I should have read all of these books a long time ago….

I feel like my TBR is a mountain I’ll never, ever conquer and, when I think I just might, there is another thousand of books coming to crush me.

I know, this isn’t really a happy thought, it is? Oh, but it is, because when you think of it, it means that there is just an infinite number of books to be read and to enjoy and isn’t this incredible??

In that TBR mountain, there are some books I should have read a long time ago, though. Books that have been sitting there, waiting, wishing to be picked up, bought, and that I just didn’t manage to just yet. Hopefully, I will soon, please feel free to scream at me to do so, okay?

I’m taking the very fun questions of the I Should Read That Book Tag, that the wonderful Caitlin tagged me to do, so… here goes!

The Rules:

  • 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 in the tag
  • Enjoy the tag!

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

Always is a bit… intense, to be honest and there are certain people telling me to read some books, over and over again (Kat telling me to get over with His Dark Duet already, I mean… I’m sorry Kat I’m terrible and I will read it).

More recently, I want to talk about Jenna & Alex who told me both to read THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY. I want to talk about this, because both their reviews were stunning and I feel like I’m going to be reminded to read this book a whole damn lot lately, too and… I don’t mind. It seems really good and I should read it. Just…. give me a couple months okay.

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

Oh, my Goodreads TBR is a black hole and, aerm, there are many, many books I should have read by now, but still haven’t. I’m going to pick one of the oldest books on here, THE LOST & FOUND by Katrina Leno. It’s a book I’ve been wanting to read for a long time (it’s been on my TBR since, drumrolls…. 2016. OOPS) and… now that I finally discovered the author’s lovely writing with Summer of Salt, I’m even more eager to read more from her!

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

I KNOW this said A BOOK but….I am absolutely TERRIBLE at series,  okay. I tend to start them, and it takes me ages to finish reading them. It’s not that I don’t love these series, on the contrary, it’s just that I never get around to getting the second book, either because

  • I’m not getting any more ebooks before I lower my physical TBR a bit, for the ones I have as ebooks,
  • I’m terrified and I got spoiled for that very last book in the list and I’m still bitter okay,
  • Apparently I love Marie Lu yet have commitment issues,
  • I’m just terrible at it okay.

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

Someone help me, I can’t think of ANY classic at all.


A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

I wanted to say The Cruel Prince, but now I’ve read it…. I think I could go with the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series as a whole. I’ve read City of Bones, like, ages ago (so long ago I couldn’t even tell you what happens) and… well, I’ve heard incredible things about the rest of the series and THE DARK ARTIFICES series from the author, too. I feel like everyone’s raving about these books and this world and I’m here, like…

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

Okay, so I have no idea which one to pick here, so I’m going to turn this question a whole other way and say: A book I really love that inspired a TV adaptation, but that I haven’t seen just yet. I’m going to pick HIS DARK MATERIALS.

This is one of my favorite book series of ALL times, really, and I haven’t seen the tv adaptation just yet, but I’m so, so eager to do so.


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

Confession time: I might not be on bookstagram, but I follow a whole damn lot of bookstagrammers, because I love their feeds so much and these people are so talented. And the patience they have, oh that patience I admire that very much.

I think I might pick SPIN THE DAWN for that answer. It’s a book I’ve been seeing a whole lot on my feed and a book I’ve been highly anticipating, too. I’m really looking forward to hopefully get a copy this year and read it.


I’m tagging….

  1. Macey @ Brine and Books
  2. Lais @ The Bookish Skies
  3. Michelle @ Blonde That Babbles
  4. Kat @ Life & Other Disasters
  5. Tasya @ The Literary Huntress
  6. Laurie @ A Court of Books
  7. Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
  8. Sophie @ Sophie Li
  9. Margaret @ Weird Zeal
  10. Sophie @ Me and Ink

Are there any books you should have read a long time ago, just as well? Any books we have in common?

Do you also struggle with series a whole damn lot? Let me know in comments!





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86 thoughts on “I should have read all of these books a long time ago….

  1. I find that unless I read the first book in a series after all of the books in that series are out I lose steam and never get to next book, or the third book. I also have so many unfinished series on my list. Rick Yancy’s The Fifth Wave, The Red Queen, Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer, and also her monsters series! She’s a tough one for me because her writing is beautiful but its work to read her novels. Now I am going to start my day thinking of series I need to finish. Thanks Marie! Oh, the guilt! Lol.

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    1. Ohh I can understand that. I think I never tend to read or buy book series alltogether so…. I just tend to forget about them and I’m not sure why haha.
      I agree about Laini Taylor! I love her writing but I feel like it takes focus, too. I need to continue her series someday 🙂
      Thank you so much for your comment! ❤

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    1. You’re so welcome! 🙂 I KNOW right I’m the same way, I love her books and yet somehow it takes me ages to get to the next books in her series. Not sure why haha.


    1. There are just too many books to read haha 🙂 I hope you’ll continue with The Savage Song series, I’d be interested in what you think of the second book 🙂


  2. Omgg, I love all your answers to this tag!! I just saw the title and immediately thought, yes absolutely 😂 I also love your answer for “A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing”! I too have commitment issues, especially when the series is longer than 3 books. One of my friends has been trying to get me to start all these high fantasy books, but there are 9 books in those series so…probably not going to happen 😅 Also, if I don’t buy the first book, I ban myself from buying any other books in the series. This leads to me just waiting around for friends to get the rest of the series so that I can just borrow from them.

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    1. I’m glad you can relate to this! I get that, I can’t read series when they are too long either, I’d just never get to the end 😂😂 It’s great that you have a possibility to borrow books from friends though!! 🙂


  3. Spin the Dawn is also on my tbr ….and Belles and I’m not sure why I’ve not picked them up yet
    Amazing post Marie ❤


  4. Thank you for tagging me Marie, I’ll definitely do it someday, but my blog has been glitching for the past few days, I lost all my followers, most of the time the articles don’t appear in the reader anymore and the ‘like’ is no longer available… I’m waiting for things to settle down and then I’ll gladly do it :*


    1. Oh same, I don’t even try and start when I know it’ll be a longer than three books kind of series😂😂 I haven’t read the Grishaverse books either, but heard great things about them! 😀

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  5. Ooh what a fun tag, thanks so much for tagging me! 😄

    I just finished The Ten Thousand Doors of January yesterday, and it’s EASILY a new favorite, so allow me to be yet another person telling you that you HAVE to read it.

    I’m also terrible at finishing series, though in my defense, I tend to read books soon after they come out then forget everything that happened by the time the next book comes out 🤷‍♀️

    Spin the Dawn is just as beautiful inside as the cover would make you believe, so I hope you love it!! 😄

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    1. You’re so welcome Margaret, I hope you’ll have fun with it 😀
      I’m SO happy to hear that ahhh I’m excited to read it someday, it just sounds so, SO good!

      UGH yes I’m so happy I’m not the only one?? I tend to forget everything that has happened in the first book, by the time I get to the second and it’s a problem😂😂

      I can’t wait to read Spin the Dawn ahh it sounds incredible ❤


  6. I just finished This Savage Song and really liked it! Haven’t read the sequel yet but I hope to! I also haven’t read Mortal interments so don’t feel to bad haha there’s just so many of them 🙈 I will say that Spin the Dawn is so worth the hype!! Hope u get the chance to read all of these Marie 🙂

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    1. Ahh yay! I hope we can both read the sequel soon 😀 and I’m so, so happy you enjoyed Spin the Dawn, I’ve heard so many good things about this book I just can’t wait 🙂
      Thank you!! ❤

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  7. I so feel you when it comes to being terrible at finishing series. I read Throne of Glass in 2014 and I’m only on book 4 now. xD The Mortal Instruments read very fast though and they were good, so maybe it’ll be easier for you to finish those! I read all of them in a year or two.

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    1. Long series are just terrible, there are too many books and I can’t keep up and it takes me AGES to get to them 😂😂😂 but maybe I’ll have to retry the mortal instruments 🙂 thank you!! 🙂


  8. I struggle with series for some reason. As for books I should have read a long time ago …. so many come to mid but I think Pride and Prejudice is one I should have most definitely, also A Thousand Splendid Suns


  9. Whenever someone says they haven’t read the dark artifices, I don’t feel so alone anymore 😛 That classics question though… I have absolutely no idea? Does ALL count?

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  10. Continuing with An Ember in the Ashes is SO long overdue! I’m in the same situation. Yet, I know I will probably wait until the whole thing is complete. I’m pretty sure I’ll love the rest of the books, but it’s the kind of story I’ll want to experience in one go.

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    1. I get that. I’m pretty sure i’ll love the upcoming books too, I just neeeeeeeed to get to them and… that always takes time haha 🙂 thank you, Pam!! ❤


  11. Whenever I look at my TBR it can be very stressful because I have so many books I need to get to.

    You putting loads of book series you need to finish is a big mood. I never prioritise sequels when buying books but I am hoping to this year. We share the same first three series to finish!! 😂 hopefully we can both do it soon!!!

    I haven’t read any of Cassandra Clare’s books either and I feel like it is quite rare to find someone else who hasn’t as they are so popular!! I feel like I know the characters from people talking about them now 😂

    Spin the Dawn is incredible beautiful and the sequel is gorgeous too!! 😍

    Thank you so much for the tag Marie!!! 💛💛

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    1. SAME! I never prioritize sequels when I get new books and I’m not even sure why, I should do that haha 🙂
      Okay but same here 😂 I feel like I know the characters and the basics of it all even if I haven’t read it, everyone talks about it so much 😂

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Sophie<3

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  12. Ah, so happy that you did this tag! It was so fun to do, even though it reminded me of how high my TBR pile is :”) Same!! I’m so bad at reading sequels :(( But I’m currently a hundred pages into This Mortal Coil, and I’m loving it!! I find the concept of gene hacking and gene coding so cool, and I can’t believe that I didn’t pick it up sooner! The same goes with Warcross—I’ve read a few pages of it already, and I’m so excited to read more!
    And I feel like I haven’t read TMI too! I read the first four books and the entire TID ages ago, but I remember nothing about them, haha. I’m planning to reread all of them this year in order to continue on with The Shadowhunter Chronicles, and I can’t wait!
    Good luck with reading all of these books, Marie! I hope you enjoy all of them ❤

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    1. Thank you so much for tagging me, Caitlin, it was such a fun one to do!! 🙂
      I’m SO happy you’re loving This Mortal Coil, this book deserves way more hype and I hope to read the sequel soon! I hope you’ll keep on loving it 😀
      Thank you so,so much! ❤ ❤

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  13. Hey, i’m back!
    I need to read sooo many of these books to. I was always a major fan of Cassandra Clares books as you’ll probably remember, I need to catch up on the Dark Artifices which is most definitely an amazing series by the way. But I do get the fear of not wanting to kick start that series because there are so many books linked to that world. Its why I never originally wanted to read Harry Potter because there was so many big books and being sucked into a series with that many books is terrifying to me.

    I still love The mortal instruments series, the city of bones of course. I worry though if I read it now…. would I love it as much?

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    1. HANNAH hi hello oh it’s good to hear from you! ❤ I hope you've been okay ❤
      I agree, big series are always a little bit stressful ahah, they're such a commitment!
      I hope you would! That's why I'm always nervous to re-read favorites, as well!

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    1. Oh wow but you’re so disciplined, wow I admire you so much?? 😂 I always start new series and never finish old ones, I’m going to need you to teach me your ways 😂😂😂

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  14. What a fun post! I also have issues with series… I actually avoided them unless all the books were out up until 2 years ago because I have the memory of a goldfish and commitment issues. I love having more time with characters, but I sometimes feel like storyarcs are stretched out for the heck of it rather than being intentionally plotted as a series from the beginning.

    Also you should finish the Mortal Coil trilogy! ❤

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    1. Exactly! I feel this way sometimes, as well, like they’re just stretching it out and it starts having NO sense at all. It’s so frustrating.
      I really should, I hope to get to at least the second book this year, I can’t wait! 😀
      Thank you so much, Kal! ❤

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  15. Hey Marie!
    I can totally relate to this post haha. There are some books on your list that I haven’t gotten around to as well, like The Mortal Instruments series and Spin the Dawn haha.
    A classic that pops to my mind that I haven’t read yet is Pride and Prejudice (which I feel bad for not having read this yet, because it seems like everyone had??)
    Thanks for the tag!! I’m looking forward to doing this one 🙂

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    1. Hi Sophie! I’m so happy you can relate to this one, there are just so many books left to read ahah 🙂
      Ohhhh that’s a good one yes! I haven’t read that one either, but heard a lot of great things about it 🙂
      I can’t wait to read your answers 😀

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  16. Aaaw thanks so much for tagging me ❤
    I bought SO many books during the holiday season last year, so my physical TBR is pretty hefty at the moment! Once again you have so many books on your list that I also have on mine (same, same).

    The Ten Thousand Doors of January I’ve only heard good things about and I’m so excited to read it some or other time. Also, this will be the year I finally read V.E. Schwab and Marie Lu – they’ve been on my TBR since I first started blogging and I still haven’t gotten round to their books!

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    1. Ahhh, I’m excited to hear about your next reads, Michelle and I hope you’ll enjoy them 🙂 and I can’t wait to hear what you think of both Schwab and Lu’s work, they’re both incredible authors 🙂

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