Books I Want to Read (But Don’t Want to Read) Tag

And here we are at the final tag for this BOOK TAG WEEK!!

It wraps up my weeklong birthday celebration, which, unfortunately, did not involve pancakes. But there’s hope for the weekend.

The Books I Want to Read Tag was created by Jamishelves. Since these are books on my TBR that I haven’t read, I won’t give brief descriptions of the plot as I usually do.

A book you feel the need to read because everybody talks about it

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

There are many books that fit this category, but The Hate U Give is one of the prominent ones because of how often I’ve heard it mentioned, which makes me stubborn about reading it. It’s recommended to me so much that my reaction is to rebel, lol. I’ll get to it one day.

A book that’s really long

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

I really want to read this one, but I keep procrastinating on it. I haven’t even finished watching the series. I’ll get to it when I feel like committing to its 1006 pages (according to Goodreads).

A book you own/had on your TBR for too long

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

This has been on my TBR for so long that I’ve forgotten what it’s about, lol. I’m not even sure if I still want to read it. The enthusiasm has fled.

A book that was “required” reading
(e.g., school text, really popular classic — something you felt obligated to read)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

It was required reading when I was in high school, and I actually read it but hated it. I’ve since forgotten much of the plot’s details and would like to reread it to see if I’d prefer it now.

A book that intimidates you

Paradise Lost by John Milton

It’s not really that I feel intimidated; it’s more that I think I’ll be bored because I won’t understand what’s going on. I’m actually tempted to unhaul it from my physical TBR.

A book that you think might be slow

Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan

It’s the next Wheel of Time book I need to read, and I KNOW it will be slow. I don’t mind slow-paced books, but with this one, I KNOW I’ll be annoyed by the characters and certain aspects of Jordan’s writing style and characterization. Despite that, I do want to continue with the series.

A book you need to be in the right mood for

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Before fall 2020, I hardly read romance novels. I’d read one about once a year or every other year or so, but the romance bug bit me in 2020 and I read a few good ones that made me willing to try more from the genre. However, I KNOW I have to be in the mood for these books to read them. Otherwise, I’ll be sarcastic as I read and hate them.

A book you’re unsure you will like

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

This is actually the current read for a book club I’m in and I’m a teensy bit anxious about it because I have a strong feeling that I won’t like it, lol! I think part of it is that the story is about someone who works on Wall Street… something like that… and I’m over stories like that. (It’ll be hilarious if I end up loving it.)

And that ends this BOOK TAG WEEK!!

I tag you for this tag! 🤪


26 thoughts on “Books I Want to Read (But Don’t Want to Read) Tag

  1. Again… Happy Birthday week 🥳🎉
    I’m still trying to understand these tags and where they come from…is there a collected site for them all or is it something we just stumble upon while reading book blogs?


    1. Thanks! 🙂
      Some people maintain a list of ones they’ve done on their blogs (I do that too since I’ve done so many), but mostly you stumble upon them or people tag you for them. I just keep a doc of ones that interest me and do them when I feel like it.


  2. I did this tag a long time ago. It’s a good one. I didn’t love THUG as much as everybody else did. It’s not a bad book, but I think the hype gave me unrealistic expectations. I guess that’s the problem with hype!


  3. I feel Lord of Flies is an absolute must-read; not a nice book, by any measure, but an enormously important one. But I can see how it would totally suck as a required reading at school – that’s probably a bit too early for that! 🤣
    As for Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, for me it was not only long but also excruciatingly boring… Maybe you’ll have more luck with it! 🤣🤣🤣


  4. I had to laugh at you not yet reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell because it’s long. It’s sitting on my shelf, unread, for exactly the same reason. I thought it sounded like a great book so I ordered it, not knowing how long it was. Not every time I walk by that bookshelf I’m reminded of it. 🙂 One day I do hope to start it. Maybe this year (and maybe not…).


      1. I’ve only seen the first episode of the show. I think it was a freebie on iTunes. I enjoyed it and it made me hopeful I’d also enjoy the book if I can ever manage to pick it up. Might have to start working out to gain the strength, though. 🙂

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