I imagine there are a lot of books on our TBR that we placed on there out of a sense of duty, or because we heard everyone talking about it so we feel like we just HAVE to read it so we can join the conversation too.
I’m totally feeling this tag right now, because I’ve just realized there are a lot more books on my TBR that might not need to be there but are there anyways because I keep telling myself that I’m going to read even though I…don’t…really…want to????
Many thanks to Laura @ The Book Corps for tagging me! Girl, you know how long it’s been since I’ve been properly tagged??? Bless your beautiful soul. Thanks so much for bringing me back to the fun times of book tags ❤
Also, be sure to check out Jami @ Jami’s Shelves, for she is the magnificent one who has created this completely relatable tag.
A BOOK THAT YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO READ BECAUSE EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT IT
I know…this is weird. But honestly, I have had this book since it’s release and I have not once attempted to pick it up again after having read the first few pages and setting it down. It’s not that I didn’t like it; I just haven’t really been in the mood for it. Or maybe I’m NOT actually interested in it and I’ve been lying to myself this entire time.
No matter the case, I still keep it on my TBR because everyone says it’s amazing and I want to see if I feel that way about it some day. But that day is not today…
A BOOK THAT’S REALLY LONG
This book and I are in a will they/won’t they relationship. Some days I think I want to pick this big boy up and slowly make my way through it as the years pass, and then other days I can’t even stand to look at it. I often wonder if I really even need to read it, as I’m currently deeply invested in the HBO series and I often feel like the books would just ruin it or vice versa…I’m keeping this one around, and one day I might read it, but I also might…not. So…there’s that.
A BOOK YOU’VE OWNED/HAD ON YOUR TBR FOR TOO LONG
Well, this is just a sad business. I’ve talked about how I really liked the first book in this series and then this book just killed it for me. It’s been sitting on my shelf for the better part of 2.5 years and I’m still hesitant to pick it back up again.
I really want to see if I can finish it, only so I can move on to King’s Cage, which I heard was much better than this one. But it’s so darn HARD. I don’t like anyone in this series, but now I keep hearing things about Evangeline and how Maven is still somewhat of a sympathetic character, and I just don’t know. I will finish this book up sometime this year, hopefully, but just remember…I really don’t want to XD LOL
A BOOK THAT INTIMIDATES YOU
I may as well just copy and past A Game of Thrones. But no, there are other books that intimidate me. And not only because of their size. Sometimes, it’s the content that scares me a little bit. Which is why I picked Frankenstein. I really want to read this one, while simultaneously not wanting to, only because I feel like it’s one of those books that will knock on your mind and say THINK!
Nowadays I’m a little hesitant to pick up books I know that will make me want to talk about them, because now I’m not in college and it’s a little weird to have all these thoughts and not have a study group or workshop to share them with. But honestly, that’s the only reason.
A BOOK THAT IS ‘REQUIRED’ READING
(EG, SCHOOL TEXT, REALLY POPULAR CLASSIC – SOMETHING YOU FEEL OBLIGATED TO READ!)
My high school years were funny in that I never managed to read the classics that everyone else had read. Meaning, I have yet to read classics such as Of Mice and Men, Grapes of Wrath, Scarlet Letter, Heart of Darkness, Frankenstein, Animal Farm, Catcher in the Rye, and yes, even To Kill a Mockingbird.
I feel that at my age, I should have already read this book, and even though I have a slight feeling of obligation towards reading it, I still hesitate to dive into this literary masterpiece. One, because I’m not a huge fan of classics, and two, I’m not incredibly sold on the premise. But yes, I will read this classic, just to see how I feel about it in the end.
A BOOK THAT YOU THINK MIGHT BE SLOW
Ever since I bought this book, I’ve had a feeling that maybe, just maybe, it might be a little slow. I’m not sure where this feeling came from, but it’s there. I think at one point I heard some reviews say it was kind of slow, but even before then, I wasn’t rushing to pick this one up. I held it in my hands and thought to myself, “Hm, I don’t think it’s going to be a suspenseful as you think it might be.”
I think the thought stems from the idea that since this is the first book in a new fantasy series, most of the focus will be on building up the world and its characters. And that takes time. So even if it does prove to be slow, I hope that at least it’s good. But right now, I’m still not rushing to pick it up anytime soon…
A BOOK YOU NEED TO BE IN THE RIGHT MOOD FOR
Now don’t get me wrong, this is one of the few books from this list that I am dying to read. And yet, I haven’t. Why you might ask? Well, I’ve become a mood reader. And unfortunately, I haven’t been in the right mood for Circe or any books like it. I know that it might be a bit of a cerebral read and, sadly, I don’t think I’m up for that much mental and emotional investment. I’m kind of looking for fun, relaxed reading material at the moment. I’m hoping by summer I’ll be in the right state of mind to jump into this gem.
A BOOK YOU’RE UNSURE IF YOU WILL LIKE
I really don’t know what to think about this book. I despised Throne of Glass, absolutely loved Crown of Midnight, and now I’m looking this one in the face. I’ve already come to the conclusion that I have a love/hate relationship with Maas’s writing (great storytelling, horrendous diction), and so I’m hesitant to continue on with this series, especially since I’ve heard many people say that the series goes downhill with this book or after this one. I hope that I like Heir of Fire, at least, but I’m completely unsure if I will…
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