Happy Tuesday Bibliofriends,
I’ve hit a kind of Book Tag slump recently and have been trying to find some different ones which interested me and motivated me enough to fill them out. When I saw the I Should Have Read That tag on One Book More I knew that it would be perfect for me as there are tons of books out there and on my shelves that I should have read.
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
- Answer the questions below
- Tag 10 others to take part in the tag
- Enjoy the tag!
A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
My friend Hannah is always recommending the Rivers of London series to me by Ben Aaronovitch. I know that I will probably end up loving it as we share similar tastes in books but for some reason I just never get around to purchasing it!
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t read it
Erm.. my entire bookshelf?!
Nevernight or The Bone Season have both been sat on my shelves for well over 3 (or more likely 5!) years and I still haven’t picked them up and got past the first page yet.
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing
Surely we all know I have a bit of a problem with sequels by now? So much so that I think there should be a name for a scientific/medical name for not finishing a series – answers on a postcard please!
If I had to pick just one it would probably be Rage by Cora Carmack – I absolutely loved Roar and now I finally have Rage sat in my TBR pile I’m desperate to read it and find out what happens before buying Reign when it comes out later in August this year.
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but have never actually read
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – purely for the fact that I love the sound of his name. It’s one of those aesthetically pleasing sounds. I have no idea what the book is actually about even though it’s sitting on my bookshelf – but that’s just me and my book-buying addiction habits!
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
Anything by V.E. Schwab – it’s almost like I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t read any of her work yet. Lots of people discuss what an amazing writer she is so I really want to get around to reading the Darker Shades of Magic series in the near future.
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but just haven’t picked up yet
Normally I’m a really stickler for making sure that I’ve read the book before the films come out. That being said I desperately want to read Dune before the movie comes out later this year. TV series-wise, I love, love, love Killing Eve. The first series was by far the best and I don’t really think series 2 and 3 have lived up to the ‘epicness’ of it yet but I’d like to take a punt on exploring the books.
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
With all of the reading, working, adulting, blogging, Twittering, watching reruns of Hannah Montana on Disney +etc… my Instagramming has taken a bit of a backseat and I don’t really go on it anymore to know what it popular. Two books I keep hearing hyped-up elsewhere that I’d like to read is A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown and Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.
Et voilà! I get all worried that by tagging people in posts they’ll get all eye-rolly and pissed off so feel free to tag yourself and have a go if you want to!