Motif By Tanya

The ‘I Should Have Read That Book’ Tag

This is my first book tag, so I am actually pretty excited about this post.

Firstly, I would like to say that I was tagged in this by the lovely Shay (you can follow her blog here) and it was originally created by the also lovely Beth (you can follow her blog here)


Rules

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
ENJOY THE TAG!


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

Henry Holt and Company
Published Sept. 29th, 2015
462 Pages

This one is hard because I tend to read books that are recommended to me by friends before I get to my own things.

But if I had to narrow it down it would be either the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling or Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo.

Its not that I don’t want to read these series, its just that I have a hard time getting into books that are really hyped because usually they are a let down. Either their characters aren’t that great, the romance is lack luster and the plot is cliche.

Yes, I’ve seen all the Harry Potter movies and loved every moment of it. I also purchased the first book to the Six of Crows series. So eventually I will get to both books and I will let you all know :)

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

I had to go through the Goodreads list to figure this one and honestly since that is a

Teri Woods Publishing
Published Dec. 1st 1999
244 Pages

massive list, I took a look at my bookshelf. And the book that I choose is True to the Game by Terri Woods.

Not only was this book recommended by my friends but also my mother and sister.

I don’t read much “urban” novels anymore but it use to be my go to reads when I was high school next to suspense romances. The reason why I have not picked up True to the Game is because it was suggested to me after I moved on to a different genre.

And because there are soo many new books constantly coming out the older ones just keep getting pushed backed. But now that I brought this up, I should probably read it.

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

HarperCollins;
Published June 6th, 2013
488 Pages

Well isn’t that a loaded question LOL But the first one (yes I said first one) that comes to mind is The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.

Long story short, I wasn’t ready for this series to end and at the time I though book three would be the last book not realizing that two more books were coming after it.

Even with me finding out this information, I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. I loved the first two books. They provided something different when it comes to retellings. And I use the word retellings loosely because it is more about the children of the fairy tale heroines and heroes.

But what I really loved about this series (well the first two books) was the difference between light and dark, good and evil. It shows that its about the intention and that is really important for people to understand.

But given the fact that its been so long since I’ve read them, I would have to start the series over. Not that this is an issue but re-reading books can be good or a bad things since I am older with more reading experience behind me.

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

Anything by Jane Austen really. OH! and the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Norton
First Published in 1847
464 Pages

I have nothing against either one of the authors nor their books. But as the statement say, I like the idea of them but I won’t pick them up.

I have read retellings of each and spoken to people about the original books to compare. Yes, I understand that it would be better for me to read the books first hand but if it is anything like the retellings I read then I am good.

I’m not really interested and although I enjoy the concept of each book, it isn’t for me and oddly enough none of these books were a requirement for me in High School.

 

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

374 pages
Scholastic Press
September 14th 2008

There is actually a few books that I haven’t read that everyone has. So I actually am going to list them

  • Hunger Games
  • The Hate Your Give (THUG)
  • A Princess Theory
  • Anything by Cassandra Clare
  • Anything by Rainbow Rowell (tbf I did read one of her books and hated it)

These books and authors got the hype. But I get super weary of hyped books because they may not be that great, which is much more disappointing than reading a book with no hype that wasn’t that good.

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

Eeek this one is hard because I don’t watch movies or TV like that anymore.

First Published in 1982

The last book movie I watched but didn’t read the book was The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King. Loved the movie and brought the book but have not picked it up yet.

I heard that the book gets way deeper into the history and the battles to end all battles. It is something I think I would enjoy, although I have never read a Stephen King book. However, I keep forgetting I have it LOL

However, I plan to rectify that. It isn’t much but I plan on reading at least one of my owned physical books a month. Hey! Its not much but its a start.

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

The Borough Press
Published Jan. 10th 2019
448 Pages

Easy. Its between two books; The Binding by Bridget Collins and Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Reid Jenkins

Let’s be clear, I probably won’t read Daisy Jones & The Six. Its not something that I am into. The premise sounds great but I am not one of those reviewers who will read a book knowing freaking well it isn’t a genre I enjoy, so I can turn around and give it a bad rating.

I think that is trash.

However, The Binding is right up my alley and I did purchase the book ^_^

Oh and I am seeing a lot of The Priory of the Orange Tree. I don’t know how I feel about the book yet, but its still in the running for me to pick up.


For my first tag, this was crazy long to write up but I really enjoyed this! With that being said I recommend you all to do it and more specifically I tagged my girls

Jazmen @literallyblack.com

Sharonda @http://www.brazenbabereviews.com

Monique @http://www.melaninatedbookshelf.com/

Can’t wait to see what ya’ll got ^_^

28 comments

  1. This was a great tag. I’m a Stephen King Constant Reader. I do hope you get around to reading The Gunslinger (bias lol). The Dark Tower series is a favourite of mine, The Gunslinger is the first in the series😊

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  3. tayepperson

    Such a fun tag! I just started listening to the audiobooks of Cassandra Clare’s books and I’m really enjoying them! I also love Wuthering Heights!

  4. bookloverkate

    I have a hard time really getting into hyped books – I’m thinking of Harry Potter specifically too! They just don’t often live up to that hype.

    • Yeahh. My mom actually tried to get me to read Harry Potter when it first came out but she actually read it but I couldn’t get into it at the time and just decided not to pick up after that.

      • bookloverkate

        My mum and brother read them and I think I managed one or two before I was out! Here I am doing the same again too haha!

  5. Anonymous

    I loved the first book! I didn’t love the second book as much (gave 3 stars) and I just started the last one today.

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