Hello, my friends! I’m here today to do the 20 Questions 2.0 Book Tag. This tag was originally created by Anja Xuan over on booktube, and you can see that original video here. However, I saw it on my best friend Mel’s channel and while she didn’t tag me, it seemed super fun so I thought I’d do it anyway. So here we go.
1. What are your favourite genres to read?
I think if you’ve been around here at all, you probably know that my answer is romance. Whether it’s historical, or more recently, contemporary or paranormal. I live for romance.
2. Do you read more relatively popular books or more underrated books?
I think. mix, though I often end up hating the really popular books that others love.
3. From what author have you read the most books from?
This one is an easy answer for me—it’s Agatha Christie.
4. What audiences (YA, middle grade, adult, etc) do you gravitate towards the most?
I read all of these, but in the last few years I’ve probably read the most amount of adult books—solely because of romance.
5. Most relatable character?
Ooof, I don’t know that I can think of one. Maybe Bilbo Baggins because I would also like to stay in my house and be left alone.
6. Have you always loved reading?
Pretty much. I was a huge reader as a kid, but it died down a little in the first few years of high school as we were set some pretty awful books to read and I lost my love for reading a little. It picked back up when I was about 14 and I read Twilight for the first time, which then led me into YA.
7. What’s a book you feel like was written for you?
This is such a hard question, but maybe Unbroken edited by Marieke Nijkamp because it’s a YA anthology that shows that disability representation can really fit into any genre and that’s something that is really important to me.
8. First or third person?
9. Are you a mood reader or a TBR reader?
A mood reader, for sure. I can’t stick to TBRs at all—I just get distracted by wanting to read other things. It’s like “oh, I said I read this book? What if I read this one that’s been on my shelf for two years/this new one I just got instead”.
10. Series or standalone?
I’d like to say series but I’m terrible at finishing them. But if I had to pick, I like series that follow different characters in each book—that way you can read them as standalones and it doesn’t matter if you’ve forgotten what happened in the previous book.
11. Do you annotate your books?
I have previously but I don’t at the moment. I find annotating really hard unless it’s for a Uni class—it distracts me from enjoying the book because I feel a bit perfectionist about it, in terms of wanting it to be neat and things like that. Occasionally I’ll write down quotes or make a note of something in my Bookly app, but that’s mostly with non-fiction.
12. Long or short books?
I tend to read mid-sized books around the 300-500 page mark, but between these two options, I’d probably go short because I love getting to mark things off my TBR. Plus, it’s much easier to keep writing blog posts if I’m actually finishing books.
13. Favourite bookish tropes?
I love a good bit of fake dating in contemporary romance or a rake in my historical romance.
14. Favourite book to TV show/film adaptation?
Right now, it’s Heartstopper because it’s the newest one in my mind. Plus it was basically perfect.
15. Do you DNF?
Absolutely. If I’m not enjoying a book, I’m not going to force myself to finish it. Simple as that.
16. What’s a book you wish you had a sequel?
I don’t think I have any.
17. Favourite fictional place/setting?
I’m a sucker for books set in London—there are just so many different ways to use London as a setting, and it’s one of my favourite cities in the world. I also love seeing Melbourne in books—I’ve lived here my entire life and there’s something so special about seeing the places I know so well in books. I don’t really have a favourite fictional world per say.
18. Ebooks, audiobooks, or physical books?
Definitely physical. While I also enjoy ebooks, I get sore eyes if I read from my Kindle for too long and I get way too distracted listening to audiobooks.
19. What’s your preferred page length for a book?
As I mentioned before, I usually go for 300-500. I don’t do this consciously, it just seems to be the usual length of the books I’m interested in.
20. Tag your friends.
Okay, I’m going to tag:
Angel @ Angel Reads
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
and Annemieke @ A Dance With Books