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I Should Have Read That Book Tag

I can’t believe we are at the end of another week, and the start of another month! I swear time is speeding up – does that make me old thinking like that? In fact, don’t answer that! The lovely Emma @ The Terror of Knowing tagged me in this ‘Should have read’ book tag that I first saw on the creator Beth’s blog @ Books Nest, so I thought it was high time to dive on in and take part. Let’s not dilly daddle:


  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog ( in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part

My Answers

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

To be honest, I have read the majority of books that people tell me to read because I like reading things that other people like and are passionate about, or that they think I would really like. I think the next thing to read that’s been recommended is probably Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season. Emma, who tagged me, has been saying for a while that she thinks I would really like it, and now as I am loving The Priory of the Orange Tree, I would really like to read some of her other stuff.

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

OK, so when I first got Goodreads I was reading and loving 1984 and have been saying for years that I want to read Animal Farm, but for some reason it is just never the book that I go for when I am picking my next read.

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet

There are 3 series that instantly jump out at me, if you can call duologies a series. V E Schwab’s Villains and Monsters of Verity duologies are both sitting on my shelves awaiting me to pick them up and finish Vengeful and Our Dark Duet respectively. The first instalments were so great that I can’t bear finishing the second because it will then be over. I also need to finish The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman. I own all five released titles in the series but have actually only read the first two.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

I really like the sound of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. It is considered to be one of, if not the first detective novel and centres around a very expensive and legendary diamond that is stolen from a young girl’s bedroom on the night of a huge party to celebrate her 18th birthday.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

I hate to go back in time to the moment when John Green was at his most popular, but that is where we’re going because I feel like everyone but me has read The Fault In Our Stars. It’s just not a book that has really interested me though if I’m honest!

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

Erm, I am probably going to have to head to a superhero film here because I almost always read the book before I see the film. I have read a few comics in my time, but I definitely had not entered the written worlds of either The Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-Man before I watched and loved those films!

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

I feel like The Cruel Prince has been plastered all over my Instagram for over a year and I just haven’t picked it up. I don’t know if I want to, because it’s about fae and that’s not my jam, but I still feel like maybe I should give it a go? I don’t know though…

So there we have it, there are my answers. I enjoyed that, it was fun! As always, tagging 10 people isn’t easy, so if you’re tagged below and have taken part please feel free to ignore, and if it’s not your bag, that’s cool too. If you’re not tagged below and would still like to join in, please consider yourself tagged and let me know you answers!


JJ @ Ever The Crafter
Elissa @ Elissa Reads
Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading
Kirsty @ Kirsty’s Book Reviews
Ayunda @ Ayunda Bhuwana. Books. Movies. Travel
Luna @ Bookish Luna
Mary @ Sophril Reads
Rachel @ Journal of a Bibliophile
Kerri @ The Book Belle
Staff @ Book Steff’s Bookish Blog

16 thoughts on “I Should Have Read That Book Tag”

    1. I’m about 70 pages from the end and I am already feeling my book hangover before it starts because Priory is everything right now!
      Thanks for creating, I really enjoyed it and it made me think which is an awesome bonus!!


  1. Thanks for the tag. I have so many books I should have read haha. I was actually looking for something to post next week so thanks!

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  2. Thanks for the tag, I love reading your answers. I am in total agreement with The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, the book sounds amazing, I just have not gotten around to picking it up for one reason or another.

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      1. I too love audiobooks, I am lucky and my library has a lot of them, but I also have a membership to audible. They really come in handy with reading while on the go, cleaning, or when I just don’t feel like reading a book, but I want a good story.

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      2. Yeah our library is OK for them too, and they let you recommend ones as well if they don’t have them and they sometimes then pick them up which is awesome. I also have Scribd and Audible. I commute 30mins to and 30mins from work minimum a day so I end up listening to a lot of them! And yeah you’re right, they’e good for doing things round the house like cleaning and washing up. I just like that I can fill dead reading time with stories!

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    1. I really really do need to read Our Dark Duet as a matter of urgency.

      I think The Moonstone will by my go to audiobook soon, I know when I get past the fact it’s a classic I will probably really enjoy it!

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