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Books I Want to Read Tag


Welcome back!

I spotted this tag over on Kristin Kraves Books and thought I’d join in! Naturally I want to read all the books but this gets a bit more specific.

The Rules

Question One: A book you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

I’m one of those people who tends to stay away from books if people are raving about them; I’ve been disappointed far too often and then I get annoyed for not listening to my own instinct. For some reason, THUG just doesn’t call to me, but I still feel a need to read it.

Question Two: A book that’s really long

The Dark Vault – V. E. Schwab

I have this book sitting on my bookshelf and I have attempted it once but I just couldn’t get into it. It’s about 700 pages, and since I have a short attention span, it’s about double the length I normally go for. I really wanted to challenge myself to read longer books this year so I might come back to this over the Summer.

Question Three: A book you’ve had on your bookshelf or TBR list for far too long

Suicide Club – Rachel Heng

Why is it that sometimes you buy a book when it comes out, you get really excited about it, and then it just sits on your bookcase?! I am determined to read this in 2019.

Question Four: A book that is ‘required reading’ (e.g. a school text or popular classic – something you feel obligated to read)

Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery

Well, this is a proper name and shame moment. I’ve never read Anne of Green Gables. Maybe its just me but I never came across it when I was in school and it apparently passed me by. I partly want to read it and partly feel like I’ve missed some sort of rite of passage.

Question Five: A book that intimidates you

The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

I know so much about this book but have yet to read it. I feel like I’m missing out by not having read it but it quite honestly terrifies me.

Question Six: A book you think may be slow

The Farm – Hector Abad

I don’t often pick up books on a whim, but I was feeling bold and fell in love with the cover whilst out book shopping one day. I think this will be good but not exactly action packed so I’ve put off picking it up.

Question Seven: A book that you need to be in the right mood for

I enjoy non-fiction about current affairs, especially in the realm of social media and the internet, but I absolutely have to be in the mood for it. When I get a couple of days off work and I’m feeling more recharged, this is what’ll reach for.

Question Eight: A book you’re unsure you’ll like

Crown of Feathers – Nicki Pau Preto

This is an interesting choice for this question since I’m about to receive an advance copy of it! This book is way, way out of my comfort zone and certainly not something I’d usually choose, but I want to challenge myself.


I tag:

Jo @ Online Blanket Fort
Mani @ Mani’s Book Corner
Vicky @ The Roaring Bookworm

…and anyone else who wants to take part! Don’t forget to link to your tag below.