Happy New Year’s Eve! This is going to be my last post for 2016. Unfortunately, I couldn’t write any ‘best of’ posts (no time and perhaps not enough material) but actually, this post is perfect to end the year.
Just like before, I was tagged by Ugnė from My Passion is Happiness. Thank you and sorry for posting it late once again!
The rules are:
- Use the original banner.
- Answer the questions.
- Use lots of book covers.
- Tag your friends!
What book are you currently reading?
Theoretically, I’m reading around 4 books at a time, but at the moment I’m focusing on one novel on which I need to write a paper: Il bacio d’una morta by Carolina Invernizio. A blend of cliché romance and crime/mystery that paved the way to the romance genre for women.
What’s the last book you finished?
Again, it was a novel for another paper I need to write and it’s Il marchese di Roccaverdina by Luigi Capuana. It’s a psychological novel, part of the Verismo movement (realism, inspired by French naturalism).
Favourite book you read this year?
I feel like I’m repetitive but I can’t help it! I LOVED A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (read my review).
What genre have you read most this year?
Besides classics and non-fiction, I think that a lot of what I read can be classified as ‘literary fiction’ – which means that a lot of these books are a bit difficult to group into specific genres. But umm… I guess women’s fiction, coming-of-age and humour ruled, with a bit of romance and thrillers in between, and with a final surge from the fantastic genre.
What genre have you read least this year?
The usual, i.e. those genres that I hardly or never read: pure fantasy and sci-fi.
What genre do you want to read more of?
Right now, I really feel like I want to read more crime/thrillers, dystopian, and biographies. And as always, I feel the need to catch up with all the classics!
How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?
I read 35 books and my goal on Goodreads was of 30! Woohoo! 🙂
What’s the last book you bought?
I guess textbooks for school don’t count because they make for a boring answer, and neither do gifts! So the last physical book I purchased was The Sense of an Elephant by Marco Missiroli (read my review).
What book are you saving up to buy next?
I’ve been meaning to order the last Natsuo Kirino books that were translated into Italian, Pioggia sul viso and La notte dimenticata dagli angeli.
How many books did you check out last library visit?
So far, I have always checked out three books at a time from the library on campus.
What’s a book you can’t wait to read?
Fredrik Backman’s Britt-Marie was Here, which I received as a Christmas gift from Matt.
What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?
I seldom read series so this question is hard to answer. The last series I remember reading consists of two books, The Flu and The Flu 2: Healing by Jacqueline Druga. I enjoyed these apocalyptic reads so yeah, I would recommend them.
Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?
Can’t think of anyone, the authors I’m interested in right now all seem to be active. But I would like to see certain authors like Natsuo Kirino and Kanae Minato translated more into English.
A few books your heart adores?
Out by Natsuo Kirino, Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, The Greenhouse by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (not mentioning Ove again but it’s implied 😉 ).
What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?
I’m not into any series at the moment, so I can’t answer!
What books are on your wish-list?
Too many, too many… Let me just mention three books that I was craving for this week: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (after this week’s sad news, I just want all her books), I Am Behind You by John Ajvide Lindqvist (I discovered this one just a couple of days ago, love this horror author), Penance by Kanae Minato (I discovered this three questions ago haha, it’s coming out next April!).
That’s all! No tags, anyone is free to do it. 🙂