End of the Year Book Tag 2023

The End of the Year Book Tag - 2023 - Blogging with Dragons

 

Hi, and welcome to my 2023 edition of the End of the Year Book Tag. This tag was originally created by Ariel Bisset over on YouTube and it’s something I like to do every year to look back on my year in reading. As I said in my End of the Year Gaming Tag, 2023 was a rough year for me, with about half of the year dedicated to preparing to sell our home, packing up our place, actually selling it, trying to find and buy a new home in a new state, and then moving multiple times until the sale goes through. With that in mind, I did not get a whole lot of reading, gaming, or much of anything else accomplished this year. So despite setting my Goodreads Challenge low for 2023, I’m still struggling to cram enough books into the month of December to reach it. 

 

But I’ll let the tag questions and answers speak for themselves 🙂



 

The Tag

Are there any books you started this year that you still need to finish?

Right now, I’m about halfway through finishing City of Stardust.

Do You Have An Autumnal Book To Transition Into The End Of The Year?

I read The Witchwood Knot, Tonight, I Burn, and Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries  in October. They were the perfect autumnal reads.

 

Have You Completed Your Goodreads Challenge?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not yet. But technically, there’s still hope. I’m only 2 books behind schedule and need to read a total of 5 more books. However, if I end up moving again by the end of the month, I’m not sure I’m that delusional hopeful.

 

Is There A New Release You’re Still Waiting For?

Seeing as I’ve waited until the last possible minute of 2023 to do this tag, as always, I don’t think so.

 

What Are Three Books You Want To Read Before The End Of The Year?

City of Stardust, Defiant, The Starling House

 

Is There A Book You Think Could Still Shock You And Become Your Favorite Book Of The Year?

It is going to be hard for anything to top Godkiller, but I suppose any of the books from the above question could. 

 

Bonus: Did I read the books I listed in my 2022 End of Year Book Tag?

Yes and no. I did not get back into rereading and catching up with The Stormlight Archive, but I did read two of Brandon Sanderson’s Kickstarter novels, Tress of the Emerald Sea and A Frugal  Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England (though I did not finish the latter, regrettably).

 

Have You Already Started Making Reading Plans For 2024?

There were some books that I did not get to read this year, due to having to pack up my entire library, such as The Warden, The Surviving Sky, and Yumi and the Nightmare Painter, so I hope to prioritize those next year. But I will have an entire post dedicated to my most anticipated new releases of 2024 coming soon, so watch for that before the end of the year.

 

 

Questions: 

Are there any books you started this year that you still need to finish? 

Do You Have An Autumnal Book To Transition Into The End Of The Year?

Have You Completed Your Goodreads Challenge?

Is There A New Release You’re Still Waiting For?

What Are Three Books You Want To Read Before The End Of The Year?

Is There A Book You Think Could Still Shock You And Become Your Favorite Book Of The Year?

Bonus: Did I read the books I listed in my 2022 End of Year Book Tag?

Have You Already Started Making Reading Plans For 2023?

 

 

I know what a busy time of year this is, so I don’t want to tag anyone specific for fear of adding any pressure, but if you’re reading this and feel like doing the tag, consider yourself tagged by me! I hope everyone has a fantastic rest of the year, holidays and all, and a wonderful 2024.

 

Divider
The End of the Year Book Tag - 2023 - Blogging with Dragons

Posted December 11, 2023 in Book Reviews, Tags

Tags: , , ,

6 responses to “End of the Year Book Tag 2023

    • I actually went back and forth on that one myself quite a bit because the early reviews seemed very conflicting. I know some people said they didn’t like the writing style or felt like it was on the slower side, but I actually was hooked from the first page and I think it’s very intriguing and unique. I am glad I went for it! I hope that helps with your decision 🙂

  1. Emily Wilde is a great transition book! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Godkiller so much. It’s still on my TBR and I’m a little intimidated by all the hype but I’m also very excited to check it out! I hope you continue enjoying your 2023 reads and maybe even find a new favourite ?

    • Ah, I totally understand that. It is always very polarizing if you don’t like a book that it seems everyone else in the world likes. I hope you really enjoy Godkiller when you get around to it! And that the rest of your reads in 2023 (and the beginning of 2024) are great!

Geek Out:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.