Totally Should’ve | Book Tag

Robin Hobb | Realm of the Elderlings | fantasy, fictions

I saw this book tag on Emma’s wonderful blog A Dreamer’s Library. Be sure to check it out! This looked so fun so thought I’d give it a go.

Totally Should’ve Gotten a Sequel

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A McKillip | fantasy book

For this one I’m picking The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A McKillip. This was such a perfect, wonderful story. At 200 pages it a fantastic example of what fantasy can be but I wasn’t ready to leave the world and the characters. I was so attached to them all and although the ending was brilliant, I could read about them forever.

Totally Should’ve Had a Spin-off Series

I am keeping everything crossed that now that Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series has finished that she’ll start working on a spinoff. I adore these books so, so much and there is so much potential for more. I’d love to pick up some more of the characters from the Liveship Traders series. Or any of the others. I can dream…

Totally Should’ve Finished Differently

The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo A great series set in a fantasy Russian land but I totally did not ship the final ship. The male Alina ends up with is so dull, I was totally there for the other male who had potential. The epilogue too just made me feel sad, not satisfied. I know there are some new books coming so hopefully they’ll be a bit more positive.

Totally Should’ve Had A Film Franchise

A Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I really adored this series and read them back to back in quick succession. I think the international and other-world aspects of this series would work really well on the big screen. And CGI is so good nowadays, the Chimera would look so realistic, and I’d love to see what they’d look like in 3D.

Totally Should’ve Had a TV Show

CJ Sansom’s Shardlake series. A grumpy lawyer in Tudor England travelling the country solving crimes/mysteries for Thomas Cromwell and pissing off the greats (Henry VIII) at the same time. This is such a great, and in my opinion underrated, mystery/historical crime series. I love the friendship between Shardlake and his sidekick and the plots really suck you in. Definitely page tuners. I think these would translate well into tv shows as there are lots of twists and clues that could be broken down and explored.

Totally Should’ve Had One Point of View

I’ve spent a while thinking about this one and I can’t think of any. I’m sure there are plenty out there but I can’t name any now. Such a cop out, I’m sorry.

Midnight's Daughter | Dorina BasarabTotally Should’ve Had a Cover Change

Um nearly every single Urban Fantasy series out there. In particular my most recent UF reads, the Dorina Basarab series. These covers are so misleading, the corny picture of a woman in black leather does nothing for the amazing, complex, intelligent story inside that is jam packed full of fantastical races/creatures and plots.

 

Totally Should’ve Stopped Reading

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin. Oh, my. This book made me so mad, I disliked it so much. I can’t even talk about it. I gave it away minutes after I’d finished it as I didn’t want to look at it. Sounds dramatic, I know, but jeez. I expected so much more.

Totally Should’ve Kept the CoverGame of Thrones | fantasy

Definitely the A Song of Ice and Fire series. These covers are so beautiful! The new ones are so boring and vague. I’m so glad I have the majority in these covers and I hope they’ll still publish the last two with the nice ones.

 

Totally Shouldn’t Have Pre-Judged

Georgette Heyer. I totally put off reading Heyer for years thinking they’d be stuffy, boring reads. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The wit! The intelligent female characters! The hilarious storylines! I’ve only read a few of her books (i plan on reading them ALL) but I love them, and Devil’s Cub is one of my all time favourites.

Georgette Heyer

And there we go! If you haven’t done this tag and you’d like to, consider yourself tagged! Happy reading 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Totally Should’ve | Book Tag

    1. Yes! She’s so much fun! I’ve only read 4, Devil’s Cub (my fave), The Grand Sophy, Regency Buck and Venetia. All excellent and worth a read. Haha i know right! Some of them are awful. Even the titles are misleading sometimes 🙈

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  1. I’ve seen Georgette Heyer’s books around but skimmed over them because they weren’t what I was looking for at the time. However, if they have intelligent female characters and wit then they’re certainly books I would like to read at some point.

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      1. I have a love/hate relationship with Austen. Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Pride & Prejudice are three of my favourite classics but I don’t like Emma or Mansfield Park and I ended up abandoning those part way through! I’m not entirely sure on where I stand with Sense and Sensibility.

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