End Of The Year Book Tag


In a sense, this is a duo of tags as I did the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag earlier this year. Now we're in ultimate panic mode as the New Year is fast approaching and let's face it, we all still have multiple books on our TBR that we thought we'd of finished by now. Yikes. Let's just get to the questions that are likely to shame me..

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I rarely start a book and don't finish it. Usually if I choose to put it down, I won't then pick it back up as there's something that just hasn't clicked with me. So far this year those books have been The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman, Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer and The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. I have, however, started the Harry Potter series this year and am hoping to complete the audiobooks before 2020. (Future Anne adding in: I finished Harry Potter a week or so ago, so yay, I'm home free!)

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Not a specific book, but I do usually reach for thrillers and YA fantasies more at this time of year. Thrillers are a no-brainer what with the spooky season and eerie atmosphere that Fall gives us. And I equally crave the dark worlds that fantasy offers with forbidden romances, magical powers, and yes, usually love triangles. It's a guilty pleasure!

Is there a new release you're still waiting for?
Surprisingly, no. I was awaiting the second ever book by Stephen Chbosky 'Imaginary Friends' but coming in at a whooping 700+ pages and receiving not so great reviews, I'm in a box of my own fear and am now reluctant to pick it up.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
The three that have continuously been put on my monthly TBR only to be pushed aside for something else are Becoming by Michele Obama, Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah, and Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. The latter two were kept aside for the festive season, but I have no excuse for Becoming. It just keeps getting forgotten.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
Regrettably, no. A big statement, but I've read so many 5 star books this year that I don't see anything knocking off something. Maybe if I randomly pick up a Taylor Jenkins Reid book? Or if I finally get to Jane Eyre. Oh, you know what, The Secret History by Donna Tartt. That's been on my TBR for so long and I'm determined to pick it up before the end of the year.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
Yes and no. Me and my husband usually do the Popsugar Reading Challenge together, but we're thinking of giving it a miss as it really put us in a rut this year. I love a good prompt and/or a readathon, so maybe we'll join in on more of those. For personal reading plans, I've put together a book of 20 books that I will 100% try to read next year.

Have you made book plans for 2020 yet? Let me know!

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