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Thank you to the lovely Charlotte @ Bewitching Books, Ravenous Reads for tagging me in the I Should Read That book tag!
If you don’t follow Charlotte’s blog already, please do go and take a look. It has an amazing variety of content – I especially love her book lists!
How does it work?
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
- Link to the creator’s blog in your post
- Answer the questions below
- Tag 10 others to take part in the tag
- Enjoy the tag!
I think it is a wonderful idea to remind us of the backlist books just waiting to be picked up. My answers are below:
1. A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read.
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare.
It’s my friend’s favourite Shakespeare play so she’s keen for me to read it. I have been assured that it’s the most violent of all his plays, it’s dark, it’s bloody, people have fainted during productions … and I’ll love it. Should I be concerned?!?
2. A book that’s been on your TBR forever and you still haven’t read it.
Paradise Lost by John Milton.
In my first year of studying English Literature at uni, we read 8 out of the 12 books of Paradise Lost. I hate leaving books unfinished but it’s complex – not exactly bedtime reading – so keeps being put off.
3. A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t got around to finishing.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.
Not technically a series, as The Testaments and The Handmaids Tale can both be read as standalones, but I rarely read series. THT is one of my all-time favourite books so I am very excited to treat myself to The Testaments once my required reading for the semester is done.
4. A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but have never actually read.
The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer.
I absolutely adore Ancient Greek mythology and it would be fantastic to read The Iliad and The Odyssey to see where many of these beloved stories come from.
5. A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.
I remember being lost in the epic fantasy world of books like Eragon when I was younger, but my reading of the genre has tailed off. However, last year The Night Circus rekindled my love of fantasy and now I am keen to give A Game of Thrones the commitment it clearly needs!
6. A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you love, but just haven’t picked up yet.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
The film was released quite a while ago, but I remember being utterly haunted by it. Although the book is a real tome, I would love to learn even more about the ambiguous characters.
7. A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet.
The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace.
I am not on Instagram but have seen The Princess Saves Herself In This One on a lot of book blogs and Pinterest boards. As I hope to read more poetry in 2020, this one should definitely be pushed up my list.
Thank you again for the tag Charlotte! I really enjoyed reading your answers and joining in myself.
I am not going to tag anyone because I’ve noticed that lots of people have done this one already. If you haven’t though, consider yourself included! It’s a great way to fuel your excitement about the 2020 reading year!