Whoosh, it’s been a loooooong time since I’ve done a book tag. I saw this one over at The Orangutan Librarian late last year and thought I’d give it a try. I pretty much had my answers picked out just while reading her answers!
I loved the idea of the tag as there are so many books I feel like I should read but don’t always feel to read… if you get my drift. Then there are the books I really want to read but, for whatever reason, still shy away from. This tag is pretty much made for such internal bookish conflict! Haha.
Alright, enough with the chitchat… let’s get to the rules and the books!
- Link back to the original tag (this post, and Jamieson!)
- 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
A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
This is one that I really want to read. It’s not an easy subject but then, that’s exactly the point.
A book that’s really long
Last year I chose between Don Quixote or Les Mis as my “classics” book for the year. Dox Quixote ‘won’ but I never did quite get around to reading it. This year! Next scary big book on the list is Les Mis.
A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman has been on on my bookshelf for about three years now. Not too bad really, considering I’d had Memoirs of a Geisha for over ten years before reading (and loving) that one. There’s hope for Atticus yet!
A book that intimidates you
Como Agua Para Chocolate is one I’ve been meaning to read for years and years. I’ve even stopped myself from reading the English translation or watching the movie. It’s been on my Kindle for years and every so often I’ll read a few paragraphs. I’m just always hesitant to start a novel in Spanish. This year!… maybe… 🤔
A book that you think might be slow
A Column of Fire is another really long one, but it also seems to be much loved by readers. I have the Kindle version and hope to get around to it sometime soon-ish.
A book you need to be in the right mood for
Everyone seems to think this is a great book. Everyone also says it’s incredibly emotional and hard to read. Not sure when I’ll be in the mood to read The Book Thief, but it’s on my bookshelf waiting.
A book you’re unsure if you will like
The Hazel Wood has received such mixed reviews, I’m not sure on which side I’ll fall. I suppose I can only figure that out by actually reading it!
Glad I decided to give this page a try! I tag: Anyone who wants to do it!
So… which of these have you read? What books are on your list of want to but not ready to read yet?
Have a great weekend!