I’m coming back today with a new tag about the books I should have read a long time ago but for some reasons still haven’t. I’ve been tagged for this by Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books six months ago, but because of my blog’s glitches, I had to postpone publishing this until everything was settled. Now that it’s done, and since I’m a woman of my word, it’s here and ready.
I was really excited to post this tag since I’m the kind of reader that reads 40+ books each year and who still manage to have a growing TBR so I thought it could be fun to talk about the reasons behind the state of my TBR pile.
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A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
Samantha Shannon – The Priory of the Orange Tree
I don’t have many IRL bookish friends since people in France don’t read in English and therefore don’t have the same interests in books. However, I have two specifics friends that share my tastes and one of them keep pushing me to read The Priory of the Orange Tree. And it seems like I’m going to listen to her in a close future since I just added this book to my 2020 TBR, fingers crossed.
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t read it
Maria V. Snyder – Poison Study
Poison Study is THE book that has been on my TBR the longest. To give you details, I created my Goodreads account in March 2014, and added this book soon after, in July 2014. I organised many challenges over the years to help me shriek my TBR, and Poison Study always managed to fall through the cracks. However, 2020 is the last year I’m giving this book a chance to be read because if I don’t find it in me I probably never will. Those of you who loved this book, please send me your praises to make me read this before it’s too late.
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing
There aren’t many series I start and don’t finish, because I usually try to wait for the full series to be out before starting it, however, the main reasons I might not finish a series right away is that the penultimate book didn’t hook me enough to jump right to the next one. It was the case for Isla and the Happily Ever After (this might not even be considered as a series), and for Bloodwitch (I didn’t like the two previous books but I somehow still want to give this one a chance. For Legendary, I actually read the first book right when it came out and waited for the full series to be published before reading the second one. However, I don’t know what I’m waiting for now. Now about Traitor to the Throne, I can’t give you a real reason, I received an ARC of the first book and loved it, but I guess too long has passed between reading the first book and the second one being published, and I don’t remember enough about the first book to gather the strength to read this one.
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but have never actually read
Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyere
I know, shame on me for that one. The worst part is that I’m DYING to read it, it sounds so good and I loved Wuthering Heights written by her sister Emilie Bronte. The synopsis is really engaging and I don’t see why I haven’t read this so far. But I really need to get on board in 2020 because I can’t stand the shame anymore and I’m angry about missing out on what could be an amazing story. Also, because I added it in 2014, it’s its last year to get a chance to be read.
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
Rainbow Rowell – Fangirl
This book arrived on my TBR because someone mistakenly delivered it to my company back in 2014, and since my coworker knew I read in English she gave it to me. I didn’t know back then how big this book was, I didn’t even know about Rainbow Rowell. However, since then, I read Carry On and didn’t like it that much and it made me kind of afraid about this one. But as all the books I added in 2014, same goes for this one, if I don’t read it this year, it’s going away for good.
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but just haven’t picked up yet
Diana Gabaldon – Outlander & George R.R. Martin – Game of Thrones
I decided to put two books in the same category because they are here for the exact same reasons. Like many, I fell in love with Outlander & Game of Thrones TV shows, and over the years I wanted to switch to the books to satiate my thirst for more. However, I never could find the strength to read those books because… they are too freaking long! For those who don’t know yet, I’m a committed reader, I really seldom DNF books (it happened to me like 4 times for my whole reading life) because I’m a hopeless optimist and I always think the book can get better. So I read and read some more and often fall in a slump. And the worst part is that I also feel compelled to finish a book series because I read the first one. So when I start a book/series, it’s a long term commitment for me, and I’m not ready for those gigantic books in really long series. I’m too scared.
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
Taylor Jenkins Reid – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
This book (as well as Daisy Jones & The Six by the same author) has been all over bookstagram. I’ve seen them talked about in many booktube videos and featured in an impressive number of blogs and Goodreads account. And still, I haven’t read them. I know I will, because I’m interested in them, but the reason I’m postponing then is probably that I’m not the biggest fan of historical fiction and therefore I’m afraid I’ll not enjoy them because of that. I know I will give them a chance but I have to prepare myself a little bit more I guess.
- Emer @A Little Haze
- Meghan @Whimsically Meghan
- Karen @Twisted in Pages
- Octavia @Mermaid Reads
- Stacy @A Court of Coffee and Books
- Kat @Novels and Waffle
- Jenna @Bookmark Your Thoughts
- @The Orang-Utan Librarian
- Star @Little Miss Star
- Alice @Love for Words
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