A to Z Book Survey

A to Z Book Survey

I saw this survey over on Katie’s Book Blog, and thought it sounded fun, so here we go with the bookish things:

Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
Hmm, tricky. Probably Jim Butcher, but also maybe Steven Brust or Robin Hobb.

Best Sequel Ever
This is hard one. I’m going to go with Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor, or The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.

Currently Reading
4 different ones going: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas, The Humans by Matt Haig and Grimm’s Fairy Tales by… well, you know.

Drink of Choice While Reading
It depends on the time of day, and the season. Right now usually sweet tea or water.

E-reader or physical book?
Physical books forever!

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School
Probably Charles Bingley from Pride & Prejudice. Sweet and a little awkward and gangly, not as imposing/dramatic as Mr. Darcy.

Glad You Gave This Book a Chance
Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

Hidden Gem Book
Anything by Carol Berg. I feel like she flies under the radar a lot, but I really like her books.

Important Moment in Your Reading Life
Questions like this annoy me. I’ve always been a reader, there is no single ‘moment’ that stands out.

Just Finished
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (book #2 of the Delirium series). I liked it, but I also thought it was super predictable in a lot of ways.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
I don’t really do horror. Or Christian lit. Or a lot of non-fiction.

Longest Book You’ve Read
Probably one of the Harry Potters or one of the Song of Ice & Fire books (Game of Thrones for you HBO folk).

Major Book Hangover Because of
Pretty sure The Fault in Our Stars by John Green gave me an emotional book hangover.

Number of Bookcases You Own
8. Though I could always use more.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey.

Preferred Place to Read
On the couch, preferably stretched out.

Quote That Inspires You
Oh so so many to choose from.
“That which yields is not always weak.” – Kushiel’s Dart
“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” – Abraham Lincoln
“The library is every child’s lighthouse. It’s every person’s sanctuary & fortress in the face of ignorance.” — Amy Bloom

Reading Regret
The Great Gatsby. SO did not enjoy that. Way over-hyped.

Series You Started and Need to Finish (series is complete)
All of the series that I can think of are unfinished because I’m waiting on the next book to be published.

Three of Your All Time Favorite Books
I can’t pick books, I have to go with series:
The Kushiel series by Jacqueline Carey
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
All the books in Robin Hobb’s Farseer/Rain Wilds/Bingtown world.

Unapologetic Fangirl For
Any thing I’ve already recommended above.

Very Excited for This Release More Than All the Others
Off the top of my head, the next Dresden Files book (#15, due out this year).

Worst Bookish Habit
Having way too many books all going at once. Book ADD.

X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
Mad Ship by Robin Hobb

Your Latest Book Purchase
The Fire-Bird: Russian Fairy Tales

ZZZ-Snatcher Book (last one that kept you up way too late)
I don’t remember, but probably one of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate books.

How about you? Any similar answers?


  1. Oh man, I’m so glad to have found another person that didn’t enjoy The Great Gatsby. I struggled through it because I felt like it was one of those books I “should” read. I didn’t enjoy it at all.

    1. Yeah, same here – I felt I ‘should’ read it, so I did. Did not like it one bit. Didn’t like any of the characters.

  2. Seriously, Patrick Rothfuss is absolutely epic in all forms of the word. Okay, I suppose that’s a cliché statement, but he is the shit. I’m near the end of his second book and I remember just being in the beginning of the first and thinking, “damn, if this isn’t a storyteller, I don’t know what is.” He is, without a doubt, my current favorite author.

    “Physical books forever!” – Yes, yes, yes!

    I really love this A-Z idea and may have to try it out myself. 🙂

    Cheers to ya!

    1. I agree! He’s an amazing storyteller. I can’t wait for book 3 to be out. I’m going to be marathon-reading that. 🙂

  3. This is so fun! I’m definitely going to have to use this as inspiration for a post of my own, soon.

    I really need to get on the Dresden Files bandwagon. Now, to find the time …

    1. Yes, get on that bandwagon! I’ve finally got the boy hooked. He’s a slow reader, so he didn’t want to get into a big book series, but they have audiobook versions through Audible, and he listens on his commute every day.