I was tagged by Sammie at Bookshelves & Biros. Thanks so much for the tag Sammie, I had a lot of fun answering these questions and I hope you enjoyed reading them as much.
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What book are you currently reading?
Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I got an ARC from NetGalley for the UK edition, which isn’t released over here until February, and finally got around to it today. I’m not very far through but what I’ve read so far I’ve loved.
What’s the last book you finished?
My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins. Given it’s nearly Christmas now it seemed appropriate to finally get around to this book which has been sitting on my bookshelves since July.
Favourite book you read this year?
This is a really hard question considering how many amazing books I’ve read this year, but if I could only pick one I’d have to say Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. It was everything I hoped for and more, just the perfect ending to the duology.
What genre have you read most this year?
Definitely fantasy, which isn’t really a surprise as it’s my go to genre when it comes to choosing what books I read next.
What genre have you read least this year?
Probably historical fiction. Overall I’ve only read two books from that genre this year; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, which I am counting even though you could class that as a fantasy book.
Of course if you count the Wolf by Wolf duology as well that ups my total to four.
What genre do you want to read more of?
Probably more of what I read this year. I branched out into contemporary YA a lot throughout 2016 so maybe next year I can do the same for historical fiction and magical realism. Also I definitely want to start reading more diversely next year as well.
How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?
My goal for the year was originally 150, although I did later bring it down to 100 after taking into account some of the time blogging would take up, and so far I’ve read 119 books. Although it’s doubtful you never know, I could still make 150 before the year is over.
What’s the last book you bought?
A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray. It took well over a month from me ordering this book from Amazon, after its release date mind you, to it actually arriving at my house. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I am hoping to get started soon.
What book are you saving up to buy next?
There’s not really a specific book I’m saving up for next. I am planning to go on a book buying spree with any Christmas money I get from my family; head to Waterstones one day and pick up any and all books that catch my eye.
Normally I don’t save up for books; instead I see something I want, I buy it, and if I don’t have enough money it goes on my credit card for me to worry about next month.
How many books did you check out last library visit?
I haven’t been to the library in years! I used to go all the time but eventually all that was left that I hadn’t already read a few times over were books I had no interest in reading. The last time I went I could have checked out anywhere between one and fourteen books – that was the limit for what could be on your library card at any one time.
What’s a book you can’t wait to read?
Again a really hard question because there are so many books being released next year I can’t wait to get my hands on, but if I had to pick one it would be A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. After the cliffhanger ending to A Gathering of Shadows, which I read all the way back in February, I need to know how things end for my favourite characters.
What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?
I feel like anyone who’s been following my blog for a while could answer this question for me, but it’s the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab. My favourite series by one of my favourite authors, basically everyone needs to pick these books up immediately.
Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?
I always love seeing more books released by authors I’ve read before but the main one would be Erin Morgenstern. I loved her debut, The Night Circus; it’s one of my all-time favourite books that I re-read at least once a year but since its release there’s been nothing new, or even just in the works, from Erin Morgenstern.
A few books your heart adores?
From when I was a child; The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Mediator series, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to name a few. From more recently; The Lunar Chronicles, the Chaos Walking trilogy, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Six of Crows, and anything by V.E. Schwab I guess.
What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?
A few I am both looking forwards to being released next year, and almost dreading at the same time because it means the end of my favourite series, are; Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken, A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, and A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas as well as the sixth and final Throne of Glass book.
Also a few series that ended this year that I was sad to see end, for more reasons than the fact that it was the last book in the series, were; The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin, and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.
What books are on your wish-list?
So so many. Instead of listing them all though, because trust me no one has time to read all of the eagerly anticipated releases on my to-read list, you can check out my Top Ten Tuesday post on the Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forwards to for the First Half of 2017. It’s basically everything on there plus much much more.
- Fadwa at Word Wonders
- Kirstie at Upside-Down Books
- Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Naz at Read Diverse Books
- Stephanie at Teacher of YA’s Book Blog
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.