It is that time of the week again- tag time! II have been seeing this tag going around lately, so of course I had to join in! The questions are really original. If you haven’t done this yet than I officially tag you, and if you have done this than please leave a link in the comments! Also, I post a tag every Thursday so I am always looking for more to do. If you have any that you would be interesting in seeing my answer to please let me know!
THREE READ ONCE AND LOVED AUTHORS:
Fredrik Backman- A Man Called Ove is one of my favourite books and I can not believe that it is the only book by him that I have read. I keep meaning to read Bear Town, which I know I am going to love, but I just haven’t been in the mood for it! Backman is an amazing writer and I connected to his characters in such an intense way!
Heather O’Neill– The Lonely Hearts Hotel was the best book that I read last year, and I fell in love with Heather O’Neill’s writing and story telling. The Lonely Hearts Hotel was extremely atmospheric and impactful. It is a book that I continue to think about. I have heard amazing things about her other novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals, and I am hoping to read it soon.
Neal Shusterman– I recently read Scythe (FINALLY!) and absolutely loved it! I know need to read everything that Shusterman has written, starting of course with Thunderhead. I have also heard amazing things about his Unwind series.
THREE TITLES I’VE WATCHED BUT HAVEN’T READ:
The Princess Bride by William Goldman– I hate to admit this but I am one of those rare people who didn’t absolutely love The Princess Bride. I did not watch it when I was younger so I am wondering if I am missing some of the nostalgia! I have heard amazing things about the book though so I do want to read it. Maybe it will even make me appreciate the movie more.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton– I also didn’t watch Jurassic Park until I was an adult, but I did really enjoy it. I have also been loving the Jurassic World movies. I have heard the book is really great and I have been wanting to read Michael Crichton.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman– I have read many books by Alice Hoffman and I have absolutely loved them all! The Rules of Magic, which is a sequel to Practical Magic, is my favourite book about witches! I have always assumed that I have read the book, but I realized recently that I definitely haven’t read it but have only watched the movie. This is criminal and is going to chance this fall! I watch Practical Magic every October so it will be fun to also read the book this year!
THREE CHARACTERS YOU LOVE:
Ove from A Man Called Ove– Ove is probably my favourite character ever. There is something about him that I connect to and he feels like a real person in my mind. I loved him and all his grumpiness. He was oddly charming!
Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo– Evelyn Hugo is such an dynamic character and I adore her. I love that she knows that she is flawed and that she owns it. She is another character who feels real to me. It is hard to believe she is not an actual celebrity!
Jude from I’ll Give You the Sun– I also love her twin, Noah, but there was something about Jude and her story that spoke to me. I was so invested in her and I started to feel her emotions. I was cheering her on throughout the entire novel. I want to reread I’ll Give You the Sun because I kind of miss her!
THREE SERIES BINGED:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins– I am not a big series reader so it is very rare for me to reread series, but The Hunger Games was the exception! I did not read The Hunger Games until the movie came out, and I believe the other books were released at that time. I feel in love with these books and I could not put them down. I had never read anything quite like them before!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han– I binge read this series last summer and it was so fun! This series is so sweet and charming. I had a smile on my face throughout most of the books! It also has a lot of depth. This series reminded me how fantastic YA contemporaries novels can be.
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling– Do I even have to explain this one?
THREE UNPOPULAR BOOKISH OPINIONS:
- I have read three books by Maggie Stiefvater and I have not enjoyed any of them! There is something about her writing that I can not connect with. I really want to love The Raven Boys but I just don’t…
- I HATE Harry and Ginny together! I think one of the reasons why is because I do not understand why everyone has to end up in a relationship by the end of a book/series.
- My bookshelves have no organization and I am okay with that. I have shelves all over the place and I just shove books wherever I can!
THREE CURRENT FAVOURITE BOOK COVERS:
THREE BOOKISH GOALS FOR THE YEAR:
These were three of my favourite goals at the start of the year and I figured I would update you on how I am doing so far!
Read More Non-Fiction– I have read 18 non-fiction novels so far in 2018. I am pretty happy with how many non-fiction books I have read so far this year, and I have been reminded how much I enjoy them. I am hoping to read at least 25 by the end of the year.
Review Every Book Read– I only post reviews on Sundays, so this has been difficult, but I have managed to keep up with it! When I find that I am behind I will just post mash-up/mini reviews and those have been going over pretty well!
Try Audiobooks– I am so happy to report that I have fallen in love with audiobooks this year and I am not exaggerating when I say that it has changed my life! I have read more this year than every before and a large part of that is because of audiobooks. They have also made cleaning the house and cooking much more enjoyable!