The End of the Year Book Tag was created by Ariel of Ariel Bissett, but I first saw it on Ish’s channel, ReadingRealm, and thought it would be fun to do. I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! Seriously, where did 2017 go?
Are there any books that you started this year that you need to finish?
I’ve been pretty good lately about finishing or DNFing books so they don’t hang out as Currently Reading on Goodreads for too long, so I don’t have anything I started months and months ago that I really need to circle back to. But I have been working on the audiobook for Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand since early October and I’m thinking I might switch to the physical version at the end of the month so I can just finish it already and get it off my Currently Reading shelf. I’m actually loving Edward Herrmann’s narration and don’t want to stop listening to it, but I just don’t listen to audiobooks all that much and I’m starting to get annoyed that I’ve been reading it for so long.
Do you have an autumnal book that you use to transition to the end of the year?
For as big as I am into decorating for Christmas and other holidays, I actually don’t theme my reading around the holidays. So I don’t really tie any books to seasonal transitions and don’t have a book that I can say transitioned me to the end of the year.
Is there a new release that you are still waiting for?
There are actually two releases coming out at the end of November that are on my most anticipated fall releases, but I’m very spoiled and already had a chance to read them. So while I’m still looking forward to their publication so I can talk about them with everyone (keep an eye out for my reviews later this month!), I think it’s cheating a bit to pick them. As a bit of a spoiler for my most anticipated winter releases, the only one on my list that comes out before the end of the year is It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian. I binge read her first trilogy this past summer and really enjoyed it, so I’m very excited for her new book to come out! It sounds adorable.
What are three books that you want to read by the end of the year?
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis, Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff. I actually don’t understand how I haven’t read any of these books yet because I’ve been really anticipating them, but I seem to keep getting caught up in reading other things. I’m not necessarily planning to put these three books on my December TBR (I’m thinking I’m only going to list the books that were already on my shelves at the beginning of 2016), but these are three of the books that are currently on my shelves that I’m really excited to read and I do plan to get to before the end of the year.
Is there a book that you think could shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Well, I can’t pick a single favorite book, so I highly doubt that anything is going to come out of nowhere and surpass everything else I’ve read in 2017, but I do think The Female of the Species and Godsgrave will be some of my favorites this year, plus I’m thinking of reading Every Heart a Doorway next month, which I picked for my 5-Star TBR Predictions post. I definitely anticipate December being a good reading month!
Have you started making reading plans for 2018?
Absolutely! I’ve actually been thinking about my 2018 reading goals for a while now, though I think a lot of that is a result of starting this blog and being more critical of my reading these past few months and wanting to make changes once I shrink my physical TBR. I actually have plans for a bunch of year-end posts, including one specifically about my 2018 reading goals, though I haven’t finalized it yet by any means.
One of the goals I am planning to stick to next year, though, is to read any books that I purchase in 2018 within three months of buying them. I’m most excited to read books when I first purchase them, so I want to capitalize on that and turnover the books on my TBR shelf relatively quickly so I don’t fall back in the trap of letting a book hang out for ages before I finally get around to reading it. It’ll also keep me accountable so I don’t go too crazy and buy too many books at once!
That’s it for this tag! What books are you planning to read before the end of the year? Have you started thinking about your 2018 reading goals yet? Let me know in the comments!