Life has been busy, to say the least. Though I’ve been reading, I haven’t reviewed as much lately. To keep the blog from being perpetually silent until I’ve managed to write reviews for the books I’ve read, why don’t we check out this tag. Thanks, Morgan @ The Bookish Beagle, for sharing!
The Intimidating TBR Tag
What book on your TBR have you been unable to finish? || I’ve started quite a few, but Miss You, The Wild Girl, and Bellman & Black are the three that have bookmarks still in them. I even recall without having to open them what was going on when I stopped. So…that’s something?
What book on your TBR haven’t you read because . . .
. . . you haven’t had the time? || Around this time last year I decided that this year I would try to read a Gabaldon or Marillier book a month. They’re big books (in number of pages and in concept), and surely a month would be enough time. As you can tell from my seasonal posts…I haven’t been very good with this challenge! So let’s start with The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon!
. . . it’s a sequel? || Winner’s Kiss. I was so pumped for the final book of the trilogy, bought it the day of publication, and now it’s been sitting on my shelf for what feels like ages! Gah. It’s like, if I don’t read it, the trilogy won’t end, right?
. . . it’s brand new? || The Reluctant Queen. It’s the most brand new of this TBR tag, at least — just a month or so — but I want to be able to sink into this one properly. I loved the world-building and characters in The Queen of Blood, so I want do this one justice in my read.
. . . you didn’t enjoy the author’s first book? || The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, because you guys, I didn’t like All the Truth that’s in Me (though the review I gave looks pretty generous, in hindsight it frustrated me to no end). I’ve heard several times this book is very different (audience, topic, writing style, sense of humor), but I’m still nervous nonetheless.
. . . you haven’t been in the mood? || The Price of Blood by Patricia Bracewell. This trilogy (or is it just duology? GR says trilogy but the third book’s taking some time to come out to the world if that’s the case) is everything I could ever want. Emma of Normandy, in England during the Viking takeover prior to William the Conqueror. YAAAAS. But I need to be in the right mood for this depth of historical fiction. Bracewell’s writing is just so exquisitely beautiful, I need to treasure the read!
. . . it’s humongous? || I like big books and I cannot lie, but there’s something about the weight of Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything that I find intimidating for a contemporary YA! I mean…does it really need to be that long? Really?
. . . it was a cover buy and it ended up receiving poor reviews? || Oh, see, I don’t have too many of those. I open cover love books and read a couple pages to see if I’d personally enjoy it before buying it on impulse, and I won’t seek out reviews for it. I do the same for overly-hyped books, regardless of cover adoration (read a few pages before considering purchasing). Maybe the closest one would be The Crown’s Game. It didn’t receive poor reviews, but I guess it doesn’t live up to the hype? Maybe? I’ve no idea. Let’s go with that one, though I do still intend to read it.
What is the most intimidating book on your tbr? || Hild or The Name of the Wind, though I’m not sure why. I know I want to read them, I know I’ll enjoy them, and I like big books so it’s not that either. I’ve probably just put them on this massive pedestal and I’m worried they won’t live up to it?
This was one giant psychological mess of a post! The Intimidating TBR Tag is deceiving — you think you’re just answering a handful of simple questions, but it really makes you think about your answers and why.
What’s on your TBR? I tag anyone who is willing to tackle this!