Book Survey: A Few of My Favourites

November 22, 2014 | 5 comments


There are few things I like more than filling out questionnaires about books. Except making lists. And eating cheese. Other than that, any kind of book related survey or meme is pretty much the best thing ever. This short book survey comes from Trish.

1. A book you’ve read more than once: The Harry Potter books by JK Rowling.

2. A book you would take on a desert island: The Harry Potter books by JK Rowling.

3. A book that made you cry: I Miss You, I Miss You by Kinna Gieth and Peter Pohl, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Mister God, this is Anna by Fynn.

4. A book that scared you: I don’t really read scary books, but I found the Millennium books (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) by Stieg Larsson very disturbing.

5. A book that made you laugh out loud: Saker min son behöver veta om världen (Things My Son Needs to Know About the World) by Fredrik Backman. He is hilarious and his blog makes me laugh every day. I cannot wait to read his other books.

6. A book that disgusted you: Certain scenes from the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson definitely was a bit hard to stomach.

7. A book you loved in preschool: Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne and The Moomins by Tove Jansson.

8. A book you loved in elementary school: Every single book by Astrid Lindgren (especially The Brothers Lionheart, Mio, My Son, and Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter), and Agnes Cecilia by Maria Gripe.

9. A book you loved in middle school: Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews, Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden, and If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon.

10. A book you loved in high school: Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder, The Harry Potter books by JK Rowling, and the Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell.

11. A book you hated in high school: I wouldn’t say that I hated them, but I wasn’t very happy that my literature professor made us read Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Don Quixote by Cervantes, and Candide by Voltaire.

12. A book you loved in college: The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Some books I loved that my English professor made me read are Out by Natsuo Kirino and A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler. I would probably never have read either of them on my own.

13. A book that challenged your identity: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Mister God, this is Anna by Fynn are two books that definitely made me think about my own life.

14. A series that you love: Harry Potter by JK Rowling.

15. Your favorite horror book: Under the Dome by Stephen King.

16. Your favorite science fiction book: I don’t read a lot of science fiction but I enjoyed Around the World in 80 days by Jules Verne and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

17. Your favorite fantasy book: I don’t read a lot of fantasy either but I did like Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind.

18. Your favorite mystery: There are too many great mysteries to narrow it down to one, but the one that probably made me fall in love with genre was And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

19. Your favorite biography: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

20. Your favorite classic: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

21. Your favorite romance book: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Two of the greatest love stories ever told.

22. Your favorite book not on this list: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See and Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.

23. What book are you currently reading: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, A Little Night Magic by Lucy March, The Black Echo by Michael Connelly, and I’m almost done with rereading the last part (An Echo in the Bone) of the >7000 pages long Kindle book bundle of The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon.

24. What book have you been meaning to read: Oh, there are so many. I’m hoping to read This Is What Happy Looks Like and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (both by Jennifer E Smith) soon.

What are your book favourites?

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