I Should Read That Book Tag

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

My Nominations

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!

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9 thoughts on “I Should Read That Book Tag”

  1. What a fun tag! There are a lot of classic-type books on here and I have to admit I get recommended to read a few of these quite often and I haven’t gotten around to them yet either. Awesome post Florence 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment! 🥰 I definitely need to read more classics this year, but need to be in the right mood. I find it helps to break them up reading some lighter books in between! X x x

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    1. Thank you! That’s made me look forward to reading The Iliad even more 😊 I enjoyed this tag and I hope you do too if you get around to it. I’ll look forward to reading your answers! X x x

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    1. That’s actually a really good idea Sophie, thank you for the recommendation! 🥰 Thank you for the warning too – I’ve started reading Titus Andronicus today and have very quickly realised how repulsively violent it can be in places…

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  2. Firstly sorry for taking ages to read this (I’ve been on a break from my blog) and secondly thank you so much for what you said about my page, it’s so sweet!! I’m glad you enjoyed doing this tag, I loved reading your answers. I still need to read The Handmaid’s Tale but it’s definitely on my TBR. I hope you enjoy The Testaments when you get a chance to read it. Have you read Circe if you’re interested in Greek mythology? I also want to read Game Of Thrones sometime as I want to see how it differs from the show. I hope you enjoy all of these when you read them.

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    1. No worries Charlotte – taking blogging breaks when we need to is so important!!! I’m glad you enjoyed reading the post. And yes, I have read Circe and absolutely adored it! It’s part of the reason why I want to read some of the original stories by Homer. I’m yet to get to Song of Achilles, which I really want to read as well. I can highly recommend The Handmaids Tale and The Testaments (which I recently finished) – they’re dark reads but very powerful. Happy reading and take care 📚❤️ X x x

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      1. Thank you 😊 yes that did make me curious about the originals too, I especially want to see how her character differs between them both. Ooh yay I’m glad you enjoyed the second one as well then and I look forward to checking them out soon.
        Thanks, Happy Reading and stay safe to you as well ❤️

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