I first joined Goodreads in December of 2010, which means that I’ve been an active member for SEVEN YEARS. When I first discovered that such a website even existed I was ecstatic– finally, a place to connect with other people about BOOKS. Today I am still a loyal Goodreads user, so you can imagine how happy I was when I learned that I had been tagged to do the Goodreads Book Tag. Thanks so much to Lauren @ My Paper Infinity for tagging me!!
What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It was excellent!
What are you currently reading?
I’m reading several books at the moment, but the one I’m focusing on the most is Light in August by William Faulkner for my upcoming term.
Artemis by Andy Weir. I’m so excited for this book to be released in November! It’s been far too long since I read The Martian and I’m in desperate need of some great science fiction.
What book do you plan to read next?
Do you use the star rating system?
I used to until a few months ago when I realized that I was letting it frustrate me for no reason. In fact, I wrote a whole post about it which you can check out here!
Are you doing a 2017 reading challenge?
Yes! For the past few years I’ve set myself a goal of reading 24 books, which I’ve already surpassed this year. I use the reading challenge more for tracking purposes than to ensure that I read a certain number of books each year.
Do you have a wishlist?
No, but that’s actually a really good idea….
I’m already looking forward to buying and reading Rupi Kaur’s upcoming poetry collection the sun and her flowers, which is set to be released on October 3rd. I adored Milk and Honey and I can’t wait to see what emotions Rupi delves into in this collection. I already love the connection she’s making between the lives of humans and plants. October can’t come soon enough!
Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.
SO MANY. A few favorites that I’ve recently added to my list are:
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ~ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
“Matilda said, “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…” ~ Matilda by Roald Dahl
“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.” ~ Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Who are your favorite authors?
I didn’t even know this was a feature on Goodreads!! (You learn something new every day…) In general, some of my favorite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, John Green, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, Frederick Douglass, and Melina Marchetta.
Have you joined any groups?
I’m part of SO MANY groups on Goodreads, although unfortunately I rarely participate in them. I try to be a more active member, but there’s just so much to keep up with!
- Jade @ Drink Coffee and Read Books
- Paige @ Turn the Paige
- Emma @ Emma Reads Too Much
- Annie @ Annie Likes Words
- Elise @ Roaming Reader
- Maggie @ The Caramel Files
Thanks again to Lauren for tagging me!!
Do you use Goodreads? What are your favorite and least favorite things about it? Are there any cool bookish websites like Goodreads that you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments section below!