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A-Z Bookish Survey

A-Z Bookish Survey

I haven’t done a tag in a while and when Hollie @hollieblog tagged me in this one, I knew it was going to be too fun to miss.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

According to Goodreads it’s Tite Kubo, the mangaka of Bleach.

Best Sequel Ever:

That’s a tough one, but I’d go with either ACOMAF (which was undoubtedly the best book in the series for me), or A Gathering of Shadows

Currently Reading:

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross
Hero At The Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Tea. Always tea.

E-reader or Physical Book?

I recently got a new phone that actually has the storage space and battery life to allow me to read e-books on my phone and I’m finding it a little bit revolutionary. Having said that, the answer will always be physical books.

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

I would have totally dated Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi. He’s such a soft boy, and is thoughtful and understanding, as well as a feminist. Plus, if he took me to a book-themed restaurant, like he does with Dimple, I would probably have had to lie down in wonder.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls at YALC in 2017 and I’m so glad I picked it up. It’s a historical fiction novel about women’s emancipation and fighting for the vote before and during WWI, and it contains a f/f relationship that was a joy to read.

Hidden Gem Book:

I read The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes last year and it. was. amazing. It’s an enthralling mystery spread over multiple decades and generations and features one of the best friendships between a boy and a girl that I’ve read in ages. Cannot recommend it enough.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When I finished A Conjuring of Light in 2017. I sat on my bed and cried because it had such a perfect, fulfilling ending. It had been the most stunning series I’d ever read and had made me feel so much for the characters and world and I had finally come to the end of it. And I was both overjoyed by the way it had ended and incredibly, inconsolably sad that I’d never get to read it for the first time again.

Just Finished:

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I don’t tend to read adult contemporary romance novels and crime thrillers, not because I don’t think I’d like them, they just don’t excite me as much as other genres.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

I read Middlemarch at university and that was 904 pages. It could have been 504 pages and would have been better for it to be honest. *massages temples* I’ve also started A Storm of Swords, which is 1177 pages in total, but I’ve only read part 1 and the first half of part 2 so I this doesn’t count (yet).

Major book hangover because of:

A Conjuring of Light almost gave me a complete book hangover because it was incredible and I felt like no other book was ever going to live up to it. I had reached peak book. But thankfully the feeling didn’t persist for too long and I was able to start reading other books soon after.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Two, but this would probably be four if my parents would allow it.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

I rarely re-read books because I have so many to get to, but I re-read manga frequently because it’s shorter and I swear I’ve read Bleach volumes 19 and 20 about 7483747 times. They’re iconic. I’m definitely planning on re-reading the Shades of Magic trilogy this year though because it’s my fave.

Preferred Place To Read:

I’ll read anywhere, but I like sitting on our sofas. They’re new and chunky and I can snuggle into a corner with a book for hours.

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

“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”

~ V. E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic

Reading Regret:

Haha, Zenith. *sigh* If you want to know why, go and have a nose at my review.

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

Snow Like Ashes, Graceling *cries*, and The Sin Eater’s Daughter are some of my more shameful unfinished trilogies. For Graceling, I only need to read Bitterblue, but for the others I need to read the final two books, whoops. I also need to read the final book in The Mortal Instruments series, but at this point, I just want to move on to Lady Midnight.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

First of all, how dare you because it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to three. Second of all:

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (and the entire trilogy, basically)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak

I basically had to shut my eyes and choose at random for these, because there are so many other books that I adore. But nonetheless, these are some of my most loved books.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

My most anticipated release for 2018 is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I need it in my eyes, now.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Reading 3+ books at once and gradually putting one of them aside and eventually just stopping reading it. Thankfully, I no longer do this, because I’ve started making myself read only one book at a time (or one paperback and one ebook on my phone) but I used to be terrible for not finishing a book because I’d started too many others.

Your latest book purchase:

I went to see Alwyn Hamilton in conversation with Mariam Khan earlier this week, and I bought her newest book (and the third in her Rebel trilogy) Hero At The Fall. At the end of the event, because Alwyn is a sweetie, she did a signing and I got it signed and personalised. ❤

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

Vicious kept me awake when I read it because there were so many subtle twists and sub-plots that just HAD to know what was coming next.


If they’d like to do this, I’m going to tag the lovely:

Lois @MyMidnightMusing

Darque Dreamer Reads

Bec @Bec’s Books

Beth @TheReader’sCorner

If want to do the tag too, feel free to drop me a link me to it!

Until next time 2

13 thoughts on “A-Z Bookish Survey

  1. Every time you talk about the Shades of Magic trilogy, it makes me want to read it so badly! I think I’m going to HAVE to buy a copy next time I’m at a bookshop and get started, because it honestly sounds like such an amazing series!

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