I Should Have Read That Book Tag

I was tagged by AceReader (thank you!)

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
  2. Link to the creator’s blog in your post (booksnest.co.uk)
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag 10 others to take part.

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read.

29758013-1Until a few weeks ago I would have said that the book I was recommended the most by friends was Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, but we saw how that went. (The more I read English books, the more I want Anglo authors to stay away from Italy and Italian-inspired settings.)

A book I’ve been recommended multiple times (mostly by Aneta) but that I haven’t heard that much about nonetheless is The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams, which I hope to get to before the end of this year. I mean, I’ve been told there are interesting villains, especially female villains, and that it’s also queer in some way. I have to try it.

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked up

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. But I’m making progress! I bought a physical copy in Italian (if it’s queer, I don’t hate the idea of it and it gets translated, I buy it) so this is going to happen. When, I’m not sure, but I don’t leave physical books unread. I will at least try. Same thing with the physical copy of The Traitor Baru Cormorant I bought to motivate myself and finally read it (in English, it doesn’t exist in Italian, and I’m… kind of glad of that; the last thing we need is another influx of tragic gays when we have very little fictional gays to begin with).

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet

…so many of them? Just to make two examples, the Book of the Ancestor series is one of my favorite fantasy series (Nona Gray is the bisexual assassin we like here and I’m in love with this cover) but I still haven’t read Holy Sister and I’m actually intimidated by it, and then there’s Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly, the third book in the Amberlough Dossier, and I really should read it someday – even just to see how Cyril and Aristide are doing.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

I can only think of classics that fit the “never actually read” part. I can’t think of one classic whose premise appealed to me, and I’m not interested in English classics as a whole (I’m saying this since these are almost the only ones I see people talk about. If I were to read a classic – which I won’t, because my not-for-fun reading is… natural sciences stuff and not literature stuff, to be brief – I’d read something from here or from a country I have stronger ties with than England/America.)

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

24233708Apart from The Fifth Season, I can’t really think of anything super popular? My TBR is small (I like to keep it that way) and it’s mostly new releases and ARCs + a few backlist books I think sound good but aren’t necessarily that well-known.

Anyway, according to my TBR, the book with the most ratings on goodreads I haven’t already mentioned here is An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, which I’m going to read just because of the “gay and translated” rule. I wouldn’t have guessed that (I would have thought it was On the Come Up, now that I saw it and remembered that On the Come Up was on my TBR) and for something this popular I’ve heard surprisingly little about it.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

That would include watching movie of TV adaptations, and well, you might already know about my experiences with anything on a screen

A book you see all over Instagram (Twitter) but haven’t picked up yet

More twitter because I’m not on Instagram often, but some examples that are everywhere are Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (adult romance that isn’t f/f is hit-or-miss for me, but I want to try) and The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (will I… ever. I don’t know.)

About Tagging

If you’re reading this and the questions sound interesting to you, act as if I tagged you? yes, this is lazy, but in my defense I feel like the keyboard is going to melt and I don’t want to stay at the uncomfortably warm(er and warmer) computer for long during this kind of summer days

7 thoughts on “I Should Have Read That Book Tag

  1. Popular classics, especially English and American ones, are always a hit-or-miss for me tbh. I like the *idea* of reading classics, but actually reading them is… a different story. I tend to only read ones from my country too.

    Also, I really can’t The Priory of the Orange Tree anywhere. I’m not complaining, I like seeing f/f books get all the attention they deserve, but I’m probably not going anywhere near it soon. Just the size of it is enough to scare me dsndks.

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    1. I love that Priory got popular, too, but I barely have the energy for books around 400 pages these days, and that’s… 800. And it does look scary, the physical copy


  2. I heard so much about Hank Green’s book even way before it was out, it’s strange how different internet-experiences one can have, haha. But it was absolutely blowing my mind anyway and one of my fav reads last year!

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