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End of the Year 2018 Book Tag

My goodness this year has flown by fast, we’re already almost halfway through December! I didn’t realize until I started seeing the end of the year book tags start rolling out, so I figured I should write one as well. I spotted this tag on Reader Voracious, Kaleena has a wonderful blog that you all should check out!


ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU STARTED THIS YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH?


There are quite a lot of books that I put back on my shelf, mostly due to reading slumps and library due dates. I got to around the halfway mark for these books and so I want to make it a goal to finish them in next year. I don’t feel that I can get back to them before the end of 2018, I have a hard time picking books back up that I have put down for long periods of time. Not sure what it is, I kind of forget what was going on in the story and lose the feeling of immersion, and it makes for a less pleasant read. There are more than the ones that I listed here, but these are the books that I got a couple of chapters into.
• Flying in Place by Susan Palwick
• Little Beast by Julie Demers
• Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis by Yoshikazu Takeuchi
• Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
• The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit
• The Outsider by Stephen King
• The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kapur
• The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn


IS THERE A NEW RELEASE YOU’RE STILL WAITING FOR?


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, naturally. This has been one of the most hyped books of the year and I have yet to pick it up. I had checked it out at the library and had only gotten a few chapters in before I had to return it and I really regret not having more time to read when I checked it out. The few chapters I read I absolutely loved and I know it’s a book series I’m going to adore!


WHAT ARE THREE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?


Well, I’m looking to knock out four more books to meet my Goodreads goal of 70. I have a few short books on my list to read, but my three priorities are as follows:
• In The House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt
• Honeybee by Trista Mateer
• Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel García Márquez


DO YOU HAVE AN AUTUMNAL BOOK TO TRANSITION INTO THE END OF THE YEAR?


This is a tough one, as I don’t have any books currently on my TBR that screams fall or winter. Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata is my choice because of the concept. I really like as a good book to end the year with, the idea of change coming in 2019. It’s a brand new poetry ARC that will be released in January that I was lucky enough to snag a review copy for from NetGalley. This year has been a big year of poetry for me, so it’s only fitting that I go out with a poetry book.


IS THERE A BOOK YOU THINK COULD STILL SHOCK YOU AND BECOME YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR?


I think I’ve already chosen my favorite for this year, but I’m really excited to dive into In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt. It sounds like everything I want in a book and the cover is to die for. I’ve only read the first few chapters and the writing is exquisite, so hopefully it blows me away as I get into the story.


HAVE YOU ALREADY STARTED MAKING READING PLANS FOR 2019?

Of course! What reader hasn’t? I’m not sure how many books I’m going to set for my goal next year as I have struggled to keep up with my reading for most of this year. I might go with a reasonable 35 and add more if I find myself ahead of schedule.


My Tags

My tags are of course for any of you that is reading this and you would like to do this tag for your own blog! Consider yourself tagged!

8 Comments

  1. In the House in the Dark of the Woods looks so interesting! I’ll have to add that one to my TBR! Lovely post

    1. Thank you Aurora! The premise definitely caught my attention, here’s to hoping that I can finish it this year!

  2. Aww thank you for linking back to my blog, Jamie! Loved reading your answers and I genuinely hope you get read Children of Blood and Bone soon… it is so good!
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    1. Of course Kaleena, I love your posts! I’m so excited to finally get to Children of Blood and Bone, I may make it an early Spring read for me next year!

  3. Due dates are the worst! lol I started to read The Haunting of Hill House because I love the movie remake and the Netflix series. I knew the Netflix series was very loosely based, but I wanted to get a refresher. It was great but I have just been mentally toast by the end of the night, didn’t get far, and clearly someone else had the idea and requested it from the library.

    My goals is to finish some books I started this year, and then go through my list of saved books on my libraries app. There are so many it has become hard to choose. So lots of graphic novels probably lol
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    1. Haha that’s fair! I’m thinking about going through my backlog of graphic novels after finals to finish up my goal this year. ^^;

      Hill House is so good! I’ve been hesitating to watch the series since I know I’m so attached to the book. You shouldn’t definitely pick it up again when you get the chance!

  4. Great post! I hope you get around to finishing The Mother of All Questions, I love that collection. I’m also hyped to read Children of Blood and Bone though I’ve read mixed reviews of it, and I’d be curious to hear what you think of the Sun and Her Flowers, as I loved Milk and Honey. Wonderful diversity in these lists, looking forward to your future posts. 🙂
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    1. Thank you Thomas! I read the first few poems in The Sun and Her Flowers and it is just as great as Milk and Honey, that’s one I need to remember to get to soon. As for The Mother of All Questions, I think I got to the halfway mark and I was enjoying it, was just unfortunate that it was a library book so it was cut short, I really struggled last year to finish books. I read Men Explain Things to Me in 2017 and had really mixed feelings with it. Her writing is superb, but some of her ideas in that one were dated – namely the lack of intersectionality between race, sexuality, and gender.

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