End of Year Book Tag

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.

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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