I Should Have Read That Book Tag!

Oh I think we all feel like there are a million books we should’ve read already- it’s the curse of being a bookworm! Thanks so much for the sensational Sophie’s Corner (sophiexli.com) and the awesome Read Between the Lines for tagging me to do this one!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
  • Link to the creator’s blog in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part in the tag
  • Enjoy the tag!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

One of my closest friend’s favourites is Once and Future King– I still can’t believe I haven’t read it- even though I have a copy on my kindle!

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t read it

I just scrolled to the bottom of my kindle where the forgotten books live and found Moby Dick swimming round there… Forgotten that whale-of-a-book was just drowning down there- whoopsie!  

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing

Oh the one I feel most guilty about is Mistborn. I started it eons ago, but it took me a while to get hold of the second one. Now I even have the third one, so there’s no excuse for not finishing it! I hope to rectify that in the new year!

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but have never actually read

Agnes Grey– and basically a whole lot of Bronte books that I haven’t touched, despite loving the two most famous ones!

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

Let’s go with what may be the most surprising example- I’ve never read Where the Wild Things Are!

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but just haven’t picked up yet

Going to *lower my voice* cos every time I mention this, people tell me to just read it (and they’re right to) …I still haven’t read the Princess Bride… And I love the movie! And every time I mention this one I have a plethora of people telling me to just read it already (what’s wrong with me!?)

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

Well I haven’t been on social media much lately, but I’m hearing loads about Fifth Season around the blogosphere and that makes me excited! It’s another one I’ve put on my TBR for 2021.

That was fun- I tag: Rivermoose Reads, Meganbunny, the Joe Diary, Elaine Howlin, Snoopy Dogs Book Reviews and anyone else that wants to do it!

So how behind the curve am I? Which of these books should I be most ashamed for not having read? Let me know in the comments!

51 thoughts on “I Should Have Read That Book Tag!

  1. Oh, what a nice little TAG! I’ve read a few from your list 🙂 “The Once and Future King” – I’m telling everyone they should read it, please listen to your friend! It took me forever to read Melville, but it was worth it. “Princess Bride”… not necessarily obligatory reading, but certainly worth it, in my opinion. Although… I think I enjoyed the movie more. Sendak I started very late, when my nieces got to the age to appreciate him, but he wasn’t popular in my country when I was a kid. Sanderson, though… Elantris was so disappointing, I’m not going to go there again 😉

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  2. I’ve never read Where the Wild Things Are, either, but maybe my kids will change that. The Princess Bride book is good, but I felt it wasn’t as interesting as the movie, so I’d rather watch it rather than reread it.

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  3. Oh my!!! What a cute tag and thank you soo much for the tag 🙂 I will do it for sure not sure when since I’m sure behind on Tag and Awards 😬. But I will do it soon 🙂 Thank you and keep up with the awesome posts 🙂 🤗

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  4. Agnes Grey was pretty good. I’d recommend all the Bronte sisters novels if you like the two most famous ones (I assume you mean Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights!)

    I’m really surprised that there are people out there who haven’t read Where The Wild Things Are! You should read it, just to say you did! It’s pretty short, so it wouldn’t take very long at all.

    The Princess Bride is definitely worth reading, but it’s one of the few books where I like the film adaptation as much as/more than the book.

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  5. I’ve always wanted to read The Princess Bride, loved the movie, and want to see if the book is even better. And I have Fifth Season on my maybe tbr, I’m a bit intimidated since it takes me a long time to get into epic fantasy series.

    ~ Corina | TheBrownEyedBookworm.com

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  6. I’ve read The Princess Bride, and while the book is enjoyable I don’t think it’s as good as the movie. Personally, I like the kid-and-grandpa-as-narrator aspect of the movie *much* better than the author-as-commentator-and-narrator aspect of the book. The kid and grandpa were charming. The author-commentator was annoying. I’m not sure I will ever re-read the book, but I re-watch the movie regularly. That’s my two cents, anyway. 🙂

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  7. None of them. No shame here.

    And, I think it’s such an appropriate image you draw of Moby Dick lurking down at the bottom of the ocean of your TBR. Like the whale, it’s not going anywhere.

    For what it’s worth, I didn’t enjoy The Princess Bride when I read it. It’s even more tongue-in-cheek than the movie, and I was looking for a wrenching love story.

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  8. Hope you find time to finish the Mistborn series soon! I read Agnes Grey and tried to read Villette not too long ago and I can’t say either book really grabbed me like Jane Eyre did. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is good, though.

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  9. I feel like Moby Dick will forever remain on my TBR till the day I die haha. I always forget it’s there and then when I do remember I always determine I’m not in the mood LOL XD I also see the 5th Season everywhere I go. I’ve actually borrowed the audiobook but haven’t started it yet. Definitely should some time before the time runs out (*nervous sweating*)

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  10. I tried to read The Fifth Season last month, but the second person POV threw me off.The story seems really interesting, though. I think I’ll let the holidays pass and pick it back up in January, maybe I’ll be able to focus on it. I haven’t read The Princess Bride too! 😅

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