Intimidating TBR Tag

So these last few days I got overwhelmed by schoolwork. Suddenly I had 9 Greek plays to read in a week and this was immediately followed by midterms. Something had to go and between reading, writing, and blogging, I went for the latter.

But what a better way to come back than talking about all the books I haven’t read. Here is a link to the original video.

1. What book have you been unable to finish?

A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez — I’m actually embarrassed about this one. I got over halfway through it, but I just couldn’t into the writing style. I still swear I’m going to finish sometime soon even though the book has been gathering dust for over a year now. Maybe it is because I have very high expectations for this book: everyone I know loves it and I read right after Persepolis one of my favorite books ever. 

2. What book have you yet to read because you just haven’t had the time?

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor — I’ve been hearing excellent things about this series for over 3 years. I honestly don’t know why haven’t read it because it sound like something I would adore.

3. What book have you yet to read because it’s a sequel?

A Torch Against the Night by Saaba Tahir — I finished An Ember in the Ashes just a few days ago. I absolutely adored the characters and wanted to jump right into the sequel. Then I read that the third book comes out in 2018! So I think I am going to wait a while so the gap is not as huge as it would be now.

4. What book have you yet to read because it’s brand new?

Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson — So I pre-ordered this a while ago but it still hasn’t arrived. I hate everything.

5. What book have you yet to read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes — A few months ago, I gave Falling Kingdoms a mixed review. I saw some potential and overall I found myself enjoying the book while I read it. Well, the more I’ve thought about the more it has fallen from my favor. I don’t think I’ll continue this series. 

6. What book have you yet to read because you’re just not in the mood for it?

The Magicians by Lev Grossman — I’ve been so close to reading this book multiple times. Like whenever I’m trying to choose what to read next from about three books, The Magicians is there. I know I’m going to end up reading this though.

7. What book have you yet to read because it’s humongous?

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (and the rest of the Throne of Glass series) — The rest of the books in this series are all over 500 pages long. I don’t know what is it about Maas’ writing that make me unable to read them at a normal pace. What would normally take me two days to read, takes me like two weeks with these books even though I enjoy them a lot. I might read this with a friend soon which I hope helps me get through it.

8. What book have you yet to read because because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews?

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken — I’ve had this for like two years but I’ve heard some negative things about this series.

9. What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy — I’m finally reading this right now, after owning it for two years. It’s such a huge novel. I’ve read the first part out of eight but I know it’s going to take me a while.


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