Ally did a tag the other day of books you want to have read but don’t want to actually read. It really hit home for me, so even though she didn’t tag anyone I decided to do the tag.
- Link back to the original tag
- 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
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Unpopular opinion time… I’m not interested in this book. Everyone seems to have read it, and everyone seems to love it, but I just can’t be bothered. And yet I want to have read it so that I know what they’re talking about. (It’s a very pretty cover, though. I love that cover.)
A book that’s really long
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever get to this one even though I own it and have meant to read it for ages. It’s just too long. (884 pages in paperback form)
A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer
I have no idea why I haven’t read this book yet. I just haven’t.
A book that is ‘required’ reading (e.g. school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
ANYTHING BY DICKENS. I’ve already read some of his stuff for various classes. But as to the rest… I want to have read them, but do NOT want to do the actual reading. In contrast, I don’t even feel a need to “have read” any more Steinbeck.
A book that intimidates you
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
This one is actually on my top-TBR, and I have the hard copy on loan from my grandma so that I can read it soon. However, when I borrowed it from her, she told me that it was hard for her to get into — and given that I was already a bit intimidated by the size of it before, now I’m really intimidated.
A book you need to be in the right mood for
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I know this is going to be sad. I know it’s going to make me cry. And it’s not always easy for me to pick up a book that I know will be sad. (I can’t help it. I read to escape, and so books that don’t let me do that aren’t first on the list of ones I’m going to pick up.)
A book that you think might be slow
Dune by Frank Herbert
I have already been warned that I should consider this book to be a stand-alone and not think about any sequels. However, I’m not even sure I should read this first one.
A book you’re unsure if you will like
11/22/63 by Stephen King
I know it’s not the same as his more horror-y books. I’m still worried about what my response to it will be.
- Kat at Here There be Dragons
- Brittany at Perfectly Tolerable
- Jaime at Books and Waffles
- … and you! (if you’re interested)
As always, no pressure! If you don’t want to do the tag, then don’t worry about it. But I thought it was a fun one, so I’m sharing it.