A while ago (a really while ago) I saw this tag over at Evelyn Reads and have been meaning to fill it out ever since. If you’re not already following please check out her blog, it’s fantastic. 🙂
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
- Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
- Answer the questions below
- Tag 10 others to take part
- ENJOY THE TAG!
A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
Little, Big by John Crowley is a book one of my friends has been urging me to read for years. I’ve gotten some great book recs from him so I don’t know why I keep putting this off. I’ll admit the size is a little daunting, but I’ve read tomes before. Just have to get to it at some point.
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
Cold Steel by Kate Elliot. This is actually book 3 of a series and I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet! I was super excited when it came out and everything. Maybe I’m scared because it’s the end of the series and even though I want to finish series sometimes I’m sad when they’re over.
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet
Well, I could pick from hundreds of books here because I’m terrible about starting series and not finishing them ahahahaha.
But let’s go with River Marked by Patricia Briggs, this is book 6 in her Mercy Thompson series which I have all intentions of catching up on one day. For sure.
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan! I want to check this out sometime. Maybe later this year once I get through these couple of months full of ‘obligated reading’.
A popular book that seems everyone but you has read
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is a book I started but then about 15% in I put it down and never picked it back up. This has got to be one of the most popular fantasy books that I haven’t yet read besides The Eye of the World…
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read yet
To my great shame I have NOT yet read The Last Unicorn, but I have seen the movie. A lot. And I also have a graphic novel of the book signed by Peter Beagle (he’s a delightful man and I highly recommend meeting him if you ever get the opportunity).
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up
I’ve seen The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid everywhere, but especially insta. I guess it makes sense, that cover is so striking with the colors. I do hope to read this one some day.
That’s it for this tag, that was fun. As per usual not tagging anyone but if you’d like to fill this one out, consider yourself tagged!
26 thoughts on “I Should Have Read That Book Tag”
Loved reading your answers 🙂
I also really want to start the eye of the world series this year, but it is quite daunting haha!
Yeah, it’s such a long series with a lot of huge books!
Lots of good books on this list. Certainly have to read the last unicorn and the 7 husbands book. So very good. Arrr!
x The Captain
I’ve heard great things about both!
This tag would be super easy for me, since there are so many books I still need to read!! I’d love to start the Mercy Thompson series, for example. I have no idea why I haven’t 🤣
I really love Mercy Thompson, think you would too, it’s a great UF series.
Yay! So fun reading all of your answers!
Thanks, it was fun filling it out. 🙂
I wanted to start answering this one but got stuck because there are too many! And just I started feeling bad about all my unread babies, and now I might need a comfort read
Little, Big is my A CLASSIC YOU’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE SOUND OF, BUT NEVER ACTUALLY READ
I am always feeling guilty about all my unread books, I have so many! Lol
This is a fun tag – I’m always meaning to do these tags and then just forget (note to self!)
Loved your answers and confess I also haven’t read the Last Unicorn – or the Wheel of time series.
It was definitely fun to fill out. I haven’t done many tags this year, I’m catching up from tags I saved last year (I bookmark them on my browser toolbar so I remember to fill them out at some point lol).
Although I haven’t read Little, Big, I do see it getting lots of praise. I also haven’t read Wheel of Time yet.
There are so many classics that I still haven’t read yet. I keep trying to go back and dip my toe in the waters but there’s always new books coming out. 🙂
Same with ‘The Last Unicorn’! Loved the movie but never got around to reading the actual novel^^
Yeah, I have seen the movie so many times! I might have read the graphic novel version but never the actual novel!
I read about half of Little Big and didn’t finish. Not because it was bad though. Something else came up that took my time and I set it down and just never came back to it. One day I need to read it again.
I know what you mean, that happened to me with Game of Thrones!
I’d recommend GRRM’s books over the Wheel of Time ones…if you are debating what really long fantasy series to start. The plus for Wheel of Time is that the series is done, but it has 14 books.
I think I’ll try the first book of WoT and see what I think. If it’s my type of epic I’ll probably continue. I started GoT once and then put it down and never picked it back up, not that I disliked it, I think I just got distracted lol.
The first two WOT books I really enjoyed (currently rereading the second one). Hope it goes well for you.
I’m new to blogging so am not sure about tags etc. but I will learn for sure. Re tomes – I was thinking about this the other day – does anyone write huge books any more? I remember reading Shogun by James Clavell and losing myself in that world, and Gone With the Wind – the first book I really did not want to come to the of. And Tolstoy of course, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, more worlds to get lost in! Also anything by James A Michener – his books were huge; I don’t anyone reads him anymore – I couldn’t myself now.
Not sure as far as general lit as I tend to read mostly fantasy, but there’s definitely still tomes! I think one of the books I read last year was 800-some pages. For historical fiction, Ken Follett’s stuff always seems to be huge tomes, probably why I keep avoiding picking them up despite my interest haha.