Book Tag: Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read

Hey guys! Honestly I say this every time I do a book tag, but it really has been a few months since my last one. I spotted this particular tag over on The Comfy Reader and it seemed like a lot of fun to do! Unfortunately I do not know who originally created this tag but all credit goes to them.

The Court of Miracles

A Book You Feel You Need To Read Because Everyone Talks About It

One book that has been popping up again and again on Twitter and Instagram is The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant and this comes out in June. It’s marketed as Six of Crows meets Les Miserables and is about a thief going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution. This doesn’t sound like a book I would like to be honest, but since there’s so much hype around it I’ll probably end up reading it.

The Fireman

A Book That’s Really Long

The Fireman by Joe Hill is a massive book, it’s 800 pages and it on my April TBR. I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I would like to. It’s quite fitting that we’re in the middle of a pandemic and I’m reaching for an apocalyptic story.

red queen

A Book You’ve Owned/Had on Your TBR For Too Long

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard has definitely been on my TBR pile for a few years now. I’ve heard very mixed things about it. Apparently you either love it or hate it, there’s no in-between. A few people have said it’s a nostalgic read because it’s taken little things from each popular YA dystopian and mashed them all together. I’ve not felt inclined to read it just yet, but I’d like to hang onto it a little longer.

Go Set a Watchman

A Book That Is ‘Required’ Reading

I think this is for classics and I’m definitely not a fan. After having to constantly read classics for school, college and university, I’ve developed an intense dislike for them. Admittedly, I haven’t bought any since 2016 and have no interest in buying or reading any others. The only book that springs to mind for this is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Is this considered a classic? I don’t know but I would like to try and read it at some point. I read To Kill a Mockingbird and would like to read this prequel, if it’s still considered a prequel.

throne of glass

A Book That Intimidates You

I struggled with this one! A lot of the books that used to intimidate me either don’t anymore or I actually finally read them! In the end I settled on Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas just because I’ve heard lots of mixed reviews about this series and Sarah as an author. I’ve read three of her books and DNF’ed one. She is an author I struggle with, but I think if I can read A House of Earth and Blood and give it a five star rating, I should be able to read her Throne of Glass series!


A Book That You Think Might Be Slow

I hesitantly read The Martian by Andy Weir in 2016 and actually ended up really loving it. It was humorous and the science involved was actually really interesting. So I was pretty excited when I found out he was publishing Artemis. But apparently lightning doesn’t strike twice and this book was a bit of a disaster. I’m still going to read it but I’ve heard it’s slow going and the main character is pretty annoying. I’ll be really disappointed if I share the same views.


A Book You Need To Be In The Right Mood For

The main genres I read are YA/Fantasy/Crime and occasionally I will read Science Fiction. It’s not my favourite genre though and I find it to be very hit and mess. I’ve only read one book by Jay Kristoff and I’d like to read more, but I think his book LIFEL1K3 is definitely one I need to be in the mood for!

Ninth House

A Book You’re Unsure If You Will Like

I love Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha books and think she is a great either but ever since reviews of Ninth House started coming out, I became more and more wary of reading it. I do want to read it but I’m think it will be incredibly outside of my comfort zone and that worries me. I like the fact that a lot of people have said it’s a really dark story but I’m not a fan of the bullying, rape and violence triggers. I do plan on reading it this month though, so hopefully you’ll see my thoughts in my April wrap up!

I’m tagging Book Lover Kate, The Last Book On The Left and anyone else who’d like to take part! If you have any thoughts on the books I picked, I’d love to hear them! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!

2 thoughts on “Book Tag: Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read

  1. Azia says:

    The cover to The Court of Miracles is stunning! This is the first time I’ve heard of it but I’d read it just for the cover though! The synopsis does pull me. I love me some underground criminals haha. And I completely get you on Ninth House. It’s definitely a hit or miss. I liked it well enough but there are definitely some drawbacks to it. If you do end up reading it soon, I’m interested to see what you think of it.

    • Beth says:

      I think the historical bit is putting me off, I’m not a fan of historical fiction xD But the criminal underground sounds awesome! Ahh, it’s so difficult deciding whether or not to read it. I’m going to be reading Ninth House this weekend, so hopefully I’ll have some thoughts on it next week 😀

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