I first wanted to say thank you to Donna @ Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog for tagging me in the Goodreads Book Tag 🙂 I’ve apparently had Goodreads since 2011, but I certainly have not been active with it that entire time. Honestly, I’ve only really started to use it the past few months as a way to keep track of my books. I love it now! I don’t know how I would ever keep track of all my to-read books without my lovely list on Goodreads.
What is the last book you marked as read?
What are you currently reading?
Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu and Weregirl by C.D. Bell. I’m enjoying Prodigy so far, it picks up right were Legend ended. I’ve been reading Weregirl for a while now..and I am enjoying it! Its just taking me a while to get through for some reason.
What was the last book you marked as to read?
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis.
I came across this book via the young adult buzz book list from NetGalley. The synopsis just sounds so bizarre and intriguing that I have to read it.
“Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence.
While her crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people, even in her small hometown. She relegates herself to the shadows, a girl who goes unseen in plain sight, unremarkable in the high school hallways.
But Jack Fisher sees her. He’s the guy all other guys want to be: the star athlete gunning for valedictorian with the prom queen on his arm. Guilt over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered hasn’t let him forget Alex over the years, and now her green eyes amid a constellation of freckles have his attention. He doesn’t want to only see Alex Craft; he wants to know her.
So does Peekay, the preacher’s kid, a girl whose identity is entangled with her dad’s job, though that does not stop her from knowing the taste of beer or missing the touch of her ex-boyfriend. When Peekay and Alex start working together at the animal shelter, a friendship forms and Alex’s protective nature extends to more than just the dogs and cats they care for.
Circumstances bring Alex, Jack, and Peekay together as their senior year unfolds. While partying one night, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting the teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.”
Do you use the star rating system?
Yes, I do but I constantly feel conflicted about it. I want a way to sort my books into what I like and dislike, however I have a few issues with the star rating system. For me, I try to give out 5 stars very sparingly and only give them to the books I find really special. Because of this, I don’t consider a 3 star rating a low rating even though I feel as if people are turned away from 3 star ratings (myself included). There is also always so much more to a book than a one number rating. Maybe I rated a book 3 stars because I couldn’t connect with the main character, but the plot and writing were still very good. My 3 star could be another person’s 5 star! I also find it difficult to be consistent with my rating. For example, I may be feeling particularly critical one day and rate a book lower than I normally would. I enjoy rating my books, but I am always on the lookout for a better way to express my ratings!
What book do you plan on reading next?
I might finish up with the Legend trilogy, so Champion would be next. However, I have All the Ugly and Wonderful Things being delivered soon so I might start on that instead. Whatever I’m in the mood for!
Are you doing the 2016 reading challenge?
Yes. I had absolutely no idea how many books I read per year so I set the goal as 50. So far I’ve read 55!
What book do you plan on buying next?
Probably P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. I got my library card yesterday (hooray!) and put a bunch of books on hold, but this one is still too new to be in the library so I will just order it for myself 🙂
Do you have a wishlist?
Does the Goodreads to-read list count?
What is your favourite quote?
I don’t know if these are my favorite of all time, but I do enjoy Oscar Wilde quotes.
“There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Who are your favourite authors?
Kristen Cashore, Sarah J. Maas, Marissa Meyer, Margaret Atwood, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins- just to name a few that come to mind.
Thanks so much for reading my post! I would love to hear from:
Megan @ Bookslayer Reads
Kelly @ Kelly’s Rambles
Beth @ Reading Every Night