I saw a few blog posts and a bunch of YouTube videos doing this tag and I thought I would join in! There’s so many books I want to get to and I’ve recently increased by Goodreads challenge to 90 (secretly aiming for 100) and it would be super cool to reach that. I believe this tag was created by Ariel Bissett but please correct me if I’m wrong.
Let’s get on to the questions!
One. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Yes. I am really good at picking up books, getting 10-20% of the way through, then buying a new book and starting that one instead. Books that are on my currently reading shelf on Goodreads that I would like to finish this year are:
- Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
- Legendary by Stephanie Garber
- Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas
- Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami
Two. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I don’t really read seasonally. I used to save thrillers and mysteries for the fall time but now I find I am reading those genres at any point in the year. They are so engaging and quick to read. However, I guess I can still say that thrillers would be my “autumnal book” as a lot of new releases come out during that time.
Three. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
I admit, I’m not really up to date with release dates for books coming out in the next 8 weeks. Some that come to mind are:
- The Wives by Tarryn Fischer (expected publication – December 30th, 2019)
- Regretting You by Colleen Hoover (expected publication – December 10th, 2019)
Four. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
- Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
- Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
Five. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
I still haven’t decided what my favourite book of the year is or even have a top 10. If I had to pick I would say Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I have heard mixed reviews since it came out. People are either underwhelmed by it or completely blown away. When I went to purchase the book the cashier said that the book was “messed up”. I’m hoping I fall into the category of folks that loved it!
Six. Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?
Kind of! Halfway through this year I made a shelf on my Goodreads called own-and-need-to-read-tbr. I scanned every book I own (scoured my Kindle & Kobo too!) and added to that shelf so I can see how many unread books I own. It’s currently at 39 books (still need to add some recent purchases) which I am quite pleased with. I really thought it was going to be much higher. Anyways, I digress. I want to get that number down even lower!
Also, I want to participate in more read-a-thons throughout the year and do some weekly reading challenges that I find on BookTube.
What’s one book you want to complete by the end of the year?