The Goodreads Book Tag

Goodreads Book TagI found this tag over at @ That Wild Soul and since I’ve been practically living on Goodreads lately I thought that I would give it a try.

Plus, this is a good time to tell you guys to add me as your friend on Goodreads. Seriously, add me! I love seeing what everyone else is reading, recommending, and adding.

All you have to do is answer these set of questions and tag a couple of people at the end.

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?the_100_book_cover

That would be The 100 by Kass Morgan. I just posted my review on Monday. I only gave it a couple of stars despite really liking the television series on which the book was based. More information is in my review.

What are you currently reading?

According to Goodreads, I am currently reading four seven books across a variety of genres.

My primary book at the moment is Wrecked by Maria Padian. I am listening to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood whenever I am in the car or on a walk. I am also reading Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit and Replica by Lauren Oliver.

Then I am also reading The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman, How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis, and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.

I may have some book commitment issues at the moment.

25812109What was the last book you marked as TBR?

I just found out about this book called The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis coming out this month. Early reviewers seem to have been having really positive reactions to this book and I love this jacket copy.

It sounds really interesting, maybe a little Dexter-esque. I like that it takes place in an animal shelter but I think that perhaps I may need the right moment to read this book.

What book do you plan to read next?

After I finish listening to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and read Wrecked and Replica, I plan to read The House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure for this month’s book club. I think I may listen to, You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott next.

Do you use the star rating system?

Yes I do. I rate all the books as I read them and try to add reviews later. Usually, my thought process as I am rating is as follows:

5 Star rating means “I really love the book”
4 Star rating means “I liked it but it had a few problems”
3 Star rating means “it was just okay”
2 Star rating means “it wasn’t horrible but not my taste.”
1 Star rating means “why did I just read this?”

Are you doing a 2016 Reading Challenge? Reading Challenge

Yes, I tried to make myself read by setting a goal of 50 books for the year! Between physical books, e-books, and audiobooks, I have read 44 books so far this year across a variety of genres.

Do you have a wishlist?

Not in so many words but people tend to not buy me books so I never saw a reason to keep one. I tend to just add things to my “Want to Read” category and that serves as a reminder for me.

What book do you plan to buy next? 

Right now I have no plans to buy more books. I have so many books that I have purchased recently that buying more seems like it’s just going to contribute to the never-ending physical pile.

Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

I don’t use the quote function on Goodreads that often but I do love quotes. You can find a bunch of my favorites in the Memorable Mondays section of my blog.

One of my favorites is from Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. I have mentioned it before, but as a knitter I think it is just hilarious:

“Why do you have a cigarette lighter in your glove compartment?” her husband, Jack, asked her. “I’m bored with knitting. I’ve taken up arson”

Who are your favorite authors?

I have quite a few favorite authors and I feel like I discover more every day, especially with so many great debuts coming out recently. Here are a few of my favorites:

Margot Livesey
Audrey Niffenegger
Margaret Atwood
David Benioff
Steven Rowley
Julia Claiborne Johnson

Have you joined any groups?

I have, but this is the primary place where I talk about books. I did join Our Shared Shelf and Book Riot’s Read Harder group. I just don’t keep up with forums as much as I do blogs and other forms of social media.

Who do you tag?

Ola @ OlaReadsBooks
Maria @ Big City Bookworm
Gretchen @ ChicNerdReads
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Laura @ Reading Lust
Naomie @ Professional Fangirl

You! Seriously! Anyone who hasn’t done this and wants to, go for it! I would love to see your answers. And don’t forget to add me as your friend on Goodreads

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

16 thoughts on “The Goodreads Book Tag

    1. Thank you! I am on my second Atwood book! Her books are great but really make you think. So, I find that I really need to process them. I get the feeling I am going to be thinking about The Handmaid’s Tale for a long time!

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      1. I haven’t read any of them yet, which is really a shame. The Handmaid’s Tale has been on my TBR for a while. I really have to hurry up in battling this huge pile 😀


    1. She does. And she does so in such a way that it’s both repulsive but beautiful. The characters aren’t perfect but neither are their worlds. Something so innocuous, a liberty that no one even thinks about sometimes, is taken away and then suddenly it provokes a response. I like that about her work, and I love the beautiful writing, even if the world does make me mad.

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  1. Thanks for tagging me! 🙂 I’ve heard The 100 (the book) isn’t as good, which is a shame. Maybe the action doesn’t translate well enough on paper? Or do the character lack something that the show succeeds in?
    I want to read more Margaret Atwood because she is pretty brilliant. So far, I’ve only read The Blind Assassin (this book is quite complex!) and The Edible Woman, which probably has one of my favorite ending scenes ever! My next one will probably be The Handmaid’s Tale (by the way, the link from its title actually leads to Wrecked, I thought you should know).


    1. Yikes! Thanks for letting me know! I will fix that!

      The 100, the book, wasn’t as good. I voiced all my thoughts regarding it in the review, but it makes me sad. I think that Jason Rothenberg does translate a brilliant idea well. I am going to keep reading it just to see if things pick up.

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