Today on Chuck a Book, I have Michelle from Much Loved Books.
1) The best book you have ever read.
There are lots of books that I absolutely love but one of my recent favourites is Department 19 by Will Hill. I had not heard of this book and when I got a copy I did not know what to expect of it, especially since to me it’s more of a ‘boys’ book. But I was pleasantly surprised and I found myself really enjoying it. I even got a copy for my brother as I refused to lend him my own copy.
2) A book you loved from your childhood.
Lord of The Rings, my Nan had the big giant version with all three books in one and I remember reading it when I was younger. That’s probably my earliest memory of reading for run, rather than school.
3) A book that made you laugh.
There isn’t really one book that made me laugh a lot. Rather I laugh at random things in books. A series that I can guarantee that will make me laugh is Cassandra Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews. The eclectic mix of characters in this series, mean that you are always going to find something funny among the pages.
4) A book you could not finish.
A recent book that I really wanted to finish but couldn’t muster up the energy to try to find it likeable was Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. The whole idea behind the book is something that fascinates me, and I really wanted to like this book, but I struggled reading it and was really disappointed in myself for not enjoying it like I wanted to.
5) A book that made you swoon.
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. I have loved this series from the beginning, but getting to see Ash’s point of view and know his feelings for Meghan [sigh]. From the moment I started I could not put this book down and it’s my favourite out of the whole series. I wish he was a real person.
6) A book you can’t wait to read.
Just one book???? Really??? Ok, one book I have been waiting to read FOREVER is Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts. I read and finished Dark Inside last year and it feels like I have been waiting a life time to read Rage Within. It also helps that Jeyn is a super nice person who is so down to earth (I met her last year on tour with Jana Oliver)
7) A series you have read and loved.
The series that I love, have read countless times, and replaced all the books at least 3 times is the Belgarion Universe by David Eddings. (http://www.goodreads.com/series/62114-belgarian-universe) It contains The Belgariad, The Malloreon, Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress. This was another series that I read when I was younger that I fell in love with straight away, and I think it’s time for another re-read soon.
8) A book that made you cry.
I cry easily, some dies, some leaves and I sob my heart out. But one book that I was an emotional wreck reading was If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I don’t want to say too much in case it spoils it for others who have not read it yet (if that’s you, yes you reading this, then you need to get a copy and read it), but right up to the last page I never knew what would happen, and I think that made it even more emotional for me to read.
9) Your guilty pleasure book.
I don’t really have a guilty pleasure book, but I do like Amy & Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. This is the first book I read by this author, but it’s not one I would have picked up in the shops. Since I live in the UK we have the pink, very girly cover, and since I don’t do pink or girly I would never have picked it up. I did however win a copy and I was surprised by how much I loved it. It’s a mostly light hearted read, with road trips and fun. I have already read it twice and would definitely read it again if I needed a little pick me up.
10) A book that took you out of your comfort zone.
As a reader I tend to stick to similar genres. As a reviewer I have found myself reading books I typically would not have read. Books like The Hunger Games, Partials, Divergent and Insignia are books I probably would not have read just for fun. Anything that is Dystopian would not have even entered my radar and I would have missed out on some amazing reads.