Or should I call it “The triple R” book tag?
We’re currently almost halfway through November, and there are only 6 weeks left before the craziness of the Christmas holidays begins. This means it’s about time to look back on 2019, reassess and reevaluate my goals and try to finish as many things as possible before the end of this year!
Because there are literally dozens of items on my End of the Year To-Do list, I decided to make a little series of blog posts and share with you my reading and life goals for the next month and a half.
Today I’ll begin with The End of the Year Book Tag, created by ingenious Ariel Bessett, make sure to check out her video!
1 – Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I should have asked myself this question a few months ago when I had 3 or 4 books on my GoodReads shelf that I’ve started but had no desire to finish. Today, I have one of those books left. That’s «David Mogo, Godhunter» by Suyi Davies Okungbowa. As much as I like the blurb of this book, it’s been very difficult to get into the story, because of all the foreign words. And frankly, I have no desire to finish it.
To give this book a fair chance, I’d like to try it again, maybe even from the beginning, because I’m not that far into it anyway.
2 – Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Yes! «Little Women» by Louisa May Alcott. The movie adaptation with Emma Watson is coming out this Christmas and I know I’ll want to watch it as soon as it’s out!
3 – Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
My most anticipated book of this year was the third and final installment in the Bear and the Nightingale trilogy (spoiler: I still haven’t read it!) that came out earlier this year. I’m sure there still will be books I’m interested in but nothing major.
You can check my November Most Anticipated Releases to see what books I’m interested to read this month.
4 – What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Three???? More like thirty-three!
I have a HUGE list of books that I’d love to finish still this year, mainly the ARCs and final books in the series. But there are also a bunch of books I wanted to read this Autumn that I haven’t had a chance yet, like «Dracula», «The Goldfinch» and «Wicked Saints».
There will be a separate post about all of the books I want to read this year this week, so stay tuned!
5 – Is there a book you think could shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
I just received in the post the two books by Ruta Sepetys – «Salt to the Sea» and «Between Shades of Gray». I’m sure both of them will become my favorite books (when I read them).
6 – Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
Of course! 🙂 The organizer in me is thriving during this time of the year. This is when I finally get to make new plans – reading, blogging, and life plans in general.
2020 will be a very busy year for me, at least the first part of it, so I might actually reduce my GoodReads goal, I haven’t decided on that yet.
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR END OF THE YEAR TO-DO LIST YET? ARE YOU PLANNING TO?
Let me know in the comments below!