It’s the end of the year, which means there are a lot of book tags going around. Today, I’m doing the Bookish Book Lover Tag, which I was tagged to do by Sam at RiverMoose Reads. This tag was created by Shantelle @Shantellemaryh – it looks like her blog no longer exists, but I’m still giving her credit. Now, let’s get into the tag!
What books are you currently reading?
I am currently in the middle of The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. Not quite sure how I feel about this one yet, but it’s definitely interesting. Also hoping to finish my Halloween read (I know it’s been way too long), The Dead Zone by Stephen King, in the next few days.
What’s the last book you finished?
Yesterday, I finished The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare (not my favorite, but I need to get a Shakespeare play in for this month). I also just finished When the Air Hits Your Brain by Frank Vertosick, which I really enjoyed.
Favorite book read this year?
Do I have to choose? I’ve read so many great books this year! Honestly, if I had to pick just one, I guess I’d go with Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. I am just as surprised as you that a biography is my favorite, but it has stuck with me all year. I absolutely loved it.
What genre have you read most this year?
It’s a weird combo, but science fiction and plays are actually tied at fifteen each. Historical fiction and fantasy are close behind with thirteen and eleven, respectively.
What genre have you read last this year?
Of the genres I have read, it’s another tie with science and poetry coming in at one book each.
What genre do you want to read more of?
I want to read more history books. I read two this year, and enjoyed both of them. But I have a massive collection of history books I want to get to.
How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?
My goal this year was 100 books, and, as of right now, I’ve read a total of 108 books this year.
What’s the last book you bought?
I buy a lot of books. But the last book that arrived in the mail was my Book of the Month pick for December: One Day in December by Josie Silver.
What book are you saving up to buy next?
One benefit of having a good job is that I don’t have to save up to buy books anymore. We all know how many book I buy.
How many books did you check out on your last library visit?
I don’t really go to the library. I have enough books to read without borrowing more, and the library in my city is not the greatest.
A book you can’t wait to read?
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I don’t even care what it’s about, I know it’s going to be magical.
What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?
Besides Harry Potter? I think I’d have to go with The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss, Red Rising by Pierce Brown, or Shades of Magic by V. E. Schwab.
Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?
Well, since we’re already getting more Morgenstern, I’m going to go with Yaa Gyasi, because Homegoing is amazing.
A few books your heard adores?
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Martian by Andy Weir, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi… I could keep going.
What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?
It’s probably not coming in the next year, but I am dreading the ending of the Red Rising Saga, because I know it’s going to be brutal.
What books are on your wishlist?
A lot. It’s a really, really long list.
That’s it for this tag! This was a lot of fun. I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, but if you’d like to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged. Just be sure to link back to this post, so I can read your answers!