Hey everyone! I hope your week is going well – mine is, despite the fact we got two feet of snow. Oh well, I guess it’s still technically winter, but not for long! I’m so ready for spring!
Anyway, I saw The Goodreads Book Tag posted by Sofii at A Book. A Thought., and loved it, so today that is what I will be doing as well. I love using Goodreads and I thought it was clever of whoever originally came up with this tag to make one. So let’s get to it!
What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
I really didn’t have much good to say about the book, other than that the plot is excellent, but the execution could have been better. A lot better. This is also the first, and hopefully only, book that I’ll say that I hope the movie is better.
What are you ‘currently reading’?
I’ve known about this book for years and have never picked it up. Quite honestly, I don’t even know what drove me to finally do it when I was at a library out of town, but I did.
What was the last book you marked as ‘to read’?
I literally just found out about this book even though it was released almost two years ago! I read the first book, Taking Chances, a few years ago when I was camping and loved it. Now I’m excited that there was a follow-up to it!
What book do you plan to read next?
I’m a little torn between these three. I really want to start the new ones, but honestly… I think I might enjoy rereading a Harry Potter book in between all these new ones. Let’s say that I’m leaning towards Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Do you use the star rating system?
I do. My rating average is 4.39 stars.
Basically, if I really loved the book and I would definitely reread it later on, I give it five stars. Four stars still means I really enjoyed the book, maybe loved it, but there were a few things about it that I didn’t like. I still might reread a 4-star book though, but not definitely.
Three stars means I liked it, but I probably wouldn’t reread it. Two means I thought the book was interesting/okay, but nothing great. I really have to not feel anything after reading to give it two stars though. I don’t think I’ve ever given only 1-star because at that point I probably just stopped reading it all together and it’s not even worth rating.
Are you doing a reading challenge?
Of course! This year my goal is 40 books. Last year it was 25 and I ended up reading 35… so I’m shooting for five more than last year.
Do you have a wishlist?
I do, but not on Goodreads. I have a general one that I keep in Google docs and my Reading Journal/Planner. It’s easy to add new ones and take off ones that I’m hesitant about. And I can’t forget that I keep books on my Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Thriftbook accounts!
Books… books everywhere!
What book do you plan to buy next?
Honestly, I have no idea. I have literally bought so many in the past few months and I should just read those, but I know it’s inevitable that I’ll buy more soon (with B&N coupons and all).
I can’t say for sure if I’ll buy them next, but I do know that I want to get the books of the Left Behind series that I don’t have. If I can’t think of any books to get I’ll probably just go with those.
Do you have any favorite quotes?
“A town isn’t a town without a bookstore.” – from The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Who are your favorite authors?
I haven’t marked any as favorites in Goodreads, yet, but some of my favorites authors are:
Richard Paul Evans
Have you joined any groups?
Only one, but I’m not very active in it. I would like to try to find more to join and be more active though. I definitely spend enough time on Goodreads to be involved in a group or five.
Do you think Goodreads could do better?
Well I love the fact that they made it so you can mark books as rereading, and have it count to your Reading Challenge. So the only other improvement I wish they’d make in the near future is half-stars. A lot of times I’ll round up because I think a book was 3.5 or 4.5 stars. And I know for sure that I’m not the only Goodreads user who feels this way.
Well, that was fun! I really enjoyed that tag and if any of you are on Goodreads, I think you should try it out too! And link back to this post so I can read your answers!
Also, feel free to add me on Goodreads!