I saw Jaed over at The Bibliophile Blogs do this tag! Or well, let’s be real, I’ve seen this tag pretty much everywhere. But she’s a newbie blogger like myself and deserves a shout out, so go check her blog out now! It’s gorgeous.
What book have you been unable to finish?
I unfortunately have a lot of answers for this question. Two recent ones are A Stolen Kiss by Kelsey Keating and Letters to Zell by Camille Griep. Both are fairytale retellings that are labeled as YA but read more middle grade to me. Or well…the content in Letters to Zell is definitely not middle grade, but the writing is.
What book have you not read yet because…
…you just haven’t had the time?
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. It’s not a big book by any means, but I know I’m going to have to really focus on the story to fully understand everything that is going on. Plus I know I won’t be able to pronounce 95% of the names or places in this book.
…it’s a sequel?
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. It took me forever to get through Throne of Glass. Then I started The Assassin’s Blade and it took me 2 weeks just to get half way through — still haven’t made it any further in the last 2 months since I’ve put it down. This is a book I’m planning on at least picking up and trying this week though for Genrethon.
…it’s brand new?
I just got my order from Book Outlet today and got a couple of books that I’m extremely excited to read. One being Jackaby by William Ritter. It sounds so freaking cool! And the cover is gorgeous.
…you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and hated it so damn much. It’s one of those books that I knew I didn’t like while reading it but then thought it was only ok when I finished. But now the more I think about it, the more I really disliked that book. I’m hoping I enjoy the Burn for Burn trilogy though. Just scared to start it.
…you’re just not in the mood for it?
I’m pretty sure half of my books can be an answer for this. I’m going to go with The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I’ve heard great things about this series and the author, but I’m not a huge vampire fan so I’m a little skeptical to start it.
The Diviners by Libba Bray. I want to read this so badly but the size of it scares me!
…it was a cover by that turned out to have bad reviews?
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte. The cover and the synopsis sold me on this book. It has a 3.45 on Good Reads, which I suppose isn’t that bad. But it still worries me because the book sounds so freaking awesome.
What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?
Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. I’m cheating with 2 since it’s a part of the same series. I watched The DaVinci Code movie and was completely blown away by it. I really want to give the books a try, but they are just so damn intimidating. It might be a few years before I actually gather up the courage to read them.