My new friend, Sean @ KingdomBookBlog, gave me a fabulous reason to think about books by tapping me for this “My Intimidating TBR” book tag. If you would like to join in the fun, please consider yourself tagged!
1.) What book have you been unable to finish?
I’m sorry to say my only DNF of the past year was a book many people adore, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.
2.) What book have you yet to read because you just haven’t had the time?
So many books fall into this category! I’ll go with Legend by Marie Lu because I really want to read it! In fact, it’s been sitting in a TBR stack right here on my desk beside where I’m typing at this very moment, but poor Legend hasn’t made it to the top yet.
3.) What book have you yet to read because it’s a sequel?
I don’t think my blog would be my blog if I didn’t mention V.E. Schwab in at least every other post so, yes, the book I read because it was a sequel was A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. 🙂
4.) What book have you yet to read because it’s a new release?
If I positively can’t wait to read a new release, I do this silly thing called BUY THE BOOK. However, there is a new book I’m dying to read but can’t since it’s not scheduled for release until September 2016–The Reader by Traci Chee. Protagonist Sefia vows to save her kidnapped relative, but rescue means learning to read in a world where literacy is forbidden. A sample chapter is available here–you’ll need to scroll past several other sample chapters to get to it.
5.) What book have you yet to read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t like it?
I can’t remember a specific book I went out of my way to avoid because it was written by an author whose writing I didn’t care for.
6.) What book have you yet to read because you aren’t in the mood?
Hmm, good question. Probably The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks. It’s the kind of whimsical, fantastical, well-written story I would enjoy, but something about the dense typeface gives me pause.
7.) What book have you yet to read because it’s humongous?
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. At 579 pages it isn’t ridiculously long, but I’m a little on the fence about reading it–if it were shorter I would fall off the fence on the side of reading it. 🙂
8.) What book have you yet to read because it was a cover buy with bad reviews?
I adore pretty book covers but don’t buy books purely based on them.
9.) Which book on your TBR is the most intimidating to you?
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.