Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today is another Tag Tuesday and instead of doing one of the 35 tags I’ve been tagged in, I thought I’d do a tag I wasn’t tagged in! Today I’m doing the Books I WANT to read, but don’t want to READ tag, which is such a fun topic. There are so many books that I want to read but don’t want to go through the process of actually reading, you know? This tag was created by Jamieson @ Jamishelves, so you should definitely go check out her blog!
Doing this tag, I learned that most of the books on my TBR, I really want to read, I just don’t have the time to. Which I feel like is just the struggle for most readers. But it’s also good to know that I want to read most of the books on my TBR!
- 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
Probably Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve read one of Rowell’s other books and wasn’t a fan, so I don’t have much of a desire to pick this one up too. But everyone talks about it, so I feel like I should. And I feel like I could enjoy it? idk we’ll see
A book thats really long
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. It’s over 1,400 pages long!!!! How am I supposed to find the time to read it!!!!! My friend Madison got me a copy for Christmas, though, and it’s gorgeous.
A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
Columbine by Dave Cullen. It’s been on my TBR literally since the day I got Goodreads. I just need to suck it up and read it at this point.
A book that is ‘required’ reading (e.g. school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I’ve already watched the movie, but I feel like I need to read it. So many people love it and it’s such a classic.
A book that intimidates you
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I feel like I could either love or hate this book, but overall it just intimidates me. It’s so long? And so heavy and dense? But I want to know what all the fuss is about, so some day I will read it.
A book you need to be in the right mood for
Any classic really but I’ll go with East of Eden by John Steinbeck since that’s the longest classic on my TBR. I just feel like classics are always written like that, you know? And you really need to be in the right mood to read them.
A book that you think might be slow
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. Everything I’ve read by Murakami so far has been two things: incredibly well-written but also completely devoid of plot. Which I honestly don’t mind. I just feel like any book by him will be slow.
(I would also probably put 1Q84 by him on here but I’ve read the first part of the book and it’s significantly faster than his other books but still incredibly slow)
A book you’re unsure if you will like
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I tried reading Shiver by Stiefvater AGES ago and couldn’t get through the first chapter. But I’ve heard so many amazing things about the Raven Boys and I do want to give the series a shot. I’m just hesitant because her writing really didn’t work for me. BUT my best friend just read it on audiobook and loved it, so maybe I’ll give that a go?
I’m being lazy today
(i.e. I need to go study for a final) so I’m not tagging anyone, but if you want to do this, please consider yourself tagged! And thank you to Jamieson for creating the tag. It was a lot of fun to go through and reassess my TBR.
Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Are there any books you want to read but don’t want to read? Let me know! (and do the tag and tag me!!!!)
Thanks for reading! xx