I warned my blogging bestie, Britt @ Geronimo Reads that I was going to steal this tag from her.. and y’all know I keep my promises! Ha! But seriously, I hardly ever do any book tags anymore but I love talking about the books on my TBR, even ones that I’m ashamed to admit have been there for eternity. So this just seemed like the perfect tag to dive into on a Friday.
Please feel free to do this tag as well!
A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
Britt has been RAVING about this book ever since she finished reading it recently. Contemporary is a genre I’m very picky about reading, but I think she’s finally convinced me that this book it totally worth giving a chance. I plan to snag it on audio at some point soon.
A book that’s been on your TBR for forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
Middlemarch by George Eliot
I’ve had this sitting on my shelves for like 5 years now and every year I say that I’m finally going to pick it up… and it still hasn’t happened. BUT! I really do plan on picking it up this summer. It’s a special goal of mine and by golly, it’s gonna happen!
A book in a series you’ve started but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet
The Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight, #3) by Melissa Grey
I read this series about a year ago but never got around to finishing the last book. It was an alright series but nothing special. I feel like I’ll probably read the finale at some point this year just so I can say I completed the series. It is a really pretty cover though…
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I actually made it through about 20 pages of this book in junior high before accepting that I just wasn’t ready to take on such a project as translated classic Russian literature. I do plan to return to the book at some point though and try to give it another shot. I mean if I read War and Peace when I was 16, then I can surely handle Dostoyevsky at 28.
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1) by R.F. Kuang
Oh, don’t you even worry your pretty little head about this one. I will most definitely be reading this beauty soon. I think I may wait and binge it when the sequel comes out in a few months.
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love but just haven’t read yet
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han
I actually go back and forth on reading this series. I really love the movie and I just feel like I won’t appreciate the book as much if I try and read it now. Contemporary isn’t really my favorite genre to read either…
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I actually had this book pre-ordered and it’s sitting pretty on my shelf right this second. I plan to pick it up either later this month or next. SOOOO EXCITED!
What are some books that have been on your TBR shelf for a long time? Have you read any of the books on mine? If so, what did you think of them? Should I finally read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before?