The truest irony of the book blogger life is that I often spend so much time talking about reading that I don’t…have time…to read.
Hence my TBR is screaming bloodily at me at all times and I’m just sort of tiptoeing around it because it’s about to overbalance and flatten me. Just the good ol’ regular bookworm workplace risks, ya know? It’s fine. I’m sure it’s FINE.
I do feel guilty though. I probably shouldn’t? Reading (and blogging and reviewing!!!) is all my choice and a good deal of it is just for fun. (A very tidy sliver of my blogging purpose, however, is also to subtly flop all over your lives until you get sick of me and buy my books just to shut me up. #Marketing) So if it’s for fun, then I shouldn’t feel guilty for being behind, right?!
Meanwhile, My brain: …gUILT TRIP INCOMING ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Regardless.😑I do have a lot of books I want to read and I’m somehow going to motivate myself to get to it by telling you what they are.
Here we are with the “I Should have Read That Book” tag!
➢ A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
My struggle with this question is that I never…remember…anything. Look you could tell me every day for a YEAR to read a book and then take a break for a few weeks. I will forget.🤗If you need confirmation about this, pls ask @shewritesaboutbooks. She will happily confirm and complain about me.
So like I’m only vaguely aware of people recommending me books specifically. But I do feel like the whole blogosphere has been wildly recommending Night Circus forEVER. And I just found a $1 copy at an op-shop!! Clearly it is meant to be. And I shall read it [checks watch] between 2 weeks to 2 years.
➢ A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
Ugh SO MANY it’s terrifying. I actually was just rearranging my bookshelves this week and came to the wonderful conclusion that if I put my TBR on my desk — I will 100% forget about it. (Cue the Oct 2018 ARC yelling at me.) 😬
I’ll nominate The Glass Spare and Bridge of Clay for (ahha haha sob) being neglected ARCs. But I’ve also had Wolf by Wolf (2015) on my TBR forever. Also The Song of Achilles (2011). And eh why not self-burn me — More Happy Than Not too. I LOVE Adam Silvera books and I have noooo reason to not have read this yet. 😭Except for me, being, dysfunctionaaaaaaal.
Ok this is the Iron Fey series 👀Mind you I only actually started it last year, despite it being like 10 years old. But I’m mad at me because I really enjoyed the first two, devoured them in a week, and I own the next 4 but have I read them???? NO. Why? I DON’T KNOW, DON’T ASK ME THESE THINGS.
➢ A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
Sometimes people say “classic novel” and I develop 18th century pneumonia and cough up a lung and go die at sea to get away from it all.
Ok FINE. I have read many classics in my time, mostly the children’s ones like Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Five Little Peppers, etc…. But if you made me read another classic I might try a Bronte book?! I don’t even know what they’re called without googling lmao. Or wasn’t there a writer who locked herself in her attic and never came out? A poet? 🤔 Big mood. I should read from her.
➢ A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
Right now it feels that way about We Hunt The Flame, Sorcery of Thorns, Godsgrave, and The Poppy War. And okay fine, again I have no real excuse. But look. Just look. I have to fit a great many things into my day. One is napping while my dog snuggles in my arms and the second is meticulously putting together a plan that will get me to be a bestseller so I can finally buy a castle. (This is why my Hufflepuff and Slytherin sides are constantly at war ok.)
I also haven’t read all of the million SJM books but I do not plan to. 😂
➢ A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet
I never read the LOTR books. OKAY WAIT! I tried! I read The Fellowship and thought I might die. But I also really love those Lizzie Bennet Diaries youtube series! Does that count?! It’s an adaption. They’re HYSTERICAL and I love them and…I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice. Not even the zombie version, which is frankly disappointing of me. (I’ve read like 4 P&P retellings of it though??? Pls read the original, C.G., you chaotic terror.)
➢ A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
So Shadow Of The Fox for sure is one! I think the sequel recently released?? So everyone is like “LOOK AT THIS GOOD AND PRETTY BOOK” and I’m buried too deep under my TBR to even get a peek. I do own it though. I take lots of pictures of it. 10/10 for likelihood to love. 0/10 for my life organisational skills.
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| what do you think?|
tell me a book you should’ve read by now?! 👀 are you chronically behind on your tbr? and do yell at me if i’ve mentioned a book here that i should hurry up and prioritise!!! i’ll try!