Today felt like a good day for a book tag. I was tagged to do the I Should Have Read That Book Tag quite a bit ago and I’m finally getting around to actually doing it. This one looks like fun (and probably a bit of a call out), so thanks to Danni @ _ForBookSake for tagging me! If you’re not already following Danni, you should go check out her blog. I promise you, you’re gonna have a good time!
This tag was originally created by Book’s Nest, which is another blog you should definitely check out.
Alright, now let’s get to the tag!
A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
There are… so many, but the first one that popped into my mind was We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. My best friend has been trying to get me to read this book for ages. She said it’s a disturbing, but interesting read and probably something that I’ll enjoy. I just know this is the kind of book I need to be in the right mindset to read. That said, I do want to eventually get to this one.
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
Hahaha, again, there are so many 😅 We’ll go with one that has been on my Goodreads TBR since I set up my account: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. This book remains on my TBR because I’m legitimately intimidated by it. It’s a classic and I have a strained relationship with classics. It’s also freakin’ huge and big books intimidated even when they aren’t classics. But… I’ve heard some incredible things about this one, so I will give it a shot. Eventually…
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet
I am forever ashamed that I still have not read Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine. This is the last book in the Great Library series, which is absolutely phenomenal! I don’t know why I keep skipping over this book to pick up other ones. I know I’m going to love it! I think I’m just not ready to say goodbye to Jesse and crew. I adore the characters in this book and I’m sad that I only have one more book left with them.
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
I’m gonna steal Danni’s answer and say The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde. Not only does the story sound like a wild ride, but I find the author himself fascinating. I also tend to get along better with classics that have a bit of the fantastic. A secret painting that keeps the subject young and beautiful seems like a good fit! Here’s hoping I actually enjoy it unlike so many other classics I’ve tried 😂
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
Again, quite a few, but the one that pops up at the top right now is House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. After realizing I have zero interesting in reading her other series, I also realized that I’m still curious about this author. I figured trying out her newest series would work much better for me. Who knows. Maybe I’ll love it so much that I’ll want to read all of her backlog? Only time and me actually reading this will tell.
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet
I haven’t watched all of the series, but I did enjoy what I watched of the Netflix show based on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I do love to be spooked by the media I consume, so this seems like a book I would love. If it’s half as creepy as the show, I’m really looking forward to reading it! No real clue why I haven’t yet… it’s just not high on my TBR at the moment.
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
You don’t see The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab as much on Insta these days. For a minute, though, it was everywhere! And I was really eager to read it, too! We see how far I’ve gotten with that 😅 I don’t know what’s made me put off reading this for so long. V.E. Schwab is one of my favorite writers! Perhaps I just want to savor it… yeah, that’s what I’m gonna go with.
I’m not tagging anyone specifically today, but, if you enjoyed this post and would like to do it yourself, go right ahead! Consider this your tag 😊
Until next time, happy reading!