End of the Year Book Tag


I first saw this tag on Thrice Read and they pointed back to Katelyn @ From Cover to Cover, and she pointed back to the original source of YouTuber Ariel Bessett. So, in just one sentence you have two blogs to check out and a fantastic YouTube channel! Win!

Question 1: Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I had several DNF books this year, but I have no interest in going back to any of them. Right now I have two behemoth’s started that I know I won’t finish this year, but that’s typical for me so no rush on those either. So, I guess the answer is nope.

Question 2: Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

This past autumn I informally decided that, much like I try to read one Wodehouse in the summer, I would try to read one book by Honoré de Balzac each fall. I’ve not yet picked a “winter-must-read” author. Any recommendations?

Question 3: Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Can’t wait to get a copy of Winter by Ali Smith. I believe it comes out state-side in January 2018….so close, yet so far away!!!

Question 4: What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Room by Emma Donoghue – a recommended book by my sister, and I’d like to return it to her at Christmas. Fingers crossed!

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan – I’ve had this book for months now and really want to get into it!

Miracles by Eric Metaxas – that time when your library’s recommendation table has a book you had never heard of but make an impulse-read decision to start reading it even though your current tbr pile is threatening to bury you. Currently reading this one. And then the other two…really…I’m going to do it this time…

Question 5: Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book this year?

Salt Houses and Room are both possible surprise favorites. I’ve heard mixed reviews about Salt Houses, and I’ve heard glowing recommendations for Room but I’m just not sure the subject is going to be one I’ll get into.

Question 6: Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Yep. Something about this time of year brings out the goal-setting mindset. I didn’t set a goal for quantity this year and ended up reading over 100 so I think I’m going to be intentionally ambiguous about the number of books I want to read. But, I do plan on reviving my Bingo Boards and picking another theme to focus on (going regional this year, but more on that in January). My re-reading plans for this year completely collapsed, but I’m okay with that. Still, I may pick one or two re-reads to try in 2018, and I’d like to try to make 3-5 biographies in my 2018 reading year. What a hodgepodge of plans?! It keeps it interesting though!


What about you? Two weeks left in the year? Any big reading plans? If you want to tackle these questions, go for it!



6 Responses to “End of the Year Book Tag”

  1. ParentingIsFunny

    Oh my goodness, Miracles! That was on my tbr (mentally) but then fell off it (because I forgot about it). I did read 7 Men and the Secret of their Greatness by him. It was quite interesting. There’s also 7 Women, etc. that I need to read now. Ah goodness. Too many books too little time!

  2. Carrie Rubin

    I met my Goodreads goal of 50 books in 2017, but now I’m slowing down. I’ve been reading Little Big Lies for my book club for what seems like forever now. I like it, but I can’t really relate to the snarky mom thing. Guess I was lucky to be surrounded by wonderful parents at my kids’ school. Or maybe as an introvert, I tuned it all out. 😁


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