I did this book tag last year, but seeing as the questions are ones that can be repeated with different answers, I thought I’d do it again, and possibly every year from now on! 🙂 If you’d like to join in please do, just make your own post, tag me and let me know where your answers are so I can read them too and we can compare, or just leave your answers in the comments below 🙂 Let’s get started…
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I’m currently reading my last BBNYA (Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Awards) book as I type this (although I would have finished by the time you’re reading this). I’ve also got another book for a blog tour coming up before the end of the year and quite a few books I still want to finish as I’ve gotten quite behind with a lot of books I’ve promise to review. As many of you know I had some problems at the start of the year, both health related and also the passing of my grandma and other people in my family getting sick. It affected me big time and now I’ve got too many books still to read, but I’m hoping to blitz through as many of them as I can as we’re having a bit of a quiet Christmas this year.
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I think this tag is supposed to be done earlier in the year, lol. I’ve not got any specific autumnal books to read. I do have a couple of Christmas books off netgalley though, plus one a won last year, does that count?
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
The Beast and the Bethany: Revenge of the Beast by Jack Meggitt-Phillips is one book I’m so keen to read. A book tour was announced on which I so hope I can be on and get the chance to read the book, hopefully before Christmas but I don’t know yet if it will happpen as there were some issues with the tour.
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
There are too many books I wish I could read before the year ends. Basically anything that I’ve got on my tbr. But I’d love to read Lies My Memory Told Me by Sacha Wunsch, Oddity by Eli Brown and Call the Midwife: A Labour of Love by Stephen McGann before the year ends officially. The real question shouldn’t be which books I want to read but WILL I manage to read these books before the end of the year? 🤔 🙂
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
Erm…Anything can shock me and become a favourite, it depends on what I’m reading, but I often pick books to read based on my mood so I don’t know what book I might pick up that will shock me. I’d like to think that the book I just mentioned Lies My Memory Told Me might be a shocker as I love a good psychological story!
Have you already started making reading plans for 2022?
I’ve already signed up to four blog tours across January and February which is my maximum, two a month at most unless the books are huge. I want to pace myself this year and won’t take on more books than I can handle – a useful skill I’ve recently aquired and one which I think a lot of us book bloggers don’t have at all – and I never used to have until recently, lol😅). This will give me more time to read non-blog tour books in between and accommodate the odd extra tour that I might really want to take up. Apart from that I’m still a big mood reader but will be trying to tackle my tbr pile of books, especially any that I’ve failed to read this year due to earlier personal issues I’ve explained above.
5 Books I want to read in 2022
So many already on my list but here are five I really do want to read:
- Season of Secrets by Sally Nicholls – I just saw the cover of this children’s book on NetGalley and thought it looks super interesting (and a little bit creepy if I’m honest – see below the list for the cover)!
- A Night of Flames by Matthew Harffy – This is the sequel A Time for Swords and I just can’t wait to see what happens to Hunlaf and his companions!
- The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynne Barnes – This is the concluding book in the Inheritance Games series and as I’ve just loved it and it’s become a favourite series both last and this year, I can’t wait to read the next book!
- Mala’s Cat by Mala Kacenberg – This memoir is set in Poland, takes place during WW2 and features a cat, everything I love! (to clarify I love reading about WW2 – I didn’t mean I love the war😬🙄!)
- The Anomaly by Hervé le Tellier – Two sets of the same passengers arrving on the same plane a little time apart. This sounds super interesting and weird and oddly reminds me of the tv show The Returned (a French show that aired here a few years back – anyone seen it?)
So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this book tag and if you’d like to, do play along and either do the tag for yourself or tell me what you would answer in the comments below. Are there any books you are looking forward to? Do you think you’ll manage to read all the books you want to? Will I manage to read everything I want to?🤨…we’ll see, but I’m hoping I’m more successful with my reading and blogging than I was last year. Fingers crossed.🤞😁
What books are you looking forward to reading in 2022? Are there any books you still want to read before the end of the year? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂
I have two books I need to read and review before the end of the year. Well, I officially don’t “have to” do them before the end of the year, but I’d like to so they’re done in a reasonable timeframe from when I got given them to review. Beyond that, for the rest of this year I just want to read any more than that I can manage. I’ve already resigned myself to the fact I’m most definitely not making my reading challenge goal for 2021.
For 2022 I’m cutting my goal down. I usually plan on reading 100 books or more a year, but between health issues and doing more I’m struggling with that this year, so I’m dropping my goal down to 52 books next year. I’ve read more than that this year, so I know that’s a realistic goal for my circumstances these days. Beyond that I don’t know… There are several books I hoped to get to this year I have yet to read, and ones I know are due out next year I’ll wan to read. Mostly though I just want to allow myself to enjoy the reading experience, hence lowering my reading goal for the year.
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That’s a great idea, lowering your reading goal. I completely forgot to mention goodreads during this tag. I’m woefully behind on it and dont know if I’ll meet the goal or not as I haven’t even updated my profile/reviewed a book there since April, lol!
I hope you enjoy the books you read, and manage to read them in time. Reading should always be for fun and neve a chore so i hope setting a lower goal will help you achieve that. ❤ 🙂
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