So! Like last month’s #bookadayuk hosted by The Borough Press, the folks at Doubleday Books have continued the event and done the month of July!
Here’s all of the 31 responses for this month!
1. A book that made you laugh out loud.
The Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy is hilarious!
2. Favourite SF/Fantasy novel for World UFO Day!
I don’t have many sci-fi books but I’m going to say “I, Robot” – presuming that I like it when I read it! (N.B. After reading a sample chapter, I’m afraid I’m not interested in reading it!)
3. Favourite novel in translation.
Favourite translation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is nicely translated from Swedish to English.
4. All-time favourite American novel for 4th July Independence Day.
Best American novel: Surprisingly I only have a few, but it’s John Green’s “An Abundance of Katherines”
5. Most delicious novel about food.
I don’t really read many books about food, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like it!
6. Which book will you put down today to watch the Wimbledon tennis final?
I won’t be watching the Wimbledon final so I’ll continue to read “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.
7. Most chocolatey novel – it’s National Chocolate Day!
Typical answer, but surely the most chocolatey book is “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”? Great childhood book! #bookadayuk
8. Favourite Great War novel.
I read Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo as part of English at school and thought it was an interesting read…
9. Most irritating character in a novel.
Hmm… Peter from Divergent. No spoilers, but just didn’t like him…
10. Novel with most memorable picnic for Teddy Bear Picnic Day!
Can’t think of one! Sorry!
11. The book that made you cry.
Is it bad that I don’t cry when reading books?
12. Novel that best conjured a place for you.
It’s a tie! Both the Sherlock Holmes series and “The Shock of the Fall” by Nathan Filer conjured a place!
13. Best title for a novel.
Tough question! It has to be The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The title in itself IS curious!
14. For Bastille Day, your favourite novel about or set in France.
Is it bad that I don’t have any novels about France?
15. The last book you bought.
Not a fiction book, but the last book I bought was the Rockschool Grade 8 book! I did my Grade 7 exam last week!
16. Favourite book to take to the beach.
I’ve only ever read beside the sea once, and that was “Before I Go to Sleep” by S J Watson.
17. Novel which surprised you the most.
Is it “surprising” in a good way? I didn’t like Allegiant (Divergent 3), which surprised me as everyone else does!
18. Favourite crime novel of all-time — it’s the Harrogate Crime Festival!
Favourite crime novel has to be The Millenium Series by Stieg Larsson. Intriguing characters and great plots!
19. Most memorable plot twist (no spoilers please).
Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant 2) had a shocking plot twist that was cleverly pulled off.
20. Your Desert Island novel
Probably The Curious Incident…
21. The novel you expected to hate, but turned out you loved.
I think I’ve rarely experienced this phenomenon!
22. The novel you most like to give to friends.
I don’t give books to friends as such, but I’ve been recommending Neil Gaiman’s Stardust to a lot of people lately…
23. Favourite novel with exotic background.
Not a complete favourite, but Life of Pi is a good book for its exotic background.
24. A book that reminds you of your English teacher.
I’ve had different English teachers over the years, and there’s too many books to list!
25. Book that is your guilty pleasure.
This doesn’t really work with me… No guilty pleasures for me!
26. The novel you wish you’d written.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Just brilliant – I’m envious of Haddon’s abilities!
27. For National Parents’ Day — the best/worst parents in fiction.
The best parents are Charlie Bucket’s parents. True definition of family! Then Matilda’s parents are the worst!
28. Favourite animal character.
Arthur the Aardvark. Though I watched the TV shows, not read the book.
29. Favourite likeable villain.
Gosh… It may have to be Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes…
30. The book I plan to read thanks to #bookadayuk.
A lot of Twitter chats are recommending 1984 by George Orwell. I’ll probably give that a read…
31. The book that reminds you of someone special.
But, but… There’s so many!
So that’s another month of Book a Day! Another publishing company has taken it up for the month, so you can see my responses for that at the end of August!