If any of you read my friend Steph’s blog A Little But A Lot you’ll know she regularly steals tags from my blog. So I’m returning the favour by pinching this one from her. If you don’t read her blog, you really should get on that because she’s awesome. Don’t tell her I said that.
• 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.
Question 1: A book you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I want to read this book anyway, but I feel like it’s one everyone has read except me.
Question 2: A book that’s really long
The longest book on my TBR is The Fireman by Joe Hill at a whopping 768 pages.
Question 3: A book you’ve had on your bookshelf or TBR list for far too long
Earthcry by R.A. Browell, which acocrding to Goodreads is the book that’s been on my TBR shelf the longest.
Question 4: A book that is ‘required reading’ (eg a school text or popular classic – something you feel obligated to read)
I’m not a person that feels obligated to read anything that I don’t want to read, so there’s nothing on my TBR that I think of as ‘required’ reading. That said, one of the most popular books that’s still sat on my TBR is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
Question 5: A book that intimidates you
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara which is not only the second longest on my TBR (720 pages), but also one that a fair few people have told me is a book that makes everyone cry. I’m slightly scared to read it in case it doesn’t affect my tear ducts.
Question 6: A book you think may be slow
I’m not sure how to answer this one. If I think a book is going to be slow in a bad way, I’m probably not going to read it. I think Muse of Nightmares is going to be a slow read for me, but in a good way, because Laini Taylor’s writing is so beautiful and detailed that I have to take it slowly.
Question 7: A book that you need to be in the right mood for
Walking on Glass by Iain Banks. I have to really be in the right mood to pick up and read an adult book these days. I love Iain’s writing, but for that reason, it’s not likely to be one I pick up soon.
Question 8: A book you’re unsure you’ll like
This is another tough question for me, because I wouldn’t pick up a book if I didn’t think I would like it. However, I am going to say Margot and Me by Juno Dawson, because I’ve been told by a few friends that it’s a good book, but not a very “me” book.
Have you done this tag? I would love to read your answers! Not done it and want to? Consider yourself tagged.