The “I Should Have Read That Book” Tag

Thanks to Lorraine at Geek Galaxy for sharing this tag, and Beth at Books Nest for creating it.

I rarely read the books others feel I should, so this seems like a good tag for me!

Rules:
Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
Answer the questions below
Tag 10 others to take part

The questions:
A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

My answers:

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
My mother wants me to read The Proposal by Mary Balogh, and I’ve had it on my TBR for aaaaages, but haven’t yet read it.  It’s part of a series, and I have read the second in the series and rated it five stars, but this is the first in the series and I haven’t picked it up yet.  

Oh, and anything by Stephen King.  I have a lot of friends who love his work, but I’m just not into horror, thanksbutnothanks.

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
The Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke.  I think my mum bought the book (on my Amazon account) so I have both this and the sequel sitting in my Kindle app, and it sounds like something I’d enjoy, but I haven’t got around to reading it yet.  I’m pretty sure it was in my TBR at the beginning of 2019, and I still haven’t started it.

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet
Oh….  So many.  I need to read One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews, Play of Passion by Nalini Singh, Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop, Heartsong by T J Klune, Wolf’s Fall by J D Tyler and Finding Our Home by Michele Notaro.  I have enjoyed all of these series, but for whatever reason, have been slacking in starting the next one in the series.  Actually, I’ve started Play of Passion so many times but can’t get into it.  I think I’ll enjoy other ones in that series though, so I need to push through that one and get to the next one so I’m back on track.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
I’m pretty anti-classics, but let me think…  I’d really like to read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.  I love the musical Oliver! (which I’ve seen numerous times in movie format) and I’m fascinated by the workhouses and orphanages of yesteryear in England (that’s the family historian side of me!) so I think I’d find it quite interesting.  Did you know he actually visited orphanages and workhouses to ensure his story was accurate?  Some of my ancestors lived in workhouses (which were much the same as the orphanages) and even just the facts on paper show a really horrid life.  I really feel for them.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
Anything by Jane Austen.  I haven’t read any of her books at all.  And the entire Harry Potter series.  I did try and read the Harry Potter series, but the first book was written so simplistically (for children) that I just couldn’t get into it.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet
A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R R Martin that inspired the Game of Thrones TV series.  Oh, this could have been my answer for the previous question too!  I actually think I’d enjoy the books, but I haven’t picked them up yet.  And I really want George R R Martin to write a different ending to what the TV series had, because ugh, that ending sucked balls.

And ooh, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.  I love the Jurassic Park series of movies.  Jurassic Park was the first movie I ever saw at the theater, and I’ve enjoyed every movie in the franchise.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
I don’t follow any authors on Instagram, only on Facebook and Twitter, but even then, I’m stumped a bit on this question.  Probably Heartsong by T J Klune.  That has had a lot of screen time on Twitter and also on WordPress blogs.  I know I’ll enjoy it, as I’ve really enjoyed the preceding books, I just need to start it!

Tagging:
I’m actually a bit out of touch with WordPress at the moment.  I’d love to see YOUR response though!  Let me know if you do this so I can read it.

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