I mentioned recently that I wanted to start doing Tag Thursdays, so I decided to kick things off this week with one of the most unique (and in-depth) tags I’ve been tagged in recently: the A to Z book tag! Thank you to the lovely Kelly for the tag! It was originally created by The Perpetual Page Turner.
a | author you’ve read the most books from:
According to Goodreads, my most read author is Sarah J. Maas at 17 books—but that’s just because I posted reviews for each of the Assassin’s Blade novellas. If I don’t count those individually, she’s tied with Joe Hill at 11 books each.
b | best sequel ever:
… sigh. I’m sorry. Y’all already know.
c | currently reading:
d | drink of choice while reading:
Definitely coffee or black tea with spearmint. Mmmm.
e | e-reader or physical book:
Honestly, I love both! I adore having shelves full of physical books, but an e-reader is more convenient, and with my very limited reading time lately, I’ve almost exclusively been reading ebooks for the last couple of weeks!
f | fictional character you would’ve dated in high school:
Kelly’s answer made me laugh because it was relatable: I’d love to say I would’ve dated some super cool brooding bad boy or badass lady assassin, but let’s be real, I would’ve gone straight for Peeta Mellark (and been happy as hell, because let’s be honest, Peeta was THE cutest and sweetest lil’ bean).
g | glad you gave this book a chance:
Definitely Stalking Jack the Ripper. I wasn’t sure if it would be for me, but I ended up adoring it.
h | hidden gem book:
One of my lifelong faves: The Only Alien on the Planet. I love this book so much, and it is so underrated, that I sometimes consider offering to pay people to read it just in the hopes that they will love it and help me hype it. Review here!
i | important moment in your reading life:
I’ve had a lot of important moments, but one that always comes to mind is the first time I read ACOTAR. I have a discussion post about it here (plus a whole list of books that impacted me in a big way here!), but the short of it is that I had an abusive ex who basically made me stop reading YA and made me think I was “too old” to be in fandoms anymore, and ACOTAR was my first big return to fangirling after I left him, so it’s forever important to me for that fact. ♥
j | just finished:
I have finished barely anything lately! But at the time I’m writing this (the night before it’s going live), I’m making really fast progress in Even if I Fall, so hopefully I’ll have finished that by the time this goes live.
k | kind of books you won’t read:
I think the only genre I just refuse to touch is anything Christian? Most of you know this, but I grew up Christian and have left the church many years ago, and it tends to be a touchy topic for me at this point in my life so I steer clear.
l | longest book you’ve read:
That’s a good question that I sadly don’t know the answer to. 😂 As a teen and preteen, I would challenge myself to find the biggest fantasy novels at my library and read them, but I remember almost none of them now, so I know there were some that were close to 1,000 pages, but I couldn’t possibly tell you which ones they were.
m | major book hangover because of:
Unpopular response here, but I don’t get book hangovers, like… ever, really? 🤔 I think, because I’m usually reading multiple things at once, it’s just hard for me to get caught in the “I can’t read anything else until I finish processing what I just finished” mindset. So I can’t remember my last book hangover!
n | number of bookcases you own:
Ummm… *counts on fingers…* Seven! In my defense, 2 of them aren’t “full-sized”. 😂
o | one book you’ve read multiple times:
My most-read book is probably The Only Alien on the Planet, but after that… maybe Just Listen by Sarah Dessen?
p | preferred place to read:
Either laying in bed, or sitting at my desk.
q | quote that inspires you/gave you all the feels from a book:
r | reading regret:
I don’t tend to “regret” things often, so I had to think about this one a bit… but I guess it would be not reading the Percy Jackson books as a kid and thinking I was “too old” for them when they were new. (Spoiler alert: I wasn’t.)
s | series you’ve started and need to finish (all books are out):
How much time do you have? 😂 Throne of Glass, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lunar Chronicles, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer…
t | three of your all time favorite books:
ACOMAF, Circe, and Prince’s Gambit.
u | unapologetic fangirl for:
The Captive Prince series. I can honestly gush about it for ages.
v | very excited for this release:
There are so many good books releasing this year! A few top mentions would be King of Scars, Sorcery of Thorns, Wicked Saints, and Capturing the Devil. 😍😍😍
w | worst bookish habits:
Probably how much I obsess over the physical state of my books. I really hate for my books to get damaged in any way and I become a little ridiculous over it at times. 😂
x | x marks the spot! start at the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book:
y | your latest book purchase:
I grabbed A Princess in Theory on sale for $1.99 from the kindle store a few days ago!
z | zzz-snatcher book—last book that kept you up way too late:
I’ve been really good about keeping a “normal” sleep schedule these last few weeks, but I’m pretty sure Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert kept me up late some time in December.