The End of the Year Book Tag 2020

 

Seeing as there’s only one month left in this extremely long year, I figured it was about time I did The End of the Year Book Tag! I hope to do this tag in future years too as a way to reflect on my reads over time. Hopefully, it’ll be really fun to look back on what I read each year and if I actually accomplished my reading goals!

 

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

Mexican Gothic

As I’m posting this quite late, I have to reflect in order to answer this. I don’t really think I had an autumnal book transition. In a way, I guess I could count Mexican Gothic, as it was a horror novel, so felt like a Halloween/autumnal read. However, I can’t recall when the novel actually took place, so it may be a bit of a stretch.  But truly, I started reading East, a very wintery novel, right smack dab in the middle of fall, even though I hate winter.

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

Truthfully, I think all of my most anticipated releases for this year are already published, I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. I know, what a shocker.

I am personally very excited for next year and for the release of the next Witchlands novel, though. I’m also looking forward to A Court of Silver Flames, even though I think the cover is hideous and I’m forever salty that it doesn’t match the rest of the series already in my collection.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
The Burning God
Spellbreaker

Gosh, I’m really hoping to finish The Burning God before the end of the year. I’m having so much trouble making progress in it and I don’t know why. Normally, I’ve read several books in the amount of time it’s taken me to get to 30% of The Burning God.

I’d also really like to read Among the Beasts and Briars, just because it sounds like such a fun read. And I’m also looking forward to reading Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg, because I’ve enjoyed a lot of her other works and this one sounds promising and entertaining as well. I could really use a fun read after The Burning God.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Kune

Gosh, I’ve read so many awesome books this year. I feel like the novel that already fits this bill was The House in the Cerulean Sea.  I really wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did and it kind of knocked my socks off.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

Man, I have goals for reading next year, but will I actually meet them? Only time will tell. Most of my reading plans for next year are more lofty goals than actual plans, and involve finally reading series I have on my shelves and have wanted to read or to reread for a while.

After reading The Guinevere Deception and The Camelot Betrayal I have the strong desire to return to Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy, which includes The Hollow Hills, The Crystal Cave, etc. I also want to revisit The Once and Future King. 

 

But there are so many other series I’d like to make progress in. I’d truly like to continue making headway in The Wheel of Time series. I think I should be on Book 3 out of like 14 or something. And I’d also like to reread the first two entries in The Stormlight Archive, as well as to finally read Oathbringer and Rhythm of War. I also hope to one day return to The Witcher series, to read Robin Hobb’s Farseer series, and to read Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series. I also hope to read The Shannara Chronicles one of these years, as I own them, and really loved the dumpster fire of the TV show.

crown of feathers

Realistically, I will probably reread and review the entries of The Witchlands series that I didn’t get around to reviewing the last time, before I read Witchshadow. I also really want to read The Crown of Feathers series.

Regardless, I’m going to be a very busy reader.

 

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I figure everyone else has already completed The End of the Year Book Tag, but on the off chance you haven’t, feel free to  consider yourself tagged by me!

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Posted December 4, 2020 in Book Reviews, Tags

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