It’s almost the end of the year! Which is both terrifying and exciting. Because next year is going to be amazing (I booked my first real vacation as an adult human, which I cannot wait for), but I have so many things I need to finish before 2020. Since it is almost the end of the year, but still early enough for me to get more things done, I thought I’d do the End of the Year Book Tag again! I haven’t seen it around much this year, but I did do it last year – check out that post here – and it seemed like maybe a good idea. Hopefully it doesn’t give me more anxiety about the books I still need to read.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
There is one book that I started months ago and really need to finish: The Tyrannosaur Chronicles by David Hone. I read The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs earlier this year and became a little bit obsessed with dinosaurs. And, in particular, tyrannosaurs. So I thought this book would be interesting. And it’s just kind of okay. Nothing exciting or really that new to me. But I’m determined. (I think I might actually try to finish it in the next week or so to fit it in for Nonfiction November.)
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I’m currently reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, which feels very autumn-appropriate. I am also planning on reading The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah, because historical fiction always feels like autumn to me. And I might try and read a cozy mystery. Just for fun.
Is there a new release that you’re still waiting for?
Honestly, there aren’t any more 2019 releases I’m in a hurry to pick up. 2020 on the other hand… But seriously, I bought a lot of books this year already, and I’m enjoying reading some of the backlist books from my stash.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
There are definitely more than three, but the three I definitely want to get to are: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (I have to reread it for book club, and I’m very excited), and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (because it’s been calling to me from the shelves).
Is there a book you think could still shock you & become a favorite of the year?
There’s always that chance. I’m pretty sure I’m going to love The Starless Sea because it’s amazing so far. And The Nightingale was on my five-star predictions list, so it wouldn’t be a shock. Maybe The God Game by Danny Tobey. It comes out early January, so I want to finish it before then. I don’t know much about it, but it sounds exciting!
Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?
Yes, because I am a huge planner. I’ve even started planning what I want to read on my vacation in February (twenty-six hours on a plane is plenty of time to finish a book or three).
If you want to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged! Or, leave your answers to the questions in the comments.
What’s one book you really want to finish before 2019 is over?