Thank to you jenacidebybibliophile for tagging me in the Bookish Book Lover tag – this is only my second tag, and I LOVE the idea of using loads of book covers for the questions, so I’m quite excited to get stuck into this one!
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What book are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading ‘The Descent of Man’ by Grayson Perry in the background of reading other novels. It’s quite a heavy non-fiction which discusses masculinity in today’s society; I love talking about gender constructs, and Grayson Perry is my favourite artist, so I’m excited to delve further into this!
What’s the last book you finished?
I just finished reading ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson today, so a review will be posted next week! I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.
Favourite book you read this year?
I’m gonna take some of these questions to mean last year (2016) seeing as it’s only two weeks into the new year! My favourite book I read last year was probably ‘Am I Normal Yet?’ by Holly Bourne, purely for its sheer rawness and honesty; this book will undoubtedly stay with me for a while.
What genre have you read most this year?
Out of the 25 books I read last year, 11 were YA! The most I read of any other genre was 4, so YA won by a massive margin.
What genre have you read least this year?
I only read one chick-lit book last year which was ‘Legally Blonde’ by Amanda Brown, and honestly, that was enough to put me off reading any more…!
How many books have you read this year and what is your goal?
This year I have only read 1 book, and my goal is 30! Last year I completed my target of 25 books, so I thought I’d step up my game this year. You can read all about it in the blog post I wrote for New Years.
What is the last book you bought?
Yes…I am trash for Dan and Phil. I can’t remember entirely, but I’m pretty sure that ‘Dan and Phil Go Outside’ was the last book I bought. Buying books is a rarity of mine, as I always use the library; I only ever really purchase books from a charity shop, or if I know that I will want to keep them to re-read, such as this one!
What book are you saving up for to buy?
As I said in the last question, I hardly ever buy books, so I’m not currently saving up for anything in particular.
How many books did you check out last library visit?
Yesterday I went to the library and checked out ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver. This is a book which I have always been curious about but I have never explored fully. I’ve decided to read it as it’s the next book on my sixth form’s book club reading list, but upon checking it out I was taken aback by its length…Wish me luck!
What’s a book you can’t wait to read?
If you read my blog regularly, you will know that I am a MASSIVE fan of Holly Bourne and The Spinster Club series. Thus, I am extremely excited to read ‘…And a Happy New Year?’ which is the novella to conclude the series. On my trip to the library yesterday I saw a lovely new shiny copy sitting on the shelf and I was just longing to pick it up, but I knew I had far too much books that need reading at the moment! SOON.
I’m also super excited to read Hannah Witton’s non-fiction book called ‘Doing It’ which comes out later this year. This book centres around the world of sex and relationships, and I’m intrigued to hear more of Hannah’s thoughts and experiences with these supposedly ‘taboo’ topics. Unfortunately the book does not have a final cover yet, so I couldn’t include it!
What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?
How many times can I get away with mentioning Holly Bourne in the same post? But seriously, if you are looking for some new YA which is raw, honest, and just utterly addictive, I urge you to read The Spinster Club series. Not only have I fallen in love with the characters and Holly as a writer, but the series taught me so much about friendship and feminism. A must-read!
It’s also just occurred to me that I very rarely read series…Thus, I’m going to be super cliché and recommend ‘The Hunger Games’ series by Suzanne Collins. I just adore the overall story and the character development is insane. It’s such a shame that it is now viewed by many as over-rated and has become the basis for a lot of dystopian series’ because it was such a unique concept. Still, to me this is a definite must-read for all ages.
Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?
Whilst I still have a few books to catch up on, I am sincerely hoping that Dave Gorman writes more. Gorman is undoubtedly my favourite comedian and his humour translates magnificently onto paper, so I am always eager to hear his wacky stories.
A few books your heart adores?
Compiling this collage was quite interesting to see that a few of these books were ones I read last year, indicating to me that 2016 was a good year for reading! ‘Love, Aubrey’ and ‘Holes’ are books from my childhood which I will forever love.
What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?
Am I allowed to say ‘…And A Happy New Year?’ from The Spinster Club series? It’s the only series I am reading at the moment so…you know…[looks sheepish]…please?
What books are on your wish-list?
These are three books which I am really excited to read this year, and three very different genres. As my reasons stated above, I probably won’t be buying these books unless I find them in a charity shop, but I have been wishing to read these for a while!
And that sums up the Bookish Book Lover tag. Again, thanks to jenacidebybibliophile for the tag as I had a lot of fun doing this!
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Thanks for reading!