Happy Sunday! I moved into my new apartment yesterday and just got the wi-fi set up this afternoon. Luckily I already had my post scheduled for yesterday 🙂 We’ve been slowly unpacking but also just trying to relax and enjoy the first real football Sunday!!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Cecily von Ziegesar: I’ve read all of her books aside from Cum Laude. This is the Gossip Girl, It Girl, and Gossip Girl: The Caryles series.
Best Sequel Ever:
Hmmm that’s tough. I think the best recent sequel I’ve read is Hereafter in the Shadowlands trilogy by Kate Brian. That whole trilogy blew me away and the second book was my favorite of the three, I think. [review]
Currently reading Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler and currently listening to Open Road Summer by Emery Lord.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
E-reader or Physical Book?
I alternate between both! E-readers are more convenient for a lot of reasons: immediately having access to a new book once you finish one, carrying it around with you easily, not having to hold open pages, etc.. but you can’t beat the feeling or smell of a real book.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Oh goodness. I think I would have liked Josh from Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. He was quiet but a lot of fun and funny with his friends. [review]
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
So many! There are a lot of books I wouldn’t normally read but so many bloggers recommended it. I think a recent answer for me would be Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I normally don’t like suspenseful books like that but once I finished it, I couldn’t believe it took me so long to try it. [review]
Hidden Gem Book:
I say this one a lot: Class of ’98 by A.L. Player. [review]
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
I’d have to say when I picked back up with reading after college. It was really hard to read while I was in school; I only read during my summers/internships. Once I graduated, I started to slowly read more and more, like I used to!
Five Summers by Una LaMarche.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I typically don’t turn down any kind of genre as long as the plot or concept sounds cool to me. In a general sense, I don’t read non-fiction or historical fiction…but there are still many, many exceptions to that!
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Well, according to Goodreads: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (870 pages).
Major book hangover because of:
Gah. I would say The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty because I so desperately wanted to read another book just like it ASAP. [review]
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Oh man, I have 2 at my mom’s house, 1 at my dad’s house, and currently 1 in my apartment! And I also have a box or two of books.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
None! I don’t like to re-read books. One book, at this point, that I would re-read is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I also plan on re-reading the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter, because it’s been SO long and I want to finish the series.
Preferred Place To Read:
I love walking around the water in the pool while holding a book! It’s a weird thing my mom and I do. I also love sitting anywhere outside, in my bed, or in the bathtub.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
TOO MANY! I’ll pick this one from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen: “No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.”
I don’t think I really regret reading any books. Even if I didn’t like them, they led to a nice rant-y review for the blog, which was nice. I guess I regret not keeping better track of my Goodreads for a couple of years. I have lot of older books that I never rated but don’t want to pop up on people’s feeds now.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
I need to finish the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. I started it back when the first book came out but haven’t kept in touch with the series since early high school. Same with Secrets of my Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita. I don’t even remember which books of these two series I’ve read at this point!
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Looking for Alaska by John Green, and a more recent favorite in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han [review].
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Jenny Han! She’s the one author I normally don’t stop raving about. Oddly enough I haven’t even read all of the books she currently has out – but that will change soon! I just love her characters and stories. Oh, and Stephanie Perkins – her books are so swoony and perfect and adorable!
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
As of right now, PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han… she’s still writing it, but I’m hopeful it’ll be out next year like she’s said!
Worst Bookish Habit:
I guess I would say that I refuse to DNF. I’ve only done it to ONE book in my whole history of life. I wish I could do it because I shouldn’t waste my time with books I don’t like, but I can’t help it. I have to finish even if I hate it.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Ah, my bookshelves aren’t put up yet in my apartment because we just moved. I’ll switch it up and do it with my Goodreads “read” list – the 27th book: Shadowlands by Kate Brian!
Your latest book purchase:
I have a problem with book buying… I do it way too often! Today I saw that Ten by Gretchen McNeil was on sale for $1.99. I loved this concept in the Agatha Christie classic, so I’m looking forward to this one.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The Stephanie Perkins books (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After). I read them all way too quickly and stayed up too late for each of them!