hello everyone! i know i’ve been bombarding you all with blog tour and review posts lately, and that’s due to the fact that i’ve been super occupied with schoolwork since the beginning of september and i don’t really have any time to sit down and properly blog about things. i’m slowly working on my europe travel diary and other discussion posts, and i hope to get them ready soon! for the time being, let me try to make things more interesting by doing a book tag 😀
a great big thank you to audrey @ make your (book)mark for tagging me! there are currently 1357 books on my goodreads shelf – i obviously have a huge problem, lol. i read 100 books a year on average, so it’ll probably take me around 13.5 years to finish reading all of them. to quote frank zappa – “so many books, so little time”.
beth @ books nest is the creator of this tag, and here are the rules:
A BOOK THAT A CERTAIN FRIEND IS ALWAYS TELLING YOU TO READ
my irl friend is a huge fan of the mortal instruments series by cassandra clare, and keeps trying (and failing) to persuade me to read the books. i know it’s also really popular among book bloggers, but it doesn’t really appeal to me (probably because of the hideous covers, oops)? still, i think i should go give it a try because one of my friends gave me the first book on my birthday, and i want to go see what all the hype is about.
A BOOK THAT’S BEEN ON YOUR TBR FOREVER AND YET YOU STILL HAVEN’T READ IT
life of pi by yann martel has been on my tbr since i first joined goodreads, but i still haven’t gotten around to reading it. i guess i’m actually procrastinating on it because life of pi is so unlike the type of book i usually go for, and it’s so hyped, i’m so scared that i wouldn’t like it. i think there’s a movie adaption of the book though, so maybe i should go watch it and motivate myself to read the book.
A BOOK IN A SERIES YOU’VE STARTED, BUT HAVEN’T GOTTEN AROUND TO FINISHING
i don’t know if i’ve mentioned this before but i have the percy jackson boxed set and i somehow lost the last book in the series, the last olympian by rick riordan. i brought it along with me to australia last summer and when i returned to hong kong, i misplaced it when i was unpacking. clumsy bookworm problems, smh.
A CLASSIC YOU’VE ALWAYS LOVED THE SOUND OF, BUT HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY READ
the picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde – the aesthetics! the title! lgbtq+ rep in a classic book! selling your soul! what’s not to love?
so many of my friends have recommended this book to me but i still haven’t gotten around to reading it. i guess that’s because i’ve always viewed classics as “boring, out-of-date works of literature”, and so this book put me off, but that misconception was cleared when i read pride and prejudice for school, and absolutely loved it. i’ll definitely be giving this a try soon.
A POPULAR BOOK THAT IT SEEMS EVERYONE BUT YOU HAS READ
i’ve been seeing red, white & royal blue by casey mcquiston all over goodreads and book twitter, but i still haven’t read it. it’s so hyped and has been getting mostly positive reviews, and i guess i’m kind of scared i wouldn’t like this book as much as the others did? i don’t even know why – i’ve got the book downloaded on the kindle but every time i decide to start a new book i pick others to read. PLEASE, IF YOU’RE (like everyone) ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO READ AND LOVED THE BOOK, CONVINCE ME TO READ IT. OR MAYBE BUDDY READ IT WITH ME. because i really want to, and don’t want to read it at the same time, if that makes sense.
A BOOK THAT INSPIRED A FILM / TV ADAPTATION THAT YOU REALLY LOVE, BUT JUST HAVEN’T PICKED UP YET
i watched ella enchanted in english class a few years ago, and absolutely loved the story and how cinderella, one of my all-time favorite fairytales was retold (also, anne hathaway is soo gorgeous). i know the film’s based on a novel of the same name by gail carson levine, and i’ve had the book on my tbr for what seems like forever. i’m really looking forward to reading this!
A BOOK YOU SEE ALL OVER INSTAGRAM BUT HAVEN’T PICKED UP YET
i don’t follow many bookstagram accounts on my personal instagram account, and i’m not really active on my bookstagram, but almost every time i browse posts with the #bookstagram hashtag i see descendant of the crane by joan he. the cover’s so pretty and it has been getting so much positive praise on goodreads. also, it’s a fantasy set in a chinese-inspired world, so sign me the heck up. i can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book 😀
like audrey, i’m only tagging five blogs
but that’s because i have no friends because i’m lazy. if you’re not included here but still want to give this a try, consider yourself tagged! i can’t wait to see your answers ♡
have you read any of the books i mentioned? what did you think? and are there any books it seems that everyone but you has read? let me know in the comments!