A to Z Book Survey


The A to Z Book Survey was created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner. I love her blog so much (seriously, she’s one of my blogging idols) and she does the End of Year Book Survey every year which is such a good idea. I’ve seen this going round the blogosphere for a few days now and I thought I’d give it a go myself because it’s such fun.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

According to Goodreads, I’ve read the most books by Cassandra Clare (7), but I know that according to my bookshelf it is Meg Cabot. I’ll read anything written by both.

Best Sequel Ever:

I’m going to choose Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi for this one because I couldn’t put it down. I love her books so much and this one exceeded Shatter Me by miles.


Currently Reading:

At the time of writing this (yesterday), I was reading The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle, which I’m finding very difficult to get into. 🙁

 Drink of Choice While Reading:

I only drink water so that’s going to have to be my answer. Although when I’m reading I usually forget to drink anything.

Ereader or Physical Book?

I’ll always love physical books, and nothing will beat them for me, but I am trying to read more e-books because they’re so much cheaper and it’s much easier to buy novels that aren’t so freely available here in the UK. This saves me having to buy a hardcover for a book I might not enjoy.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell! My ultimate book boyfriend. *swoon*

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Wings by Aprilynne Pike, because I was very close to DNF-ing it.

Hidden Gem Book:

The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did!

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Starting my blog. I wouldn’t be the reader I am today without it, because blogging made me read more and look to other genres that weren’t familiar to me.

 Just Finished:

Faking It by Cora Carmack which I LOVED. I love her books so much now!

 Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

 I don’t like reading vampire novels, but I will tolerate them. I do avoid time travel novels now because I just have a lot of problems with them.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Major book hangover because of:

Shaman of Stonewylde by Kit Berry. It’s the last book in my favourite series

Number of Bookcases You Own:

I have two shelves that run the length of my wall, one that runs half and a big bookcase. And I still don’t have enough room…

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Whenever I’m in a reading slump, I’ll pick it up and it always helps me get out of it.

Preferred Place To Read:

I can read just about anywhere, but I love reading in my chair which normally has things heaped up the sides and fall on me pretty regularly. I’d take a picture but it’s so messy the sight would probably horrify you.

 Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“‘After all this time?’ 

‘Always,’ said Snape.”

It gets me every time!

Reading Regret:

 This is a really hard one for me to answer because there’s nothing that I wish I had done differently. I’m still really young so I can’t say I wish I had done things years ago and I read so much anyway that I can usually fit in anything that I want to read. I’m going to leave this one blank for now.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. I only have one more book to go!

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Magus of Stonewylde by Kit Berry

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Anything Rainbow Rowell, which is pretty ironic seeing as though one of her books is called Fangirl.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi! Words cannot explain how excited I am. 😀

Worst Bookish Habit:

 I do buy a lot of books that end up sitting on my pile for months and months. My TBR pile takes up two shelves.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Your latest book purchase:

Faking It by Cora Carmack for my Kindle.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Losing It by Cora Carmack! I stayed up all night reading it!

Have you done this survey? Link me to your own posts if so! 

(sorry for the lack of pictures. My post wouldn’t format them properly. :))

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    Chrissi Reads
    12 August, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Great A-Z Lucy! I’m hoping to do this soon! It looks like fun 🙂
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    Sophie Louise
    12 August, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I love your new design, Lucy! It suits your blog perfectly and the font definitely suits your royal theme!
    This tag looks like so much fun, I’m definitely going to give it a go in my next post. And I share your worst bookish habit – I have books still sitting there from Christmas! And they’ll probably still be there, un-read by the time I get new one’s this Christmas.
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    12 August, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    The Infinite Moment of Us has quite a low average rating on Goodreads so I guess you’re not the only one 🙂

    Have you read The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I’m personally not a fan of vampires as well however that book seriously trumps all other YA vampire books, I would highly recommend it 😀

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      Lucy Powrie
      12 August, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      I DNF-ed it in the end because I couldn’t stand it. Oh well! There are plenty of other books that need my attention!

      I have read it! I loved it, too and must read the sequel.

      Here, have a tissue *hands fifty boxes of tissues* I think you’ll need it!

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    Rachel @ Booktastic Reviews
    12 August, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I also avoid time travel novels… I’ve never really liked any that I’ve read. 🙁

    You DNFed Wings?! Awwwwwww. 🙁 I adore that series!
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    12 August, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I love this A-Z Lucy! Gonna have to do this myself too. Some awesome books on your list. I will confess, I’ve never read the Cassandra Clare series, but someone told me my book reminded me of them and they sound awesome anyway, so have bought the first 🙂

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    Jess Hearts Books
    12 August, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I love survey’s and had such fun reading your answers! I might have to do my own 🙂 The ‘always’ Snape quote gets me every time in both the book and the film!

    P.S I love your new blog look! It’s so clean and crisp! 🙂
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    12 August, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    First of all, I love the font you use haha, it’s gorgeous! And the new design is so, so cute – love it! :)) I agree with many of your answers, especially the mention of “always” and blogging being an important reading decision! 😀

    I think I’ll have to do this sometime as I just loved this post! 😀
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    Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea
    12 August, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I really need to read Losing It! The Harry Potter quote you used kills me every single time I read it. I also need to read Fangirl…and Eleanor and Park. Great answers Lucy! 🙂
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    12 August, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    This looks like fun! I want to have a go!
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    12 August, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Oh, this survey looks like so much fun! Great responses, Lucy! 🙂 I love when there are certain books that always get you out of reading slumps.
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    13 August, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I just did this survey; it was so fun! That Snape quote gets me as well! Vampire books are my fave 😛 But only old school ones like LJ Smith and Vampire Academy. I really need to read Fangirl! I love Rainbow Rowell’s other 2 books

    Cait x

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    Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf
    14 August, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Cool, I didn’t realise you’d done this too! Enjoyed reading your answers., Lucy. 🙂

    My A to Z Book Survey
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    14 August, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    This looks like a fun survey to do. Maybe I will try it 🙂 I have almost the entire Iron Fey series now I haven’t even started it yet :/
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    15 August, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Great responses! I regret buying books and not reading them, too! And I MUST get to Fangirl – sounds SO good 🙂
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    Nina @ Death Books and Tea
    24 August, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    That’s such an awesome way of writing a quiz! Looks fun. I totally get the buying books and forgetting to read them for months-I have a few books I bought 18 months ago and haven’t got round to reading XD
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    1 September, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I finally finished the survey! Yay! It only took 2 weeks > find it here http://www.tallstoryteller.co.za/blog/post/2013/09/01/Let-me-tell-you-more-about-the-books-I-read-gt;-A-to-Z-Book-Survey.aspx

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