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Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read Tag!

Howdy-doodle people 😊🤠

Today I come to you with a headache but also a book tag that I have been meaning to do for months now. I was tagged by the amazing Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews to do the Books I Want to Read but Don’t Want to Read tag … all the way back in January.

Time is a social construct. How the hell is it almost July?? Anyways, thank you so much for tagging me Meghan, sorry it took me so long.

Before that though, I just want to say a massive thank you for 400 followers 🖤🖤🖤


The Rules:

  • 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

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

I have two answers for this question. One is a book that I say every single time for a question like this, another is a more recent release. We’ll start with the recent release just to ✨spice✨ things up a lil.

I have seen nothing but high praise and love for The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune and, especially because I loved Klune’s YA novel, I need to get my hands on it and see what it’s all about. I have a vague idea of the synopsis: magical orphans or something like that.

The only reason I haven’t read this book yet is because I can’t find an affordable copy. Every format of this book is out of my price-range 😂 One day I’ll read it though.

And then the second book is A Court of Thorns and Roses. This book series is still the talk of the town and I’ve owned this first book since it’s release back when I was getting into reading but. Still haven’t read it, obviously, and at this point I don’t know if I want to. I don’t know if I have the energy to make it through this one anymore.


A book that’s really long.

Two questions in and we’re 2 for 2 with Sarah J. Maas books. I haven’t read it yet but surely Empire of Storms doesn’t need to be nearly 700 pages long. This is why I have so many unfinished series: the first few books are a nice 300-350 pages long but then they just get absurdly long and I just can’t.


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

I have a whole lot of books that fit this criteria but I’m going with the book that I swear to God I’m going to read this summer. Like a Love Story by Abdi Azemian.

If I took a shot for every time I’d said I was going to read this book, I’d probably be in the hospital getting my stomach pumped. It’s been years. I can’t use the excuse of “siking myself up for the emotions” anymore. I will read it this year, infact I will read it this June for Pride month!


A book that intimidates you.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s big and beasty and all historical. That scares me.


A book that you think might be slow.

Going off my experience reading The Raven Boys, I do think that All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater is going to drag. I didn’t mind it with TRC because the characters are what make me love that series so much, but I don’t know if the characters in this novel are gonna be able to keep me as entertained.


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

One that comes to mind is My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell.

This deals with some pretty heavy topics. It’s definitely not a fun contemporary or binge worthy mystery so I’m definitely going to need to be in the right mood and headspace for this one.

There’s a chance my mum might end up reading this before I do because I’ve added this to the stack of books I’m basically forcing her to read.


A book you’re unsure if you will like.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novak has gone from being one of my most anticipated books of 2020 to being a book that I’m scared I’m going to hate.

I’ve seen not the best reviews for this one. I’m nervous. I’ll still try and read this this summer. If it’s bad at least I can write a review and get some content out of it.

Yayyyy. I finally did it. I’m lowkey proud of myself for finishing this tag that I swear I’ve started or at least thought about doing for months now. I’m so bad with tags sometimes I swear.

I tag: Yolando // Virginia // Shruvi

Once again thanks so much to Meghan and thank you for 400 followers 🖤🖤🖤

Elli xx

19 thoughts on “Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read Tag!”

  1. Ohh that looks like such a fun tag! Thank you so much for tagging me! 😀 “The Book Thief” is such a good book! You should definitely give it a try and it’s not all historical. Actually for me it read like a story that plays in WW2. A very good story I might add! XD

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  2. The House in the Cerulean Sea is also one of those books at the top of my wishlist that are just far too expensive rn…. and I’m going to have wait until the cheap paperback is out with this one!

    Personally, I LOVED A Deadly Education and it was one of my favorite books of 2020, so I hope you do get around to it!

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  3. Thanks for the tag! I felt like this tag totally pertains to me because I have a few books I’m afraid to read haha. I feel the same about some of SJM books, I love her but the size of her books are getting huge. I still read them since now she’s moving into the whole new adult/adult genre which is more my speed but I don’t know that books have to be 700+ pages. Thank goodness I read those on my iPad, my wrists can’t take it otherwise 😅. I read The Raven Boys but I’m not sure if I’ll pick up All the Crooked Saints. Congrats on 400 followers!

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  4. Yay! Congrats on 400 followers! That’s amazing! 🎉💕
    I honestly agree with you, time is a construct… this year is totally slipping by and I have no idea how!
    I’m with you, I’ve seen nothing but amazing things for The House in the Cerulean Sea. I’ve never read a TJ Klune book but here I am going, I need to read this! I hope you do get to it and enjoy it! 😊

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  5. I finished The House in the Cerulean Sea yesterday and it was so worth the read! It was such a sweet and heartwarming book and I just fell in love with all the children at the orphanage. (I read it as an audiobook, it works well, if that something you would like to try.)

    And I feel the same about A Deadly Education. I added it to my most anticipated releases of 2020 list last year but, after seeing all those mixed reviews that found it lacking, I don’t think I will end up picking it up.

    And congratulations on 400 followers!!!

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    1. Thank you :))
      I was so sure I was going to love Deadly Education that I bought a copy. It was also a total cover buy because physically its 😍 so I’ll at least try it. If it’s so bad then at least I can rant about it in a review.
      Dying to read House in the Cerulean Sea, so glad you loved it!!

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