End of the Year Book Tag

Hey everyone! Today I’m doing a tag! The End of the Year Book Tag, to be precise. This tag was created by the BookTuber Ariel Bissett back in 2017, but I’ve seen it going around on the bookish interwebs recently and I decided I wanted to give it a try. Plus, as I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned in almost every post I’ve put up recently, I am woefully behind on my Goodreads challenge, so maybe these questions will help me set some goals for the last two months of the year.


Question 1: Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: I’ve started so many books this year, and finished comparatively few of them. Some of the ones that stand out most in my mind are Enchantée by Gita Trelease, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (which has been on my TBR for the past two months, and is still unfinished), This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, Again, But Better by Christine Riccio, The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell, etc. There are probably even more than that. Will I get around to finishing all of these books before the end of the year? Probably not. Do I want to? Yes.

Question 2: Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

No. My reading doesn’t change with the seasons, at least not in terms of the types of books I read. I know some people love ready spooky and cozy books around this time of year, and that’s great. I’ve just never done things like that.

Question 3: Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Yes. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson. It comes out at the end of this month, and I’m so excited to be able to read it.

Question 4: What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Refer to the list from question 1.

Just kidding. If we’re talking about books I haven’t started yet that I want to read before the end of the year (other than Starsight, which I obviously haven’t started because it’s not out yet), then I think the top 3 books would have to be The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake, and Rebel by Marie Lu. Though honestly, that might change. I’m very much a mood reader.

Question 5: Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

I always hope that when I read a book, it’ll end up being my favorite of the year. I don’t generally pick up books unless I think there’s at least a chance I’ll like them. However, like I mentioned earlier, I do have a lot of books that I started this year and haven’t finished. For the most part, the reason I didn’t end up finishing these books was because I either got distracted by other things or I lost interest. I hoping that when/if I get around to picking those up again, I’ll end up loving them.

Question 6: Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?

No, not really. I’m probably not going to start looking at my reading plans for next year until December, when I’ll be writing and planning all my end of the year and new years posts. Right now, I only have one new release for next year that’s on my radar, and I don’t even know for sure yet that it will be released next year (it’s the fourth book in the Stormlight Archive, for those curious).


That’s all I have for this tag today! Thanks for reading, everyone! Let me know down in the comments what books you’re planning on reading through the end of the year. Are any of them the same as mine? I’d love to know!

-Ariel

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