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Hello Flist! Happy Friday!

The week is almost over, and I hope you all are going to have a splendid weekend off!

Before I start with the question of the week, I wanted to share a piece of news. Here, at the International Airport of Fort Lauderdale, today there was a shooting and people died! I am glad no one I knew was at the airport today, but the thing scared me more than expected! I live 10 minutes away from the airport, and I can still hear outside a lot of police cars, and ambulances and sirens in general outside! It is scary! And, even if I didn't know anybody there I feel a sense of connection with these people! And I'm taking it almost personally! They caught the guy but I need to know why he did it, and how was it possible that he made it to Gate 2 with a gun! I know none of you on my FList were traveling down in Florida or out of it, so I am pretty sure you're all right! <3

But let's move to a brighter topic. Here's your question(s) I have for you today:


What are you reading at the moment?
What is your favorite genre?
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016

I am now reading Somerset by Leila Meacham. This is a prequel of the book (I think) made her famous: Roses. It's a very long book and I am very proud of myself for picking it up! It's over 600 pages and I am already 200 pages into it. It's a very easy read... If you are a fan of movies like Gone With The Wind, this might be the book for you!

My favorite genre is probably Historical Fiction, followed by SciFi and Romance (but not the kind of romance books with a Fabio on the Cover... I need more in a book that just romance).

I have set a goodreads goal and I set it again to 30. Last year I ended up reading 40 books! This year I want to read more than that, but I want to start with 30 and see how I go before changing it!

The 3 books I've enjoyed the most this past 2016 were:
- The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman
- The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz
- The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
- Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss

I can't wait to read your answers! Stay safe this weekend! Love you guys <3!

Date: 2017-01-06 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blakmagjick.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment? Currently reading the second novel in a fluffy chick lit series called Goons N Roses.
What is your favorite genre? Fantasy, sci-fi, chick lit.
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? I set it for 45...again. This is the third year with that number...first year I was close, last year I wasn't that close sadly, hopefully third time's a charm! :P
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
I unfortunately didn't read 5 books last year that I really enjoyed... >.>
I'm hoping to change that this year!

Date: 2017-01-07 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
It is amazing, I am reading all the answers and all the book titles are different... Isn't it fantastic? I mean, we all watch kind of the same things on tv, but when it comes to book there are SO MANY... It's just brilliant! This makes me so happy!

45 is a very good number... secretly it's my number too! :D

Date: 2017-01-08 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blakmagjick.livejournal.com
I'm totally going to go thru all the other answers and see if there is anything else I want to add to my to-read list...haha :)

Date: 2017-01-24 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigtogiba34.livejournal.com
I am doing the same thing Suzy!

Date: 2017-01-06 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dine7184.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment?
I don't read anything at the moment, I will probably start "miss peregrine's home for peculiar children" when I'm back at my place next week.
What is your favorite genre?
Everything but Crime, I guess.
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes. I sett it to 10 books since I never make my goal of 20 anyways... xD
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
1. L'instant présent by Guillaume Musso
2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
3. The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley
4. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
5. All You Need is Love (Green Mountain #1) by Marie Force

Date: 2017-01-07 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
I am interested in the miss peregrine's home for peculiar children series too! I tend to say away from YA books but that seems like something I would enjoy! Keep me posted!

Date: 2017-01-24 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigtogiba34.livejournal.com
I can tell you the movie was fantastic

Date: 2017-01-24 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
I saw the movie the other day and YES it was GOOD!!!

Date: 2017-01-07 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladypoe.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment? heartless by marissa meyer
What is your favorite genre? fantasy/sci fi
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? no, no i have not. i used to do it but i just don't have time anymore Dx
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016:
-the maze runner series by James Dashner
-Cinder by Marissa Meyer
-The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison (rachel morgan hnnG!)
-Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
-A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton (forever my favorite author)

Date: 2017-01-07 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
I really like Laurell K. Hamilton too! I read all the Anita Blake books! <3

Date: 2017-01-07 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladypoe.livejournal.com
I LOVE ANITA BLAKE OMG! and her Merry Gentry series is also really good. More sex but still good. I love how the magic is mixed in, the fae and sidhe are extravagant and how it all works either way for it.

Date: 2017-01-11 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blakmagjick.livejournal.com
Cinder...YAS! I love that whole series :)
And I totally bought the first book just cause the cover looked cool!

Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison is one of my faves toooo.

Good choices! :D

Date: 2017-01-24 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigtogiba34.livejournal.com
Saint Anything sounds good thanks for the rec
*butted in*

Date: 2017-01-24 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladypoe.livejournal.com
^^ butt in any time!

Date: 2017-01-07 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] touchofgr3y.livejournal.com
I just started a book about Julia Child - I think it's called The French Chef in America (written by a much younger relative). I enjoy reading non-fiction, memoir, and literary fiction best (but a good thriller is good by me too!). I set my goal at 50 again this year, though I'm honestly hoping to make it to where I was the past two years - at 69 (getting to 70 would be even better!).

Date: 2017-01-07 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
Wow 70 books! Impressive!!! :)

Date: 2017-01-07 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qwentoozla.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment?
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
What is your favorite genre?
Fantasy/sci fi.
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
I've also set my goal for 30 this year, and I read 40 last year! This year I'm planning to do some rereading so I didn't want to set my goal too high.
Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
-Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
-The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
-Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
-The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
-Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Date: 2017-01-07 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
I didn't want to set my goal too high.
Same here.. :)

I'm going to check these books out! Thanks!

Date: 2017-01-07 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment?
I'm not reading anything at the moment, but I recently read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows.

What is your favorite genre?
Creative nonfiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and historical.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes. I set it to 50 books usually, and I'm going to meet that goal!

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
1. Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee
2. One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
3. Beloved by Toni Morrison
4. Out by Natsuo Kirino
5. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki

Date: 2017-01-07 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
50 books is a great goal!:)

The books you mentioned sound interesting! I might snag some of them :) (I am very attracted by titles and covers)

Date: 2017-01-07 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rogueslayer452.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment?
I haven't started it yet, but the next thing on my list is Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Rampo Edogawa.

What is your favorite genre?
I tend to gravitate towards horror/crime thrillers/mysteries more than anything else. Horror is my favorite genre in all mediums, so this is definitely why.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
I mentioned this in my recent post, but I'm going for completing at least five books. If I do more, then that would be fantastic. But as a slow reader I need to not make a list of books too high otherwise I'll just say "fuck it" and crap out earlier. Set the bar low, for now.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
I (sadly) only completed two books last year, but I really enjoyed Revenge by Yoko Ogawa. Dark, twisted, chilling, and fantastic.

Date: 2017-01-07 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
My hubby is a slow reader too, but he always say that he loves spending time with a book! He tends to read a few pages every day and really enjoys the stories... I need to know more so I finish a book in less than a week... But then I end up missing that book because i feel like I haven't spend enough time with it! So I think it's good to be a slow reader!!

Date: 2017-01-07 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crinkle.livejournal.com
It's really sad, I don't understand why people feel the need to do that :(

Anyways, books...

What are you reading at the moment? A Game of Thrones
What is your favorite genre? Crime novels
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? Not this year
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
Haha, I only read half a book in 2016 :x

Date: 2017-01-07 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imagine-peace.livejournal.com
I heard about that, terrible. :(

What are you reading at the moment?
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan. I'm almost done, and it's very good.

What is your favorite genre?
Historical fiction, probably. And biographies.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes! It's 10 books I think, or 11.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
I don't think I enjoyed five....

Date: 2017-01-07 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
Terrible indeed!

High five for historical fiction lovers!

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy at least 5 books this year!!! I read so many good historical fictions... The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo was very good, as well as The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin (the creator of the TV show Victoria and she now also wrote the book)

Date: 2017-01-08 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imagine-peace.livejournal.com
:D

Yeah, most books were just blah last year. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (the first book) was good though.

Date: 2017-01-07 09:31 am (UTC)
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Date: 2017-01-07 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verdande-mi.livejournal.com
I'm choosing to focus on the books. Terrible news make me :(

What are you reading at the moment?

I’m reading a few different books at the moment, the one I have the most focus on (because I am reading it for my upcoming exam) is a book about multiculturalism in schools and not knowing the language of the country you’re in. It’s very interesting and more so, well written and easily accessible for an academic book. I’m not that far into it yet, but I already know it will be wonderful read. I’m learning a lot too and it makes me think of and see things I haven’t before.

What is your favorite genre?

Fantasy, historic fiction and contemporary. Some poetry too, oh and in general history, mythology and social science stuff.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?

Perhaps my goal can be to make an account. I am not exactly sure if I need one, I already keep track of what I read here…I plan on reading more than 36 books though, as that was the amount of books I manage to read in 2016.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016:

All the books I read about the late Norwegian King Haakon VII – so much history, I loved the things I already knew and seeing that in a different light and I loved learning stuff I did not know.

On Fairy-stories and Unfinished tales – two Tolkien books I loved, about storytelling and fairy tales and the last one is full of stories set within his large mythology he never finished. I loved both.

Til Vestisen - like getting kicked in the stomach, but so worth reading. Never a word too much, intense and quite brutal without being explicit.

Date: 2017-01-07 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
Yes let's talk about the books! Mine was sort of un update to say it happened and I am fine! I don't want t think about it either to be honest :(

It sounds like a wonderful read!!!

We like the same kind of book (as I figured out by your book reviews) so I am very interested in your opinions!

You should make a goodreads account... It is very fun and organized! You should give it a try!

Date: 2017-01-07 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moongirl24.livejournal.com
When I heard about the shooting in Fort Lauderdale I immediately thought of you, but I was pretty sure you weren't traveling so I figured were okay. It's awful though ♥

What are you reading at the moment?
I'm actually reading an Italian book, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante! And I'm enjoying it a lot :)

What is your favorite genre?
Crime & mystery, fantasy, LGBT+ etc.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes! My goal for the year is 12 books.

Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
My favorites were Fangirl and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Frelseren by Jo Nesbø, Journal 64 by Jussi Adler-Olsen and Blodleie by Johan Theorin :)

Date: 2017-01-07 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
Thank you for thinking of me <3 Yes I wasn't traveling and no one I knew was... A former colleague was coming in but through Miami thankfully! I always go through Miami because of less connections and because I can take an uber ride home for 35$... But We always go to Ft Lauderdale Airport to rent cars! It's so awful! :(

Taking notes of the books you liked... I'm always looking for new books! Elena Ferrnate sounds familiar... Is she the author of the Neapolitan Novels... I think I saw her name at the book store and I was very pleased to see an italian author here!!!

Date: 2017-01-07 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moongirl24.livejournal.com
Yes, she is! The book I'm reading is the first of the four books, and I already have two of the other books waiting on my bookshelf. You should check them out :)

Date: 2017-01-07 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
I definitely should! Keep me posted on your progresses! :D

Date: 2017-01-07 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] favoritexrecord.livejournal.com
It's so scary and sad what happened at the airport. Those poor people, I can't even imagine.

What are you reading at the moment?
Landlines by Rainbow Rowell. I like it so far, but I don't think it will make my favorites list. It's cute and enjoyable enough, though.

What is your favorite genre?
Pretty much anything young adult.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes, 20 books. I didn't make that goal last year, but hopefully i can this year!

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
01. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
02. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
03. For The Record by Charlotte Huang
04. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
05. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Date: 2017-01-07 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
Yes it's terrible! :( I can't believe it happened! Poor people! :(

I'm sure you're going to make it! :)

Me Before You is the only book that was read by someone else here and it was in the top 5 list... I might have to read it! I didn't see the movie so I should read the book! <3

Date: 2017-01-07 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] favoritexrecord.livejournal.com
It was a really good book! I still need to watch the movie, I bought the DVD on Black Friday for like $5.

Date: 2017-01-07 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nila-rena.livejournal.com
I'm glad you and everyone you love is allright. *hugs* As soon as I heard about it I thought of you.

Date: 2017-01-07 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cielamara.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment? "A Thousand Nights" by E.K. Johnston.

What is your favorite genre? Magical realism, chick lit, romance, fantasy, historical fiction.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? So I initially said I hadn't done this, but when I went to pull up Goodreads to sort through the books I read last year to answer the bonus question, there it was, daring me to set a goal. So I set my goal--I read 86 or so new books in 2016 (and reread several old beloveds--probably to the tune of 110-125 total). Therefore, my goal for 2017 is 100 new ones.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
"The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
"Seven Miles of Steel Thistles" by Katherine Langrish.
"Princesses Behaving Badly" by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie.
"Menagerie" by Rachel Vincent.
"Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin.

I feel like this list really kinda encapsulates who I am as a person, tbh.

Date: 2017-01-08 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildfeathers.livejournal.com
Its sickening me with all the terror lately. Im honestly too scared to think about how the future looks *HUGS* <3

Date: 2017-01-08 04:17 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xfirefly9x.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment? A few graphic novels I got from the library. Two of them are about Spike (Angel), another is Illyria (Angel), and there are two Hawkeye ones.
What is your favorite genre? Sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? 25 books

Date: 2017-01-08 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] batmarg.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment?
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein. I figured Koontz was a good author to ease back into recreational reading with

What is your favorite genre?
I have more of an appreciation for British classics than anything. Fun-wise, I liked the detective style urban fantasies. I also like scifi, fantasy, & horror. Romance on occasion.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Haven't done the goodreads goals. I actually need to remember my goodreads password...
I've set a personal goal of 12. I got way out of the habit of books & 1 a month should be doable.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
Yeah, failed at reading.

Date: 2017-01-10 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frelling-tralk.livejournal.com
I'm currently reading Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong, and my book goal is 30 for this year, but we'll see how it goes lol. I might be being a bit optimistic, I usually read around 20-25 books in a year

Oh and my fav books from last year were probably A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey, Follow You Home By Mark Edwards, and The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson
Edited Date: 2017-01-10 05:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-11 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
I read two books by KA, both from the "Women of the Otherworld" series... I read Bitten and Stolen! I really like the author!

Going checking out the books you listed! Thanks for sharing!!!

Date: 2017-01-11 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frelling-tralk.livejournal.com
That's actually the series that Forsaken is based on as well, it's a novella with Elena, Clay, and the pack :) I'm a big fan of those characters!

Date: 2017-01-11 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
I really like them too! :D

Date: 2017-01-24 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigtogiba34.livejournal.com
What are you reading at the moment?
I just started "The Lincoln Myth" by Steve Berry
What is your favorite genre?
Historical Fiction
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
I did not set one this year I am still angry that I just made my goal last year this year I am just going to read at my leisure and not feel any pressure to finish a certain amount of books in any amount of time.
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
"Throne of Glass" Sarah Maas
"The Nest" Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
"Red Queen" Victoria Aveyard
"CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why Us Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK" by Nolan Patrick
"The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsay Stirling

Date: 2017-01-24 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erychan86.livejournal.com
"The Nest" Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

It's in my to-read list... We have a lot of books in common!

"The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsay Stirling

I love Lindsay's music <3

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