I feel like doing a book tag, so here’s one.
The End of Year Book Tag was created by booktuber Ariel Bissett. I did it before back in 2017 and thought to do it again because the questions are great for this time of year.
ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU STARTED THIS YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH?
I know, it’s a lot. I started these 7 books and have yet to complete them. I’m dragging my feet on a few and it seems that I’ve totally lost interest in some, unfortunately. The only one I know for sure I’ll complete is Tikka Chance on Me. It’s a romance novella.
DO YOU HAVE AN AUTUMNAL BOOK TO TRANSITION INTO THE END OF THE YEAR?
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
I think I did so with Mexican Gothic, which I read at the right time back in October when the leaves started to change and a bit of chill began to flow on the wind. I enjoyed the story. It’s a historical fiction, horror novel with lots of gothic influences set in Mexico about a young woman trying to find out what ails her cousin and the mystery surrounding her cousin’s husband’s family.
IS THERE A NEW RELEASE YOU’RE STILL WAITING FOR?
The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Well, Waggoner’s book won’t be out until January, but I’m anticipating it nevertheless. I enjoyed her first novel Unnatural Magic, which is about a young woman who leaves her restrictive country for a new place where she can learn magic and gets caught up in a murder investigation involving trolls while there.
I’d also like to get a copy of Transcendent Kingdom, but I hate hardbacks, so I’m holding out for the paperback.
WHAT ARE THREE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?
The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Golden Compass has been on my TBR ever since I got a copy of the book. I’d like to finally read it. And I recently completed the audiobooks of the novels that precede Isle of Blood and Paladin of Souls in their respective series, so I’d like to read those two to continue.
IS THERE A BOOK YOU THINK COULD STILL SHOCK YOU AND BECOME YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR?
RENEGADE’S MAGIC BY ROBIN HOBB
It’s the third and last book in her Soldier Son trilogy, a fantasy series about a young man who believes he’s destined to become a soldier but gets caught up in some magic dealings instead. I loved the first book, thought the second one was good, and am not really feeling this one. I just don’t like the protagonist. But, it’s a Robin Hobb book, so there’s high potential that it might surprise me by the end.
HAVE YOU ALREADY STARTED MAKING READING PLANS FOR 2021?
Umm… no, not really.