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Books I Want to Read Tag

I enjoy looking back on book tags I’ve done and “updating” them to fit my current mood, likes, or books that are on my radar. The Books I Want to Read Tag is one that I haven’t yet “updated” (from last year), so here we are. I really like the premise behind this book tag, which is listed under the Rules below…

The Rules: 

  • Link back to the original tag on Jamishelves
  • Complete the questions with books you do WANT to read, but the actual process of reading them seems daunting or unappealing
  • Tag some people at the end to do this tag next

A book you feel you need to read because everybody’s talking about it:

One by One by Ruth Ware seems to be everywhere I look. I want to read it because even after DNFing The Death of Mrs. Westaway, I still want to try (and hopefully like) something else by Ruth Ware.

A book that’s really long:

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – I believe it hits 1,000 (or just a little over 1,000) pages. 

A book you’ve had on your bookshelf or TBR list for far too long:

The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

A book that is “required reading” (e.g. a school text or popular classic – something you feel obligated to read):

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is like my white whale (fellow Moby Dick haters please forgive my comparison) in this category. For some reason I just can’t help myself from wanting to read it, regardless of how many times I’ve tried and abandoned it.

A book that intimidates you:

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. I’m keeping this answer the same as last year; the language is extremely intimidating to me.

A book you think may be slow:

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, because of its dismal nature.

A book that you need to be in the right mood for:

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. As much as I want to read The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I am rarely in the right mood (and for an extended period of time) to read Tolkien.

A book you’re unsure you’ll like:

I’m going to circle back and say One by One by Ruth Ware…if I do pick it up you will definitely hear my thoughts whether I end up enjoying it or not.


There you have it. Debate/Persuade/Relate to me in a comment below, and be sure to give some love to the tag creator, Jamieson at Jamishelves.

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3 thoughts on “Books I Want to Read Tag

  1. TinyNavajo says:

    This is an interesting tag and I like the idea of books that we “want” to read, but we really don’t want to start them because either we know we won’t like them or we’re not sure how the book itself will turn out.

    I can say that Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson is worth the page count, there are several different points of view and stories going on. If it’s help, listening to it is a great way to go as the narrators are amazing and you can just listen to the stories. I love listening to those and I’ll most likely be starting the third one again to get ready for Rhythm of War coming out in November.

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