Monday, 13 June 2011

Books Quiz

I've seen this in various places but please let me know if there's someone to credit!

Rules of this survey - no two answers can be the same book, all books must be fiction.

Book next to your bed right now: I have a massive stack of books next to my bed, two I know are near the top are 'Hunger' by Michael Grant and 'Pretties' by Scott Westerfeld.

Favorite series: I love the Harry Potter series but the series I've enjoyed most in the last couple of years is the Wicca series by Cate Tiernan. I enjoyed all 14 books in the series and the last one was an incredible ending to it all.

Favorite book: I have quite a lot of books that are really special to me but my favourite is 'The World According to Garp' by John Irving. To me it's the perfect book, funny and absurd and moving and unpredictable.

The one book you would have with you if stranded on a desert island: I'd probably take something huge like a complete works or 'Shantaram', something I'll probably never get around to reading otherwise!

Book/series you would take with you on a long flight: Probably something fairly long by an author I can rely on to deliver or a good book I've already started reading. One of the best books I've read whilst on a long journey was 'My Name is Memory' by Ann Brashares.

Worst book you were made to read in school: I usually came to appreciate books I had to study so on reflection I'm glad I read them all. That said I didn't enjoy Pat Barker's 'The Ghost Road' too much the first time around.

Book that everyone should be made to read in school: I think both are now studied for GCSE/A Level but definitely 'Animal Farm' and '1984' by George Orwell. I read both when I was 14 and they are still amongst some of the most powerful books I've ever read, not to mention that they seem to become more and more relevant over time.

Book that everyone should read, period: I'm a big fan of cult classics so if someone is looking for something to read that's slightly off the beaten track I'd recommend 'The Dice Man' by Luke Rhinehart or 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D Salinger.

Favorite character: This is a hard one! I absolutely fell for Henry from 'The Time Traveller's Wife', I love his bookish nature and the tragedy of his condition- he's my ideal book crush!

Best villain: Not too original here but I'd have to say Voldermort, he is menacing and creepy beyond words.

Favorite invented world: This is a hard one! I tend to favour books with fantastical elements in an urban setting rather than a whole new world, but I'm a massive fan of Alice in Wonderland so I'll go for Wonderland!

Most beautifully written book: I've found all of the books I've read by Alice Hoffman completely beautiful, in particular 'The Skylight Confessions' which is beautiful from cover to cover and made me cry.

Funniest book: The funniest book I've read recently is 'Domestic Violets' by Matthew Norman which has several laugh out loud moments. I also remember laughing out loud at 'Things my Girlfriend and I Have Argued About' by Mil Millington, I love down to earth books with characters arguing over pointless every day things!


  1. Great post, it's always lovely finding out a bit more about other bloggers! :)

  2. Thanks for the comment,I always enjoy filling in things like this :)