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Hello Hello! How are you all?
I’m back with another little tag on my blog, I’ve really been enjoying doing these over the past weeks and I’ll have to do a better job catching up with some older tags as soon as I can! I hope you all had a nice weekend and are all getting ready and excited for Christmas!!
The lovely Fiona from Fi’s Bibliofiles kindly tagged me in the End of the Year Book Tag, thank you so much! You really have to go check out her blog because it is fantastic, with a beautiful design and great content! Here is her post if you are interested in reading her answers! This tag was first created by Ariel Bissett and you can find it here!
On to the questions!
ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU STARTED THIS YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH?
Oh, I have the same book on my list as Fiona! I started To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini last month I think and so far have been really enjoying it, but it is CHUNKY and I’m so very busy at the moment. I would like to finish it so I can tick that off the list and publish my review because I already have a lot of thoughts!
I have actually started too many books this year and I just couldn’t name them all because a) I’m not sure I remember each one and b) it’s very embarrassing. But I think I’ll have to add Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien to this list. I’m currently reading it with Noly for the Hype-A-Thon Readathon and I’m hoping we can get through it before the end of the year!
IS THERE A NEW RELEASE YOU’RE STILL WAITING FOR?
I have been thinking over this question for quite a few minutes and I’m really not sure. The book that I have in mind though is Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff. At the start of the year, while I was making my list of most anticipated 2020 books, I saw this and immediately added it to my list because I love vampires and I like Jay Kristoff’s writing. I’m pretty sure that this has been pushed back to publish in September 2021 because of the current world situation, so I suppose I’m still waiting for it and will be waiting a while BUT, I’m sure it’ll be worth it!!
WHAT ARE THREE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?
YIKES! The end of the year is in 10 days so I don’t know that I can read 3 books in that time, but I have some books on my December TBR that I have to get to.
The first one is Finding Love at the Christmas Market by Jo Thomas which is not my usual kind of book at ALL, but I read her (debut, I think?) over the summer and it was so good and I was just very surprised by how accurate her portrayal of France was. So, when I got an email inviting me to read her next book, I couldn’t turn it down. This is going to be a short read so I’ll be reading it over Christmas hopefully!
At the end of the month, I’m on the blog tour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads for A Sparrow Alone by Mim Eichmann. This is historical fiction so very much up my alley and it is supposed to portray the start of the fight for women’s rights and if that doesn’t sound good, I don’t know what does. I’ll be getting to this soon and my review will be up on the 28th of December.
And finally, this isn’t on my December TBR, BUT, I’ve got a review planned for it at the start of January and I’m hoping to squeeeeeeze it in. I loved Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez that I read at the start of the year and I nearly cried when I got approved for Written in Starlight on NetGalley. I still have no idea how that happened, but I’m thanking my lucky stars! I’m very excited about this one and I’m sure it’s going to be just as magical as her first book. Also, let’s just sit and appreciate that cover for a few minutes!
IS THERE A BOOK YOU THINK COULD STILL SHOCK YOU AND BECOME YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR?
I nearly said “no”, because I’ve already found it, but then I thought of ALL the books on my bedside table that I have started reading and not finished yet and I thought “wow, there are loads that could totally smack me in the face”. So, I’m naming: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. But it all depends if I can finish them. I’ve gotten a good chunk through each of these and I’m already in love, so I’m hoping that these feelings continue!
HAVE YOU ALREADY STARTED MAKING READING PLANS FOR 2021?
Yes, I have! I have decided that I’m going to try my VERY best at completing the 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge. I have participated in it for 3 years in a row and not come anywhere near finishing it, so next year I’m giving it my best shot. I had a few other book challenges on the go this year, but I’ve not accomplished them at all so I’ll just concentrate on the one next year.
I have also decided to set up Ellie’s TBR Game in which I will pick books to read every month, but all the information concerning that will be in a post in a few days, so keep an eye out for that post! The books have already been chosen for January by my fiancé, and I’m very excited to get to them!!
I’m tagging …
If I haven’t tagged you but you would like to do this tag, please feel free to do so and link back here so I can read all your answers. And as usual, if you have been tagged but don’t want to do this post, no pressure whatsoever!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, see you soon, stay safe,