Tag: I Should Have Read That

It’s tag time! The fab Malka and Chana @ Paper Procrastinators (whose responses to this tag were awesome) tagged us to do the I Should Have Read That tag which was created by Beth @ Books Nest. This one hits close to home because both of us have reading lists the length of a continent, probably! (Our lawyers helped us with the wording of that joke.)

A BOOK THAT A FRIEND IS ALWAYS TELLING YOU TO READ

Hannah: My sister Sindi has recommended Margaret Atwood‘s The Blind Assassin to me a few times – I’ve read the first few chapters and really want to return to it ASAP.
Kyle: CAN EVERYBODY STOP TELLING ME ABOUT CITY OF ASHES ALREADY PLEASE AND THANKS.

A BOOK THAT’S BEEN ON YOUR TBR FOREVER, YET YOU STILL HAVEN’T PICKED IT UP

Kyle: Ted Dekker! I’m coming for you (eventually)! Been wanting to read the Circle series for nearly six years now… *can’t look face*
Hannah: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. It’s on my bookshelf, just waiting for me, gazing at me with those doe eyes…

A BOOK IN A SERIES YOU STARTED BUT HAVEN’T GOTTEN ROUND TO FINISHING YET

Hannah: I started Christopher Paolini‘s Eragon cycle late last year (I know, I know: literal years after everyone else) and I’m halfway through, so I still need to read Brisingr and Inheritance this year! I also just started the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer and ADORED the first one, so that’s a series I’m excited to fly through!
Kyle: Joseph Delaney‘s Wardstone Chronicles were brilliant but after book 6, I felt the Spook needed to calm down, dude. I was into it when he had an apprentice, and a curse, as well as a secret, a battle, a mistake, a sacrifice etc etc…but 13 books later the spook IS STILL spooking. Next in the Spook’s series: The Spook’s Boredom,
The Spook’s Coffee, The Spook’s Bathroom Break… I might finish the series one day. However, I have no idea when that day will come.

A CLASSIC YOU’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE SOUND OF, BUT NEVER ACTUALLY READ

Kyle: Probably Melville‘s Moby-Dick, just to say I have read it. I’ll spend a few months really trying to understand it and then walk around all day quoting it to sound like I’m Lit with my Literature.
Hannah: Basically Jane Austen‘s three less-famous books – Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. I own them all; now I just have to read them. I reckon Kyle and I should have a speech-off where I pontificate like an Austen character and he spouts Melville-ian expatiations. No one will understand us; it’ll be excellent!!! *jots down idea in notebook full of ideas for future blog posts and videos* Votes in favour?

A POPULAR BOOK IT SEEMS EVERYONE BUT YOU HAS READ

Hannah: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’d never heard of it until we started this blog, and now everyone here seems to be reviewing and raving about it! Why on Earth does she have so many husbands?! I really must know.
Kyle: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green! How has the entire population of the universe got their hands on this book but me?!

A BOOK THAT INSPIRED A FILM/TV ADAPTATION THAT YOU LOVE, BUT JUST HAVEN’T READ YET

Kyle: I’ve read book one of Game of Thrones and seriously would love to dive deep into the depths of Westeros (even though I have never watched the series…gasp)
Hannah: I’m a massive fan of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock, but haven’t read any of the Arthur Conan Doyle Sbooks! I also loved Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, but I haven’t picked up the Alias comic books.

A BOOK YOU SEE ALL OVER INSTAGRAM BUT HAVEN’T PICKED UP

Hannah: To be honest, I have been super slack with Instagram lately – something lame to do with having a job and needing sleep? Weird, huh? Anyway, the last book I remember seeing in eeeeveryone and their grandma’s photos was Circe by Madeline Miller.
Kyle: Is there a book called Repetitive Selfies? Because then yes, I’ve seen that all over the Insta G. I work in the world of physical therapy and rehabilitation, so that fills up 99% of my feed. Although I do remember spotting a wild Lauren Kate‘s Fallen book cover a few several times over in the natural habitat of social media.

What are some books you’ve been meaning to read for aaaaages? Spot any good reads in our virtual TBR stack? Leave us a comment below!

2 thoughts on “Tag: I Should Have Read That

  1. Yay! I’m so glad you guys did the tag!

    Kyle, I did the same exact thing with the Wardstone Chronicles! (It’s called the Last Apprentice series in the US so I was confused for a quick second there 😂).The first few books I was like yaaas darkness, violence, gore! But then I kept on going back to the library and there were *more books*?? Needless to say, I never finished the series because I couldn’t keep up with the vast quantity of books 😂.

    Hannah, you should definitely read Circe! Of Madeline Miller’s books, I much prefer The Song of Achilles, but Circe is fantastic as well!

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