The End of the Year Book Tag – 2018

Created by Ariel Bissett

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

There are three that I have started and keep putting down for some reason. Star Force: Lost Destiny by Aer-ki Jyr, A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I find them really interesting but I just have no push to finish them. I’ll probably hop to before the end of the month since I prefer starting a new year with a clean slate.

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

Not that I am aware of. I don’t really do ‘seasonal’ reading, and hardly ever pay attention to that sort of thing when picking books out. 

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

I don’t really pick up new releases as they come out but there are a couple that I definitely want to grab at some point! The first is Broken Lands by Johnathan Maberry, this is the first book in a new series set in the same world as his Rot & Ruin series. I haven’t actually finished that series, but I do adore what I have read so I’m excited to see him returning to the YA portion of it. The second is Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Synder. Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets and those planets are being targetted by something and the main character wants to find out why. Archaeology, thrilling mystery, and space? Count me in!

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Besides the three that I need to finish off, I’d love to get to: From a Certain Point of View, the Dec pick for the #StarWarsBuddyRead on Litsy. Firestarter by Stephen King, last month’s pick for #LosersClub on Litsy. Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, I doubt I will get to this one but I would love to dive into the Targaryen history sometime soon.

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

Not likely. Most of the books I have lined up don’t have much of a chance against such giants as Contact by Carl Sagan, His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik, and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. 

Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?

Kind of, but nothing completely concrete for much of it. I have review titles to tackle for the beginning months of 2019. I am also playing with the idea of joining in on Feminist February if it occurs next year. I’ll also be joining in on SciFi Month in November next year! There are also three readathons I am joining in: OWLS, NEWTS, and Dewey’s 24 Hour readathon. Let me know if there are any other readathons or themed months out there that I should check out! All the links are to 2018’s annoucment posts. 

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4 Responses to The End of the Year Book Tag – 2018

  1. Good luck with your plans! I’m hopefully going to be participating in Dewey’s, too. That’s the only readathon I try to participate in every year.

  2. Hi Michelle, you were the winner for my book giveaway. Please send me your address to evanescentthoughts@yahoo.com so that I can order your book. Thanks 🙂

  3. The SciFi month being November kills me because all I want to read in November is Fantasy. 😝

    Long Way was my top book either last year, or the year before. I couldn’t love that book more. 💛✨

    I hope you succeed at finishing those three book so you can start with a clean slate in 2019. 👍

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