This has been going around WordPress and booktube, so let’s just jump straight into it.
I. Is there a book that you started that you still need to finish by the end of the year?
These books have been haunting me for months. It’s not even that I’m disliking any of them (well, I am disliking one) – it’s that this is a very bad combination of books to be reading together, apparently. But I will finish them all by 2020 for the sake of my sanity.
II. Do you have an autumnal book to transition to the end of the year?
Since I’m doing this tag late, I’ll choose a book that I think could work for fall or winter. Though Winter is in the title, I read this in September and I thought it was the perfect fall read.
III. Is there a release you are still waiting for?
There are plenty of anticipated 2019 reads that I haven’t had the chance to pick up yet, but I’m not waiting on anything else to be published before the end of the year, I don’t think.
IV. Name three books you want to read by the end of the year.
I’m doing a commissioned review for On Swift Horses so I know I’ll read that one, I have a group buddy read planned for The Tiger’s Wife, and I’m lucky enough to have an ARC of Daughter from the Dark, which isn’t out until February, but I’d love to read it before the end of the year as I read Vita Nostra last December, and for reasons I can’t quite explain I’d just like to keep up with reading the Dyachenkos in December.
V. Is there a book that can still shock you and become your favourite of the year?
My favorite book of the year has been locked down since February so I will be incredibly surprised if that happens.
VI. Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
My 2019 goals went to shit pretty quickly, so I may need to just accept that I’m not a reading goals person, but who knows. Right now these are the only concrete plans on my horizon:
- Read the Women’s Prize 2020 longlist
- Participate in Reading Ireland Month in March
- Participate in Women in Translation Month in August
- Hopefully have a better reading year than 2019
Tagging whoever wants to do this!