I’ve drafted this post before at least twice.
I keep trashing my drafts.
I don’t know why. TBR shame? Who knows.
Oh snap, here’s a link to the original at Jami Shelves!
A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
By golly, this prompt sounds familiar.
What book am I thinking of?
OH, RIGHT, IT’S RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE.
I SEE IT MENTIONED ON THE BLOGS AT LEAST ONCE PER DAY.
THIS IS BECOMING EXCESSIVE.
A book that’s really long
I STILL haven’t finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy because the final book is over 600 pages and I am not in the mood.
Especially as the plot is building up to a massive battle.
I hate war novels. It’s going to be unpleasant.
A book that you’ve owned/had on your TBR for too long
I bought Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore in…2016?
It’s been languishing on my bookshelf.
I got to Robin Sloan’s follow-up Sourdough BEFORE this one.
It’s a magic Indiana Jones bookstore! Why don’t I want to read it?
A book that is required reading
(eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
Queer history is important.
I bought a big ol’ book of history with color pictures.
It’s important, sure…
…but so daunting and not…very…fun.
A book that intimidates you
My girlfriend suggested I read Salt.
She likes dark books about science and monster hunters.
Like The Wicker King, this book features sad kids.
It’s A Series of Unfortunate Events with added fantastical trauma.
Eeeeeeeeeurgh I don’t know about this one.
A book that you think might be slow
Little Women is VERY thick and has TINY, tiny print.
It’s so often billed as children’s lit, which…seems suspect.
I really want to read it! I do!
A book you need to be in the right mood for
Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear…and Why looks good…in theory.
The news is enough of a trainwreck for me, so I’m never in the mood for more cultural disappointment.
I know lots of people are angry. I’m angry, too. I’m just…tired.
I’M ALREADY IN THE MIRE. JUST LEAVE ME HERE.
A book you’re unsure if you’ll like
I read half of one Kiersten White novel and it was a MISTAKE.
I bought And I Darken a while ago.
It’s queer alt-history Vlad the Impaler…as told by the woman who wrote The Chaos of Stars.
WHAT SHOULD I DO??
I picked up Kill the Farmboy today instead of any of these books.
I’LL GET TO THEM WHEN I GET TO THEM…if ever.