‘I Should Have Read That’ Book Tag

Can you believe it’s been over a month since I last posted a book tag on here? I can’t. Well, here’s the I Should Have Read That book tag. It was created by Beth at Books Nest.

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read 

Soulless by Gail Carriger

One of my coworkers often recommends this book to me based on my recent reading tastes, and it is one I want to read, I just haven’t worked up to it yet. It would be great to read it this year. Maybe I’ll do so in October. It seems perfect for the fall months.

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

Oh gosh, there are so many! But I went with the Jumbies because I really should have read this already. It’s middle grade fantasy inspired by Caribbean folklore.

A book in a series you’ve started but haven’t gotten Around to finishing yet

Paladin of Souls by Louis McMaster Bujold

Again I chose one that I really should have read already. This is the second novel in the World of the Five Gods fantasy series. I really enjoyed the first book, The Curse of Chalion, which is one of my favorites and is about a veteran soldier who yearns for a peaceful life but gets swept up in political and mystical intrigues.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of but never actually read

The Odyssey by Homer

I’ve read excerpts of it. From what I’ve heard of it, it sounds like something I should like, but I believe I’ll be bored when I get cracking on it. Fagles’s translation certainly doesn’t seem to work for me. I attempted his translation of the Iliad and was so bored, I fell asleep every time I opened the book.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

And also the Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Everyone except me has read these two books. I’ll read them eventually, someday…

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet 

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

I really enjoyed this show and I intend to read the books, I… just haven’t done it yet. I’ve also heard such mixed reviews of the books. I do hope they aren’t horrible.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

For a while, I saw this book every time I went on IG to the point where I got tired of seeing it. I guess everyone loves it.

Well, if you want to do this tag too, consider yourself tagged.

26 thoughts on “‘I Should Have Read That’ Book Tag

  1. Yay! A tag!
    Can recommend The Magicians. I haven’t seen the series, but I’ve read (and loved) the trilogy. There are a few dark and horrible moments, but all in all they’re good reading. 🙂

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  2. I really enjoyed reading your answers to this tag! I also really need to read The Odyssey – for someone who’s obsessed with Greek mythology retellings I can’t believe I’ve not read it yet. And the importance of the translator didn’t even occur to me – let me know if you do find a decent translation! 📚❤️ X x x

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