I saw the lovely Rachel do this tag in the beginning of May and I have been meaning to do it ever since! I also need a tag or two to make the reviews I already have scheduled not be in a row 😅
Keep reading to find out more about me and my reading habits!
1. How many books is too much in a series?
I prefer stand-alones to series, anyways. Series, to me, are too much of a commitment. I have so many books to read and too little time, so I prefer to know how a story ends instead of having to keep up with different instalments. Also, I tend to forget what happens in books easily, which makes keeping up with a series very hard.
Anyways!!! I think that more than two books in a series is too much.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
Depends. If the next book is already out, i love them. If not, they make me very excited for its release and angry at the author for making me so curious to find out what happens next.
3. Hardbacks or Paperbacks?
Without a doubt, paperbacks. I wrote a full discussion post about these two. You can read it here — I think you should check it out 😉
4. Favorite book?
This is so hard to choose. I don’t think I can pick just one, so I’ll pick one of my favorites. I’ll go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I know I’ve talked a million times about this book already, but I can never rave about it enough.
I love all the characters, their growth throughout the book and, above all, the relationships that blossom. If I could only read a book the rest of my life, I’d go with Fangirl.
5. Least favorite book?
I am picking Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. I hated this book when I read it back in 2014. It has everything I hate — overcontroling boyfriends, underdeveloped characters, slut-shaming, and lots of terribly written sex scenes. I have not been able to read any other Colleen Hoover novel because I’ve read this is her thing.
6. Love triangles: yes or no?
I have been lucky and avoided love triangles quite well in my young-adult readings. I’ll say get those love triangles away from me. However, sometimes they can be done well. But it’s still a hard pass from me.
7. Most recent book you couldn’t finish?
At the end of April I put down The Right Thing to Do at the Time by Dov Zeller. I couldn’t keep reading this book because the plot did not drew me in at all. It claims to be Jane-Austen-meets-Fiddler-on-the-Roof but I really couldn’t force myself to finish it. The plot was dull and confusing. Life’s too short to try to make sense of books you don’t like…
8. A book you’re currently reading?
My currently-reading shelf is a mess. I have assigned reading and books I just forgot about. Either ways, here’s what I’m currently reading (and hopefully finishing soon!)
9. The last book you recommended to someone?
I loved this book so much I recommended it to someone in real life and wrote about it on my blog recently! That book is The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. You can read my full non-spoilery review here!
It’s a brilliant crime novel set in 1920s Bombay, India featuring a female lawyer. It’s a badass novel!
10. The oldest book you’ve ever read?
That would have to be Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. To be honest, I picked it up because I wanted to know what the Oedipus complex was, and this is a pretty short book that was on display in my old school’s library.
11. Newest book you’ve read?
Ah! I already read A Literary Tea Party by Alison Walsh which is coming out on June 5th! I loved the whole concept and can’t wait to try even more recipes. Keep your eyes peeled for a full review and kitchen adventure coming up soon!
12. Favorite author?
Probably either Rainbow Rowell, Jenny Han, or Neil Gaiman. I love their writing style and the ideas they come up!
13. Buying books or borrowing them?
I do both, but because I don’t like spending money I choose to borrow them.
14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?
Emergency Contact by Mary Choi. Everyone and their mother seems to be going crazy about this book, but I was utterly disappointed. I even wrote a full review. You can read it here. I’d love to hear your thoughts about this one!
15. Bookmarks or dog ears?
Bookmarks, just because I’d get confused with all the tabs. I wouldn’t know whether I dog-eared it because I liked a sentence or because I’m reading that page right now. My brain doesn’t deal well with messes!
16. A book you can always re-read?
I’m probably the most predictable blogger, but I’ll go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell once again.
17. Can you read while listening to music?
Absolutely! It depends on what music, but I usually do really well with homework edits and lofi jazz or lofi hip hop. They’re so relaxing and I never get too focused on the song rather than what I’m reading. I do my homework and write my essays listening to playlists of those as well.
18. One POV or multiple POVs?
Ughh it really depends! I like both just as much, but I think I’d pick multiple POVs just for the sake of choosing one. I think it adds depth to a story if done well.
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
Usually multiple days, just because I get hungry and I’m busy doing other things. But graphic novels and comic books I like reading in just one sitting!
20. A book you’ve read solely because of the cover?
I haven’t gotten to this one yet, but I’m excited to! The Hawkman by Jane Rosenberg LaForge is coming out on June 5th, 2018 and I added it to my TBR solely because of the cover. I mean, isn’t the cover absolutely gorgeous???
I tag everyone reading this to do this tag! I would love to read your answers, so don’t forget to pingback so I can do it! 😊