The End of the Year Book Tag

I initially thought that this was a tag you’re meant to complete at the end of the year, but it turns out that it’s actually a tag to complete in September/October, so I’m a little late! However I think it would still be good to answer these questions. I’ve seen this tag pop up a lot recently, but I took the questions from Adventures of a Bibliophile‘s blog post here. So let’s go!

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I only have one unfinished book (not including my current read), which is The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell. I started this at the end of October, so not that long ago, but I haven’t read a page since as I wasn’t really feeling it. Hopefully I’ll start reading it again at some point in November or December.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I don’t! I’m not really a seasonal reader, however, this year I did have a selection of YA spooky reads that I read over Halloween which was fun to do – my reviews of all three novels are here.

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

There have been several new books published this year that I want but haven’t got yet! Some of these include Essex Girls by Sarah Perry, A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood, and I Want to be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom (which is publishing next week!).

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

I actually have 7 books that I want to read by the end of 2020, but I’m not sure if this will happen as my reading pace has got slower lately. Three titles that I definitely want to have read are The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

I think I’m going to enjoy Fleishman is in Trouble but who knows, there could always be a book that randomly becomes a new favourite!

Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

I have been thinking a lot about my future reading plans. I want to become more of a mood reader, but my trouble is that I don’t like seeing a book sit in my TBR pile for months – I roughly read in the order that I got my books. It’s a habit I need to break! I will look at the PopSugar challenge again as I’ve enjoyed it this year, but I’m only going to try and complete it if I can fit prompts to books that I already have. Other than that, my plan is to take it easy next year!

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