A-Z Bookish Survey
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Rachel Caine, undoubtedly! All 15 of the Morganville Vampires books (twice), as well as the Red Letter Days duology and a few of her Weather Warden series!
Best sequel ever:
The Raven King by Nora Sakavic. (yes, that other book called ‘The Raven King’) It’s the second book in the All for the Game trilogy and it completely blew me away. When I reviewed the first book I’d said it “had potential” – this completely fulfilled it.
Lost Boy by Christina Henry.
Drink of choice while reading:
Sorry to be boring, but it’s water. It’s basically all I drink, and as a clumsy person it’s the safest option to have around books!
E-reader or physical book?
I used to be pretty insistent on only having physical books, but this year I’ve been getting through a lot more ebooks. They’re more convenient and I read them a lot quicker, but nothing can top my love for a good ol’ paperback.
Fictional character you probably would’ve dated in high school:
I think I have to go with Claire Danvers from The Morganville Vampires series. She’s small, cute and nerdy (the holy trinity), and while I was reading the books I wanted to hang out with her so badly.
Glad you gave this book a chance:
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic. I wasn’t too keen on the idea of a sports book, but I was persuaded by all the positive Goodreads reviews and this trilogy is now among my favourites!
Hidden gem book:
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder! (And as a bonus, it has one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen.)
Important moment in your reading life:
Finding Goodreads! It got me to start writing book reviews, and now here I am, reading ARCs and running a blog!
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – 5 stars!
Kind of books you won’t read:
I really don’t like reading biographies or autobiographies. Just not my thing!
Longest book you’ve read:
IT by Stephen King at 1,116 pages! (I was 14 and it took me about a year.)
Major book hangover because of:
The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic. The ending of a trilogy, this book left me so hopelessly attached to the characters that I couldn’t pick up anything else for a while.
Number of bookcases you own:
Two. One filled to bursting with all my childhood books and cheap thrillers, and one with my more recent purchases that’s now being doubled stacked. I need more bookcases…
One book you’ve read multiple times:
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine. Currently at four full reads, with a lot of afternoons spent paging through my favourite scenes.
Preferred place to read:
Any comfortable seat near a window. I can’t sit still no matter where I am (such a fidgeter!) but being near a natural light source is a total must for me.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels:
It has to be this (utterly heartbreaking) one from They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera:
If we had our entire lives ahead of us I bet you’d get tired of me telling you how much I love you because I’m positive that’s the path we were heading on. But because we’re about to die, I want to say it as many times as I want – I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Forcing myself through the last half of A Clash of Kings three years after I started reading it. I should’ve just been brave enough to DNF this series.
Series you started and need to finish (all the books are out!)
I usually binge, so the Air Awakens series is the only one I’m partway through right now. Four books to go!
Three of your all-time favourite books:
Unapologetic fangirl for:
LGBTQ+ representation. When I find a book with good rep nothing can stop me shouting from the rooftops about it.
Very excited for this release (more than all the others!):
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. I squealed with excitement when I read about this in the acknowledgments for Obsidio! Can’t wait for more sci-fi antics from this author duo.
Worst bookish habit:
Not sure if this counts as a bad habit, but I always pull the same faces as the characters I’m reading about (eyebrow raise? frown? I’m doing it.) which must look really weird in public.
X marks the spot (start at the top left and pick the 27th book on your shelf):
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Your latest book purchase:
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, a present for my awesome bookish girlfriend (I’m totally gonna borrow it).
ZZZ-snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late):
History Is All You Left Me kept me up because 1) I needed to finish it, and 2) it’s pretty hard to sleep when you’re crying as hard as I was at this book.