The End of the Year Book Tag

I found this tag through Priyasha @ Books and Co. If you aren’t following her, head over there now and check out her lovely blog! I thought this would be a fun tag to do for the end of the year. It is always fun to look back over the books you have read in the year.

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

I am currently in the middle of listening to the audiobook of The Rose & The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh. I also just started reading the ARC of You Have a Match by Emma Lord (which comes out on January 12, 2021!)

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

I don’t really have an autumnal book for that, no. I have been trying to read some holiday themed books lately. My favorite of those was Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb. It was our book club pick for December, and it is very reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Is there a new release you are still waiting for?

I’m going to answer as if it is asking if there is a new release I am still waiting to read, since it is almost the new year. I am still waiting to read several releases from this year, but the one that is most forefront in my mind is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab.

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

Ooh, that is a steep goal for only having a few days left! But, I would like to finish the two books that I mentioned in the first question. I would also like to try to listen to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens before the year is out. I have never read it, and I don’t want to wait all the way until next Christmas to listen. I have the Audible edition with Tim Curry narrating, which I’m super excited about, because I love him 🙂

Is there a book you think shocked you and became your favorite book of the year?

I’ve been trying to determine what my favorite book of the year is for the past few weeks, and the book that always comes to mind first is My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. I never thought that this would become my favorite book because it deals with such difficult subject matter, but it is the book that has stayed with me the most. The writing, while difficult because of the subject matter, was beautiful. It is such an important book, as well as an achingly well-written one.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

Absolutely! I am a giant planner. I already have my 2021 planner (I use the Always Fully Booked planner from Little Inklings Design), as well as my 2021 spreadsheet all ready for me! I am doing several reading challenges, and I have come up with at least two or three books for each prompt so that I have backups to account for my mood.

I am going to be setting my Goodreads Challenge to 150 books for 2021! That is the highest I have ever gone, but I have made my goal of 100 for several years, easily, so setting it to 150 will actually be a challenge for me!

This was a fun look at what I have read this year and what I hope to read next year! If you are interested in doing this tag, you should go for it! I tag you! 🙂

Have you read any of the books I mentioned? What are your reading plans for 2021? Let’s chat in the comments!

Love and happy reading,

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