‘I should have read that book’ tag

I’m not very good at playing “tag.” I never get “tagged” in any blog things, at least that I know of, and I’m not a big fan of tagging others and thereby obligating them to something. But I saw this post on the Books Nest twitter feed and really liked the idea of the ‘I should have read that book’ tag, so I’m giving it a go. (However, I won’t be tagging anyone else.) I’m just going to answer the questions and hope you enjoy it. But if you do happen to post this tag after seeing my answers I’d really appreciate a back link. 😉

Rules:

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!

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

My Answers

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

Ha! I’m the one all my friends go to for recommendations. Among my IRL friends I guess I’m the biggest book dragon.  But… if you count social media friends then the book I see most often recommended is the Hate You Give.

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

The Maze Runner, has been on my TBR for sooooo long, and I finally got myself a paperback copy. It’s just sitting on my shelf and taunting me now.

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

I read about halfway through Crooked Kingdom, and then had to return it to the library. I could have finished it before it was due, when it came down to it I was scared something might happen to Inej. I know, bad excuse, but it is what it is.

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

Le Mort d’Arthur, I am a HUGE fan of the Arthurian legend and I’ve never read the classic take on it that pretty much set up the modern view of Arthur. Also I’ve never read The Once and Future King. Seriously I need to get on this.

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

A Thousand Perfect Notes, I can’t believe I have yet to read this. I’ve been following @Paperfury for a long time, love her social posts and Goodread reviews. Yet, I haven’t picked up her book and it seems like most of my Goodreads friends have already read it.

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

Who has time to watch TV? I’ve got this HUGE TBR stack staring me down. Seriously we are trying to watch through Avatar the Last Airbender with the 8 year old and we get about 1 episode a week in, if that. Plus I’m a book first, screen adaptation later type of person. But I did start watching Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell before I realized it was a book, and now of course I can’t keep watching it until I read the book. I guess I’m just weird like that.

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

The Barnes and Noble leather bound classics, they do look very pretty, but I’m not a hardbound book lover. So despite seeing them in oh so many lovely displays on bookstgram I doubt I will ever collect them myself.

 

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