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Unfortunately, I couldn’t use the banner as the feature image for my post because my blog’s theme kept messing it up, so I’ve just popped it underneath the feature image instead
I’d like to thank the lovely Thourya @Humans Journey Blog for tagging me.
What books are you currently reading?
What’s the last book you finished?
Audiobooks count, right?
Favourite book you read this year?
These two stand out the most. I miss Lada, I might just go ahead and re-read And I Darken before 2016 ends. The Summer That Melted Everything recently won The Guardian’s Not-the-Booker Prize (2016). You can read my review for And I Darken here, and my review for The Summer That Melted Everything here.
What genre have you read most this year?
It’s been a year of fantasy for me.
What genre have you read least this year?
Horror – but that’s pretty normal for me, I keep horror to a minimum.
What genre do you want to read more of?
I’d like to read more crime novels, so I might work that into my target for 2017.
How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?
My goal was 50 books at the start of this year, I’ve now reached 73 books and hope to hit 100 by the end of the year.
What’s the last book you bought?
I purchased the Kindle edition of The Sellout by Paul Beatty yesterday. The book won the Man Booker Prize (2016), National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2015), and The Rooster – The Morning News Tournament of Books (2016), I want to see what the fuss is about!
What book are you saving up to buy next?
I’ve had my eye on This Modern Love since this summer. Will Darbyshire is a YouTuber and film maker, he asked his viewers to contribute to This Modern Love by sending him their answers to questions he would ask in his YouTube videos. For example, ‘Question 1. What would you say to your ex, without judgement?’ The book is a collection of all the answers submitted by Will’s viewers, below is an example of a letter Will shared on his Twitter.
You’re my moon, my stars, you’re my sunrises and sunsets. You’re the crisp mountain air, the first layer of snow, and that steady rainfall after a humid day. You’re just everything. Thank you for being everything.
How many books did you check out last library visit?
I borrowed twenty course-related books from my university library the last time I was there!
What’s a book you can’t wait to read?
Funny how 2017 seems far away when you’re looking at publication dates.
What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?
Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?
May her pen never dry.
A few books your heart adores?
I decided to go for these four books because they’re very special to me. I started reading the Harry Potter series after finding a tattered copy of The Prisoner of Azkaban in my cousin’s bedroom, it was the third book in the series that made me fall in love with the Potterverse and prompted me to read The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, and then the following four books after they were published.
Wuthering Heights is my favourite classic of all time, I adore this book despite having read it every year for the past eight years. Emily stirring up a fuss over the themes in Wuthering Heights added to my appreciation of the book. I was gutted when I found out that this was the only book she ever published.
I disliked Shakespeare and hated everything by him thanks to the GCSE English curriculum in the UK, but my perception of the Bard changed after I read Much Ado About Nothing; the jokes and bickering between Benedick and Beatrice won me over. I decided to revisit the plays I dismissed earlier with an open mind and actually found myself enjoying those too, I finally developed an appreciation for Shakespeare! I guess a positive mindset does affect your reaction to what you read.
Orwell’s 1984 was the first book that made me want to read between the lines. Prior to my Orwellian experience, I used to read books without giving the author’s intention a second thought. 1984 made me realise how much better my reading experience could be if I paid attention to the literary devices, the author’s language, possible hints, and the historical significance of events occurring in the text. In other words, it turned me into a book detective and made me love literature.
What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?
None because most of the series I’m reading are far from their conclusion or they have been finished for a while now.
What books are on your wish-list?
My wishlist is too long! To keep things short, along with the books already mentioned in this post, I also really want to read the following:
I tag the following awesome bloggers!
Ashleigh @A Frolick Through Fiction
Alisha @Reality’s A Bore