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Hey, guys! The #EndOfTheYearTag is going around, and I want to participate!
I first heard about the tag from Ariel Bissett (you can watch her do the tag here). I love Ariel's videos, so if you aren't already subscribed, I recommend you do!
Let's jump into the questions!
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Probably a bunch. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, for sure. I started TD in the spring, but I wasn't the biggest fan of the characters. I also compared it to the Charlotte Holmes series too closely which made it kind of a letdown. But I have hope that the series will be good overall, and I would like to finish reading TD before the end of the year.
Also, I am Sorry to Think I have Raised a Timid Son by Kent Russell which I've been talking about for months at this point. It's truly a well written book full of essays on topics I've never read about before (like Juggalos and people who are developing a resistance to snake venom?) As well as vulnerable looks at his family and childhood which I find so relatable.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Little Women has been that book for me recently. It's funny, heart warming, and pretty long so it's the perfect book to get me through the cloudy evenings of autumn. I can't wait for the movie coming out at Christmas!
Is there a new release you're still waiting for?
I don't think so! I was excited for Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, but it came out in October. Now, I'm researching 2020 releases to see what I might want to pick up for next year. I know Brittany Cavallaro has a book called Muse coming out next year, so I'm definitely keeping my eyes peeled for a release date on that! I'd love to read more recent-releases in 2020.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Not counting the books that I'm already in the middle of, I'd love to read Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen, and A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. That's ambitious since I'm already in the middle of so many books, but maybe it'll happen!
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
I think A Little Life is going to blow me away. I like all the books it is compared to, and I've heard it's poetic, dark, and haunting which is right up my alley. I also did not expect to like Little Women as much as I have, but so far I adore the characters. Who Knows what other favorites might fall into my lap before the end of the year.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?
It's crossed my mind, but I don't have a concrete plan yet! I didn't do a GoodReads challenger this year, and I don't want to do one next year either. But maybe I could create a challenge for myself or borrow someone else's? I'm thinking maybe a classic every other month or reading more children's books since that's something I missed out on as a kid? I know Gretchen Rubin has a list of children's books she recommends, so maybe I'll tackle that!
That's it, that's the tag! If any of you have done the End of the Year Tag, I'd love for you to link it below! Blog posts, youtube channels, or instagrams, whatever you've got, drop the link!
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