Ashley from What’s She Reading? tagged me in this really fun and original book tag. I am hoping that by sharing the books that I want to read but have been avoiding, I will be motivated to pick them up by people in the comments.
- Link back to the original tag (@Jamishelves)
- Complete the questions with books you want to have read but don’t want to read
- Tag some people at the end to do the tag next
1: A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
Thrones of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This is one of those series that people seem to either love or hate, and part of me is curious to see which side I would fall on. I have a feeling I will dislike it, so I just haven’t picked it up even though everyone else read it. We will see if I ever actually pick it up, because it is rare for me to read series as it is.
2: A book that’s really long
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods is 635 pages, which doesn’t seem too long, but something about it really intimidates me. I have only read one other Neil Gaiman novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and while I enjoyed it I did find myself struggling a little bit with the writing style. I need to be in the mood to read 635 pages of that style!
3: A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
I have owned this book for years and have not read it. I am a terrible Canadian and should be ashamed! Not even the TV show has motivated me to pick it up. It is strange because I have read quite a few books that have been compared to it. 2019 has to be the year!
4: A book that is ‘required’ reading
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre was never required reading for me in school, but I really wish that it was because everyone seems to love it. It is one of those classics that I have only seen great things about. I truly can not believe that I haven’ read it yet. I have the audiobook so hopefully I will get to it soon.
5: A book that intimidates you
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
This is a newer release that I would like to get to sooner rather than later but is an absolute monster- 848 pages! I have the ebook so it will be easier for me to read. I am not a huge fantasy readers, so this brick of a book completely intimidates me. That said, I have a great feeling about it and really want to dedicate some time to it.
6: A book that you think might be slow
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
This is another big book and I get the impression that it will be quite dense. I love a slow book though and really want to read this one. I have a feeling that Donna Tartt could become one of my favourite authors if I gave her books a chance; I do not know why I have been putting it up.
7: A book you need to be in the right mood for
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
I loved Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand and am interested in ready more from her. She writes a lot of fantasy, which as I previously mentioned, is not my preferred genre. I have to be in the mood for fantasy, and that mood doesn’t stick very often. I have heard great things about this series though and the premise intrigues me.
8: A book you’re unsure if you will like
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
There are so many mixed reviews for Caraval, and from the reviews I have read I get the impression that I will not enjoy; however, there is something about it that calls to me. I think I just love the idea of a book set at a circus and the cover is absolutely stunning. If I can get my hands on an affordable copy I think I will give it a shot. Even if I don’t like it, it will look good on my shelf- so shallow!