I’m back again with another tag that I wasn’t tagged in! In my blogging calendar, today’s post was supposed to be a review of Ann Patchett’s much-acclaimed The Dutch House but… I’m only four chapters in. As a review-preview, it’s fantastic so far, but I’ve just been so unbelievably busy recently that my reading has really suffered. Hopefully I’ll have a review for you next week.
Danni @ ForBooksSake posted this tag a while ago and it looked fun, so whilst I’m trying to push through this enforced reading slump, here’s a little look at my Goodreads! Consider yourself tagged if you want to join in.
What was the last book you marked as “read”?
That would be Hanne Blank’s Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality; my nonfiction read for the month and one that had been on my TBR for a while.
What are you currently reading?
As I mentioned earlier, I’m slowly getting through The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. I also have Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling on my ‘currently reading’ shelf, but in truth, I read the first essay back in July and haven’t picked it up since! Luckily it’s one of those you can dip in and out of.
What was the last book you marked as TBR?
I added Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky after reading Kippen’s review the other day.
What book do you plan to read next?
The Roommates will be my next read – it’s creepy academic thriller perfect for October and I’ve been looking forward to it since last year!
Do you use the star rating system?
I do, and it’s the same rating system I use on this blog, just to make things easier. I do wish they had half-star ratings though!
Are you doing the 2019 Reading Challenge?
I am! My goal is 80 books, and so far I’ve read 67 so I’m 9 books ahead of schedule.
Do you have a wishlist?
I suppose my wishlists are my Maybe TBR shelf, which consists of books I don’t own but might want read, and my To Buy shelf, which is books I want to buy because I know I definitely want to read them. I have my Maybe TBR and To Buy shelves combined as an Amazon wishlist which I try to keep updated, as it’s handy to just send to people around my birthday and Christmas time!
What book do you plan to buy next?
Most likely The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman. I need to get in touch with my local bookstore to see if they’re stocking the special indie edition.
Do you have any favourite quotes? Share a few.
I have a few quotes saved on my Goodreads profile. Here’s a couple of favourites:
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the
stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
Not that she object to solitude. Quite the contrary. She had
books, thank Heaven, quantities of books. All sorts of books.
Jean Rhys, Quartet
It will be years before I understand the value of softness.
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
Who are your favourite authors?
I don’t have any listed on Goodreads, but some of my favourites are Jesmyn Ward, Jean Rhys, Philip Pullman, and Neil Gaiman.
Have you joined any groups?
The only group I’m currently in is Top 5 Wednesday which is on a hiatus at the moment, though most people are taking this opportunity to revisit some old prompts, myself included!
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How do you use Goodreads?