I’m not Dory. Congrats to anyone that read that in her voice.
I have no idea how to start this off, complete honesty. I have tried this before as a teenager and it didn’t exactly work out. I had so many ideas and school and just well a shitty time. Hey look another blog post idea… i’ll write that down. So bare with me, as you most likely know things get better with time.
So why did I bother making this?
Well, I like books and I wanted to create a platform where I could discuss my opinions other than Goodreads. Also it’s a blog, so no doubt life events or just ranting may occur… will most likely occur.
I am not a writer, I don’t claim to be the greatest influence of all time. This is a place for opinions. As I attempt to navigate my way through books.. and life… but mainly books.
Because I am usually late to the party. might as well post it until we are well into 2018.
Books Read: 27 Pages Read: 11,517
Shortest Book: 176 pages – The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket Longest Book: 827 pages – Winter by Marissa Meyer Average Length: 427 Pages
Most Popular: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling Least Popular: The Skull Throne by Peter V Brett
My Average Rating for 2017 – 4.6 Highest Rated on Goodreads: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Now for all the books I read in 2017!!!!
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Tokyo Ghoul Vol 1. by Sui Ishida We were Liars by E. Lockhart Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Andieh The Crown by Kiera Cass The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Mass Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Cress by Marissa Meyer Winter by Marissa Meyer Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray Turtles all the way Down by John Green The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
(I attempted a review on this one!! you can check it out here) Eldest by Christopher Paolini Brisingr by Christopher Paolini Glass Sword by Victoria Averyard Kings Cage by Victoria Averyard
The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness (audiobook)
In comparison to other years, like 2016 for example worst reading year ever!. This year was one of my best reading years, and I really want to smash it this year I have so many unread books that I am so excited to get to this year!! I can’t wait to see what the year well technically the next 11 months and two weeks will bring!
So I don’t think I was tagged… or if I was I don’t remember. But I decided to do the Goodreads Tag! It just seems like the right moment… you know. Also I don’t know who actually created this tag. I found it on YouTube so all credit goes to the original creator.
What is the last book you marked as read?
Percy Jackson and the Titans Curse By Rick Riordan
What are you currently reading?
Lord of the Rings (All Three books in one.. I believe I’m up to the Two Towers)
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Mass
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (re-read because I love them so much)
What is the last book you marked as To Be Read? The Cruel Prince By Holly Black
What book do you plan on reading next? Another Book…. I can’t choose yet… but I am doing a readathon in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!!
Do you use the star rating system? Depending on the book, yes
Are you doing a 2018 reading challenge? Sure am!! I hope to read 22 books this year and I am also giving the popsugar challenge a go
Now I put my book challenge at 22 because I have years where I completely crush it and years where I am just able to make or I fall short because sometimes that is how it goes.
Do you have a wishlist? Yeah…. It’s growing by the day
What book do you plan on buying next?
I’m tossing up between Outlander by Diana Gabledon, Tokyo Ghoul 2 by Sui Ishida or the next Percy Jackson book..
What is your favorite quote? “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone” Tyrion Lannister
“One must always be careful of books and what is inside them. For words have the power to change us” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
Who are your favorite authors? J.K. Rowling!!
Sarah J Mass
Have you joined any groups on Goodreads? A few I believe, the popsugar reading challenges and another reading group I think.. Im not realy active in them..
What Goodreads do better? 1/2 star rating system PLEASE
And there you guys have it!! This was actually kind of difficult to do. I never really think of this much hahaha.
I tag anyone who wants to give it a go!!
So this year, I am making a conscious effort to attempt the Popsugar reading challenge, the link is here if you’re interested.
For those who have no idea what it is, it is a challenge to read book according to the prompts they give you. This years is pretty good, for me it will be a bit of a challenge because to be honest I am not much of a diverse reader. I like my fiction, I like my young adult genre and fantasy. I’ve only just sort of attempted to branch out into some contemporary novels and some adult fantasy novels. But this challenge will hopefully make me a more advanced reader. However with some of the prompts I’ve had to adapt/ remove because it is not physically possible for me to find a book like that. Which is a tad disappointing. However one of the prompts for this year is to pick your favorite prompt from 2017, 2016 or 2015. See as I have had to cut some out I’m just going to replace them with previous years prompts. So my choices are:
2017: A book that has been on your TBR list for way too long
2016: A Young Adult Bestseller (from 2016)
2015: A Graphic Novel
And there you have it, honestly though it was really hard picking from last years list because there was about 2 others that I really wanted to do. But I always struggle to stay motivated to do it… if anyone has any tips on staying motivated let me know in the comments below. Better yet if anyone else is doing this challenge too, what prompts did you guys pick?
So I have a massive T.B.R pile (what I buy more than I read sometimes) I’m sure I’m not the only one.so I’m going to share with you my most intimating books off my T.B.R.
What book have you been unable to finish? My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Picoult. I got about 1/4 of the way through before I had to put it down. It made my so sad and to be honest a little queasy with the in depth descriptions of the procedures that the poor girl went through. But I am definitely willing to give this book another go.
What book do you have yet to read but just haven’t had the time? All of them? That should count right…
If I had to pick one it would be…. kings cage by Victoria Averyard
What book do you have yet to read because it is a sequel? The Mime Order (Sequel to The Bone Season) by Samantha Shannon
What book do you have yet to read because it is brand new? TOWER OF THE DAWN BY SARAH J MASS.
Can you tell I am just a little bit excited!!
What book do you have yet to read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?
I actually don’t have one….
What book do you have yet to read because you are just not in the mood for it? Ummm…well this one I have a fair few so I narrowed it don’t to three…
– Fangirl: Rainbow Rowell
– Eldest: Christopher Paolini
– Last Sacrifice: Richelle Mead
What book do you have yet to read because it is so big? Lord of the Rings by J.R.Tolken
Now don’t be mad, I have that big red addition you should see in those photo, yeah that is all 3 books in one and it is well over 1000 pages, and I read dance of dragons… so I’m not too afraid of the big books. But totally different writing styles.
What book do you have yet to read because you brought it because of the cover and it ended up not having very good reviews?
Matched By Allie Condie
What is the most intimidating book on your TBR?
Big red Lord of the Rings Book! It’s been on my pile for…. about 4 – 5 years.