The A – Z Book Tag

I can’t remember the last time I did a tag on my blog.

I’ve been writing about books an awful lot later on my blog, but I wanted to do it a slightly different way. Introducing the A – Z Book Tag!

A – Author you’ve read the most books from

I think this will probably be Karin Slaughter. I’ve read a lot of her books over the years, quite sporadically never in order, however, it’s just an author I just keep coming back to.  The books are amazing, the stories are well thought out and completely gripping. A few of my family members are also fan of this author, so we normally share them around!

B – Best sequel ever

I’m not great with sequels, and it’s very rare that I will start a book that I know has a sequel, however one that I really enjoyed was Dead Man Blues by Ray Celestin.

C – Currently reading

Find Me by J.S, Monroe. I’m not completely into it if I’m honest to you, but I’m halfway through and I’m trying my best to just rush through it.

D – Drink of choice while reading

I’ve never really thought about it before! But, when I’m in the house reading, I’m always drinking tea, so it’s got to be a cuppa!

E – E-Reader or Physical books

I would say a physical book. I tried a kindle for a while, but I soon realised it wasn’t for me. I like having a book in my hand and I find physical books cheaper! Most of the time I pick up all my books from charity shops, so it works out pretty well.

F – Fictional character you would have dated in High School

This is a tricky one for me, because most of my books are crime and thrillers, with the characters not quite the people I would have liked to have dated for obvious reasons… Yeah, I’m just going to skip this one.

G – Glad you gave this book a chance

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. 

I’ve mentioned it many, many times on my blog, but crime/thrillers are kinda my thing.  I have struggle to branch out, but I think it was a turning point with this one. I was given it as a present and I’m so glad I gave it a chance. I really loved it.

H – Hidden gem book

I will have to have a think about this one…

I – Important moment in your reading life 

I think when I read The Cuckoo’s Calling. I was so invested in the story, it really re-lit my love for reading. It didn’t come out too long ago, however since that book I haven’t been in a reading slump.

J – Just finished reading…

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land. It’s a very intense thriller and something completely different to what I’d normally read. Briefly, it’s about a 15-year-old girl who is put into foster care after her mother is arrested for a series of murders. It’s told from her perspective during the court trial and her life in a new home.

K – Kinds of books you won’t read

Chick-lit.

There’s something about these type of books I just cannot get into. I’ve tried, I’ve tried many times. But the stories where it’s like ‘Amy is having a tough time juggling her fast-pace journalist job with her unbearable boss, her almost non-existent social life and her ex-boyfriend who seems to be everywhere at the minute. However, everything is about to change when her new, hot neighbor moves in.. ‘ You get the gist.

L – Longest book you’ve read 

Oh, again another tricky one. I’m going to struggle to answer this one. I don’t think it’s the longest book I’ve ever read, but the Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair was over 600 pages.

M – Major book hangover because of… 

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land. then ending was such a what the fuck moment. I wanted to know exactly what happens and more, I understand as a writer why you’d leave the ending there, but as a reader, it was so frustrating!

N – Number of book cases you own 

I don’t even have a book case, just a shelf in my wardrobe. But, I don’t keep books. Once I’ve read them, I pass them on to my friends and family or take them to a charity shop. I just don’t feel the need to keep them, unless it’s a book I really, really love.

O – One book you’ve read multiple times 

I haven’t re-read a book for a very long time. But, when I was 14/15, I did read The Perks of Being a Wallflower many times.

P – Preferred place to read

I love reading whilst travelling! I do most of my reading on my train journey to and from work. I just put my headphones in and completely get lost in a book.

Q – Quote that inspires you / gives you the “feels” 

I’m just going to leave this blank….

R – Reading regret 

That I didn’t read books growing up. It was only when I left university that I began reading for fun and not because someone else told me I had to do it.

S – Series you started, but need to finish 

There is honestly so, so many. Sometimes it’s because I don’t even realise there’s a sequel, but many times because I get bored half way through and just decide to give up half way through.

T – Three of your all-time favorite books 

The Girl Before by JP Delaney, Columbine by Dave Cullen, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair 

U – Unapologetic fangirl for… 

Maze Runner!

V – Very excited for this release more than any others

There’s honestly nothing I’m really excited about reading! I don’t really follow authors and I only normally get really excited about books when I see lots of great reviews.

W – Worst habit 

Skim reading. I then have no idea what’s going on and have to go back a few pages and re-read.

X- X Marks the Spot: the 27th book on your shelf

If only I had 27 books on my shelf… But, the 7th book is White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Y – Your latest book purchase 

Power by Naomi Alderman. 

This book has been everywhere recently, so I’m so excited to give it a read.

Z – Zzzz snatcher:

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. 

This was such a gripping book. It’s set over a short time period, and it’s very intense. It’s definitely a page turner.

 

If you enjoyed this post on Sammy etc, you might also like The October Reading List 

 

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  • Never seen this tag before but I enjoyed reading it so much! I have only recently started getting back into reading after stopping completely for about 2 years – I think I’ve chosen the best time of year to begin too 🙂

    Alice // The Rose Glow