The Goodreads Book Tag

We shall not speak of when I was actually tagged for this Goodreads Book Tag! (Seriously peoples, I don’t understand how there are drafts from 2015 to now? I apparently never check my drafts …) Anyway, the lovely Flo @flowlessbooks tagged me and I want to thank her for her patience and consideration when she wrote the tag over a year ago …

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

Die Wunderübung

The last book I marked as “read” was Die Wunderübung by Austrian author Daniel Glattauer. I went to the signing for this book and it was really fun. One of my former teachers is the director of the movie adaptation of this book and he was there as well … and didn’t recognise me. Somehow I wasn’t surprised.


What are you currently reading?

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African ChildhoodBorn a Crime by Trevor Noah! (Finally – as Cristina has wanted me to read this for the longest time)

What was the last book you marked as TBR?

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)Apparently that was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black because EVERYONE just seems to scream about how amazing and fun this book is, so I want to know if the hype was justified. But also, I am not actually going to read it anytime soon until the hype has died down. If that makes sense?

What book do you plan to read next?

I think it will be Everything, Everything, but I refuse to actually be tied down to one book. I am way too much of a mood reader for that and there’s so much out there that I could chose from, you know?

Do you use the star rating system?

Yep, I do. I have this theory that all the books I read start out as a 3-star-book and then either improve or get worse from there on out. I would love to have half-stars as well though, then I wouldn’t always have to decide if I should round up or down.

Are you doing a 2018 Reading Challenge?

Again, this is also a yes. I decided to go with 60 books as a goal and so far so good.

Do you have a wishlist?

Actually, I do have a wishlist but not on Goodreads? It’s just some place I can keep track of what I want, because I don’t use the “Want to Read” option all too regularly. Most of the time I forget to even check on there unless someone directly prompts me to.

(Should you want to see my Amazon wishlist for whatever reason, you can do so here)

What book do you plan to buy next?

Something from my wishlist????

Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

I just randomly made screenshots from two quotes I someday in the past liked on Goodreads!

Who are your favorite authors?


  • Pierce Brown
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Victoria Schwab
  • Becky Albertalli
  • Nina LaCour
  • Jeff Zentner
  • Morgan Matson

Have you joined any groups?

I think I did at some point, but I can’t even remember at this point because I never visit them. So, I am just going with a simple no instead.


Do you use Goodreads to keep your books in order? Did you relate to my answers? Let’s chat!

45 thoughts on “The Goodreads Book Tag

  1. Oh man I know the feeling about having drafts from so long ago, and tags from so long ago still in your queue because it is the same for me. Sometimes I feel like it’s just impossible to catch up. 🙂
    Great answers for this tag Kat, I really hope you enjoy The Cruel Prince when you do get around to it, I really enjoyed it but I do think the hype is insane for it at the moment, probably a good idea for it to die down a little before picking it up. Also I loved seeing Pierce Brown, Leigh Bardugo and Victoria Schwab on your favourite authors list because they’re my favourite authors as well. Honestly anything they write is going to be an auto-buy for me! 😀
    Great tag, and again great answers as well. 🙂 ❤

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  2. I would definitely recommend going into Everything Everything ASAP! And agh, I can’t wait to see your thoughts on the book! I definitely could relate to some of your answers, haha! And girl, my Goodreads is more of a mess than my IRL life and, well, that says it all! Great post 🌻🙌

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  3. I’m pretty sure The Cruel Prince was the last book I marked as to be read too :D. I’m gonna join you in waiting for the hype to die down a little though because man is it crazy! Ohh I remember when joining groups was a thing…I should probably leave a few of those now…
    Thanks for the tag! Can’t wait to do it ❤

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  4. Totally related. But I do keep my wish List on goodreads since it’s easy to do bookswaps or Secret Santas with other book bloggers. I really need to read Born A Crime asap. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on t when you’re done.

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  5. Oh boy I have tags, and probably drafts too, from 2015 as well… 😂 I don’t always use the want to read on Goodreads either. I just forget to add books or I’m too lazy when I see an interesting book mentioned somewhere haha. Also I go ‘I’ll remember’ but,, I won’t. Do I learn? No 🤷🏻‍♀️😂
    Everyone is so hyped about The Cruel Prince! I’ve seen it being sold for a pretty cheap price so I’ve been tempted to get it, but I still have books left to read and I need to watch my money haha

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  6. Hahahaha I am so happy I am not the only one with tags back from 2015 that I still haven’t done, haha. I feel a bit ashamed, but there are so many tags and only so little time to do them all?!
    I’d love to know what you think of the Cruel Prince, I keep on seeing this book EVERYWHERE and everyone is loving it so, so much. I want your trusted opinion on this haha 🙂
    And everything, everything! I’d love to know what you think of this book 🙂
    Loved your answers! 🙂

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    • Hahaha this post was very revelatory in the sense that a LOT of people have tags from all the way back in 2015 hahaha
      I will definitely inform you, should I end up reading Cruel Prince. For now, as you know, I’ll have to get through my backlisted stuff first.

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  7. That was such a great tag, Kat! I’ve heard so many things about The Cruel Prince that I really need to read it too, at some point! ❤ Also, I checked your wish-list because I'm a very curious person (I'm sorry!!) and it has so many amazing books on it, I spied The Brightsiders and Save the Date there (those are some of my most anticipated books).

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  8. hehe I seriously relate to having *a ton* of old tags 😉 I think that makes sense about Cruel Prince- I was planning to read it before it got all hyped, cos I like Holly Black, but now my expectations have been all amped up, so I’m gonna wait to read it too 😉 Ah yes totally relate to being a mood reader- hope you like Everything Everything if you do read it- I enjoyed that one 😀 Yeah I also use Amazon wishlist more (though I use goodreads one too- which is nice and confusing 😉 ) Great quotes!!

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    • It’s crazy how much hype can ruin a good book that we might otherwise would have loved :/ but oh well, it’s not like we don’t have more time to read it.
      I don’t know why, but I just don’t think Goodreads is AS userfriendly as it could be haha, so I use it mostly only to track my progress.

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  9. Oh my gosh, I relate with having tags back from 2015 omg (such a long time ago??!) I’m kind of scared to post them now lest the original tagger discovers I’m doing the tag 3 years later. 😂 Yes for The Cruel Prince as well!! I’ve been so interested in reading it because of all the hype, but I’m also procrastinating because of it as well haha. A huge YESSS for your favourite authors as well!! Leigh Bardugo, Pierce Brown and Victoria Schwab are all such amazing authors omg. ❤️

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  10. I really want to read The Cruel Prince as well. Literary EVERYONE has been talking and raving about it!(Though I’m on a book buying ban, so who knows when I will get my hands on it.) I really wish that GoodReads had a half-star rating, it would make my life sooo much easier, especially since I tend to half-star most of the books that I read.
    Thank you for tagging me! ❤

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