I haven’t actually been tagged in this, but I thought it was a great way for people to get to know me better and what my reading habits and favourite books are etc.
The tag originated from Jen Campbell, which you can watch here. Enjoy my A-Z…
A. Author you’ve read the most books from:
Just looking at what I’ve read in the last 4 years, I haven’t really read loads from one particular author. I would probably say Nick Hornby.
B. Best Sequel Ever:
The Girl in the Tower, Kathryn Arden. A lot of people prefer The Bear and the Nightingale but I adored Arden’s second book in the series.
C. Currently Reading:
The Day of the Triffids by John Windham
D. Drink of Choice While Reading:
Whatever I feel like at the time normally just a blackcurrant squash. I like to live life on the edge whilst reading.
E. E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical 99% of the time. I used to be very anti e-reader, my dissertation at uni was discussing if in time technology would change the way we read and would it eventually be the demise of books. However, I do have books on my phone now mainly to read whilst commuting and normally what I call ‘easy reads’ or ‘trashy’ books.
F. Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye. He’s odd but kind of my type and I imagine him to be good looking.
G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari. A lot of people were talking about this book and the previous book Sapians, I saw it in every bookstore and supermarket so one day I picked it up and read the the blurb, I instantly thought this sounds so interesting but my gawd I’ll never understand half of this. But I did and I loved it! I loved the way it was written and his ideas really fascinating and I literally couldn’t put it down!
H. Hidden Gem Book:
The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless. Most people have read Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, but not many have read Carine Candles account of why her brother Chris McCandles gave all his money to charity and lived in the Alaskan wilderness for years. Her account is gritty, emotional and beautifully written. If you are interested in Chris McCandles or like reading Memoirs this book is amazing.
I. Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Reading Pride & Prejudice. My mum got me into this and the BBC TV series. I had never really read a classic before but I absolutely loved it and from there I really found my love for the classics and modern classics, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Tess of the
D’ Urbervilles, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, the list goes on.
J. Just Finished:
Based on a True Story by Delphine De Vigan. Loved it and will be writing a review this week. So watch this space!
K. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Romancey “mum books” not my thing at all, normally badly written and dull.
L. Longest Book You’ve Read:
I’m not too sure maybe Michael Chambon’s Kavalier & Clay 639pgs (I think)
M. Major book hangover because of:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I only read this because it was given to me as a present but my god what an amazing book! So emotional, different and well written.
N. Number of Bookcases You Own:
2 one in my room which was handmade by my Great Uncle and one in the garage which is HUGE, wooden and grey but is staying put until I move out.
O. One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
P. Preferred Place To Read:
In my bed snuggled in the duvet, I do a lot of my reading before I sleep or in the mornings, plus my bed is the comfiest place in the world! Obviously.
Q. Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“Dont ever tell anybody anything, if you do you start missing everyone” Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye
R. Reading Regret:
Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. This was the book club book in January I didn’t like it at ALL but stuck with it until the bitter end and I wish i just gave up it was terrible.
S. Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
I’ve started a lot of series books but all of them have more books to come out.
T. Three of your All-Time Favourite Books:
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Great Gatsby By F Scott Fitzgerald
U. Unapologetic Fangirl
I don’t think I am a fangirl of anything… just a fan of books ha!
V. Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Katrhyn Arden’s Winternight Trilogy. The first two books were amazing!
W. Worst Bookish Habit:
Continuing to buy books when I still have books on my shelf that have been there for years unread.
X. X marks the spot. Pick the 27th book from the top left shelf:
The Beach by Alex Garland
Y. Your latest book buy:
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, which I am also currently reading.
Z. ZZZ snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The Pact by Jodi Picoult. It was this months book club book it got to the court case and I stayed up for hours and hours to finish it completely i just had to know the ending! Was worth being tired the next day.
That’s my A-Z, if you want to do this it’s a bit of fun and has made me realise I have an obsession with The Catcher in the Rye! Thanks for reading, Katie x