I was tagged on the A – Z Book tag by Becky’s Book Blog, and it looks pretty fun so I thought we’d give this one a go!
A – Author you have read the most books from.
I think this title belongs to Patricia Briggs! I’ve read 18 of her novels in both her Mercy Thompson series, and her Alpha & Omega series! After her, it’s probably Jim Butcher with the 15 of The Dresden Files books. And after him, it’s either Sarah J. Maas or Brandon Sanderson. If I like an author, I will read pretty much everything they put out. 🤷♀️
B – Best sequel ever.
C- Currently reading.
After uh…everything that’s happened in the last two weeks, I needed some nonsense. I joined Kindle Unlimited yesterday and downloaded a bunch of fantasy romance novels. Right now, I’m about 50% of the way through A Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kova. It’s not perfect, but I don’t need it to be. It’s the perfect escape.
D – Drink of choice.
Frigid, ice-cold water. Failing that, really cold Dr. Pepper or lemonade!
E – E-reader or physical book.
Aw, you guys know the answer to this one! It’s e-reader! My kindle and I have been together for three wonderful years. It has over 200 books on it, and while I still absolutely love it, it’s starting to slow down on me. It’s also scratched to hell. I think I might ask for an upgrade for Christmas, to be honest.
F – Fictional character you would have dated in high school.
I have a soft spot for funny guys, so I’m going to go with Fred or George Weasley from Harry Potter.
G – Glad you gave this book a chance.
Oh, this is very easy! Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas! This book was my very first foray into historical romance as a genre. It had been highly, highly recommended by authors I follow on Twitter, and one day I just decided to try it out. I credit this book with the reason I keep going back for more historical romances!
H – Hidden Gem.
I’m going to give this one to An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard. This book came out in 2017, and I haven’t seen anyone talk about it, ever! It’s an urban fantasy / dark academia type of book, with a stellar cast. It’s a fast read, and so, so much fun. I need more people to read it!
I – Important moment in your reading life.
Ha. I’ll give this to perusing the book fair in fourth grade, and picking up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I had always, always loved reading, but that book (and the subsequent series) really kicked something off for me. As much as I detest Rowling these days, I can’t discredit her for what her writing did for me.
J – Just finished.
I just finished up The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones! I really, really loved this one, and I hope more people will like it when it comes out. My review can be found here.
K – Kind of book you wont read.
Straight horror, or anything to do with cannibalism. I can’t handle it. I’m a whimp.
L – Longest book you’ve read.
Goodreads tells me that this title belongs to The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon, which sits at a nice 1,443 pages long. After that book, there’s Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson, which clocks in at 1,270 pages. Both are absolute chonky boys.
M – Major book hangover because of.
This definitely belongs to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. I finished reading this series, and couldn’t let go of the world and the characters, so I…immediately reread the series from the beginning again. That’s the only time I’ve ever done anything like that before.
N – Number of bookshelves you own.
One really, really big one in our living room! Not all that impressive, but I do have over 200 e-books, so that has to count for something.
O – One book you’ve read multiple times.
I’ll give this to Sabriel by Garth Nix. Since picking this one up in middle school, I’ve read it and it’s sequels countless times. My physical copy is pretty much falling apart.
P – Preferred place to read.
Pretty much anywhere — at my desk, in bed, in my recliner, outside in my Adirondack chair, wherever. As long as I’m semi-comfortable, I’m good.
Q – Quote that inspires you.
“Survival is insufficient.”
― Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
R – Reading regrets.
Another easy one. I regret spending any time on the From Blood and Ash series. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again…that series is awful.
S – Series you’ve started and need to finsh.
Eek. So many of these. The Cradle series by Will Wight, the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, the Crescent City series by Sarah J. Maas, the Veronica Speedwell novels by Deanna Raybourn, the Chronicles of St. Mary’s series by Jodi Taylor, the King of Scars duology by Leigh Bardugo, etc, etc.
T – Three of your all time favourite books.
It’s literally impossible for me to pick just three favorite books, so I went with books I haven’t mentioned yet in this tag that I absolutely love. The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness is an forever favorite, and the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson cannot be topped, and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon will always be a comfort read.
V – Very excited about this release.
I need everyone to preorder A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland, because it is the perfect mlm fantasy romance. It’s got conspiracies, it’s got longing, it’s got wonderful representation of anxiety, did I mention it’s got serious longing?
W – Worst bookish habit.
Copying Becky’s answer for this one and saying it’s me requesting way too many ARCs off Netgalley, not expecting to get them all, and then ending up getting them all approved. THEN ALL THE SUDDEN I HAVE 10+ BOOKS I HAVE TO GET TO. I mean, it’s a great problem to have, I suppose…
X – X marks the spot. Pick the 27th book from your top left shelf.
It’s my husband’s copy of Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan! That’s the eleventh book in the Wheel of Time series. I’ve only read up to the fifth book, The Shadow Rising, and then gave up because I got seriously bored. I might go back to the series eventually, but it’s not high up on my list!
Y – Your latest purchase.
Ha. Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers for my kiddo, who suddenly points at all the babies in all his other books.
Z – Z snatcher. Book that kept you up way too late.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. I had, had, had to know what was going to happen. I don’t usually stay up too late anymore, because who knows how much sleep the baby is going to grace us with, but this book made me stay up. WORTH IT.
I’m going to tag the following people, but if you’ve already done this one, no worries!