Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Books I Want to Read tag, which I found on Laura’s blog. Onto the post!
• Link back to the original tag
• Complete the questions with books you want to have read but don’t want to read
• Tag some people at the end to do the tag next.
Question One: A book you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
This is why I bought the Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and I’m hoping to actually be reading it by the time this goes up! I’m very nervous because of the hype but also hopeful that I’ll like it.
Question Two: A book that’s really long
This isn’t super long for people that eat weighty tomes for breakfast on the regular, but the Astonishing Colour of After is pretty long I think.
Question Three: A book you’ve had on your bookshelf or TBR list for far too long
I don’t think this will necessarily be the book I’ve had on my TBR longest by any means, but Podkin One-Ear has been on there a pretty long time. I want to try and read it soonish, but I’ve been saying that for years so who knows!
Question Four: A book that is ‘required reading’ (e.g. a school text or popular classic – something you feel obligated to read)
The only classic I’m planning to read for pleasure anytime remotely close to soon is Charlotte Sometimes, which is not used in schools that much as far as I know. I may be picking up some plays by Noel Coward or George Bernard Shaw for school though, so let’s say them? Major Barbara or Pygmalion are the ones I’m most likely to read.
Question Five: A book that intimidates you
I am intrigued by The Priory of the Orange Tree and haven’t acquired it partly because of the price and partly because of how long it is.
Question Six: A book you think may be slow
Ooh I have no idea. I have this feeling I might struggle to get into the Girl With Shark’s Teeth though. I hope I love it though, because I’ve heard it’s fabulous.
Question Seven: A book that you need to be in the right mood for
Again, I’m not sure, but the best example I can think if is Kick. I really want to like it and I’ve been holding out for the perfect mood, but if I ever want to actually read it I probably just need to get on with it. Another one is Twister, but I’m waiting for rainy weather rather than a certain mood.
Question Eight: A book you’re unsure you’ll like
I am very unsure about whether or not I’ll like Good Omens, which I want to read because I’m fairly excited for the TV show. I look forward to trying it but I wouldn’t be surprised if I DNFed it or gave it two stars or something.
I tag anyone who fancies giving this a go!
What books woukd you have answered for these prompts? I’d love to hear in the comments!