Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be posting my take on the “A-Z book tag”. I saw this post recently on my friend Katie’s blog @ Exploration of Creation (you can find her version here) and thought I’d give it a go myself! So, here goes…
A: Author you’ve read the most books from.
I’ve read the most books from author Jane Green: ‘Falling’, ‘Second Chance’, ‘Saving Grace’ and ‘Tempting Fate’.
B: Best sequel.
I’m not a big reader of series or sequels, so I don’t have much to go on here. But I’d have to say ‘Hidden Bodies’, which is the second instalment in Caroline Kepnes’ ‘YOU’ series. You can find my review for ‘Hidden Bodies’ here.
C: Currently reading.
I am currently reading ‘Anything You Do Say’ by Gillian McAllister in preparation for my participation in the blog tour on the 14th October (spoiler alert – I’m loving it so far!)
D: Drink of choice while reading.
My drink of choice whilst reading would usually be a coffee.
E: E-book or physical book?
Physical books, always. I used to own a Kindle and tried to get into reading E-books, but I just couldn’t do it. I love collecting physical books too much!
F: Fictional character you’d like to be friends with.
So many, I couldn’t possibly choose! I’d like to be friends with many of the female leads in the Psychological Thriller novels I read.
G: Glad you gave this book a chance.
‘The Natural Way Of Things’ by Charlotte Wood (full review here). This was a university read for my English Literature “Last Year’s Novels” module, and I didn’t have high hopes going into the book. But I’m so glad I gave it a go – I ended up adoring it!
H: Hidden gem of a book.
‘Baby Doll’ by Hollie Overton (full review here). I assumed this was just going to be a rip-off of Emma Donoghue’s ‘Room’, but I was definitely proven wrong! A fantastic read.
I: Important moment in your reading life.
Reading ‘The Shock Of The Fall’ by Nathan Filer, which is now my all-time favourite book. I was given this book as a gift for Christmas one year, and it really changed my outlook on life. It really fuelled my passion for reading once more.
J: Just finished.
‘The Woman Next Door’ by Yewande Omotoso. It was an okay read – I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads.
K: Kind of books you won’t read.
Fantasy, historical fiction, sci-fi, erotica, religious fiction.
L: Longest book you’ve read.
‘Middlemarch’ by George Eliot. I read this last year for my university English Literature “Victorian Literature” module. It was a difficult process – the book is over 800 pages long!
M: major book hangover because of…
‘Everything But The Truth’ by Gillian McAllister (full review here). This was the last book that I awarded 5 stars to, and since then I’ve been craving another fantastic thriller! Good job I’m currently reading her second book…
N: Number of bookcases you own.
I own one big bookcase and various shelving units to house my books on. You can read all about my bookshelves here.
O: One book you have read multiple times.
I’ve read ‘Jane Eyre’ a couple of times, as it’s my favourite Classic. However, I tend to not read books more than once – I’ve always got such a massive TBR pile that I tend to just move onto the next one!
P: Preferred place to read.
I love to read in bed each night before I go to sleep, but alternatively I like to relax on the sofa with a good book. I’ll read just about anywhere though!
Q: Quote that inspires you.
“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” – Jane Eyre.
R: Reading regret.
‘Paper Towns’ by John Green. I really disliked this, and wish I’d never have bothered!
S: Series you started and need to finish.
Helen Fields’ D.I. Callanach series. I read ‘Perfect Prey’ and loved it (you can find my full review here), so I definitely need to go back and read the first book in the series!
T: Three of your all-time favourite books.
In no particular order: ‘The Shock Of The Fall’ by Nathan Filer, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini and ‘I Let You Go’ by Clare Mackintosh.
U: Unapologetic fangirl for…
Paula Hawkins! I loved both ‘The Girl On The Train’ and ‘Into The Water’ (full review here), and I’ll always make sure I read any of her future books!
V: Very excited for this release more than all the others.
Possibly ‘The Wife’ by Alafair Burke. I don’t really keep up to date with future releases though!
W: Worst bookish habit.
Sometimes I’m not in the mood for a particular book and give up on it, and then it goes back on the shelf and is forgotten about!
X: X marks the spot: Book 27 from the top left of your shelf.
‘Second Time Around’ by Colette Caddle.
Y: Your latest book purchase.
‘The Ex’ by Alafair Burke.
Z: Zzz-snatcher – A book that kept you up way too late.
‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue. I was glued to this!
I’m not going to tag anyone in this, but if you would like to participate then feel free to and send me a link to your responses!
Happy reading 🙂