Saw this on Rachel‘s blog!
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Well…not this year, but there is a book that I started one or two (or three) years ago that I still need to finish. It’s The World Since 1945 by T.E. Vadney and it’s a really, really good historical overview of world events with a focus on the Third World. I read like half of it and really enjoyed it but it’s also straight-up history so it does get a little dry.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I don’t usually do this seasonal reading thing, but this year I thought I might read Rebecca for the month of October! Since it’s supposed to be ~atmospheric~ and all. But I also need to read The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin before the end of October because I’m going to the Sirens Conference in Colorado and she’s the keynote speaker! Not that I think she’ll spoil her book, but I’m sure there will be people in attendance keen to discuss it. All this, of course, is if I finish reading War and Peace, Little and Lion, and The Library of Fates by the end of September.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
What am I not waiting for, honestly? There are so many great books coming out. I’m especially looking forward to Madeline Miller’s Circe, Fonda Lee’s Jade City, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone, and Julie C. Dao’s Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. There’s way, way more, but those are the ones that stick out. (A couple of these come out next year, but alas.)
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
So I mentioned Rebecca, there’s that. Oddly enough, I also really want to read Wuthering Heights. Maybe that can be one of my November books. I’ve also heard great things about Amanda Foody’s Daughter of the Burning City so I want to get my hands on that.
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
I have read so many great books this year, from Saints and Misfits to The City of Brass that I think it will be difficult for another book to top them, but we’ll see!
Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?
Nope! I don’t really plan out my reading schedule far in advance. At most I have a sense of the next 3-4 books I want to read, but otherwise I just generally go by my mood. The only thing I know is that I want to continue expanding my horizons. Reading War and Peace was something I never thought I would do in my lifetime, and yet here I am, 60% of the way through and on my way to finishing! It was certainly not as daunting as I thought. So I want to read more classic literature, mainly by women. There are also some authors I keep seeing that I hope to get into, like Aliette de Bodard and Kate Elliot.
Go for this, y’all! Pingback to me if you do this.