I saw this over on There’s Something About KM’s blog a few days ago, and I thought that it would be a fun book tag for today, so here we go!
- Link back to the original tag on Jamishelves
- Complete the questions with books you do WANT to read, but the actual process of reading them seems daunting or unappealing
- Tag some people at the end to do this tag next
A BOOK YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO READ BECAUSE EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT:
A book that I feel that I need to read because I’ve been seeing it everywhere if The Name of the Wind. I even had it on my Beat the Backlist a couple of years ago, but I just can’t seem to get into the mood to read it. I think part of it is because I’m not sure I’ll like the book and apparently there hasn’t even been a whisper of the third book for years…not sure I want to start a series that’s finished and may never be finished.
A BOOK THAT’S REALLY LONG:
At this moment in time, I don’t really have any long books on my TBR to read. The only one is Rhythm of War and that’s coming out in November. The only thing really holding me back from reading this book is that it isn’t published yet.
A BOOK YOU’VE HAD ON YOUR BOOKSHELF OR TBR LIST FOR FAR TOO LONG:
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. I’ve read other stuff by Robin McKinley before and have enjoyed reading her books, but for some reason, The Hero and the Crown just hasn’t caught my attention enough to read it yet.
A BOOK THAT IS “REQUIRED READING” (E.G. A SCHOOL TEXT OR POPULAR CLASSIC – SOMETHING YOU FEEL OBLIGATED TO READ):
The only “required reading” that I felt I needed to read after high school was over was The Great Gatsby and I read that a few years ago. While good, I’m not sure that it’s something that I’ll revisit.
A BOOK THAT INTIMIDATES YOU:
Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila. This has also been on my TBR for a while and it’s because it deals with my tribe. I want to know more about the Code Talkers of WWII, and reading a memoir by an actual Code Talker would definitely increase my knowledge of them. But at the same time, I’m not sure that I want to know. It is my history and it is part of my story, so I do need to read it, if just to honor those that came before me and made it possible to read and write Diné.
A BOOK YOU THINK MAY BE SLOW:
I think of all the books on my TBR that may be slow, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. It does sound very good! But it also sounds like it would be very slow to read at the same time. It is about character growth, so that may make it more interesting later in the book.
A BOOK THAT YOU NEED TO BE IN THE RIGHT MOOD FOR:
I’m starting to not read as much YA as I used to, so just about every YA book on my TBR is going to be a mood read from now on. I gonna need to be in the right mood to read any of those books and I haven’t hit that mood in a LONG time.
A BOOK YOU’RE UNSURE YOU’LL LIKE:
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See. I read the first book, Shanghai Girls, a few years ago, and while it was good, I’m not really sure I can say that I enjoyed it, and Dreams of Joy is about the daughter of one of the sisters, and she goes back to mainland China to find her father during the 1950’s and Communist China. I actually let my mom take my copy as she really did want to read it and I can get another copy whenever I feel like I want to read it, or just borrow it from the library.
So, these are the books that I want to read and reasons why I haven’t read them yet. I think there are some good reasons there, but let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them. What books are on your TBr and you want to read, but just haven’t yet? What do you plan to do to encourage yourself to read them? Comment below and let me know, and maybe we can encourage each other to read the books on our TBR.