Hello & happy Wednesday, my friends! I hope you’ve all been having a great week. I’m doing a tag today and I’m quite excited about this one 🙂
I was tagged by Mara @ Across the Books to do the Bookish A-Z survey. Mara is such a sweet person and an excellent blogger. Plus her site has the absolute cutest design!! Thank you so much for the tag Mara, I appreciate it❤️
A- Author you’ve read the most books from
I went on Goodreads to figure this out and it’s… Jennifer L. Armentrout?? I was confused because I don’t really consider her a favorite. But I guess it makes sense because a few years ago I read all of her Lux series (these were pretty bad), her Covenant series (these were better), and a few standalones, making it a grand total of 14 books by her.
B- Best sequel ever
I was trying to think of a sequel, like strictly the second book in a series, and I think I’m going to go with Catching Fire. This one was my fave of the THG series. Also I had to resist saying Vengeful for this answer because I’m not even halfway done but WOW I think that’ll actually end up being the best sequel I’ve read.
C- Currently reading
Okay but WHY ARE THESE COVERS SO SIMILAR? This was unplanned. I’m kinda digging the black & red theme though. Anyway I was in the middle of reading Solitaire by Alice Oseman, but then Vengeful came out so I had to drop everything I was doing to read it. I’m going to come back to Solitaire later lol.
D- Drink of choice while reading
Well I never thought I’d say this, but tea. You guys, why did I spend so many years hating on tea? I never realized how many different variations and flavors there were, so I just started trying them all within the last month. Now it’s all I drink while reading. Favorite type so far: Baked Cinnamon Apple. I am here for the FALL VIBES.
E- E-reader or physical book?
I like both. I mean if I had to choose, I’d prefer a physical book, but e-readers have grown on me over the years. Especially because there’s lots of ebook deals, which is always a plus.
F- Fictional Character You Would’ve Dated In High School
I didn’t date anyone in high school, but I was massively in love with Will Herondale back then (and lets be real, I still am).
G- Glad you gave this book a chance
I was very skeptical to read this because I never was a fan of fairytales tbh, especially Cinderella. I’m so very happy I decided to give Cinder a chance though because THIS was the perfect retelling. I love everything about it. The entire Lunar Chronicles series is now one of my favorites.❤️
H- Hidden gem book
Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson is the single most underhyped book I’ve ever read. Listen: it is literally about a guy who gets a job at craft store because he thinks it’s a good way to meet girls, but while he’s working there, he falls for another male employee instead. An m/m romance in a craft store, people!! It really exists, and it’s really as cute as it sounds.
I- Important moment in your reading life
A few months ago when I read Eliza and Her Monsters and it inspired me to join the online book community. I’m not even exaggerating when I say I’ve been the happiest I’ve been in a long time since I started blogging. Sorry for getting all sentimental, I just love you guys :’) Thank you for being so supportive and talking about books with me.❤️
J- Just finished
Oh sorry I’m about to get sentimental again, but Radio Silence CHANGED MY LIFE. This one hit me way harder than I expected and I’m thankful I randomly decided to pick it up last week. I should have my review of this up by soon, but I’m kinda nervous, because it’s definitely going to be a bit personal. Anyway I HIGHLY recommend this book. Highly.
K- Kinds of books I won’t read
Any of those adult mystery/thriller books. There’s so many and I just have zero interest.
L- Longest book you’ve read
Last October, I got caught up in the hype when this movie came out, so I decided to just go for it and read the book. It took me a month, but I read all 1,166 pages of It by Stephen King. Was it good? Sure. But was it the most unnecessarily dragged out book in existence? Most definitely.
M- Major book hangover because of
Oh, Shades of Magic, WHY did you have to come to an end and leave me in emotional turmoil? Yes, I am still in the midst of a book hangover from this series even though it’s been about a month since I finished it. It was just… it was… so good. I can’t wait to reread it one day, but I guess I must move on to other things for now. *sigh* I miss Red London.
N- Number of bookcases you own
Only one! But I should probably get a new one because it’s overflowing. I’ve been shoving way too many books on my desk shelves now and it’s all getting pretty chaotic.
O- One book you have read multiple times
What a classic. I think I’ve gone through The Lightning Thief at least 4 times, and it really never gets old. I’ve actually been tempted to pick it up again and read the whole PJO series before I finally get to Heroes of Olympus. We’ll seeee. 🙂
P- Preferred place to read
To me, there’s no better place to read than in bed in complete silence. Unless it’s raining, which somehow makes reading even better?
Q- Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you have read
This simple quote from Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of A Funny Story always inspires me when I’m having a bad mental health day:
“Things to do today:
1. Breathe in
2. Breathe out”
R- Reading regret
That I stopped reading fantasy books for a while! I was almost exclusively reading contemporary for ages. But now I’m out of this fantasy slump (yay!) and I’m ready to catch up on all the hyped series I’ve missed out on.
S- Series you started and need to finish
Lol I have so many unfinished series that I actually wrote a whole post about this last week, but the one I’ve been putting off for the longest time is The Raven Cycle. I’ve had The Raven King on my shelf just waiting to be read for over two years now. I neeeed to read it!
T- Three of your all-time favorite books
Carry On, Clockwork Princess, and History is All You Left Me are books I want to hug forever and ever and never let go. Even though the latter two emotionally destroyed me.
U- Unapologetic fangirl for
I’m going to steal Mara’s answer for this: Young Adult books!! I will always be an unapologetic fangirl for this genre, no matter how old I get. I’ve had friends in my life act like they’re somehow better now that they’re reading more “mature” books, but I’m still stuck on YA and I have no shame. It’s the absolute best.
V- Very excited for this release more than all the others
AHHHH I STILL CAN’T GET OVER IT. Honestly though I’m not convinced that Wayward Son is actually happening?? Like I must be in some kind of dream because a sequel to Carry On has been everything I’ve ever wanted. Also it really hurts that my most anticipated release doesn’t come out until 2020, but more Simon & Baz content will be worth the wait :’)
W- Worst Bookish habit
Sometimes… I read ahead. I KNOW this is so dumb but I just get so desperate to find out what happens that I start skimming the next few pages. Or even the ending. I’m the actual worst.
X- X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
I got way too excited when I started counting and #27 was freaking Clockwork Angel. I l o v e this book. Love. LOVE. I’ll always appreciate it for being the perfect debut of an all time favorite series, and of course, for introducing me to Will Herondale (I just really love him, okay?)
Y- Your latest book purchase
More Schwab, more Schwaaaab! I just bought City of Ghosts today and I’m so hyped to finally read it. I’m saving it for October because I’ve been catching up on other books and it also seems like a fitting month to read it.
Z- ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up way too late)
This is hard to answer because I tend to stay up later than I should every night reading, but A Very Large Expanse of Sea kept me up pretty late last week. There’s just something about Tahereh Mafi’s writing that made this one hard to put down.
Alright, that about wraps things up! Thank you again to Mara for the tag; this one was a whole lot of fun. 🙂 I’m going to tag these lovely people to do this next:
If I tagged you, I’d love to see your answers, but there’s no pressure to do it of course! And if I didn’t, please consider yourself tagged if you’d like to do this 🙂
Also I just wanted to say I’m really sorry I’ve been MIA on here for over a week. Aghh I was planning on posting a couple reviews, but I was struggling to write them and got stuck in a review slump. I’ve been working on those, and some other tags, and a few more fun things to post so I have no plans to disappear again lol. Thank you for understanding❤️
Enjoy the rest of your week, you guys! I’m off to go read Vengeful now because things are getting EXCITING.