Friday, 25 July 2014

The Goodreads Tag

Hello everyone! Absolutely ages ago, Hayley tagged me in the Goodreads Tag! I love a good tag, and I love books, so I thought this would be perfect for my little space on t'net. Feel free to answer the tag yourself, I'd love to know your answers if you do!

What was the last book you marked as read?
I finished Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness. I honestly cannot recommend the series enough, it's so good. YA novels are so underrated these days, but don't let that stop you enjoying them. 

What are you currently reading?
I've started A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride, due to it winning the Bailey's Women's prize for fiction this year. It's quite hard to get your head around, but that's pretty much the whole point of the book. 

Gotta love those instasnaps...
What was the last book you marked as to read?
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami, which was reviewed by the glories Becky a few weeks ago. 

What book do you plan to read next?
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. It's on my reading list for one of my uni modules, but it looks interesting. I'm such a loser, I know.

Do you use the star rating system?
Yeah, but I wish you could give half stars. I sometimes think that a 3-star review is so harsh! 

Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?
I sure am, I'm hoping to read 20 books and I've read 15, which is going. Goodreads tells me that I'm four books ahead of schedule, so maybe I'll read a groundbreaking 25 books this year!

Do you have a wish list? 
Sort of, I tend to use my to-read list as a wish list, but I also have a folder on my computer with links to all the stuff Joe should buy me.

What book do you want to buy next?
I'm on a book spending ban at the moment, but I'd like to get some Margaret Atwood novels, and Mark Watson's new book which has just recently come out. 

Do you have any favourite quotes? Would you like to share a few?
Erm, I could quote endlessly from Winnie-the-Pooh, but one of my absolute favourite quotes is from The Elegance of a Hedgehog and it goes...

“They didn't recognize me," I repeat.
He stops in turn, my hand still on his arm.
"It is because they have never seen you," he says. "I would recognize you anywhere.” 

Who are your favourite authors?
At the moment, it's definitely Patrick Ness and Rainbow Rowell. So addictively good!

Have you joined any groups?
No, they seem like a bit of a chore if I'm honest. I have joined a blogger's book club, so I should probably buy their latest pick. I've also taken part in a book swap, so fingers crossed they've picked a good'en for me! :) 

Chelsea xo


  1. I love The Knife Of Letting Go. Can't wait to meet Patrick Ness at the Edinburgh Book Festival!


    Water Painted Dreams xo

  2. I want to read Strange Weather in Tokyo too! :)

    Danniella x

  3. So jealous, I bet he's so awesome! x

  4. It looks really interesting! :) x

  5. Love that you have a list of links for Joe!
    What Atwoods are on your list? I much prefer her earlier stuff I think. And I'd really like to read A Girl is a Half Formed Thing but not sure my brain can hack it at the mo.
    M x Life Outside London

  6. Gotta give the guy some hints, I'm terrible for never saying if I want anything for my birthday or whatever. AGisHFT is so hard to read, which I guess is the whole point, but I thought I would have finished it by now. I want to read the MaddAddam trilogy, and The Handmaid's Tale and probably a few more things as well. My to-read list is ridiculous at the moment, kind of wish people would stop making so many interesting books! x


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