Nicole @ Book-Wyrm-Knits tagged me in the Books You Want to Have Read Tag about a month ago (thank you!), and I somehow missed it until recently. I think we can all relate to wishing we had read such and such book without actually taking the time to read it, so I thought this would be fun to share.
- 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
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I don’t know if I’ll ever read this book. I keep telling myself to at least try it or A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I’m not sure I even care enough. But EVERYBODY talks about it so… maybe?
A book that’s really long
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: I own this book. I look at this book on my shelf, and I just think to myself, “Nope.”
A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
This could be an entire list of books, but I’m going to say Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton because I own the gorgeous Barnes and Noble leather bound edition and I think I just need to read it already.
A book that is ‘required’ reading (e.g. school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
1984 by George Orwell: I have absolutely no desire to read this book, but it’s a classic and said to be important and so ingrained in dystopian fiction that I feel like I should read it.
A book that intimidates you
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: There’s been a lot of buzz about this one recently so it caught my attention. But it’s so long. Do I care? I mean, it has dragons…
A book you need to be in the right mood for
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Johny Boyne: I was told to read this book forever ago, before the movie existed, and I never did. I know it’ll be sad and the ending won’t change because it’s a book instead, but I’m just not sure I’m ready for it. I wish I had just read it years ago.
A book that you think might be slow
The Once and Future King by T.H. White: I own a copy of this but have no idea if I’ll like it. It comes across like it’ll be slow, maybe because of the length or publication date. But I want to read it because it’s like the best version of King Arthur and I have King Arthur story ideas and I just need to read it already.
A book you’re unsure if you will like
American Gods or anything else by Neil Gaiman: I have yet to find a Neil Gaiman book I truly enjoyed. I have friends telling me I need to read American Gods, but I’m not sure it’s my type of book. I kind of wish I already had it read so I could watch the TV show.
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5 thoughts on “Books You Want to Have Read Tag”
I too have owned Jurassic Park a long time and haven’t read it.
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It happens with a lot of books, unfortunately. XD
Great list! I agree with some of these, too. 1984 would have been on this list for me for ages, but I finally read it and actually enjoyed reading it. (I didn’t actually like the book, but that’s different. It’s not the kind of book you *like*.) As to American Gods… you might enjoy it, but be warned that it’s long and involved and at times I felt it was pointless. Maybe just go ahead and watch the show. 😉
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I understand the “enjoy a book but don’t like it.” I read a lot of historical fiction set during some harsh times (World War II, the Holocaust, etc.) They are good books, but I can’t say I like them because it’s terrible what happens in them.
And yeah, I wondered if the length would make me feel like some parts are pointless. I also realize it’s book one of a series, and I’m not sure I want to commit to that since I don’t know if I’ll ever find a book by Neil Gaiman I like.
I don’t care if American Gods is considered the first book of a series, it feels like a stand-alone to me, so that’s what I considered it when I was reading. (And if it is a actually series and not just two sorta-similar books, I have no desire to read a second book of the same length and writing type right now, maybe ever. I like Gaiman, but prefer his normal-length works.)
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