What book is on your nightstand now?
There’s a few at the moment, I have started to try and read a few at a time! Right now I have ‘This Savage Song” by V.E Scwab, ‘They Both Die at The End’ by Adam Silvera and ‘The Cruel Prince’ by Holly Black.
What was the last truly great book that you read?
The last book that I read! It’s called ‘Whisper’ by Lynette Noni and it’s gotten me really hyped to read more science fiction and contemporary young adult fiction! I had lost touch with those genres. I also really love ‘One of Us Is Lying’ By Karen M. McManus.
If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?
Caroline Kepnes, she is my literary hero! I would absolutely pick her brain about how she managed to write ‘You’ and ‘Hidden Bodies’ from the perspective of Joe. It really blew my mind and made me question my own morals and judgement so I can only imagine how it made Kepnes feel writing it. I think we could have a really great discussion on thrillers!
What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter? I don’t really blog or post about them but I do have both series on my shelves and I am really fond of them.
How do you organize your personal library?
My shelves are organised alphabetically by author! I got that from my Dad, he’s very well organised with everything he owns (DVD’s, CD’s and books!). I really need to sort out getting new bookcases though, books are starting to pile up and I have nowhere to keep them.
What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?
I am yet to start anything by Holly Black. I have The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and The Cruel Prince, so I am hoping to getting around to reading them as soon as I have the time.
Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?
‘The Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard was really overhyped for me! Everyone had been posting about it on Bookstagram and my bookish bestie recommended it, but I just couldn’t handle it. I did hold out to the end and finish it but I won’t be reading the rest.
The last book I put down without finishing was ‘I Had Such Friends’ by Meg Gatland-Veness. I felt that it wasn’t really aimed at the YA audience so I had a bit of trouble reading it. More than likely, the book was meant to be for a much younger audience.
What kinds of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?
I really enjoy adventure and science fiction, so anything with mutants or people with special abilities really pulls me in. I have a tendency to stay away from any stories with mentions of domestic violence and child abuse. That’s a bit of a trigger for me and I don’t enjoy reading it. I am reading a book for review at the moment and it mentions so parts of domestic violence, it makes me uncomfortable but I think I should be alright with this one.
What do you plan to read next?
‘The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly’ by Stephanie Oakes. I’d love to read this in time for the launch of the movie through Facebook watch. It comes out on the 27th so I have got 10 days to get it read!