I Should Have Read That Book Tag

Posted May 12, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Yakkety Yak Let's Chat / 34 Comments

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I Should Have Read That Book Tag
Created by Beth @ Books Nest

Beth said:  “We’ve all had the thought of, I really should have read that book that everyone keeps recommending me, but we still haven’t picked it up. Inspired by the amount of books I am asked if I have read and I have to say no, introducing the ‘I should have read that book’ tag!

Rules:

Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
Answer the questions below
Tag 10 others to take part
ENJOY THE TAG!”

 

Here are the Tag prompts and my responses:

A book that a certain friend or blogger pal is always telling you to read.

This was one where there are literally too many friends, book pals, and book recs to name. This is not a bad thing, but it left me resorting to choosing one that I remember buying because at least three friends said this was fabulous and different and I should get it.

I chose a time travel prehistoric romance:  Transcendence by Shay Savage.

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

Seriously.  Only two questions in and, again, there are literally hundreds that would count for this so eenie, meanie, minie, mo… aha, we have a winner and it’s been one that I’ve been dragging my feet on ever since the author passed away and I knew that after this one, I would have the last of a series and nearly the last of her huge legacy backlist read.

I chose a historical romance: A Scandalous Countess by Jo Beverley.

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

Anyone want to play pin the tail on the book series?  I have many candidates for this one, too. I start a series just fine and then get distracted.  But, I have one hallooing at me right now straight across from me so we’ll go with that one. I read the first two, loved them, started the first chapter of this one and got distracted.  Finish, Soph! Not that hard, I tell myself.

I chose a paranormal romance: Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews.

A classic you liked the sound of, but never actually read.

This was actually harder because I have been methodically reading through the classics on my list, but there is one that I’ve seen two movie adaptions and still no takers because the sucker is nearly a thousand pages long.

I chose a historical fiction: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

A popular book it seems everyone, but you has read.

Reiterating that there are several and moving on to choosing the first bright, shiny that caught my eye on my wishlist.

I chose contemporary romance:  A Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaption, but you still haven’t read yet.

This is tough because I do tend to read the book and not watch the movie more than the other way around, but there are a few.  I just watched this one, in fact.

I chose contemporary: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

A book you’ve seen all over Instagram, but haven’t picked up yet.

Umkay, confession time, I don’t get on Instagram or Bookstagram as much as I’d like so I went with one from a little while back that I remember seeing all over bookish social media that I caught sight of even last week.

I chose YA Contemporary Romance:  Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

There you have it.  My walk of shame. LOL  Kidding. I actually don’t mind the anticipation of having many great books still to read.

Thank you to Sharonda @ Brazen Babe Reviews for tagging me!  I had a good time pulling this one together.

Incidentally, all, a fun weekly blog meme related to this tag is Carole @ Carole’s Random Life In Books’ Books From the Backlog.  I find it an enjoyable motivation to delve into my shelves and pull out older books for consideration for the current stack.

But, that’s not all, I do a monthly To Be or Not To Be… Read TBR vote post that I appreciate our readers stopping by and helping me steadily read through the books I already own.  You are always welcome to snitch the idea and go with it if you like.

Books Nest Link:
https://booksnest.co.uk/2019/01/25/the-i-should-have-read-that-book-tag/

Brazen Babe Reviews Link:
http://www.brazenbabereviews.com/2019/03/the-i-should-have-read-that-book-tag.html

Carole’s Random Life In Books Link: https://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.com/2019/04/books-from-backlog-55.html

 

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Sam@WLABB
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I have read the last three, and all were solid winners for me. I am so glad Helen Hoang is writing romance, because she brings something new and beautiful to the genre. Crazy Rich Asians was a fun, over the top ride. I have not seen the film, but the audiobooks were fabulous. Simon was adorable.

Sophia Rose
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I loved doing this tag because I wanted to make my answers books that I really do plan on reading in the near future. I’m on a waiting list at the library for Simon and then hope to move on to Crazy Rich Asians.

Melanie Simmons
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There’s always so many books that I want to get around to, but just can’t seem to get started on them. Great book tag. Have a great week, Sophia.

Sophia Rose
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I feel like its one of the rites of passage for book lovers to create and maintain a huge TBR pile. LOL

vvb
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Actually picked up Transcendence from your review which I ended up liking too 😉

Sophia Rose
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Now, that is gratifying news, Velvet. I always get nervous when I know someone is picking up a book I recommended and hoping they enjoy it, too. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
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I haven’t read any of them. I hope you like them when you read them.

Sophia Rose
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Thanks, Mary! I’m hoping to get to several of them even this year. 🙂

Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
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Anna Karenina is one I feel I ought to at least attempt because it is so often mentioned and referenced in other novels. I’m sure I’ve missed out by not reading it, but there’s just So Many Pages of Really Small Font!!

Sophia Rose
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Haha! You and I share the same hesitancy reason. Maybe if I tell myself its a series… LOL

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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I loved Transcendence and The Kiss Quotient! Hope if you get around to them that you enjoy them. I also watched but didn’t read Crazy Rich Asians. The movie was fun, but I probably won’t go back and read the book. I might do Carole’s Book From the Backlist post sometime. I have so many too! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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The plan is to get to several of these before the year is out. I’m not sure if I’ll read Crazy Rich Asians, at least not this year. The library waiting list is huginormous and I’m already waiting a few months for the Simon one.

Yes! Give her Books from the Back list a try. It does help with the motivation even if its to pick out books I forget I had. 🙂

Lorna
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I’ve read The Kiss Quotient and the Simon one. You need to read these! Fun post!

Sophia Rose
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You can count on it, Lorna! I’m on the waiting list at the library for Simon.

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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I haven’t read any of those except for The Kiss Quotient. I have been wanting to read Crazy Rich Asians, since I loved the movie so much, as well as Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda because I’ve heard how good it is! What a fun post!!!

Sophia Rose
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Glad you liked the post. I hope to read both of those and Kiss Quotient. They are all library waiting list books for me. 🙂

Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
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I haven’t read any of these I’ve been meaning to read The Kiss Quotient! Hopefully I pick it up soon!
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

Sophia Rose
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Yes! Not that it has a companion in the series I need to get going on The Kiss Quotient, too. 🙂

Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
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Fun tag and Very nice picks. I’m with you on the poplar book everyone’s read but me – A Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.

Sophia Rose
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Glad you enjoyed it, Angela! I have big plans to actually read these. I’m on the library waiting list for a few. 🙂

Dani Eide
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I like Ilona Andrews. This particular series is an alternative world series. The magic is different from most series and very much about families. I liked Crazy Rich Asians, fun and over the top. Fun tag and loved your picks. ❤️❤️

Sophia Rose
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The Edge series has been great. I agree, Dani! I just need to get busy and read those last two. 🙂
Ha! Yes, Crazy Rich Asians was a trip.

Thanks, Dani!

Angie Elle
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Oh, man. You are really missing out by having not read The Kiss Quotient and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
The second, by the way, is amazing in audio!

I can just imagine the gems I’m missing out on! LOL

Fun post!

Sophia Rose
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Haha! I’ve got Simon on library waiting list and it is an audio copy. Glad it is good that way. I’ll probably do that with The Kiss Quotient, too.

There are so many… that was what I was laughing about when I started responding for this tag. I literally could have picked from hundreds on some of these questions. 🙂

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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Wait…didn’t you win a copy of the Kiss Quotient from me? Or am I thinking of someone else? Yes, you must read everything Ilona Andrews has written 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Wasn’t me, but I wish. 🙂

Haha! I’m nearly caught up on Ilona Andrews’ backlist. I have the last two Edges and the Hugh book Hopefully, the next Hidden Legacy and Innkeeper Chronicles will be out about the time I’m all caught up. 🙂

Karen
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I haven’t finished the Ilona Andrew’s series (or their Kate Daniels). Simon was adorable!

Karen @ For What It’s Worth

Sophia Rose
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I’m getting there with the Ilona Andrews. I’m hoping my turn for the library copy of Simon comes soon. 🙂

Nadene
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Well, I can only speak to The Kiss Quotient. All the others are new to me.

Sophia Rose
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It is definitely one that I will get to at some point. 🙂

Carole rae
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What a fun post! I have so many books like this

Sophia Rose
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They sure do pile up fast, Carole. 🙂

Debbie Haupt
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I bet you had a good time what a fun blog hop. Thanks for sharing Sophia Rose

Sophia Rose
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You know I did. 🙂 Glad you could stop by, Debbie.