’t taken too much time away from my chocolate-eating, Tv-watching, book-reading schedule, I bring you a book tag.
Thank you to Beth @ Reading Every Night for the tag! The rules are as follows:
Use the original banner
Answer the questions!
Use lots of book covers
Tag your friends
What book are you currently reading?
Salt & Stone
by Victoria Scott
How people do not rave on about these books more I don’t know. This is the sequel to Fire & Flood and I can’t even. If you thought Divergent and Hunger Games won the awards for most exhilarating dystopians in YA books – then you really have another thing coming for you in this series!
What was the last book you finished?
by Colleen Houck
I’ve been in a massive reading slump lately thanks to one particular book that I picked up just bogging me down. So Tiger’s Curse was my last ditch attempt to pull myself out of that and such me back into a world which I love so much.
Favourite book you read this year?
A Court of Mist and Fury
by Sarah J. Maas
This was a close call between ACOMAF and Blood for Blood (Ryan Graudin). Both were absolute stella books, but I think ACOMAF just had a slight edge on it simply because the magical appeal and sheer beauty of this book cannot be matched.
What genre have you read most this year?
Young Adult! Whilst I’m not actually fact checking these details I’m fairly certain that it’d be YA. I’m a YA addict and I don’t see that changing any time soon. I love the genre and I shall happily while away all my hours losing myself in it.
What genre have you read the least this year?
There are obviously genres I haven’t read any books from, but out of those I have read I’m going to take a punt at Philosophy – which is mostly a subgenre but hush. I read a couple of books that were thought-provoking in this way and I have to say I want to read more. It’s amazing how much a book like The Dalai Lama’s Cat has affected my mental stance on some things!
What genre do you want to read more of?
The genre I’d love to read more of is historical non-fiction or memoirs. I have quite a few of these sitting on my shelf but they’re often such intimidating books that I don’t get around to them – hence me putting them off.
How many books have you read this year and what was your goal?
I have read 83 books this year which is the most I’ve ever read!! My goal was initially 60 but I upped it to 70 in the middle of the year. I definitely surprised myself with how much I got around to reading this year, that’s for sure.
What was the last book you bought?
The Night Manager
by John le Carré
I’m not really supposed to be buying any books because I honestly do have waaay too many. But this edition was completely gorgeous so of course I had to have it.
What book are you saving up to buy next?
I’m not really saving up to buy any book soon. I’m focussing on reading a bunch of books over the next few weeks that I received at Christmas. So that means book-buying is right at the back of my mind.
How many books did you check out last library visit?
Probably about one. I don’t use the library very often – I love the experience but I way prefer reading my own books. Last year, I went through a spat where I borrowed quite a few books including The Girl on the Train, An Ember in the Ashes, A Great and Terrible Beauty and The Venetian Bargain.
What’s a book you can’t wait to read?
Until the Beginning
by Amy Plum
If I don’t say A Court of Wings and Ruin then I’ll have to pick one of my Christmas books. I’m really excited to read Until the Beginning because omg Amy Plum is life. The first book in this series was awesome so I can’t wait to see how things wrap up! (I’m assuming this is the last book in the series).
What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?
Wolf by Wolf
by Ryan Graudin
The Wolf by Wolf duology by Ryan Graudin! Oh my goodness, if you haven’t read it yet then what are you doing with your life?! It’s hands down one of the most interesting, thought-provoking and addictive retellings of WWII and I can’t recommend it enough. Even if it does break your heart.
Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?
Robin LaFevers! There are so many authors that I’d love to see more written by (Kristin Cashore & Claudia Gray being some more). I know that LaFevers is writing more for the His Fair Assassin series (which is ridiculous exciting, omg) but EVEN MORE PLEASE.
A few books your heart adores?
To name a few? The Wrath and the Dawn, Red Queen, Grave Mercy, The Falconer, Wings, Poison Study, The Darkest Minds . . .
What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?
Firebird (Claudia Gray)
Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)
The Falconer (Elizabeth May)
What books are on your Wishlist?
Oh honey, there are over 450 books on my official Wishlist. Allow me to redirect you to my weekly meme that I participate in called “Wishlist Wednesday” so you can have a taste of the madness.