Hello! I hope you all are doing well! Are you almost done with college / school assignments? Are you looking forward to the summer vacation?
It’s finally proper summer in Portugal. We went from wearing light jackets and trousers to wearing bikinis in just a day, and I’m still trying to adjust to that sudden change of weather. The good thing is that we are actually allowed to go to the beach [as long as we respect the established distancing rules]. My plan for this weekend is to find the remotest place, bring my book and stay there for as long as possible.
Now that I’m no longer “stuck at home”, it’s only appropriate to do this book tag 😀 Thank you, Sofi for tagging me, I really loved reading your answers to these questions! ❤
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Answer all the questions down below
- Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
- Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag
1 – What are you currently reading?
At the moment, I’m in the middle of three books:
- «The Toll» by Neal Shusterman, the final book in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy. I’m procrastinating on it a little bit. I don’t know why, but I find it so difficult to finish book series, and picking up the final book usually feels like a chore. But I’m definitely finishing it this month!
- «Wonderscape» by Jennifer Bell. I’m only 60ish pages in, but oh wow! I love it already. Middle grade + video games + time-traveling + adventures = the recipe for a new favorite book!
- «Americanah» by Ch. N. Adichie. Yes, I’m still reading this book, although I put it “on hold” at the end of January and have been meaning to pick it back up ever since. My current excuse for not reading it is that I’m waiting for the physical copy to arrive. I ordered it last week as a part of my new reading challenge.
2 – What’s your favorite can’t-leave-the-house activity?
The favorite of all favorites is definitely reading [and eating]. I’ve also been studying a lot and I do enjoy it 😀 I attempted some yoga a few weeks ago, and while I kinda liked it, I didn’t enjoy it enough to continue.
3 – A book you’ve been meaning to read forever?
All of the books on my shelves? 😀 I’ve been meaning to read «Elantris» by Brandon Sanderson for 4 months now. It’s in my TBR every single month and I still haven’t read it, even though I started it once and really loved the first couple of pages *facepalm* It will happen, guys! [I just don’t know when…]
4 – An intimidating book on your TBR?
I want to say «A Little Life» by Hanya Yanagihara, but I don’t actually feel intimidated by it, even though it’s a brick and I will probably cry my eyes out.
The one that REALLY scares me is «The Book of Dust» by Phillip Pullman. Not only it’s huge, but I also wasn’t the biggest fan of the His Dark Materials trilogy, so I’m worried that I won’t like this one either.
5 – Top 3 priority books on your TBR?
The many ARCs that are pending. I went on NetGalley request spree and I was so lucky to get most of the requests approved, now I don’t even know where to begin… lol
The books I’m planning to finish / read this month are:
- My current reads, of course. [Except «Americanah». We all know it won’t happen];
- «The Obsidian Tower» by Melissa Caruso, the first book in the new YA fantasy series called “Rooks and Ruin” that is coming out in the beginning of June; and
- «The City of Brass» by S.A. Chakraborty, I really need to dedicate more time to reading. The live show of RRR book club is also in the beginning of June and I haven’t even started it!
6 – Recommend a short book.
This year I read some incredible short books:
- «The Test» by Sylvain Neuvel is a mind-blowing Sci-Fi that reads just in a couple of hours, which will definitely leave you speechless!
- «Elevation» by Stephen King is another amazing short story. I read it in early January and it’s still one of the best books of this year.
- «Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions» by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This one is a must-read for everyone!
7 – Recommend a long book.
I will cheat a bit and recommend a whole series instead. This year I started reading «The Keeper of the Lost Cities» middle-grade series by Shannon Messenger and I’m in love! The books are definitely chunky. The fourth one that I read this month is over 600 pages, but they read very quickly and I love all the characters and adventures.
8 – Something you’d love to do while stuck at home.
Even during quarantine I still struggled to find time for everything I needed to do. I guess I’d love to be able to take time off and not feel guilty about it? 😀
9 – What do you plan on reading next?
My June and July TBRs are already set. I have something special prepared for July and I’m VERY excited about it. For June I will mostly be reading ARCs that I requested and was approved for this month, I’ll be sharing the full list next week.
Are you still “stuck-at-home” or the restrictions were lifted in your counties? I’d love to know what is happening in the other parts of the world! I won’t be tagging anyone this time, but if you can leave your answers to these questions in the comments below!
What books are you currently reading? What books will you read next? Let’s chat! 🙂