The Finished Books Tag


Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well at this very worrying time. At the moment, books and writing are providing a valuable sense of escape, so I am even more thankful for them as I embark on social distancing.

It is time for another tag post! Thank you very much to Danni for tagging me for this one – it looks simple but very fun. I have only connected with Danni quite recently, but she is already a good friend and has a fabulous blog, so do check it out!

Questions

1 – Do you keep a list of the books you have read?

I have a list on Goodreads of all the books I have read. This automatically updates after I have finished each one, so it acts as a helpful point of reference.

2 – If you record statistics, what statistics do you record?

When I review a book, I include the genre, the number of pages it contains, its publication date, and any relevant trigger warnings. I then round things off with a star rating.

At the end of each year I publish a blog post with statistics including the number of books read per month, the different genres I have read, and the number of buddy reads I have done.

3 – Do you give star ratings for books and if so, what do you score books out of and how do you come about this score?

Yes I do! And I also use half stars, but for time’s sake I shall not include them in this list:

1 STAR – An extremely disappointing read which lacked substance and had next to no redeeming features.
2 STAR – Either a book with multiple flaws, or one that I just could not connect with.
3 STAR – A book that I quite enjoyed, but also had a few issues with.
4 STAR – An excellent read. One that I really enjoyed except for the occasional flaw.
5 STAR – A truly exceptional book that is either magnificently written, perfectly plotted, leaves a lasting impact on me, or all of the above!

4 – Do you review books?

Yes! Any of you who regularly follow my blog know that reviews are my favourite posts to write, and what I am most well known for lol.

I aim to review every book I read, except for classics.

5 – Where do you put your finished books?

My finished books almost always end up on my shelves, but I have just about run out of space so am having to be inventive! I use the library a lot too, so I do not dislike any of the books I actually own, but if I did it would probably mean a trip to the charity shop.

6 – Do you have any other rituals for when you have finished a book?

In the past I used to write my review straight away after finishing the book, but that hardly ever happens now. My main routine now is to not start a new book until the following day. I like to fully digest a book before beginning on the next one!


I Tag:

Lauren
Caitlin
Kristin
Holly
Kat

No pressure to do this tag, but I would love to read your answers if you did!

Happy reading 🙂

26 thoughts on “The Finished Books Tag

    1. Hey Shalini, thank you so much for asking 🥰. I’m good thank you, staying at home virtually all of the time but trying to keep busy. I can work from home too, which is good. How are you? 🙂

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      1. I am okay. Had to go out to get the groceries. We are under lockdown for 21 days. I just have lost the will to read… So haven’t read a book in a week… Hopefully tomorrow is a good day as I do have Tours… The organizers can blame Corona 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  1. I used to do star rating but have recently decided not to. I also only start a new book the next day or two days after to give me time to digest the read book 🙂

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  2. Ah, thank you so much for tagging me, Stephen! This is such an interesting tag, and I can’t wait to do it! I’m the type who immediately runs to Goodreads in order to mark the book I just finished as read :”) It’s just so satisfying to see myself getting ahead on my Goodreads challenge, haha!

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    1. Haha I think the main reason I haven’t reviewed classics is that they are so well known, and as they have already been described as classics my opinion on them feels less relevant somehow? You’re right, it could certainly be a topic for a discussion post! 😊 Thank you for the suggestion!!

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