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A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
Lost Boy by Christina Henry. This is my S/O Olly’s absolute favourite book and I have rather shamefully not read it yet. I tried once but I was reading it on my phone so I kind of lost interest in it. I keep saying I’ll read it again one day, which I’m sure will become true… at some point.
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t read it
Well, according to Goodreads the book that has been on my TBR for the longest is… Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! The other thing I have learned from looking at this is that I must have joined Goodreads on April 1st 2018, because that’s when I went on a spree and added all of these books. There are 9 books remaining on my Want to Read shelf that have been there since the very beginning. They’ve been there for two years now – wonder how long it’ll take me to get through them all?
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness. I read The Knife of Never Letting Go last summer, then promptly fell into a bit of a reading slump where I would devour comics, but wouldn’t touch a novel. Now I feel like I’m in need of a serious recap before I can continue.
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but have never actually read
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I always wanted to read it when I was younger (I had this total obsession with the classics at around age 10) but my neighbour who had a copy would never let me borrow it (in her defence, it was vintage). So I didn’t read it then and I still haven’t read it now. Maybe I will one day.
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
Okay, I have to do this. It’s finally time to reveal that… I’ve never read Harry Potter. *cue collective gasp of shock/horror from the entire booksh community* Yes, that’s right – I haven’t read the books or watched the films, despite every friend I’ve ever had being obsessed with them. I have been made to take the sorting quiz three times though, and I got Slytherin, then Gryffindor, followed most recently by Hufflepuff. They’re the soft ones, right?
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but just haven’t picked up yet
Okay, I did try to read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I listened to a good chunk of the audiobook, but I just couldn’t get into it! I absolutely adore the films with their cute nerdy romances and dreamy pastel colour palettes. I was so certain I’d love the book too. I really enjoyed parts, but at others I just totally lost interest. I might try again one day with the physical book, but for now I’m happy to binge the films on Netflix instead.
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
This one has got to be A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. She is undeniably the most popular author on bookstagram. When I first discovered it she was basically the only author I saw everywhere I looked, and I was absolutely astounded that I had managed to miss such a big literary phenomenon. I was just staring at all these books thinking “When did this happen and why did nobody tell me?”. In the end, I still haven’t read any of them, and I’m not so sure I want to anymore. I guess I’ll never know why everyone is so obsessed with Rhysand.
Well that was fun! I just called myself out in a major way – part of me was kind of hoping I could just slide through life in the bookish community without ever revealing that I’ve not read Harry Potter, the favourite books of everyone everywhere. Oh well, it’s out there now. Maybe I’ll find that I’m not the only one. And what about Sarah J Maas? I’ve learnt that she’s huge in certain circles, but others don’t care for her books. Have you read anything by her? You’ll have to let me know in the comments!