I Should Have Read That | Book Tag

Thank you to Siobhan at Siobhan Novelties for tagging me! She mentioned Fahrenheit 451 as the classic book she wanted to read and I felt exactly like that last year when I picked it up – in short I got why it was a classic, but it was one of those types that no longer feel as original and revolutionary because I’ve read a bunch of books that likely has taken inspiration from it and then the ideas no longer feels that deep or impactful. I would definitely read it again though.


  1. Thank the person who tagged you, and link back to their post.
  2. Link to the creator’s blog.
    This was originally created by Beth from Books Nest.
  3. Answer the questions below.
  4. Tag 10 others to take part.
  5. ENJOY!

A book that a certain friend always tells you to read

I haven’t even watched the movie – I know, it’s bad.

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

I don’t really know if I actually want to read “(Don’t you) forget about me by Kate Karyus Quinn anymore, but it’s been on my TBR so long that I now feel obliged to. It’s not got the best ratings 3.6, the blurb doesn’t excite me, I’ve read the first ten pages without much interest – I’m still hoping to have at least given it a fair try before the end of this year. If not I’m officially giving up.

A book in a series you have started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing

I really loved the original “Shatter me” series by Tahereh Mafi and because of the mixed and bad reviews of “Restore me” I keep putting off reading it myself.

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

All of Virginia Woolf’s book (I’ve only read and loved A room of one’s own) and The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

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

A book you see all over Instagram, but haven’t picked up yet

I’m not much on bookstagram. But going by the internet in general – Circe by Madeline Miller! I get strangely uncomfortable by this cover, but the moment I realized it was based on mythology and so well loved (or hyped) I wanted to read it. Authors and reviewers has posted about it everywhere it seems like.

I tag…

14 thoughts on “I Should Have Read That | Book Tag

  1. Hannah @ But First, Fiction April 12, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    Oh yeah – I also haven’t read OR watched Fight Club! And I’ve wanted to read Orlando for quite some time; Mrs Dalloway is one of my favourite books, but I haven’t read any other Virginia Woolf. I’m also really keen to read Circe 🙂

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    • aquapages // eline April 12, 2019 / 5:01 pm

      Hah, I’m not the only one! I just realized I better read some Woolf soon because I need to for a class, so hopefully I’ll pick up one of the books sooner than I thought, haha

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      • Hannah @ But First, Fiction April 15, 2019 / 12:19 pm

        Nope, not the only one! Although at this stage I basically know the whole premise – thanks, friends 😛 I hope you enjoy Woolf’s work when you get to it! 🙂

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  2. justonemorepaige April 12, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    Thanks for the tag – this is a fun one! I’m usually really bad about these, but I’m hoping to actually do this one!


  3. Redhead April 13, 2019 / 12:40 am

    what a fun book tag! thank you for tagging me! I’ve not read Fight Club either, but i did enjoy the movie.

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  4. booksmagick April 14, 2019 / 3:16 pm

    Hi, thanks for tagging me! 🙂 Will get round to do it this weekend! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Grimmsnaught April 14, 2019 / 10:53 pm

    Thank you for the tag!! So happy you thought of me!🥰
    I don’t think I’ll ever read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.. Saw a certain scene in the Swedish adaption of the movie and am now scared for life. Don’t know if the American version is better, I just can’t get over the first impression😥

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  6. Lakshmi April 17, 2019 / 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the tag! I’ve read a few of these – I have a different cover of Circe though, which would probably not make you uncomfortable haha (the shiny bronze one with the flowers). Totally recommend The Millenium Trilogy (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, etc etc) if you have a strong stomach for violence. The first book especially is a really bleak, unflinching commentary on misogyny.

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