[Book Tag] I Should Have Read That

I saw the I Should Have Read That Tag on Siobhan’s wonderful book blog and it looked like fun! I don’t think I’ve actually taken part in a book tag before so this looks like the perfect time to start! This tag was originally posted by Beth from Books Nest.


  • 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

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

I’ve had a few people tell me I need to read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. Full disclosure, I actually started reading this one about 10 years ago and put it down because I found it a bit on the dry side. Perhaps it’s worth giving it a go again?

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

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

Definitely 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Pretty sure I bought this one the week it was released, too. It’s a time travel story so I have no idea why I haven’t got around to it yet. I even re-bought it here in England after coming across it in a charity shop!

11/22/63 by Stephen King


A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t finished yet

Obsidio (#3 in The Illuminae Files) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I read the first two which were AMAZING and filled my sci-fi heart with joy. I will get to Obsidio soon, but I also don’t want to turn the last page on this wonderful and unique trilogy.

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman Jay Kristoff


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

I go on and on about how much I love time travel, but here’s a confession: I’ve never read The Time Machine by HG Wells. I really need to change that as it’s the book that spawned my favourite trope!

The time machine - HG Wells


A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I will be honest, Faerie court stories don’t really do it for me. I may give it a shot one day, but I think it may be more due to the hype more than anything.

The cruel prince - holly black

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

The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way. I recently watched this on Netflix for two reasons: 1) Gerard Way (I was a 16 in 2005 during the peak My Chemical Romance era, what did you expect??), and 2) it looked amazing (and it was amazing).

The Umbrella Academy

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

I see so many pretty variations of A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab. It’s such a gorgeous book and it looks fantastic! I’m going to try to read this one in the next couple months.

A Darker Shade



Feel free to take part in this book tag!  Are any of these your faves?



9 thoughts on “[Book Tag] I Should Have Read That”

  1. I feel a little smug over this post. About time you’ve done a tag.

    It took me a while to read Cruel Prince, but the scheming is so worth it though. And I want to read Illuminae Files so badly now.

    1. Hahaha now I want to do book tags more and it’s all your fault!

      I think I’ll take The Cruel Prince out from the library and see if the first 25% catches my interest (fingers crossed). Yesss, read Illuminae! Especially if you’re open to sci-fi now. It’s visually such an amazing book (and a great story too).

  2. Ahhhh I know exactly what you mean about Obsidio! It took me forever to find a copy of it and when I did, I didn’t dive straight into it because I didn’t want it to be over! (and I was so worried about all my favourite characters, considering it was the last book…) It’s such such a great series, though.

    I have a copy of Cruel Prince sitting on my shelf! I’ll crack it open at some point…

    This is such an awesome tag, and a brilliant post! 😀

    1. Thanks so much!

      Hopefully Obsidio lived up to the first two books for you! I think I’ll try and read it in May or June 🙂

  3. lol this tag definitely holds a mirror to your face and shows you how many books you wanted to read and still haven’t! i definitely want to get to 11/22/63 and the next two books in the illuminae series (because the first one was awesome!! and i still didn’t make room for it). thanks for sharing! c:

    1. Hahaha definitely! My TBR list is in the hundreds (I’ll get to them… eventually)..

      Gemina was a fantastic follow up to Illuminae, hopefully you can get to it soon!

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