The Goodreads Book Tag

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As far as I am aware, I wasn’t directly tagged to do this (who even knows at this point) but I spotted it on The Writing Hufflepuff and thought I’d give it a try! It also gave me an excuse to update my Goodreads, so. 😉

girl of ink and stars

What was the last book you marked as read?

The last book I marked as read was The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, which for once actually is the last book I read haha. I thought it was beautiful, magical and wonderfully-written without being really over the top. I also loved the characters! Just in general a lovely book. (And it’s SO NICE to hold in the physical copy, oh my goodness. Not only is the cover beautiful but also the paper is super nice quality and it has map drawings??)

the stars at oktober bend

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard. I’m still doing Carnegie Medal Shadowing at school, even though a) it’s at a very inconvenient time this year and b) I’m not super impressed with how Carnegie picked an all-white longlist this year. :/ So, I don’t really know why I’m still doing it. BUT. Here I am. It’s okay, although I…don’t really understand what’s happening, and I really hope it isn’t going to be a ‘romance makes everything okay!!’ narrative because those are deeply frustrating.

Do you use the star rating system?

Mostly, yes! I haven’t got round to rating most of the recent books I’ve read though, since I’m mainly just trying to keep my Goodreads up to date and that takes some thinking. *sweats*

Are you doing the 2017 reading challenge?

I am! I think I’ve picked 100 books for this year, although I think it’s very likely that I’ll achieve it since normally I read about 120 books a year. But I don’t want to stress myself out, and 100 is a nice number, so I think that’s a solid goal. 🙂

Do you have a wishlist?

A…book wishlist? I mean, ALWAYS. But not a specific to-be-bought list on Goodreads. Just a mental one.

Who are your favorite authors?

HOW CAN I CHOOOSE. Probably Alice Oseman, VE Schwab, Rainbow Rowell, Leigh Bardugo, Malinda Lo, Jandy Nelson, Patrick Ness… But SO MANY MORE. And I also really love individual books by authors, even if I haven’t read their other work. (Like When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore, and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and The Miseducation of Cameron Post by em danforth.) (Honestly, I just know I’m going to miss some glaringly obvious thing out. THIS IS SO MEAN.)

Have you joined any groups?

Nope, I don’t think so. I have no idea how they work haha.

How many Goodreads shelves do you have?

Er, apparently twenty plus the to read, read, and currently reading. This comprises of genres, reread shelves before the reread function existed, random stuff like cool covers, and Carnegie Shadowing shelves. I should probably organise them better, but.

I’m not tagging anyone but if you feel like doing this then please do go ahead, it was great fun! ❤

how are you? if you’re a reader, do you use goodreads? and do you like star rating books?

18 thoughts on “The Goodreads Book Tag

  1. I love to read. I don’t use goodreads as a matter of fact. Some books I read based off of recommendation. One time I did a “mystery” book thing where you don’t know what book you are going to buy since the book is wrapped up in brown paper with adjectives written. One book I choose to read based off my love for a musical, which well that would be Les Mis thanks to my obsession with it. I am the fan of classics, mysteries, adventures, and fantasies.

    1. I know Goodreads isn’t for everyone, but I’m so glad you love to read too! Ooh, I’ve heard of that before and it sounds really cool; perhaps I should try it. I’m a big fan of Les Mis too, yay, although I haven’t read as many classics as I’d like.

      1. Right now, reading Oliver Twist. I love reading the classics in between semesters. Those times are the only times I can actually read them. They are such tough reads which is why I read them in between semesters. It gives me a goal of when I want to finish it, which gives me the right motivation to finish them

      2. I read simpler books during semesters. Oliver Twist was a book that I was grabbed through like three pages. It is a book that is hard to put down.

  2. I’m a reader, and I use Goodreads too! I’m currently reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: the Screenplay. I’m pretty neutral about the star system. I use it mostly because it’s easier. However, I use the recommendation system as well. If I don’t recommend a book wholeheartedly, I will ‘recommend’ a book to people if I think certain type of people like it-I hope that makes sense. The other book I’m currently reading is ‘Classic Tales of Horrors,’ which isn’t as bad as it sounds lol.

    Great article and awesome page 🙂

    1. Yay, high five! I haven’t read the screenplay since I decided to only see the movie, but I hope you enjoy it. I really enjoy getting recommendations from others so I think I should use that function more!

      Thank you! And apologies for this late reply; I’m not sure how I managed to leave your comment this long haha 🙂

      1. I found that I wasn’t super engaged with the characters, the ending seemed very easy & I was also quite frustrated with the lack of good representation for people of colour, queer characters, disabled characters etc. But overall I did enjoy it! The animals were my favourite. *nods* Oh haha that’s interesting, most people I know who are into Harry Potter saw it! (Which is many of my friends to be fair.)

      2. I gotcha. I feel like animals are usually the best part of anything, tbh, lol :D. I’m glad overall you enjoyed it. Good luck on your exams; you got this.

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