Bookish Newsletter Poll: Who is your favorite trickster in literature?

Bookish Newsletter Poll: Who is your favorite trickster in literature?


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Past Poll Results:

Which book-inspired road trip would you want to go on?
21% – The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson
17% – Wild, Cheryl Strayed
17% – Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck

Who is your favorite Irish writer?
24% – Tana French
15% – Maeve Binchy
15% – Colm Tóibín

What 2016 book-to-film adaptation are you looking forward to?
26% — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
25% — Me Before You
15% — The Girl on the Train 

What is your favorite first line in literature?
26% of you like the first line of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. 18% prefer Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice intro, and 11% love the first sentence of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

Who is your favorite romance author?
​58% of you said Beverly Jenkins, while 7% prefer Julia Quinn, and another 7% enjoy Karen Hawkins​.

What is your favorite genre to read?
24% of readers love fiction, 20% love a good mystery, and 14% shared their love of historical fiction and historical romances in our “other” option.

Which of these famous books have you not read?
15% of you confessed to having never read The Alchemist, another 15% never picked up Lolita, and 12% haven’t read The Little Prince.

Which author would you travel back in time to have dinner with?
19% of you wanted to meet Jane Austen, 14% prefer William Shakespeare, and 13% said Ernest Hemingway.

What’s your literary resolution for 2016?
27% of readers want to tackle their unread books, 22% hope to read more books than they did last year, and 16% want to read diversely.

What kind of content do you want to see more of on Bookish?
24% of readers want book recommendations, while 19% are in favor of more top 10 lists, and 14% want more book giveaways.

Which of these books is your favorite Christmas Eve read?
In first place with 32% of the vote is The Night Before Christmas, Clement Clarke Moore. In second place is A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (24%), and in third is The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg (11%).

A lot of great books came out in 2015, which one of these is your favorite?
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins won with 25% of the vote, followed by The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah with 20%. Our other category was popular with 17% of voters putting in a pick of their own.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’ve got food on our minds. What fictional food would you love to feast on?
Harry Potter’s pumpkin pasties and butterbeer won 45% of the vote, with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe‘s turkish delight  coming in second with 12%, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory‘s three course dinner chewing gum coming in third with 10%.

Which of these authors would you like to have dinner with?
J.K. Rowling won with 30% of the vote, closely followed by Stephen King (23%) and Diana Gabaldon (21%).

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  1. I would have wanted to have dinner with more than one of the listed authors. it would have been a great dinner party, my biggest question would have been finding an appropriate dinner to accommodate the different cuisine tastes especially with George Martin and Stephen King at the same table

  2. Although they are all amazing authors, I’d have to decline your selection. I’d choose Erika Leonard, a.k.a. E L James or Sylvain Reynard. I think it would be an enlightening and fun conversation with lots of Chianti Classico and fine Italian cuisine.

  3. I’d have Charles Todd for soup/salad, Daniel DeSilva for the meat course, Jack Higgins for dessert and Harper Lee for cognac and cigars! I’m starving! Great poll!

  4. Although, I love several of these authors, I too would have liked an “other” category. My dinner guest would be Anne Lamott!

  5. I think there should have been boxes so we can pick more then one… Jennifer Lynn Barnes has been my favorite author for as long as I can remember!

  6. This is such a hard question! For me it’s a 4 way tie between J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Harper Lee, & Louisa May Alcott.

  7. Kelly,

    You might consider new authors based on who they might be through their past experiences , but are relatively unknown to the general public.

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