Found this on the Thrice Read blog and thought it looked fun!
- Use the original banner.
- Answer the questions!
- Use lots of book covers.
- Tag your friends.
What book are you currently reading?
Ireland by Frank Delaney – This is a wonderful little book about a Storyteller in Ireland and the boy he inspires. I’m listening to it on audio, which is probably the best medium for this novel, since it makes you feel like you’re actually sitting and listening to the Storyteller and the boy tell you the history of Ireland.
What’s the last book you finished?
Caraval by Stephanie Garber – I did a review that you can read here, but basically it’s a fun adventure/mystery about a girl searching for her lost sister within a magical treasure hunt.
Favorite book you read this year?
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – I ADORED this book!!! You can read my review of it here. I can’t wait until the sequel comes out! Unfortunately, since this one literally came out like a month ago, I think I’m in for a long wait.
What genre have you read most this year?
I’ve actually read a good mixture so far this year. Mysteries, fantasies, sci-fi, contemporary fiction, non-fiction…I’ve been all over the place. 🙂
What genre have you read least this year?
Western. I’m not really a huge fan of pure westerns (give me a steampunk anyday), but I managed to force myself to read Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey for my reading challenge. My admittedly biased review can be found here. 😉
What genre do you want to read more of?
I’ve been trying to get myself to read more contemporary fiction lately. I have a tendency to stick with mysteries, fantasy, and sci-fi, so part of my reading challenge this year was to branch out a bit. I’m doing pretty well so far.
How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?
I have completed 26 books so far this year and am about halfway done with Ireland. My goal is 60 books, which is pretty average for what I read in a year.
What’s the last book you bought?
I actually just picked up 6 book from local authors at a Book Fest last weekend:
- The Mean Bone In Her Body by Laura Ellen Scott
- The Juliet by Laura Ellen Scott
- Death Wishing by Laura Ellen Scott
- A Faithful Soldier Writes Home by Elizabeth Plume Fuss
- Sophistry by S. Marshall Wilson
- Bones of Truth: Small Town Cold Case by E. Randolph Underwood
What book are you saving up to buy next?
I just recently (finally) read Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fables Vol. 1 by Bill Willingham. I loved them both! I might pick up the second volumes of each this weekend if I happen to swing by my local comic store for Free Comic Book Day.
How many books did you check out last library visit?
Three. I went in for two, but got three. It’s an addiction, I swear.
What’s a book you can’t wait to read?
I’m actually really looking forward to It Devours by Joseph Fink & Jeffery Cranor. It’s the next book from the Welcome to Night Vale universe and it sounds pretty interesting. 🙂
What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?
Hm…tricky. Depends on what genres you like. If you like fantasies (and especially if you like role playing games), then you’d probably enjoy the Spells, Swords, & Stealth series by Drew Hayes. I’ve only read the first book, NPCs, so far, but am looking forward to the next one.
Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?
Jackson Lear, author of Kingston Raine & the Grim Reaper. This was a fun little book where Death accidentally kills a fictional character who then flees into other books. It’s a bit hard to explain, but I tried my best in this review. It was funny and action-filled, and I highly recommend it, especially to book lovers.
A few books your heart adores?
Oh, this is a hard question! There are so many!…Let’s try, books I would try to save if my house was fire:
- Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (the early years)
- Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffery Cranor
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?
The Weird West Tales series by Mike Resnick. I LOVE this series. It’s a steampunk AU of the old west, complete with classic gunslingers, zombies, magic, dinosaurs (yes, I said dinosaurs) and more. I haven’t started the fourth novel yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s the last one. 😦
What books are on your wish-list?
Way, WAY too many to list. I do want to pick up the Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling (I’m trying to get the full series). I’ve also been eyeballing The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette, but I’m waiting for the price to go down.
I tag anyone and everyone that is reading this tag. I had a lot of fun and would love to see your answers.