Book Tag: Last, Now, Next

Easiest book tag you’ll ever see? Look no further!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag – holidays, reading obnoxiously long Cassandra Clare books and catching up on Stranger Things Vol. 4 have caught up with me. But I’m back, courtesy of the incredible Madeline over at The Bookish Mutant. Find her tag here – she has some great recs! And here’s my take on it 🙂

Rules:

  • Link back to the ORIGINAL CREATOR- Shivakshi @Tales I Tell
  • Show gratitude to the person who tagged you.
  • Mention these points in your post.
  • Answer the following questions and use the original graphics and featured image.
  • Use the tag “Book Tag |LAST, NOW, NEXT|” in your post.
  • Tag as many bloggers as you want.
  • Have fun!

The Tag:

Last:

What was the last book you read?
What a RIDE – the last book I read gave me heart palpitations. Holly Jackson’s ‘As Good As Dead’ was the final showdown to the ‘A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder’ series and it was nothing like I’d expected. I’m talking a full on, controversial showdown. Find out why it will be a pretty polarising murder mystery here.

Will you recommend this book to others?
Do you like dark murder mysteries? And I’m talking dark – this book flipped generic murder mystery formulas on their head and I’m obsessed, personally. But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Again, check my review out to find out why!

Now:

What is your current read?
Have you ever read a few pages of a book, but can tell just from it will be incredible? My current read is ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo. And that was me. Have you read any Bernadine Evaristo books? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Why did you pick this book?
To be honest, I didn’t know much about it. When I was buying books for holiday, I saw the cover, read the back (read all the reviews in the first three pages) and decided to give it a go. And unlike when I normally pick up a random book, it amazing. Queer, feminist, fiery – at the moment I’m loving it. It’s shaping up to be one of my books of the year.

How much time do you think you will take to finish your current read?
‘Girl, Woman, Other’ is a bit on the longer side, 500 pages ish. Normally, that would take me over a week, but as I’m not at school it will take less – I actually have free time! So, keep an eye out for a review coming soon…

Next:

What genre would you like to read next?
When you have more time, what sort of books do you like to read? Do your preferences change? For me, I love reading classics – I always get sick of them when I can only read in short bits, but if I have a lot of time, I love to get stuck into a classic.

What would you like to pick: a long read or a short read?
Recently, I’ve been struggling to find short reads (>200 ish). The older I get, the fewer books there seem to be that are short and aimed at me. Mature YA books always seem to be 400+ – it’s annoying! Do you have any shorter book recommendations? I might need them for when I go back to school…

Mention some books you’re eyeing!
One of the classics I’ve been looking at are ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson; if I read it when it wasn’t summer, it would feel like work. But I’ve heard good things about the original psychological thriller and think I’ll give it a go.

Speaking of classics, I keep meaning to reread ‘1984’ by George Orwell. I’ve only ever listened to the audiobook, but recently bought the fancy Waterstones hardback so have to give my favourite classic a reread!

Also, my most anticipated purchase of the summer? When I was on holiday in America, I bought ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt from a Barnes and Noble (all my dreams came true in that shop, it was MASSIVE). I prefer the American cover more than the English one and have heard interesting things about this classic (if not pretentious) book. Have you read ‘The Secret History’? I’d love to get some opinions on it, let me know what you thought in the comments!

I Nominate:

You! If you’re looking for an easy tag to pad out your blog content, why not try this one? Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll add your blog to the list so you get free PR too. And your fellow nominees are the lovely blogs nominated below…


Published by Hundreds&Thousands

I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

14 thoughts on “Book Tag: Last, Now, Next

    1. Thanks for the comments! 😊 Ahhhhh Girl Woman Other was too good, and essential for any feminist’s reading list (or non-feminist; because you sure will be one by the time you’ve finished the book haha). I’ll check out your post now, it looks brilliant 😃

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    1. Oh hope you enjoy it! I must admit, I felt a little like the hype didn’t add up to the actual book (I wanted to like it so badly!) but that might just be because I prefer plot based books over character based ones 🙂

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    1. Oooh I don’t know if you lost interest for another reason, but did you reach the ‘textbook’ section about 2/3 of the way through? I still don’t really understand its importance in a fictional book, and it certainly made me want to DNF…

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