Hey, everyone! Big surprise, but I’ve stolen another tag from Cait over at Paper Fury for today’s blog post. (Well, I didn’t actually steal the last one. It was for authors to use on their blogs, but anyway…)
This tag is called 7 Reader Facts, and it is actually a #bookstagram tag that Cait borrowed for her lovely blog post today, and which I am borrowing as well. You can find the original tag here. Feel free to use this tag for your blog as well! Just link back to the original bookstagram tag with the link above. 🙂
1. What books are you too lazy to read?
And the prize goes to… Cyndere’s Midnight, and the rest of the Auralia Thread. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and I own them all and they have absolutely beautiful covers (if I was not currently on vacation about 500 miles from my house, I would go take a few photos like right now), and I don’t really have a good reason except that there are so many other books to read and I haven’t read them yet and my TBR is killing me cause now that I’m following so many other amazing book bloggers and bookstagrammers and stuff I just keep finding things to add to my poor to-read list. So, yeah. And I’m lazy. That is also true. I am also writing and working and doing school, so there’s that.
2. What book made you swoon?
I usually really hate romance in books, but it is hard to hate Marissa Meyer’s adorable fairy-tale couples in both The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless. I know Heartless does NOT have a happy ending, but I just loved Cath and Jest so much and they were the best and that ending was brutal, so, yeah. You’re making me cry, book. Stop it.
3. What book gave you a hangover?
Ooh, this is difficult. I’ll have to think back a little bit… There are many books that have left me feeling lost or wanting more. Still Life by Jaqueline West, the last book in her amazing Books of Elsewhere series, left me with that sort of bittersweet book-hangover-y feeling.
The End of the Series of Unfortunate Events did as well, although that was more a hangover of disappointment because up until then the series had been so good, and then absolutely zero of our questions were answered and it was all ambiguous and blah and I was very upset, so yeah. That happened.
Basically all the final books of all the N. D. Wilson series’ have made me sad inside, especially the end of The Chestnut King and Empire of Bones, although Empire of Bones is apparently not the end and we have been lied to, which of course I am very glad about. Obviously. Also The Song of Glory and Ghost, although that isn’t the end either (I am very releived). So, yeah. All N. D. Wilson books ever.
Oh. And Anne of Ingleside. And A Girl of the Limberlost. And Heartless. And about eight million other ones I’m not thinking of. Basically, I am very prone to book hangovers, and I haven’t actually realized that till just now, so…
4. What book will you always recommend?
I will never not recommend The Evenmere Chronicles by James Stoddard, which are in know way as well known and loved as they should be. A magical Victorian house with mysterious denizens and evil anarchists and battles and trickery and a sort of steampunk/fairy-tale/Narnia-style aesthetic? Count me in for sure!
I also found myself heartily recommending The Ashtown Burials by N. D. Wilson to a Twitter friend the other day, and I would definetly recommend all N. D. Wilson books to everyone ever in a heartbeat. They are amazing! (I’m still waiting on Ashtown book 4, though…)
5. What book will you always reread?
God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew is my absolutely favorite book ever. I’ve reread it many times, and I hope to reread it again when I get the chance. It’s just such a powerful true story, and another book I would heartily recommend to everyone.
The School Story by Andrew Clements is also another book I try to reread every so often. It’s one of the books that really made me want to be an author when I was younger.
6. What are your favorite male authors?
Do I even need to say? You can probably guess the first two at this point. 😛 The rest are in no particular order of favoritism.
- N. D. Wilson, obviously
- James Stoddard
- Anthony Esolen (although I really didn’t enjoy his latest book very much)
- Terry Pratchett
- Andrew Peterson
- C. S. Lewis (throwing him in because I love That Hideous Strength like a lot)
- Charles Dickens
7. What are your favorite female authors?
This is actually slightly easier, cause to be honest there are a way less authors in this list, but, here goes:
- Marissa Meyer
- Jeanne DuPrau (The City of Ember ❤ ❤ ❤)
- L. M. Montgomery
And… that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed this post. If you want to check out another post like this (with many more beautiful colorful original pictures that I really just want to eat), go check out Cait’s post! And her whole blog! I cannot say this enough times, but in the short time I’ve been reading it, Cait’s blog Paper Fury has become my absolute favorite blog ever. Just go read it. It’s lovely. 🙂