Now that I have a few reviews under my belt, I decided it was time to mix it up a bit and add some non-review posts to my blog. I came across this cool A-B of Books tag on Pretty Purple Polka Dots and again on Rather Too Fond of Books and decided I’d like to give it a shot as well so here goes!
Author You’ve Read the Most Books From
Toni Morrison. When I was in college, I took a seminar that was exclusively devoted to Morrison’s novel. I read all 6 that had been published at that time and have read at least 4 more since then. (Runner up, which is pretty indicative of how varied my tastes in reading, is J.K. Rowling with the entire Harry Potter series.)
Best Sequel Ever
I don’t know if I can pick a ‘best ever’ but I did really enjoy The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second novel in Stieg Larrson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Drink of Choice While Reading
Usually coffee, but occasionally a glass of wine when I read on weekends.
E-Reader or Physical Book
As much as I adore physical copies of books, I also love that with an e-reader because I can instantly download a new book any time of the day or night.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School
For some reason, only Harry Potter characters are popping into my head so I’m going to go with Ron Weasley. I do love redheads and he and I would have had a great time together snarking on Draco Malfoy and his goons.
Glad You Gave this Book a Chance
Emma Donaghue’s ‘The Room’. I really struggled to get through the first 50 or so pages and almost gave up on the book because it was hard to follow the 5-year child narrator, but once I got used to the narration, this book quickly became one of my all-time favorites.
Hidden Gem Book
Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith. I picked this book up mainly because I had heard it was set in my home state of Virginia. What an absolutely gorgeous piece of writing it turned out to be. If you give this one a try, I guarantee you’ll fall in love with the character of Ivy Rose.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life
Reading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for the first time when I was in the 8th grade. That book turned me into the book addict that I am today.
‘The Girls’ by Emma Cline. It’s fabulous, by the way, my favorite book of 2016 so far.