I was tagged by the lovely Comma Hangover to participate in the exciting Goodreads tag!!
All you have to do is answer these set of questions and tag a couple that you would like to do the same!
Let’s get right into it!
What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
Holding The Man by Timothy Conigrave
The mid-seventies: at an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately death. With honesty and insight Holding the Man explores the highs and lows of any partnership, and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV. This is a book as refreshing and uplifting as it is moving; a funny and sad and celebratory account of growing up gay.
What are you currently reading?
The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs
Delaware, the morning of April 19. Senior Skip Day, and April Donovan’s eighteenth birthday. Four days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the country is still reeling, and April’s rare memory condition has her recounting all the tragedies that have cursed her birth month. And just what was that mysterious gathering under the bleachers about? Meanwhile, in Nebraska, Lincoln Evans struggles to pay attention in Honors English, distracted by the enigmatic presence of Laura Echols, capturer of his heart. His teacher tries to hold her class’s interest, but she can’t keep her mind off what Adrian George told her earlier. Over in Idaho, Phoebe is having second thoughts about the Plan mere hours before the start of a cross-country ploy led by an Internet savant known as the Mastermind. Is all her heartache worth the cost of the Assassins’ machinations? The Light Fantastic is a tense, shocking, and beautifully wrought exploration of the pain and pathos of a generation of teenagers on the brink—and the hope of moving from shame and isolation into the light of redemption.
What was the last book you marked as TBR?
Kill Or Be Killed, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker
The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) return with KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret from destroying his life. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS have ever done.
What book do you plan to read next?
Kubrick’s Game by Derek Taylor Kent
Shawn Hagan, a college film student obsessed with legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, discovers hidden clues in his movies which lead him on a harrowing quest toward a mysterious treasure that Kubrick left behind. Endangered by sinister groups on the same quest, Shawn has no choice but to claim the prize first because in the wrong hands … “It has the power to change the course of history.”
Do you use the star rating system?
Yes I do! I really wish there was an option for half stars though. Through my blog I use my own rating system that has half star options!
Are you doing a 2016 Reading Challenge?
Yes I am…and I have already surpassed my goal!
Do you have a wishlist?
Not through Goodreads. I have on on Amazon, but I don’t really update that too often.
What book do you plan to buy next?
I’ve actually just put in a whole bunch of pre-orders for the rest of the year, but I guess my most anticipated would be…
At The Edge of The Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson
Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone excerpt Ozzie. Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking. When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy. But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy–that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as possible.
Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.
“Nothing behind me, everything in front of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac, On The Road
Who are your favorite authors?
Shaun David Hutchinson, Rick Remender & Victoria Schwab…to name a few.
Have you joined any groups?
I’ve joined a few in the past, but I’m not active in any of them.
Who do you tag?
Jesse @ Books At Dawn
Joey @ Thoughts & Afterthoughts
Melissa @ BookNerdMomo
meena @ TattooedPages
Also, anyone who hasn’t done this and wants to, go for it! I would love to see your answers. And don’t forget to add me as your friend on Goodreads!