I wanted to do something fun today, and I thought a tag would be perfect! The A to Z Survey was created several years ago by The Perpetual Page Turner, and it was a blast to answer! It gives you a little insight into who I am and what my tastes are. Enjoy!
HERE WE GO…
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Steve Berry. I love his mysteries, and Cotton Malone is one of my favorite literary characters.
Best Sequel Ever:
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I liked the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I didn’t overly love it. Although I much prefer Maas’s other series, I believe ACOMAF is her best work.
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coffee or wine, depending on the time of day, of course!
E–reader or Physical Book?
100% physical books! I basically only use my e-reader for e-ARCs.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (the whole series, really). I had a good friend recommend this series. To be more precise, she raved and repeatedly insisted until I bought the books. It just didn’t seem like something I’d enjoy. BUT, I adore this series — the characters made it for me!
Hidden Gem Book:
Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons. I used to be part of an online book club affiliated with a monthly subscription box, and through that I was introduced to several amazing Indie authors, including Heather. This is a Medusa retelling, and it is a star!
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
So, here’s my story…I liked reading as a kid! I remember checking out books constantly from the school library. When I got into high school then all through college, I hated being told what to read. There was a major shift between middle school and high school in the type of required reading being assigned in English class, and it ruined it for me. I am not knocking classic literature. It’s considered “classic” for a reason. It’s just not my thing. I also think that there are many contemporary books that teach similar lessons and are well written that wouldn’t have as negative an impact as a lot of classics on the relatively young readers being asked to study them. Honestly, although classic lit still isn’t my cup of tea, I might appreciate some of the treasured works more today than I did 10-20 years ago.
The happy part to this story…some time soon after I finished college, The Hunger Games was being adapted into film. I was at a movie with a friend when the trailer came on, and she swore the series was amazing. I went out and bought the first book and fell in love! I quickly returned to the bookstore and bought the rest of the series and binged it in a weekend. After I was done, I searched online for similar series and Legend by Marie Lu was recommended. I bought the whole thing and binged it, as well. To this day, the Legend series is one of my favorites!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Horror. What can I say, I’m a wuss! Also, despite being a big Romance fan, I won’t read Erotica. I like smut, but I don’t enjoy extremely explicit.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
HA! Good question. ACOMAF is probably up there.
Major book hangover because of:
Roar by Cora Carmack. I LOVE THIS BOOK! It was my only 5 star read for over a year! It breaks my heart that Cora has health issues to battle. The sequel, Rage, is still my most anticipated release, though.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
In my library, I have 2 tall bookshelves and 2 lower bookshelves. I also have a small bookshelf in my guest bedroom and miscellaneous piles of older books in my bedroom.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I didn’t reread until this year. My TBR is far too big for it, but I decided, with the help of audiobooks, that I should reread favorites!
*Note: If you’ve only seen the movie, do yourself a favor and read the book!
Preferred Place To Read:
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“You could rattle the stars…You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too.” – Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas
Let’s be real…there are SO many book quotes that inspire, but this one is numero uno for me! I volunteer with the American Cancer Society, and it’s one of those quotes that I think about to help motivate me to keep fighting for the cause.
SOME TIMES, I feel little pangs of regret for not reading a book/series sooner. Otherwise, I try not to put myself in a position to have reading regrets.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
TOO MANY! I have so many unfinished series on my shelves.
A little birdie told me something may be in the works with some other bloggers to help motivate people to slay their unfinished series. Keep an eye out here and on my social sites.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
In no particular order (because choosing a favorite book is like choosing a favorite child): The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Just call me MAAS TRASH! I love Sarah J. Maas, and I’d probably read the phone book if she wrote it.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Worst Bookish Habit:
Obviously, if I do something, I don’t think it’s that terrible. Something I do that others might think is a bad habit is reading hardcovers with the dust jacket on.
X Marks The Spot — Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Rush by Rachel Higginson.
Your latest book purchase:
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
I try really hard not to stay up crazy late anymore reading because of work (ugh, adulting!), but Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey had me reading with one eye open, fighting sleep.
That’s all folks! Let me know what you think in the comments. Everyone has their own opinions, and I’d love to know yours!