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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

Time Bubble Tag



After a bit of a break due to the amount of end-of-year content I was putting out, Tag Time is finally back! For this tag, as you might be able to guess but the title, is all about books that I've been meaning to get to in some form or another.


I found this tag on Zezee with Books, but the original creator was The Book Loving Pharmacist, so all credit goes to them.


Here we go!


 

WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO READ FOR A LONG TIME BUT HAVEN'T GOTTEN AROUND TO READING


The Princess Bride


There are a lot of books that I have been meaning to read for a long time, but haven't gotten around to because there are just too many books on my TBR. The book that holds the number one spot for being the longest on my TBR though, would be The Princess Bride.


I absolutely adore the movie and am terrified that the book isn't going to live up to that standard, so I just haven't tried it yet. If I am being honest, I am probably going to keep putting this off because of that as well, seeing as a lot of the book-to-movie books I have been reading haven't been the greatest.



A BOOK YOU'VE BEEN MEANING TO REREAD BUT HAVEN'T


Sorcery of Thorns


I haven't stopped thinking about this book since I've read it, and I don't think I ever will. I ended up giving this a 4.5-star rating because I have issues giving books 5-stars... But, I have been wanting to read it again in order to see whether or not it really should be giving full ratings.



A BOOK FROM A GENRE YOU DON'T NORMALLY READ BUT HAVE BEEN MEANING TO TRY AND GIVE IT A CHANCE



Birthday Girl


I usually tend to stick to anything with fantasy elements, but do like to delve into some good sci-fi or horror/thrillers quite often as well. The genres I rarely end up picking up, but am willing to try, are romance or contemporary, and I do have a couple on my shelves waiting to be read.


And, the romance book that I have been wanting to read would be Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas. This is a highly rated 'forbidden' romance that does sound pretty good. Will I end up actually liking it, who knows, but I am willing to give it a shot, and hopefully sometime soon.



A SERIES YOU'VE BEEN WANTING TO READ BUT HAVEN'T BECAUSE OF HOW LONG IT IS


Elantris


I know, I know, shame on me for being a fantasy reader and not picking up Brandon Sanderson yet. I really, really, want to dive right into the Cosmere world, but there are just so many books and they're all pretty chunky too. I know that once I start, I am probably going to want to read them all within a good range of each other for the best reading experience. But, again, lots of books and lots of pages.



A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND READ THE FIRST TIME


The Boy & the Wolf


Hmm, this one is a bit tricky for me because I rarely feel the need to re-read a book, especially if I remember it clearly. I also don't really know if I could recreate the experience of reading it for the first time since maybe my feelings would be different.


Tentatively though, for the sake of answering the question, I am going to pick something I haven't really talked about or reviewed on here. That would be The Boy & the Wolf. It is a phenomenal webcomic that is currently ongoing and has slow updates, which is why I haven't talked about it yet.


But, every time a new chapter comes out, I re-read the entire story like it is the first time I read it. Highly recommend you read this, and you can even read it for free here.



A BOOK RECOMMENDATION YOU'VE BEEN PUTTING OFF


The Kind Worth Killing


I don't have any friends who enjoy reading a lot, so I don't really get any personal recommendations. All of my recommendations I get from watching booktubers or browsing through Instagram. However, I did get some recommendations from booktuber BookswithEmilyFox since I am supporting her Patreon and she gave me some suggestions for mystery thrillers to read.


I was recommended The Kind Worth Killing, which I haven't picked up yet, probably because this is psychological suspense, which is probably going to drive me nuts a bit.


I've also been recommended The Night Swim by Megan Goldin, The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths, They Never Learn by Layne Fargo, and the Freida Klein series by Nicci French as well.







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