I was tagged by the lovely Michelle from Book Adventures to do the A to Z book tag! This is actually a pretty cool tag, so I was really excited to do it. Side note: I haven’t been getting notifications from being tagged for some reason, so if you’ve tagged me in anything, let me know please! I’m not ignoring you, I swear (and it’s hard to keep up with all of the blogs). Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
Author you’ve read the most books from.
So there’s this awesome feature on Goodreads that lets you see which authors you’ve read the most. And I was thoroughly surprised to find out that my most read author is: Meg Cabot, with a total of 42 books read. That’s insane! Especially since I’ve reread at least half of them at some point. Clearly, I was a bit Cabot-obsessed in high school.
Best Sequel Ever.
This is probably a surprise to no one, but Golden Son by Pierce Brown. He took the amazingness of the first book, and exceeded it.
Well, since I found a copy of A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab a few days early at Barnes & Noble, I’ve dropped everything else to read it. (I’m also currently in the middle of Shadow & Bone, The Color Purple, A Brief History of Time, and War & Peace. Clearly, I will read pretty much anything.)
Drink of Choice While Reading.
Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Tea is also good.
E-reader or Physical Book.
While I have a big collection of ebooks, and do read on my iPad a lot, I will always love physical books more.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School.
Neville Longbottom. Always. I had a crush on him even before the movies came out. (But Matthew Lewis is perfect, too.)
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance.
I actually almost didn’t read the book I finished most recently: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, but it completely blew me away!
Hidden Gem Book.
Language of the Bear by Nathanael Green and Evan Ronan. I never would have discovered it had the author not contacted me, and I absolutely loved it! It’s completely different from what I usually read, but it ended up being one of my favorite books last year.
Important Moment in your Reading Life.
Honestly? Starting this blog. I never expected I’d meet so many awesome fellow readers and discover so many incredible books.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. And before that, You by Caroline Kepnes. Both excellent books!
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read.
Not a big fan of traditional romance books. I will occasionally read books like Outlander or Anna and the French Kiss, but for the most part, I’m not really into romance (particularly the mass market paperback kind – you know which ones I’m talking about).
Longest Book You’ve Read.
Interestingly, it’s The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer, coming in at a grand total of 1,248 pages (according to Goodreads – I can’t remember which edition I actually read). Though I’m hoping to exceed that this year with War and Peace – the translation I’m planning on reading is 1,424 pages.
Major book hangover because of.
I couldn’t read anything for a week after I finished Morning Star by Pierce Brown. That ending killed me. I’ve reread the last chapter at least eight times.
Number of Bookcases You Own.
Surprisingly, only one. But it’s a space issue, so I got the Kallax 4×4 unit from Ikea, which fits a lot of books. Mine’s two rows deep with books on top. And badly in need of reorganization.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times.
Other than the Harry Potter and Red Rising series, the only book I can think of that I’ve read multiple times is Pride and Prejudice.
Preferred Place To Read.
I don’t really have one at the moment. Just a comfortable chair, I guess. I can’t wait to get my own place and make a nice reading nook.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read.
“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” – Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I regret thinking I was too cool for the Percy Jackson series when I was in high school and they were being released. I’m really enjoying them now! (I also remember thinking they were Harry Potter knockoffs for some reason. Apparently I did not do my research back then.)
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series).
That would be the Percy Jackson series! I’ve read the first three – only two more to go!
Three of your all time favorite books.
1984 by George Orwell, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling. (Seriously, picking one HP book was really difficult. Just pretend I said all of them.)
Unapologetic Fangirl For.
Harry Potter. Red Rising. Sherlock Holmes. Pride and Prejudice.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others.
Pierce Brown’s new Iron Gold series. I need it!
Worst Bookish Habit.
I can kind of be a publisher snob sometimes. It’s such a bad habit, because there are so many great independently or self-published books out there.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book.
Ugh, my shelves are not organized that way. But I’ll try… And the result is not exciting at all: a colonial American history textbook from college. So that’s awesome. The next book is Tina Fey’s Bossypants if that helps (see, reorganization is badly needed).
Your latest book purchase.
I finally gave in and ordered the Brontë Vintage Classics, so Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late).
When the final Harry Potter book came out the summer after I graduated high school, I waited in line, got my copy at midnight, and then stayed up for another thirteen hours to finish it. Totally worth it.
I was right, this was a really fun tag! I’m tagging anyone who’d like to do it, because I can’t keep up with book tags anymore. Just link back to this post so I can read yours!