A-Z Book Tag

Hola friends and amigos and people alike!


I saw this over on Charlotte’s blog recently and thought it seemed like a fun tag to take on… so here is my:

A-Z Book Tag

Author you’ve read the most books from: 

Hmmm… probably Matt Haig, Melinda Salisbury or Roald Dahl. 

Best Sequel Ever: 

Best sequel EVER? Are you having a giraffe? Golly gosh and gah. Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury is pretty epic. Simply the Quest by Maz Evans is brilliant. Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard is WELL WORTH A READ. I can’t choose one and you can’t make me.

Currently Reading: 

Evie and the Animals by Matt Haig. I bought it and then I was reading something else, but then it kept whispering to me, so I had to pick it up and read it!

Drink of Choice While Reading: 

A bit like Charlotte, it depends WHERE I’m reading. If I’m in Starbucks, it’ll be an iced coffee (usually), but if I’m at home, it’ll be a cup of tea or a can of Diet Coke.

E-reader or Physical Book?: 

NORMALLY physical book because I am TERRIBLE at remembering to charge my kindle!

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

LOL. Erm… I’d love to say someone like Izzy O’Neill because she’s BRILLIANT but in real life I’m far too shy and she’s far too cool for me.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: 

Like Charlotte, I’m glad I gave Circe by Madeline Miller a shot. It’s not what I would usually read BUT MY GOSH I LOVED IT. (Queen Mel recommended it, so who am I to ignore her?!)

Hidden Gem book:

The Paper Magician trilogy by Charlie N Holmberg. Guys you need to stop sleeping on ths trilogy.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Reading Matilda. It’s one of the first books I have VIVID memories of reading and thinking “oh my gosh, THIS is why books are so special” but it also introduced me to Miss Honey who is my absolute hero teacher.

Just Finished: 

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell. Really great and funny adventure!

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
There’s very few genre of books that are OUT of my line of sight, but anything too scary and I am like NOPE NOPE NO THANKS. Also, don’t throw me anything boring. I don’t do that life. Life’s too short to read boring books.

Longest Book You’ve Read

Hmmm… maybe one of the Rebel of the Sands books? They get pretty hefty BUT so so worth it!

Major book hangover because of:

Man, I get book hangovers after most books. The biggest book hangover recently though was probably Song of Sorrow because man, I was NOT ready for that. OR No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter because that book is EVERYTHING I need.

Number of Bookcases You Own: 

One. I know. A bookish gal like me. I need more thanks.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Long time readers of this blog will know that I’m not really a re-reader, but Matilda is probably one of the few books I’ve reread. Also Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Milwood Hargrave. That book is exceptional.

Preferred Place To Read:


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

I JUST HAVE LOADS. Don’t make me choose one okay?

Reading Regret: 

Reading books that I probably didn’t want to get to the end of? I’m quite stubborn in that if I start a book I WILL get to the end.

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

Oooooh. I shall have to consult the oracle that is Goodreads to see if this is a thing in my life. I do not know. I shall have to have a think!

Three of your All-Time Favourite Books: 

LOLOL. Who are you kidding? I think we all know the answer to this question (it would feature Mel and Sara… we know).
So, I’m going to do with 3 of my favourite books I’ve read recently (breaking the rules, deal with it):
Jemima Small versus the Universe by Tamsin Winter
Meat Market by Juno Dawson
No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

The Toll by Neal Shusterman. It’s the 3rd book in the Scythe trilogy and I NEED IT NOW.

Worst Bookish Habit: 

I don’t have any bad bookish habits. I am a delight
(Reading books and then not writing my review/notes for weeks and then coming to write my review and then having no recollection of what the book was about and just knowing that I loved it and everyone should read it but not being able to put that into cohesive words and phrases)

Your latest book purchase: 

Evie and the Animals by Matt Haig.

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

Hmmm… Shadowscent by P.M.Freestone. That book is WELL WORTH staying up late for. WELL WORTH. Please go and read it.

That was well worth the time!

If you fancy doing this tag, GO FOR IT!

Let me know if any of my answers surprised you, or if you have any comments. I’d love to talk!

S x

A-Z book tag!

Today we have a tag! I don’t do many of these, but when I do, I do them! Thank you to Kelly @ Kelly’s Rambles for tagging me. I hope you’re ready for a long one, cause I’ve got 26 letters of the alphabet to get through!

Author you’ve read the most books from

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Ooooh. Roald Dahl. I was a massive Dahl fan as a child. Now as a teacher, I am a massive fan too!

Best Sequel Ever

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OH OH OH Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton. That was EXCELLENT.
(On another note, if I’m allowed to talk kids books then Simply The Quest by Maz Evans needs a mention!)

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Currently reading


Drink of choice while reading

Tea. If you say anything else, then I’m not sure I believe you.

E-reader or physical book?

Ooooh, I go through phases. My kindle is easier to carry around, but nothing beats a physical book.

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school

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Hmmm… Connor from Goodbye, Perfect. I’d love to say Izzy O’Neill from TEOOO but she is way too cool for me.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. Having never read anything Bardugo (I know, I’m sorry!) I wasn’t sure how it was. It was initially quite slow, but I’m glad I stuck with it!

Hidden Gem Book

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THE PAPER MAGICIAN TRILOGY BY CHARLIE N HOLMBERG. Guys, seriously. They’re only available on Kindle as far as I’m aware (in the UK especially) but they’re JUST INCREDIBLE. If you like magical books, please please get on it.

Important moment in your reading life

#SundayYA. For so so so many reasons. I could talk about it forever. I have no idea what the first #SundayYA chat I took part in was, or even WHY I took part, but I am so eternally glad I did.

Just finished

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The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu. I really quite loved it.

Kinds of books you won’t read

Meh, I’m not into romance or erotica tbh. I’ll give anything an attempt mind.

Major book hangover because of

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State of Sorrow. I read it in December. I am still not quite over it 3 months later. Now that everyone else is reading it, I am SUPER HAPPY.

Number of bookcases you own

LOL. I currently own 1 MASSIVE bookcase, however I also own many book boxes. And there’s a MASSIVE chunk of my books at school.

One book you’ve read multiple times

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Oh, I don’t reread often? However, Matilda is a book I can read and read and read.

Preferred place to read

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In bed, or on the window seats in Starbucks. I get a lovely view, a good coffee and alone time. It’s where you’ll find me most Sundays.

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

OH REALLY? ONLY ONE? I can’t do that. Sorry! (come back to me later, I’ll come up with just one!)

Reading regret

I don’t think I have one?

Series you started and need to finish

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Ooooh. Erm. I’m pretty good at finishing series. Cell 7 trilogy. I’ve read book 1 and 2 but need to buy book 3.

Three of your all-time favourite books

Matilda, The Sin Eater’s Daughter, A Quiet Kind of Thunder. No questions asked. (Ask me tomorrow, it should be the same haha!)

[where did U go??]

Very excited for this release more than all the others

My most anticipated releases have all already been released (State of Sorrow, Goodbye Perfect, Hero at the Fall) BUT FLOORED. OMG.

Worst bookish habit

Buying all of the books


Your latest book purchase

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*shrug* Ermmmmm… OOOH The Hazel Wood.

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

State of Sorrow. I stayed up until 2am reading it. I did not regret it for a second.

I tag Charlotte, Cora and Lucinda. ENJOY GUYS.

Are you surprised by any of my choices?
Are there any books you think should be on my A-Z?
Can you recommend a question for U and V? Poor U and V.

S x