I was tagged for this by the lovely Steph at Lost Purple Quill! Thanks Steph! I haven’t done a book tag in forever. (I’m also pretty certain someone else tagged me for this as well at some point…I’m SO BEHIND on things I’m tagged on.)
ETA: OMG, I just realized why I thought I was tagged for this before! I was, way back in September, by Rachel! I can’t believe I didn’t remember this at all. My answers are totally different!
1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I don’t usually like to leave books hanging for a long time, so nothing aside from what I’m reading now! I am determined to finish The Bloodprint before the end of the year, though it’s turning out to be one hell of a slog and I have to force myself to read it.
2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Hmm, not particularly, although I am finding myself partial to a particular brand of historical fiction at the moment. I’m currently reading The Dark Days Club, which takes place in Victorian London, and I don’t want it to end! I’m finding it super cozy and charming.
3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I don’t believe so…Jade City just came out so I’m really excited to get my hands on that, but I don’t think there’s anything else at the moment. Not that I would remember if there were!
4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
You know what I’ve been realizing? That planning out what I’m going to read has kind of been bumming me out. Like, it’s fine to make vague plans of what I want to read in the future, but to structure it strictly like I did for the past two months really took the joy out of it. One of my favorite things to do, when I’m on the verge of finishing a book, is go through Goodreads summaries on my TBR to rediscover a book I want to read. That way there’s a bit of a surprise in it for me!
That being said, I would really love to read The Hate U Give, which I have waiting on my Kindle at the moment! Everyone and their mother has read this, it’s being turned into a film (actors have already been cast!), and I think it’s still on the NYT bestseller list. I really need to get on this.
5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
I doubt it. I’ve just read too many awesome books this year! I’m sure I’ll enjoy The Hate U Give, but I don’t think a contemporary will take the place of my favorite book when I’ve read some incredible fantasy books this year.
6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?
Vaguely! As I said, I’m trying not to plan too strictly. I know I’m definitely starting Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles in a buddy read led by Chelsea at Spotlight on Stories, which I’m very excited for. And I think Chelsea wants to read Jane Eyre around then, so I’ll likely join her in that. I also really want to read Libba Bray’s Diviners series. Oh, and the sequel to The Traitor Baru Cormorant is coming out, so I’m planning a re-read of the first book before the second, since I’ve surely forgotten everything, and I think Rachel is planning on reading it with me! LOL, I realize this is already pretty strict planning…alas. I’m still super excited for these reads.
I suck at at tagging and I think this meme has made the rounds already, so do it if you like, and do ping back to me so I can read your answers!
5 thoughts on “End of the Year Book Tag”
YES I will definitely read Baru Cormorant with you, I’m excited about that! Ugh I know what you mean I love reading spontaneously… but I guess planning for buddy reads is kind of necessary??
YAY I’m so excited! I really hope you like it, I know Chelsea and I have set expectations super high.
Yeah, buddy reads I get, I had just been planning, like, everything! Like making a list a month in advance of things I thought I ~had~ to read or whatever. I’m…not gonna do that aymore lmao.
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Ooh I hadn’t heard the news about the Baru Cormorant sequel coming out soon! I would definitely like to do a re-read before that happens as well!
I’m kind of in the same boat Hadeer, planning my reading out well in advance (mostly to manage my library holds) and I’m finding the same, it’s nice to just read what you feel like sometimes, instead of the next book in your line-up chosen a month or so ago. I think maybe for the new year I’ll keep a few books for each month that I know I’m going to read and leave the rest more open.
I read about Jade City and is sounds really good, I can’t wait to get that one myself! Great answers Hadeer! I hope you love THuG!
Yes, Jade City sounds super amazing! I’m always up for innovative high fantasies.