Tag|| Goodreads.

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Hey!

I seen Maren over at The Worn Bookmark did the Goodreads book tag and I decided that it looked fun and to do it myself! It’s also been awhile since I’ve done a tag and I noticed a lot of fun ones circling around. You can check out more of my Goodreads page over here and feel free to add me as a friend! Now onto the questions!

What is the last book you marked as “READ”?

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Shattering Glass by Gail Giles

I actually really enjoyed this one a lot, although the ending could have been better. I wanted more, but was left hanging! It was still really good. Here’s the Goodreads book description in case you’re interested:

Simon Glass was easy to hate. . . . I guess, really we each hated him for a different reason, but we didn’t realize it until the day we killed him. Fat, clumsy Simon Glass is a loser who occupies the lowest rung on the high school social ladder. Rob, a transfer student with charisma to spare, immediately becomes the undisputed leader of the senior class. And he has plans for Simon. Rob enlists the help of his crew—wealthy, intellectual Young, ladies’ man Bob, and sweet, athletic Coop—in a mission: Turn Simon from total freak to prom king. But as Simon rises to the top of the social ranks, he shows a new confidence and a devious side that power-hungry Rob did not anticipate. And when Simon uncovers a dangerous secret, events darken. The result is disquieting, bone-chilling . . . and brutal.

What are you currently reading?

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I am about 90 pages into Anna and the French Kiss and it’s pretty enjoyable so far. It seems like a fun fast read and it’s definitely what I want right now. Here is the Goodreads book description in case you’re interested:

Anna has everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own. But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near-missed end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for?

What was the last book you marked as “TO READ”?

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How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

The last book that I added to my “TO READ” shelf on Goodreads was How to Keep Rolling After a Fall. It sounds really good and so far it has pretty good rating. Here is the Goodreads book description in case you’re interested:

After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance. The party was at her house. The photos were posted to her Facebook account. That’s all the evidence anyone needed to condemn Nikki Baylor for a cyberbullying incident that humiliated a classmate and nearly resulted in the girl’s suicide. Now Nikki’s been expelled from her old school, her friends have abandoned her, and even her own parents can’t look her in the eye. With her plans for the future all but destroyed, Nikki resigns herself to being the girl everyone hates – almost as much as she hates herself. But then Nikki meets Pax, a spirited wheelchair rugby player who knows what it’s like when one mistake completely shatters your life. Refusing to judge her because of her past, he shows her that everyone deserves a second chance… and everyone deserves to be loved.

What book do you plan on reading next?

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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us will be delivered to my doorstep on release day (Tuesday!!!!) and I plan to drop everything and lock myself in my room and read and read and read. I am so stoked for this! No book description, it’s quite long, but it’s CoHo…you don’t really need a description. JUST READ IT! 😛

Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, I use their star rating system. If I think something deserves a half star (ex: 2.5, 3.5, etc.) then I usually give it the lesser star. So a 2.5 would get a 2, a 3.5 would get a 3, etc. I don’t ever give it the star above it, because if it deserved the higher star than it wouldn’t have been a half. If any of that makes any sense, lol.

Are you doing the 2016 Reading Challenge?

YES, of course I am! I had my reading challenge set to read 75 books this year, but I am already at 61 books, so I actually just increased my challenge today to 100 books. I’m sure I can make that happen.

Do you have a wishlist?

I don’t really have a wishlist. I guess I have an Amazon wishlist, but it’s not current with the books that I want. I usually just buy what I want and have no time for wishlists, lol. I’m trying to step back from buying books though.

What book do you plan on buying next?

Even though I am trying to stay away from buying books, I do have some preorders floating around until the end of the year. The next two preorders that are coming next week are:

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

I am VERY stoked about both of these books, because JK ROWLING, HARRY POTTER, COLLEEN HOOVER. Enough said. GIVE ME GIVE ME GIVE ME!

What is your favorite quote?

Hmmm…good question, I think I will go with one of my recent favorite quotes from the book My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul:

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“There are so many things in life that you simply can’t control. You just have to accept them, even if they don’t make sense.” 

Who are your favorite authors?

I guess I have tons of favorite: Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Mitch Albom, Morgan Rhodes, Colleen Hoover, Rick Riordan, Lauren Bird Horowitz.

Are you a part of any Goodreads groups?

I am a part of some book club groups, but I haven’t really been active in any of them anymore. I don’t really use the groups feature very much.

What could Goodreads do better?

I don’t really have anything negative to say about Goodreads. I mostly just use it to keep track of the books that I read and want to read. I guess half star ratings option would be nice and beneficial.

I tag everyone! This was a lot of fun and I want to see all of your answers, so please feel free to link me to your post, so I can check them out. Or if you already did this post, comment below with your link and I’ll go check them out!

In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| July E-Book Haul.

I will be posting my July recap/wrap up post and my July book haul (the physical books I bought) in the next few days. 😀

I hope you have a great weekend!

ashleybluegray

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25 thoughts on “Tag|| Goodreads.

  1. I definitely think GR should implement half star ratings as well. To be more accurate. I mean, look at average ratings of a book, that’s rarely ever a round number either… Great tag! 😊

    • Yes, I think half stars would be so beneficial and it’ll give a better accurate star rating. I rate the lower star if it’s a half. I know some people that give it the higher star, which seems kind of unfair since it didn’t really deserve it.

      • You’re absolutely right. I’m guilty of doing that too sometimes, but then only if I feel like something is more like a .7 or something instead of a .5 XD

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  3. I can’t wait to see what you think of It Ends With Us!!!
    I’m glad you enjoyed Anna. That’s one of my favorite YA’s. One of the very first I ever read. Such an adorable book.

    • I am DYING to get It Ends With Us. I can’t wait until tomorrow, so I can start reading it. Hopefully I can survive through work, haha. Annd was so good and I am glad I finally read it. I flew through it. 🙂

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