Today I’m doing the A to Z Bookish Survey created by Jamie from perpetualpageturner.com. I decided to do this because I wanted to do something fun, as I’m currently a bit behind on writing reviews. What better way to get ahead than do something other than the stuff you ought to do, right?
A — Author you’ve read the most books from
Definitely Charlaine Harris. I’ve read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books, the Midnight, Texas series, the Harper Connelly series, and a couple of the Aurora Teagarden books. That comes to a total of 26 books and I plan on reading everything she comes out with. Also, if you didn’t know Midnight, Texas is now a TV show on NBC.
B — Best sequel ever
The Magician King by Lev Grossman is the best book in the series and I love it to bits.
C — Currently reading
Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey, the third book in The Expanse series. I really love this series so far, but I haven’t started the TV show yet.
D — Drink of choice while reading
Sparkling water or coke, I’m a Coca Cola fiend, Pepsi won’t do.
E — E-reader or physical book?
Oh the age old question of e-reader vs. physical book. I’m very torn on this subject, because I love both. Please don’t make me choose.
F — Fiction character you probably would have actually dated in high school
Dating in high school? Not me, that’s for sure. But if I had to choose a character I’d say Gansey from The Raven Cycle.
G — Glad you gave this book a chance
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. I despised it at first, but then I switched to the audiobook and now it’s one of my favorites.
H — Hidden gem book
The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland. It’s not nearly as popular or well known as Neil Gaiman’s rendition of the old norse myths, but it’s much better in my humble opinion.
I — Important moment in your reading life
Reading has gotten me through hard times, it still does. There have been certain times throughout my life, especially in the last five years, where I’ve used reading to escape my thoughts. Through reading, I’ve found refuge and I’ve found I’m not alone. While reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman I even cried a couple of times, because there on the page were words describing me and how I feel. I finally found the words to express something deeply imbedded in me that I hadn’t been able to properly phrase. Reading that whole series made me feel less alone, it helped in filling that emptiness that loomed over me.
J — Just finished
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. I need the second book right now.
K — Kinds of books you won’t read
Any kind of book that’s poorly written.
L — Longest book you’ve read
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss is 994 pages long and thereby the longest book I’ve read to date.
M — Major book hangover because of
Reading too many books too fast. I love reading, but sometimes it’s too much and I have to take a break.
N — Number of bookcases you own
I currently own five bookcases. I would like another, but I don’t have enough space for it at the moment.
O — One book you have read multiple times
I haven’t reread a lot because there are so many new (and old) books I want to read. But I want to reread The Name of the Wind before the end of the year.
P — Preferred place to read
I prefer sitting outside somewhere close to nature where it’s quiet. But I mostly get reading done while lying in bed or sitting in a comfy chair.
Q — Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read
I’ve already written a whole post about a few of my favorite quotes, but here is one that I also really like:
My library is an archive of longings.
– Susan Sontag
R — Reading regret
I don’t regret reading or not reading any books really.
S — Series you started and need to finish (completed series)
All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. I read A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night in the summer of 2015, and then never continued on to the third and final book, The Book of Life. I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, the second one was a lot better, but for some reason I never picked up the last one. The relationship between the main character and her mate is very possessive and I don’t like it at all, which is probably one of the reasons why The Book of Life remains unread on my shelf.
U — Unapologetic fangirl for
Quentin Coldwater from The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman. I’ve never related to a character as much as I relate to Q. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for him. It also doesn’t hurt that Jason Ralph, who plays Q in the TV adaptation, is very easy on the eyes.
V — Very excited for this release more than all the others
I’m very excited for a whole lot of books this fall. I’ve talked about a few of them in my mid-year book freak out tag, but I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Warcross by Marie Lu, so now I can’t wait to read it.
W — Worst bookish habit
Buying waaaaay too many books when I’m on vacation. I usually bring my kindle, but then still ending up buying all the books.
X — X marks the spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
Y — Your latest book purchase
I think it’s The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. The cover is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen all year.
Z — ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I got the audiobook in the early afternoon around the time it came out and didn’t stop listening until I finished it.