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1: A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I admit it. I have not read this book nor do I have any plans to do so any time soon. I have never been a contemporary reader and I shy away from ones that tackle heavy topics even more. As a Muslim girl living in America, the reality of some of these topics are just too strong and when I read I am trying to forget that.
2: A book that’s really long
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Okay, this book isn’t THAT long but it’s still so incredibly intimidating. High Fantasy books that are more than 400 pages all intimidate me to be honest. I mean I had so many to pick from like The Fifth Season by N.K Jemison or The Black Prism by Brent Weeks or the Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Only reason I didn’t put down WOK for this one is because I’m almost done with it. Hallelujah Audible!
3: A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
This baby has been on my tbr since 2013. FIVE YEARS AGO. I have technically been trying to read some of the oldest books on my tbr but Poison Princess keeps missing my attention. Soon though.
4: A book that is ‘required’ reading
(eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I have read most required reading books due to my 6 million English classes in college but this is one that managed to evade me somehow. I’m not exactly planning to read it but maybe in the future, I’ll want to.
5: A book that intimidates you
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
This one intimidates me mainly because they are such thick books and a long series with a very intricate magic system. I feel like I need to be in the right mindset to actually start this series.
6: A book that you think might be slow
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I’m already 180 pages into this one but it’s pace is a little slow so I have been pushing it to the bottom of my currently reading pile because I’m too nervous about the slow pacing. I love the characters so much that I know I’m not going to quit it, though!
7: A book you need to be in the right mood for
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Look away, Mahana, just ignore me. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure which one to go with for this one since I tend to feel this way about contemporary in general. This one is just one I have been putting off since the beginning of time for no reason but the fact that I don’t feel like reading contemporary.
8: A book you’re unsure if you will like
Enchantee by Gita Trelease
I’m so excited to read this book because France and love and magic but I’m not the biggest fan of books set during wars. I’ve also been hearing a lot of mixed reviews from people I trust but, nonetheless, I am still looking forward to diving into this world!
Until Next Time,