I thought I’d do a tag! I saw this one over on Winx’s channel and really liked it. It’s been around for a while so I’ve seen it a lot of places, and it’s simple but I love talking about books I have on my shelves so I thought it was about time I got around to it. (I’m pretty sure I haven’t done this one, but even if I have it’s been awhile)
1) What book have you been unable to finish?
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – I swear, this should actually be finished by the time I post this but this book has taken me most of the summer to read. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, but that I got the audio book to listen to as I read because the PEL edition I have is huge. However it just wasn’t something I could enjoy on audio. This past month when I read Middlemarch I really enjoyed doing a cheapo/free kindle copy and just highlight and marking my physical copy so I’ve switched to that and it’s really helped.
2) What book have you yet to read because you haven’t had the time?
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison – I want to read this so terribly, terribly bad. It won a Hugo this year and I’ve had it on my shelf since it came out, that’s how excited I was for it. I pre-ordered it. I just haven’t had the time! Right now it’s the 20 some library books holding me back but as soon as I blaze through them I’m going straight to this beautiful thing. I have heard so many amazing things from online reviews and irl friends alike.
3) What book haven’t you read because it’s a sequel?
Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning – I thought the first book was fun, but missing something for me. All the reviews and recommendations I get though say to keep going. I have the book, and since it’s an urban fantasy I’ll probably devour it in one sitting I just am not usually one for ‘read the first two books’ to get committed (the dark tower series is the exception) or to get to the good parts of a series. Maybe I’ll save this one for a long weekend when I take some stay-cation time.
4) What book haven’t you read because it’s brand new?
Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Richard Beatty – Okay, so this isn’t that new. But it’s one I haven’t picked up solely because it is new and still pricey. I definitely want to own a copy to go with my copy of Black Cloak and to get signed at YALL Fest. I’ve come very close to buying one from my local B&N but stopped because it was a signed copy and like I said, I want to get it signed at YALL Fest. So close, yet so far.
5) What book haven’t you read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?
I don’t really have an answer for this. I typically will try an author after disliking one of their books, I just can’t actively think of one I’ve not tried at this moment that I want to try. The only book I even had half a twinkle of interest in at one point was the new Ernest Cline book but then I remembered how much I didn’t like Ready Player One and laughed at myself.
6) What book haven’t you read because you just aren’t in the mood for it?
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens – I’m not sure if it’s a mood thing or a size thing. Either way I’ve been staring at the copy my mom let me borrow months ago for the past few weeks trying to churn up the energy. I’m just not there for it yet. Maybe after I read The Woman in White?
7) What book haven’t you read because it’s just so big?
The Stand by Stephen King – It’s no secret I love Stephen King. He’s like the best popcorn novels ever. The Stand is one that I want to read really badly, but I’m not ready for another
huge chunker. The Stand ties into the Dark Tower series which I’m actively working on, which gives me even more reason to want to read it. IT is also high up there with The Stand for a huge Stephen King I want to get to.
8) What book haven’t you read because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews?
Anything by Sarah J. Maas – I have almost all of her books except the most recent in the Throne of Glass series. I remember really enjoying the first book in the series when it first came out. But my reading tastes have evolved a lot in those few short years and honestly I bought the rest of her books just because. The biggest ‘ify’ one of the batch is A Court of Thorns and Roses. I’m just not sure if I’m going to even make it through the book if the romance is as bad as I’ve heard. I have few triggers and one is abusive/toxic relationships. I really just need to take the plunge however.