My A-Z of Books

I have seen a number of these posts from fellow book bloggers (Bibliophile Book ClubRather Too Fond of Books and My Chestnut Reading Tree to name a few). I really enjoyed reading theirs so I thought I’d share mine!

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Easy, and without a shadow of a doubt it’s the Alex Cross series from James Patterson. There are 21 published to date, with a short story published next month and another instalment later this year.

Best sequel ever:

Best sequel ever is certainly a statement but I was really pleased with After You, the sequel to Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I was a bit dubious reading this one after the wonderful Me Before You and wasn’t sure it could keep the same sentiment but it did not disappoint (unlike Go Set a Watchman!).

Dont you cry coverCurrently reading:

Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica ahead of my stop on the blog tour which kicks off on Monday and it’s my stop on Friday, 20th.

Drink of choice whilst reading:

Usually a lovely cup of tea but occasionally a glass of wine in the garden on a nice summer’s day

e-reader or physical book:

I love the convenience of my Kindle but I do miss holding a book so I flit between the two.

Fictional character you probably would’ve dated in school:

I honestly cannot think of one – the only characters I can think of would’ve been far too old for me!

Glad you gave this book a chance:

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – previously I had tried to read this book a couple of times but just couldn’t get into it however at the end of last year I gave it another chance and this time I loved it.

Hidden Gem book:

The Shining by Stephen King – nowadays people associate The Shining with Jack Nicholson and whilst he is a brilliant Jack Torrance, the book is much better in a completely different way. The way in which the tension is built through the narrative is fantastic!

Important moment in your reading life:

Well I have two that I cannot decide between, firstly being the first person to read The Hobbit all the way at primary school and secondly reading To Kill A Mockingbird for my GCSE’s. I rarely re-read books however I have read this one so many times, it is my favourite all time book.

imageJust finished:

Psycho Sanitarium by Chet Williamson. Review will be up on the blog next week



Kind of books you won’t read:

I’m open to most genres but not keen on Erotica, just not for me as tend to find them just a bit corny!

Longest book you’ve ever read:

According to Goodreads it’s Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer with 756 pages

Major book hangover:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – oh my I was in a state after finishing that one (thankfully in the comfort of my home and not in public!) and I just couldn’t see how the next book was going to live up to it!

Number of bookcases you own:

i am limited to one full size and one skinny bookcase so I have books doubled up on shelves and have to streamline them. Sad to see books go but also nice to share the love 😊

One book you’ve read multiple times:

To Kill a Mockingbird – and the Winnie the Pooh and Beatrix Potter books as my 3 year old daughter is now beginning to love them

Preferred place to read:

I’m pretty much happy to read anywhere but I prefer reading in silence on a sofa (with a brew) – find it difficult to read if there’s a TV or radio on

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

Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. – To Kill a Mockingbird

Reading regret:

Not having enough time to read, plain and simple!

Series you started that you need to finish:

The Harry Potter books, I’ve read books 1 and 2, and have the remaining ones lined up on the shelf ready

TKAMThree of your all-time favourite books:

To Kill a Mockingbird, Memoirs of a Geisha and 11.22.63 (seen as I’ve got to limit to 3!)

Unapologetic fan girl for:

Angela Marsons – amazingly written novels with fabulous dark storylines, not your usual crime thrillers

Very excited for this release more than all others:

Play Dead by Angela Marsons – I only discovered this author and DI Kim Stone in December last year but I can’t get enough!

Worst bookish habit:

Buying a series before I’ve read the first one to see if I like it. Also finishing 1 book and then buying 5 more!

X marks the spot – start in the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book:

Revival by Stephen King, my gorgeous hardback with it’s blue sprayed edges

Your latest purchase:

Somewhere Inside of Happy by Anna McPartlin and The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons

11.22.63Zzzz snatcher book (the book that kept you up way too late):

Too many books do this but 11.22.63 was amazing, such a tome of a book but well worth it.

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