I’m off on a holiday tomorrow, but before leaving I thought I’d finally catch up on some tags and (very belatedly!) do this Goodreads Book Tag. Thanks to Kirsty @ Kirsty’s Book Reviews for tagging me! I’ve been looking forward to this one because I’m a massive Goodreads fan, so here goes:
What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
What are you currently reading?
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (as an audiobook)
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (as a paper book)
What was the last book you marked as TBR?
Scar Night by Alan Campbell (because I saw it recommended by Emily on Embuhleeliest as an underrated but awesome book!)
What book do you plan to read next?
The next audiobook I listen to will probably be Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The next hard copy book I read will probably be Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn (I think it was a recommendation from Anjali @ Anjugation – but it was so long ago I’m not entirely sure. Anyway, I finally got around to buying it recently!)
Do you use the star rating system?
Most of the time. Sometimes if I can’t decide on what to rate a book, or if it’s been ages since I read it and am no longer sure, or if I would have given it 3 stars or less but didn’t want to hurt the author’s feelings (I’m a softie), I just don’t rate it.
Are you doing a 2017 Reading Challenge?
Yes – I’m going to read 40 books this year, same as last year. I’m actually hoping to read a bit more than that, maybe closer to 50, but I figured it’s better to aim low and overshoot than aim too high and disappoint myself.
Do you have a wishlist?
I have an Audible wishlist for audiobooks, as well as a wishlist on a German bookseller site that has a nice big store in my city (though I buy the books in English).
What book do you plan to buy next?
For audiobooks, probably The Black Prism by Brent Weeks (though I choose from my wishlist on a whim with every audiobook purchase so it could end up being something else!)
Although I usually prefer paper books, I might make an ebook my next non-audiobook purchase. I’ve heard good things about Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope, which is a self-published fantasy novel that seems to be only available as an ebook… so that’d be my next ebook pick!
Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.
My favourite is this one by Terry Pratchett, because it’s clever and it makes me smile every time I read it:
“Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.”
― Terry Pratchett, Jingo
Who are your favorite authors?
I may be missing a few that I’ve forgotten to add, but here are the current favourites listed on my Goodreads page (I’m allowed to have lots of favourites, right?):
Kristin Cashore, Leigh Bardugo, Maggie Stiefvater, Pierce Brown, Laini Taylor,
Brandon Sanderson, Garth Nix, Kim Wilkins, J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, Ernest Cline, Terry Pratchett, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Chuck Wendig, Juliet Marillier, Amie Kaufman, Sarah J. Maas.
Have you joined any groups?
Yes, I joined the ‘SciFi and Fantasy Book Club’, ‘Addicted to YA’, and the ‘Goodreads Librarians Group’ (I became a librarian because I was too obsessive to ignore some incorrect entries I saw!). However, I confess I’m not actually an active member of any of these. I guess I keep thinking one day I’ll start participating and joining in some of the discussions but so far I’ve haven’t gotten around to it… just too much else going on.
But if you have already done this tag or aren’t keen on it, no pressure!
Oh, and in case anyone wants to follow or friend me on Goodreads, here’s my page.