This survey was originally created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner. It looks like a lot of fun!!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
K.A. Applegate without a doubt. I read all of the Animorphs series, so that’s 50+ books. Even though many were ghostwritten, she still wrote over 30 herself. The second closest is Richelle Mead at 9, or Victoria Schwab also at 9 but only if you count re-reads.
Best Sequel Ever:
Uhhh this was hard to choose since I’ve read lot of series. I’m narrowing it down to second books, so I don’t have to put Harry Potter books. I’m going with The Dream Thieves, which I loved just as much as I loved The Raven Boys.
I’m writing this in advance, but I’m pretty sure I’ll still be reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy when this post goes up.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Water. I’m boring. I never drink coffee when I’m home and I never manage to finish my tea before it gets all cold and bitter.
E–reader or Physical Book?
I like to switch it up, but I looove reading on my phone after I’ve turned off the lights.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Tall, intense guys in the vein of Kell Maresh from A Darker Shade of Magic. Sans magic.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Clockwork Prince! I was underwhelmed by Clockwork Angel after the massive amount of hype this trilogy gets. By the end of the second book, I was sooo invested I ended up crying at 3am.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan! These books are so good. They’re gothic and have magic and good representation (the main character is part Japanese and there are queer side characters) and no one talks about them because they came out during the paranormal craze. Please read these books!!!
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
When I read Momo. I just remember being so utterly enthralled by the book when I was ten. One morning, I woke up early and everyone else on the house was asleep. I slipped out of my bed very quietly and went outside and curled up inside the car. I have no idea how long I was inside, but it must have been hours because it was noon when I went back inside. It’s one of my favorite memories ever.
Most recently, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. It’s a memoir about a botanist. It was a bit of disappointment to be honest. Although, it’s beautifully written at time (it has a chapter with David Copperfield quotes interspersed which I loved), I got bored with other sections. I don’t know if it was the book itself or the fact that I’m not used to reading non-fiction, but it was a three-star read for me.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Straight-up romance books are just not my thing. I always have trouble caring about the romance, even when I really like the couple. To read I whole book about that? I just don’t. See also: erotica.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin at 1177 pages. I read this when I was 14! I don’t know how I managed it.
Major book hangover because of:
The Raven King, hands down. I read the whole book the day it came out. When I was done, I couldn’t even sleep for the rest of the night.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
I have two shelves. Not bookshelves, just literally the two individual shelves. It’s a work in progress as I have over 150 books stacked up in those two shelves.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
I love re-reading, but I don’t it very often. That said, one book I’ve reread multiple time is The Secret History by Donna Tartt. If I, by accident, open the book on a random page, I will read it for hours. It hasn’t lost its magic even though I read it over two years ago.
Preferred Place To Read:
My bed, for sure. Though at my high school, there was this one hill where I would always go to read during my free periods.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“I am a Stark, yes, I can be brave.” – All the Sansa feels! (It’s from A Storm of Swords)
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” -From one of my favorite classics, A Tale of Two Cities
“What a strange constellation they all were.” – From The Raven King
Not having read The Infernal Devices as they first came out. Nineteen year old me loved those books, but they would have been my world at 13-14.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Earlier this year, I made a post about this. Right now though, my main concern is The Magicians Trilogy because I even own the final books. It’s just a matter of reading it.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Off the top of my head, and in no particular order: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
With the show airing, I can only think of both A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones (the latter with
a long list of caveats).
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
I’m terrible at keeping up with new releases… but I’m really looking forward to The Throne of Emberlain, aka the fourth book in the Gentleman Bastard series. It doesn’t even have a real release date cry with me.
Also forever waiting for The Winds of Winter, but I’ve lost all hope by now.
Worst Bookish Habit:
I ANNOTATE AND I DON’T EVER CARE. (Always with pencil though, and I would never dog ear a page, I’m not a monster.)
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, which coincidentally was one of my faves from last year. Also counting books with how haphazardly my shelves are currently arranged was a pain.
Your latest book purchase:
Oh boy, I order books in bulks to make use of the free shipping… This was my last haul:
The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, The Tenant of Windfall Hall by Anne Brontë, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. So everything from Adult to Middle Grade, and from classics to fantasy. Sums up my tastes pretty well. (Also I pre-ordered Turtles All the Way Down by John Green along with these books, but it obviously hasn’t been delivered)
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, because I didn’t mention this trilogy enough in this post apparently.