This tag was created by the brilliant Beth @BooksNest and I was tagged by Beth and Vicky @WhatVickyRead to do it. (Definitely check out their posts here and here!) This seems like an ideal tag for me since I’m constantly talking about the books I should have read by now.
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- 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 a certain friend is always telling you to read
A few of my pals who have already read The Priory of the Orange Tree have been telling me I need to read it for weeks (Imi, Katherine, I’m looking at you). Now that I’m finally reading it, I can see what all the fuss is about. It’s nothing short of fantastic. The narrative style, world-building, and characters are all incredible.
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
Whenever I’m asked this question my thoughts immediately go to An Ember in the Ashes. I’ve had a copy of this book on my shelf for years and I somehow haven’t managed to read it, despite really wanting to. But I want to make 2019 the year I finally get to this series.
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet
I started the Snow Like Ashes trilogy years ago and I’ve read the first book, but not Ice Like Fire (despite owning it) or Frost Like Night. I really enjoyed the SLA, but I don’t remember all the finer details, so I’m wondering whether I should re-read it before continuing the rest of the series. This would definitely be one to read later in the year when it’s wintry (in keeping with the series) and I have fewer ARCs to contend with.
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
For me, this is Emma by Jane Austen. The synopsis has always appealed to me, and I think I’d enjoy the melodrama, but I’ve still not managed to pick it up. We didn’t study it in university either, so I didn’t have the chance to read it then.
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
I’ve been wanting to read Uprooted for a while, especially after Spinning Silver was released and everyone was excited about it. Like most book bloggers, I dream of owning the UK hardback copy to match the Spinning Silver HB, but they’re so rare that I know it’ll never happen.
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet
I’m going to go with manga for this one, because I watch a lot of anime (and love it), but I don’t always read the manga first like I used to. With a lot of the recent YA adaptations, on the other hand, I’ve already read the book. The manga I’m picking is the Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai), because I loved this anime when it first released and need to watch season 2 ASAP, but I still haven’t read any of the manga volumes yet. I definitely want pick them up, though, because with other series, I’ve found that the manga goes into a lot more detail than the anime and the plot has more depth.
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
This book has been on my Instagram feed a lot in the last few weeks and it’s piqued my curiosity. It’s about a hunter who’s tasked with tracking down a missing boy and ends up joining a rag-tag group to find him. Sadly, I don’t have time to read it at the moment, but perhaps later this year I’ll pick it up.
And anyone else who’d like to do it!
Which books have you been meaning to read for ages? Do you unhaul books if you’ve not read them after a few years?