Ringing in the New Year Book Tag!

I have been tagged by B. G. at Getting Through Anxiety, and I’m really excited to do this, as I love books and reading is one of my favourite hobbies. Thanks so much for tagging me. And, in order to keep in line with the rules, the original post can be found at The Bookmark Chronicles. Let’s begin:

The Rules:

  • Link to the original post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 3-5 friends (or more)

The Questions:

Best book/series that you read in 2015?

It’s hard to pick one, but I began reading the Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde and I really loved them! I’ve read the first four books, and am part way through the fifth, and have the sixth and seventh on my shelf ready…and am anticipating the release of the eighth. Jasper Fforde is an amazing, witty, clever, hilarious writer. For anyone who loves words and literature, then you’ll love him.

Authors you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year:

I recently read Another Country by James Baldwin and I really enjoyed it! I’ve wanted to read Giovanni’s Room for ages, but never got round to it so that will definitely be a book to read next year sometime.

I also read The Passion by Jeanette Winterson and I LOVE her writing. There are so many beautiful lines and she’s a really great one for finding quotes, so I will have to read more of her.

Most anticipated book turn movie?

None that I am particularly excited about. I just had a look on IMDB to see if there were any 2016 releases I might be interested in and there is a new Jungle Book film coming out. The Disney version was one of the first films I ever saw in the cinema, and I have very early, vivid memories of it, so I might have to watch that when it comes out.

Name a character you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

This is a difficult one because nobody springs immediately to mind. But if I had to say someone, I guess I would say Antoine ‘Wani’ Ouradi from Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty. Yes, he is gay. No, I don’t mean the actor who played him in the TV adaptation (which I haven’t seen). I like the idea of Wani when he is full of life and healthy, and the image of him that I had in my head when I first read the book was someone very beautiful. I would choose him.

What’s on your TBR for 2016?

  • The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven – Mitch Albom
  • How the Dead Live – Will Self
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  • Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  • American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

All those and everything on my uni reading list. I think my eyes will fall out.

How many books do you hope to read in 2016?

Well, last year I read 58 books with my target being 50, and this year so far I have read 58 books, although my target is 60! so next year I might just challenge myself to 70.

Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge? (Or any others)

Yes! I have been participating since 2014, so I will attempt to do every year.

Any New Year’s Resolutions? (Bookish or otherwise?)

Not really, but I would like dedicate more time to my writing projects and actually finish reading the books on my uni reading lists and keep up!

Nominees:

  1. Matt from The pebble in my shoe
  2. Shaun from Tales in Anxiety
  3. The Tarnished Mirror

(Sorry I haven’t tagged more people, this is the bit I struggle with!)

 

 

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Loved your answers! I’ve never heard of the Thursday Next Series but it sounds interesting so I will definitely check it out!

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    1. jadekmoore says:

      There are loads of literary references and inside jokes in Jasper Fforde’s books, and they are entertaining to read! Pure reading pleasure.

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  2. You read that many books?! Wow! I think The Five People You Meet in Heaven is also a movie or TV show…not sure.

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    1. jadekmoore says:

      I’ll have to find out! I want to read it as research for one of my writing projects which is about the afterlife. Yes I’ve read that many books! I’m a literature student so I’m very used to doing a lot of reading. 😊

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