The ‘I Should Have Read That’ Book Tag

It’s book tag time!! The title of this tag created by Beth at Book Nest grabbed me because I could apply this to SO many books on my shelves!!!! One of my reading goals for 2020 is to read more books that have been gifted/recommended to me because I always feel that I really should have read that


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

Now, I haven’t actually been tagged to do this but I saw this over at amyjanealice and just knew I had to do it! So without further ado, let’s crack into it!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read


For the most part, I feel people have given up trying to tell me to read something because they just know I’ll take forever and a day to get around to it. But MANY people have told me I should have read The Song of Achilles by now. And I agree. I have read one of Miller’s other books and question my own sanity for not having gotten around to this one yet.

Question (1)

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up


Oh boy, there are many books I could choose for this one. So I sifted through my TBR on Goodreads at random and picked whatever caught my eye. And that happened to be We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. When this came out so many people were discussing it and talking about how amazing it was. But for some reason or other, I have never picked this one up. As goes the story for probably half of the books on my TBR!

Question (2)

A book in a series you’ve started,  but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet


I could read this question as a book in a series I am literally halfway through, but I’m going to assume it means a series I’m halfway through. Once again, I have many choices. I get overwhelmed thinking how many books I have to read when I consider all the sequels in series I’ve started. But here’s one that really bothers me! I really love Aprilynne Pike, her Wings series was something I devoured in highschool. I started reading the Earthbound series but came to a halt after book one, for no particular reason. It’s been so long now I would definitely have to re-read book one to continue!

Question (3)

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read


I practically have a fear of classics. Pride & Prejudice really put me off because I found that such tough-going to read. That being said, one of my favourite books is Frankenstein, so I think I just have to be in the right mood. One classic that has always had me interested is Vanity Fair, but it really is a long book and I’m definitely intimidated.

Question (4)

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

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It’s just me, isn’t it? I’m sure everyone else read Passenger the moment it came out. It seemed so popular!! And it is an Alexandra Bracken book after all (author of The Darkest Minds). I so want to get around to this one day but it never seems to make it to the top of my TBR!!

Question (5)

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet


Will I ever have the courage to pick this up? I don’t know. I’m halfway through watching Catch-22 and it’s an amazing story. I confess that despite having the book on my shelf for many, many years, I never really knew what it was about until I watched the Stan series. I definitely want to read this at some point but it’s quite the hefty book and my version has very small print!!

Question (6)

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet


I see Serpent & Dove on Instagram almost daily. I also bought my copy of this because of the hype there! I don’t doubt that I’ll love this as soon as I start reading it but I’ve yet to get there yet. And I don’t feel toooooo bad about that because it’s a recent(ish) release, at least by my standards.

Tag time!

Orang-utan Librarian

Nicole @ Thoughts Stained With Ink

Sofii @ A Book. A Thought

Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku

Lila @ Hardcover Haven

Alex @ Whimsy Pages

Cait @ Paper Fury

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters

The team at Novel Notions

Kirsty @ Kirsty’s Book Reviews

And anyone else who wants to do this!

As a small side note, there are no graphics to go with this tag but if you want to spice up your post and use my little question banners, go for it!!

Happy reading!

~~ Kirstie ~~


16 thoughts on “The ‘I Should Have Read That’ Book Tag

    1. Ooooh, honestly the fact that you think the TV series hasn’t done it justice makes me more motivated to read the book!! I’m really enjoying it so the book must truly be something incredible!

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  1. ahhh this tag is the best! And I read Serpent & Dove because of the instagram hype too basically 😂it’s very photogenic. Also SO many books I should have read by now…I swear I read so much and yet get nothing done?!

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    1. Serpent & Dove is so unavoidable on insta!! haha but you’re right, superrr photogenic.

      I know right?! Like what are we even doing with our time? Clearly knitting or something, and not reading.


  2. Oh wow, thanks for tagging me! I feel like I’ll need to own up to a lot of things when I do the tag haha but they are interesting questions, so I’m definitely considering it.
    As far as Song of Achilles goes, I feel like everyone enjoyed it, so there is a certain kind of hype-pressure that goes with the book. But I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it too!

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  3. Ahaha, I also need to get to The Song of Achilles. Circe was such a masterpiece, not sure why it’s taking me so long to pick up Miller’s other book.

    Oh, the series question… I just have too many unfinished book series to ven bring them up. Lol
    Thank you for the tag! Hopefully it will force me to read all those books I should have read years ago 😀

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