Bookish Booklover Tag

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Hi, everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day. Today I have a great tag that is right up every bibliophile’s alley: the Bookish Booklover Tag. Thank you so much Grace @ kimmie.gg for tagging me! It made my day!

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One More Thing by B.J. NovakWhat book are you currently reading?

I’ve been reading One More Thing by B.J. Novak for many months now. It’s a book of short stories written by one of the writers of the TV show The Office, so naturally it’s something that I would love. I keep it by my bed in my dorm room and occasionally read a story or two before bed if I have time or feel like I need to unwind. It’s a great book to pick up and down in short bursts.

420694What’s the last book you finished?

Crónica del desamor by Rosa Montero, which was assigned reading for my Contemporary Women Writers in Spanish class. It was a challenging book to get through, but the issues it discusses concerning gender roles, sexuality, and women’s rights in society are really fascinating.

7597Favorite book you read this year?

I’ve read a lot of amazing books in 2016, so choosing only one favorite is really challenging. The most recent book I read that blew me away was One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. My Spanish professor has been recommending this classic to us for ages, and I finally decided to read it this summer. This bizarre but beautiful novel is one that I’ll surely be returning to in the future!

My AntoniaWhat genre have you read most this year?

I don’t have an exact number or percentage to go off of for this question, but I think it’s safe to say that I’ve mostly read classic literature and non-fiction. I read a lot of them this past semester for my literature class, so that helps explain it. Besides, I just love reading classics. ❤

When We CollidedWhat genre have you read least this year?

This sounds strange to say, but I think I’ve actually read Young Adult books so far this year. For the longest time it’s been the genre that I’ve consistently read the most of each year, but I feel as though that’s starting to change. I’ve been so busy reading for school that I haven’t had much time to catch up with all of the YA books that I’ve missed. So many series, so little time!

9822053What genre do you want to read more of?

Classic literature! Even though I read a lot of classic already, I still can’t help but feel as though there are so many of them that I have yet to read. Sense and Sensibility, Far from the Madding Crowd, Middlemarch, and Emma are all titles that I want to get to soon, and there are so many more that I could list!

badge-home-completed-1736dedbcd3c31946d5b98bb506c1051How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?

My original Goodreads goal for 2016 was 24 books, but I reached that number in late May. As of now I’ve read THIS MANY books this year, and I’m really happy with that number. With school and my busy schedule I definitely didn’t expect to read that many books!

tumblr_inline_mrqz35q0S81qz4rgpWhat’s the last book you bought?

Textbooks. Lots and lots of textbooks. I needed seven for my Modern Latin American History class alone, not to mention the ones for my Evolution of English, Physics, and Contemporary Spanish Women Writers classes. The majority of the titles on my required reading list are actual textbooks instead of novels (besides the Spanish ones), so I’ll be reading a lot of non-fiction in the near future!

13588439What book are you saving up to buy next?

I don’t have a specific book in mind, but I would love to buy a copy of Stacy London’s book The Truth About Style. I’ve had my eye on it for a while now, but I’ve never seen a copy in any of the bookstores I’ve shopped at recently. I’ll probably end up ordering it online eventually!

2016-07-16 09.53.32How many books did you check out last library visit?

Probably three? I tend to usually check out books in groups of three, in case I make it through two and don’t have anything to read. (Spoiler alert: This rarely ends up happening, and then I end up returning a bunch of books I didn’t even read. Bad library habits.)

stiletto coverWhat’s a book you can’t wait to read?

Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley. I absolutely loved The Rook when I read it a few years ago, and I’ve been dying to read this sequel ever since. It was finally released this summer, but I just haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I can’t wait to get back into this clever, witty, fantastical story!

the raven boysWhat’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?

I don’t know if I would recommend it to everyone, but if you’re a fan of fantasy, YA, or Maggie Stiefvater’s writing in general than I would highly recommend her Raven Cycle series. I recently finished reading it in August and I was absolutely enthralled by the story. It has a little bit of everything: magic, adventure, suspense, family, friendship, romance, and even some private school drama!

looking for alaskaWho’s an author you’re hoping writes more?

JOHN GREEN. I don’t care what negative things people say about him– I love his books, and I really hope he writes more of them soon! I read his books so many times throughout high school that I feel as though they helped shape me as a reader in some way. Looking for Alaska is by far my favorite of his novels.

jane eyre coverA few books your heart adores?

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. There are so many more books I could mention, but I think I’ll stop there for now. I tend to fall in love with books much more easily than disliking them, which means my list of favorites is quite long!

The Raven King by Maggie StiefvaterWhat series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

I haven’t been reading a lot of series lately, so I’m not really up to date with which ones are ending soon. However, the ending of the Raven Cycle series that I previously mentioned was really bittersweet. I wish that series could go on forever, or for a few more books at the very least!

21412202-2What books are on your wish list?

One book that’s on my wish list that I haven’t mentioned yet in this tag is As You Wish by Cary Elwes, who played Westley in the movie The Princess Bride. It’s about his experiences surrounding the movie and honestly just sounds like such a fun, lighthearted read. Besides that, my wish list contains a bunch of beautiful classic editions I’ve been pining over for ages. Fingers crossed I can add a few of them to my bookshelves soon!

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Thanks again to Grace for tagging me!

What are your answers to these questions? What do you think of mine? What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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9 thoughts on “Bookish Booklover Tag

  1. Oh textbooks…so glad I don’t have to buy those anymore!

    One of the reasons I love my library so much is that I never have to feel guilty about DNF-ing or not reading a book – I didn’t end up spending any money, so I’m not out anything! 😉

    The Cary Elwes book sounds interesting – The Princess Bride was one of my all-time favourite movies growing up, and I adored the book, so it would be fascinating to get a behind-the-scenes look at this cultural phenomenon.

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    1. That’s definitely a major plus of borrowing books from libraries! My college has an awesome library, but unfortunately I don’t have much time to read besides what’s assigned for my courses while I’m here. Someday I’ll actually check out a book for fun! 🙂

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  2. OOOOooh cool! I really want to read more classics, but I haven’t read any recently. I loved some *classics* that I did read this year, such as The Catcher In The Rye though

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