The ‘I Should Have Read That Book’ Tag || Tags & Awards

Hey beautiful people!

Thank you Lois @ My Midnight Musing for tagging me in the I Should Have Read That Read Book tag! Lois is LITERALLY a sweetheart — truly, you WANT to follow her blog so you can read her epic content AND have her as a fellow book lover friend. It’s a really cool feeling that we still tag each other and connect, since she one of the first bloggers to follow me — when I literally had NO content and wrote awful reviews ha-ha! So thanks for being epic, Lois!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
  • Link to the creator’s blog (Beth @ booksnest) in your post.
  • Answer the questions below.
  • Tag 10 others to take part (I’m only tagging 5 people).

The Questions

  • A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read.
  • A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up.
  • A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet.
  • A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read.
  • A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read.
  • A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet.
  • A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet.

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


My friend bought this for me about 2 years ago … the first and the second book … and I STILL haven’t read it. This is deliberate though — I have a feeling I’m going to REALLY like this series and get mad when I have to wait for the third book, which hasn’t been released yet … so I’m waiting.

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


I’m pretty sure this was one of the first books I added to my TBR list when I first signed up for Goodreads … and EVERY YEAR, I say I’m going to read it in October … and I don’t. I don’t know why — it just never happens. Maybe 2019 is the year?

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


The Inheritance Cycle was one of my favourites when it was first released — I couldn’t book the first or second book down! But as the series progressed — and after Paolini made the decision to change it to four books instead of three — I grew bored. It wasn’t as exciting anymore. I’ve regretted not finishing it though, so I might try re-reading it this year.

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


After reading a number of his short work collections and Animal Farm, I really wanted to read George Orwell’s other works. My friend let me borrow this — and then I never read it. I’m thinking I’ll add it to my April or May TBR list though!

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read


Okay … even my friends that don’t read much have read this series — WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?! Seriously, I plan to read this ALL the time — and then just, well, don’t. Another “hopefully” 2019 read … we shall see though …

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


To be fair, I was young when the films came out — young enough that I don’t think I could’ve read this series and ACTUALLY know what was going on. And honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever end up reading it. I loved The Hobbit and believe Tolkien’s works are the work of magic — but I just don’t see myself getting around to it. You never know, though.

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


Well … the obvious reason for this is that the book doesn’t release until May of this year … and I never applied for an ARC nor did I receive a request to review it. I’m super excited for this book though … and I’m totally buying it because THAT COVER!!!!!!!!

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32 thoughts on “The ‘I Should Have Read That Book’ Tag || Tags & Awards

  1. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Name of the Wind but haven’t got around to it either – I definitely want to read it though. Haven’t read Sarah Maas either but I’m going to look into her. I came to Middle-earth through the LOTR films too and then read the books which are wonderful. You must read them! Especially if you have only seen the films and don’t really know the true story. LOTR is much more faithful and much better done, though it has some grave flaws also, than the so-called Hobbit disasters which went completely off the rails and did not reproduce Bilbo’s memoirs.

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  2. Thanks for the tag.👍 Dracula is great. Especially considering when it was written. Ah, the Rothfuss books, the first one is brilliant but yeah, probably best to wait until the third is released, it’s been eight years since the second and still no where in sight.😂

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    1. Of course! Oh man … see, this is why i tend to never start series until they’re finished! People are always getting at me, wondering how I can wait. But there’s nothing to wait for if you haven’t started 😉

      I hope you have fun with the tag!


  3. HA! Throne of Glass… I’m with you sister! I haven’t read it either so we can be in the same boat together! 😝 Although, I have zero plans to read it. I hope you enjoy them when you get to them!
    I had to read Animal Farm in high school and that totally turned me off of reading anything by Orwell ever again… although 1984 sounds like such a good plot, maybe one day!
    I’ve already told you, you should read the rest of the Inheritance Cycle so…. I’ll just say my comment still stands on that 😝😄
    Great answers for this tag! 😀 ❤️

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    1. It’s like … I want to read it … but it’s so long! I used to love long series but now I prefer standalone novels or trilogy MAX.

      I really liked Animal Farm but I don’t think I would’ve liked it in high school. I read his essays in undergrad and loved them.

      LMAO! Okay, okay … I’m actually going to see if I have them still back at my parent’s house … we shall see …

      Thanks love! ❤

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      1. Right?! When series’ get too long I’m like, what is even happening anymore?

        Yeah, at 16 I wasn’t digging Animal Farm… plus it was really political and when you have to analyze it for school, such a drag. I’m sure I’d feel differently now.

        Haha! I’d even let you borrow my copy! 😛

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      2. Yup … my philosophy. I have to be lile SUPER interested and I’m not sure if I’m feeling it.

        Oh most definitely! I think that’s why I appreciate more now than I would’ve. Same with TKAM. I read it after school was done and loved it.

        Lol!! Oh my goodness!! You’re too funny

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  4. Ooh, some great choices in here! 1984 was…an interesting read. I don’t regret reading it and think it should be required reading for all at a certain point, but it wasn’t easy to swallow. It was, yeah, let’s say interesting. Inheritance was totally worth the wait!! I adored Eragon. Still do! I’ve read the Hobbit a few times, but not gotten around to the LOTR yet. One day, I will! I’m determined! As for Throne of Glass, I very much enjoyed the first one and the prequels. Read the second one and liked it well enough, but after seeing what they’ve turned into, I refuse to read more. It’s a personal choice, and I’m sad because I really liked the story and the world, but I refuse to read erotica (And am frankly shocked it can still be labeled YA). Anywho, interesting tag!

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    1. Yeah … I’ve heard that a lot, which is a big reason why I haven’t read it yet ha-ha!! But I really should.

      I’ve been told by a number of people to give Inheritance another go … I feel as though it would be a good summer read, so maybe I’ll try then.

      LOVE The Hobbit!! Such an adorable read!

      Ah okay. I used to be really anti-erotica, but I don’t mind it AS much anymore — as long as the plot is good and it’s tasteful, if that makes sense. AND it can’t be the main premise of the story ha-ha!

      Thank you! If you haven’t done it, you should!


      1. It’s an intriguing and a little bit frightful premise, but it isn’t a happy story. The part of me that loves happy endings held out hope until the end, but spoiler, it doesn’t end so well. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad book. I still felt like I learned something and grew from the experience. It just, left a bit of a bad taste in my happy-go-lucky mouth. XD

        Ooh, great idea. I’ve got a series I’m saving for the summer so I can sit down and read them all at once and without interruption.

        The reviews on Goodreads are either raving or super critical. Evidently the last book had like 90% erotica and 10% plot. Plus, my best friend said the story kind of starts to stink after a while, so sadly, I’ve decided I have better things to spend my time on.

        I haven’t. I might! Thanks!

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      2. I’m very much like you in the sense that I love happy ending books — there’s so much garbage going on in the world that I just love to surround myself with happiness. But sometimes, there’s moments where I not only like but need that little dose of what reality can be like.

        What series are you thinking of? I have two/three so far for the summer! Then some standalone realistic fiction novels/contemporary.

        Ahhh … that’s rather unfortunate. If I do read it, I’m probably not going to until much later this year, so I’ll wait. And I also will probably just borrow them from the library instead of buying them ha-ha!


  5. Thank you so much for your kind words!!! You are without a doubt one of my favourite people and I love that we’re still so connected after all this time. 💙

    I have exactly zero interest in reading the Throne of Glass series. It just doesn’t appeal to me at all.

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