I was kindly tagged by Steph to take part in the End of the Year Book Tag (thanks, Steph!), and so without further ado, let’s just jump right in.
- Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I’m actually very much a one-book-at-a-time kind of reader, which means I don’t tend to have many unfinished reads lingering over me for very long. So, call me smug, but I’m all up to speed!
- Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Hmm, most of the books I have in mind to pick up over the next month or so are more Christmassy or wintery than strictly autumnal… That said, The Good People by Hannah Kent looks and sounds very autumnal to me, and I’m very excited about it! Realistically, I probably won’t read it until early next year, but I’ll be excited about it at the end of this year, so that’s my thinly veiled lack of a proper answer for you.
- Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
There are quite a few upcoming releases I’m really excited about, but as far as I’m aware, they all come out next year so I guess they wouldn’t count here. The most recent release that I may well get to before the end of 2017 is probably What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid – a gorgeous coffee-table style book about space; which fascinates me but kind of makes me feel ill to think about, so yeah… maybe a pretty book explaining it will help with that? Let’s roll with it.
- What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Generally speaking, I’m definitely a mood reader, so at most points of the year I probably wouldn’t be able to answer this, but, seeing as we’re about to head into December, there are a few specific seasonal reads that I’m hoping to pick up, including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay – because I couldn’t possibly go a whole month without reading something at least a little macabre.
- Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
Well I probably wouldn’t include it on my list of favourite reads, since the story itself will of course be a re-read, but I’d like to try and pick up the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Having read the first two around Christmastime the previous couple of years, it would be nice to keep up that little tradition. And Harry is obviously a favourite. After all this time, you ask?… Always. (lololol)
- Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?
Along the same vein as being a mood reader, I haven’t really thought too far ahead in that sense if I’m honest. There are a few reads I’ve been wanting to get to for a while, but I have an annoying habit of putting off longer books, so perhaps I’ll set myself a goal in 2018 to finally pick up those somewhat heftier tomes.
Thanks again to Steph (whose blog you should definitely check out if you haven’t already, by the way) for tagging me. Since this is very much a time-specific tag, I’ll take the easy way out and leave it open to anyone who wants to get involved 🙂