The End of the Year Book Tag

I’ve seen this tag going around and I was not specifically tagged for it, but oh well, I’m doing it anyway.

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

I’ve put The War That Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander on hold just because I need to focus on a couple of books more urgently, but I’m definitely going to return to that once I finish War and Peace!

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

I’m not usually a seasonal reader at all, but I have just discovered that The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater is apparently a good fall read, so I am going to buddy read that with Steph next month!

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

The Good People by Hannah Kent is being released in the US next week and I can’t wait!  I didn’t have any luck acquiring an ARC of this book, and it’s been one of my most highly anticipated releases ever since reading her debut, Burial Rites.

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

Other than the titles I’ve already mentioned in this post… World Without End by Ken Follett (The Pillars of the Earth is one of my favorite books and I’m excited about Column of Fire, but I still haven’t read the second Kingsbridge novel!), Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman, and The Absolutist by John Boyne.

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

Hmm, maybe!  You never know.  I’ve sort of resigned myself to the fact that East of Eden will probably be my favorite read of 2017… even though it was literally the fifth book I read this year.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

God, no, I barely know what I’ll be reading a week from now!  There are a lot of factors that cause my TBR to turn on a dime – whatever Book of the Month puts out, whatever my bookclub selects for our monthly read, whatever I get accepted for on Netgalley…  I was talking to Chelsea about this recently though, and she had the great idea of putting aside at least one month to devote to reading only books she already owns, and I like that idea a lot, so I may join her!

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9 thoughts on “The End of the Year Book Tag

  1. Ahhhh omg I didn’t realize The Good People comes out next week. And YES Scorpio Races is going to be very fallish, like it’s literally set in November (In Ireland I think???) so I think it’s going to be perfect!! I’ve never let seasons dictate what I read but I tried to start it this summer and I could not let myself go on because it too fallish.

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