Big thanks to Crystal over at Paper Royalty for tagging me to do the 3 Bookish Things Tag! If you haven’t already, definitely check out her blog for some great reviews and other fun content. The rules of this tag are simple— go through each category and choose three answers for each. With that, let’s check out some books.
3 Read Once and Loved Authors
- Billie Letts — Where the Heart Is is the book that introduced me to Letts’s brand of storytelling. Her voice is sorely missed in American literature.
- Jon Ronson — I read The Psychopath Test and then immediately bought all of his other books, which are, fortunately, just as good.
- Julie Houston — One of the funniest writers currently working today. I fell in love with A Village Affair after the first chapter.
3 Titles I’ve Watched but Haven’t Read
Funnily enough, this was the hardest category for me to answer. If I’ve watched something, I’ve probably read it! Here are a few I could find from my TBR pile:
- The Big Short by Michael Lewis
- Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3 Characters You Love
- Aaron Soto from More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
- Lou Bulosan-Nelson from The House that Lou Built by Mae Respicio
- Other Mother from Coraline by Neil Gaiman
3 Series Binged
- Agatha Raisin by M.C. Beaton — Twenty-nine books and counting, the first twenty of which I read in 2015.
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling — One of the few series I reread in its entirety every once in a while.
- Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich — Pure outlandish fun for twenty-five books, which I started devouring in high school.
3 Unpopular Bookish Opinions
- There’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure read. No one should feel guilty about what their reading.
- The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling is almost better than her Harry Potter series.
- It’s fine to write in books, crease the pages, and even break the spines. Your books are very personal items— treat them in whatever way makes you happy.
3 Current Favorite Book Covers
- Murder with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce by A.L. Herbert
- New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle by Liz Eeles
- When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan
3 Goals for this Year
- Get my TBR pile under (some) control. At over 500 books, it’s looking a little cluttered.
- Keep my NetGalley ratio up. I’m hovering around 74% right now, but I want it above 80%, or even 90%.
- Read more books outside my comfort zone. I read fairly broadly as it is, but I’d like to explore even more, especially science fiction and books of essays.
Of course, don’t feel obligated to participate. And if there’s anyone who wants to participate who I didn’t mention, consider yourself tagged.