By no means is this a catchall for books I’ve read… I went with what popped into my head first for most of the answers :)
1. Favorite book – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Least favorite book – Tough call… if I don’t like it once I’m a bit into it I won’t finish it and sadly right now I can’t think of any of those.
3. Book that makes you laugh out loud - I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max. Or anything by Jen Lancaster.
4. Book that makes you cry - Anything dealing with animals, especially if they die (i.e. Marley and Me or Amazing Gracie)
5. Book you wish you could live in – I know many people say Harry Potter because really, what could be more awesome? But there’s also the appeal of places far away (for me) featured in books such as The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. And of course my love for the East Coast in books like Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
6. Favorite young adult book – The Fear Street Series by R.L. Stine will always hold a place in my heart.
7. Book that you can quote/recite – Oddly, quite a few. Mostly memoirs with bits that relate to my own life: Wasted by Marya Hornbacher, Lucky by Alice Sebold, and Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel.
8. Book that scares you – House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I’ve picked it up at least a dozen times and can’t get far into it before I have to reset my brain. I think it’s what I’ve heard about it that freaks me out the most so my anticipation gets the best of me.
9. Book that makes you sick – The Jungle by Upton Sinclaire.
10. Book that changed your life – Under the Overpass by Michael Yankoski
11. Book from your favorite author – Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster (one of my favorites).
12. Book that is most like your life – None in particular. Most books I fall in love with I find a piece of myself in somewhere though.
13. Book whose main character is most like you – Honestly, not sure at all… hmm…
14. Book whose main character you want to marry – Mr. Darcy. Duh. ;o)
15. First “chapter book” you remember reading as a child – Little House in the Big Woods may have been the first one… but around that time I also read Anne of Green Gables, Charlotte’s Web and the like.
16. Longest book you’ve read - Hm. Not sure. I’ve read some big books…
17. Shortest book you’ve read - Life on the Refridgerator Door by Alice Kuipers
18. Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like – None. If I like it, I like it. No embarrassment needed ;o)
19. Book that turned you on – I can’t say I’ve ever been “turned on” by a book persay, but The Sleeping Beauty Novels by A.N. Roquelaure were definitely a bit more.. uhm… colorful, perhaps, than I normally read.
20. Book you’ve read the most number of times – Wasted by Marya Hornbacher. It helped me a lot through my own recovery process and still does.
21. Favorite picture book from childhood – There are SO many. But two that I always took out from the library were Rosie and Michael by Judith Viorst and Koko’s Kitten by Dr. Francine Patterson.
22. Book you plan to read next – Not sure… I haven’t had much luck with good books lately. After I read Water for Elephants, I had a few good reads and then nothing. Pretty typical of what happens when I fall in love with a story like I did with Water for Elephants.
23. Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t (or haven’t actually finished) – I’m sure there’s old high school assigned reading I never finished but marked as such on Goodreads (or told my teacher I read it)… but nothing comes to mind.
24. Book that contains your favorite scene - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. The scene in question involves one badass Molly Weasly.
25. Favorite book you read in school – Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Beals and The Power of Their Ideas by Deborah Meier.
26. Favorite nonfiction book – Under the Overpass by Michael Yankoski
27. Favorite fiction book - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
28. Last book you read – Night Road by Kristin Hannah
29. Book you’re currently reading – Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger and A Return to Modesty by Wendy Shalit.
30. Favorite coffee table book – RENT by Jonathan Larson
31. Favorite adventure book - Not really sure… I’m sure there are a few but none come to mind since it’s generally not a preferred genre for me.