The ‘I Should Have Read That Book’ Tag

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It has been over a year since I wrote a tag post, but this one was just too good to pass on. This tag is literally my shame list. I should have read most of these books by now, but as you can this is not the case.It’s actually surprising to see how many popular books are still on my tbr list.

A big thank you to Kate @ Reading Through Infinity for tagging me in this post. Be sure to check out her answers for this tag.

Rules

Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
Link to the creator’s blog (Beth @ booksnest) in your post
Answer the questions below
Tag 10 others to take part
ENJOY THE TAG!

The Questions

  • A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
  • A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
  • A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet
  • A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
  • A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
  • A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet
  • A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet.

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read.

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Gotta give the credit to Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books for this one. Girl Out of Water has been on my tbr for a while now, and every time Marie mentions it in one of her posts I’m shamed by the fact that it’s gathering dust on my shelf.

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up.

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The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. It seems to me that everyone loves this series, and I can see myself enjoying it, but I have a very toxic relationship with love triangles. I can’t stand them and this may be the best love triangle ever written, but it’s still a love triangle.

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet.

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Morning Star by Pierce Brown. I am literally ashamed for this. I adored the first two books, but they stressed the hell out of me. I will get round to reading it. That is a promise, I just don’t know when that will happen.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read.

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I’ve always been drawn to this book and I can’t explain why. I’ve re-read the classics I had to read in school and enjoyed them a lot more the second time round, but I still don’t read a lot of classics, something I should try and rectify.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Harry Potter. Sorry, but I was never drawn to Potter when I was a kid, and even as an adult I feel like I’d read it just to see what the hype is about more than anything.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet.

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Lord of the Rings. My dad read those books to me when I was a kid, but I’ve yet to read them myself. I love the Lord of the Rings films. I can literally quote them word for word, and it’s my go-to comfort film.

Another book to film adaptation I love is War Horse and I’d love to read the book just so that I can discover the beauty of the original source.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet.

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After the epic news of a Grishaverse Netflix series, I saw a slew of pictures of the Grisha trilogy and I’ve never read the original series. I don’t know why I’ve never read them, there is no reason beyond the fact that it just doesn’t draw me in as much as her other books. 

I tag

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters

Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts

Lais @ The Bookish Skies

Trang/Lashaan @ Bookidote

…and anyone else who wishes to take part

Which book should you have read?

 

14 thoughts on “The ‘I Should Have Read That Book’ Tag

  1. Ahhh, I’m so happy that you want to read Girl Out of Water because of me ahhh, this makes me happy and I can only hope my recommendation won’t disappoint you, come the time when you finally read it 🙂
    This is such a fun tag, thank you for tagging me! ❤ ❤

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  2. Thanks for considering me for this task, but I feel like that list of books is eeeeendless. Haha people constantly keep reminding me of what I should read or pick up and I ignore them all. But we can be together in arms about not having read Harry Potter! I never felt drawn to the books either (loved the films though)
    I have the strong hope that one day you will continue reading the Red Rising sage. I kept throwing those books at everyone for so long haha I need more people to talk about it with.
    Lastly, I am curious about your toxic relationship with love triangles. Tell me more! I adore the Infernal Devices and the love triangle works like nothing else without going into detail and spoiling you.

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    • The hardest part about this tag was narrowing down my options for each question. It made me realise just how much I hadn’t read haha. Glad I’m not the only one that didn’t jump on the Potter bandwagon. I have a soft spot for the films as well.

      I’ve actually been flittering in and out of the mood to re-visit that world. It’s been so long since I read the first two books, so I’m debating reading them both or just Golden Son so I can refresh the memory of the little moments.

      My main qualm with love triangles is how they basically make everyone look bad. I have no doubts that some have been written well, but I’ve yet to or have no desire to experience that because even if the circumstances are more of a “I want you to be happy even if it’s not with me,” you’re still pitting two guys against each other and they just get so messy and overshadow other aspects of the story that could have such a profound effect on our character and the reader if given the chance.

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      • Well, I am trying not to spoil you for Infernal Devices while at the same time letting you know what is going on and why that love triangle works so well … so, how can I put it? There is no malice between the two guys. Zero. None. They happen to fall in love with the same person and while that is tricky, they wish nothing but the best for each other always. That’s the beauty of it.

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    • Maybe one day I’ll get to it. Everyone keeps telling me that Will Herondale is Welsh as well, which is so rare in a YA book to see my country represented.

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  3. I haven’t read any of these books either!

    The Grisha trilogy is also on my TBR. I read and enjoyed the Six of Crows duology, but I’m not as obsessed as everyone else with it. I wonder how I’ll fell about the Grisha trilogy…

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