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Goodreads Monday – Oct 10 + A Reviewing Question

Happy Monday, readers! Taken over from Lauren’s Page Turners, Budget Tales Book Blog is now hosting Goodreads Monday.  It’s a chance to share what’s on your Goodreads “TBR” list and progress on your current reads.

Firstly, if you have a Goodreads account, let’s be friends! I’m also bookbabenails there. 😊

I haven’t gotten much use out of my ‘want to read’ shelf on GR yet. I keep a TBR list in my phone notes because I hear about books sometimes and just write them down to make sure I don’t forget the title. I think my notes probably has around 200 books.

One book I’m really looking forward to reading is The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead. I read Winstead’s debut novel In My Dreams I Hold a Knife with one of my best bookish friends. We’re looking forward to reading the latest thriller together. In My Dreams had us both guessing the whole time. Just when I thought we’d figured it out, something would drastically change and send us on a chase again. I think thriller books are so fun to buddy read because you get to sleuth it out together.

I also finished The Wicked King over the weekend. I can borrow Queen of Nothing from the library now, but I think I’m going to try to catch up with my spooky TBR before jumping into the third book of the series. I’m about 60% through Mexican Gothic now too. It’s just very slow and atmospheric. I haven’t really fully gotten into it even though I’m 2/3 of the way through the book which isn’t a great sign.

I’m planning to do my first book review this week in my blog though. I’m still trying to think of which reviewing style I want to go with for my reviews. I’ve been toying around with a few different ideas.

For reviewers, what is your reviewing style? Do you do narrative essay reviews or the classic compliment sandwich or your own rating system using an acronym like CAWPILE? Which do you prefer to read?


3 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – Oct 10 + A Reviewing Question

  1. I’ll look forward to your review of Mexican Gothic. Goodreads has been recommending it to me since I read American Dirt.

    I don’t have a real metric for reviewing books. I’m able to post a few paragraphs on most books, but some have to settle for a weekly roundup blurb — or, if they’re really good, go for months without a review because I need time to digest them.

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    1. I find that I do need some time after reading a book to digest and think about what I want to say about it. I think when I read reviews I prefer to read a few paragraph narrative rather than a standard/traditional review of different aspects of the story.


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