I Should Have Read That Book Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, and this is finally a tag I haven’t done! I was excited to see that Emma from The Terror of Knowing tagged me for this one – go check out her blog if you haven’t yet, it’s one of my favorites.

With that said, let’s get right into the tag!


Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
Answer the questions below
Tag 10 others to take part

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

I don’t know a lot of readers in real life, and I read so much I’m always the one recommending books, not the other way around. The only one I can think of is A Gentleman in Moscow my Amor Towles, which I’m planning on reading this year anyway.

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

I have to go with one that’s been on my shelves for at least ten years: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. To be fair, I probably was not old enough to read and fully understand this one when I first bought it. And now I just let my fear of big books get in the way. I can only get through so many 900-page classics each year. And by that, I mean I can really only handle one. I’ll revisit the list once I’m done reading the entire works of Shakespeare.

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

I’m really not sure why I haven’t gotten around to finishing the Binti trilogy yet. I loved the first one, and I already own the other two books. Plus, they’re each like a hundred pages, so I have no excuse.

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

There are so many. And I’ve read quite a few classics. But I think this one has to go to Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. To be fair, I have read at least a third of this in various classes throughout high school, college, and grad school (I thought it’d be fun to torture myself with multiple medieval literature courses). This is pretty much interchangeable with The Decameron, The Mabinogion, and The Divine Comedy. (Also, I’m not entirely sure I’ve read the entirety of The Faerie Queene, so just add that to the list. And yes, I am a big medieval literature nerd, thanks.)

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

Okay, I feel like I’m going to get some flack for this one, but I’ve never read The Giver by Lois Lowry. I’ve mentioned before my aversion to assigned books (I will literally read anything except what someone tells me to read), and I still haven’t gotten past the attempt to force me to read this in eighth grade. We’re just not going to talk about the fact that it was EIGHTEEN years ago. It’s fine.

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

Honestly, I’m pretty good at reading the book first. There are a lot of movies I haven’t seen yet because I haven’t gotten around to reading the book. But, the one that comes to mind is The Lord of the Rings. I really enjoy the movies, but haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. (I did read The Hobbit, though, if that counts for anything.)

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

Right now, this is definitely The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. I’m actually really looking forward to this one, but it’s just so intimidatingly huge. I was going to start it this past weekend, but somehow injured my wrist and it was painful just to hold this book up to read. I’ll pick it up soon, though!

That’s it for this tag! If you enjoyed it, and would like to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged!

What’s one book you think you definitely should have read by now?

14 thoughts on “I Should Have Read That Book Tag

  1. Awww Stephanie, you’re so sweet! I’m glad you did the tag, it was fun to see your answers.

    And, hey, if you ever feel inclined to pick up Vanity Fair, let me know, because I’m in the same position. I actually think I will probably really like it but I need a buddy read or an organised readalong or something to keep me motivated, haha!

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    1. Of course! Thanks for tagging me!

      And will do! I do think I’ll enjoy VF, it’s just intimidating. I’m not in a good headspace for classics at the moment, but we should attempt a buddy read in the summer! It’ll feel good to finally cross that one off my list. And I’ll definitely need the extra motivation, too haha


  2. Ha, same about Priory! I’ve been seeing it E V E R Y W H E R E and it looks so beautiful but I’m just not a fantasy person, let alone an epic fantasy person! So I live vicariously through others’ reviews 🙂

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    1. I do like a good epic fantasy, but man that thing is huge. I’m hoping it’s like The Name of the Wind where I can just blow through it in a few days, but I haven’t had the courage to try yet haha

      P.S. If you’re in a bookstore, definitely check out the cover – the dragon is metallic and I love it

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  3. I would love to read Priory! I am intimidated by the size as well but hahaha I would read it in a heartbeat if I had the book! I think I’ve watched the movie for Vanity Fair but never found much of an interest to read it. I’d love to read Binti, and Akata Witch!

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  4. Urg I don’t even want to think of my answers to these! Especially the first question! (*cough* Name of the Wind *cough* I told my friend I would read it but he is living in Japan right now so he can’t make me!)

    I have seen The Priory of the Orange Tree EVERYWHERE lately! I didn’t have any desire to read it, but now I am curious haha

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