The A-Z book tag

**Note – apologies to all who read this before I added back in the links to reviews that somehow disappeared when I posted this tag. The books which I’ve reviewed in the past for this blog should all be linked now!**

Author you’ve read the most books from:

This is a tricky one as there’s quite a few authors that would contend for this, which I’ve read before I ever started logging books on Goodreads. If I was going purely on my ‘read’ list on Goodreads then it’s very ‘chick-lit’ orientated with the top 3 being 1. Sophie Kinsella 2. Jenny Colgan 3. Marian Keyes but in reality I think it’s probably Peter James or Susan Hill.

Best Sequel Ever:

Hmm a lot of well-written crime series have great 2nd books in my opinion but to go in a completely different direction, The Rosie Effect was as brilliant as the first, maybe even better! See my review here.

Currently Reading:

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler- review to follow soon!

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Cup of Tea!

Ereader or Physical Book?

Both- I do LOVE holding an actual book, especially when it’s all nice and new, but most ARCs are in e-book format and I also often rent e-books online from the library and reading on my tablet. I enjoy reading both, e-books are very convenient to carry around especially if it’s a huge book!

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Errm I can’t really think of any character in particular- maybe Luke from the Shopoholic series? He’s the only character I can think of right not that is nice, handsome, patient and RICHHH (only joking)

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The Rosie Project was just brilliant- I wasn’t sure if it had just been over-hyped but it was great! As mentioned before, read my review of it here.

Hidden Gem Book:

Most of what I can think of that I read and really enjoyed has had a lot of attention in its own right, but The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan is probably the best ‘Hidden Gem Book’ as it’s not been published yet and was really great! Read my review here.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

The first proper book I ever read, and which got me hooked on reading (and probably accounted for my life-long love of mystery stories): The Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton. I wonder if today’s kids read any Blyton anymore or whether it’s just too dated now for them? I hope they do!

Just Finished:

The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey – review here.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I don’t really like cheesy romance/ erotica, unless it’s written really well!

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell at a whopping 1071 pages!

Major book hangover because of:

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes or The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris – I cried so much at both of these books!

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Only 1 unfortunately- we don’t have much room for multiple bookcases, I tend to borrow a lot of books from the library or get e-books to save space, and I give my books that I’ve read to other people or to charity once I’m done with them. If I had a massive house I’d love a library though!

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

The Harry Potter series; I grew up with them and re-read them all several times.

Preferred Place To Read:

At home, on the sofa, in my onesie!

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey was really touching and got me thinking (review here).

Reading Regret:

That I didn’t read more classics growing up- because for the last few years I’ve been loving more contemporary fiction loads, so haven’t really read many classics at all.

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

I started the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. I read #1 A Discovery of Witches a while ago, and really enjoyed it, so definitely should read the next two and see how they measure up. I should probably re-read A Discovery of Witches first though as I can’t remember too much of it now (I have SUCH a bad memory)!

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

This is SO HARD, especially as I can’t remember books I’ve read a long time ago and so if they’re not on my Goodreads list I’ve probably forgotten them which is a shame. I guess if I HAVE to pick: The Secret Keeper– Kate Morton, Me Before You– JoJo Moyes, Us– David Nicholls

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Peter James- I love his writing and I got to meet him at an author evening at Jarrold’s, where I used to work in the marketing department!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Whenever the next Cormoran Strike book comes out (series by Robert Galbraith, which is J.K.Rowling writing under a pseudonym). I have no idea when it’s out though… Read my review of the first 2 books here.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Having a stack of books at home that I really want to read, and say I will read, and POST ON HERE that I WILL read, and then seeing a great book in the library and not being able to resist getting that out and reading it first instead!

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson. Part of a fantastic trilogy.

Your latest book purchase:

Written in the Stars by Ali Harris- this was an impulse buy from The Works so I thought I’d give it a go!

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

I’m not a great sleeper so I tend to avoid reading right before bed-time as it keeps me too awake, so the last time I did do this it would have been Us by David Nicholls.

This book tag was first published years ago on Jamie’s brilliant blog, The Perpetual Page Turner: http://www.perpetualpageturner.com.

I don’t know many bloggers yet as I’m still relatively new to blogging, so I’ll probably leave tagging anyone but if you do this tag, please post a link in the comments below so I can read your answers, or just post your answers in there!

I’m also on Goodreads so please feel free to add me on there too! See my Goodreads profile.

Thanks!

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