As I sit down to answer this book tag, more than half of November is already over. These last few weeks seem to have flown by. I think part of this feeling is because I spent two weeks of my life–October into November–in a blur of sickness. So I feel like it should still be early November! But time marches on, whether we’re ready or not, and there’s no shortage of fun book tags.
Chris at Biblio Nerd Reflections tagged me in this end of the year book tag. I’m not sure where it originated, but I’m happy to link back to the creator if anyone knows who it is!
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I should try to finish my physical ARC of THE STARS UNDYING by Emery Robin. But it put me into the early stages of a reading slump, so I decided to save it for later. I do want to finish it because it’s my first physical ARC, so it’s a special moment for me. But the storytelling style isn’t what I expected.
I also have a nonfiction book I started that I haven’t picked up in a while that I’d like to finish. It’s more of a background read at the moment, though. So no promises on finishing WHAT’S THE T? this year.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
Ha, no. I don’t typically pick my books based on the season. I made my first exception to that this year for October, when I read a few Halloween-ish books.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
There isn’t a specific new release I’m waiting for in 2022. I finished all of my digital ARCs for this year, so now I’m focusing on BBNYA books and mood reading.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
I still have two BBNYA finalist assignments to read, which are due in about a month. I can’t say what those are. Aside from those two books, I want to finish the His Dark Materials trilogy. I’ve read THE GOLDEN COMPASS twice, but have yet to read the other two books: THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS.
If I can get around to reading MIDNIGHT IN EVERWOOD by Mia Kuzniar, then that makes three. I bought it last winter from Blackwell’s, I think, and it fell victim to my huge TBR list.
Is there a book you think that could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Honestly, no, I don’t think there are any books left on my November and December reading lists that will become my favorite book of 2022. But since I hope to have some time for mood reading through December, there is certainly a possibility.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2023?
In terms of ARC books, yes, absolutely. I already have six approvals for 2023, though I haven’t yet started any. (I plan to be more selective in my requests in 2023 because I want to read more of my backlist books.) All but one hit shelves in the first quarter of the year, so here are those titles.
- STARDUST IN THEIR VEINS by Laura Sebastian (February 7, 2023)
- BOOKWORM by Robin Yeatman (February 14, 2023)
- THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER by H.G. Parry (February 28, 2023)
- THE FOXGLOVE KING by Hannah Whitten (March 7, 2023)
- THE DANCE TREE by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (March 14, 2023)
I feel like I’m one of the last to do this End of the Year Book Tag, but regardless, I tag:
If you’ve already done this, obviously ignore it! Also, if you’re interested in participating but I didn’t tag you, of course hop in and tag yourself!