The Goodreads Book Tag

1. What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?


2. What book are you currently reading?


(The Graces by Laure Eve)

3. What was the last book you marked as ‘to-read’?


4. What do you plan to read next?


5. Do you use the star rating system?

5: it was amazing

4: really liked it

3: liked it

2: it was ok

1: did not like it

I pretty much use the Goodreads star ratings to guide how I feel about a book, although I often find myself more generous immediately upon finishing than if I stop and think about the book for a while. I try to base my rating on how it makes me feel.

6. Are you doing a 2016 reading challenge?


7. Do you have a wishlist?

Sure, it’s called “I will get you my pretty.”

8. What book do you plan to buy next?


Releasing January 2017.

There will probably be books I to buy between now and then, but this is the only one I actively plan on purchasing.

9. Who are your favourite authors?

According to Goodreeads, my top ten most read authors are:

author books read
1 1036736 Katherine Applegate 74
2 13023 Louise Cooper 26
3 11586 David Gemmell 22
4 137902 Richelle Mead 18
5 26 Anne McCaffrey 15
6 445303 Maria V. Snyder 14
7 28756 John Marsden 11
8 2561527 Lolita Lopez 8
9 669810 Jeaniene Frost 8



Garth Nix


10. Do you have any favourite quotes? Would you like to share a few?

“Down with tyranny!’ Bramble cried. ‘Aristocracy! Autocracy! Monocracy! Other ocracy things! You are outnumbered, sir! Surrender!”

Heather Dixon, Entwined

“People tend to overestimate my character,” I say quietly. “They think that because I’m small, or a girl, or a Stiff, I can’t possibly be cruel. But they’re wrong.”

Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Yes,” he said. “You were strong. You were brave. You were good. You mattered.”

Katherine Applegate, The Beginning (Animorphs, #54)

“And oh, god, how could so much regret and so much sweetness and so much sadness all be present in that single moment. I was already dead and missing my unlived life. I was already dead and Tobias was mourning.

I tried to smile. For him.”

Katherine Applegate, The Beginning (Animorphs, #54)

 11. Have you joined any groups?

Sure, I’m in a few different groups. I’m not very active in groups, but I’m in the Aussie YA Bloggers & Readers, the Goodreads Feedback group, the NetGalley Readers group, the Everything Booklikes and Leafmarks group, The Midnight Garden’s Animorphs readalong group, Maria V Snyder Lovers, and a memorial group for a dear friend of mine who passed away.

12. How many shelves do you have on Goodreads?

Way too many. I even have shelves for special interests like horses, princesses, and poison.

I have 17 exclusive shelves dedicated to how I’m going to get my hands on any particular book, for example it’s an audiobook with my local library or I’m going to buy it from Amazon.

I have 144 other shelves to help me keep track of genre, where I purchased, when I purchased, if it was free or for review, who published it, stuff like that. I like to keep track of these things so I can find them again quickly *if I need to.

I really have way too many, but when I want to track a book down and figure out if I already own it, if it’s an ebook and if I paid anything for it, it’s really useful to be so obsessive with labelling your books. All of the cross referencing really pays off.

*No, I have never needed to.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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