The Goodreads Book Tag

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’?

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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’?

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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?

Ugh…

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:

Karen Kingsbury

Rainbow Rowell

Stephanie Perkins

Richard Paul Evans

Jodi Picoult

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!

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