This is a tag I saw circulate every so often and have always wanted to do it. Then I sat here with a complete mental block on what to post. I have YALC posts under construction but not completed then I found this and I was instantly inspired. So here is my A-Z Bookish Survey!- Enjoy 😊
Author you’ve read the most books from:
This would have to be, like most YA fans, Cassandra Clare. I have read 10 of her books which I did love at the time but now I have honestly out grown them. Despite this I think they are great, fun and addictive novels.
However, considering I am no longer a significant fan I feel my mass reading of J. K Rowling (no explanation needed), Teri Terry and Louise O’Neil deserve a special mention. Teri Terry- I was introduced to her by my friend and since then I have read, nearly, all of her books. Then Louise O’Neil I am genuinely obsessed! I count down the days for her next release! Each of her books creates such a meaningful and important message which always causes me to evaluate my own views on controversial issues.
Best Sequel Ever:
For me the judgement of a great sequel is whether you are desperate to read the following book and if you consider it to be better than book one. This would, without a doubt, be The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman. It made me fall further in love with the series and become absolutely desperate to read the final instalment.
I am currently reading many books in preparation for YALC. I was Born for this by Alice Oseman is the main focus.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
When I read I usually start with a drink, often black tea, and then forget about it. So, although I have one it is rarely finished.
E-Reader or Physical Book?
Absolutely a physical book. Recently I have started using the kindle app on my phone and have grown to enjoy it. But nothing beats reading from a physical book.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Genuinely, no idea.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Immediately when I read this I thought of City of Halves by Lucy Ingils. This was a book I received from the old Guardian Children’s Book Programme and thought the blurb screamed cliché. But I decided to give it a go. The best decision ever. I know the reviews of this are mixed, but I just love the historical context used it brings the city of London to life!
Hidden Gem Book:
The Red Queen series. They are popular but they also over the years have received a lot of dislike for the use of tropes. So why is it a hidden Gem? People fail to continue the books and miss the even better later books which are not just a typical YA fantasy.
Important Moment In Your Reading Life:
When I was read Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield. She was the first author I became obsessed with and did nothing but read her for months.
Unboxed by Non Pratt.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I won’t read books about witchcraft. Can’t explain I just never end up liking them.
Longest Book You’ve Ever Read:
Maybe a Harry Potter novel? I just don’t know because I have read many which are large but the font is bigger than lets say a book 100 pages shorter so its difficult to compare.
Major Book Hangover Because of:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. After reading this I was left bereft and I was lost for words. Just brilliant.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
4- One proper small one as my bedside table, a set of cubes which stack to be shelves, so I label this as two and outside by room I have cupboards where I use the top as one very long shelf. I also have the use of some shelves on some family book cases and some shelves at university.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
For this it would have to be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling. This is hands down my favourite of the series and I rarely re-read books; but this is the exception.
Preferred Place To Read:
In bed amongst a horde of cushions and a blanket.
Quote That Inspires You/Gives You All The Feels From A Book You’ve Read:
I don’t often remember quotes from books or relate to them. One I do remember is:
‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light’- Harry Potter
I don’t have any books I regret reading but I do have things I regret doing. Like, not reading more classics or recording my reads earlier.
Series You Started and Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
The Percy Jackson books. I need to finish them! I loved them, and they just kept getting better but I keep starting the fourth and then forgetting. So, by the end of 2018 I will finish them!
Three of your All-Time Favourite Books:
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
The third and final book in the Lady Helen series. I need to know how it ends! I was left with such a heart-breaking end I need closure.
Worst Bookish Habit:
I am very hot and cold with reading. I am either non-stop reading or just don’t read something I am desperate to change.
Your Latest Book Purchase:
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Asking For It by Lousie O’Neil
There it is a quick-fire round of bookish question which should help you get to know me better. So what is your worst bookish habit? Or a book you think I just need to read!?