The Goodreads tag.

Hello bookworms,

Recently I have really been getting into Goodreads. I started using it to track what I’m reading, as one does, and now I can’t stop. It’s pretty sad, since I only know two other users (BookTubers aside), but still I can’t help myself adding quotes, writing mini reviews, or making my ever growing TBR pile even larger. I was slightly lost as what blog post to write, but then I did a quick search on ‘Goodreads tag’, and tadaaaaa, it exists. The tag isn’t really about Goodreads, it’s more about reading in general, but I decided to do it anyway. So here it is, the Goodreads tag.

  1. What’s the last book you’ve marked as Read?

Faceless, by Alyssa Scheinmel.

  1. What’s the last book you’ve marked as Currently Reading?

I am not in the habit of marking books as Currently Reading, but the last book I’ve marked is Pride and Prejudice.

  1. What’s the last book you’ve marked as To Be Read?

A Madness So Discreet, by Mindy McGinnis.

  1. What are you planning on reading next?

Winter by Marissa Meyer, I have been putting of the last book in the Lunar Chronicles for way to long, but now I’m actually going to read it. (I just can’t stand the series to end!)

  1. Do you use the star rating system?

Yes I just wish they would add half’s, because the choice between 3 and 4 stars can be a tough one.

  1. Do you participate in the 2016 reading challenge?

Yes, but I think I set my goal just slightly too high, since I am permanently 2 books behind, no matter how fast I read.

  1. Do you have a wish list?

A fictional one, yes. An actual one? I wish (see what I did there 🙂 ).

  1. Which book do you plan on buying next?

I honestly don’t really know (see previous question), but I am really excited to read the new book by Erin Lange.

  1. What’s your favorite quote?

I don’t have a favorite quote, there are too many! This might sound really pretentious (and it probably is), but I have the habit of memorizing quotes I like, so I know quite a few. But a favorite? I don’t know: Something by Patrick Ness probably.

  1. Who are your favorite authors?

Patrick Ness and Becky Albertalli. The latter has only written one book so I don’t have a way of knowing for sure. But if she can write something as awesome as Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, I’m sure she can write anything.

  1. Are you in any groups on Goodreads?

Nope.

  1. What could Goodreads do better?

I love Goodreads, despite it not being perfect. The most important point for me is the star rating system (come on, Goodreads, everyone wants half stars, why don’t you just add them?). I’d also like to be able to use bold and italic in reviews.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! I am not going to tag anyone because, quite honestly, it’s a lot of work trying to figure out who has done it already and who not, and which people don’t like being tagged and so forth. Despite this feel free to do the tag if you’d like to!

Bye, Sophie

P.s My username on Goodreads is @sophthebookworm , if you use Goodreads your welcome to leave your username down below so we can add each other!

 

 

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What I’ve read in 2015

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Hello, bookworms

I’ve got a rather special post for you today, a list of all the books I’ve read in 2015. Think of this post as a 2015 reading review, where I will be discussing what I’ve read, my goals, and more.

2015 was the first year of my life where I’ve tracked what I’ve read, and actively tried to read as much as possible. I am pretty proud of my achievements, even though I didn’t reach my 100 book goal (I read sixty, what averages at about one book every six days). I put the title of every book I read in a word document, together with a mini review. My favorite books were Simon vs. and Ready Player One, but there were loads of other good ones as well.

As I went through the list on the 31st of December (because I am a sentimental like that). I noticed that whenever I reread a book, the review would change. For example: Eleanor & Park started off as a five star read, but ended as a 3,5.

I have only read four Dutch books this year, which is pretty bad (it’s certainly something I want to change this year, but that’s something for another post). I also haven’t read much fantasy, but I did read two of Malcolm Gladwell’s books, so I guess the good and the bad kind of weigh out. This list isn’t in a chronological order, since it is kind of hard to organize a word document. Because of this, I am going to track the books I am going to read in 2016 on Goodreads instead (My name is @Sophthebookworm, I post all my reviews there too!). Now, without further ado, here is the list!

  1. Sprong in de leegte
  2. Outliers
  3. Ketchup Clouds
  4. The Tipping Point
  5. The Knife of Never Letting Go
  6. The Ask and The Answer
  7. Monsters of Men
  8. The Selection
  9. The Elite
  10. The One
  11. Before I Fall
  12. The Wide Wide Sea
  13. It’s Kind Of A Funny Story
  14. Eleanor & Park
  15. Shiver
  16. Linger
  17. Inferno
  18. Half Bad
  19. I’ll Give You The Sun
  20. Never Let Me Go
  21. De Zwaantjes
  22. The Transfer
  23. Zwarte Zwaan
  24. The One
  25. The Heir
  26. The Beginning of Everything
  27. The Wide Wide Sea
  28. Throne of Glass
  29. Lobsters
  30. Lola and the Boy Next Door
  31. Me, Earl and the dying girl
  32. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
  33. I Capture the Castle
  34. Model Misfit (Geek Girl #2)
  35. The Martian
  36. Eleanor & Park
  37. The Girl With All The Gifts
  38. The Age of Miracles
  39. The Rest of Us Just Live Here
  40. Since You’ve Been Gone
  41. Cinder
  42. Love and Other Unknown Variables
  43. Ready Player One
  44. The Wrath and the Dawn
  45. The Sky is Everywhere
  46. Perenbomen Bloeien Wit
  47. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
  48. How To Repair a Mechanical Heart
  49. Seed
  50. Carry On
  51. Butter
  52. Everything Everything
  53. Scarlet
  54. The Knife of Never Letting Go
  55. The Rosie Project
  56. We Were Liars
  57. Beauty Queens
  58. Alienated
  59. The Scorpio Races
  60. Red Queen

I hope you enjoyed reading about the books I’ve read, I have an another post coming up with my reading goals for 2016, which I have scheduled for Sunday. I know I haven’t really been posting reviews and such, but they should be back soon! If you want to hear my opinion on one of the books I’ve read, let me know!

Bye, Sophie

P.s What was your favorite book of 2015?

Welcome co-bookworms!

I am Sophie and this is my first blog post!

Before I start let me introduce myself,

Well ehhmm… My name is Sophie (What a surprise!) and I am twelve, nearly thirteen years old. (But of course i will not say that I am almost thirteen, because that will make me sound like a twelve year old.) I love to read, write, act, draw, talk and climb. I live in the Netherlands and now I can not think of more things to say about me (which is quite an extraordinary thing for me because i am a first class chatterbox). I will be mainly doing book reviews on the books I have read, and maybe a few other  bookish things in between. That’s it for today,

Bye, Sophie