Hey, friends. How’s it going? Once again, I have been caught in a Reading Slump. So I’m good, thanks for asking.
After deciding that I am officially at a loss for figuring out what to read next, I also noticed that I have so many books on my TBR. Just like almost everyone else, my TBR is massive! It’s mountainous! And I don’t think I’ll ever get over it.
However, I was going through my list of posts I was tagged in (it’s 24 and going strong! I am certainly a mess, but I promise I’ll get to them! Maybe!), and I also noticed this book tag Laura tagged me in a long time ago, and it sounded perfect. Laura’s blog is awesome, so be sure to check out some of her posts! 🙂
This tag was created by Jamishelves!
A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it:
Listen. I really do want to read The Hate U Give, I promise! But, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m just never in the mood for heavy subjects! I’m an extreme mood reader, and I only read whatever I want to in the moment.
And I just haven’t found the right moment for THUG yet.
A book that’s really long:
Eragon has been a part of my life for a while. As I mentioned in my “Get to know me as a writer!” post, Christopher Paolini’s writing journey is what really inspired me to be a writer myself!
But do I want to actually read his books? Apparently not.
For some reason, I own the last book in the series (Inheritance), but not any of the other ones. It’s weird. Eventually, though, I will try to read the series. Especially since I’m writing a story about dragons! 😉
(Actually, I would really appreciate it if you could recommend me your favorite books with dragons in them! It would help so much! 😌 )
A book you’ve owned/had on your tbr for too long:
Umm… *checks my TBR mountain*
I don’t know? I haven’t had my TBR for a long time, but wow, is she rising.
But I have owned The Lord of the Rings Trilogy for about 5 years now. In fact, I started reading The Fellowship of the Ring a few years after purchasing the series, but I got distracted with school and forgot to pick it up again.
A book that is required reading:
Required reading? Required in general, or to me, personally?
My younger sister read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man a few years ago, and she very much did not like it. I just found out that I have to read it next semester for one of my Literature classes, and I am not enthused.
A book that intimidates you:
Throne of Glass intimidates me because I started reading the first page, and I… didn’t like it? I was confused? I honestly don’t remember, but I know for a fact that Fantasy with strange names is not usually my thing.
Give me names I can actually pronounce, please.
And then, of course, there’s also 6 more books after this one. That’s kind of a lot.
Six of Crows intimidates me because, well, I’m a bit reluctant to read the last two books in the Grisha Trilogy, but for some reason I keep telling myself that I must finish it before moving on to Six of Crows.
Can someone confirm this for me, once and for all? Do I actually have to read the Grisha Trilogy first? Because if there’s two things I don’t like, it’s 1) being confused, and 2) being bored.
I don’t want either of these things, whether I march through the Grisha Trilogy or just start SoC, and I need y’all to help me out.
A book that you think might be slow:
I’m currently reading Ink and Bone, and just… I kind of like it? I really do! I mean, the idea is awesome. I love books about books, don’t get me wrong.
But for some reason, it’s taking me forever to read it.
I believe I’ve picked up and finished three whole books while struggling through the first 40 pages of this one. Not a good sign.
A book you need to be in the right mood for:
I bought The Diviners a few months ago in a massive book haul from BookOutlet, which is always amazing, by the way, but I heard it’s a great October read. Maybe I should wait for Halloween, you know?
A book you’re unsure if you’ll like:
Okay, so I admit that I’m guilty of falling into the hype of The Gilded Wolves, and I bought it like 2.5 seconds after it came out. But did I read it?
If your guess was “of course not, Xandra never reads anything,” then you are correct.
I liked the first 30 pages of this one, but I’m not sure if it’s for me. And I’m not sure if I want to invest myself in a whole series.
I’m just unsure of a lot of things.
If you’ve already done this tag, don’t worry about it! And if I’m tagging you too often, let me know! 😂
What do you think? Should I actually read these books? Is it worth it to finish the ones I’ve already started? Are there any books you kind of feel like reading, but not really?
Chat with me about it!
Happy reading, everyone! 😀