The Finished Book Tag


So I’ve become a bit addicted to tags so hey here’s another one.

I first saw this tag over on Olive from A Book Olive’s channel but it was first created by Headless Books.

Now onto the questions!



Do you keep a list of the books you have read?


Yes I do. My main list is on goodreads but I also keep an Excel spreadsheet for the books I read in a year, to help keep track of trends in my reading.


If you record stats, what stats do you record?


There are a few things that I record and they are:

  • Page Numbers
  • Genre
  • Standalone or series
  • What country the author is from
  • Reading format
  • Publish date

Mostly I record these for me to help track my reading. I’m a big mood reader so it’s always interesting to see the trends.


Do you give star ratings for books and if so, what do you score books out of and how do you come about this score?


I give a star ratings from 1 to 5 stars, including half stars. I generally don’t give a lot of 1 – 2.5 stars because I do DNF books.

1 star – Hated it. There is nothing redeemable about this book. Waste of time

1.5 stars – Didn’t like it. There is normally one element of the book I enjoyed. For example the writing style, characterisation.

2 stars – Meh. I don’t really have any feeling towards the book.

2.5 stars – It was okay. Probably not a book I would go back to or read more from if it’s part of a series.

3 stars – Enjoyable read. Enjoyable reading experience. I didn’t love it and I didn’t dislike it.

3.5 stars – Pretty good. Generally one of those books that yeah there was some issues but didn’t detract from the reading experience. Would still recommend.

4 stars – Like it. Any flaws were relatively minor and/or did not detract significantly from the work.

4.5 stars – Really liked it. The story enriched me, and I have a variety of things that I can praise in a review, and I can find no real fault with them

5 stars – Love it. I adore this book with my being! I couldn’t put it down and can’t stop thinking about it.


Do you review books?


Sure do. I would like to get around to reviewing more books a month. I write mini reviews in each monthly wrap up and post 1-2 single book reviews a month. If you want to see a list of all the books I’ve currently reviewed, you can select the ‘Reviews’ tab in the menu.


Where do you put your finished books?

Anywhere I can fit them. If they have a place on my shelves I put them back. If they don’t currently have a spot on my shelves they joint the stacks of books floating around my room and study.  If I didn’t like the book and/or don’t think I’ll read it again, there’s a stack of books I have to donate.


How do you pick your next book?

With great difficulty 😂😂😂

But honestly, I’m a mood reader so I sometimes know exactly which one I want to read — the sequel if I’m reading a series. Otherwise I just stare at my shelves waiting for my interest to be peaked.


Do you have any other rituals for when you have finished a book?

I updated my Goodreads with the star rating. If a hardback book I put the dust jacket back on, put the book on my desk in a stack with the other books that I have finished that month. Also, I’ve started a reading journal, so now when I finished the book I jot down my thoughts on the book to help me with reviews and wrap ups.



That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know what your rituals are for when you finish a book. 

Until next time, happy reading!


2 thoughts on “The Finished Book Tag

  1. I wish I could be so organized! I am usually a few weeks behind on reviews 😅 our star ratings are about the same, I made specific shelved on goodreads, from 1 to 5 stars and in between another 4, 1-2 starts, 2-3 stars etc 🙂


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