Book Tag

Books I Want to Read, but Don’t Want to Read Tag

I saw this fun tag at The Orangutan Librarian post and included myself as one of the tagged people! I’m always very happy to share my TBR list because it’s enormously long and I feel like whenever I write about it, it doesn’t sound that intimidating 🀭 In this tag I can talk about books I want to read but don’t want to read, which is a very tricky thing to do…

But first, some paperwork:

  • Link back to the original tag (this post, and Jami!).
  • Complete the questions with books you want to have read but don’t want to read.
  • Tag some people at the end to do the tag next.

And the questions of the tag are:

1. A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Back in 2016 when The Underground Railroad was published, I heard nothing else but things about this book. I still haven’t read it and I think I should do it asap because everyone seems to talk about it, at least to some extent now!

2. A book that’s really long

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

I mean, Gone with the Wind is around 1100 pages long (depending on the edition). I like big books, but I’m also intimidated by their size. It’s currently on my Classics Club list so one day I will most definitely get to it!

3. A book you’ve owned/had on your TBR for too long

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I’ve had this one on my TBR list for wayyyy to long now. I bought it as soon as it was released in Polish (I didn’t read in English back then) and it was also one of the first books I added on my Goodreads account when I opened it in 2016. I still can’t wait to read it!

4. A book that is ‘required’ reading (eg., school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Bail Honeyman

It’s not a classic or a school text, but I feel incredibly obligated to read it. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine sounds like a very important and interesting read, and I’m really surprised I haven’t got a chance to read it yet.

5. A book that intimidates you

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

How can you not feel intimidated by War and Peace? I am really really curious about this novel, but at the same time this massive Russian classic seems so loooooong and difficult. It’s also on my Classics Club list, but I think I’ll leave it for some time until I’ll be properly ready to read it!

6. A book that you think might be slow

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I love the premise of Outlander. It sounds so much like a book just for me. At the same time, it sounds like it might be a very slow novel. Is it because of the 18th century Scotland?

7. A book you need to be in the right mood for

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

I’ve had this book for some time now as well, but whenever I want to start reading it, I put it away. I think you really do have to be in the right mood to fully resonate with Into the Wild.

8. A book you’re unsure if you will like it

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Ah, Terry Pratchett. We just never got along. I gave The Color of Magic an attempt, but I never finished it. I feel like Discworld books are such a must, and yet I can’t really get into it. Maybe I should try again one day.


I’d like to tag anyone who’s interested in doing the tag! I’d love to hear about books you want to read but don’t want to read πŸ˜‰

12 thoughts on “Books I Want to Read, but Don’t Want to Read Tag

  1. This tag is so much fun Aleks β€” I might have to steal it for myself!! πŸ˜‚ I agree with The Underground Railroad, that book has been on my TBR for too long as well. And let me promise you, All the Light we Cannot See is so worth it!! 🀩 Great post πŸ’–

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  2. Great choices! I definitely feels intimidated by War and Peace – who doesn’t? πŸ˜€ All the Light We Cannot Sea is an amazing book, I hope you enjoy it when you get round to reading it!

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  3. Glad you did this! I loved eleanor oliphant!! Ah I hear you about war and peace- I was intimidated by it for ages- but it actually ended up being amazing! Oh I definitely recommend reading Pratchett- only I wouldn’t start with colour of magic- I’d start with the first in either the witches series or the watch- so either Equal Rights or Guards Guards!

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