Given that lockdown has eased in the UK now I feel like this is a little bit late oops, but I still thought I would jump on the bandwagon! Especially because I’ll still be stuck at home anyway because school’s online and I feel like it’s still not that safe to go anywhere?
Thanks to Ellyn @ AllonsyThornraxx for creating the tag ❤
1. What are you currently reading?
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
It’s pretty good so far?
The cover is really pretty and I feel like it will be quite cute.
Am very in the middle with this one so can see it becoming a 3 star.
And I’m also reading Inside Job by Charles H. Ferguson which is about the 2008-2009 financial crisis (again, personal statement things!)
2. What’s your favourite ‘can’t-leave-the-house’ activity?
For me, my go-to at the moment has been listening to podcasts whilst working on my artwork!
I never used to listen to podcasts but I’ve been LOVING them lately!
I mentioned the ones I listen to and love in this post but my two faves are Call Me Candid and Swish & Flick for that Harry Potter nostalgia.
3. A book you’ve been meaning to read forever?
You know I actually don’t have an answer for this one because the books I had been meaning to read forever I read recently!! Point 1 for Emme:))
Becoming by Michelle Obama and the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo (TOTALLY different books I know) had been on my list for the longest time but I read them both this year (May & June for the former) and they are both SO GOOD.
Really highly recommend. Six of Crows has such an amazing cast of characters who I am trash for, and Michelle Obama is so inspiring!
4. An intimidating book on your tbr
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
You probably were not expecting this book as an intimidating one because everyone else puts either The Priory of the Orange Tree or a classic, but I don’t know what it is that’s holding me off from reading this one??
I think it’s a combination of the hype and the fact that it’s an adult book? I really don’t know why I am just so hesitant to read adult books (even though I’m literally 17 so a year away from being an adult myself (crazy!?) but I just am?
Hopefully I’ll get to it at some point though and love it because it sounds so good!
5. Top 3 priority books on your tbr
I really don’t know? Because I am such a mood reader it changes all the time! I drafted this post a while back (although I’ve changed all my answers now) and had three books on there which I now have no interest in reading :).
But at the moment it’s:
- Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales This has actually been on my tbr forever and I just bought the ebook for 99p!! on Amazon but I am so bad at getting to new releases. Soon though because this sounds so!! good!!
- Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo I really loved With The Fire on High so I’m really excited to get to this one!
- Date Me, Bryson Keller This one sounds so cute and has had such good reviews!
6. Recommend a short book
Honestly depends on your definition of short?
A book that felt really short to me and I flew through though was Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Abertalli (one of my top fave authors for sure) and Aisha Saeed.
It was SO good and Maya & Jamie screamed single at me every few pages :))
For a really short book though (that’s super niche so I doubt many of you will be interested haha) is Political Philosophy: An Introduction by David Miller (again, read this for A-levels but I actually really enjoyed it!)
7. Recommend a long book
I personally don’t love super-long books (300-400 pages is perfect for me) so I’m just going to have to say Harry Potter (books 4-7 are pretty long!)
But like I also don’t want to support JKR so if you haven’t got the books don’t get them.
8. Something you’d love to do whilst stuck at home
Learn Mandarin! I know this is such a lockdown cliche (along with baking and doing Zoom quizzes – neither of which I’ve done) but I want to learn another language! I’m actually half Chinese (don’t know if I’ve mentioned that before) so I want to learn Mandarin.
A-Levels have taken up so much time lately but thankfully my year 12 mocks are over!! so i’d love to start learning another language now! I also want to learn sign language and continue with Spanish (but one at a time haha).
9. What do you plan on reading next?
I feel like I’m just repeating myself here so I’m sorry! But to change it up, I’m also in the mood to reread a book? I am such a mood reader (you can read more about that here) and lately Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson & Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli have been in my mind so I think I’ll reread one of them soon!
And that’s all the questions! I had so much fun doing this tag because I literally haven’t done one in so long! I definitely need to do more.
I’m not going to tag anyone because literally everyone has done this tag already but if you haven’t and want to, feel free to say I tagged you!