I’ll have to make a bookish confession, everyone.
There are books that I really want to read (my heart). Usually these are fast-paced books with lots of action and a sprinkle of romance and takes 2 seconds to inhale from beginning to end. Then there are books that I aspire to read one day (my brain). These are usually the books that everyone loves; sometimes also books that are quieter, slower paced, require a bit more thought…
Sometimes my heart agrees with my brain, but often times they don’t. SOOO… today I want to talk a bit about the books that my brain tells me to read, that I really think I should read one day, but… for some reason my heart has been pushing them back on my TBR.
Thank you so much to Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books for tagging me on this one. Make sure to check out Marie’s blog! She is amazing and so sweet and she writes some of the best blog posts!
- Link back to the original tag (this post, and Jami!)
- 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
A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
At some point everyone was talking about Truthwitch! I did finally get my hands on this book from the library and I tried reading it… but I really couldn’t get into the story. I wouldn’t count this as a DNF for now since it is something that I want to eventually come back to, I’m just not in the mood for this for now.
A book that’s really long
I’ve heard great things about 1Q84, but at 925 pages I am not sure if I’ll be reaching for this book any time soon! The only reassurance is that the original Japanese edition was a series of 3 books, so in fact each book is only around 300 pages lol :’)
A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
American Gods was on my TBR since July 2017 and…. I don’t think I’ll be reading this any time soon. That being said, it is on my physical book shelf so I think I should tackle it one day.
A book that is ‘required’ reading (eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
I’ve always felt obligated to read classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, but the more I feel obligated to read something the less I want to read it lol 🙂
A book that intimidates you
I really didn’t want to put this book in this post because I really loved The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and in general I’ve been hearing great things about this book. But the Goodreads summary kind of gives me that literary vibe……. and don’t get me wrong, there are some literary books that I enjoyed, and I think there is a great need for literary fiction. However anything that sounds literary automatically intimidates me.
That being said I really do want to eventually read this book one day in case I end up loving it.
A book that you think might be slow
Even the title of this book hints at its slowness haha… From what I’ve heard about The Slow Regard of Silent Things, even though it is short, the pacing is slow and nothing much happens. That being said, I do have the physical book on my shelf (a gift from a friend) sooo I should probably read this one day.
A book you need to be in the right mood for
Little Fires Everywhere is a book that I’ve heard lots of great things for, it also won the Goodreads Choice award back in 2017, and it has great ratings. That being said, it is an adult novel and the description gives me that literary vibe. (And you guys know what happens when I get literary vibes haha….) I think I’ll have to be in the right frame of mind for this one.
A book you’re unsure if you will like
Five Feet Apart won the Goodreads Choice Award for YA last year, so I know it is a good one and lots of people like it. However I’m not sure if “sick-lit” is for me. I did like some books in the genre, including Everything Everything, although last year I struggled with Opposite of Always. I might pick up Five Feet Apart one day, but it’s not on my radar at the moment.
I tag these wonderful people:
- Katie Jane Gallagher
- Hundreds & Thousands of Books
- The Orangutan Librarian
- Juli @ Cozy Words
- Tasya @ The Literary Huntress
And you 🙂