I saw this A – Z book tag over at Clare’s blog A Book and Tea and thought
I’d quite like to have a go and see what kind of a list I could come up with…
so here goes:
A: Author You’ve Read the Most Books From
Without a shadow of a doubt – that’s John Grisham
B: Best sequel ever
I haven’t read that many books in a series; only the Twilight series and John
Grisham’s Theodore Boone (oh and 50 Shades but let’s leave that there!).
Neither of which I’d say had the best sequel ever. I loved Twilight but
wasn’t massively struck with New Moon but did really enjoy Breaking Dawn
so if that counts that’s what I’ll say. However, it’s just been announced that Harper
Lee is releasing a sequel to the modern classic To Kill a Mockingbird –
can’t wait for that!
C: Currently reading
Eternally 21 by Linda Joffe Hull – am currently working on my Netgalley TBR
and this one had been on there the longest, figured it was time to read it!
D: Drink of choice while reading
Generally a milky coffee but sometimes tea
E: E-reader or physical book
E-readers have their time and place but I much prefer a physical book. I like to see
where I am, when the chapter finishes and how long’s left in the book
F: Fictional character you probably would’ve dated in high school
Would’ve loved a go at Edward Cullen from the Twilight series though in all
realism it probably would have been someone much more geeky (like Don Tillman
from The Rosie Project hee hee)
G: Glad you gave this book a chance
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – was one of our book club choices and
I really wasn’t looking forward to reading it but absolutely
loved it and its become one of my favourite reads.
H: A hidden gem book
A hidden gem is described as something which is extremely outstanding
and not many people may know about. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book
which not many people know about but I would recommend Memoirs of a Geisha by
Arthur Golden and Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann because these aren’t
current books but should be read.
I: Important moment in your reading life
Joining a book club and diversifying my reading
J: Just finished
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for book club
K: Kinds of books you won’t read
I don’t read horror books or any crime books that are too horrific or explicit that
they’ll play on my mind.
L: Longest book you’ve ever read
I had a go at Anna Karenina which was 800 pages long and I only got half way
through. The longest book I finished is A Time to Kill by John Grisham at 738 pages.
M: Major book hangover
One that sticks out amongst a few is More Than This by Patrick Ness – I
still can’t get my head around what actually happened but I loved reading it.
N: Number of bookcases you own
2 – which are full and the books are progressing onto the floor
O: One book you’ve read multiple times
My all time favourite book – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
P: Preferred place to read
Tucked up in bed
Q: Quote that inspires you or gives you all the feels
“You never really understand a person until you consider things
from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”
Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird
R: Reading regret
I don’t think I have any; perhaps not starting my blog earlier
S: Series that you’ve started and needed to finish
John Grisham’s Theodore Boone – need to read the last one
T: Three of your all time favorite books
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. A Time to Kill by John Grisham
3. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
U: Unapologetic fan girl
I’ll always champion John Grisham books as these are my favourite and whilst I appreciate
that he’s been involved in some controversy just lately on prison sentences for sex offenders
I can’t fault his writing or his novels; just his personal ethics but that’s not what we’re here for today.
I also have a new found love for Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites and More Than This by
Patrick Ness – I want to scream from the roof tops about these books.
And one last point – I do have a respect for the author of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, E.L James. Ok, ok, we all know they weren’t the best written books in the world but it just goes to show all you need is a good idea, pitched at the right time and you’ll never have to work again
(if you don’t want too!) which is exactly what she did – fair play to her I say!
V: Very excited for this release
Harper Lee’s long awaited sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird after a staggering 55 years
will be released in July this year.
W: Worst bookish habit
I do like to crack their spines – sorry!
X: X marks the spot pick the 27 book on your shelf
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
Y: Your latest book purchase
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Z: Zzz book that made you fall asleep
Some of our book club reads have come close – Binocular Vision, Anna Karenina, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Children Act didn’t do it for me unfortunately.
What would be your answers to the alphabet?
I don’t think it’s fair to tag certain blogs, some people don’t like these things or don’t have time.
If you do have a go, do come back and pop your link in the comments so I can check your answers out 🙂