Once again some minor self promotion that I created a Bookstagram. There’s not much there at the moment, but I hope to get better at it!
I was tagged to do this by the lovely Felicia @ Fell For Books! Go check out her post and blog and give her a follow, because she’s awesome ♥
The Intimidating TBR Tag was created by LindseyRey, but unfortunately all her videos seem to be deleted. This tag is where we talk about some books in our To Be Read pile that intimidate us for various reasons!
I actually used books from my own shelves for this and it’s made me realise how many books I haven’t read that I actually own. Oops. This is one of my favourite tags I’ve watched so many BookTube videos with it!
Covers = Goodreads
I’m not sure if this means DNF, but since I’ve never (touch wood) DNF’d a book I’m choosing A Court of Thorns and Roses because I’ve been reading it for so long. I started it before The Great Reading Slump and I still haven’t finished it. So that’s like a year, lmao. I was really enjoying it so I don’t know why I keep putting it off? I think it’s the High Fantasy aspect. I am determined to finish it now that A Court of Mist and Fury has been released. I’m already freaking out about that one because it’s like over 600 pages??? #RIPLauren
Not just because this book is HUGE, but because I feel like it’s one I’m REALLY gonna have to focus on. You all know how my attention span is. I feel like this is going to be a book that I can’t have my mind wandering whilst reading it. I’m kind of scared I won’t be smart enough for it either, but I heard about the TV show and I know how loved Neil Gaiman is so I really do want to eventually try and find the time to read it. It also sounds really interesting.
I actually struggled with this a bit because I am such a commitmentphobe when it comes to series that I rarely ever buy the next book unless I’ve read and loved the first in the series. I’m also TERRIBLE at finishing series so I probably only have a handful of sequels. The only reason I have Pandemonium is because it came in a boxset with Delirium and the boxset was only like $10 and it was cheaper than buying the books separetly. Delirium has been sitting on my shelf unopened since 2011. Yeah. I will get to it one day.
I literally bought this book yesterday. I could not believe it when my local Target store had a copy because they are not normally up to date with new releases. Actually my local book store had it in a week before it’s release, but it was like $30! I’m not even kidding. This is how much my local bookstore charges. PAPERBACKS are never cheaper than $19. It’s why I buy all my books from Target (where it was only $14), used bookstores and online. I know this has been getting slightly negative reviews, but it’s a YA Thriller which I LOVE so I think I’ll like it regardless. I couldn’t resist the cover either, okay. It’s so pretty. I’m so excited to read it!
I’ve spoken before how incredibly intimidated I am by everything that Cassandra Clare has ever written. I read City of Bones ages ago and I seriously struggled with it. It took me soooo long to get through it and I was not a fan. I know everyone says this series gets better, but I’m so scared I’m not going to like this one either. My sister finished reading it the other day and she was telling me bits and pieces and it just put me off even more, to be honest haha. I love the TV show though so I REALLY wanna try. There’s just so many books in the series and I have commitment issues.
Please don’t hurt me for not having finished The Hunger Games series. In my poor attempt at a defence I’ve only really got back into reading after almost two years of picking up like four or five books. I can’t really use that as an excuse though because I absolutely flew through the first book and I loved it so much that I went out the very next day and bought Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Then I just never read them… I know part of it is because I got spoiled for almost everything that happened in these books on Tumblr during the time were they everywhere. The first movie hadn’t even came out at this stage so I don’t think it was unreasonable of me to expect people to use spoiler warnings/tags, but apparently they didn’t think so 😂 I just haven’t been in the right mood since to pick it up.
I actually don’t know if I’m ever going to read this. I bought it during my obsession with Game of Thrones, but now I’ve completely lost interest in it and haven’t watched it since like season 3. I’m super intimidated by so many elements in this book. I know tons of people love it, but it’s been on my shelf for like 4 years and I haven’t even opened it. There’s also so many books in the series that are all massive. I would like to try it maybe, because I know lots of people love this series and have said that they’re glad they read it. Maybe one day!
The reviews for this book aren’t all bad. It does have a 3.7 rating on Goodreads, which is pretty good imo. There’s also a ton of people I know who gave it 4/5 stars. I don’t really let reviews influence my decision to read a book so the negative reviews for this isn’t really why I haven’t read it. It’s just more of me buying it because I thought the cover was gorgeous and just never getting around to reading it. I bought this a year or so after it was released and now four years have passed and I’ve just kinda lost a lot of interest in what it’s about?
I know it probably seems crazy putting this here when I previously included American Gods and A Game of Thrones in this list, but I am just so intimidated by this series. It is one of the most popular books series around at the moment and it’s a genre that I have always been terrified by. I’m so scared that I’m not going to like these books. The series is massive and the books are all huge. I know the amount of pages aren’t something that a lot of people worry about but like anything over 400 pages is seriously challenging to me because of my attention span. I am going to try my hardest to read this book this month and I really hope I love it as much as everyone else does! If not I apologise in advance, haha.
Like always please feel free to ignore this if you don’t want to do it or if you’ve already done it! I’m terrible at remembering whose done what, haha. Tagging a bunch of people because I LOVE stalking people’s shelves and TBRs 🙈.
Vivian @ Inked in Pages • Fadwa @ Word Wonders • Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels • Sammie @ Bookshelves and Biros • Carrianne @ Cuppa ‘n Critiques • Katherine @ Fable Haven • Fatima @ Noteablepad • Beth @ Reading Every Night • Jaed @ The Bibliophile Blogs • Jess @ The Mud and Stars Book Blog
Aaaaaaand anyone else who wants to do it! Seriously. I wanna see all of your TBRs, haha.