When I read the title of this post over at Ana @ Me Myself and Books I knew I had to do it. Even before I found out she tagged me! Honestly? I fall into the trap of really wanting to read a book but then getting cold feet when I find a copy of it. Why am I like this? Well, I guess today we’ll be taking a tour over to my unreasonable mind!
In this tag, I will be going over books that I really want to read but that at the same time I’m kind of feeling iffy about. I’m sure this has happened to you, right? It’s not that these books are bad, but for some reason my mind is feeling very doubtful!
🍃 a book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it 🍃
I feel like I saw One Day in December everywhere this past Christmas, and I really want to pick it up! But… when I tried reading it for the first time I only got 25% into it. I felt like there was going to be glorification of cheating (which is such a deal breaker for me), but I don’t think I was being fair… I will probably give this one another try this Christmas.
🌼 a book that’s really long 🌼
Look, I love long books, but I’ll also be the first to admit that they’re intimidating sometimes! Black Leopard Red Wolf is one of those books I have heard very mixed reviews about but that has such a cool and enticing synopsis! I’ve been putting off picking it up because it’s super long. Let’s see how the summer goes…
🍃 a book you’ve owned/had on your TBR for too long 🍃
I regularly go through my Goodreads TBR to weed out to books I don’t want to read anymore (see my unhauls here), but somehow I still have really old books on my TBR! It’s not that I don’t want to read them, it’s just that these new books sound more… appealing? And Lolita is definitely one of those books. I feel like I need to wait until I have more literature under my belt, but that time never seems to come…
🌼 a book that is ‘required’ reading 🌼
I could go with Nabokov again, but I’ll pick Anna Karenina. Don’t get me wrong, I want to get to it! But oh. my. god. it. is. so. darn. long. I really do like Realist 19th-century novels, even when they’re thic like this, but I’ll need a lot of motivation to pick it up.
🍃 a book that intimidates you 🍃
All fantasy intimidates me, to be honest. I’m a contemporary kinda gal, but I still like reading fantasy! And The Knife of Never Letting Go definitely intimidates me. I have heard so many awesome things about it, but for some reason I’m intimidated to pick it up?
🌼 a book you think might be slow 🌼
Priory of the Orange Tree is one of my most anticipated books of the year. But that doesn’t mean I’m not kind of pushing getting it! I have heard from several people that it takes around 200 pages to really get into the story, which I guess is okay since this book has almost 900 pages! I told myself I’d get it as soon as I walk out of my last exam this semester — 2 weeks to go, baby!
🍃 a book you need to be in the right mood for 🍃
I think I will need to be in a special mood for The Pillars of the Earth, not because it sounds boring, but because it is so big and I have heard so many awesome things about it! I really don’t want to be underwhelmed and at the same time I’m so excited to dive into it this summer. Anything set in the Middle Ages gets my heart jumping, sooooo… fingers crossed!
🌼 a book you’re unsure you’ll like 🌼
At first, I was very excited to read Strange Weather in Tokyo. Then, I picked it up earlier this month, read about a third, and decided I wasn’t in the right mood for it. And now? I think I’ll read it just to get it over with, but I’m not quite sure I like what’s in store… Have you ever read this one?
🍃🌼 I tag… 🌼🍃
Everyone who’s reading this right now! I suck at tagging people, mostly because I don’t want to annoy them. So if you think this tag would be fun (it totally is!), feel free to do it!