Over the next couple weeks, if a Top Ten Tuesday isn’t posted or I feel this place has been too silent and forming cobwebs, I’ll add some more letters to The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s A to Z Bookish Survey for you to read. Here’s Part II of the alphabet!
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance:
There are several books I’m glad I gave a chance! The first two that popped into my mind were The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. As you may have noticed in my reviews, I adore fantasy. So why would I have an issue with these in the first place? Night Circus received a lot of attention, and there was something about the circus setting in the summary that put me off. But I kept hearing such wonderful things that I finally gave it a try, and fell in love. Seraphina was a recommendation, and I should have listened and picked it up faster. I’m not a dragon person, but this book is about so much more than dragons, and the world is phenomenal.
Hidden Gem Book:
Not sure if it’s hidden seeing as I know there are students who have to read this for class (which blows my mind), but it truly is a remarkable story: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Just read it.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life:
Somewhere between reading Jane Eyre (which really did change the direction in my life), reading Harry Potter (which revealed to world that I have major obsessions), and discovering Goodreads (everything is recorded in one place AND I can set a challenge for myself AND discovering more books AND win giveaways AND…?!).
Kinds of books you won’t read:
This’ll sound weird, but…books set in California or Nevada (I don’t know what it is, just an instant turn-off when I see the setting), zombies, pedophilia, memoirs/biographies, and erotica. From there it’s just based on whether it tickles my fancy.
Longest book you’ve read:
Hmm…toss-up between David Copperfield and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Game of Thrones might be in there, but the font was so small and tight that in terms of number of pages, it was shorter than OotP.
What are your answers to these second six letters? Anything you’d recommend I read that could change these answers?