Which book, most recently, did you not finish? This is a really hard question!! Lately I’ve been finishing everything I start, basically because of my blog and I feel determined to write something about every book I read. But, I think the last book I picked up and didn’t finish was East of the Sun by Julia Gregson. I only got about ten pages in, then I realized that I wasn’t feeling the book, which is almost 600 pages long, and decided that right then wasn’t my time to read it, so I set it down. I do want to return to it at some point, because the plot sounds interesting (late 1920s Bombay), but for some reason I couldn’t get into it.
Which book is your guilty pleasure? So, confession time … with this one, I’m going to choose a genre. My guilty pleasure genre is cozy mysteries. I don’t know why I label this as a guilty pleasure, but sometimes I feel embarrassed to read one! And I totally love them, and I shouldn’t be embarrassed, but I think it is because of the cute-sy covers and titles. I feel like I’m not taken seriously if someone sees me reading a cozy mystery, and I have no idea why I feel that way. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love a cozy mystery – I love the light murder, the lack of gory violence, and the crazy characters. And I also love that each series has a theme (cooking, knitting, tea, coffee, etc), and I always learn something new.
Which book do you love to hate? I guess right now the book I love to hate is Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. And I don’t even hate the book; I just feel it doesn’t live up to the hype. And it gave me a massive headache to read due to the formatting. Read my review here.
Which book would you throw into the sea? Without question a book I would throw into the sea would be A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White. This was a book club read, and my book club totally skewered this read, and there were just so many annoying choices by the characters. There was also a disgusting scene involving Doritos that still makes me shudder to this day. The book sounded really promising, but fell totally flat.
Which book have you read the most? I think the answer to this is the Harry Potter series. I read the series each time a book was released, and I’ve read it a few times after all the books came out also. I re-read it about every two years. There’s just something about the magic and the atmosphere I love.
Which book would you hate to receive as a present? The Fifty Shades trilogy. Because that would be SO weird.
Which book could you not live without? Wow, this is a really tough one!! I think I’ll choose George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series because it has everything in it. Romance, warfare, political intrigue, fantasy, a tiny bit of horror, and unforgettable characters. Plenty to suit whatever mood I’m in at the moment!
Which book made you the angriest? Right now it is Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill. This was a very well-written book, so well-written that I was totally immersed in the world of women being created for companions to men. Where women had no options but to be companion, concubine, or chastity. And it made me angry. So angry that my husband said something totally innocuous after I finished the book and I started yelling at him! I can’t remember the last time reading a book actually made me start an actual argument with someone (totally unfounded by the way), and I was depressed for days during and after reading this book. And I really don’t recommend this book, as it was a very difficult book for me to read. You can read my review here. Another book, well, series, that annoyed me is the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas because of Chaol. What is going on?? Who are you??
Which book made you cry the most? Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. Oh my gosh, this broke my heart and I think it’s her best book yet. Animals, mother-daughter relationships, aagghh, definite ugly cry during this read! Read my review here.
Which book cover do you hate (like) the most? Hmm… the Twilight-esque covers by HarperTeen of classic novels. The covers would be fine, they are actually quite pretty, except that they tried to make them look like Twilight, and please no. It makes these classic romances look like they go with the Twilight series, and Bella and Edward are not even on the same planet as Elizabeth and Darcy, or Marianne and Brandon. No thank you. I’ve only pictured one cover here, but other covers include Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Romeo and Juliet.
So there you have it! My answers to some really tough questions!
And I tag …. You!!! If you want to participate, go ahead!
Have you read any of these books? Do you agree/disagree with my selections? Did you read A Soft Place To Land and love it?