Thursday, 28 April 2016

Help! I'm Drowning in Books! (TAG)

I was TAG'd by my good buddy, Sarah to do this TAG. Which was created over on BookTube by Lindsey Rey; who I've been watching for a few years now.
Is it any surprise when I say my TBR is out of hand? I could literally drown in my unread books. Does that stop me from buying new ones well all these perfectly good books are sitting here yelling at me to give them a go; of course not. I have a book acquiring problem and I will never try and cure it. Books make me happy and how can I deny myself happiness. And whatever, they'll get read one day.

What book have you been unable to finish?

I'm not shy with my DNF'ing. So there's a few I could have picked. But I thought let's go with a popular book that I thought was sooooo boring. I tried guys. I just don't get the appeal. Nothing happened in the first 42% of this book. There was no way I could make myself stick out the rest in the hopes it got better. I just didn't care.

What book have you yet to read because you haven't had the time?

There are a few reasons holding me back from spending the time to read The Name of the Wind. The main reason is the exactly the time I will have to devout to this read. It will be slow going and probably take me a week. And I like to read as much as I can. This will take ALL my time. I think the way to go about this is go to a beach for a few days with only this book.

What book have you yet to read because it's a sequel?

I didn't know how to take this question because I do have sequels I haven't read because I've yet to read the first book. But I choose Quintana because I lovvveeee this series and for some ridiculously stupid reason I haven't finished it off by reading Quintana. At this point I will need to reread the first two books because I've naturally forgotten all the details.

What book have you yet to read because it's brand new?

You all know I acquire new books every few days. Radio Silence is one of my latest(spoiler for my next haul) buys. I recently saw quite a few of my UK Goodreads friends reading this one and all were saying the same thing, incredible. And they all seemed at a loss for words. Needless to say it ended up in my hands.

What book have you yet to read because you read a book by this author and didn't enjoy it?

I read Sweet Evil a few years ago and found it to be kind of terrible, cliched and exactly what you would expect for a YA paranormal. For some reason I picked up See Me when it was super cheap for Kindle. Who knows when I'll get to it; but I guess that's the beauty of an e-book, it doesn't take up space.

What book have you yet to read because you haven't been in the mood for it?

I love Kristin Hannah. Of course I jumped at the chance to snag this for review in late 2014. The problem; Hannah's books are always emotionally draining. And yes I love a sad tale every once in a while, this one also happens to be a WW II tale. So that likes triples the emotional value. And I'm just not prepared as of yet.

What book have you yet to read because it's humongous?

The Outlander series is huge in page count and words. So many words. Dense words. Really these's no rush to read this book because who knows how long till we get the next one. It's always years and years. 

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

So much beauty. Such mixed reviews. Even if I never read this book the cover will live on my shelf forever.

What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?

Besides all the classics I own which are intimidating because I don't want to read them. The Final Empire isn't intimidating because of page count, it's the love and popularity that scares me. I want to love this book sooooo much. More often than not I'm the black sheep and the hype can destroy the possible happiness a book contains. At some point, when I can go a week without seeing this book mentioned I will embark on this journey.

Have you guys read any of these books? Am I seriously missing out by overlooking them(Tanya, I know. I know)?

Happy reading!



  1. I haven't read any of these though An Ember in the Ashes and The Nightingale have been tempting me. I think the main reason I haven't read The Nightingale is the same as your reason - I just can't quite handle an emotionally draining book right now but at some point I"m just going to have to make myself. I love this tag! I might have to borrow it as I'm definitely drowning.

  2. LOL So I don't even need to say anything, right? :) I can't really say much about the Outlander series because I've fallen behind myself. I think I've read the first five books, up through The Fiery Cross. One of these days I'll catch up with the other. But The Nightingale... girl, you need to read that one. Best book I read in 2015, one of my favorites by KH, and so unforgettable. But I'm with you... you totally have to be in the right mood for that. (I've actually got The Husband reading it right now.)