June 23, 2016

TAG| The Intimidating TBR Tag

Honestly, I cannot remember who started this tag but I have seen this floating around on both book blogs and over on booktube. I thought this would be a better way of showing how bad my book buying addiction has become. If you know who came up with this idea for a tag, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

01. What book have you been unable to finish?

Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte

I have tried to read this book on at least four different occasions and can never pass past the hundred page mark. Which is concerning considering that this book was required reading for my A2 English Literature exam-- and they wonder why I suck.

I hate the style of narrative and the supposed "love" that is meant to drive Heathcliff into this supposed revenge against the next generation because Cathy [1] refuses to marry Heathcliff on the grounds that it would "degrade" her. 

GRRRRRR.... Bugger off.

What book have you yet to read because...

02. ...you just haven't had the time?

The Mistborn Trilogy
Brandon Sanderson

I just recently bought myself the boxed set due to finally having the money and the excuse that it was my eighteenth birthday when I bought it.

I read Warbreaker by Sanderson and absolutely loved the magic system that Sanderson is better know for. I cannot wait to dive in this summer.

03. ...it's a sequel?
Ensnared (Splintered #3)
A.G. Howard

Ah, yes.

I remember this trilogy very fondly. It was the first retelling of Alice in Wonderland that I actively wanted to read. I inhaled read Splintered-- enjoyed Unhinged and was looking forward to reading book three.

I just sort of sit there on my shelf for a while and now can't remember much of the story. Will have to reread the first two...

04. ...it's brand new?
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1)
Phillip Pullman

This is many of my friend's favourite book series. AND I still haven't gotten to it. My mum bought me a copy of the 20th-anniversary edition-- now I just got to pick it up. 

I am hoping to get to this series soon. 

I do have three months of summer and I'm already on book three, five days into it.

05. ...you read a book by the same author and didn't enjoy it?

Lauren Oliver


Okay, bit of an exaggeration but I was just never a fan of her delirium series, couldn't even get passed the first book. 

Her new book Replica looks intriguing based on the reading experience. Hopefully I'll get an ARC but I will try again.

06. ...you're just not in the mood for it?

Champion (Legend #3)
Marie Lu

Dystopian-- not my cup of tea anymore.

It's that genre that just got too much exposure by publishing companies and now I'm sick of it. It's that sweet that you can have if you fancy it.

Maybe at some point. In a year or so...

07. ...it's humongous?

The Inheritance Cycle

Christopher Paolini

I am pretty sure everyone has at least had a go in trying to read Eragon. I only own the first book which isn't the book opposite but in honesty it's the only one of the series that's in my hard-drive and laziness is over ruling my body to google the first book's cover.


08. ...because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews?
Jodie Meadows

This cover is so pretty!! 

The premise of this book follows a world where souls are reincarnated and that is just something i've never read before in a YA book.

I'm still interested in reading this debut but might hold off til I have nothing else to read.

09. What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke


Ain't nobody got time for that!

This is a book that I feel is a "christmas". The kind where you got two weeks off from college and no major exams for another four-six months.

What have I got myself in for?

10. Who do you tag?

If you've reached this point in the post and haven't done this tag-- you are VERY much TAGGED to do this tag.

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