We’re a little late to the party, but this A-Z Bookish Survey from Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner was just too fun to miss out on! In the spirit of all those good old-fashioned Xanga/MySpace surveys that were so popular in the days of our youth, here’s an (alphabetical) account of our reading habits :) If you did the survey too, please leave us a link so we can come read your post!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Paola - Laura Ingalls Wilder. I’ve been a Little House fan since childhood and own multiple dog-eared, practically-falling-apart copies of the books in the series. Close contenders would be Robin McKinley, J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones and Sarah Dessen.
Alix - I would it’s Jane Austen since I read all of her novels (from first published to last!) back-to-back after receiving the Complete Works compilation book in high school! Closely followed by Henning Mankel (excellent Swedish crime novels!), Meg Cabot (I’ll basically read anything by her and practically have), J.K. Rowling (just missing her pen name book to have read all her works!), Ann M. Martin (The Baby-Sitters Club!),
Best sequel ever:
Paola - Oh man, this is a tough question. I don’t usually like sequels at all, especially not the ones that are Book 2 in a trilogy. I guess I’d have to say Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta, because going back to Lumatere could never be wrong. Err, except I never actually left…
Alix - Catching Fire is one of those rare 2nd-in-a-series books that outdid the first and final book for me. It is my favourite book in the series. I devoured it and for me, it was best the written, most powerful and feeling causing book in the Hunger Games series.
Paola - Um, like 12 books at once? I’m incapable of selecting one book to read at a time. Right now I’m juggling Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott (AMAZING), Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (ALSO AMAZING) and Of Beast & Beauty by Stacey Jay (a truly unique take on the Beauty and the Beast fairytale).
Alix - Nothing… I KNOW! My life has been so crazy for the 2 weeks that I didn’t start another book after finished my last. Since I’m always reading a bunch of books at once I’m technically readingÂ TheÂ ExiledÂ Queen by Cinda Williams Chima and A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin but haven’t touched them in the last couple of weeks. I’m super looking forward to starting Fangirl this week though!