Hello! Today is a teacher grading day for me, so I don’t have school which is really really nice. I’m making the most of all the time off by doing this blog post, and also diving back into bookstagram. I haven’t posted there in over a month, but I’ve been working on a more wintry theme the past couple days that I’m really excited about.
My first post is going up in just a little bit, but right now you can see a little sneak peak of the new theme in the featured image at the top of this post!
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Yep! Right now, I’m in the middle of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The Night Circus by Erin Morgensen, Bloody Spade by Brittany M Willows, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi and Aria’s Traveling Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin.
I’m currently in the middle of all five, but I’m really close to the end of both The Song of Achilles and The Night Circus. The other three I’m confident that I can finish by the end of the year.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
We’re kind of already past autumn, but I do have a more wintry book that I’m planning on reading before the end of the year: The Matzah Ball, by Jean Meltzer! I’ve wanted to read it since it came out, and I got a copy a couple days ago. I’m really excited for it!
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
Actually, yes! There were only four December releases that I was waiting for, and I’d already read one. You can read my full list here, but the book that I’m most excited for is Here’s To Us, by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. Here’s To Us is the sequel to What if It’s Us, which I read earlier this year and loved.
Because Here’s To Us comes out on the 28th, I doubt that I’ll read it before the end of the year but I do plan on reading it pretty soon, hopefully in January or February!
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Three books I want to read by the end of the year are Heartstopper volume 3, by Alice Oseman, Daughter of the Deep, by Rick Riordan and Jade Fire Gold, by June CL Tan.
I recently read the first two Heartstopper books and loved them, and I really want to read the third and maybe even the fourth in December!
I also really want to read Daughter of the Deep, Rick Riordan’s newest book. It came out in October, but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’m hoping to get to it soon, in the next couple of weeks.
Jade Fire Gold is another book that I’ve been excited about for months, and I can’t wait to read it. I’m so excited for it, and I know I’m going to love it.
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
Yes, definitely! I think that both Jade Fire Gold and Daughter of the Deep have the potential to become my favorite book of the year, and I’m really excited to read them both and find out!
Have you started making reading plans for 2021?
I have! Last year, I tried a lot of different things with my reading; for a few months, I set TBRs of exactly ten books, to try and give myself manageable goals. That really didn’t work out. For a few months, I didn’t set TBRs at all, but that just made it hard for me to stay organized with my reading.
I think that in 2022, I’m going to try and do more of what I did in 2020 with how I structure my reading. I’m gonna set TBRs of books that I need to read, and then maybe with a couple that I want to read.
I’m also going to set a much more manageable reading goal, one that I won’t be stressing out over reaching like I have this year. I’m not sure exactly what that will be yet, but I’ll figure it out.
I’m not tagging anyone for this one, but if you want to do the tag you definitely should! It was a great way for me to think about my reading plans for the rest of the year, and it’s made me even more excited for the books I’m planning on reading in the rest of December!
I’m also realizing that I have a lot to do to prepare for my reading and blogging in 2022. It’s crazy to me that it’s almost the end of this year, and I feel like 2021 has gone by so fast!
3 thoughts on “The End of Year Book Tag – 2021 edition”
The only books you’ve mentioned that I’ve read myself are Song of Achilles and Night Circus, so I hope you’re enjoying those final pages of both of them! I don’t do particularly well with set TBRs, because I’m such a mood reader, but I would like to do continue doing my celebrity reading experiments last year. I’ve really enjoyed doing the 4 posts I managed to get out in 2021.
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I finished both, and really loved them! And yeah, TBRs work well for some people, and really don’t for others, so it’s great you know what works for you.
That’s awesome you’ve loved doing those posts!!
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