A-Z book survey

The A-Z book survey was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-turner. I saw it and thought that it looked like fun. It reminded me of all the Surveys I used to do on Bebo way back in 2007.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

I’m pretty sure that it’s a tie between Robert Muchamore and Jacqueline Wilson.

Best Sequel Ever:

I’m going to go with Unwholly by Neal Shusterman because it was published 5 years after the first and managed to be just as good. It could have so easily been watered down but it wasn’t.

Currently Reading:

A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold by George R.R. Martin.

Drink of Choice While Reading:


E-reader or Physical Book?

Both. Until last year I was one of those people who always said ‘I’m never going to get a kindle’ but after a holiday where my bags were weighed down with books I bought myself one. I love it but I’m never going to give up on physical books.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

I can’t really answer this because I don’t really crush on people/characters very often.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The perks of being a wallflower. The first time I tried to read it I got bored and gave up. Then a few months later a friend read it and told me to give it another chance. I’m glad I did because I ended up really enjoying it.

Hidden Gem Book:

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. It’s been a favourite of mine since I first read it.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Discovering the book blogging and booktubing communities and Goodreads. They’ve given me a place to talk about books that I love with people who also love books. Before that I used to annoy my bestfriend (who wasn’t a reader) by always talking about them to her.

Just Finished:

Brigands M.C. by Robert Muchamore

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Romances and YA vampire/supernatural creature stories. I don’t enjoy love stories and I went through a phase when I was about 14/15 where I read all the vampire books I could get my hands on. Since then I haven’t wanted to read any more about vampires.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

A Clash of Kings (873 pages)

Major book hangover because of:

I had to think really hard about this and the only book I could think of was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The first time I read it, I read it in one sitting and it made me cry. I never cry at books.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

1. it’s taller than me and is completely full so I have three stacks of books on the floor next to it.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Preferred Place To Read:

In my bedroom and on the bus.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

‘What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person’ – Paper Towns, John Green

Reading Regret:

I don’t really have any regrets.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I gave up halfway through book 12 because after book 10 they got really bad. It’s like the author had run out of ideas and was just writing stuff that could be turned into the TV show. At some point I need to finish it and the final book.

Three of your All-Time Favourite Books:

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Books by Robert Muchamore.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Black Friday by Robert Muchamore, Unsouled by Neal Shusterman and Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Worst Bookish Habit:

Skipping parts in books that I know will made me unhappy. (Like Sirius’s death in Hp5)

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Your latest book purchase:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Obligatory Introduction

Hello, I’m Lauren.

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