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!!
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