The Intimidating TBR Book Tag

I have no idea who created this, but it’s been going around for a long time. I’m going to be using strictly books that I own and have not read. But since I currently own like 80 of those, it shouldn’t be a problem.

1. A book on your TBR pile you haven’t finished

the batOh boy. I have so many for this. But I’m gonna go with The Bat by Jo Nesbo because it’s been almost a year since I started reading it. It’s not that I dislike it, but it hasn’t hooked me like a thriller ought to and I just never got around to finishing it.

2. A book you just haven’t had the time to read 

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I’ll go with The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson for this one. It’s so big and I’m afraid it’ll suck me in like the first one and keep me up until 3 am and I just can’t afford to lose that much sleep at the moment.

3. A book you haven’t read because it’s a sequel 

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Spiders by Tom Hoyle. I didn’t realise that this was the second book in the series when I bought (it was an impulse cover buy, tbh) and now I don’t really feel so drawn to the series that I want to buy the first one.

4. A book you haven’t read because it’s brand new

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I actually don’t have an answer for this. So I’ll go with a book that I haven’t read because I just acquired it. Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer. This book literally entered my possession like 3 hours ago so…

5. A book by and author you read previously but didn’t really like

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Any of the Left behind books by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins. I read the first two and about half of the third book and I just didn’t really enjoy them. I own the first like 10 books in the series, but I just don’t feel drawn to them.

6. A book on your TBR pile that your just not in the mood to read

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I’m just not really in the mood for historical fiction.

7. A book on your TBR pile that you haven’t read because it’s enormous

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Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. I’ve read about 400 pages of this book and it just seems to be stretching out forever. It’s not really that I don’t like it, but I just don’t feel like reading it. I don’t care very much about the new characters and I don’t know… I just don’t feel like reading the other 200 pages. If it had been shorter, I’d have finished it.

8. A book on your TBR you bought because of the cover

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The only one I have for this is Siders by Tom Hoyle. I hate giving repeat answers, but I got nothing else.

9. The book on your TBR you find the most intimidating

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The Odyssey by Homer. Because I just know that it’s going to be hard for me to follow, even though I do want to read it.

Series I Probably Won’t Finish – Part Three

Series I Probably Won’t Finish – Part Three

Part one | Part two

It looks like I’ve finally exhausted my list of series I won’t finish (for now, at least) and I only have 4 series for this post.


 

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

red queenRead the first book and I enjoyed it. I was pretty excited about Glass Sword, but I just kept putting it off for some reason. And now, I finally got it and it’s the book I am currently reading. I am so frustrated with it and I am very close to just not finishing it. I will try to get through it, because I just don’t like leaving books unfinished and I kind of want to see what superpowers the other reds have. But I will not continue with the series.

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2. Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

left_behindI thought this series had a really interesting premise. It’s a Christian fiction series about the end of days and it basically describes the events in the book of Revelation from the perspective of those left behind. But the writing just doesn’t agree with me. Something about the writing style annoys me and it makes the characters unrelatable and dislikeable. I’ve read 2 and a half books of the series and it’s a pretty long one. I’m not sure how many are published, but I own 10 of them. And despite owning them, I don’t think I will finish them.

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3. The Secret Circle by L. J. Smith

9780061670855I read some of the books, then I got bored because it wasn’t a very good series and I have absolutely no intention of ever reading the rest of them. I don’t even know how many there are in total. Or how many I’ve read, for that matter.

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4. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

eragon_book_coverRead the first two books in the series and I just can’t go on with it. the first one was okay, though not as good as I had expected it to be. But the second one was pure torture to read. I could not relate or understand any of the characters, they all annoyed me and it was very, very long. Even though not that much happened. I didn’t like the writing style either. And the other two are even longer and I’m probably just going to spend half an hour on Wikipedia one day and find out how the story ends, because I cannot submit myself to two more books of the torture that is reading about those insufferable characters.

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