The Reader Problems Book Tag

I saw this tag done by Stephen over at Stephen Writes, and even though I wasn’t tagged, I wanted to try it out anyways. I really like doing tags that give you insight to the actual reader themselves, so I always jump on these type of tags.

You have 20,000 books on your TBR, how do you decide what to read next?

Honestly, I could 100% see myself being in this position one day considering how big my TBR already is. Since I’m a mood reader, I’d honestly just pick up whatever I’m feeling that day. Sometimes I’m leaning toward a specific genre, sometimes I want a specific type of narrator, and sometimes I want a specific type of romance (LGBTQ+, for example). So, I would just go with whatever was calling my name.

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?

Even though I made it a goal of mine this year to be okay with marking a book as a DNF, I still haven’t mastered it. There’s a 99.98% chance that I will just finish the book instead of putting it down. It’s quite rare for me to DNF a book, so you know if I did, I was really not feeling it.

The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge. Do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

Oh, I am definitely going to try to catch up. I would just spend an insane of time reading in order to get as much done as possible. I would be so mad at myself if I didn’t finish my reading challenge, mostly because I set it up to something totally within doable parameters and if I got behind, it’s because I was slacking.

The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?

I love a pretty cover just as much as the next person but I lack an eye for aesthetics. Stuff like this truly doesn’t bother me even a little.

Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

This actually happens to me a lot and I most often tell my mother about it. She hasn’t always read the book but when I tell her about it, she almost always agrees with me that it’s an awful premise and that I’m definitely in the right for not enjoying it.

You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?

This isn’t a problem I run into because I’m not a huge crier when it comes to books or movies. Don’t get me wrong, it has happened once or twice (mostly with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, if I’m honest), but it’s rare. I don’t really know what I’d do if this happened to me in public.

The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?

I struggle with this a lot because a part of me wants to just reread the first book so I know everything, but the other part of me is convinced that the sequel will jog my memory and everything will come back to me. It honestly just depends on how long it’s been since I read the first book.

You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

Thankfully no one ever asks to borrow my books, so I don’t have to say no. I occasionally lend novels to my mom (and my sister has snagged a few), but that’s pretty much it. If someone did ask to borrow a book and I didn’t want to give it to them, I’d probably say that I was planning on reading it soon and then hope that they forget about it.

You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

Reading slumps are so freaking depressing. It’s like, I want to read, but I also don’t? I don’t even know how to explain it. I usually get through reading slumps by just riding them out. I don’t really see the point in trying to force myself to get into a book when I’m just not feeling the whole activity.

There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you end up buying?

Eventually, I will probably buy them all. It takes me a while to get around to buying newly released books, for several reasons. 1) I loathe hard covers and would rather wait for the paperback. 2) I like to read reviews from others before deciding whether or not to purchase something. 3) I hate going out and if I had to plan a trip to the bookstore for a release date, there is a 100% chance that I will dread the entire thing and end up not going.

After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you read them?

Wow, I am feeling called out. I am pretty bad about this. Frankly, it depends on the book and how badly I’ve been wanting to read it. Some books I start reading at the bookstore, and others will sit on my shelf for a year until I get in the mood to read it.


I think that these were some of my favorite tag questions! I even learn about myself when I do these. As always, if you’re interested in trying this out, please do! I’d love to see your answers.

4 thoughts on “The Reader Problems Book Tag

  1. Never cried in public, but I was on the phone describing a scene that was a tear jerker to a friend. I got so choked up I couldn’t continue talking about it. That’s the kind I writing I want to do. By the way, my friend let me off the hook for that incident. lol.

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