By Catherine Garcia
Updated May 04, 2010 at 04:29 PM EDT

True Blood fans, you have Charlaine Harris to thank for the highly addictive series; it’s based on her wildly popular Sookie Stackhouse novels. The latest edition, Dead in the Family, is out May 4. We gave the Southern native a quick quiz on some of her favorite books — including the one she wishes she could read again and again.

What’s a book you’ve faked reading?

Moby Dick. I gave it a tremendous try, but I don’t think I ever finished. Oh, The Magic Mountain, too.

What was your favorite book as a child?

Jane Eyre.

What’s a book you’ve gone back to and read over and over?

Pride and Prejudice.

What author (living or dead) would you most like to meet?

I know most of the living writers I’d wanted to meet, which is one of the great things about my job. I would have loved to have met Shirley Jackson.

What’s a book you wish you could experience again for the first time?

Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston.

What fictional character would you most like to marry?

Ha! Hmmm. Mr. Rochester? Darcy? Nope. Oh, I know! Bones, from Jeaniene Frost’s books.