My Intimidating TBR Pile Tag


Hello people. It«s saturday, which means it’s time for another book tag. This time I’m doing My Intimidating TBR Pile Tag, and I was tagged by the awesome Keira @Signing On, go check out her tag and blog.

What book have you been unable to finish?

I’ve been unable to finish The Iliad by Homer, so far, but I fully intend to try again. I started reading the portuguese translation a long time again, and at the time I wasn’t sleeping enough and I had a long train ride, and somehow the book put me to sleep every single day. I love mythology and I think one of the issues for me it’s that the translation is in prose instead of poem… like most of them. I don’t get why that is…

What book have you yet to read because you just haven’t had the time?

One of the books I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t been able to find the time is Night Owls or The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett. I do want to read it, bad, but time, oh time…

(this book is also one the most gorgeous books I own)

What book have you yet to read because it is a sequel?

I don’t know if I quite get the question, but ok. So, I need to finally read A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by George R.R. Martin, eventually… some day. Soon. I really loved book 1 and book 2, though that one was a little harder to get through. Why are all the sames so similar?

What book have you yet to read because it is brand new?

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now, but I still haven’t been able to get to it.

Soon, I promise.  

What book have you yet to read because you read a book by the same author and didn’t enjoy it?

Probably The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy The Maze Runner, it’s just that it didn’t made me pick up the second book, even though it was right there, sitting on my shelf…

What book have you yet to read because you’re just not in the mood for it?

Another one that has been sitting on my shelf for a long long time… Inferno by Dan Brown. I do want to read it before the movie comes out though, so I guess I should consider doing it sooner rather than later.

What book have you yet to read because it is humongous?

For this one I clearly have to say the biggest book on my shelf, and that is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. This one I doubt that I’ll get to anytime soon. In truth, I’m not sure if it will ever happen.


What book Have you yet to read because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews?

Hmmm, so I bought Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs not only because the cover and the book itself is interesting and beautiful, but because I saw a couple of good reviews. Then I started to read not so stellar reviews and now I’m pretty sure that the book is not really my thing.

What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?

Probably Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I love the show, LOVE IT, and I’m 100% sure that I’ll love the book. However, this book is huge and I’m scared of it. Scared!

And this is even though I own the digital version…

I Tag:

Everyone who wants to do this tag 😀 !

49 thoughts on “My Intimidating TBR Pile Tag

  1. Huriyah says:

    I loved Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! What did you read about it that put you off? And have you tried listening to an audiobook of the Iliad?

    You might end up disappointed in Inferno 😦

    I’ve just finished drafting up a blog post on my summer reading list, will give this tag a go too 😀

  2. Lulu's House of Books says:

    Haha, Les Miserables. I get the same feeling every time I look at it on my bookshelf. I read Notre-Dame de Paris though, that counts for something! Don’t be intimidated by Outlander, you’ll utterly enjoy it and you won’t even notice the length! !

  3. Yvo says:

    Great tag! I feel exactly the same about Outlander and ACOMAF! I personally did like Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by the way. 🙂 And if you weren’t overwhelmed by The Maze Runner, definitely don’t hurry with the sequels because they’re quite disappointing… I’ve read the whole series, but I kind of wish I would have saved the time to read a different series instead. 😉

  4. Holly says:

    That’s how I feel about Outlander as well! I’m currently reading Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, which is also pretty intimidating… somewhere in the range of 700-800 pages. I’ll get there eventually haha

  5. Tasya says:

    The Illiad really intimidates me! I never really understand proses and poems, even though Greek myth really fascinates me, but it’s just… I’m 100% sure I’ll be frustrated with that book! And Les Mis is such a HUMONGOUS book. I’m also 100% sure I will never read it. You should try reading Outlander! I was also intimidated by it, but I turn out quite enjoyed it (some things still bugs me though) and it only took me like… a month? And I also read it in digital version 🙂

  6. Keira says:

    I just finished Night Owls and it is just as good on the inside as the outside!! I finished A Storm of Swords this month too and I found it was way easier to get through on my Kindle and that I much preferred the second half of the book. Most people I know who have read ASOIAF (including me) found it harder to get through A Clash of Kings, so you aren’t alone there. A Court of Mist and Fury is amazing, I hope you love it as much as I did! With Les Mis… I absolutely love the musical movie thing- it is my favourite film of all time. But the book is just too long for me to even attempt to read. I borrowed a copy from my mum only to give it back two days later. I don’t think that will ever happen. I really want to start reading Outlander too, but I’m battling a slightly-slumpy mood that has been induced by reading books that have taken me longer to read, so I should probably finish one of those books and take a break before starting it… I personally like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children although I am having to reread them because I read the first two so long ago and forgot most of what happened beyond the first half of the first book 🙂 Amazing picks and apologies for the very large block of comment…. I should probably break it up into smaller sections, but it is late, so I’m afraid that won’t be happening.

  7. Ashley says:

    Love this tag! I really enjoyed the Miss Peregrine books so far. I still need to read Library of Souls. Yes, I agree about Outlander. I really want to read it, but it’s so intimidating and I just haven’t picked it up yet. I’ve been looking for a good tag to do, so I will definitely be doing this one sometime this week! 🙂

  8. Emma The Book Lover says:

    I really want to read Outlander too! I have two copies and they are STARING at me from my shelf but I am too scared for the commitment which is so bad of me to say

  9. Ayunda says:

    I didn’t like Scorch Trials and I haven’t read the last one. The only reason why I want to is to just finish the series and compare it with the upcoming movie!
    Miss Peregrine was awful for me as well. If you don’t think you’ll like it, don’t bother reading it hahaha! 😂

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