Intimidating TBR Tag
Hi there, all! Because I'm not feeling super creative this week (I'm so sorry!), I've decided to do another tag for this week's post. The Intimidating TBR tag has been going around Booktube for a long time and feeling daunted by my TBR is something that I'm familiar with, so I thought this tag would be fitting. I was having trouble locating the original video from the creator of this tag (I suspect it may no longer exist), so I've based this off of the questions from PeruseProject's video. Here we go!
What is a book that you have been unable to finish?
I find that I'm generally pretty good at forcing myself to make it through books. For example, I managed to make it through Tower of Dawn early last month. For this question, I'm going to go with A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin. I've started this book a few times, but am only now actually making progress on it because I'm listening to it on audiobook. I have to make sure to have headphones in because I still live at home, but the audiobook format has encouraged me to go on more walks so I have something to do other than just listen.
What book have you yet to read because you haven't had the time?
For this one, I'm going to go with Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. The Outlander books are all pretty hefty and, while I did get through the first one, I feel like I don't have the time to pick up the second one. Ever since I've started to blog about my reading, I feel like I have to read multiple books a week and I know that if I read this book, it could very well be the only book I read that month.
What book have you yet to read because it is a sequel?
Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken would be a good example for this question. The Darkest Minds is one of my favourite YA series, so it's a bit embarrassing that I haven't read Through The Dark, which is a companion novel to this series. At this point, it has been so long since I've read The Darkest Minds that I fell like I would need to re-read the whole series in order to pick up on everything in Through The Dark. And because my TBR shelves are quite packed, I feel like I don't have enough time to be re-reading many books. Especially, since I'm doing a Shadowhunter Chronicles re-read this year already.
What book have you yet to read because it's brand new?
For this one, I've got to go with Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh! This book is quite new (release date: June 5th, 2018) and it's one that I have been anticipating, but for some reason, I still haven't gotten around to it. It was on my Booktubathon TBR and I hope to get to it this month, but I don't find myself reaching for it.
What book have you yet to read because you read another book by this author and didn't enjoy it?
I've stared at my shelves for a while to see if I had a book by an author who had another book that I didn't enjoy, and I couldn't come up with one. That said, (this is a bit of a throwback) I've always been a bit apprehensive about picking up the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. I thought that the end of the Vampire Academy series was a bit weird and I lost interest in reading more books in this world, even it follows a beloved character of many readers.
What book have you yet to read because you've just haven't been in the mood?
For this question, I have to go with All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This is a highly acclaimed historical fiction novel that I've been meaning to pick up for a very long time, and it has won many awards. I think it's because of the pressure that comes with me needing to like this book that causes me to never be in the mood to read it. I'll see it on my shelf and I think that I should read it, but I always find myself gravitating to something else instead.
What book have you yet to read because it's huge?
I have to also go with Dragonfly in Amber for this one. As I mentioned earlier, the reason I feel like I don't have time to read this book is that it's huge. It's 947 pages! It's also a mass-market paperback, so I'll also be super stressed about the spine while I'm reading it. Bending the spine is inevitable, but it still stresses me out.
What book have you yet to read because it was a cover buy and turned out to have bad reviews?
It's more of mixed reviews rather than bad reviews, but for this question, I've chosen A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. This was 100% a cover-buy! I can't even remember what this book is about, but from scanning through Goodreads it has a mix of 4 star/5 star reviews and 1 star/2 star reviews. I'm sure I'll pick it up eventually, but this mixed basket of reviews makes me a little afraid that I won't like it.
What is the most intimidating book on your TBR?
I think because I used it to answer two questions already I have to say that Dragonfly in Amber is the most intimidating book on my TBR. It's size combined with the hype and the number of people that love the series makes continuing the series a very daunting task.
That's all for my Intimidating TBR Tag! What book on your TBR are you most intimidated by? I'd love to know, so be sure to leave a comment. Who knows, maybe it'll even find its way on my TBR and I'll have more to be intimidated by.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!