I’ve seen this book tag floating around for such a long time now but have never had the chance to do it myself! I found it while checking out Lois’s blog, Lois Reads here. I love a good book tag and this has been one of my favourites so far! I hope you enjoy the A-Z book tag!
An author you’ve Read the Most Books From
Probably Cassandra Clare because of the sheer amount of Shadowhunters books and I still haven’t gotten around to the Red Scrolls of Magic yet! A close second would probably be Maria V. Snyder.
Best Sequel Ever
I sound like a broken record but Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, I didn’t think anything would be able to live up to Illumiane but Gemina did a damned good job. I also want to give an honourable mention to Vengeful by V. Schwab because it was absolutely perfect. Vengeful is probably the best sequel but Gemina is my favourite.
I had planned to read something different but this morning I decided to read The Girl the Water Gave Back by Adrienne Young.
Drink of Choice Whilst Reading
I tend not to drink too much while I’m reading as I tend to do little and often usually but if I’m settling in for a long read I usually have a cold glass of squash but as it gets colder I’ll be breaking out the hot chocolate for sure.
E-Reader or Physical Book
I jump between both but tend to lean towards physical books, mainly because there’s just something about looking up at my bookshelves full of all my favourite books and the memories they hold. I do like that that if I finish a book at 3am I can just download it’s sequel on my kindle – I do not recommend this if you plan to sleep ever.
Fictional Character You Probably would have Actually Dated in High School
I feel like there would be many unrequited crushes on my part, Ari from Once and Future, Mia from Nevernight, Finn from Aurora Rising, Jace from City of Bones, Stormer from Jem and the Holograms and Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries. I feel like Simon Lewis from the Shadowhunter Chronicles would probably be the only one I might have actually dated with our similar nerdy interests.
Glad You Gave this Book a Chance
Gah! There have been SO many books I’ve read on a whim and absolutely loved so I refuse to pick one, The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman, Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, Adrift by Rob Boffard and Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy.
Hidden Gem Book
Sanctuary by V.V James, it’s not really that hidden anymore, especially after it was the book in the Illumicrate box last month but when I read it months ago I was so happy to have found it when I wasn’t looking for it.
Important Moment in your Reading Life
When I read The Two Princesses of Barremare when I was (a lot) younger, for the first time and I fell head over heels in love with the characters, I felt so immersed in their world and they felt like real people to me when I was younger and I really think that Addie facing her fears helped me in some ways to become who I am today.
I finished Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff last night and I am…wrecked.
Kind of Books you Won’t Read
I don’t like super heavy adult books and I’m not comfortable reading anything that features miscarriage.
Longest Book you’ve Read
I’m fairly certain this is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at 734 pages but with A Discovery of Witches coming a close second at 688 pages. I don’t really read a lot of long books.
Scrap this, I just double-checked and actually, Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassie Clare was the longest book I’ve read at 912 pages. Ouch.
Major Book Hangover because of
The only one I can really think of was after I read Lord of Shadows by Cassie Clare. The ending wrecked me and I think I was just a little burnt out after reading a couple of huge books in a row, I didn’t read for almost three months.
Number of Bookcases you Own
There are two small bookcases in our hallway filled mostly with Manga and I have another four in our bedroom, one of which is only half-sized and mostly contains video games.
One Book You’ve Read Multiple Times
I haven’t reread a lot of books lately, I used to reread The Hobbit every year but it’s been a little while now and I just haven’t found the time to get back to it, that and I have so many great new books to read that I don’t feel like I could justify it. I do however listen to audiobooks before bed quite often and I always pick ones I’ve read/heard before so that I can actually get to sleep. The most popular is either Illuminae, Gemina or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them because I adore Eddie Redmayne reading it.
Preferred Place to Read
I love to read on my comfy sofa in our bedroom! I’ve made my own little reading nook which is also where I film my YouTube videos on our old sofa that we were going to get rid of because it had a rip in it but it was too comfy and I couldn’t part with it so I just have a blanket covering it and it’s all good! I do also tend to read in/on my bed quite a lot too.
Quote that Inspires You
It’s probably a strange one and there are a lot of great quotes out there that I also love but this one has always stuck with me from Warm Bodies by Issac Marrion. It reminds me to speak up, whether for others or myself I don’t want to be silent either in my words or my actions and I will keep on going.
“I long for exclamation marks, but I’m drowning in ellipses.”
I wish I hadn’t stopped reading. It was really only a few years but I can’t help at despair at all the books I could have read in that time and all the great books I missed. Still, I came back and that’s what matters.
Series You Started but Need to Finish
Six of Crows I guess? I got about halfway through the first book and had to get another book read for a blog tour but haven’t got back to it yet.
Three of Your All-Time Favourite Books
- The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
- Illuminae by Jay Kristoff
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Unapologetic Fangirl for
Lauren James, she’s an absolute instabuy author for me and I have yet to read one of her books that I haven’t adored.
Very Excited for this Release More than Others
Darkdawn. I am both excited and terrified to be honest. I NEED ANSWERS.
Also Queen of Nothing. I hate to be so predictable but eh.
Requesting or accepting books to review when I already have a ton to read. I’ll go to check a release date or something on Netgalley and end up requesting books because I’m a narcissistic idiot. It’s the same when I receive emails from publishers, I see a book I just KNOW I would love and would kick myself for not requesting and then it sits on my shelves forever. I’m trying to get through my backlog now.
X Marks the Spot – the 27th Book on Your Shelf
This is Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I loved this book so much, it was the first Laini Taylor book I’d ever read and her prose is absolutely poetic. This was my second book from Fairy Loot too so it has the blue-stained edges and is signed and personalised to me after I met Laini a couple of years back at YALC.
Your Latest Book Purchase
Technically it was the Goldsborough edition of Darkdawn I guess? It won’t arrive until mid-September but I ordered it yesterday when a few extras went up for sale. Before that, I brought books at YALC and can’t remember which one I brought last.
I stayed up until 4am reading The Quiet at The End of The World after hitting a plot twist at around 2:30am. It was worth it but I do not recommend it if you have a dependent child waking you up at 6am.
I hope you enjoyed the A-Z book tag! This has given me an idea for a simialr book tag myself but with a twist so keep your eyes peeled for that coming soon! I won’t tag anyone in particualr but you’d like to take part feel free and make sure to let me know so I can check out your answers!