1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
I wanted to like this one, I really did! It ended up just being a little too out there for me. It could have been a right-book-wrong-time situation, so who knows. Maybe I’ll return to it someday.
2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
There are so many New Adult romances I’ve read that would easily fall into the “guilty pleasure” category. Like, there are so many trashy romances out there that I’ve enjoyed reading, but aren’t objectively good, if that makes sense. I picked this one because it’s lighthearted and funny, and other people seem to enjoy it just as much as I did.
3. Which book do you love to hate?
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
If you weren’t obsessed with these books in 2007, then you’re lying. It’s funny to look back on how much I loved these books at the height of their popularity, whereas I now realize how poorly written and insanely problematic this series was. Still, Twilight got me back into reading, so I can’t hate these books too much.
4. Which book would you like to throw into the sea?
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.James
I’m not one to judge a trashy book for being trashy, but this was just way too dark and emotional to ever be enjoyable for me. I see it everywhere, but I have no interest in ever finishing this series.
5. Which book have you read the most?
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I was a huge nerd for these books back in the day (*Istillmightbe*) and must have read this series from start to finish at least four times.
6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I feel guilty if I receive books as gifts and don’t read them, but War and Peace is so intimidating that it would sit untouched until the end of time. The classic status would never be enough to get me interested in this 1300 page monster.
7. Which book could you not live without?
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
This question is a little dramatic, but it would be unfortunate if I never got to read The Bear and the Nightingale. This book is so lovely and different than anything I’ve ever read before. It raised the bar for my standards and changed the way I approach new books.
8. Which book made you the angriest?
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
It may seem like a negative, but the fact that this book made me so angry is a testament to how good it actually is. The world portrayed in this book is brutal. The characters go through hell, and are made to do terrible things to survive. The tension is unreal, only because there doesn’t seem to be a limit to how far the antagonists will go.
9. Which book made you cry the most?
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
I’ve never cried reading a book, but this one did melt my icy heart just a fraction. This book deals with suicide, grief, and acceptance. It’s a wonderful story, and I think everyone should read it.
10. Which book cover do you hate the most?
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
This may be an unpopular opinion, but I really don’t like this cover. I thought the foreign editions were much better (in fact, I bought the UK paperback from The Book Depository). But to each their own! The story inside is amazing, and that’s all that really matters.