Author You’ve Read the Most Books From
This has to be Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine when you take into the stand-alones and the Wexford series I have devoured a fair few of her books.
Best Sequel Ever
This is really hard but I’m going to pick The Lewis Man by Peter May which is the middle book of the Lewis Trilogy – if you haven’t read these, you are missing out.
Play Dead by Angela Marsons the fourth in the amazing Kim Stone series
Drink of Choice While Reading
Coffee, coffee and coffee – I’m addicted
E-Reader or Physical Book
I love my kindle and couldn’t live without it for ease and space reasons but I now accept that I prefer a physical book
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School
At the time I was in high school it would have been Rupert Campbell-Black from Jilly Cooper’s Riders although he would have been far too old for me of course!
Glad You Gave this Book a Chance
There are loads but most recently, Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris was an amazing read, one that has softened my opinion of literary fiction considerably.
Hidden Gem Book
White Lie by Andrea Gillies which blew me away with its deep and dark secrets that shaped generations of the Salter family in Scotland.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life
Being invited to join the Amazon Vine program which meant that I was offered books that I might previously have ignored which really expanded my reading.
Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica
Kind of Books You Won’t Read
No fantasy novels or sci-fi – I’ve tried to embrace the genre but it just isn’t me!
Longest Book You’ve Read
I’m not sure this is the longest in all time but about six years ago I read London by Edward Rutherfield which came in at a whopping 1152 pages – it took a long time for me to read but it was worth it to travel through London’s history and witness the changes.
Ooh this is hard, possibly after reading Burial Rites by Hannah Kent where I had immersed myself in Agnes’s story in Iceland where she awaited trial for murder with the Jonsson family – heartbreakingly sad!
Number of Bookcases You Own
Four but I desperately need a new one, I can’t part with any of the books currently residing in my abode!!
One Book You’ve Read Multiple Times
Margaret Forster’s Shadow Baby a book which underlines the fact that mothers come in all shapes and sizes and not always in a good way! Better still this is one of those dual time-line stories which I love!
Preferred Place to Read
If I could be on holiday all year round it would be by the pool on a sun-lounger with a fruity cocktail – reality designates my dear bed though.
Quote that Inspires You/Gives You all the Feels from a Book You’ve Read
I’m not sure that this inspires me so I’m going for the second half of the question from The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley
“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
Series You Started and Need to Finish
Lots and lots, including those that I started part way through! The one I am most compelled to finish is Camilla Läckberg’s Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck series– I’m up to book eight, Buried Angels but I think I still need to read book four too!
Three of Your All-Time Favourite Books
I’m not sure how I’m supposed to choose just three, I will but on the proviso that I can change my mind at any time to include the three-hundred books which would be a far fairer question.
Asta’s Book by Barbara Vine
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brook
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
Unapologetic Fangirl For
I’m not really a fangirl in the long-term way, maybe I don’t have the stamina but everyone who talks books to me gets told about the aforementioned Lewis Trilogy by Peter May
Very Excited for this Release more than All Others
This has to be Love You Dead by Peter James which is out later this month! Considering I am fairly rubbish at reading series, this is one I always pre-order and make space in the reading schedule for!
Worst Bookish Habit
Buying far too many books that deep down I know I will never have time to read.
X Marks the Spot: Start on the Top Left of Your Shelf and Pick the 27th Book
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver, which is a ‘sliding-doors’ novel; Irina McGovern’s destiny hinges on a single kiss. Whether she stays with her reliable partner Lawrence, or runs off with Ramsey, a hard-living snooker player.
Your Latest Purchase
Pariah by David Jackson, the first in Detective Callum Doyle series bought because although I have the fourth in this series, Cry Baby, I enjoyed A Tapping at my Door so much I wanted to start at the beginning of his previous series.
Zzzzz-Snatcher Book (Last Book that Kept You up Way too late)
White Is The Coldest Colour by John Nicholl which was not only compulsive reading, the subject matter was so dark sleep wouldn’t come easily anyway.