A to Z bookish survey

Author you’ve read the most books from:
I read an absolute tonne of Baby-Sitters Club books when I was younger, and the same with Sweet Valley High, so either Ann M Martin or Francine Pascal. Probably the latter, since I read a lot of the Fearless series too.

Best sequel ever:
Ever? Ask me this in a week and I’ll probably have a different answer, but for now I’ll say Crown of Midnight (review here) by Sarah J. Maas.
Currently reading: 
The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer, Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi and Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich.
Drink of choice while reading:
Water, although I’m usually too caught up reading to drink anything.
E-reader or physical book?
Physical book, hands down.
Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school:
Difficult one, but probably Peeta from The Hunger Games.
Glad you gave this book a chance:
Gone Girl (review here) by Gillian Flynn. It sat on my shelf for ages and I didn’t want to read it, despite the positive reviews, but I’m so glad I got over myself.
Hidden gem book:
Gentleman and Players by Joanne Harris.
Important moment in your reading life:
Discovering that book blogging is something I love doing, whether anyone’s reading what I write or not.
Just finished:
The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale (review here).
Kinds of books you won’t read:
Nothing really. I’ll give everything a try. Maybe zombie fiction, since I read one earlier this year and didn’t like it.
Longest book you’ve read:
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, which clocks in at 944 pages.
Major book hangover because of:
A toss up between My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Picoult, which left me broken, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which left me stunned.
Number of bookcases you own:
Just the one massive one.
One book you have read multiple times:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Back to where it all began.
Preferred place to read:
My bed.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: 
“Once upon a time” – four little words that signify hope and magic to come.
Reading regret:
Not exploring the online world of book bloggers sooner.
Series you started and need to finish(all books are out in series):
Fearless by Francine Pascal.
Three of your all-time favorite books:
Just three? We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (review here) and Matilda by Roald Dahl
Unapologetic fangirl for:
Nora Roberts. My go-to for comfort fiction.
Very excited for this release more than all the others:
Resist by Sarah Crossan, the sequel to Breathe (review here).
Worst bookish habit:
Buying/borrowing too many books.
X marks the spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Your latest book purchase: 
The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

If you’ve done this survey, let me know in the comments.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Jillyn says:

    I completely forgot about Ann M Martin or Francine Pascal, since I don't have ratings for them on GR. But I used to LOVE the Babysitter's Club & Sweet Valley books. I think I just have one book of SV collection though, The Class Trip.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. Oh how are you liking Chris Colfer's book? 😀

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  3. I wish I'd been able to write someone more grown up for that answer, but my reading history didn't allow me to!

    Sarah

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  4. It's good, but a bit long. I should be done today and then I'll be posting a review.

    Sarah

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  5. kit says:

    I really enjoyed Gone Girl, I couldn't put it down! I had the same answer for #1 – I read so many SVH/BSC books when I was growing up, and I would read them all multiple times, too.

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  6. Me too. I loved reading that kind of stuff when I was younger. I should also add Nancy Drew in there!

    Sarah

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  7. chrissireads says:

    I read so many Babysitter's Club too and Sweet Valley High. Wow, they were awesome! 🙂

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  8. Absolutely. There are bits of them (descriptions of Jessica and Elizabeth for example) I can still quote!

    Sarah

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  9. Emily Anne says:

    Oh my gosh! I just am about to start reading My Sister's Keeper for a club thingie. Did it leave you broken in a good way or bad?

    Also, my bed is definitely my normal reading spot. So easy and comfy!

    Great survey 🙂

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  10. Well, it was so good, but I did feel very broken afterwards. And I was on a flight at the time, so I had to hold back the tears. It's good-bad, if you get what I mean?!

    Sarah

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  11. Emily Anne says:

    Ooh, I get what you mean! I am so excited/nervous to start the book. It definetely sounds like a tear jerker…

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  12. Becca Bee says:

    Ah, I love the phrase “once upon a time” – a wonderful story usually follows it! Thanks for stopping by my survey earlier. 🙂

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  13. Peeta is a really good choice for high school boyfriend, I wish I had thought of him! Also glad to find another Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley fan 🙂

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  14. It's such a classic, I can't help but love it.

    Sarah

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  15. I found the high school boyfriend question a tough one, and Peeta was the first to pop in to my head.

    And yes, I'll always have a soft spot for Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley.

    Sarah

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  16. Kelly says:

    I still need to read Never Let Me Go and the Harry Potter series. -hides-
    And ahh, you got me SO excited for Crown of Midnight now! 😀

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  17. Never Let Me Go is just beautiful, and I hope you enjoy the magic of Harry Potter when you read them.

    Crown of Midnight is worth the excitement!

    Sarah

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  18. Leah Woods says:

    Ahhh I totally forgot about The Babysitters Club!! I used to absolutely love those books.
    Some really great answers :).

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  19. I think I still do love them!

    Sarah

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  20. Amanda says:

    Aw I love the words “once upon a time” too. I think a number of people think they're childish or silly, but if I read a book that features that or evokes that same sort of feeling, I know I'm going to get a calm, comforting read out of it.
    I really need to read Gone Girl myself! I've heard great things. And crazy things. But it sounds like it's definitely a book worth experiencing. 🙂
    And Peeta would definitely make a good book boyfriend!

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  21. I think it's the feeling that 'once upon a time' evokes that is the key, rather than what comes next!

    Yes, go read Gone Girl and then tell me what you think.

    Sarah

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