Friday, 27 May 2016

Intimidating TBR Tag!

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And I kind of considered the Sunshine Blogger Award to be my tag of the month of May, but I released that I hadn't put it on my list of tags that I've done. So I thought that it would be fun to do the Intimidating TBR Tag because that tag never gets old!

Intimidating TBR Tag!

1. A book on your TBR pile that you haven't finished
My first initial though for this one was, well all of them, because the term TBR is To Be Read. But I think this question is a boo that I gave up on, There's only 1 book that fits that category (that I can remember), and that book is Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell. Now I hate to have a Rainbow Rowell book on my list of attempted books, but I just didn't get into this one. I'd think of any excuse not to read it, even on times when I normally read, like on the bus. But this one I just couldn't finish. It might be because it was Rainbow Rowell's first published book, but I just couldn't finish it.

2. A book you just haven't had the time to read for
The reason why I just haven't had time to read this book might be because I only got this book like a month ago, and I've been marathoning the Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare. But it fits the category, so I'm gonna pick Tempest, by Julie Cross.  In case you can't tell from the cover, this book is about time travellers. The protagonist is a boy called Jackson, and he is in love with a girl called Holly. But when a tragic event causes him to go back in time, (she dies in his arms)  he finds he can't return. So he has to find a  way to save her before they even met.
This actually looks like a really good book, and I can't wait to read it.

3. A book you haven't read because it's a sequel 
Oh, I've got so many sequels on my TBR right now, but all of them I've read the first book for. So I literally don't have any books for this category.

4. A book you haven't read because it's brand new
Oh! I actually have a book that stands out for this one (among others, like Chasing the Stars, by Malorie Blackman), but this book actually is brand new:
It's the Last Star, by Rick Yansey!
Okay, I still have to read the Infinite Sea, but that is in my local library, so I hope to change that fact as soon as humanly possible. (Next month, pretty much).
Funny story actually! I went to the Waterstones near where my college is, and I walked in and The Last Star was out! (Bear in mind that this was on the 19th, 5 days before it was meant to come out). So I went to the person working there and said "Isn't this book meant to be out on the 24th?" And she checked it and took it back in. *Sigh*.
Who else would have just bought it and not said anything?

5. A book by an author you read previously but didn't really like 
I feel really bad to say this (particularly as this is one of my favourite authors), but I just didn't like this one as much as the others (I did still like it, just not as much as I did the other books that I had previously read by this author. The book is:
Noble Conflict, by Malorie Blackman.
I did really like this book, because I liked the plot and the characters (also, it was a standalone, so there wasn't much commitment) but I just wasn't totally and completely in love with it, that's all.

6. A book on your TBR pile that your just not in the mood to read
See, this book I wasn't in the mood to read. I don't know why, I just didn't. I am now though. That book is Desolation, the second book in the Demon Road Trilogy, which is by Derek Landy. But I am really looking forward to it now. 
Also, the cover for this book has such an amazing cover, I can't believe how un-excited I was to read this book at one point, but It's by Derek Landy, and the cover is gorgeous, and I enjoyed the previous book, so I'm genuinely looking forward to this book.

7. A book on your TBR pile that you haven't read because it's just enormous 
Well, I'm reading this book right now, but in the first place I was like, woah, this book is ENORMOUS! If you follow this blog, then you probably know what book I'm talking about... (Also, if you aren't following this blog, you should! Sorry, shameless selling this blog). So, where was I? Oh yeah, the book!City of Heavenly Fire, by Cassandra Clare!
This is the sixth and final book of the Mortal Instruments series, and when I saw how big it was (and how small the print) it was like: "Wow..." 
But now I'm taking it all in my stride. I have approximately 200 pages left, and nobody vital has died (which is a good thing).
Review up soon for this book!

8. A book on your TBR you brought because of the cover
Okay, all the current books on my TBR I bought for other reasons than just the beautiful cover (don't get me wrong, I have bought books just because of the cover, but all the books on my current TBR I bought because I was interested in them), so I'm going to change the category. I'll change it to just a normal book that you bought because of the cover, mainly because one book sticks out at the moment:
Snow Like Ashes, by Sara Raasch. For this book, I saw the cover, fell in love with the cover, read the back, figured that it was something that I would enjoy, and bought the book.
There's a review somewhere on my post pandemonium page, so go check it out for more thoughts.

9. The book on your TBR you find the most intimidating
Most of the books on my TBR are fairly small, (or spread out, so they appear small), but this book is the exception at the moment.
House Rules, by Jodi Picoult.
This book looks fairly interesting, and Jodi Picoult's books tend to have plot twists and endings that nobody is expecting. Plus, her books always have some sort of trial, which I don't really read about, so Jodi Picoult's books are often like a breath of fresh air.
This book has over 500+ pages, so it is fairly big, so it is a bit daunting, but I hope to enjoy it when I pick it for my TBR Jar (read a book that is 500+ pages).

So that is the Intimidating TBR Tag! I really hope to finish City of Heavenly Fire by sunday, but no promises.
So that is all that I have for you guys, I will see you on sunday, bye!
-Abi xxxxx