“Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read” Book Tag

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.


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…


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.


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


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.


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.


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…


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.


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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14 thoughts on ““Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read” Book Tag

  1. This tag is so US XD I have to admit I’ve never felt this tag more than the past few months… I just realised I have way too many books, and books I even bought or requested because I REALLY WANTED TO READ THEM but now I don’t anymore? Or I kind of pick them up but dont really feel like continuing? It’s a really weird feeling, like I’m never in the mood for them, yet keep trying to find new books to read…. Mental, I tell you xD
    I think it’s the book blogger culture, always throwing new releases at our faces, always pumping us up for new ones with all the hype, yet that’s all it is: hype. When it really comes to actually opening a book and reading them, I’m not sure half of us are as excited… Or maybe it’s just me. Maybe I just like the chase but get bored once I get them. AM I A BOOK PLAYER??
    This is very disturbing. Anyway, great choices here and great tag, Azia! I pray for you and Heir of Fire ❤ And I don't feel the slightest bit interested about Children of Blood and Bone so just you know, you're not alone. I also have the same exact attitude towards GOT. My poor boyfriend gifted me the whole set and I have yet to pick the first book up xD (it's a frequent sore topic of conversation between us LOL)

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    1. Yeah….Definitely get you on that hype thing. All the hype and buzz are so fun to play along with, but in my experience, not more than half of those books have actually lived up to the hype. Some of them did actually earn the hype, but even then, their appeal dies down about two weeks after they’ve been released haha. So when I buy a new book, but don’t read it right away and I don’t really hear about it anymore, sometimes I just end up losing interest. Then I wonder why I have it on my shelf in the first place LOL. Book Player: I like that! Totally fitting for the two of us and probably a lot of other bloggers, too!
      Yas glad I’m not alone about Children of Blood and Bone and GOT ❤

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  2. I’d definitely say you need to be in the right mood for Circe, I mean it’s not as emotionally wrecking as The Song of Achilles was but it’s still a pretty heavy read. Still I ended up really loving it (it got five-stars from me) so I’m sure you will too.
    I really enjoyed the Throne of Glass series but in my opinion Heir of Fire was one of the weakest in the series (after the very first book that is). I think if you enjoyed Crown of Midnight you’ll enjoy this one too, but maybe don’t go in with high hopes, I dunno. It’s definitely worth getting through it because the other books in the series (that I’ve read I mean) are amazing.
    Great answers for this tag Azia, maybe one day you’ll be able to get around to all the books you featured here. 🙂 ❤

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    1. I thought as much, though I’m certain I’ll love it. From the rave reviews I’ve read about Circe, I’m sure it won’t disappoint 😀
      Ah that’s not good lol. I’ve already lowered my expectations for Maas books from here-on-out, so I hope I love it, but I won’t be destroyed if I don’t. I want to finish the series, though, only to see how it all ends.
      Thanks so much, Beth! 😀 ❤

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  3. All the books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series are huge! I can definitely see why you would be intimidated by them. I have read the first two, but they take me ages to read – which is why I have decided not to continue with the series. Anyway, I hope you enjoy that book if you get around to it. 😀
    Frankenstein is one of my favourite classics. And yes, it is a book that makes you think. There are many interesting discussion questions that go along with that story.
    Thank you for tagging me! ❤ 🙂

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    1. Yeah, I’ve seen the entire series in the store and I just keep shaking my head as I walk past. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to finish that series if I start it haha. Props to you for finishing two books at least! 😀
      I’ve heard it’s one of the better classics. I suppose it must be, what with all the adaptations of it haha. Can’t wait to finally read the source material.
      Of course! ❤

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  4. Thank you so much for tagging me!! I feel that my answers will be a bit sad, since I don’t have many books on my TBR anyway and, unfortunately, not enough money for everything on my wishlist! But I’ll do my best!! Circe is on my eventually-I’ll-get-to-it mental list, too 😛

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