Today I’m doing the The Quarter Year Crises Book Tag! I saw this tag on Confessions of a Serial Reader and this is the perfect time to do it. This tag was originally created by Roisin’s Reading on BookTube.
I’m not going to tag anyone specific in this one, but if you want to join in, consider yourself tagged.
How many books have you read so far?
I’ve read 17 books this year, which is less than I thought I’d be at, but still ahead of schedule to hit 52 books by the end of the year.
Have you found a book that you think might be a 2023 favourite?
I don’t know if I’ve found a 2023 favourite yet, but I did adore The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston.
Any least favourite book of the year?
I think my least favourite book of the year so far is The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael. While I enjoyed the premise, the ending was just a bit too much of a mess for me.
Most read genre?
I thought this was going to be romance, but it looks like it’s actually mystery/thriller! I’ve read seven books that fall into the mystery/thriller category this year and only five that fall into the romance category.
A book that surprised me?
I was surprised by The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston. I’ve read her books before and I enjoyed them, but initially I was unsure about the premise of The Dead Romantics. I’m very glad I gave the book a chance because it’s a book that’s going to stick with me for a long time.
A book that has come out in 2023 that I haven’t yet read?
I laughed when I read this question because it might be better to ask what 2023 releases I have read. If I have to pick one book, I’ll go with Secretly, Yours by Tessa Bailey. I was hoping to get to it already, but I haven’t yet.
One goal you made that you’re succeeding at?
I am happy to say that I am still blogging consistently. My daily posting streak is still alive and well and I’m cautiously optimistic that I’ll make it to 500 days in a row.
One goal that you need to focus on?
I really need to focus on my NetGalley situation. The books keep coming in, but I haven’t been reading them.
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I’ve tried really hard to reel myself in from ARC requests on NetGalley. My kryptonite is the month of August because I keep stumbling across so many interesting books that will be released during that month.
I’m not doing too badly at restricting requests from Net Galley. April and May were dodgy months for me as there were so many books with publication dates in these months that I just had to read. I am slowly working my way through them. Great Tag!