I’m pleased today to share with you my interview with fellow book blogger Sarah from Sarah Reads Too Much. Please check out her wonderful blog! One thing I really like about her blog is that she reviews an eclectic mix of books, and I found myself perusing many of her posts looking for ideas for books to read. She has me sold on [amazon_link id=”0385534639″ target=”_blank” ]The Night Circus[/amazon_link] by Erin Morgenstern.
What has been your favorite book this year and why?
Easily [amazon_link id=”0385534639″ target=”_blank” ]The Night Circus[/amazon_link] by Erin Morgenstern. I felt completely transported to a different place and time—I felt the magic in the pages. I was truly sad to have finished it. I have enjoyed many books this year, but this one completely blew me away in a different way. I cannot recommend it enough.
I notice you participate in a lot of challenges. Which is your favorite? Why?
My favorite challenge is the one I started—The Back To The Classics Challenge 2011. It is a thrill to be offered the number of advance copies and new release books to read and review, but I wanted to also remind and push myself to read Classic Literature as well. I plan to continue the Challenge again next year, with a few updates to keep it fresh!
You read a wide variety of genres. Do you have a favorite? What’s your “desert island” book?
I love reading different genres; in fact I make it a personal point to not read books from the same genre back to back. I don’t think I have a particular favorite… I really enjoy the variety. I’m not even sure what my “desert island” book would be! Perhaps a heavy classic I haven’t read yet—as I’d have the time and few distractions—or maybe a light YA novel to encourage a good mood?
What is one book you find yourself recommending to everyone? Why that one?
I can’t recommend just any book to any one. I first need to know what they like, and then go from there (the perk of reading so many genres I guess!) For mystery lovers, I have lately been suggesting Tana French titles; YA I’d go with Stephanie Perkins or Myra McEntire, Literary Fiction -[amazon_link id=”0385534639″ target=”_blank” ]The Night Circus[/amazon_link] (of course!) or perhaps Matthew Norman’s [amazon_link id=”0062065114″ target=”_blank” ]Domestic Violets[/amazon_link], and I could go on and on.
What’s your favorite book set in Massachusetts (Stephanie’s current home state)?
The first book that comes to mind as a favorite would be Tom Perrotta’s [amazon_link id=”031236282X” target=”_blank” ]Little Children[/amazon_link], even though that book could really take place anywhere in suburban America. I also just read a fun YA mystery set on Cape Cod titled [amazon_link id=”0545230500″ target=”_blank” ]Clarity[/amazon_link] by Kim Harrington.
Thanks, Sarah! It was a pleasure getting to know you! I am excited to try some of the books you discussed.