The “I Should Have Read That” Book Tag

I wasn’t very consequent with my Friday is tag day proclamation, but the lovely Kirstie Ellen @Upside-Down Books tagged me for the “I Should Have Read That” Book Tag and it seemed deliciously fun. I feel like I’ll have to expose myself with some of those answers, so, I want to thank her for the opportunity and hope you all enjoy it!


  • 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 (I’ll just leave this up to whoever wants to do it)

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

Beartown (Beartown, #1)Alright, so, Lois never specifically urged me to read Beartown in any way, but she knows me so well and every time I see her talk about it, I just want to pick it up right away … I just haven’t even bought it yet …

For real though, it’s a small town sports drama with deep human emotions and I just know I’d be so here for it!

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

Testament of YouthI actually have briefly picked it up, because I adore the movie with all my heart, but I never made it all the way through Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. It’s quite heavy and since they are her diaries, it’s all real life stuff and I just couldn’t … I think I’d rather rewatch the movie.

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

Dark Age by Pierce Brown is still chilling on my shelf. That book scares me SO much! I don’t know why, but it’s just MASSIVE and I haven’t really read any big books like that for a long time and I know it’s likely going to wreck me emotionally on top of it all too.

Just look at it compared to some other books on my TBR …

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

War and Peace? I don’t know … it’s just that I know quite firmly that I don’t enjoy very many classics, but I quite like movie adaptations of Russian materials, so that’s one of the few I could think of.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

HA! I know that one! Harry Potter, and I truly mean the entire series. Sometimes (looking at you Percy Jackson), I start a series and then life gets in the way and I forget to continue, but I’ve literally never picked up the Harry Potter books and at this point, I just don’t see it happening.

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

The GoldfinchLet’s not go overboard by saying I really loved loved The Goldfinch, but I loved the trailer? I enjoyed the movie, I just thought it would have been a better fit for a limited series or some other longer format. Anyway, haven’t read it, but can definitely see the appeal.

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

The Priory of the Orange TreeHmmm … a confession that wasn’t even prompted her but that is coming regardless is that I’m not really in the bookstagram realm. A book I kept seeing everywhere, especially on Twitter too was The Priory of the Orange Tree and it’s another very daunting size.






I haven’t really been up my blogging game, so I’d like to leave it up to anyone who sees this tag and wants to do it. CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED!

What did you think of this post? Can you relate? Are you shocked? Let’s talk!

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

  1. I need you to read Beartown just so you can suffer with me haha. You’re not alone with the Potter books. Not gonna lie, I was never drawn to them and I doubt that’ll change any time soon. Priory of the Orange Tree is massive and I can hardly make that kind of commitment with how my reading has been going haha.

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    • How bad is it that I actually WANT to suffer with you and this story? haha
      I just know that so many people will want me to read the Harry Potter books even now and it’s never going to happen haha it’s just not.
      The Priory is too much for me as well. If I can’t start Iron Gold, I won’t start that one.


  2. Love your answers! I really liked the movie for Testament of Youth too!! But yeah wow the book looks hard-going so I’m not sure I’d pick it up. And hooowwww are you not going to pick HP up! Omg! It’s such an enjoyable read, hype aside!

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    • Ahahaha the Harry Potter thing, you won’t believe how many times I had to explain that, but it’s really never going to happen. When I was little and the movies came out, I had no idea there were books. Being from a non-English speaking country, they just didn’t gain popularity until the movies. And then my cousins read it and told me what would happen and I had already gotten so used to the movies and the actors, I saw no point in reading them, because I knew I’d get bored knowing how everything ends and stuff. Still don’t think it would be enjoyable for me, because I don’t even reread my most favourite books ever. My Harry Potter will just be the movie one.

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    • My Harry Potter is just the movie version, I grew up with that one before I even knew there were books and I don’t think I’ll ever be interested in reliving that on the page. I think I’d just get bored, because I also don’t reread my favourite books ever, so I’d likely not enjoy reading something I know the story of already.


  3. I have been meaning to read Bear Town as I’ve heard so many good things and I’m definitely curious !! I actually really enjoy sports in books so that makes me even more excited. I hope you enjoy it !!
    Wow Dark Age is HUGE, you could do some serious damage if you hit someone with it haha (I don’t know why my mind went there) !!
    I keep seeing Priory as well but I’ve yet to pick it up!! one day, one day !!

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    • I quite enjoy stories centered around sports in books as well. There’s some I prefer, like Football, Ice Hockey, gymnastics and figure skating, but there’s just something so motivational and specific about their vibes that I like.
      I JUST realised that I had written Iron Gold instead of Dark Age in the post and rectified that. Still, I’ve thought about how that book could probably be a murder weapon haha so, I get your thinking pattern haha

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  4. Okay so Bear Town sounds so lovely and like my kind of book? I might have to check it out!
    I get chills just LOOKING at Dark Age, that book is massive I feel like it’s going to fall on your head and crush you and I AM AFRAID FOR YOU Kat ahah. No, most seriously, I hope it will be good, but I get being nervous about starting this 🙂
    And yeees! The Priory of the Orange Tree is everywhere, I feel like everyone has read and recommends that book.

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    • I don’t know what’s keeping me from reading Beartown, but I know from Lois that I will be an emotional WRECK. Maybe I am not ready for it?
      Dark Age is so massive … I don’t even know if I will get around to it this year haha
      And YES! Everyone recommends Priory of the Orange Tree and I am sure it is great, but it’s also SO massive.

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